FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Contact: Kevin Flannery, (573) 526-0949
Missouri State Archives Receives Awards from State Genealogical Organizations
Jefferson City, Mo. — The Missouri State Archives has received both the 2013 St. Louis Genealogical Society’s Special Recognition Award and a 2013 Certificate of Appreciation from the Missouri State Genealogical Association for its extraordinary efforts to make the records of the state available to genealogical researchers. A division of Secretary of State Jason Kander’s office, the state’s official repository for records of permanent historical value contains more than 336 million pages of paper, 400,000 photographs, 9,000 maps and 61,000 reels of microfilm.
"The Missouri State Archives provides access to an incredible range of records of interest to the genealogical community," Kander said. "Whether it’s death certificates, marriage records or probate case files, the information found in our state’s records is invaluable to researchers piecing together their family history."
The St. Louis Genealogical Society’s Special Recognition Award is presented to individuals or institutions in recognition of outstanding efforts in encouraging genealogical research through collecting, preserving and sharing of archival records while the Missouri State Genealogical Association’s Certificate of Appreciation is awarded for exemplary and outstanding performance of duties related to Missouri genealogy.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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