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Family Tales

A patron and I were working on her mother’s family.
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Finding Your Irish: Census Substitutes

Have you looked at census records for Ireland? If so, have you noticed that only 1901 and 1911 are available?
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An Interview with MGC Staff: Meet Wendy

Wendy’s interest in genealogy began at an early age.
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An Interview with MGC Staff: Meet Cecelia

In the coming blogs, you will be introduced to several staff members at the Midwest Genealogy Center.
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Who Do You Think You Are? Library Edition

Who do you come from? Not where, but who? 
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Finding Treasures in the Family Bible

One of the best and most often overlooked resources for genealogy research is the family bible.
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Beginning Classes at MGC: The Perfect Place to Start

Let’s say you have a friend, we’ll call her Jayne Deaux.
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Google Fiber Launch

I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend the Google Fiber Launch Party on July 26, 2012.
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Join the United States Daughters of 1812 at the Midwest Genealogy Center

One reason I often hear from people who stop by the Genealogy Center is that they’re looking to trace their family history
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America's Favorite Pastime

You are sitting in a room shrouded by darkness and shadows. Faces from times past keep popping up and fading away. In each
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Lou Gehrig: The Iron Horse

In honor of the upcoming All-Star game in Kansas City, the following is the first in a series of baseball biographies rese
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A Pre-1940 Census Mystery

Knowing that the 1940 census was being released without indexing, I despaired that there was no way I was going to be able
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