Northland Genealogical Society
Northland Genealogy Society

No December Meeting

The Northland Genealogy Society does not meet in December.  Join us for the next meeting on Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Dues for 2015

Annual dues for 2015 can be paid to the treasurer at the January meeting or may be sent to P.O. Box 14121, Parkville, MO 64152.  The cost is $20 for individuals and $30 for families.

November 1st Meeting

Colonial Land:  Six Types of Colonial Land

Colonial immigrants came to America searching for a means to support their family, church membership, and citizenship. They found land and in it their future for not only themselves but for future generations.

This lecture explores the ways our Colonial Ancestors acquired land and the documents they created in the process. Specifically, we will discuss Company Grant Land, quit rents, military bounty land, deeded land, headrights, and indenture. With a search plan and the right tools, you’ll be equipped to find “land,” as your ancestors did.

The Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. in the North Kansas City Library.  Come and bring a friend.

Beth discovered her love of genealogy through her father, who built a 115-name family tree with every family member’s name he knew. While Beth continues to research her family, she shares her knowledge through lectures, articles, her blog, and one-on-one assistance. She particularly enjoys speaking at regional conferences.



Family Search Obituary Project

"In celebration of Family History Month, FamilySearch International ( and GenealogyBank ( today announced an agreement to make over a billion records from historical obituaries searchable online. It will be the largest—and perhaps most significant—online US historic records access initiative yet. It will take tens of thousands of online volunteers to make GenealogyBank’s vast U.S. obituary collection more discoverable online. Find out more at

The tremendous undertaking will make a billion records from over 100 million US newspaper obituaries readily searchable online. The newspapers are from all 50 states and cover the period 1730 to present. The completed online index will be fairly comprehensive, including 85% of U.S. deaths from the last decade alone. The death collection will easily become one of the most popular online genealogy databases ever, detailing names, dates, relationships, locations of the deceased, and multi-generational family members."  from the Family Search website

Brag Bucks

At each of our meetings we offer an opportunity for members to "brag" about some genealogical find, for example, a long searched for grave, a missing family member, an ancestor in a ship's passenger list and the like.  For bragging, you contribute $1.  This fund will be accumulated and then when we have enough funds, we will have a drawing and use the money to give a member a subscription to an on-line service or a book or something else the genealogist desires.  This method gives us a way to tap into all the vast experience and knowledge among our members.