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 December activities for genealogists and family historians.
The activities are free. Registration is required. Visit their website to see the full list of activities that will happen in December of 2016.
December 1, 2016: “Using FindmyPast” Learn to search billions of records on Findmypast.com to find your ancestors from all over the world. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.
December 1, 2016: “Genealogy Scrapbooking Club” Work together to compile and organize family heirlooms, pictures, family stories, and family trees in heritage album formats.
December 6, 2016: “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.
December 6, 2016: “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 cities directories, Social Security Death Index and more.
December 9, 2016: “Introduction to Internet Genealogy” This class focuses on evaluating websites and will introduce some of the best genealogy sites on the internet. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.
December 12, 2016: “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. As of March of 2015, HeritageQuest online features a new every-name Census index, improved navigation, and more new features.
December 13, 2016: “Census Records Research” Learn to search thousand of family and local history books and the complete U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1940. Census records can be searched by name, place of birth, age, ethnicity, and more.
December 14, 2016: “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, books from other libraries, and films from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. This class covers internet sources and archival research.
December 15, 2016: “Using FamilySearch” Find out how to get the most of using the FamilySearch website. Learn tips on searching records, using the research wiki, finding family trees, using the Family History catalog, and more.
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