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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

Polk County Family Histories Book 2
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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. Program: "The Lyon Project" by

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

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 this book.

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 photos of 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

New on our website:
Our website got a little face-lift. Hope you like it! :-)

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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