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…


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The Advantage Preservation division of the Advantage Companies focuses exclusively on historical document preservation.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 Advantage Preservation works closely with publishers and libraries to protect and extend the lifespan of historical documents.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.

  • Grundy County Newspapers 1884-Current

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.]

For information on membership, research prices, The Gleanings and more, please visit

Society Officers
Vice President: Wayne Brassfield
Secretary: Linda McCullough
Co-Secretary: Loma Hurst
Treasurer: Becky Cochran


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

Dues are $12.00 yearly due at the first of the year.

You may mail dues to:

Genealogy Society
P.O. Box 223 
Trenton, MO 64683

Charts & Forms (PDF files)

Ancestor Chart

Family Data Sheet

Family Group Sheet side 1

Family Group Sheet side 2

Four Generation Ancestor Chart

Genealogy Letter Pedigree side 1

Genealogy Letter Pedigree side 2

Data Work Sheet

Research Calendar

Research Record

Resources Checklist

National Archive Order Form for Veterans

Application for Certified Copy of Birth Certification side 1

Application for Certified Copy of Birth Certification side 2