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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

September

Wednesday, September 20, 7:00 pm
Using HeritageQuest

Learn how to search thousands of family and local history books, the complete U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1940, and much more. Census records can be searched by name, place of birth, age, and ethnicity. HeritageQuest also includes Revolutionary War records, and Freedman’s Bank.

Saturday, September 23, 2:00 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.

Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 pm
Walkabout at MGC

Take a walk around MGC and learn about all the valuable resources available for genealogy and history research. Each department will be explored as we tour the building, displays, periodicals, microforms, rare books, maps, and more.

Wednesday, September 27, 10:00 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.

Thursday, September 28, 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. This is a beginner-level class for adults.

Saturday, September 30, 2:00 pm
The Magic of a Simple Life - Celebrating 150 Years of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Celebrate the 150th birthday of Missouri writer Laura Ingalls Wilder with stories and pictures from her life and times as well as recordings of her voice and Pa’s fiddle. Everyone in attendance will receive a small activity booklet to take home.

October

Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 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.

Thursday, October 5, 7:00 pm
Family History: The Perfect Social Media

The internet is the perfect tool to find, record, research, and share your living and ancestral family. Learn how to use blogs, wikis, YouTube, Facebook, and a host of other online resources to extend your family lines.

Saturday, October 7, 2:00 pm
Folk Songs of Missouri & Kansas

Join Under the Big Oak Tree for a performance of Ozark Mountain folk songs found in the Max Hunter Collection at Missouri State University. Hear the music and learn the history behind it.

Tuesday, October 10, 10:00 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.

Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 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.

Thursday, October 12, 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.

Friday, October 13, 6:00 pm
LOCK IN: Late Night at MGC

Stay up late at the Midwest Genealogy Center for a night of learning and fun! Use these extra hours to dig deeper into your family history. Stay fueled with food and drinks, and enjoy research breaks with special presentations,and prizes throughout the evening. Registration fee is $20. Registration is required through Eventbrite.com

Monday, October 16, 10:00 am
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. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.

Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 pm
Missouri Hauntings and Ghost Stories

Missouri has its dark side—a history of ghostly residents, haunted locations, and eerie urban legends. Step into the darkness with a seasoned paranormal researcher for some hair-raising tales from the Show-Me State.

Wednesday, October 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. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.

Wednesday, October 18, 7:00 pm
We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War

Explore how and why U.S. troops turned to music to connect with each other, cope with the complexities of the war they were fighting, and keep a link to the world back home. Authors Doug Bradley and Craig Werner share the personal reflections of soldiers of every background to capture this central if often overlooked component of the American war in Vietnam.

Thursday, October 19, 10:00 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. This is a beginner-level class.

Thursday, October 19, 7:00 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.

Saturday, October 21, 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.

**Monday, October 23, 7:00 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. This is a beginner-level class for adults. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow class.

Tuesday, October 24, 2:00 pm
Walkabout at MGC

Take a walk around MGC and learn about all the valuable resources available for genealogy and history research. Each department will be explored as we tour the building, displays, periodicals, microforms, rare books, maps, and more. This is a beginner-level class.

**Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 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. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.

Thursday, October 26, 7:00 pm
Elmwood Cemetery: Stories of Kansas City

Perhaps nowhere in our community does the Kansas City story unfold more poignantly than in the life stories of the people buried in historic Elmwood Cemetery. Join photographer and author Bruce Mathews as he shares the stories of the people buried in Elmwood. The cemetery was founded in 1872 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Saturday, October 28, 2:00 pm
The Battle of Island Mound

The Battle of Island Mound marked the first time African American troops were engaged in combat in the Civil War. Explore this milestone in Missouri and Civil War history through an Emmy Award-winning documentary created by Motion Path Production in collaboration with Missouri State Parks.

Monday, October 30, 7:00 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.


This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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