I have discovered that sometimes the best mentor we could ask for comes to us from a rather unexpected time and place, and they lend us some of the most profound insights that only time helps us make sense of it. Sometimes, this place and time is the here and now. Other times, this person makes their entrance from a completely different avenue—a period that does not, did not, nor ever will exist. And yet they are just as real and influential as any friend or family member you know today.
If you have ever been skeptical that you may not be able to learn about your ancestors from Central or Eastern Europe due to language barriers, border changes, countries’ name changes, or different spellings of names, then perhaps now you may be more optimistic.
Can we help you? Yes, of course we can. Loyal to our name--the Midwest Genealogy Center--we carry plenty of resources for the Midwestern genealogy enthusiasts. However, we have resources not only for the entire United States but for European research, as well.
3D Collections Are the Future of Experiencing Your Heritage
How would you like to take a walk along the streets your ancestors used to tread, examine tools and objects they used, and virtually experience every aspect of life in another century as realistically as possible? These experiences may be closer than you think!
Today 3D scanning and printing of artifacts is revealing a whole new world of applications. Soon it will be possible to obtain a digital download of an entire museum, a village, or a furnished room, complete with a guided tour.
Where were you when the Hyatt Skywalk fell? Do you remember your grandparents’ stories about the Pendergast era? Have you ever put your fingers in the bullet holes in Union Station? Remember Harzfeld’s? Even though I’ve lived in the Kansas City area my whole life, when I recently put together a display featuring books on area history, I was amazed!
Imagine growing up without a public library in your town. Never attending a storytime, program, or book club. Having to buy every book you thought you might enjoy, only to find that you're falling asleep twenty pages in, instead of checking it out for free. No place to go at 8:00 p.m. to checkout a book the night before a book report is due. For people in this city, it sounds like fiction. But for the characters in Escape from Mr.
As we near the holiday season, thoughts generally turn to family gatherings. If you are like many families, you may have lost loved ones recently, so you may not be looking forward to these family gatherings. While there are many ways to cope with loss, one way I have found (and genealogists may agree) very helpful is to look at photos of past holidays.
I love watching A Christmas Storyjust as much as the next guy during the holidays, but this year I am on the prowl for your not-so-normal Christmas movies. Thanks to Google and our online catalog, I was able to pin down a list of titles that serve Christmas up in the most unconventional way: