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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

Tuesday, September 4, 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.

Thursday, September 6, 1:00 pm
Creating Genealogy Heritage Albums

Heritage albums are a great way to preserve family history. We’ll work together to compile and organize our family heirlooms, pictures, family stories, and family trees in heritage album formats. This is your project time, so bring your album, exchange ideas, and enjoy conversation with other enthusiasts. If you haven’t started yet, you can bring photos to sort out, observe others’ work and learn various techniques.

Friday, September 7, 2:00 pm
Introduction to Internet Genealogy

Discover the best genealogy websites for your research. This is a beginner-level class for adults. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.

Tuesday, September 11, 6:30 pm
Using Interlibrary Loan for Genealogy

Use Interlibrary Loan to expand the walls of your library and encompass a world of information. Come learn how to order microfilmed newspapers from across the country and books from other libraries. This class covers internet sources and archival research.

Thursday, September 13 at 10:30 am
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.

Monday, September 17, 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.

Tuesday, September 18, 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. This is a beginner-level class for adults.

Thursday, September 20, 6:30 pm
Researching Your Civil War Soldier

Ever wanted to know more about that famous ancestor who served in the U.S. Civil War? Discover the sources you need to find ancestors that served in the Civil War as well as general information about the political, social, and cultural forces that affected their lives.

Friday, September 21, 2:00 pm
Using HeritageQuest

Learn how to search thousands of resourcesfrom history books to Revolutionary War recordswith HeritageQuest Online. This is a beginner-level class for adults.

Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 pm
Native American Research: The Five Civilized Tribes

Do you have Native American ancestors that lived in Oklahoma? If so, they may have been members of one of the Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, or Seminole. Learn how to research your ancestors using U.S. Census and Dawes Rolls records.

Friday, September 28, 2:00 pm
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. This is a beginner-level class for adults.

Friday, September 28, 6:30 pm
Irish Coat of Arms, Tartans, and Genealogy

Author and genealogist Mike O’Laughlin shares his research covering Irish heraldry from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Discover the basic facts and fiction about your Irish coat of arms and tartan, as well as learn 10 simple ways to start your family history search.

Saturday, September 29, 2:00 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. This is a beginner-level class for adults.

Wednesday, October 3, 10:30 am
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.

Thursday, October 4, 6:30 pm
Researching Your WWII Veteran

Piece together your WWII veteran's military experience using web resources, Library resources, and outside sources. Learn what records still exist and how to locate them.

Friday, October 5, 6:30 pm
Beginning Ancestry Library Edition

Adult
Beginning Ancestry Library Edition | Confirmed
Friday, October 5, 2018 at 6:30pm
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, October 6, 10:30 am
Collecting Your Family Stories Before They Are Lost

It’s too easy to let unique family stories slip away. Learn tips and tricks for collecting and preserving your family’s stories to pass on to future generations.

Monday, October 8 at 2:00 pm
Introduction to Internet Genealogy

Discover the best genealogy websites for your research. This is a beginner-level class for adults. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.

Tuesday, October 9, 10:30 am
Newspaper Databases at Mid-Continent Public Library

Newspaper databases can be used to find genealogical information such as birth, marriage and death records, obituaries, probate cases, and interesting information about your ancestors’ lives. Learn about the different online newspaper databases accessible through MCPL.

Friday, October 12, 8:00 pm
LOCK IN: Late Night at MGC

Stay up late at the Midwest Genealogy Center for a night of research, mini-classes, and fun! Use these extra hours to dig deeper into your family history. Stay fueled with snacks and drinks and win some great prizes! Registration is required.

Monday, October 15, 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. This is a beginner-level class for adults. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.

Tuesday, October 16, 2:00 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.

Saturday, October 20, 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.

Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 pm
Tracing Your Immigrant Origins

In order to find genealogical records in a foreign county, you often need to know your ancestors hometown. Many 19th and 20th century records in the United States can give you clues to discovering your immigrant ancestor’s birthplace. Learn what types of records exist in the United States to help you find where your immigrant ancestor was born.

Friday, October 26, 2:00 pm
Past to Print: Writing Your Ancestor's Story

Have you ever found a fascinating person or story while researching your genealogy? This three-hour workshop will help you find those stories buried in the research, apply the key elements of story crafting to them, and explore how those elements apply to genealogical writing. Students are encouraged to bring projects they are currently working on to receive guided instruction. This workshop is a partnership of the Midwest Genealogy Center and the Story Center.

Tuesday, October 30, 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.


Sept. 15 - Springfield, MO

The Ozarks Genealogical Society will host its 38th annual fall conference, “Climbing your Tree with DNA,” Saturday, Sept. 15.

Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with opening remarks beginning at 8:45 at the Relics Event Center, 2015 W. Battlefield St., Springfield.

Keynote speaker will be Patti Hobbs, a certified genealogist who holds a B.A. in biology. She instructs in the use and analysis of DNA testing and how it complements traditional genealogical research in original documents. Hobbs speaks nationally on the subject of DNA, as well as other genealogical topics. Her article, “DNA Identifies a Father for Rachel Lee of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania,” was published in the 2017 March issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.

Other session topics include “The Essentials of Genetic Genealogy,” a two-part “A Roadmap to Solving Genealogical Problems with Autosomnal DNA” and “Making Your Case with Documents and DNA.”

Preregistration is encouraged; however, walk-ins are welcome but will not receive lunch.

Additional information and registration options may be found at http://ozarksgs.org.


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 information at *https://www.stlgs.org**
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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