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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

Friday, May 17, 2:00 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.

Monday, May 20, 6:30 pm
Using HeritageQuest

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2:00 pm
Czech and Slovak Genealogy Research

Discover the basic methods to successfully research your Czech and Slovak genealogy. Get a brief history of the Czechs and Slovaks, and then learn where to find resources and records and how to deal with foreign language records.

Thursday, May 23, 2:00 pm
Researching Your Spanish-American War Soldier

Piece together your Spanish-American veteran's military experience. Discover the sources you need to find ancestors that served in the Spanish-War as well as general information about the military, political, social, and cultural forces that affected their lives.

Friday, May 24, 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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2:00 pm
Discover Your Family History

Who is in your family tree? Become a family history detective and learn how you can research your ancestors at the Midwest Genealogy Center. Ages 8 and up.

Wednesday, May 29, 2:00 pm
Genes for Teens

Explore your family’s history, learning techniques to help you collect and tell your story. Learn how to gather and record your genealogy through a variety of online databases and resources at MGC.

Monday, June 3, 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, June 6, 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.

Thursday, June 6, 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.

Saturday, June 8, 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.

Tuesday, June 11, 2:00 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.

Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 pm
Irish Records Research: The Colonial Period

Are you researching your Irish ancestry? This class discusses Ireland and what records are available. Learn about Ireland's jurisdictions, online resources, and information you need to know to trace your ancestors in Ireland during the early and late Colonial period.

Thursday, June 13, 6:00 pm
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.

Monday, June 17, 6:30 pm
How to Use 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.

Thursday, June 20, 2:00 pm
Using HeritageQuest

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

Monday, June 24, 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.

Tuesday, June 25, 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.

Thursday, June 27, 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.

Saturday, June 29, 10:00 am
Global Family Reunion

Celebrate family connections across the globe in a day-long party. Global Family Reunion is a live worldwide family reunion, festival, fair, and genealogy convention created by bestselling author A.J. Jacobs. Visit mymcpl.org/family reunion for a full schedule of events.


Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:00 am
Migrating from the Eastern U.S. to Mid-America
Presenter: Carol Whitton, CG
Learn why our ancestors moved from the eastern U.S. in spite of daunting conditions. Follow and connect their paths to the north, middle, and south. Examine counties along the way to find your ancestors.
St Louis County Library Headquarters; 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd; St Louis, MO 63124; free and open to the public.

Summer Speaker Series
Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm
Your Family Stories: What DID They Say?
Presenter: John Phillip Colletta, PhD
Breaking through Brick Walls: Use Your HEAD!
Turning Biographical Facts into Real Life Events; How to Build Historical Context
Principles of Good Writings and Storytelling
Writing a Narrative Family History: The Snares and Pitfalls
Includes lunch. Register at: https://www.stlgs.org (Note: Discount if you also register for Writing Institute below)
Register before 15 June 2019 for best price.
Maryland Heights Community Center; 2300 McKelvey Road; Maryland Heights, MO 63043; Pre-registration encouraged.

2019 Writing Institute: Are You Ready to Write Your Family History?
Monday July 15 until Thursday July 18, 2019
In this week-long institute you will learn how to get started, how to use timelines and historical context, how to write source citations correctly, how to create a style sheet and how to create an attractive document with text and graphics while properly formatting all parts of a book. Finally become familiar with copyright concerns and hear directly from a publisher what to expect when you are ready to publish. Lunch and snacks included. Free parking. (Note: Discount if you also register for Summer Speaker Series above)
Registration required at https://www.stlgs.org
Register before 15 June 2019 for best price.
St Louis Genealogical Society Office; #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140; St Louis, MO 63143; 314-647-8547

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 am
Finding the Civilian Conservation Corps
Presenter: Nancy Schuster
The presentation will cover a brief history of the CCC and provide examples of the information that may be found in the personnel records in St Louis that pertain to CCC enrollees (with emphasis on the contents that are of interest to genealogists). The presentation will also include links to related resources on CCC camps, projects, and publications for further research into understanding what enrollees experienced and accomplished in the CCC.
St Louis County Library Headquarters; 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd; St Louis, MO 63124; free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00 am
Preserving Home Movies and Family Photographs
Presenter: Ellen Mays
This presentation will provide helpful tips for preserving family videos and photos. Topics covered will include preservation methods and resources, companies and technology.
St Louis County Library Headquarters; 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd; St Louis, MO 63124; free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00 am
Going with the Flow: River History and the Records that Trace It
Presenter: Porsche Schlapper
Just as the river itself has meandered and changed over time, so too have the ways in which its history has been recorded. This presenter will examine letters, ledgers, books and more to demonstrate how and where to find evidence of your ancestors' potential travel by or employment on American rivers.
St Louis County Library Headquarters; 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd; St Louis, MO 63124; free and open to the public.

Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City
Sunday, October 27 until Sunday, November 3, 2019
Our leaders have more than thirty years of experience in planning and directing this trip.
Hotel accommodations are literally steps from the library.
Lower costs and more value for our land package than other groups offer.
Space is limited.
Register now at: https://www.stlgs.org

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:00 am
Newspapers: Pages of Your History
Presenter: Patsy Luebbert
Whether in small towns or major cities, American newspapers usually reflected the interests and values of the communities they served. Learn more about these wonderful resources from an experienced librarian and genealogist from The State Historical Society of Missouri.
St Louis County Library Headquarters; 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd; St Louis, MO 63124; free and open to the public.



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