Power Course: Missouri Genealogy


  • You’re looking for a place to start in your Missouri family research
  • You’re stuck behind a brick wall and need some new Missouri genealogy ideas
  • You have ancestors from St. Louis or Kansas City and want tips specific to those cities

Whether your ancestor was a steamboat captain, a Pony Express pioneer or an early settler of the Louisiana Purchase, this class will serve to answer your Missouri genealogy quandaries. Both newcomers to Missouri and seasoned veterans will discover helpful tools, sources and strategies to find their Show-Me State ancestors.

Family Tree University Power Courses are designed to provide a concentrated dose of genealogy education on a single topic. Students have a week to go through approximately two hours of course material. In less time than it takes to knit a stocking for an infant, you’ll boost your research and leave with new tips and tricks to help you find your family. This course is self-led and does not contain any graded exercises, but instructors are available to answer any and every question you may post on the Discussion Board.


$39.99 ($35.99 for VIP)

Course Length:

7 Days

Start Date:

Register any time and receive immediate access for 7 days.


  • Essential Missouri history, from the Louisiana Purchase to Bleeding Kansas
  • Missouri immigration and ethnicity-based records on groups such as Native Americans, German, Irish and English
  • Major sources for vital records, such as the Missouri Digital Heritage Collection
  • Key websites for finding your ancestors in St. Louis and Kansas City


  • A one-hour video presentation on Missouri genealogy records and research strategies
  • A quick-reference PDF guide explaining Missouri genealogy how-tos, fast facts, key websites and resources and a timeline of Missouri history
  • A in-depth PDF guide with a historical overview, record highlights, reference map with county boundaries, bibliography of state resources and directory of archives, libraries and societies—plus a breakdown of what records are available in each county and where to get them
  • PDF city guides of St. Louis and Kansas City that document key websites, resources and research strategies


  • This Power Course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy. The first course in our First Steps series–Discover Your Family Tree–will provide a helpful foundation for genealogy beginners.

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