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Midwest Genealogy Center
3440 S Lees Summit Rd, Independence, Missouri 64055
Inspired by the popular series, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., Kansas City PBS has partnered with the Midwest Genealogy Center to offer a resourceful opportunity to explore your unknown family lineage. Resources for independent exploration at home and at the Midwest Genealogy Center will be defined in four sessions to help you start or continue the research you’ll rely on to extend your family tree.
Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your ticket to begin your ancestral journey with Kansas City PBS.
Find out the fundamentals of beginning your genealogical research project. We will discuss organization, census information, ...vital records, and where to look for information. This is a beginner-level class.
Census Records Research
The U.S. Federal Census is a great place to start tracing your ancestors. The first Federal Population Census was taken in 1790, and a census has been taken every 10 years since that date. Learn what census years are available, what information they contain, and how to access them. One will also learn what different information was included on each federal census and how to access that information. This is a beginner-level class.
Newspaper Databases at Mid-Continent Public Library
Newspaper databases can be used to find genealogical information such as birth, marriage and death records, obituaries, probate cases, and interesting information about your ancestors’ lives. Learn about the different online newspaper databases accessible through MCPL.
Hidden Treasures at MGC
Unlock MGC’s many treasures with a tour of the Library’s little-known resources. This is an intermediate-level class.