The Show Me State: Research in Missouri

The Show Me State: Research in Missouri

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by Luana Darby, MLIS, AG

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The Show Me State: Research in Missouri


From the humble beginnings of St. Louis in 1764 to its front row seat to westward expansion, Missouri has been a unique state. Its numerous archives and repositories offer a wealth of information online and in person. Learn how to harness these resources to understand its diverse migrations and ethnic communities. 


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Presenter: Luana Darby, MLIS, AG

Luana Darby, MLIS, AG, is a Salt Lake City based genealogist who specializes in the U.S. Midwest, Palatine German, LDS, and American patriot research. Her love for genealogy came from listening to stories at her grandmother's knee while a young girl. She has been working with clients for over 25 years and is a frequent speaker at conferences, workshops, and institutes. She is past president of the Utah Genealogical Association, a board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She is also a staff genealogist for Relative Race, a BYU TV reality show.

Luana Darby, MLIS, AG