Grundy County Jewett Norris Library located in Trenton, Missouri
Genealogy Research

The Jewett Norris Library's collection of genealogical materials includes:


  • Catalog
  • Yearbooks
  • Death, Birth, Marriage, Tax, Property and Census Records
  • Local cemetery information
  • The scrapbooks of the Wyatt-McKinnon and Hickman-Arney families
  • Bible records
  • Family trees
  • Extensive name files
  • County histories
  • Trenton, MO coal mine information
  • Myriad records and documents from surrounding states
  • And much more information...

Reading Room Stacks


Heritage Quest
Please use your library card number to log in. If that does not work, use 1008471.
You will need to be at the Jewett Norris Library to utilize this site without paying a subscription.


The Advantage Preservation division of the Advantage Companies focuses exclusively on historical document preservation. Documents including historical newspaper collections, books, vital statistics, and church records are carefully microfilmed for 500-year preservation and/ or digitally reproduced for easy access to the rich content that was previously inaccessible or at risk of being lost. Advantage Preservation works closely with publishers and libraries to protect and extend the lifespan of historical documents.

Click here to reach the Grundy County microfilmed collection. The materials include, but are not limited to, the below.

  • Grundy County Newspapers 1884-Current
  • Census Records
  • Court Records
  • Deeds

Cemetery Info

Need to find a local cemetery? The links below can help!

Online Index to Grundy County Cemeteries 

Directions to Indexed Cemeteries [NOTE: This is a very large 17.5MB PDF - if you are on a dial-up connection, you might prefer to come into the library and review a print copy we have on hand rather than downloading it to your computer.]

Grundy County Genealogical Society

For information on membership, research prices, The Gleanings and more, please visit the official Grundy Co. Genealogical Society Website.

Society Officers
President: Laura Sue Daniels
Vice President: Wayne Brassfield
Secretary: Allene Maloney
Co-Secretary: Lona Hurst
Treasurer: Lucille Fletcher

Society Events
Meetings are held at 7 PM every last Monday of the month.

Charts & Forms (PDF files)

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1331 Main Street, Trenton, MO 64683
Phone: 660-359-3577
Fax: 660-359-6220

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