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The Audrain County Area Genealogical Society is dedicated to assisting individuals with an
interest in genealogical, local and family history by providing educational programs,
seminars, formal classes and volunteer assistance.
Located in the basement of the Audrain Public Library in Mexico, MO, our society has a
large collection of books, publications, newspapers, microfilm, original tax books, etc. Most
researches include complete name searches, obituaries, birth, death notices, where someone is buried or where a certain store was.
The first meeting of the Society was Sept. 1986 at the Mexico-Audrain Library. With 22 people attending, it was decided that there was enough interest in starting a Genealogy Society. During the following year, the name, times and dates to meet, sources of research, and places to locate were discussed and approved. Our Constitution and by-laws with amendments was written and still governs the society today.
In 1991 the library provided us with a permanent location within the basement of the main Library; where our society is today. Volunteers help with research, library duties and serve as board members. Your time as a volunteer would be greatly appreciated.
Our income comes from dues, research fees and donations. We also accept Office Supplies such as pens, file folders, mailing stamps, copier toner (IF-Q2612A), etc. Our society also recycles used toners and ink cartridges, laptops, cell phones, iPods/mp3 players, digital cameras and GPS devices. These items can be dropped off in the basement of the court house, the library either at the main lobby or downstairs in our genealogy library or given to any local member. This not only helps us but also helps the environment.
Our society tries to have volunteers in the library every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, or by appointment. You may call to see if a volunteer is available or email to make other arrangements.
Winter Hours (Tuesday after Labor Day)Summer Hours (Call Library for dates) Mon. - Thurs. 9 am - 8 pmMonday -Tuesday 9 am - 5:30 pm Fri. 9 am - 5:30 pm Wednesday 9 am - 8 pm Sat. 9 am - 4 pm Thursday - Friday 9 am - 5:30 pm
*The Genealogical Society closes 30 minutes before the library does.
Our society has monthly meetings the third Sunday of each month located in the main library excluding June, July, August and December. The meetings start at 1:30 PM; there is usually a guest speaker or a member talking about history or genealogy information. The meetings are free to the public; please bring a friend.
Our society is a tax exempt 501 c3 non-profit organization.
Our mailing address:
305 W. Jackson
Mexico, MO 65265
Telephone: 573-581-4939 Ext. 16