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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

Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 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, March 7, 10:30 am
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, March 11, 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.

Thursday, March 14, 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.

Friday, March 15, 2:00 pm
Using HeritageQuest

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

Monday, March 18, 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.

Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 pm
East European Genealogy Research

In this class, you will learn which countries are considered to be part of Eastern Europe and when they were established. You will explore the history of the region, discover the history of the Slavic people, their settlements, and their three ethnic groups. You will learn when and why people emigrated from these countries. This class will also cover how to start and focus your research, explore the records available, and which U.S. websites may be helpful in your quest. We will also learn how to overcome a language barrier and learn which MGC books and periodicals are helpful for this research.

Friday, March 22, 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.

Wednesday, March 27, 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, March 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.

Tuesday, April 2, 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.

Saturday, April 6, 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.

Monday, April 8, 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.

Thursday, April 11, 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, April 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, April 15, 10:30 am
Using HeritageQuest

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

Tuesday, April 16, 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.

Saturday, April 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.


St Louis Genealogical Society

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

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Evernote for Genealogy
Presenter: Bob Goode
Learn the Basics of Evernote, an all-purpose application (app) that can be a to-do list, web clipper, and/or notebook. With the ability to sync across your computer, smartphone and tablet it can advance your research at libraries and on genealogical travel trips. It is helpful for keeping track of your surname research.
Call to register 314-647-8547 (Tues., Thurs., Sat., 9 am - noon) or download registration form at https://www.stlgs.org No online registration.
St Louis Genealogical Society Office; #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140; St Louis, MO 63143; cost $30 for non-members of the Society, free to members.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00am
Putting Meat on the Bones
Presenter: Ted Steele
Now that you have your family tree full of names, dates and places, it's time to learn who these people were. This lecture will explore the wide variety of sources that you can use to "put meat on the bones" and discover the stories about your ancestors' lives.
St Louis County Library Headquarters; 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd; St Louis, MO 63124; free and open to the public.

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Foundations of Genealogy, Part I
Presenter: Ilene Murray
Class will examine ways to get organized and stay that way, review basic rules of genealogy, look at the importance of citing sources and see how timelines can help guide your research. Designed for beginners as well as experienced genealogists. (See Part II below. You are encouraged to register for both.)
Call to register 314-647-8547 (Tues., Thurs., Sat., 9 am - noon) or download registration form at https://www.stlgs.org No online registration.
St Louis Genealogical Society Office; #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140; St Louis, MO 63143; cost $30 for non-members of the Society, free to members.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Foundations of Genealogy, Part II
Presenter: Ilene Murray
Class looks more closely at analyzing census records, how to get the most from vital records and repositories and Internet sites that can help you find what you need to do better research. (See Part I above. You are encouraged to register for both.)
Call to register 314-647-8547 (Tues., Thurs., Sat., 9 am - noon) or download registration form at https://www.stlgs.org No online registration.
St Louis Genealogical Society Office; #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140; St Louis, MO 63143; cost $30 for non-members of the Society, free to members.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Trivia Night
10th year for this fun-filled event!
Test your knowledge of people, places, dates and facts on an assortment of topics. Trivia questions are designed for a general audience. Snacks and soft drinks provided. You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks. Please note: Glass containers not allowed in this facility.
https://www.stlgs.org
Maplewood/Richmond Heights Community Center; 8001 Dale Avenue; St Louis, MO; 63117; Pre-registration encouraged.

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm
DNA: You Have Your Results - What's Next"
Presenter: Carol Whitton, CG
Class examines how to use your many autosomal DNA (atDNA) matches. Will assist in confirming missing parents and distributing third-fifth cousins into correct lines using shared matches. Call to register 314-647-8547 (Tues., Thurs., Sat., 9 am - noon) or download registration form at https://www.stlgs.org No online registration.
St Louis Genealogical Society Office; #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140; St Louis, MO 63143; cost $30 for non-members of the Society, free to members.

