Joplin Missouri Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Joplin Missouri Family History Center

Our new building is built and the Family History Center is ready for your genealogy research.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map: Location Map

Address: 2107 S Indiana Ave, Joplin, MO 64804

  • Enter by the east door - Room 104
  • Language: English

Phone: 1-417-623-6506


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed 1st weekend in Apr/Oct for General Conference. Closed August and last two weeks of December and when schools are not open due to weather.

Closed on legal holidays.

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events:[edit | edit source]

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Class Schedule:[edit | edit source]

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Staff Training Meetings:[edit | edit source]

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Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- Hundreds of microfilm/microfiche are on permanent loan to the center.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- Hundreds of microfilm/microfiche are on permanent loan to the center.
  • Book Collection: -- Old Plat maps of some Southern Missouri Counties and various histories

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. Among them are:
Fold3 (formerly Footnote)
Heritage Quest
World Vital Records
UK Papers and data
Arkiv (Scandinavian vital records)
American Ancestors (focus on New England)
and others

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • There are 6 computers ready to take you to the wonderful world of research. One of them also is a microfilm reader
  • Print images from film on our printer for five cents a copy or save them directly to a flash drive---Too Cool!!!

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff[edit | edit source]

Tuesday - Liz and Shirley, Wednesday - Beryl and Carolyn, Wednesday Evening - Jim and Joan, Thursday - Jim and Barb, Rotating, Duane and Kathy

We are there to help you get started with your research, introduce you to the websites, or get you started with FamilySearch/FamilyTree.

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

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Links[edit | edit source]

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Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We welcome volunteers from the community to help serve in the Family History Center. It's a great way to help others and to learn by doing. You need not be an expert. Ability to use a computer and willingness to become familiar with the FamilySearch website and resources are key. Contact the Stake TFH Consultant - Center at the telephone or e-mail listed above for more information.