Query

How To Submit A Query

Genealogical and Historical Query Research

Platte County Historical & Genealogical Society announces the re-opening of its Query Research activity.

Address your Platte County query to:

ARCHIVES RESEARCH TEAM

PLATTE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
P.O. BOX 103
PLATTE CITY, MO  64079-0103

 Email queries may be directed to a volunteer at PLATTEQ2@gmail.com

NOTE: Please INCLUDE THE SURNAME TO BE RESEARCHED IN THE SUBJECT LINE AND IN THE BODY of the query.

Normal, well-stated queries will be answered in the order received; others will be answered as time and talent permit.  Badly-worded queries require us to guess what you are seeking…Please re-read your query before you send it to make certain it asks clear questions.  Tell us what you hope to learn.

 This is an effort by PCHS volunteers who are donating their time.  Paper, ink and gasoline aren’t free, however, so please make a generous donation to help us continue this activity; it’s supposed to help us pay PCHS expenses, not be a loser.  We suggest a $20 donation for most query reports.

 PCHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, your donations are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations.  Please make checks out to, and address your letters to the address shown above.

Come Visit Us !

Come visit our hard working research team (pictured above are the PCHS Archives Room volunteer workers – from left to right: Craig Kirkpatrick, Julie Wallis, Laverne Taulbee, Sylvia Miller and Bill Foster). We are open every Thursday from 9 AM to 3 PM. We are located at:

4th & Zed Martin Streets (The Platte City Civic Building)
Platte City Missouri 64079

NOTE: Newspapers from 1854 to 1950 have now been digitized and are available for research at the PCHS Archives.

NEW! Probate records are available for Platte County people from 1845 through 1952. Check the following list to see if records of your relative are available.

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