The Museum is open for research. We have copies of the Morris Herald Newspaper since 1875 on microfilm, card catalogue of local obituaries, plat maps, high school yearbooks, telephone books, photos and other archival research materials.

If you are doing genealogy research a staff member can help you find the correct resources and information for your research. As part of our mission, we help to preserve the history of the area, which includes the people who live here.

Genealogy Room

Our Genealogy Room is now open. We have a dedicated computer for you to use to access:, Find a Grave and Family Search. We will be adding additional search engines in the near future.

We would like to thank all of our volunteers whose work transformed the garage into a viable research room. Special thanks go to Dan Dransfeldt, Jim Hayes, Kevin Connor, Mark Riley and Ed Aldrich.


To defray our expenses, we have set some small charges for our staff to do research.

  • If you are conducting your own research, after being pointed to the available resources by staff, there is no charge
  • There is a $10.00 charge for information requests via email and/or phone. This is payable only if the information has been found. Requestor can set a limit on the number of hours to be spent by the researcher.
  • Copy costs: 10 cents for black and white copies and 25 cents for color copies.

If you have an questions, or would like to inquire about the genealogy sources available, please contact the staff at the Grundy County Historical Society

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