The Midwest Genealogy Center is offering the following activities for the month of June. The Genealogy Center is located at 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road in Independence. All classes are for adults, unless otherwise noted. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-252-7228.
• Genealogy Scrapbooking Club, for all skill levels, 7 p.m. June 1. Do you have an interest in genealogy scrapbooking? Then this new club could be just right for you. We’ll work together to compile and organize our family heirlooms, pictures, family stories, and family trees in heritage album formats. You’ll learn about new techniques and resources each time as you create a lasting legacy for your family.
• Using HeritageQuest, for beginners, 2 p.m. June 2. Learn how to search thousands resources, from history books to Revolutionary War records, with HeritageQuest Online. Basic computer literacy needed to follow along.
• Using FamilySearch, for beginners, 10 a.m. June 3. Learn how to use FamilySearch, including its wikis and other features. Basic computer literacy needed to follow along.
• Census Records Research, for beginners, 7 p.m. June 5. The U.S. Federal Census is a great place to start tracing your ancestors. The first Federal Population Census was taken in 1790, and a census has been taken every 10 years since that date. Learn what census years are available, what information they contain, and how to access them. You’ll learn what different information was included on each federal census and how to access that information.
• How to Date Old Photographs, for beginners, 7 p.m. June 6. Uncover the clues that can help determine when a photograph was taken. Bring a photograph for dating.
• Beginning Genealogy, 7 p.m. June 7. Learn the basics of genealogical research from census records to organization tips.
• Researching Your WWII Veteran, 7 p.m. June 8. Piece together your WWII veteran’s military experience using web resources,…