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contact us at:
PO Box 632
and Puzzles are NOW AVAILABLE:
feature the North
Ward School, located
just north of downtown
Bolivar. The ornament
is $5.00. Shop Now!
The 48-piece puzzle
is $8.00. Shop Now!
Puzzles featuring the
Simon Bolivar Statue.
facility on the
facility on the
from the first
years of PCGS.
Take a look
at them and
see how far
(A big thank
you to Mike
here. Our own
story made the
Top Five in the
Civil War history
section. See her
of Polk County,
find out more
the First Families
is an ongoing
project, so you
are not too late!
Click here to
see a list of First
as part of the
to see our page
(it is public; no
need to join
*"Who are We?"
Click here to
look at some of
pictures of PCGS
*Visit with Roy
Blunt, Sep. 2007
100 year time
Vol. 1, is
Soc. gets nearly
site, July 2003
|Follow the Polk
County Genealogical Society, Inc.
MAY 7, 2015
at 7 p.m. Program tba
research from PCGS:
resources page has been updated
with a new look and price chart.
*THE BEST WAY to
request a lookup is to email us
with your request
before sending payment
we will let you know if we can help
your search. Remember to please
be specific with your request,
giving the full name of
the person you are looking for, with
any relevant dates and Polk County
Did you know?
The PCGS is 21 years old!
The PCGS Research
Facility (original Carnegie Public
is 100 years old!
The HISTORY BOOK is done
and what an elegant and informative
keepsake it is! The crew here
at PCGS did a fantastic job. Thank you to
our membership for sending stories and
photos for this
book. The photo section in the back of the
book has created a lot of discussion and
has been one of the selling points for
The committee will be taking a
well-deserved rest and starting soft plans
for our next endeavor.
One thought has been to do a pictorial
book of never-before-published photos. We
would like to
start collecting those pictures with a
thought to (in the future) of doing a
pictorial. There is no time
line on this project as of yet since the
book committee is on a break. However, as
you are doing
your spring cleaning or organizing, please
give some thought to setting aside those
people, places and/or events that have a
Polk County connection.
If you have ideas for future projects,
just send us an email. We are here to
assist our members
and the general public in their quest for
knowledge about our past.
Susan Sparks, President
on our website:
in memory of our members who have passed on.
Click here for
Memorial Tribute Page. updated
Aids updated November 2013
2014 Ornaments and
Puzzles are NOW AVAILABLE:
The 2014 editions feature the Polk
County Genealogical Society Research Facility
with pictures on both sides of the ornament.
Front side is our facility as it is now
and the back side features a black and white
picture of the library building when
it was first built as a Carnegie library in
1914/15. The puzzle features a collage of
pictures of the building.
The ornament is $6.00. Shop Now!
48-piece puzzle is $8.00. Shop Now!
you see this icon, click on it to leave our
site and go to the online map.
Visit PCGS to pick up your free commemorative
map of Bolivar!
stories on Polk County's history, please click
If Bolivar schools are closed because of
weather, the library will also be closed.
If Polk County is under a Winter Weather
Warning, the facility will be closed.
There will be no night meeting, either, if
school is closed on a Thursday.
If bad weather develops on a Thursday
afternoon before the regular monthly meeting,
members can call 417-777-2820 to find out the
status of the meeting. Winter Weather
and Tornado Warnings will mean automatic
cancellation of meetings.
Click here for
school closings list at ky3.com
To Be Announced
NEW -- Ozark Empire Fair Scrapbooks and
Collection Finding Aid.
Our archivist, Leta Gass, spent many
weeks cataloguing and sorting scrapbooks
pictures and other media from the 75 years of
the Ozark Empire Fair. Check out
the finding aid by clicking here.
OF LIBRARY HOLDINGS AND OTHER RESOURCES
UPDATED September 2010
Library holdings, archival holdings,
obituary files, microfilm, archival finding
index to Polk County History Book
To see the listings, click here
is an activity in which the participants use a
Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or
other navigational techniques to hide
and seek containers (called "geocaches" or
"caches") anywhere in the world.
PCGS is now part of the geocaching community.
For more information,
please see this website Grandma's Little Stash