The Special Collections Room in the Library has over 1,000 books/materials for genealogy and historical research.
Microfilm of county newspapers is available :
Adair County Deeds 1841-1888
Adair County Census 1850-1930
Probate Court Settlements 1874-1880
Kirksville Daily Express 1907-2007
Kirksville Graphic 1880-1953
Kirksville Journal 1867-1926
Kirksville Democrat 1882-1915
Novinger News 1906-1947
An index has been compiled of obituaries clipped from the local newspaper.
New in 2009 -- Microfilm Reader
What it does :
Edits, Crops, Lightens/Darkens
Scans, Saves on Memory Stick
Other local resources:
Adair County Historical Society
211 S. Elson
Hours: Wed-Fri 1-4 p.m.
Adair County Courthouse
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Church of Latter Day Saints
2000 E. Normal
Hours: Tue 1-3 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Wed 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Pickler Memorial Library
Truman State University
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.