The Midwest Genealogy Center is located in Independence, Missouri. It is part of the Mid-Continent Public Library, which is the largest library system in the metropolitan area in Missouri. The Midwest Genealogy Center is offering April genealogy and family history activities.
The activities are free. Registration is required. Visit the Midwest Genealogy Center website for more details to find out about activities planned for upcoming months.
April 3, 2017: “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.
April 4, 2017: “Cemetery Art” Have you ever wondered what those different carvings on the tombstones mean? This class will explain some of the cemetery icons and their meanings. Included is an overview of craftsmanship, materials used, and genographic resources.
April 5, 2017: “Finding Your Italian Ancestors: Italian Civil Registration Records” Learn to find and research Italian civil records to trace your ancestors in their home country. Learn the history of Italy’s recordkeeping, the types of records available, how to request records in Italy, and how to locate records online and extract their information.
April 6, 2017: “Genealogy Scrapbooking Club” This club works together to compile and organize family heirlooms, pictures, family stories, and family trees in heritage album formats.
April 6, 2017: “Czech and Slovack Genealogy Research” Discover basic methods to successfully research your Czech and Slovak genealogy. Get a brief history of the Czechs and Slovaks, and then learn where to find resources, records, and how to deal with foreign language difficulties.
April 7, 2017: “Beginning Genealogy” Find out the fundamentals of beginning your genealogical research project. This class discusses organization, census information, vital records, and where to look for information.
April 10, 2017: “Census Records Research” Learn to search thousands of family and local history books and the complete U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1940.
April 12, 2017: “Using Findmypast” Learn to search billions of records on Findmypast.com to find your ancestors all over the world. Records include U.S. Census, U.K. Census, Irish records, and parish records from England and Wales.
April 15, 2017: “German Research Discussion Group” This group presents and preserves genealogical information about the German regions, traces German ancestors, and fosters a better understanding of the lives they led.
April 17, 2017: “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.
April 24, 2017: “Introduction to Internet Genealogy” This class focuses on evaluating websites and will introduce some of the best genealogy sites on the internet.
April 27, 2017: “Researching Your Civil War Soldier” Discover the sources that you need to find ancestors who served in the Civil War as well as general information about the political, social, and cultural forces that affected their lives.
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