Many programs are planned at the Midwest Genealogy Center in December. The center is at 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence. Unless otherwise indicated, registration is required for all programs. To register or for further information, call 816-252-7228 or visit mymcpl.org.

Hours:

• Monday through Saturday – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Sunday – 1 through 8 p.m.

Census Records Research: 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Explore how the U.S. census can help your genealogy research. This is a beginner-level class.

Introduction to Internet Genealogy: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Discover the best genealogy websites for your research. This is a beginner-level class. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.

Kansas City Jazz: The Golden Years: 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Join jazz historian Kent Rausch for an exploration of the golden years of Kansas City jazz.

Newspaper Databases at Mid-Continent Public Library: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12. Learn about the different online newspaper databases accessible through the Mid-Continent Public Library.

Using FamilySearch: 2 p.m. Dec. 19. Learn how to use FamilySearch. This is a beginner-level class. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.

Using Fold3: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 27. Learn the best ways to search Fold3 to access U.S. military records, photos and personal documents. This is a beginner-level class. Basic computer skills are needed.

Using HeritageQuest: 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Learn how to search thousands of resources – from history books to Revolutionary War records – with HeritageQuest Online. This is a beginner-level class. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along.

Walkabout at MGC: 2 p.m. Dec. 30. Take a walk around MGC and see all the resources available for genealogy and history research. This is a beginner-level class. Registration is required.

Christmas: From Ireland to the Ozarks: 6 p.m. Dec. 10. Mike and Nancee Micham explain how traditional Irish music shaped the folk songs and stories that touched our ancestors’ hearts and our own. Ages 8 and up.