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Tuesday, August 21
Genetic and Medical Genealogy  (Local Event)
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
North Oak Branch, Mid-Continent Public Library, 8700 N. Oak Trfy., Kansas City, MO 64155

Genetic and Medical Genealogy

Presented by Kathleen Brandt
                                                 Tue, Aug 21 2018.
                                               6:30pm - 7:30pm
 
Location:  North Oak Branch, Mid-Continent Public Library
8700 N. Oak Trfy.
Kansas City, MO 64155
816.436.4385
 
International genealogist Kathleen Brandt started her family search because of a rare autoimmune disorder. A former member of the KU Hospital Genealogy Advisor team, Brandt will share how you can become your own health advocate by charting your family's medical genealogy. Please note: this is a not a medical presentation, but one more phase toward gathering family and ancestral data.  
 
You can see also Kathleen's work on TLC and NBC: Who Do You Think You Are? with Tim McGraw (appears on episode), Reba McEntire, Ashley Judd, and Chris O'Donnell; on PBS: Finding Your Roots; CCTV Biz Asia; and, in AARP and Jet Magazine. 
 
Free, but registration is required:


Wednesday, August 22 through Saturday, August 25
Federation of Genealogical Societies  (National Conferences)
Grand Wayne Convention Center, 1020 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46802-3005
For convention hotels and updated informaton, click here.


Saturday, August 25
Working with Photographs and Slides for Genealogy  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:59 am
North Kansas City Public Library, 2251 Howell St., NKC, MO 64116
Working with Photographs and Slides for Genealogy
Presented by John Kuhns

Join us to learn more about restoring and improving the images of your family photographs, tin types and slides. We will talk about tools to improve focus, color and damage plus how to use clues to identify when the photos were taken.
This workshop is free.
 
John has been researching and recording his family history for more than 30 years. His family tree now extends back to when his European ancestors were know by only one name. As the family genealogist, he has been the repository for all of the old family photos from his family and from his wife’s (Carol) family. Many of these photos were damaged or faded or unidentified. Using his knowledge and experience as a chemist and publisher,  John has been able to restore these photos to include in his Family Tree. 



Friday, September 7 through Saturday, September 8
Genealogy KC 2018: The Fabric of You  (Local Event)
6751 NE 70th St., Kansas City, MO 64119
 
In order to allow our members time to celebrate Labor Day weekend with family and friends and also make it possible to attend and benefit from the numerous and diverse classes presented at GenealogyKC , we will NOT have a Northland Genealogy Society Meeting in the month of September.  Instead, we hope to see you all at GenealogyKC on September 7 and 8.  It is free, but registration is required and the event fills quickly.  For more info or to register: https://genealogykc.org



Saturday, October 6
The Records Are Always Right, Right?  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:59 am
North Kansas City Public Library, 2251 Howell St., NKC, MO 64116
 
Title: The Records Are Always Right, Right?
Presenter:  Mary E. Celeste, MLIS
Image result for free record book imagesProgram Description:  One of the first lessons we are taught in a basic genealogy class is to seek
out and use original records to support the facts we enter on our family tree.  One of the first lessons we learn on our own is that even original records are often missing, inaccurate, or conflicting and it becomes difficult to determine what to trust.  Our speaker will share some of the bad records she has encountered in her own family research, will dissect them to see what truth can be learned, and will offer suggestions for additional sources, which, when compared, combined, and viewed with a little common sense and intuition, can be massaged to yield the real story behind the facts.  (note: this is a repeat of the presentation with the same title that was given at GenealogyKC in September)
Speaker bio:  Mary Celeste holds a Master of Library and Information Science Degree from theUniversity of Missouri-Columbia and is a retired branch manager with Mid-Continent Public Library.  She has served on the American Library Association’s Genealogy Committee and chaired the ALA Local History Committee, as well as similar positions with the Missouri Library Association. She is a former member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She is currently the Vice President of the Northland Genealogy Society and on the board of the Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA).  She has spoken at national, state and local conferences and events, but her greatest joy is discovering the stories of her own ancestors to share with her children and grandchildren.


Friday, October 12
Lock In At the Midwest Genealogy Center  (Local Event)
8:00 pm to 11:59 pm
Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Rd., Independence, MO 64055
LOCK IN: Late Night at MGC
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
8:00 pm - Midnight
 
Midwest Genealogy Center
3440 S. Lee’s Summit Rd.
Independence, Missouri  64055
 
Stay up late at the Midwest Genealogy Center for a night of research, mini-classes, and fun! Use these extra hours to dig deeper into your family history. Stay fueled with snacks and drinks and win some great prizes! Registration is required
 



Saturday, November 3
Tips to Write Your Own Life Stories  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:59 am
North Kansas City Public Library, 2251 Howell St., NKC, MO 64116
Tips to Write Your Own Life Stories
Presenters:  Deb Kaiser & Jeanette Adams
 
Program Description:  This will be a totally open discussion and everyone will have an opportunity to share their ideas and strategies that have been successful when writing  their own stories. It will be led by Deb Kaiser and Jeanette Adams, who will share strategies that have worked for them.  You will learn some clever ways to get you started and hear about some unique ways of gathering information and using social media (such as FaceBook Groups) to gather and share stories.
 
