Northland Genealogical Society
Northland Genealogy Society
 SERVING CLAY AND PLATTE COUNTIES IN MISSOURI

June 1st Meeting

How to Research "Out of the Box" Genealogy Resources
by Lisa Lisson
 
On-site genealogy research can be some of your most rewarding research. Are you prepared to make the most out of your limited time? Are you missing out on vital information pertaining to your ancestors? Whether researching at a local repository or on an extended road trip, don’t miss out.  Explore strategies, tips and even “out of the box” genealogy resources to get the most out of your next genealogy research trip.
 
I grew up attending family reunions and hearing the family stories and lore.  I heard the stories, but never really listened. I told myself, “One day, I’ll ask about that.” Fast forward  to a more recent time when my family’s older generation is no longer with us or their memories are lost to dementia.  Had I lost the chance to learn more about my family’s history and where we came from?
 
Fortunately, the answer was No!  Genealogy research was the answer.  I quickly realized researching genealogy was like trying to assemble the world’s biggest jigsaw puzzle….only I had to find the puzzle pieces first before I could put them together!  But where and how could I find information (or puzzle pieces) of my ancestors’ lives?
 
I began to read and study. I researched how to research my genealogy.   I collected oral histories. I researched ancestors at state archives and small rural courthouses.  I made mistakes (a lot), but piece by piece I began gathering my puzzle pieces and placing them in our family tree.
I learned strategies for researching traditional and nontraditional record sources and have discovered techniques for finding the location of needed record sources.  My family’s stories and history are not lost ( and neither are yours!).  The answers to our genealogy questions are there, we just have to know how to find them.
 
 


August 26th Meeting

In Search of My Brother's Mother--An Adoption Story
by Beth Foulk
 
I always knew my brother was adopted. It wasn't a big deal within our little family.. So when our Mother passed, and the adoption files were uncovered after more than 50 years in the back of a closet, I couldn't have imagined the journey we'd embark on. Pull up a chair. I'll tell you the story....genealogy research and all.
 
As a professional genealogy speaker, I come to each speaking engagement  knowing I have the opportunity to share information and experiences about a subject I truly love. All of my classes are based on original research and filled with personal examples and anecdotes. I enjoy learning from the attendees when the circumstances permit.


Nov 2nd Meeting

Researching Your WWII Veteran


January 4th Meeting

DAR and Lineage Societies
by Jerre Robertson


February 1st Meeting

Missouri Settlers
by Beth Foulk
Where did you come from, Missouri Settlers?
Whether traveling through or settling in Missouri, pioneers came from diverse locations and settled throughout Missouri looking for familiar topography. Understand better how and why these settlers came to Missouri and the records that tell their story.
 
As a professional genealogy speaker, I come to each speaking engagement  knowing I have the opportunity to share information and experiences about a subject I truly love. All of my classes are based on original research and filled with personal examples and anecdotes. I enjoy learning from the attendees when the circumstances permit.
 


Midwest Genealogy Center Event Calendar

Click here to take you to the Midwest Genealogy Calendar of Events.  In the right sidebar select "View by Subject", then in the drop box, 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.
 
Universal Class is an on-line learning class that has many subjects.  There is one on genealogy called Genealogy 101.  It has 13 lessons and 28 exams.  You will need your library card and to register for a free acoount.  Click here.


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