Genealogy Database Training
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
Proquest database trainer Edward Lorea discusses three popular genealogy resources — Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, and Sanborn Maps — and explains how each can aid patrons who are looking to trace their family tree on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. in the Cohen Center at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Ancestry.com provides access to more than 30,000 databases spanning the 1500s to the 2000s.
HeritageQuest makes available information dating to the 1700s, including U.S. census data from 1790 to 1940, digitized page images from more than 28,000 family histories, Freedman’s Bank Records, and Revolutionary War records.
Sanborn Maps allows users to view historical maps, circa 1867 to 1970, for cities and towns in Missouri and Kansas.
All three databases are available for free to Kansas City Public Library cardholders.