Welcome to MoSGA

Our 34th Annual Conference was a great success
with over 175 attending.
Keynote speaker Judy Russell wowed the attendees with her practical lessons every researcher can use.  Other speakers covered topics ranging from DNA and Genetic Genealogy, MO First Families, Obituary research, MO State Archives, Beginning Genealogy, and Native American Research. A popular venue at our conference is the Tiger's Den Book Sale. These are books donated to MoSGA from Midwest Genealogy Center that we sell at rock-bottom prices.  The books include duplicates the library has, or out-of-date materials.
To see the Award Recipients, click here.  For 21st Century Fund grants, click here.


Mission Statement: Dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of its members and the public in the study of family history, genealogical records and the principles of sound genealogical research.

We have over 45 publications that can be purchased online using a credit card, or you can print your order list and mail in with a check.

MoSGA has 4 surname databases.  This includes over 26,600 names appearing in 4-generation charts submitted by past and current members; 800 surnames entered by current members in our new Surname database; 87,000 Surnames appearing in our Journals that have been published since 1981; and the surnames appearing in the Missouri First Families Program.. 

The Missouri State Genealogical Association takes pride in offering the Missouri First Families program to honor early Missouri families. Categories include: Territorial, Pioneer, and Civil War. 
While MoSGA is providing these lists of members who wish to do research or conduct workshops, MoSGA does not endorse these researchers/speakers and assumes no responsibility for their work.
Anyone hiring a researcher or speaker should check their qualifications and references and should have a clear idea of fees charged before any work begins.  A list of possible questions and things you should consider is available by clicking here.

 In Memoriam - Betty Harvey Williams - Founding Member
Founding MoSGA board member, Betty Harvey Williams, passed away June 13, 2015.   A gifted researcher, author and mentor, Betty served as MoSGA president in 1984-1986 and was a Life Member. Throughout the 1960s & 70s, Betty and her sister-in-law, Jacqueline Hogan Williams, traveled throughout Missouri transcribing court records that they then published and sold privately. In 1982 Betty offered MoSGA her inventory of 47 book titles to sell. This agreement gave MoSGA a continuing source of income throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 2002 Betty published Soldiers of the War of 1812 with a Missouri Connection a work she spent many years researching and documenting. 

Website Information

Credits: Thanks to the following Leadership members who helped create content for links at left: Evie Bresette,CG for the continually expanding list of Research Links; 

Sharlene Miller, CG for First Families and Membership;  all other pages by Nancy Thomas. Photos contributed by John Abney, Susan Burns, Sharlene Miller, Martha Henderson, Nancy Thomas, Evie Bresette.  Special thanks to John Abney for creating the Video on our Home Page.   

Webmanager, Nancy Waller Thomas.


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Upcoming Events
Saturday, Nov. 7th
MoSGA Board Meeting
Any member interested in serving on our board is welcome to attend.
Saturday, Feb. 6th
MoSGA Board Meeting
Any member interested in serving on our board is welcome to attend.
Saturday, May. 7th
MoSGA Board Meeting
Any member interested in serving on our board is welcome to attend.
Friday, Aug. 5th
2016 MoSGA Annual Conference
John Colletta will be our Keynote Speaker in 2016. More detailed information available in the spring.