Genealogical Society of Boone County and Central Missouri

Serving genealogists for 44 years!

The Genealogical Society of Boone County and Central Missouri, aka "GSCM" is a non-profit organization founded in 1975.
The objectives and purposes of the Society are educational. It is devoted to furthering genealogical research and promoting interest in family history in the central Missouri area. Persons interested in the Society and its objectives are encouraged to join.
 
Regular Hours:  Wednesday thru Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. (Closed on Sundays) We are proud of our library and encourage you to visit us when in the area. If you cannot visit, we do offer look-ups from the holdings in our collection.  
 If you are traveling a long distance to visit our library, please contact us ahead of time. Hours and available volunteers are subject to change.   info@BooneCoMoGen.org 
ADDRESS:  3801 Ponderosa St, Columbia, MO 65201
 
Our April 2018 newsletter gives detailed information about our library holdings.  Link
Membership Benefit update:  Current members now have digital access to ALL past issues of The Reporter, published 1981 to the present.  Please log in to Members Only area to access these.    
Members receive a bi-monthly newsletter by email and four issues of the Quarterly Reporter by postal mail each year.
RESEARCH REQUESTS   We are pleased to conduct brief research, for a small fee, using the holdings we have in our library.  For more information please click here. 
 
MEETINGS:
  • We welcome anyone with an interest in their family histories to become a member of GSCM. To download our printable membership brochure, click here.
  • Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are generally held at the Boone Electric Cooperative Community Room on the first Tuesday of the month.  We do not meet in January and August. The June and December meetings are supper gatherings, and locations may vary.  Meetings generally start at 7:00 p.m. and include a presentation or discussion that lasts until around 9:00 p.m.
  • Located south of I-70 and north of Business Loop 70 at 1413 Rangeline Street on the west side of the road. (Use the parking lot on north side of the building). This location is for the monthly meetings ONLY.
  • Your regular attendance and participation will make our society more useful and enjoyable to you and all other members! Bring a friend!
  • If you wish to research at our Genealogy Library, please go to the 3801 Ponderosa Street location, at the Boone County History and Culture Center.
GOALS:
  • To provide improved public access to information from central Missouri counties which is currently inaccessible.
  • To educate membership in the use of technological advances pertaining to genealogical research.
    • promote genealogical workshops, seminars and forums;
    • provide up-to-date equipment for the extraction of information
  • To improve the out-reach services to members; i.e., queries, information, assistance.
  • To seek out information on central Missouri counties which is currently unavailable.
  • To cooperate with existing central Missouri historical and genealogical societies in the compilation of information.
  • To maintain and expand a library of research material sufficient to meet the needs of researchers.


Web Administrators

  • Thank you to our web administration team members:  
  • Nancy Waller Thomas and Thresa Chism. These members have been trained by EasyNetSites to manage  all modules of our website. 
  • The Bur Oak Tree, shown in our website banner, is the oldest known tree of its kind in Missouri. It is estimated to be 350 years old and is located near McBaine, Boone County, MO.  The photo was taken by member Thresa Chism


Upcoming Events
September 7
9 a.m. Tour & use the new SHSM center, 605 Elm
We will take a GSCM member guided tour of the center, and then stay for our own personal research.  https://shsmo.org/thecenter/
October 1
Laura Ingalls Wilder portrayal
Kathleen Boswell grew up in Sedalia and was a big fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder from her childhood. Since then she has collected books by and about Laura and visited ...
November 5
TBD
December 3
Holiday Dinner