Researching Your Roots

If your goal for 2023 is to find out more about your family roots, Joplin Public Library is the place to start!  We have many resources available, whether you’re a beginner or a more advanced researcher.  Just getting started?  Check out our tip sheets of questions to ask relatives, or start entering your family tree information in the Library’s Ancestry Database to come up with extended relatives, census records and more!  Newspaper archives, passenger lists, and even yearbooks can help you with your search.  We also have books (of course) about incorporating DNA records, navigating popular genealogy databases, and how to decipher census data and other findings.  

Check out our Genealogy Databases!