Northland Genealogical Society
Northland Genealogy Society

October 5th Meeting

Social Media Tools for Genealogy
by Claire Brisson-Banks
Social Media provides a way to share, learn, find and record both your living and ancestral families.  Learn how to use Blogs, Wikis, YouTube, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest  and more to advance your genealogical research skills, knowledge and family lines. Learn how to extend your family lines with these tools and more!
Born in Rhode Island, Claire has lived in a variety of locations throughout the world with Missouri currently being her home.
After raising a large family, she returned to education and completed her BS, MLIS and two AGs to further her career as an academic educator and an in depth genealogical researcher.
Besides running Timeless Genealogies, she is a professor for the Family History program at BYU-Idaho and provides technical support for the award winning family tree software, Ancestral Quest. She lectures at various conferences throughout the world, has done webinars and hang-outs that are available online. She devotes much of her time in the fields of genealogy, family history, forensics, librarianship and education in a multiplicity of avenues while staying on top of the latest advances in each field.

Genealogy Standards (Day), Oct 9th

Genealogy Standards Group (Daytime)
(Open to Northland Genealogy Society members)
October 9, 2019
1 p.m.
Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Branch
8900 NE Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, MO 64157
Crouch Family Conferce Room

Genealogy Standards (Evening), Oct. 21st

Genealogy Standards Group (Evening)
(Open to Northland Genealogy Society members)
October 21, 2019
6 p.m.
North Kansas City Public Library
2251 Howell St., NKC, MO
Small conference room behind desk in the basement level (tentative location)

Writers Group, Oct. 25th

Special Interest Group
The Writers Group
(Open to Northland Genealogy Members)
We will have an adventure outing for our October meeting of the Northland Genealogy Society Writers Interest Group on Friday October 25, 2019.
Meet at the parking lot at the North Kansas City library to car pool to the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence (we leave at 11:30 am)
Lunch at Cracker Barrel in Independence near Midwest Genealogy Center.
Program at 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Midwest Genealogy Center:  Past to Print: Writing Your Ancestor's Story.  Dave Burns, Mgr of the Story Center is the speaker.
We will return to NKC library parking lot after the program.
I made reservations for 8 for the program.  If you wish to attend please let me know that; whether you wish to carpool; and if you want to go lunch with us prior to the program.
Kathleen Bird
NCS writers group

Nov 2nd Meeting

Researching Your WWII Veteran
Presented by Nichole Schlagel from Midcontient Public Library
Piece together your WWII veteran's military experience using web resources, Midwest Genealogy Center resources, and outside sources. Learn what records still exist and how to locate them.
Nicole graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in History. After graduation, she worked for the University of Missouri at the Assessment Resource Center.
Nicole earned her graduate degree from Louisiana State University’s Library and Information Science program. Her specialization within this program was Archives Management.
Nicole worked at the Midwest Genealogy Center as the Librarian I/Archivist from 2012-2017. In November 2017, she became the Assistant Manager in charge of collection management at MGC. Nicole feels very lucky to be able to combine her love of history, family history, and libraries in one job. Working at MGC allows Nicole to help people achieve their own genealogy goals and discover new research possibilities.

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.

March 7th Meegting

Divorce Records
by Lauri Jean Swett
If 50% of all marriages end in divorce, we will likely find them on our family trees. Learn to recognize the clues that point to a likely divorce, how to prove one happened and how to find the records.  Online and off-line resources will be discussed.
Lauri Jean is a professional genealogist.  She is a presenter, researcher, writer and volunteer.  She is a graduate of ProGen and has a certificate in Written Storytelling.  She volunteers at the Platte City Family History Center and is program chairman for the Heartland Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.  Her ancestors have provided 40 years of research experience in the Midwest and Southern United States, Canada and Scandinavia.

May 2nd Meeting

by Kathleen Brandt

June 6th Meeting

Family Research Gold in Real Estate Records
Kathleen Bird, JD, a hobby genealogist and historian, will give an overview of how real estate transactions and the records created document the adventure of western expansion from colonial times to the present.  She will draw on her legal knowledge to discuss the variety of ownership schemes and the types of records that are most useful in family research. 

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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