Wednesday, July 07, 2010


In an effort to see how well the consultation rooms at Midwest Genealogy Center can function as sites for oral history interviews, a trial was conducted with brother and sister, Harold L. van Tuyl and Mona van Tuyl Jones. They were asked to bring mementoes relating to their personal experiences during World War II. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. She worked in the potato fields here in Jackson County with German and Italian prisoners of war.

This was also a chance to see the work of Mark Meisenheimer and John Woods, videographers. Mark will be conducting a class about recording family stories at the Midwest Genealogy Center on Sunday, 12 September, at 1:30 pm. He will talk about the mechanics of recording family members, and a MGC staff member will explain how to reserve one of the consultation rooms. This class is open to the public; please call 816-252-7228 to reserve your seat.

Click here for MCG Programs list.

Angela McComas
Reference Assistant, Programming
Midwest Genealogy Center
Mid-Continent Public Library
3440 S Lee's Summit Road
Independence, MO 64055

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