Northland Genealogical Society
Northland Genealogy Society
 SERVING CLAY AND PLATTE COUNTIES IN MISSOURI
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Under "Online Information/Research databases/Genealogy" you will find Heritage Quest (a list of all US Census records by census year and indexed) and Newspaper.com (many newspapers from around the U.S.), Fold3 (military records) and Digital Sanborn Maps to name a few. You will need your library card number to log-in. In a branch library you can also access Ancestry.com. .
[Located in Category: Digital Archives]
Includes a variety of events and special interest groups (DNA, genealogy software, etc.)
[Located in Category: Local Genealogical Societies]
Large on-line family history resource center. Fee for private use. There is a free verson at your public library.
[Located in Category: Research]
Lists the categories on the Federal Census for 1790 to 1930 along with a map of the U.S. in each census year.
[Located in Category: Research]
Many states conducted their own census enumeration. Often it fell about midway between the federal census enumeration. If available, the 1885 census would help with the missing information from the destoryed 1890 census. This site lists all of the states and what they have available. Some are available on-line.
[Located in Category: Research]
This site gives an overview of the census, all of the questions asked, a map of the US in 1940, the 1940 census form and other helpful information.
[Located in Category: Research]
This is the official on-line site for the 1940 Census.
[Located in Category: Research]
Here is another helpful site for using the 1940 census. Completely indexed.
[Located in Category: Research]
A helpful chart that explains the copyright law.
[Located in Category: Research]
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
[Located in Category: Research]
Site provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon). Searchable by name. Searchable databases and digitized books. The site is free. Information of living persons is not displayed. You can put your family tree on this site along with documents and pictures. There seems to be no limit. This is a way for cousins to add to what you have. The further back you go, the more likely someone else has already entered the information, especially for ancestors in the U.S.
[Located in Category: Research]
Millions of names. All are linked to a specific cemetery. Easily searchable by name or by cemetery. Some memorials have pictures of the grave stone, of the individual, an obituary or some facts about the person, and links to parents, spouse and children (if deceased). Names are added daily.
[Located in Category: Research]
Includes newsletter, meetings and seminars, online catalog, obituary index, anniversary, birthday and reunion indexes, queries and pedigree charts of KGS members.
[Located in Category: State Genealogical Societies]
Includes announcements of coming events, newsletter, surnames, book store, library and other helpful resources.
[Located in Category: State Genealogical Societies]
Located in Independence, Missouri, it is a large, public facility with extensive collections of genealogical material and staff to provide help. It is part of the Mid-Continent Library System.
[Located in Category: Research]
This is the Genealogical section of the website. It has online databases of birth and death records, soldiers and judicial records.
[Located in Category: Research]
Kathleen Brandt has done extensive work with military records. This blog summarizes the content of her talk to our society on 11/5/2011.
[Located in Category: Research]
Papers of the Federal Government; especially Iowa, Kansas, Missorui and Nebraska; immigration records, military records, pension and bounty-land warrant application; Federal population censuses.
[Located in Category: Research]
A collection of many free databases, including the Social Security Death Index and surname forums.
[Located in Category: Research]
Home site for free genealogical sites in every state and every county within a state. Some have a great deal of information; others have a meagre amount.
[Located in Category: Research]
As you scroll down the page, the U.S. states are listed alphabetically. Each state lists what it has digitized in terms of information pertaining to that state.
[Located in Category: Digital Archives]
This is the Library of Congress' collection of digitized newspapers. Use the "advanced search" feature for greater help. If the town you are researching is not listed, find a town newspaper nearby that might also include it.
[Located in Category: Digital Archives]
From their mission statment: "To procure, preserve, restore, maintain, study, and promote manuscripts, instruments, records, charters, evidence, and documents of a public or private nature which may have statistical, legal or historical significance to Clay County, Missouri, its government or residents, or such documents as might be desirable to the association and to encourage public interest therein." Located in Liberty, MO.
[Located in Category: Historical Societies]
The museum is located in Liberty, MO. The site has an audio description of its artifacts as well as a newsletter.
[Located in Category: Historical Societies]
The world's historical newspaper archives which are digitized.
[Located in Category: Digital Archives]
FGS was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow. To do this, FGS publishes FORUM magazine, filled with articles pertaining to society management and genealogical news. FGS also publishes an extensive series of Society Strategy Papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society. FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference -- four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics.
[Located in Category: National Genealogy Societies]
Programs are held at 10:00 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month, except for October which is the annual seminar and December (no meeting). Meetings are held at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kansas 66212 (southeast corner of 875h St. and Farley).
[Located in Category: Local Genealogical Societies]
Our Jun 2, 2012 speak hosts various webinars on genealogy topics. There is a fee.
[Located in Category: Research]
Our June 2, 2012 speaker Michael John Neill writes a regular piece called Casefile Clues which is a genealogy "how-to". There is a fee for subscription.
[Located in Category: Research]
Includes educational courses, publications and videos, conferences and events, awards and competitions and references for researching.
[Located in Category: National Genealogy Societies]
The oldest and largest society in the US.
[Located in Category: National Genealogy Societies]
The Ben Ferrell Museum Library has a collection of books on Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee where many Platte County residents originated. It also has many donated family histories and Platte County newspapers on microfilm.
[Located in Category: Historical Societies]
The largest local genealogy society in the U.S. with approximately 2,000 members. Meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. in the St. Louis County Library Headquarters.
[Located in Category: State Genealogical Societies]
Eight months after the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the South, the Compensated Emancipation Act, signed in April 1862, freed the slaves in Washington, D.C. The remimbursement petitions showed the names, ages, histories and descriptions of 3,000 African Americans.
[Located in Category: Research]