Genealogical Society of Boone County and Central Missouri

GSCM Research Library

Masks are currently required for ALL visitors and volunteers regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.
The library is open on ThursdayFriday, and Saturday each week, with the hours of 12-4.  Due to volunteer staffing limitations, please contact us in advance to make sure a volunteer will be on duty to open the library.

 Click here for the Library catalog


The Genealogical Society of Boone County and Central Missouri calls the Wilson-Wulff Library "home". We are a separate organization from the Boone County History & Culture Center, and staffed by GSCM volunteers. We are fortunate to house our collection in the Boone County History and Culture Center.

Boone County History & Culture Center
3801 Ponderosa (Nifong Park)
Columbia, MO 65205-0026
(573) 443-8936

Holiday Closings

Please note:  The library and the museum & galleries are closed on the following holidays:  Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day, and usually a day before or after those holidays. Please call ahead (573-443-8936) to check the exact dates, or e-mail us at 

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.

The online library catalog has over 430 entries relating to Boone County records, families, newspaper indexes, etc.. Check back often as we continue to add books to the catalog, including hundreds of family histories.   Click here, or click Library Catalog link at left.

Printed Records:

  • Cemetery/Tombstone Records - 1821-1870
  • Marriage Records - 1821-1870
  • Land ownership Maps - 1875, 1898, 1917, 1976, 1979
  • Histories - all known published histories of Boone County
  • Family Histories 
  • Biographies
  • City Directories - 1964+
  • "Savitar" Yearbooks, University of Missouri - from 1897+
  • GSCM Reporter journals 1981 to current.  
  • Card catalog name and subject index to the Columbian Missourian from 1908-1929
Vertical File Cabinets:
  • Surname Files - includes Family Group Sheets, miscellaneous correspondence; submitted by patrons
  • "Early Settlers of Central Missouri before 1900",  pedigree charts
  • Pedigree Charts
  • Schneiderhorst Collection
  • Midge & Bill Crawford Collection
The Library's Computer:
  • Digital copies of all issues of our Journal 1981-to current - word searchable
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library database of our holdings   Also available on our website
  • CD's of several county histories
  • CD's of family histories, other records