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 September activiti for genealogists and family historians.
The activities are free. Registration is required. Some of the activities are full, but they do have a waiting list you can join in case space opens up. Visit their website to see the full list of activities.
September 2, 2016: “Story of the Orphan Train” This class focuses on something that really happened. Homeless children who were living on the streets of New York City rode the orphan train hoping to find new homes in America’s heartland. (This activity has a waiting list.)
September 6, 2016: “Using FindmyPast” Learn to search billions of records on Findmypast.com. Records include U.S. And U.K. Censuses, Irish records, and parish records from England and Wales. You can also learn how to find articles using PERSI, an index to genealogy periodicals. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along. (This activity has a waiting list.)
September 7, 2016: “Beginning Ancestry Library Edition” Learn how to 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. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow this class.
September 8, 2016: “History of the Germans from Russia Part 1” Join genealogist Mike Meisinger for a two-session examination of the Volga Germans and their immigration to North America.
September 13, 2016: “How to Date Old Photographs” Learn how to find clues that can help you date your old photos. Some clues are in the photos themselves (including items and locations). Bring in one or two of your old photographs for their team to help you date.
September 14, 2016: “Beginning Genealogy” A beginning level class that discusses organization, census information, vital records, and where to look for information.
September 19, 2016: “Using FamilySearch” Learn how to use FamilySearch. Learn tips on searching records, using the research wiki, finding family trees, using the Family History catalog, and more. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.
September 20, 2016: “The Story of the Scots and Irish in Missouri” Join storyteller and award-winning author Rickey Pittman as he tells the history of the Scots and the Irish in Missouri through artifacts, stories, and songs.
September 29, 2016: “History of the Germans from Russia Part 2” Join genealogist Mike Meisinger for a two-session examination of the Volga Germans and their immigration to North America.
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