Traci Wilson-Kleekamp

Traci Wilson-Kleekamp has been a neighborhood and community activist for over 20 years, advocating for public parks, transparent/responsive local government, and sustainable urban planning.  She is a collaborating leader for the newly formed group called Race Matters, Friends. Traci was formerly the Director of Diversity and Outreach for the MU School of Medicine and continues to be an engaged advocate […]

Erica White

Erica White is the Museum Manager of The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum in Gladstone, Missouri. She has over 8 years of experience working with museums, historic sites, and archives.  Erica has a master’s degree in textile history from Iowa State University and has worked on freelance textile conservation projects and textile research for years.  She […]

Bob Taylor

Bob Taylor, CEO of The Family History Guide, L3C, has been actively doing family history for over 25 years. He has combined his passion for genealogy with his background in instructional design to produce a new learning resource for family history—The Family History Guide. Bob earned his BA degree from Brigham Young University and MA […]

Lauri Jean Swett

Lauri Jean Swett is a professional genealogist with a BA in Sociology and serves as a volunteer at the Platte City Family History Center.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Heartland Chapter.  She is a past Family History Center director and former volunteer at the Midwest Genealogy Center. Courses: Census Analysis […]

Mary Stansfield

Mary Stansfield is a Reference Archivist at the Missouri State Archives where she has worked since January 2012. Courses: World War I Records at the Missouri State Archives

Barbara Scanlon

Barbara Scanlon is the Genealogy Specialist at the Kansas City Irish Center.  In addition to that role she is the Genealogy Committee Co­-Chair of the Kansas City Irish Festival. Barbara was born in Lexington, Nebraska, attended grade and high school in Overton, Nebraska, then graduated from Kearney State College, and was later married in Kearney. […]

Christina Miller

Christina Miller is the Senior Reference Archivist at the Missouri State Archives. Christina graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and also holds a Masters of Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. Courses: Missouri State Archives: Where History Begins

The Midwest Genealogy Center (MGC)

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 […]

Kathy Meade

Kathy Meade is the North American representative for ArkivDigital AD AB, a company that offers online access to newly photographed color images of the Swedish church books and other historical records. She has been working with Swedish genealogy for more than fifteen years and has given many presentations on Swedish genealogy as well as had […]

Cheryl McCann

Cheryl McCann is a Midwestern girl at heart. She has lived in Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri all her life, but never found a place that felt like home until she and her husband Terry moved to Liberty in 1992 to start their family.  She is the active and proud mother of two children and has […]