Discover Your History

Genealogical/Historical Research

The Livingston County Library maintains a number of records for genealogical research available to patrons free of charge. Our genealogy collection is located in the Somerville Room on the second floor across from the old courtroom and is equipped with a microfilm reader, computer, and scanner/printer.

Online Resources

At the Front Desk

  • Cemetery records on CD
  • Funeral home data on CD

Genealogy Collection

Livingston County

  • Atlas/Plat maps
  • Birth records
  • Cemetery records and maps
  • Census data
  • General history
  • Local societies
  • Marriage records
  • Obituaries
  • Probate summaries
  • Quadrangle maps

Chillicothe township map

Edgewood Cemetery map

Family histories


Military information – Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI & WWII

Missouri general history & statewide records

Other Missouri counties

Other states: limited information

Research files

Sanborn maps

Archive Room

Special items can be brought out for your research, but these items must remain in the building.

  • Old Atlases
  • Chillicothe Business College yearbooks (DUX)
  • Chillicothe High School & other school yearbooks
  • City Directories
  • Plat maps
  • Photographs
  • Unique Books
  • Vintage Sheet Music