The Midwest Genealogy Center (MGC) is one of the nation’s preeminent resources for family history, providing access to almost three-quarters of a million on-site materials. The Genealogy Center features 52,000 square feet of space to house all of the free resources and technology needed to research family history. The MGC is part of the Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL) system. MCPL has a long history of providing outstanding genealogy resources, and the Genealogy Center has been a major step in the growth of the system. Among its many features, MGC houses a uniquely expansive circulating collection and almost completely open stacks. New technology is also a major attribute of the building. Microfilm reader-printers, a self-digitization station, and significant database access allow researchers to use today’s technology to assist their investigations.
Classes will be taught by professional staff from the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, Missouri.