Genealogy Dept

What the Genealogy Department Contains:
  • Newspaper films from Randolph County Newspapers (archive for Moberly Monitor Index)
  • From 1854 to current, local Moberly Newspaper
  • Census Films for the State of Missouri
  • (1830, 1840) Census films for Randolph County
  • (1850-1880, 1890 Spec, 1900-1930) Randolph County Census Index
  • 1830-1880  Index to Randolph and Monroe County cemeteries. (last updated late 1970’s early 1980’s
  • Compiled obituary files
  • Local history, County histories, family histories
  • Four Microfilm reader/printers
Websites to Help search for Information at the librarySecretary of State

Social Security

NewsPaper Archives

Local Genealogy Databases

Previously Scanned Records from the Microfilm

Fold 3

Family Search

World Connect Project

Request for Genealogy Research

Genealogy Information

Genealogy Databases go here!, Fold3, Ancestry, Heritage Quest, Newspaper Archive, World Vital Records, America's Genealogy Bank, MyHeritage Database, America's Newsbank
ImageLink to SiteDescriptionRemote AccessHow To! is the largest online newspaper archive consisting of 300+ million pages of historical newspapers from 10,700 newspapers from around the United States and beyond. Newspapers provide a unique view of the past and can help us understand and connect with the people, events and attitudes of an earlier time.
World Collection is perfect for:

Family Historians

At World Collection it's easy and convenient to search or browse the collection to find news, notices of births, marriages and deaths, sports, comics and much more. Our high quality digital images and powerful viewer provide the best look at these historical papers and make it easy to print, save and share what you find.

Visit World Collection Getting Started page for more information about using World Collection, to learn more about subscription options, for help managing your account or to contact us.

Thanks for visiting World Collection.
Fold3 at the Library Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Access from Home: Yes Use your library card numberYesYour current library card number!
Ancestry Enter a few simple facts about recent generations of your family. We’ll use what you enter to try and find more about your family in the world’s largest online genealogy collection of historical records and family trees.NoNOTE: This database can only be accessed at the library.
HeritageQuest OnlineOur HeritageQuest line represents the most comprehensive collection of genealogical and local history information available anywhere. In addition to the entire U.S. federal census, HeritageQuest microform products provide vitaYesYour current library card number!
Newspaper ArchivesNewspaperARCHIVE is the world's best resource for
historical and genealogical information.
Our unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history,
small-town events,
world news and more. Explore your family tree and discover your history,
the world's largest online newspaper archive.
YesNo Requirements
World Vital Records is no longer. My Heritage Database has the same informationYesYour current library card number!
America's Genealogy BankAmerica's GenealogyBank
Search and browse more than a billion genealogy records from 1690 to the present, including obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements, casualty lists, military and government documents, and more. Includes historical newspapers, books and documents, as well as the Social Security Death Index.

YesYour current library card number!
MyHeritage DatabaseWhat’s in the MyHeritage Library Edition

More than 5 billion historical records from all over the world
The USA federal census (1790-1940) and the UK census (1841-1901) with images
1.5 billion exclusive family tree profiles from MyHeritage and Geni
816 million US public records
Hundreds of millions of Nordic records
More than a hundred million tombstone photos
More than 80 million historical photographs
Military records, immigration records and passenger lists
Citizenship & naturalization records
Directories, guides, references, biographies and yearbooks
Government, land and court records
Wills and probate records
Exclusive databases such as the Jewish Chronicle historical newspaper
Additional content under license including Tributes obituaries, WikiTree, Billion Graves, Canadian Headstones and many others
200 million additional records added on average every month!

YesNOTE: For remote access, you need to put an “LD” In front of your library card number (no spaces)
America's NewsbankAmerica's Newsbank, ResourcesYesYour current library card number!
Genealogy NewsbankSearch and browse more than a billion genealogy records from 1690 to the present, including obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements, casualty lists, military and government documents, and more. Includes historical newspapers, books and documents, as well as the Social Security Death Index.YesLibrary Card Number
Divorce Records Reunions Moberly Monitor Index Headlines Do You Know These People? Births Anniversaries Marriages Obituaries
Divorce RecordsDivorce Records taken from the Moberly area newspapers
ReunionsFamily Reunions that were posted in the Moberly area newspapers
Moberly Monitor HeadlinesMoberly Monitor Headlines taken from the Moberly area newspapers
Do You Know these People?Taken from the Do You Know section of the local papers.
BirthsInformation taken from the births section of the local newspapers.
AnniversariesInformation taken from the anniversaries section of the local newspapers.
MarriagesInformation taken from the Marriage section of the local newspapers..
ObituariesTaken from the Obits Section of the Local Newspapers.
Family SearchBring to life your family’s history by exploring the lives of those that came before you.YesNo additional info needed
Ancestry, Inc.Ancestry dot com. Can only be used at the library.No
Fold3Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Access from Home: Yes Use your library card number
Cyndi's ListWelcome to Cyndi's List

Cyndi's List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 20 years. Cyndi's List is free for everyone to use and it is meant to be your starting point when researching online.

