Have you ever felt confused by all of your genealogy information? Like you are swimming in so many facts that it is hard to keep your head above the water? Well, the Midwest Genealogy Center has a new form that will hopefully help to alleviate your research hardships. Our new form is the Research Checklist. The primary purpose of the checklist is to keep track of what information you have already found on an individual and what you need to be looking for.
A great article by James Fussell in the Kansas City Star today covers professional genealogist Kathleen Brandt and her top resource - the Midwest Genealogy Center. She says there is no substitute for the library.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to be with family. When you are sitting around the Thanksgiving dinner table, do you talk about sports? Maybe you argue about politics? Or, do you talk about family – about those who are no longer with us? Holiday times are a great time to ask the older generation questions about family. That’s also a time when more questions come up. "Why did great grandpa go to California to live? "What was grandma’s maiden name?" "Where did my red hair come from?" "What nationality are we?" Sometimes other family me
If you have Scottish ancestors, you will want to glance through Tracing Your Scottish Family History by Anthony Adolph. Published in 2009, an index of "Useful addresses" is included in this helpful research guide.
Tired of making small talk at family reunions? Why not talk about the dearly departed instead!
The Mid-Continent Public Library-Kearney Branch is presenting Hosting an Ancestor-Centered Family Reunion Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Learn how you can incorporate entertaining activities and displays to teach reunion-goers more about their common ancestors. Some basic to average genealogy skills are necessary.
Have you been putting off researching your family history? Well, there is no better time to get started than a brand new year. The Midwest Genealogy Centers offers many classes, including beginning classes. Upcoming Beginning Genealogy classes are scheduled for Saturday, January 8th at 9:30 a.m. and again on Tuesday, February 1st at 10:00 a.m.