On Our Way to Midwest Genealogy Center!
2017 OGS In-State Research Trip
April 10-14, 2017
The dates of April 10-14, 2017, have been chosen for the 2017 OGS In-State Research Trip. Our destination is the Midwest Genealogical Center in Independence, Missouri. Travel is on your own. You decide how many days you want to stay and when you arrive and depart. You decide if you want to stay at our base hotel with the rest of the group.
Quality Inn & Suites, of East Kansas City, Missouri, will be our base hotel for this trip. It is located at Exit #12, 1-70 & Noland Road, nearly, 11 miles east of Kansas City Downtown. Prices will vary depending on how many stay in a room, what type of room you choose, and how many days you stay. At this time a double room for a Senior/AARP rate of $78.00. We will use our tax exempt number for this trip and there will be no taxes. Check out their website at http://www.qualityindependencekc.com/ and make your reservations.
The library opens at 9:00 a.m. On Monday, April 10th, one of the reference staff will give a short tour of the library and introduce the “newbies” to all the research materials that the library has available. If you have not been to the library before, you will be surprised how easy it is to navigate their genealogical collection.
Since the genealogical center will be closed for in-house training on Tuesday, the 11th, you have the opportunity to go to another facility in the area to research, if you desire. There are other attractions available in the Kansas City area: the National World War I Museum and Memorial is America’s only museum dedicated to sharing the stories of “the Great War” through the eyes of those who lived it. Union Station Kansas City has a world-class exhibition about the lost city of Pompeii, an ancient roman resort town and sea port that was destroyed by volcanoes 1,900 years ago. Another museum to visit is “The Arabia Steamboat Museum.” The Steamboat Arabia sank near Kansas City on September 5, 1856. Lost for 132 years, its recovers in 1988 provides a glimpse into American life on the frontier. You can learn more at their website at http://1856.com/ .
More information about the trip will be e-mailed to those interested later. If you are interested, please e-mail Rita Wallace at email@example.com or call 859-441-1935 and get your name on the list.