The composition book contains transcriptions of church and bible records. Church records include the English Lutheran Church of Kansas City, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, and Swedish Lutheran Church. Transcriptions of numerous family Bibles record births, marriages, and deaths. Notes detail the owner and location of the Bible. Many of the records relate to families in the Kansas City area.
This collection contains obituaries from the Des Moines Register from 1991-1993. Only those individuals who were born in Missouri and died in Iowa were included. The compiler arranged the obituaries by letter of the alphabet, and then chronologically by death date within the letter of the alphabet. Additionally, she created an index of maiden names and cross-referenced it to the married name.
David Francis “Frank” Bone was a Methodist circuit preacher in Northwest Missouri in the late 1800s through the early 1900s.
This collection is digital only. The originals are not in possession of the Midwest Genealogy Center.
This collection mainly contains photographs of the Roy and Cook families. Other photographs include ones taken by Herbert C Roy, a professional photographer in the St. Louis area. One particular photograph of interest is one taken by Herbert C Roy of former President Harry S. Truman as he observed a photo of Winston Churchill in an exhibition case at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Harry S. Truman signed the photo taken in 1954.
The Raytown Historical Society was incorporated in 1966. Their museum is located at 9705 E. 63rd Street in Raytown, Missouri. The museum has displays and information on the Raytown community, its people, schools, government, and churches. Additionally the research center located inside the museum contains information relating to the history and families of Raytown.
The Midwest Genealogy Center has created a digital collection of some of the items located at the Raytown Historical Society and Museum in Raytown, Missouri.
This collection includes fraternal records from Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodges in the Jackson County, Missouri area ranging from as early as 1857 to as recent as 2000. A few of the records are from Encampments, a higher branch, and from the Grand Lodge of Missouri. The collection includes correspondence, financial records, membership records and other materials relating to the organization and operation of the various lodges.
This collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Ethel White Earles from items clipped from the Liberty [MO] Tribune newspaper. These clippings range from the 1940s to 1950s. The contents include Clay County Cemeteries, Memoirs of Mrs. Melonda Estes, Old Folks Tales by Robert Withers, Recollections of Life in Liberty by W.F. Carpenter, My Scrapbook by H.H. King, Mt. Memorial Cemetery at William Jewell College, and Graves in Price Cemetery.
This collection consists of diaries written by members of the Joel M. Walker and Charles R. McCann families. These diaries describe the lives of farmers and their families. In addition to recording family life, these diaries also recorded historical events happening around Iowa and the United States. All diaries were written in Cedar and Muscatine counties in Iowa.
This collection contains correspondence between Guy Lee Tinder, Jr. and Agatha Lorene Lentz Tinder. Most of the items within this collection are dated from July 1951 to June 1953 and are written by Guy Tinder during his military service.
The collection contains correspondence between Square Holt and family members during his Civil War service while he served with the 26th Michigan Infantry (Union). Also included is a journal written by Melville Titus (brother-in-law of Square Holt), photographs of various Titus and Holt family members, and ephemera created by the both the Titus and Holt families.