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

Changes to the Website:

Military Writers Society of America History Crawl in Pulaski County USA September 30-October 2, 2016!
Calling all authors, writers, journalists, bloggers, historians, & photographers! You do not want to miss this unique event! LIMITED registrations available. RESERVE your spot today!

For more details please visit:
For pricing information and registration contact Pat McGrath Avery at

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 Summer 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:
Added Meeting Dates.

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 - 08-08-2016
Members Only Page - 08-09-2016

A Note from our President:

Dear ACAGS Members,

Audrain County Area Genealogical Society will have their first meeting of the new year on September 18, 2016 at the Mexico/Audrain Library at 1:30. We start out each year with a Show and Tell program. Members are encouraged to bring family heirlooms, keepsakes, or a genealogical find to show and tell about.

Audrain Genealogy has a research room in the basement of the Mexico/Audrain library. It is open on MWF from 1 to 4. It can be open other times by appointment.  We also have an active Facebook page which is under Audrain County Area Genealogical Society. Our email address is: Come and see us.

If there is a special program that you have in mind, please email me at the above email address and we will see what we can do.

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: August 31, 2016