The president of the Missouri State Genealogical Association, MoSGA, Timothy D. Dollens, spoke to the members of the West-Central Missouri Genealogical Society during their Feb. 26 meeting. The title of his talk was “Missouri, The Spoiled Brats of Genealogy.” His talk consisted of a survey of the many resources available to those doing genealogy and history research in Missouri.

The research and archival resources he mentioned are conveniently located in Independence, Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis. Dollens is employed by the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, where he works in public service and teaches classes on genealogy including Library Edition and Heritage Quest.

A.J. Heck, President of the West-Central Missouri Genealogical Society and Library presented Dollens with the WCMOGS Certificate of Appreciation and a monetary stipend.

The WCMOGC meets on the fourth Monday of every month in the Culp Building, located immediately west of the Johnson County Missouri Historical Society, 302 N. Main St., Warrensburg, Mo. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments are available before and after the program and the program is followed by a business meeting. The programs are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in history and genealogy may attend. No reservations are required.