September 10th Meeting
How to use the resources at the National Archives
This fast-paced class provides a quick introduction to the National Archives’ Online Catalog Access, Access to Archival Databases (AAD), and the National Archives website (www.archives.gov
). Participants will gain familiarity with these tools and the resources they provide. Learn the best ways to refine your searches and turn your search results into record requests.
Lori Cox-Paul is the Director of Archival Operations for the National Archives at Kansas City. In this capacity she plans, develops, and executes long- and short-range plans of the archival program, including accessioning, arrangement, description, reference, preservation, and outreach programs. She supervises a staff of 14 employees.
Lori has a B.A. in English and History from Hastings College and a M.A. in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University. She is active in numerous professional organizations.
The Missouri State Genealogy Association Messenger has a helpful article on digitally labeling pictures. Click here
for the article.
Midwest Genealogy Center Event Calendar
to take you to the Midwest Genealogy Calendar of Events. In the middle drop down box "View by Subject", select "Genealogy". That will give you all of the workshops for the current month. At the top, you can click on "next" by the name of the month to see what is happening next month. Most events require registration even though they are free. Registration information is located in the upper left corner.
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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.