If your genealogy research takes you to Missouri, professional genealogist Kathleen Brandt has 4 places you need to check out. Show me the records! (It is the Show Me State, after all... )
Kathleen is the founder and chief researcher at a3Genealogy. She has worked on episodes of Who Do You Think You Are? (including appearing in the Tim McGraw episode), PBS' Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, and the History Channel's How the States Got Their Shape. Kathleen is based in Missouri and has some excellent insight to where we should start looking.
Click the "play" arrow to watch this short video with Kathleen's suggestions, along with what each repository has.
Links to Places Mentioned:
- Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City
- State Historical Society of Missouri, with locations in Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, St. Louis, and Springfield
- Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence
- National Archives at Kansas City and the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis