Calendar of Genealogy Events in Missouri:

Would you like to add a new entry to this page? Would you also delete any information about past events? To do so, click on edit this page above.

All URLs should start with "http://" (without the quotes). Want to learn more about how to add or edit pages in this calendar? Click here.

Midwest Genealogy Center

3440 S. Lee's Summit Rd.
Independence, MO 64055

All events are free, but registration is required


Thursday, July 6th, 1:00pm
Genealogy Scrapbooking Club

Do you have an interest in genealogy scrapbooking? We'll work together to compile and organize our family heirlooms, pictures, family stories, and family trees in heritage albums. This is your project time. All skill levels are welcome.

Saturday, July 15th, 2:00pm
German Research Discussion Group

Join a group dedicated to presenting and preserving genealogy from the German region. All skill levels are welcome.

Wednesday, July 19th, 7:00pm
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.

Saturday, July 22nd, 2:00pm
Family Fun at MGC

Come to the Midwest Genealogy Center, and bring the whole family! Participants will learn about family history at our exploration stations. Make a family tree, find newspaper headlines from the day you were born, learn about indexing, create your own family crest, and more! Enjoy a free ice cream treat.

Tuesday, July 25th, 7:00pm
Cemetery Art

Uncover the hidden meanings of tombstone carvings and cemetery icons, and learn about the craftsmanship, materials, and geographic resources used in cemetery art.

Thursday, July 27, 7:00pm
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.


Tuesday, August 1, 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. This is a beginner-level class.

Thursday, August 3, 10:00 am
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. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.

Thursday, August 3, 6:30 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.

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 2:00 pm
The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers presented by John Bruce

Experience the history of the African American Buffalo Soldiers, and discover how they distinguished themselves from the American frontier to the battlefields of World War II.

Monday, August 7, 7:00 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, August 9, 2017, 10:00 am
Introduction to Internet Genealogy

Are you looking for your family in cyberspace without any luck? This class focuses on evaluating websites, and will introduce some of the best genealogy sites on the internet. This is a beginner-level class for adults. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.

Friday, August 11, 2:00 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. This is a beginner-level class for adults. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.

Saturday, August 12, 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. This is a beginner-level class.

Monday, August 14, 7:00 pm
Family Indexing Night at MGC

Spend the evening indexing with your family! What is indexing? Indexing is gathering information from records in books and newspapers and putting the information into a database to make it electronically searchable. Family members may choose to index FamilySearch records or MGC obituaries. MGC staff will be available to answer questions throughout the evening.

Tuesday, August 15, 7:00 pm
Rebecca Hawkins and Mary Lobb at the Crossroads

Circumstances forced early Jackson County pioneers Rebecca Hawkins and Mary Lobb to make difficult decisions that had profound effects on their lives and those of their families. Join reenactor Barbara Hughes as she portrays Rebecca Hawkins and tells the story of how these two women’s lives intertwined.

Thursday, August 17, 7:00 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. This class is an intermediate-level class, but even more advanced genealogists will make some amazing discoveries.

Tuesday, August 22, 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.

Wednesday, August 23, 7:00 pm
Using Evernote to Organize Your Genealogy

Discover how the Evernote app can help you keep your genealogy research organized. This is a beginner-level class.

Thursday, August 24, 7:00 pm
How the KC Mafia Survived the Fall of the Pendergast Machine

After the death of political boss Tom Pendergast and the end of World War II, Kansas City organized crime became very active and very violent, resulting in some of the biggest hits in the history of the mob. Join author Terence O’Malley as he tells the story of how the Italian Mafia in Kansas City managed to thrive in the post-war years.

Friday, August 25, 10:00 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 is a beginner-level class.

Saturday, August 26, 10:00 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. This is a beginner-level class for adults. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow class.

Tuesday, August 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. This is a beginner-level class for adults. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.

Thursday, August 31, 7:00 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.

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

This page was last updated 29 Jun 2017 20:56.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License