Genealogical Society of Boone County and Central Missouri

GSCM Research Library

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.


The Genealogical Society of Boone County and Central Missouri calls the Wilson-Wulff Library "home". We are staffed by GSCM member volunteers. We are a separate organization from the Boone County Historical Society and 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

RESEARCH REQUESTS:  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.   

Printed Records:

  • Cemetery/Tombstone Records - 1821-1870
  • Marriage Records - 1821-1870
  • Land ownership Maps - 1875, 1898, 1917, and select later years
  • Histories - all known published histories of Boone County
  • Family Histories 
  • Biographies
  • City Directories - Selected years
  • "Savitar" Yearbooks, University of Missouri - from 1897 [not a complete set]
  • 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

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