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The genealogy collection for New Madrid County Library is housed in the Genealogy Room at New Madrid Memorial Library in New Madrid, MO.   It includes genealogy records for New Madrid County and resources for many other states.

The collection includes the following items on microfilm:

  • New Madrid Weekly Record newspaper   1901-2011
  • Portageville Missourian newspaper   1997-2011
  • New Madrid County census   1830-1930
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church records   1821-1954
  • Gideon Anderson Lumber Company   1901-1985

The collection also includes:

  • New Madrid County Cemetery records from Copyright 1985
  • The LaForge Project of 1935 by Library of Congress
  • New Madrid County Central Middle School Yearbooks   2005-2009
  • New Madrid County Central High School Yearbooks 1958, 1972-2011
  • Kewanee School Yearbooks 1950-1970
  • Southeast Missouri History by Goodspeed and Douglass
  • DAR Lineage Books

And many other books too numerous to mention including histories of many prominent families and information on the Sharecroppers Strike.  The Genealogy Room is open and available during regular library hours.  There are two microfilm readers with print capability on site.  The ST Imaging ViewScan, a computer with microfilm reader software, is available as well.

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