Old News

From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library

Great-grandfather highlighted in mining photo

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

This week’s photo of miners was donated to the Webb City Historical Society by Donald McClanahan.

His great-grandfather, James Holcomb, is highlighted in a manner not seen before by members of the Webb City Area Genealogical Society. 

Applying the gray background is sorta like an early Photoshop technique.


Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Geadalogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.