Construction delays have postponed today's planned tours at the new Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence.

Constructions delays on the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence have caused postponement of a tour that was set for today as part of National Historic Preservation month.

The tour had been planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the new 52,000-square-foot facility at 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road. The collection includes genealogical records and historical data from across the United States.

The facility should open in the end of June.

In a press release, historic preservation manager Wendy Shay said the tour was to have demonstrated how the new Midwest Genealogy Center helps preservationists.

“Preservation often means research,” Shay said. “Independence is fortunate to now home the largest free-to-the-public-genealogy and family history library in the nation.”