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:00 am
English Church Records
Presenter: Jake Eubanks
Explore English government and denominational records of genealogical value related to Catholics, Anglicans, Baptists, Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Quakers, and Methodists and learn key terminology for identifying the denominational affiliation of your English ancestors.
St Louis County Library Headquarters; 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd; St Louis, MO 63124; free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Beginning RootsMagic (PC)
Presenter: Ted Steele
Learn to created a RoostMagic database, add ancestors with sources and notes and enter places consistently. Explore the various "data views" and see how to generate reports. Call to register 314-647-8547 (Tues., Thurs., Sat., 9 am - noon) or download registration form at https://www.stlgs.org No online registration.
St Louis Genealogical Society Office; #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140; St Louis, MO 63143; cost $30 for non-members of the Society, free to members.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Intermediate Irish Research
Presenters: Carol Hemmersmeier and Kay Weber
Many records are available to help you find your townland and additional facts about your ancestors. (This class is intended for those who have done their American research and are ready to begin researching records in Ireland.) Call to register 314-647-8547 (Tues., Thurs., Sat., 9 am - noon) or download registration form at https://www.stlgs.org No online registration.
St Louis Genealogical Society Office; #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140; St Louis, MO 63143; cost $30 for non-members of the Society, free to members.

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Reading Handwritten German Church Records
Presenter: Carol Whitton, CG
Learn the handwritten old German alphabet, as well as helpful tips and resources for reading and understanding church records. Call to register 314-647-8547 (Tues., Thurs., Sat., 9 am - noon) or download registration form at https://www.stlgs.org No online registration.
St Louis Genealogical Society Office; #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140; St Louis, MO 63143; cost $30 for non-members of the Society, free to members.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:00 am
Help Your Documents & Photographs Last Longer: Archival Advice on Preserving Your Material
Presenter: Diane Everman
This presentation will focus on how to preserve your original documents and photographs so they will last another century (or more) under the right conditions. Topics will include handling, housing and storage, and environmental conditions.
St Louis County Library Headquarters; 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd; St Louis, MO 63124; free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Basics of Scandinavian Genealogy
Presenter: Karen Van Berkel
Learn about patronymic naming systems, boundary histories, immigration patterns, research methods, language tips, sources, and more in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. Call to register 314-647-8547 (Tues., Thurs., Sat., 9 am - noon) or download registration form at https://www.stlgs.org No online registration.
St Louis Genealogical Society Office; #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140; St Louis, MO 63143; cost $30 for non-members of the Society, free to members.

Journey of Discovery: National Genealogical Society 2019 Family History Conference

Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday May 11, 2019
Local host St Louis Genealogical Society
Conference will include more than 150 unique lectures on topics ranging from vital records and religious records to DNA testing, technology for genealogy, Midwest regional resources, military and land records. U S census maps and court records. More than 70 vendors and exhibitors will offer books and related genealogical materials for sale. Pre-Conference events include tours of the St Louis area as well as research at St Louis County Library. Pre-Conference seminars include African American and Irish Workshops. Hotel registration ongoing. Early registration discount ends 19 March 2019. Program registration must be post-marked or received by 19 April 2019. St Charles Convention Center; One Convention Plaza Center; St Charles, MO; 63303. Free public parking available. Entrance to exhibit hall is free. For complete registration information: https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/ or call 800-473-0060.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Advanced Roots Magic (PC)
Presenter: Ted Steele
This is an advanced class for genealogists who already own and who are familiar with the basic operations of RootsMagic such as correcting errors, unlinking people, merging people or places, searching by fact type and creating reports. Call to register 314-647-8547 (Tues., Thurs., Sat., 9 am - noon) or download registration form at https://www.stlgs.org No online registration.
St Louis Genealogical Society Office; #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140; St Louis, MO 63143; cost $30 for non-members of the Society, free to members.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree 101 (PC Software Only)
This is a beginning course for those new to Legacy. Content includes understanding the toolbar and personal options, documenting sources, data entry, simple reports and tips and tricks. Time will be allowed for general questions and answers. Call to register 314-647-8547 (Tues., Thurs., Sat., 9 am - noon) or download registration form at https://www.stlgs.org No online registration.
St Louis Genealogical Society Office; #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140; St Louis, MO 63143; cost $30 for non-members of the Society, free to members.

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 finid 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 8:00 am until 2:30 pm
Your Family Stories: What DID They Say?
Presenter: John Colletta
Four lectures plus lunch. More information Forthcoming at https://www.stlgs.org
Maplewood/Richmond Heights Community Center; 8001 Dale Avenue; St Louis, MO; 63117; Pre-registration encouraged.

2019 Writing Institute
Sunday July 14 until Thursday July 18, 2019
Information Forthcoming at https://www.stlgs.org
St Louis Genealogical Society Office; #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140; St Louis, MO 63143; 314-647-8547; Registration required: https://www.stlgs.org

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
Space is limited. Information forthcoming.
Registration required: 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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