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Family History Month

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Family History Month

Midwest Genealogy Center: Where Family Trees Grow

October is Family History Month, and there’s no better time to begin preserving your family’s story. Whether you choose to research online or onsite, the Library can help you get started. 

All you need is a Library card to use any of these free resources. Sign up today!

Get Started in Person

Midwest Genealogy Center

Midwest Genealogy Center

Visit the country’s largest free-standing genealogy center. Open daily to the public.

Record Your Family History

Record Your Family History

Preserve your family stories by recording them at MGC or in your own home.

Family History Forms

Family History Forms

Download forms and coloring sheets to build family trees and history charts.

Publish Your Story

Publish Your Story

Create a family cookbook or story using the Espresso Book Machine at MCPL.

Online Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Explore the enhanced library version of Ancestry.com with free, at-home access through the end of December 2021.

MyHeritage Library Edition

MyHeritage Library Edition

Research your family history using more than 12 billion historical documents.

Historic Map Works Library Edition

Historic Map Works Library Edition

Explore more than 1 million maps, atlases, nautical maps, and city directories.

ShipIndex.org

ShipIndex.org

Find information about your ancestors based on the ship they traveled on to America.

Additional Resources

Virtual Events

Virtual Events

Make a research breakthrough, discover resources, or attend an upcoming event.

MGC Online Classes

MGC Online Classes

Learn about using resources such as Ancestry Library Edition and more.

On Demand Videos

On Demand Videos

Access videos by experts at MGC.

Meet the Genealogists

Meet the Genealogists

Tips, tales, and tricks from our genealogy staff to help you with your research.

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