Genie Tech 2014
The Midwest Genealogy Center's Spring Seminar is Genie Tech 2014.
It will be held March 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $50 plus $9 for an optional box lunch. MGC is located at 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence, MO 64055.
Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers by Lisa Louise Cooke
Genealogy on the God with IPad and Tablets by Lisa Louise Cooke
Time Travel with Googe Earth by Lisa Louise Cooke
DNA Research: Spit or Swab? by Kathleen Brandt
Genealogy KC Conference
What is Genealogy KC?
Genealogy KC is a free conference for those interested in family history and the technology we use in family history. GenealogyKC is affiliated with the annual RootsTech conference held in Salt Lake City which is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Register Now
Where will Genealogy KC be held?
Genealogy KC will be held at 6751 NE 70th St., Kansas City, Missouri, 64119, at the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints' meeting house, known as the Liberty Missouri Stake Center. It is located adjacent to the Kansas City Missouri Mormon Temple. See a Google Map
What will I learn at Genealogy KC?
Sessions will be presented by genealogy and family history experts from all over Kansas City and the country. On Saturday, sessions from world-renowned genealogists will be broadcast from RootsTech Salt Lake City. A family history fair, will also be held in conjunction with the event, where attendees can view family history displays. Experts will also be on hand for one-on-one genealogy consultation. All this is free of charge and open to the public. Register Now
What should I bring?
Bring your laptop and your questions. Whether you're just getting started or you need help with a difficult research question, our experts will be there to help.
April 5, 2014
Immigration Records: More Than Just Passenger Arrival Lists National Archives in Kansas City
The breadth of immigration records available online and in archives can seem overwhelming. Come learn what original records you can find at the National Archives and what you can discover online. Records range from passport applications, naturalization documents, ship passenger lists, and more!
by Jennifer Audsley Moore, National Archives Technician & Volunteer Coordinator
Jennifer, a native Kansas Citian, has a B.A. in History from Avila University and an M.A. in U.S. History from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. As an archives technician, her duties include reference service, holdings maintenance, co-coordinating the genealogy and volunteer programs, and a variety of other tasks as needed.
May 3, 2013 Meeting
"Researching Your American Revolutionary Patriot"
The War of Independence changed history; our history; our families’ history. It’s a story about which we want to know more. Did my ancestor help? …even a little? There’s much to be learned about our ancestors’ roles in this moment in history. In this class, we’ll discover where to start, what the best resources are, and how to tackle the research. So, let’s go in search of answers using the soldiers’ service and pension records and unit narratives.
Beth Foulk has been a frequent speaker at the Northland Genealogy Society. Her wit, enthusiasm and well-prepared presentations make for an interesting morning.
Beth discovered her love of genealogy through her father, who built a 115-name family tree with every family member’s name he knew. While Beth continues to research her family, she shares her knowledge through lectures, articles, her blog, and one-on-one assistance. She particularly enjoys speaking at regional conferences.
Beth is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the New England Historic Genealogic Society and the National Genealogy Society as well as being a frequent speaker at the Midwest Genealogy Center.
June 7, 2014 Meeting
Sharing Geneology Treasures
Each member will have about 5 minutes to talk about one or two items from their genealogy collection that they feel has particular meaning for them. There will be tables for displays. You are asked to send our president (firstname.lastname@example.org
) what you wish to share and any information you want displayed electronically on the board in front of the room. She will put together a slide presentation and will have your slide or slides on the screen when it is your turn to speak. Items can be old letters, pictures, an old picture album, glasses, dolls, a lock of hair, etc.
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.