Northland Genealogical Society
Northland Genealogy Society

September 6, 2014 Meeting

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.  The program is provided by the Midwest Genealogy Center.  We will meet at their facility 3440 South Lees Summit Road, Independence, MO at 10:00 a.m.  Those who wish to car pool can meet in the North Kansas City parking lot for a ride.   This will be a hands on experience.  The meeting will be held in the computer lab.
The presenter will be Jolene Clark, Access Specialist II, Midwest Genealogy Center
Jolene Clark has been an Access Specialist at the Midwest Genealogy Center since August 2010. She has a Master’s of Library Science (MLS) from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor’s degree in history from Brigham Young University. Jolene first became interested in genealogy over 25 years ago when she took a correspondence course in genealogy to earn credit for college.  She began by researching her Australian family, finding some convict ancestors in her family tree.  Now she manages to turn every family vacation into some type of genealogy trip and tries enlisting the help of her husband and four children


10 M Records Added to Family Search

To see the list, click here for the Legacy news article.

October 4th Meeting

Practical Preservation for Priceless Family Treasures
Shoeboxes full of photos and letters--tattered scrapbooks and diaries--cherished baby clothes and uniforms. How can you preserve precious family records and heirlooms? Learn simple techniques to lengthen the life of papers and artifacts documenting your own family's history.
Joyce Burner is an archivist at the National Archives at Kansas City, where she supervises preservation and internships, and writes record descriptions for the National Archives website. Joyce has a B. S. in Education from Missouri State University, and a Master’s in Library Science, including the Archives Studies Certificate, from Emporia State University.

Brag Bucks

At each of our meetings we offer an opportunity for members to "brag" about some genealogical find, for example, a long searched for grave, a missing family member, an ancestor in a ship's passenger list and the like.  For bragging, you contribute $1.  This fund will be accumulated and then when we have enough funds, we will have a drawing and use the money to give a member a subscription to an on-line service or a book or something else the genealogist desires.  This method gives us a way to tap into all the vast experience and knowledge among our members.