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This Dallas County Historical Society research library features DCHS and other publications, submitted family histories and photos, and some rare country records. It is open on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 10:00 to 2:00 or by appointment, except on holidays and when the weather is bad. To visit the library call Thelma Kurtz at 417-345-8694 to make arrangements.
This small library contains a good collection of early Newspapers on microfilm and other Dallas County records. There are several family histories available, as well as several publications from neighboring counties. Their hours are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m during Daylight Savings Time and 8:30 to 5:30 during Standard Time (Central) Monday through Friday. They are also open Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to noon.
This is the library of the Ozarks Genealogical Society and is housed in it's own building, although some holdings are at the Main Branch of the Springfield/Greene County Public Library. Current hours are Tuesday evening 6:00 - 8:30 (3rd Tuesday 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.; monthly meeting follows), Wednesday afternoon 1 - 4, Saturday 10:00 - 4:00. Staffed by volunteers. Closed holiday weekends, bad weather. Any genealogist can appreciate this fine library with lots of information on Southwest Missouri, including Dallas County and Dallas County families, as well as lots of information from other states.
The Local History & Genealogy of the Main Library is devoted to Ozarks history and genealogy. Many census records, books, and family histories are housed here, some of which are available online as digitized collections. A genealogy librarian is on staff. An Ozarks Genealogical Society representative is in the Shepard Room on Wednesdays from 9:30 - 12:00 and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Unfortunately, this wonderful collection is accessed by appointment only and times are limited. Contact SMSU at 417-836-4525 for information. Lena was a local genealogist for years and had the genealogy column until her death.
Located at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Springfield and Republic, Missouri, this is reported to be the largest Civil War library west of the Mississippi with over 5500 volumes and microfilm focusing on the Trans-Mississippi Theatre.
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