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++ Midwest Genealogy Center
3440 S. Lee's Summit Rd.
Independence, MO 64055
816-252-7228
*http://www.mymcpl.org/genealogy

All events are free, but registration is required

July

Monday, July 9, 6:30 pm
Beginning Genealogy

Find out the fundamentals of beginning your genealogical research project. We will discuss organization, census information, vital records, and where to look for information.

Thursday, July 12, 6:30 pm
Census Records Research

The U.S. Federal Census is a great place to start tracing your ancestors. The first Federal Population Census was taken in 1790, and a census has been taken every 10 years since that date. Learn what census years are available, what information they contain, and how to access them. One will also learn what different information was included on each federal census and how to access that information.

Monday, July 16, 6:30 pm
Using Findmypast

Learn to search billions of records to find your ancestors from all over the world. Records include U.S. and U.K. censuses, Irish records, and parish records from England and Wales. This class focuses on search tips as well as the types of records that can be found in Findmypast.com.

Wednesday, July 18, 2:00 pm
Beginning Ancestry Library Edition

Research your family history with Ancestry Library Edition. Search the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1940 as well as immigration, vital, military, court, church, and ethnic records. Explore city directories, Social Security Death Index, and much, much more.

Saturday, July 21, 10:30 am
Using HeritageQuest

Learn how to search thousands of resources, from history books to Revolutionary War records, with HeritageQuest Online.

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 pm
Tracing Your Immigrant Origins

The hometowns your immigrant ancestors came from in the old country often appear in the records found in their new country. Learn the steps to tracing your immigrant’s origin through records.

Thursday, July 26, 6:30 pm
Hidden Treasures at MGC

Unlock the treasure chest that holds the resources at MGC! This detailed tour of little-known items in our collection will demonstrate how to utilize our archives, search for articles in our periodical section, the Swem's Virginia Historical Index, and the Filby lists. We will also showcase microfilm records from the Family History Library, Antebellum Southern Plantations, Pinkerton's National Detective Agency, Corbin Manuscripts, Draper Manuscripts and Calvert Papers. We'll explore city directories in several different formats. This class is an intermediate-level class, but even more advanced genealogists will make some amazing discoveries.

Saturday, July 28, 2:00 pm
German Research Discussion Group

The German Research Discussion Group presents and preserves genealogical information about the German regions, traces German ancestors, and fosters a better understanding of the lives they led. This group will allow the exchange of information and help keep members abreast of issues and updates. The group relies on each individual to participate and discuss the subject matter they know best. Meetings are held quarterly. All skill levels are welcome.

Tuesday, July 31, 10:30 am
Using Fold3

Learn how to use Fold3 to access U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who have served. This class focuses on search tips as well as the types of records available.

August

Thursday, August 2, 11:00 am
Brick Wall Discussion Group

Have you hit a brick wall in your genealogy research? You are not alone. Get together with others to share helpful information, network, and gather inspiration to help you continue your genealogy project.

Friday, August 3, 6:30 pm
Beginning Genealogy

Find out the fundamentals of beginning your genealogical research project. We will discuss organization, census information, vital records, and where to look for information. This is a beginner-level class.

Saturday, August 4, 2:00 pm
How to Date Old Photographs

Most genealogists have a box full of unidentified photographs, usually passed down from generation to generation. Dating your photographs can possibly help you identify who the people are and where they were. We will give you tips on using items in the photograph, as well as the photograph itself, to determine the time period in which it was taken. Bring in one or two photographs for our team to help you date.

Wednesday, August 8, 6:30 pm
Introduction to Internet Genealogy

Discover the best genealogy websites for your research. This is a beginner-level class for adults.

Monday, August 12, 6:30 pm
Using Evernote to Organize Your Genealogy

Discover the computer/tablet/smartphone application Evernote and its useful features that will help you keep your genealogy research organized. Learn tips and advice to maximize Evernote’s versatility.

Wednesday, August 15, 2:00 pm
Beginning Ancestry Library Edition

Research your family history with Ancestry Library Edition. Search the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1940 as well as immigration, vital, military, court, church, and ethnic records. Explore city directories, Social Security Death Index, and much, much more.

Thursday, August 16, 10:30 am
Census Records Research

The U.S. Federal Census is a great place to start tracing your ancestors. The first Federal Population Census was taken in 1790, and a census has been taken every 10 years since that date. Learn what census years are available, what information they contain, and how to access them. One will also learn what different information was included on each federal census and how to access that information.

Friday, August 17, 2:00 pm
Using Findmypast

Learn to search billions of records to find your ancestors from all over the world. Records include U.S. and U.K. censuses, Irish records, and parish records from England and Wales. This class focuses on search tips as well as the types of records that can be found in Findmypast.com.

Tuesday, August 21, 6:00 pm
Researching Your German Ancestors

Do you have a German ancestor in your family tree? Learn the basic methods for completing German genealogy research. A brief history of Germany and former German lands will be presented, as well as resources available at Midwest Genealogy Center and online.

Wednesday, August 22, 10:30 am
Using HeritageQuest

Learn how to search thousands of resourcesfrom history books to Revolutionary War recordswith HeritageQuest Online.

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30 pm
Finding Your Italian Ancestors: Italian Civil Registration Records

If you have located where in the home country your ancestors are from, this class will show you how to locate and request Italian civil records online to discover more about them. Participants will learn about the history of recordkeeping in Italy, the types of records available, and how to extract information from them.

Tuesday, August 28, 10:30 am
Using FamilySearch

Find out how to get the most out of using the FamilySearch website. Learn tips on searching records, using the research wiki, finding family trees, using the Family History catalog, and more.

Thursday, August 30, 6:30 pm
Using Fold3

Learn how to use Fold3 to access U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who have served. This class focuses on search tips as well as the types of records available.


St. Louis Genealogical Society

#4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140
St. Louis, MO 63143
314-647-8547
*https://www.stlgs.org**

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10 am
Rooting Through Regional Periodicals
Learn how local newspapers and genealogical society publications can be used in chorus with the census, military, land, and other local records to resolve genealogical queries.
St Louis County Library Headquarters; 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd; St Louis, MO 63124; free and open to the public.

Saturday, July 28, 2018: 8:30 -2:30
Making Sense of DNA - Family History Conference
+++Diahan Southard

  • Let Your DNA Tell Your Story
  • Five Tips to Make Sense of Your DNA
  • Three Powerful Ways to Find Your Best Matches
  • Connecting Your DNA Matches

** https://stlgs.org/events/speaker-series/**

Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10 am
Non-Genealogical Websites for Genealogy**
Think outside the box. How many go to the same few genealogical websites over and over again? This presentation will provide you with an incentive to explore more of the worldwide web for genealogical information to enrich your family history.
St Louis County Library Headquarters; 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd; St Louis, MO 63124; free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00 am
Cities of the Dead for the Living: The Rural Cemetery Movement
An entertaining and informative look at the genealogical treasures stored at the Library and Research Center of the Missouri History Museum.
St Louis County Library Headquarters; 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd; St Louis, MO 63124; free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 all day
Google Tips for Genealogy - Family History Conference
** Lisa Louise Cooke
Family History Conference: Registration in July. See Society website for information.
Orlando Gardens, 2050 Dorsett Village, St Louis, MO, 63043

Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10 am
Special Census Schedules
Decennial federal population census are not the only census available. Learn about federal enumerations and state census enumerations.
Louis County Library Headquarters; 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd; St Louis, MO 63124; free and open to the public.



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