Genealogy in the Community
October 25, 2010
A short time ago, I was asked to teach a class on Beginners Genealogy for the women’s organization at the church I attend. I had some thoughts on how and what I would present, but decided to see what ideas and information the Mid-Continent Genealogy Library (better known as the Midwest Genealogy Center or MGC) had online. I was pleasantly surprised to see all the information I found for beginners – there were some similarities to my own thoughts, but I gleaned much more than I had anticipated.
During my presentation, I mentioned the fantastic information MGC has online and the beautiful new building it has. The MGC website and other information were given out to the women to help them get acquainted with MGC.
To my surprise, the two ladies who followed my presentation, one on intermediate and the second on advanced genealogy, also praised and encouraged the women to discover MGC online, and to visit the new building. It was a happy and rewarding experience being involved with a group of women from my church who are engaged with genealogy, and now are more aware of the outstanding job MGC is doing in helping people learn more about their family history and heritage.
I was also pleased to inform the women that MGC works hand in hand with our church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City, to help people around the world in searching and finding their family history and ancestors.
The evening was an experience that I will long remember, and I am proud to be a member of the Mid-Continent Public Library organization.
Red Bridge Branch