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Research Trip to MW Genealogy Center

Ozarks Genealogical Society is planning a research trip to the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, Missouri on April 21-24, 2020. Gather your research and join us. Come for one day or stay for the full four days. Hours at MGS are 10:00-8:00 weekdays.
During the time we are there, two classes will be available. On April 22, a class titled, “Using Family Search” will be held at 6:30-7:30 pm. The description of the class is “Find out how to get the most out of using the FamilySearch website. Learn tips on searching records, using the research wiki, finding family trees, using the Family History catalog, and more.” Register online for this class at https://www.mymcpl.org/events/58812/using-familysearch. Use guest designation to register.
On April 23, “Hidden Treasures at MGS” is scheduled at 6:30-7:30 pm. This is the last time this class is going to be given in its current format. This detailed tour of little-known items in their collection will demonstrate how to utilize their archives, search for articles in their periodical section, the Swem's Virginia Historical Index, the Filby lists, and more. Register for this class at https://www.mymcpl.org/events/58813/hidden-treasures-mgc. Use guest designation to register.
This is not a guided tour and you will need to make our own arrangements for hotel reservations and travel. There are many hotels around the Independence area that have quick access Midwest Genealogy Center via I-70. My recommendation is to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Independence. https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/mciingi-hilton-garden-inn-independence/   A room with double King beds is around $110 with AARP membership or other type designations. Free breakfast each morning is available at this price. The price is reasonable if you have a roommate. I’m sure there are cheaper hotels available so please feel free to search online for one.
For questions or more details contact: Rita Wallace at 859-441-1935