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Genealogy @ the Library Blog:
Genealogy @ the Library is a blog designed to assist our virtual patrons around the world with local, regional and national resources for research and other random musings on genealogy and libraries.
We hope to keep our genealogy friends updated on events of interest connected to the library. It might be a program announcement, a new title added to the Genealogy Dept., or maybe something just to make you think. Questions and comments are always welcome. Join the conversation!
Browse the Genealogy Collection:
The library’s Local History and Genealogy collection contains nearly 3,000 reference items handy in tracing one’s family lineage. Many books focusing on Butler County, Missouri-- its history and its people-- are available in this collection. Search for these items in the library's online catalog.
Link to Butler County Vital Information on the Net:
Genealogy Computers at the Library:
Two hours each day
Black/White: 25 cents per page
Color: $2.00 per page
Genealogy Online Databases:
Ancestry Library Edition (available in library only)
HeritageQuest Online (available from home with your library card)
Using microfilm on the library’s up-to-date microfilm equipment is easy. Library users may view, print or save pages from the local newspaper on microfilm dating back to 1877. The library also regularly borrows microfilm from other libraries for a small fee.
The library maintains the local Poplar Bluff newspaper on microfilm dating back to as early as 1877. This collection is not conclusive, particularly in the earliest editions.
The library provides a research and copy service of articles/obituaries from the local newspaper for a fee of $10.00 per incident. An index for this material does not currently exist. For this reason, library staff are limited to searching only those requests, which contain the exact name of the individual involved, subject, and the exact date of the incident.
Send a written request containing the above information, the $10.00 fee, and a SASE to:
POPLAR BLUFF PUBLIC LIBRARY
318 NORTH MAIN STREET
POPLAR BLUFF MO 63901
Or, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the complete name, subject, and date of incident. Include your name and telephone number. Library staff will call requesting your credit card payment information. Orders are filled after credit card payment clears. Email and telephone requestors receive a scanned document in .pdf as an attachment to an email.
Print or email request orders are filled within 7-10 working days not including U.S. postal delivery time.
These requests are $25.00 per incident. Email email@example.com or call 573-686-8639 with complete name, subject, and date of incident. Include your name and telephone number. Library staff will call requesting your credit card payment information. Orders are filled after credit card payment clears.
Rush requests are filled with a scanned document in .pdf as an attachment to an email within two working days.
The Library does not guarantee the quality of the document requested due to the nature of microfilm copy quality. Quality is affected by the age and condition of the original document when filmed.