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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, January 8, 6:30 pm
How to Date Old Photographs

Most genealogists have a box full of unidentified photographs, usually passed down from generation to generation. Dating your photographs can possibly help you identify who the people are and where they were. We will give you tips on using items in the photograph, as well as the photograph itself, to determine the time period in which it was taken. Bring in one or two photographs for our team to help you date.

Friday, January 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.

Saturday, January 12, 2:00 pm
Introduction to Internet Genealogy

Discover the best genealogy websites for your research. This is a beginner-level class for adults.

Tuesday, January 15, 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.

Thursday, January 17, 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.

Friday, January 18, 6:30 pm
Genetic and Medical Genealogy

International genealogist Kathleen Brandt started her family search because of a rare autoimmune disorder. A former member of the KU Hospital Genealogy Advisor team, Brandt will share how you can become your own health advocate by charting your family's medical genealogy. Please note: this is a not a medical presentation, but one more phase toward gathering family and ancestral data. will share how you can become your own health advocate by charting your family's medical genealogy.

Saturday, January 19, 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, January 23, 10:30 am
Using HeritageQuest

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

Friday, January 25, 2:00 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.

Monday, January 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.

Thursday, January 31, 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

Saturday, February 2, 2:00 pm
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.

Monday February 4, 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.

Wednesday, February 6, 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.

Thursday, February 7, 11:00 am
Brown Bag and Brick Walls

Spend your lunchtime learning something new! Get together with others to share helpful information, network, and gather inspiration to help you continue your genealogy project. Bring a sack lunch and eat as you enjoy the discussion.

Friday, February 8, 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.

Monday, February 11, 6:30 pm
How to Date Old Photographs

Most genealogists have a box full of unidentified photographs, usually passed down from generation to generation. Dating your photographs can possibly help you identify who the people are and where they were. We will give you tips on using items in the photograph, as well as the photograph itself, to determine the time period in which it was taken. Bring in one or two photographs for our team to help you date.

Tuesday, February 12, 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.

Thursday, February 14, 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.

Saturday, February 16, 2:00 pm
Introduction to Internet Genealogy

Discover the best genealogy websites for your research. This is a beginner-level class for adults.

Tuesday, February 19, 10:30 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.

Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 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 record keeping in Italy, the types of records available, and how to extract information from them.

Friday, February 22, 2:00 pm
Polish Genealogy Research

Do you have an ancestor from Russian Poland, Galicia-Austria, Pomerania, or West or East Prussia? All of these historic place names now lie in the boundaries of Poland. Discover how to turn your genealogy search toward Poland, learn a brief history of Poland, where to look for records and online resources, how to deal with foreign records, as well as get a list of helpful books and periodicals.

Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 pm
Born a Slave

His family has been identified as Caucasian for five generations; but after more than 30 years of genealogical research, local historian David W. Jackson discovered his great-great-grandfather was born a slave. Jackson traces the path that led him to this revelation and how his experience could offer insights to other genealogy researchers.

Wednesday, February 27, 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.


St Louis Genealogical Society

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

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:00 am
Ask Louie
Panel Discussion
Do you have a burning question and have not asked for help? Our panel of genealogists will field questions and try to help break down your brick wall. Email your question to gro.sglts|smargorp#gro.sglts|smargorp
St Louis County Library Headquarters; 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd; St Louis, MO 63124; free and open to the public.

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.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Trivia Night
10th year for this fun-filled event!
*https://www.stlgs.org**
Maplewood/Richmond Heights Community Center; 8001 Dale Avenue; St Louis, MO; 63117; Pre-registration encouraged.

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, 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.

Journey of Discovery: National Genealogical Society 2019 Family History Conference

Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday May 11, 2019
Local host St Louis Genealogical Society
More than 150 lectures, exhibits, tours and demonstrations. All-day African-American and Irish Workshops. Comprehensive DNA program. Pre-Conference activities on Tuesday, May 7. Hotel registration ongoing. Program registration begins December 1, 2018.
St Charles Convention Center
St Charles, MO
Conference website: www.conference.ngsgenealogy.org
Registration information: *https://www.stlgs.org**

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
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
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. Watch for more information.
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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