Genealogy Database Training

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Proquest database trainer Edward Lorea discusses three popular genealogy resources – Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, and Sanborn Maps – and how they can be used to trace family trees. All are available for free to Kansas City Public Library cardholders.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
3:30pm @ Plaza Branch

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.