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Jacobsen Research Library
Buffalo Head Prairie Historical Park
Highway 65 south of town
Buffalo, MO

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.

Dallas County Library
219 West Main
Buffalo, MO 65622

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.

Ozarks Genealogical Society Library
534 West Catalpa
Springfield, MO 65807

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.

Springfield-Greene County Public Library
Local History and Genealogy Department
4653 South Campbell
P.O. Box 760
Springfield, Missouri 65810-1723
phone: 417-874-8112, ext 128
fax: 417-874-8113
email: Ask a Librarian

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.

Lena Wills Collection
Meyer Library
Southwest Missouri State University
901 South National
Springfield, MO 65804

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.

John K. and Ruth Hulston Civil War Research Library
phone: 417-732-2662

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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