Friday, February 06, 2009


Trails, Rails and Paddle Wheels-- Migration Across the Nation
Saturday, 14 March, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm;
and Sunday, 15 March, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Featured Speaker: Pamela Boyer, CG, CGL

Our ancestors traveled from home to new home by foot, horseback, trains and steamboat. Many took the same trails, and made the same migration as hundreds of others before them. These patterns can help us find long-lost relatives and understand the pioneer. This two day seminar will explore these themes through a series of discussions with genealogy experts. There will be door prizes, snacks, goody bags and fun!

Fee: $30.00, deadline March 1. For more information call 816-252-7228 or email

Send fee, name, address, and phone number to:

Midwest Genealogy Center
Mid-Continent Public Library
3440 S. Lee's Summit Road
Independence, MO 64055.

Discount hotel pricing arranged with Comfort Suites Independence.
Call 816-373-9880 for details. Code: Midwest Genealogy.

Plantations to the Plains
21 Feb 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
FREE Seminar
Cohost Mid-America Arican-American Genealogy Interest Coalition (
Classes 9:30 and 10:30 about African-American and Slavery research.
Dr. Rozelle speaking at 11:30
Lunch 12:30 to 2:00

Film “The Garrett Morgan Story”.
2:00 pm Producers will talk about new project, Exodusters (ex-slaves in 1870 moving up the Mississippi to St. Louis, across Missouri to KC (Quindaro) and into Kansas. Many churches, white and black, helped them throughout the state, i.e. food, jobs, tent cities.). Producers are researching families and the churches.

Angela McComas
Reference Assistant, Programming
Midwest Genealogy Center
Phone (816) 252-7228
Mid-Continent Public Library

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