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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

Thursday, January 2, 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

Monday, January 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. This is a beginner-level class.

Wednesday, January 8, 10:30 am
Census Records Research

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, January 9, 2:00 pm
Newspaper Databases

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.

Saturday, January 11th, 10:30am
Using Heritage Quest

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

Tuesday, January 14, 6:30 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.

Thursday, January 16, 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.

Saturday, January 18, 2:00 pm
Introductory Genealogy Clinic

Learn the basic dos and don’ts of genealogy research from local historian, archivist, and genealogist David W. Jackson.

Tuesday, January 21, 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.

Thursday, January 23, 2:00 pm
Introduction to Internet Genealogy

Discover the best genealogy websites for your research. This is a beginner-level class. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.

Friday, January 24, 10:30 am
Using Family Search

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, January 29, 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

Thursday, January 30, 6:30 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.

Friday, January 31, 10:30 am
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 Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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