This Year's Sessions
10 Best Bets to Civil War Research
If your family lived in the United States in the 1860s, chances are you're related to someone who served in the Civil War. Many records to uncover your Civil War veteran are overlooked. This lecture will include information about the records available at the Kansas City Archives and how to use them in your research.
Finding Your Revolutionary War Soldier
Finding your Revolutionary War soldier among 200,000 plus participants can be daunting. This presentation provides seven key resources to ferret out your Revolutionary War soldier.
Oral and Family History: Sharing Our Ancestors
Do you have records, stories, a bible, or other items that might be of interest or might be critical research leads for other people researching your family? Learn what we can do to uncover their existence and why we should share these treasures.
The Changing Surname – How to Trace It
Everyone has encountered the problems associated with surname changes our ancestors experienced. There are many reasons why surnames changed such as misspellings, translations, “Americanization”, marriage, legal issues, etc. There are also many methods and tools available to overcome some of the obstacles created by surname changes. Learn useful methodology and resources to help you in your research efforts.
Kathleen Brandt Biography:
Kathleen Brandt, an international genealogy consultant, speaker, and writer, has more than 10 years of experience as a professional genealogist and is a licensed private investigator. She researched for NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” 2010-2011, PBS’s “Finding Your Roots,” with Henry Louis Gates, 2012 and appeared on the History Channel’s “How the States Got Their Shape,” 2012. She has extensive experience in international and nationwide documentation retrieval, free-colored research, military record reconstructions, and tracing slaves, as well as Italian, Irish, Swedish, and German records. As a freelance writer, her genealogy articles have been published online at Archives.com and AARP magazines, and on the a3Genealogy blog. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).
Raffle and Door Prizes!
Don't miss out on the opportunity to win some great door prizes from Ancestry, Fold3, 23&Me, and other online services!
Raffle items will be on display all day and door prizes will be called between sessions. There are some AMAZING raffle items and prizes so make sure you get your raffle tickets and listen for your name in between sessions!
Raffle tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets.