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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, July 2, 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.

Saturday, July 6, 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, July 8, 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.

Wednesday, July 10, 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.

Tuesday, July 16, 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.

Friday, July 19, 2:00 pm
Using HeritageQuest

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

Saturday, July 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.

Tuesday, July 23, 6:30 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, July 25, 2:00 pm
Introduction to Internet Genealogy

Discover the best genealogy websites for your research.

Thursday, July 25, 6:30 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.

Friday, July 26, 10:30 am
Discover Your Family History

Who is in your family tree? Become a family history detective and learn how you can research your ancestors at the Midwest Genealogy Center. Ages 8 and up.

Friday, July 26, 10:30 am
Genes for Teens

Explore your family’s history, learning techniques to help you collect and tell your story. Learn how to gather and record your genealogy through a variety of online databases and resources at MGC.

Thursday, August 1, 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.

Saturday, August 3, 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.

Wednesday, August 7, 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.

Friday, August 9, 6:30 pm
Discover Your Family History

Who is in your family tree? Become a family history detective and learn how you can research your ancestors at the Midwest Genealogy Center.

Saturday, August 10, 10:30 am
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.

Tuesday, August 13, 2:00 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.

Wednesday, August 14, 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 recordkeeping in Italy, the types of records available, and how to extract information from them.

Thursday, August 15, 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.

Tuesday, August 20, 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, August 27, 6:30 pm
Conserving Missouri Cemeteries

Every so often, one of Jackson County's more than 250 small pioneer and family cemeteries is threatened by development and progress. Local historian and preservationist David W. Jackson uses the historic Davis-Smith Cemetery as a case study on how to unearth details about these sacred spaces and ways to preserve them.

Friday, August 30, 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.


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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