In the coming blogs, you will be introduced to several staff members at the Midwest Genealogy Center. It is the hope of MGC that the experiences of various staff members will help guide you through your own family research (triumphs and frustrations alike). Therefore, it is my great pleasure to introduce you first to Cecelia.
Wendy’s interest in genealogy began at an early age. Wanting to learn more about her family, Wendy started asking questions at age fourteen. She had several older relatives she was not acquainted with, so she asked her parents to write these older relatives to ask them questions. A new, exciting find just revealed itself in a line that came to America in 1638. No one else in her family had anything on this particular family. These ancestors were one of the founding families in the coastal town of Rowley, Massachusetts, just north of Boston.
How long have you worked for MCPL? I worked at the North Independence Branch as a page for little over a year. Then, I became a Library assistant and retired from there. I'm now working in Grain Valley as page. In total, I have worked for MCPL for about 35 years.
What position(s) have you held at MCPL? I started off as a page, then became a library assistant. Now, I'm working as a page.
What is your favorite thing about working at the Library? Working among the books. I have had a lifelong love of reading.
This month we are honoring Terri as our Employee of the Month for September! Terri took a few minutes out of her busy schedule (she was cutting and stapling little books for her preschool visits) to answer some questions:
Me: Terri, what is your job at the library here in Excelsior Springs?
Terri: My main job is the children’s programs, like storytimes and outreach to the daycares and preschools, but I also work at the desk.
After 16 rewarding years at MCPL, it is time for me to say goodbye. It is with both sadness and excitement that I prepare to leave. The past 10 years at Camden Point as the Branch Manager have been a time of learning, growing, and experiencing the life of this community and the people whom I will truly miss.