Audrain County Area Genealogical Society
"Where you can cultivate your family tree"

Changes to the Website:

Findmypast Grant Free Access to all Military Records to Commemorate Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

The ACAGS is going to be at the event on the lawn of the Mexico Museum called WALK BACK IN TIME. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and tell stories. Volunteers are needed to set up, answer questions and tell stories, and to break down. If you want to volunteer, please show up at the ACAGS tent on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Newsletters Are Here!!!
The Spring 2016 Newsletter has been sent out by mail or email. The Members Only Page has been updated with this Spring 2016 Newsletter. If you as a member have not recieved your newsletter by email or mail or can not open the attachment send a note to with Newsletter in the subject line.

New to the Link Page
Just added new links from Sarah with ForeverCurious. They are a group of librarians and educators who are curating and creating the best educational resources for kids on the web. Thank you Sarah and ForeverCurious for the wonderful and enlighting links.

Notice of Death:
Judy Hoer wife of long standing member of ACAGS Paul Hoer died Thursday, April 7, 2016. Please see the Obit in the News & Obits page.

Did your mother, aunt, grandmother, sister or great grandmother go to Hardin College in Mexico, Missouri before it closed in 1932? If so, the Genealogical Society would appeciate any proof and information on you might have on them. Please send any information to with Hardin College in the subject line.

Events Updates:
Removed June 12th's listing and added Walk Back in Time.

Members Only Updates:
The Members Only Password has been changed as of January 1st, 2016. If you are a member and have not recieved a email with the new password, please send an email to with Members Only Password in the subject line.

The Secretary's Report has been updated to the newest meeting, the May 22nd, 2016 Program about "CELIA A SLAVE", an 1855 Callaway County Murder of a Slave Owner. If you are a member and can not read the report, please send an email to with Secretary's Report in the subject line.

Newsletter Updates:
If you as a member have not recieved your newsletter by email or mail or can not open the attachment send a note to with Newsletter in the subject line.
Sent by Email and Mail - 04-26-2016
Members Only Page - 04-29-2016

A Note from our President:

Dear ACAGS Members,

Our January meeting will be January 17 at 1:30. It will be a work day. You can do your research or you can clip or paste newspaper articles for ACAGS. We may also be moving some furniture.  Our February meeting will be February 21. George Craddock is working on a program about The Klondike Gold Rush and the Audrain County men who dared to go.  Hope to see you at a meeting. If you have any ideas for programs, send me an email at

Teresa Wenzel, ACAGS President

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 573-581-4939 to see if a volunteer is available or email with Access in the subject line to meet a Volunteer at another time.

The Society's collection is a "closed-stack" and its access is limited to Library Staff and Genealogy Volunteers only.

Library Hours:
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 - 1 pm      Thursday - Friday 9 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9 am - 1 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

E-mail address:
Telephone: 573-581-4939 Ext. 16
This site was last updated: July 11, 2016