Genealogy: Microfilm, Reference, 

Microfilm and a small collection of historical documents are available for research purposes.
A computer with internet access and a Digital Microfilm Reader are available in the Geneology room.
The Digital Microfilm Reader has very high-quality image, scanning, editing, emailing and printing capabilities. We currently have 172 rolls of microfilm available for viewing from 15 different sources with some newspapers dating back to the early 1850’s.
Items available in the Genealogy Room:
 • Cemetery Records
 • County Histories
 • Family Records [Genealogy Room tables]
 • Funeral Home Records
 • Marriage Records
 • Obituary Records
 • Plat Books
 • Micro-Films (Click here for printable micro-film list)

Need more assistance?
Please do not hesitate to contact the Library Director, in regards to free local assistance for your research pursuits.  Click here for microfilm request.


Ray County Museum
901 W Royle St, Richmond, MO 64085
(816) 776-2305
Open Wed. – Sat.: 10 am – 4 pm

Midwest Genealogy Center
3440 S. Lee's Summit Road
Independence, MO 64085
(816) 252-7228

Online Library Resource
Heritage Quest
Online database offers an incredible collection of census materials, local history books and indexes for genealogists.