The Midwest Genealogy Center is part of the Mid-Continent Public Library, which is the largest library system in the metropolitan area in Missouri. They have been offering free genealogy and family history related classes each month. If you weren’t able to attend these classes, check back next month and try again!
The classes are free. Registration is required. If the event you want to register for is full, you can sign up for the waiting list. There is potential that a space will open up.
October 4, 2016: “Native American Research: The Five Civilized Tribes” Learn how to research your Native American ancestors using U.S. Census and Dawes Rolls records. This class is for genealogists who have a Native American family member who lived in Oklahoma. That person may be part of the Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, or Seminole.
October 5, 2016: “Using Evernote to Organize Your Genealogy” Learn how the Evernote app can help you keep your genealogy research organized.
October 10, 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 city directories, Social Security Death Index, and much more.
October 10, 2016: “I Want to Tell My Family’s Stories” Storyteller Jim “Two Crows” Wallen will lead a four week workshop on how to uncover, collect, record, and tell family stories with beginning storytelling techniques.
October 11, 2016: “Cemetery Art” This class will explain some of the cemetery icons and their meanings. Included is an overview of craftsmanship, materials used, and geographic resources.
October 12, 2016: “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.
October 13, 2016: “Using Findmypast” Learn to search billions of records on Findmypast.com to find your ancestors from all over the world. Records include US and UK censuses, Irish records, and parish records from England and Wales.
October 15, 2016: “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. Meetings are held quarterly.
October 17, 2016: “Using ILL for Genealogy” Learn how to use the InterLibrary Loan to order microfilmed newspapers from across the country, books from other libraries, and films from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
October 18, 2016: “Beginning Genealogy” Find out the fundamentals of beginning your genealogical research project. Discussion includes organization, census information, vital records, and where to look for information.
These are just a few of the classes offered in October. For more details, visit the Midwest Genealogy Center website.
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