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Polk County Genealogical
                  Society, Inc. Headquartered in Bolivar, Missouri,
                  United States of America

PCGS Facility Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Happy Thanksgiving!

PCGS will be
Thu. and Fri., Nov. 26 and 27
Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28

2015 Ornaments now on sale!


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You can contact us at:

PO Box 632

Bolivar, MO


  Susan Sparks
Vice President
  Bob Phillips
  Leta Gass
  Julie Trout
  Ben Gravely

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Visit PCGS to pick up your free commemorative map of Bolivar!

Starts at 7 p.m. Christmas Fellowship; Member Share Time

Election Issues voted on in November:

All 2015 officers were unanimously re-elected for 2016. Races
were uncontested.

Annual Dues Increase was passed with 78% approval.

As of January 1, 2016--
individual dues will increase to $20 per year; family dues will increase to $25 per year.
If you renew before December 31, 2015, you can still renew at the current rate of $15 or $20 ($45/$60 for 3 year membership). If you are in the middle of a 3-year membership, you can renew again for 3 years at current rate and it will be added on to your current membership.

Requesting research from PCGS:
Our 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
and we will let you know if we can help you with 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 place locations. Email

Did you know?

PCGS is 21 years old!

The PCGS Research Facility (original Carnegie Public Library) is 100 years old!

President's Corner

Please try to be patient with the volunteers--at PCGS the volunteers know the collection and have helped hundreds of people just like you find that probate, obituary or long lost family history. They also have a love of the craft and travelers. We have all visited those places where the staff grunts and points to the genealogical section. Not here at PCGS! You will always be greeted with enthusiasm and helpfulness. Be generous--share your data with the facility and leave as large of a donation as you can. Those donations and your support are what keep our doors open and the lights on, four days a week year round. We look forward to your visit!

Susan Sparks, President

New on our website:
2015 Ornament -- $8.00

Features the original Bolivar High School, now the home of the Bolivar R-1 Schools Administration offices.

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.

here for school closings list at

Saturday, July 4 (Independence Day)
Monday, September 7 (Labor Day)
Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27 (Thanksgiving)
Thursday, December 24 through Friday, January 1 (Christmas break)
We will open at 10 a.m. on January 2, 2016

GEOCACHING--Geocaching 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

Business meetings are the first Thursday of every month at the
Polk County Genealogical Society Research Facility, on the square in Bolivar, MO

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Copyright 2003-2015, Polk County Genealogical Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Last revised:  October 26, 2015

Located on the southeast corner of the courthouse square in Bolivar, MO

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