Shari is a Genealogy Reference Associate at the Midwest Genealogy Center (MGC) in Independence, Missouri. Genealogy, research, and storytelling have all held her interest in one capacity or another her entire life.
Shari was born in Kansas City, Missouri but has made her home in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Minnesota. She is a graduate of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas and the University of Missouri – Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to her employment at MGC, Shari worked in various facets of Social Services for roughly 15 years. She has transitioned those skills to her work in genealogy studies related to Orphans, Intergenerational Trauma, Boarding Schools, Poor Farms, Indigenous research, and finding female ancestors.
Shari is the proud auntie to five nieces and nephews. She is also an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, which has helped propel her studies in Indian Law, Treaty Rights, and general native cultural research. When she has time off, she appreciates spending it in nature, gardening, painting, taking photographs, traveling, listening to music, attending powwows, and learning new skills.
Tracing Immigrant Origin –Shari Golden; Basic, Intermediate; (Saturday at 3:15 PM)
In order to find 19th and 20th century genealogical records in a foreign country, you often need to know your ancestor’s hometown. Learn what records exist in the United States to help you find where your immigrant ancestor was born.Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.
Tracing Your Native American and Alaska Native Ancestors – Shari Golden; Basic, Intermediate; (Saturday at 12:45 PM)
Are there family stories that you have Native American ancestors in your family tree? Learn tips for researching U.S. federal records and other documents that will help you follow a trail to your Indigenous ancestor.