February 7th Meeting
Discovering Historic Clay County, Missouri
Tony Meyers will present an overview of the development of the book and some of the interesting discoveries that were made about Clay County. Those will include the Interurban Railroad, Barry, Gashland, the Liberty Arsenal, Mosby Cave and pioneer homesteads. Pictures of these areas will be shown along with the commentary.
Discovering Historic Clay County, Missouri presents a treasure trove of information on more than 1,100 historic sites and points of interest throughout Clay County. Some of these sites date back to the original formation of Clay County in the 1820s. Many have been lost with the passing of time. Handcrafted maps reflecting the current or former location of these sites including businesses, homes, schools, churches, communities, roads, bridges, railroads, mills, springs, streams, rivers, landings, and more are included. Images, sourced from the Archives' photo collection, accompany brief descriptions of the sites. GPS coordinates are provided for many of the points of interest. An overview of the U.S. Public Land Survey System is presented along with information regarding Clay County's Civil and Congressional Townships.
Tony Meyers was born in Iola, Kansas. He moved with his family to Clay County and has lived in Liberty since 1968.
He completed a 39 year career in Information Technology at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. Since retiring in 2011 he has actively pursued interests in Clay County History. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Clay County Museum and Historical Society, the Clay County Archives and Historical Library and the Frank James Museum in Missouri City. He has been an active volunteer at the Clay County Archives since 2011 were he has worked with other volunteers to publish two books: Divided Loyalties–Civil War Soldiers of Clay County in 2013 and Discovering Historic Clay County, Missouri in 2014.
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March 7th Meeting
Irish Genealogy Research
by J P Rand
Midwest Genealogy Center Spring Seminar
Finding Your British Isle Ancestors
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
See Events Calendar for more information.
Genealogy KC 2015
Save the date for the 2015 Genealogy KC! It will be held March 20 and 21, 2015. The conference includes many different workshops and the event is free! More information and registration will be coming soon.
Midwest Genealogy Center Event Calendar
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