Business Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday - 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The JCGS Research Library & Archives is located in the historic State Bank building, 625 N. Sterling Suite 400 in Sugar Creek, MO 64054.
The Society's collection focuses on material and records for Jackson County MO and the surrounding area, but we also have genealogical materials related to many other areas of the country. JCGS members have checkout privileges for many of these books (non-reference).
Our library staff can access county, state and other online records for our members and visitors.
- Books & Periodicals
The library catalog includes the following sections: general 1,500 vols., KS 68 vols., and MO 1,090 vols. The catalogue is available in alphabetical order by title or by author. (Once the PDF file is opened on your computer you can search for key words or phrases by using the Ctrl and F keys or the binoculars.)
- Digital Records
The records on CD include: family trees, patriot indexes, and vital records. There are 159 volumes.
- Genealogy Records
These records include: indexed ancestor charts, compiled and/or published genealogies, research assistance files, and surname files.
- Microfilm & Microfiche Records
These records include: census, deed, marriage and probate records. There are 12 microfiche collections and 255 microfilm rolls.
The periodicals are shelved by subject with the library books. Periodicals in digital format include: DAR magazine, JCGS Pioneer Trails (newsletter), and JCGS Pioneer Wagon (quarterly). A PDF copy of the periodical catalog is available in alphabetical order by subject, i.e. by state, county, city then title.
- Special Collections
Geraldine M. Bell Collection - folders
Bible Records Collection - 16 folders
City Directories - 115 volumes
Family Collections - 135 volumes
KC Star Obituary Collection (1980-2016, missing years 1985-87) - 396+ volumes
Albert & Faith Marie Moore Collection - 312 folders
Patricia Petre Surber Collection - 77 folders
Yearbooks - 300+ volumes
For more information please contact Library
and Materials Committee or write to JCGS Library, P.O. Box 1133,
Independence, MO 64051.