Our Goals

The Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society was formed in 1979 as a non-profit, educational organization. Our goals are to:
  • add to the genealogical and historical knowledge of the members
  • record and preserve genealogical records
  • assist members in compilation of family histories
  • further the interest in proper genealogical research methods

President: Sanford E Coker
VicePresident: Mandi Brown
Recording Secretary: Cheryl Wolfe
Corresponding Secretary: Carol Almanza
Treasurer: Kristy Theas
Member At Large: Deann Woodbury
Member At Large: Gregory Karnath
Past President: Kelly Alvarado
Committee Chairpersons
Librarian: Connie McCoy
Website Manager: Margaret Easter
The Journal: Pamela Montgomery
Newsletter Editor: Pamela Montgomery
Membership: Vacant
Maintenance: Sanford E Coker
Public Relations: Vacant

Our History

The Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society is an all-volunteer society.  It was organized in April 1979, at a meeting held at Clasbey Museum, Savannah, Missouri, by thirty-five people who had taken classes at Missouri Western State College.
The Society represents nine surrounding counties, to wit: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway, and Worth.  We also have many records from northeast Kansas counties:  Doniphan, Atchison, and Brown.
Many people have donated research books and other materials to the library. These books have added much data for the use of the library's patrons.  County and local governments have given many official records to the library, most of which are kept on-site and available for research.