An outline for this panel discussion topics:
            WHY (are you writing this?)
            WHO (is reading this?)
            DEADLINE (is there a time limit?)
            INCLUDED (what do you want to include?)
            DISCLAIMER 
            ORGANIZE (Pictures, stories (include tragedy, funny, everyday, etc?)
            CONCLUSION
 
Speakers’ Bios:  Deb Kaiser has been doing family history for 5 years and has been a Member of
NGS for a little over 3 years.  She has been involved in a lot of aspects of genealogy, including obtaining certification for her ancestor as Pioneer family under the MOSGA First Families Program.  She has also done research using Ancestry DNA test results for herself and her brother, as well as administering a FamilyTree y-DNA test for her brother.  Deb has been the NGS Membership Chair for the last 2 years and this year took on the role of Treasurer, as well.  She still considers herself a novice genealogist and has plans for a Genealogy re-do this year in order to use the tools and techniques she has been exposed to since stating with NGS in 2015. 



Saturday, January 5, 2019
The America of our 19th Century Ancestors  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:59 am
North Kansas City Public Library, 2251 Howell St., NKC, MO 64116

January 5th Meeting (2019)

The America of our 19th Century Ancestors
Presenter:  Robert Bee
 
This presentation will explore events that affected our ancestors who lived in the 1800s in America.  The topics include boundary changes that gradually eliminated the “frontier,” transportation, communication, wars, immigration, migration, land grants and industrialization.  Illustrations from the presenter’s collection of family letters and stories will personalize several of these events. 
 
Speaker’s Bio:
Robert Bee has been a member of the Northland Genealogy Society since 2008.  His grandfather piqued his interest in genealogy by talking about various family members.  When Alex Haley’s, Roots, appeared on television in 1977, he was fascinated and began searching for ancestors in earnest.  He has always been interested in history which was one of his college majors.  He has read biographies of the first seven U.S. presidents plus Lincoln in addition to other books on 19th Century America.  He holds a Master of Divinity degree.



Saturday, February 2, 2019
DNA match with no tree? no problem!  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:59 am
North Kansas City Public Library, 2251 Howell St., NKC, MO 64116
DNA match with no tree? no problem!Image result for Lisa Louise Cooke image
Have you been frustrated by finding a DNA match only to discover they have not linked their family tree? Their tree is probably not the only tree that includes their matching ancestor, and with some creative and persistent sleuthing, it can be found. Join us as we walk through the case study of a DNA match without a tree, and learn the techniques to not only find a tree, but then incorporate additional strategic techniques to possibly uncover the connection between you and the match. Google guru Lisa Louise Cooke will walk you through the process in this ground-breaking session.  This presentation will be brought to us through Skype.
 
Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company.  She is Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show available at www.GenealogyGems.com, in iTunes, and through the Genealogy Gems app.   Her podcast brings genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists in 75 countries around the world, and recently celebrated 2 million downloads!
Lisa is the author of a variety of multi-media materials including the Genealogy Gems Premium website subscription, and four books: The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox (Second Edition), Mobile Genealogy,  How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers,  and  Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies, and the video series Google Earth for Genealogy.
In addition to Genealogy Gems, Lisa works closely with Family Tree Magazine as producer and host of the Family Tree Magazine Podcast, a regular article author for the magazine, and curriculum developer and instructor for Family Tree University.



Wednesday, May 8, 2019 through Saturday, May 11, 2019
National Genealogical Society  (Regional Meetings)
St. Charles, Missouri

Learn new strategies, resources, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2019 Family History Conference.

The upcoming NGS 2019 Family History Conference will be held in St. Charles, Missouri, and will offer the best and most expansive series of lectures to advance your research. St. Charles is easily accessible with a small-town feel and an abundance of history.

The NGS Family History Conference, 8–11 May 2019 is your opportunity to choose from more than 150 lectures presented by many nationally recognized speakers, explore an exhibit hall filled with more than 80 exhibitors, and network with more than 2,000 genealogists. Every NGS conference has a different theme with a new program top to bottom—so there is always more to learn and discover. Register for the Family History Conference starting 1 December 2018.

 

 

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