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Midwest Genealogy Center

The Midwest Genealogy Center (MGC) is one of the United States' preeminent resources for family history, providing access to almost three-quarters of a million on-site materials. You’ll find access to databases, scanning and digitization stations, oral history recording kits, microfilm reader scanners, and more.

Address: 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Rd., Independence, MO 64055

How to register: Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. Call the Midwest Genealogy Center at 816-252-7228.

Cost: FREE   
 

 YOU SCHEDULE IT! OPPORTUNITIES:
Tell-Me-A-Story

 Brownie    Junior    Cadette    Senior    Ambassador

Oral history is an important part of genealogy and local history. It connects the living to those who have gone before us and shines a light on the stories that help reveal their character. Tell Me a Story is a Mid-Continent Public Library initiative that provides the ability to record and preserve memories, stories, and living history of residents in the Kansas City metro area.

You can use your MCPL Access Pass (library card) to check out a kit for 28 days. Return the kit to any MCPL branch, and a Midwest Genealogy Center staff member will process the recording, and send you a copy on cd in the mail for free! With permission, all recordings are posted on the MGC website. Find out more.

Girls can use their family history as inspiration as they complete steps in the Storytelling Badges. 

Badge Connections: Brownie Badge: My Family Story, Junior Badge: Scribe, Cadette Badge: Screenwriter, Senior Badge: Novelist

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self. Forms and maintains healthy relationships.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.

 
Exploring My Family Story at Midwest Genealogy Center

 Brownies

With the assistance of an MGC staff person, Girl Scouts will complete the five steps to earning the My Family Story badge. Activities include share your family story game, learning and thinking about family traditions, making a story tree, and creating a family crest.

Badge Connections: Brownie Badge: My Family Story 

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self. Forms and maintains healthy relationships.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.