Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Upcoming Midwest Genealogy Events

Genealogists and Family History enthusiasts in the Midwestern U.S. Region have a couple of exciting conference opportunities coming up this summer.

First, the 2010 national conference of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom will be held in Topeka, Kansas from July 28-31. The event will include national speakers, workshops, regional tours, and exhibits and vendors. Kansas has a rich history related to the underground railroad, and this will be a great opportunity to explore historic sites and learn more about this aspect of our past.

Overlapping that exciting event, Family History Expos will be bringing the first Expo to the Midwest region on July 30-31. This two-day conference will speaker national and local speakers on a variety of genealogical topics, as well as a vendor hall. It will be in Kansas City at the KCI expo center. Early bird registration discounts end May 31st, so check the details and register today!

Take advantage of these exciting learning opportunities right in our own back yard. If you will be travelling from a distance to attend either event, make sure to plan some extra time to explore the many excellent research repositories in our area, including the Kansas State Historical Society (in Topeka), the Topeka Genealogical Society Library, the genealogical and local history collection at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Midwest Genealogy Center (in Independence, MO), the Central Plains Branch of the National Archives (in downtown Kansas City, MO), and many more. Make the Topeka/ Kansas City area your summer genealogy destination!

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