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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
Kirksville, MO
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Church of Latter Day Saints
2000 E. Normal
Kirksville, MO
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
Kirksville, MO
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.