Genealogy research

Researching your family tree in Nodaway County, Missouri?

Maryville Public Library offers in-house access to Newspapers.com to provide digitized Missouri newspapers dating from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s, including Nodaway County and Maryville newspapers going back to 1869. Users can search by keywords or names to find specific articles or family history content. Remote access is also available to our full access library cardholders 24/7. To login remotely, just use your 14-digit card number and the phone number we have on file for you.
For more recent obituaries and news articles, MPL offers access to a NewsBank resource that provides full text content from Maryville Daily Forum from 2001 to the present. Content from St. Joseph News Press, Kansas City Star, and news sources all over the U.S. are also available. Remote access is also available to our full access library cardholders 24/7. To login remotely, just use your 14-digit card number and the phone number we have on file for you.
HeritageQuest provides an online collection of family history records. Get started at home researching your ancestors by logging in with your library card number, or visit the library to login without a card and print your documents.

Here’s a list of print and microfilm resources in Nodaway County:

Nodaway Historical Society Museum–110 N. Walnut in Maryville–holds several local newspapers on microfilm dating 1869 to 1966.

Phone: (660) 582-8176

Contact: Margaret Kelly at nodawaymuseumresearch@embarqmail.com

Regular hours: Tuesday through Friday 1-4 p.m.

Local Genealogy Researcher Letha Mowry at (660)562-3556 or lethashullmowry@gmail.com .

B.D. Owens Library Microfilm Collection at Northwest Missouri State University also holds several local newspapers in its microfilm collection dating from as early as 1898. A Tower Yearbook collection (1917–2009) is also available.

Phone: (660)562-1193

Hours vary during the year.

Nodaway County Recorder of Deeds is located in Room 104 of the Nodaway County Administrative Building at 403 N. Market Street, in Maryville.

Their office holds Deed books, Marriage license records, Plats & Surveys.

Phone: (660)582-5711

Missouri Digital Heritage is a statewide digitization effort administered by the Missouri State Archives and Missouri State Library. It provides online access to historical birth and death records, military records, census and plat book records, and county history resources.