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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
EMAIL: info@pcgsmo.com


Polk County Family Histories Book 2
is NOW AVAILABLE!
Click here to order

*Pre-orders with shipping are being processed.
Other pre-orders may be picked up at the
PCGS Facility starting Friday, November 28.


PCGS will be OPEN on
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday
(November 28 and November 29)
extended hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

PCGS membership information | Who We Are-About Us | Directions/Parking

Next Meeting | President's Corner | Weather Policy | Closing Dates

First Families of Polk County | Polk County Family Histories Book 2

Collection of Polk County, Missouri Stories

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You can contact us at:
    PCGS
    PO Box 632
    Bolivar, MO
    65613-0632
  
info@pcgsmo.com
   417-777-2820


BOARD OF
DIRECTORS
President
  Susan Sparks
Vice President
  Bob Phillips
Secretary
  Leta Gass
Treasurer
  Julie Trout
Director-at-large
  Ben Gravely



STORY LINKS
*2013 Ornaments
and Puzzles are NOW AVAILABLE:

The 2013 editions
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!

*2012 Ornament and
Puzzles
featuring the
Simon Bolivar Statue
.
The items can
be purchased
at PCGS's
facility on the
square in
Bolivar or
purchased
from the
website--

Shop now
to get them
sent to your
door!

*
2011 Ornament
and Puzzles
featuring the
Polk County
Courthouse
.
The items can
be purchased
at PCGS's
facility on the
square in
Bolivar or
purchased
from the
website--

Shop now
to get them
sent to your
door!

*Now available:
Archived Newsletters
from the first
years of PCGS.
They are
searchable.
Take a look
at them and
see how far
we've come!
(A big thank
you to Mike
Jones for
scanning and
digitizing the
newsletters!)


*
The Great Missouri
Treasure Hunt
has ended!

View the winners
here. Our own
Susan Sparks'
story made the
Top Five in the
Civil War history
section. See her
story
here.

*"First Families
of Polk County,
Missouri"
Click here to
find out more
information on
the First Families
program.This
is an ongoing
project, so you
are not too late!

Click here to
see a list of First
Family names
already certified
as part of the
program.


*PCGS is now
on Facebook.
Click
here
to see our page
(it is public; no
need to join
Facebook
unless you
want to.)

*
"Who are We?"
Click
here to
look at some of
the unidentified
pictures of PCGS

*PCGS pictures
available on
Flickr.com
Click here

*PCGS wins
2008 Jonas
Viles Award
Click here

*Visit with Roy
Blunt, Sep. 2007

Click here

*Courthouse
100 year time
capsule
opened, 2007
Click here

*PCGS Library
renovation 2007
Click here

*Polk County
History Book,
Vol. 1, is
available
for sale
Index online
Click here

*Dedication of
First Burial
at Greenwood
Cemetery,
May 2006
Click here

*Television crew
films segment
at PCGS
Library, June
2004
Click here

*Genealogical
Soc. gets nearly
$5,000 for
preservation,
2004
Click here

*PCGS
celebrated 10
years, 2004

Click
here

*PCGS Library
building
declared historic
site, July 2003
Click here

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UPCOMING MEETING: DECEMBER 4, 2014
Starts at 7 p.m. Christmas Fellowship; Member Share Time

2015 Officers:
On November 6 the following were elected as officers for 2015:

President, Susan Sparks
Vice-President, Bob Phillips
Secretary, Leta Gass
Treasurer, Julie Trout
Director-at-large, Ben Gravely


Polk County Circuit Court Records Index 1835-1900
Now available for research! Click here for more information

PCGS is 20 years old!
More information on the 20th anniversary of the formation of the Society coming soon!



President's Corner (from October 2014)

PCGS has had a very busy and exciting year. This summer we released the
finding aid on our website for the first 30 boxes of Polk County circuit court
cases that have already been microfilmed. The finding aid will be updated
periodically as more boxes are filmed and returned to us. Eventually there
will be over 200 cubic feet of court records in our archives, spanning the time
frame of 1835 - 1975. This is an incredible resource and can really help flesh
out those genealogies with colorful, true stories.

The history book is in its final steps. The history book team have put together
a great book and I recommend purchasing it at its pre-publication price of $49
plus shipping since the price will go up after we receive the shipment of books.
The book is chock full of never-before-published photos of Polk County and its
people. The book also includes great family histories, military and century
farm stories.

We have had many researchers visit the facility this summer and, with each
of them, the PCGS staff went above and beyond to help them find their roots.
We also love the fact we learn more about Polk County people from each of
our visitors.

Our meetings this year have been outstanding. We learned about some
interesting historical items and people. Our next meeting is October 2 and
will feature Richard Kee of California. We have moved this meeting to the
Polk County Senior Center as we are predicting a large crowd. Richard will
be talking about a pistol that was featured on the show “History Detectives.”
The pistol, which reportedly belonged to Pretty Boy Floyd, will be on display.
Meeting start time will be at 7 p.m.

This year has brought us many blessings and, with some of them, a bit of
loss also. To our membership I want to say thank you for helping us keep
the history of families alive and well and the doors of the facility open. With
your continued support, we will continue to grow and prosper--so be sure to
plan a visit to the facility and share in the blessings.

Susan Sparks, President


New on our website:


Created in memory of our members who have passed on.
Click
here for the Member Memorial Tribute Page. updated 2014

Finding 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.
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The 48-piece puzzle is $8.00. Shop Now!

 



NEW BOOKS FOR SALE:


 



When 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!


For stories on Polk County's history, please click here


INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:
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

CLOSING DATES FOR 2014:

Monday, September 1, for Labor Day
Tuesday, December 23 through Thursday, January 1, 2015, for Christmas Break
PCGS will re-open at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 2, 2015.






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.

INDEXES OF LIBRARY HOLDINGS AND OTHER RESOURCES
UPDATED September 2010
Library holdings, archival holdings, obituary files, microfilm, archival finding aids,
index to Polk County History Book
To see the listings, click
here



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
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=48059b6f-fd44-4c45-88ae-07c7d0d0be53

 


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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