February 6th Meeting
Preserving and Sharing Your Family's History
The February meeting of the Northland Genealogy Society will feature a panel discussion on how to preserve and share the family history you have researched, and, more importantly, those family memories that are not available through public records. Each year, death and memory-related diseases forever erase thousands and thousands of family stories that are recorded nowhere besides the mind of the individual. This meeting will focus on how to prompt, record, and share those memories that put the flesh on the bones that vital records reveal. How to prepare for distributing your research and heirlooms will also be presented. This topic is appropriate for both the experienced genealogist and those just beginning the adventure of discovering their fascinating family.
The Northland Genealogy Society meets monthly on the first Saturday at 10 am at the North Kansas City Public Library located at 2251 Howell St, across from the NKC High School. Meetings are free to all, but annual dues of $20 help support the organization’s programs and services.
The outline for the program is listed under "Members Onlly/Secure Download."
Family Tree Maker Update
The February 2nd issue of Genealogy Insider
has the latest update on the status of Family Tree Maker.
Black History Month and Fold3
The February 2nd issue of the Genealogy Insider
at the bottom of the article has information on the free offerings of Fold3 for the month of February in honor of Black History Month.
Finding Your Roots
with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
PBS Season 3 7 p.m. Tuesdays
January 5, 2016 The Stories We Tell: Ty Burrell, Kara Walker, Donna Brazile
January 12, 2016 The Irish Factor: Soledad O'Brien, Bill O'Reilly, Bill Maher
January 19, 2016 In Search of Freedom: Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rhimes, Keenen Ivory Wayans
January 26, 2016 Tragedy +Time=Comedy: Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear, Bill Hader
February 2, 2016 Visionaries: Richard Branson, Maya Lin, Frank Gehry
February 9, 2016 War Stories: Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore, John McCain
February 16, 2016 Family Reunions: Sean Combs and LL Cool J
February 23, 2016 The Pioneers: Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem, Sandra Cisneros
Missed programs can be watched on the PBS website: PBS.org
Midwest Genealogy Center Event Calendar
to take you to the Midwest Genealogy Calendar of Events. In the middle drop down box "View by Subject", select "Genealogy". That will give you all of the workshops for the current month. At the top, you can click on "next" by the name of the month to see what is happening next month. Most events require registration even though they are free. Registration information is located in the upper left corner.
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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.