Genealogy – Local History

Try our new digital microfilm scanner.

With the VIEWSCAN 4, patrons can now easily browse, re-size or crop an image before printing or saving to a USB drive.  It’s 18-megapixel sensor and software creates a consistently clear image, even from historic microfilm.  The library’s collection includes film of Dallas County newspapers beginning in 1869, as preserved by the Missouri State Historical Society. Some issues are not available due to poor quality, or lack of the original document to microfilm.  Films may be viewed at the library during our regular hours.  Call 417-345-2647 for details.

Username: dallascolib
Password: 2read@Dallas

An essential collection of genealogical & historical sources to help you research your family tree.
U.S. Federal Census records, Social Security Death Index records.

Missouri Digital Heritage

Dallas County Historical Society  ( email – )

Missouri Death Certificates (Deceased 50 years or earlier)

Digital Public Library of America

National ArchivesCensus Records

State Historical Society of Missouri

Family Search Internet Genealogy Service

Find a Grave

Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services (Vital Records)

American Family Immigration History

National Genealogical Society

Genealogy Charts (Some free ones)

Library of Congress

U.S. Dept. of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management

Buffalo Reflex

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Dallas County Library, 211 W. Main, Buffalo, Missouri, is a nonprofit group that meets at 9:00 a.m., the first Saturday of each month, unless that is a holiday, in the used bookstore next to the library. Annual dues are $5.00.  A book discussion group meets after the meeting. Books are available at the library, and participants do not have to be a Friends of the Library member to participate, but do need a valid Dallas County Library card.

The store is open from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursdays, and 9:00 a.m. to noon each Saturday. A large selection of gently used hardback and paperback books, audio and video tapes and puzzles, is available at low prices. These materials cover a wide range of interest and ages. Stock is updated frequently so there are always many new items from which to choose. Children’s books and magazines are free of charge. Volunteers are available to answer questions and assist in finding materials. All proceeds benefit the Dallas County Library.

Contact the library for more information: 417-345-2647

Computers Available!

8 public computers with internet access are available at no charge to library cardholders. You may print from the computers for a small fee. You may also bring your own device and check out WiFi with your library card.

Contact the library for more information.