What exactly is Cyndi's List?
A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.
A list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
A free jumping-off point for you to use in your online research.
A "card catalog" to the genealogical collection in the immense library that is the Internet.
Your genealogical research portal onto the Internet.
Bureau of Land Management General Land OfficeWelcome to the Bureau of Land Management(BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records Automation web site. We provide live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1788 and the present. We also have images of survey plats and field notes, land status records, and control document index records. Due to organization of documents in the GLO collection, this site does not currently contain every Federal title record issued for the Public Land States.
National ArchivesThe National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.
Library of CongressThe Library of Congress's mission is to engage, inspire, and inform Congress and the American people with a universal and enduring source of knowledge and creativity. Our vision is that all Americans are connected to the Library of Congress. Our websites offer public access to a wide range of information, including historical materials that are products of their particular times, and may contain offensive language or negative stereotypes.
National Genealogical SocietyThe National Genealogical Society (NGS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1903, is the premier national society for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced family historian. Our conference, publications, educational courses, and other offerings present continued learning opportunities.
Federation of Genealogical SocietiesServing the Needs of Societies Across the United States and Internationally
Ellis IslandThe Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island
Find My PastFindmypast (previously DC Thomson Family History) is a British-owned world leader in online genealogy. It has an unrivaled record of online innovation in the field of family history and 18 million registered users across its family of online brands, which includes Findmypast, Genes Reunited, The British Newspaper Archive amongst others.
Allen County Public LibraryThe ACPL Genealogy Center is a unique and valuable resource for the Northeastern Indiana community and the entire genealogical community at large. We have one of the largest research collections available, incorporating records from around the world. Our staff specializes in genealogy and is always available to help.
Daughters of the American RevolutionThe Daughters of the American Revolution is an organization with a deeply rich history while also being truly relevant in today’s world. More than 930,000 women have joined the organization since it was founded over 125 years ago. They became members to honor their heritage as well as make a difference in their communities across the country and the world. Learn more about the amazing history of the DAR and what members are doing today to continue that legacy.
Sons of the American RevolutionThe National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) is the premier male lineage society with sixteen U.S. Presidents and twenty seven Medal of Honor recipient Compatriots on our member rolls. With more than 208,000 members admitted since being founded on April 30, 1889, the NSSAR members are intensely devoted to serving the communities they hail from across all fifty states and in five countries abroad.
The Mayflower SocietyGeneral Society of Mayflower Descendants
Founded in 1897
Daughters of the American ColonistsNSDAC members are descendants of a man or woman who rendered patriotic or civil service to the American Colonies prior to 4 July 1776. We are a friendly lineage society with members working to preserve our heritage and record our history for future generations while serving our communities through Patriotic Education, Scholarships for American Indian students, marking historical sites, serving our veterans and more.
WikiTreeOur shared tree is open to the world. Everyone is invited to enjoy the fruits of the tree. However, those who activity help to grow it must agree with our mission and our nine-point Wiki Genealogy Honor Code.

Download It!

Hoopla, Missouri Libraries 2 Go, EBSCO Books, Axis 360, Gale Books, Worldbook eBook Collection, OneClick Digital
ImageLinkDescriptionRemote AccessHow do I?
HooplaLittle Dixie Regional Libraries is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, ebooks, and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital– all you need is a valid library card!

There’s no waiting to borrow popular movies, ebooks, TV shows, albums or audiobooks and NO late fees!

LDRL card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android/IOS device or visit to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. Hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so its easy to get to your listening and viewing experience.

Access: For Randolph and Monroe County residents, use your library card number
Missouri Libraries 2 GoCheck out ebooks, audiobooks, and videos for ages 2-200 with this great service. Use from your device, through the “Overdrive” app, or from your browser at home. Versatile, easy to use, and with hundreds of thousands of titles for checkout…its bound to have something for everyone! Use of your library card is necessary but you’ll want it to view this amazing world of materials!

