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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 24, 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.

Monday, September 30, 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.

Monday, October 7, 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.

Monday, October 7, 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, October 9, 2:00 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, October 10, 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.

Saturday, October 12, 10:30 am
Kids Writing the Life Story of Their Parents

Kids expand their creative writing skills by learning how to interview and effectively write their parents' life stories.

Saturday, October 12, 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.

Monday, October 14, 6:30 pm
Cemetery Art for Genealogy

Discover the meanings of commonly found tombstone icons with an overview of changes in tombstone materials and design and some tips to maximize your family research.

Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 pm
Using HeritageQuest

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

Thursday, October 17, 2:00 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.

Tuesday, October 22, 2:00 pm
Introduction to Internet Genealogy

Discover the best genealogy websites for your research

Wednesday, October 23, 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.

Thursday, October 24, 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.

Tuesday, October 29, 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.

Friday, November 8, 6:00 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.


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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