Access: For Randolph and Monroe County residents, use your library card number
YesLibrary Card Number
World eBook CollectionWhere should you go for age appropriate, fascinating nonfiction materials that are in full color and feature thousands of biographies, animals, myths, information about the human body, the environment, and life? Where else but World Book? Trusted for decades for up to date information, constantly improving, and available for free on your device.

Access: For Randolph and Monroe County residents, use your library card number.

If not working try Worldbook Super Home Page and click on ebooks
YesLibrary Card
EBSCO eBook CollectionEBSCO provides eBooks & Audiobooks for academic libraries, school libraries, public libraries, and medical, govt., and corporate.

Fiction & Nonfiction titles for all, including a wide range of subjects & topics.

EBSCO offers more than one million high-quality e-book titles and over 70,000 audiobooks from more than 1,500 major academic publishers and University Presses from around the world. EBSCO makes it easy to build a collection from a growing selection of best-selling, frontlist and award-winning titles supporting academic libraries, school libraries, public libraries, medical, government and corporate institutions.

Access: For Randolph and Monroe County residents, use your library card number
YesLibrary Card with an "LD" in front of your number
RBDigitalAre you looking for that great audio-book to take on the road with you? How about while you are exercising or cleaning the house? After a quick one-time account set-up process, they will be able to checkout and download audio-books. Always available with no holds! Have your library card number ready for this handy dandy resource.

YesRandolph and Monroe County. Sign up for an account
Axis360The new Axis 360 app provides Apple, Android and Windows Desktop users the ability to discover, download and read ebooks or listen to digital audiobooks, within a single application.

Axis 360 app users will enjoy increased functionality and ease-of-use, with one-stop access to digital content from Little Dixie Regional Libraries. The new app provides single sign on, eliminating the need for Adobe IDs, additional apps and credentials. Users link to their home library, search or browse their favorite topics and enjoy reading or listening within the Axis 360 app. Axis 360 also presents recommendations from the library’s collection, based on the user’s selection.

Access: For Randolph and Monroe County residents, use your library card number
FlipsterWelcome to Flipster!

Flipster makes your library’s most popular and sought-after magazines available digitally for your patrons, via your library’s website. Use the following resources to get the word to your library members.
YesLibrary Card with an "LD" in front of your number
Tumblebook Library, Tumblebook Cloud, Audiobook Cloud, Worldbook Kids, Explora Elementary
TumbleBook LIbraryThe TumbleBook Library is a fun and interactive library of animated, talking story books for preschoolers, beginner readers and older independent readers. Read along and listen, or read on your own. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing story books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic (e-book) story book. TumbleBooks will help teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love!

TumbleBook Cloudis an online collection of read-along titles for elementary, middle school, and high school students which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages turn automatically. The collection features chapter books, early readers, graphic novels, YA/teen novels, high interest/low level books for both middle school and high school students, plus classics of American and English literature.

Read-Alongs are great for emergent, struggling, and reluctant readers, as well as being an excellent tool for ESL. They are also well received by strong and accomplished readers who are excited to follow along to the narration of their favorite books. Children, who are now growing up with e-mail, instant messaging, IPODs, and text messaging are early and willing adopters to this innovative online reading experience.
AudioBook allows you to listen to your favorite audio books with just a click of a button.Listen online to audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics and even Spanish language audio books!There are 1,000 books in the collection and we’re always adding more!These books are always available, never on hold, and no need to download.Browse. Click. Listen. It’s that easy!
Worldbook KidsWorld Book Kids is the premier general reference Web site developed especially for young students. The site features simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, video, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.
World Book Kids features:
• A variety of simple search and browse navigation options
• Thousands of easy-to-read articles with embedded multimedia
• Engaging images, illustrations, and videos
• A tool for exploring and comparing animals
• An Important People feature to help students search and browse through several thousand biographies
• A collection of age-appropriate science fair projects
• Atlas, interactive maps, and outline maps and flags

• A tool for exploring and comparing places
• Over 200 educational games and activities
• Teacher resources

Can be accessed from home.
Explora ElementaryExplora Elementary an appealing new EBSCOhost® interface for K12 schools and public libraries. EBSCO designed Explora following a series of user research studies with the goal of better assisting students in completing research and classroom assignments and providing a more intuitive search experience for public library patrons.
Access from Home: Yes Note: This link will take you to the EBSCO portal. From there, you can click on the Kids Search link.

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