Local Author Books Signing and Genealogy Lock-In

Independence, MO -- On Friday, October 25, the Midwest Genealogy Center will be hosting two events for family historians of all levels. Beginning at 4:00 p.m., they will be hosting a book signing for local authors pertinent to the field of local history and genealogy, and after MGC closes at 6:00 p.m., they will host the "Let Your Skeletons Dance" lock-in event for the sixth year in a row.

The authors will each speak about their books and answer questions for a few minutes. The book signing is a free event and is open to the public. The authors will also have their books for sale.

Paul R. Petersen, author of Lost Souls of the Lost Township Ladene Morton, author of The Brookside Story: Shops of Every Necessary Character Jon Taylor, author of Truman's Grandview Farm James Tharp, author of Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy Kansas City, Missouri: Names of 3400 Graduates, 1871-1905 Janice Schultz, author of Finding Your Roots: Easy-to-Do Genealogy and Family Tom Rafiner, author of Cinders and Silence

The annual “Let Your Skeletons Dance” lock-in event lets genealogists and interested family historians have uninterrupted time to explore their roots with dedicated assistance from the staff of the Midwest Genealogy Center. From 6:00 p.m. to midnight, registrants will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious dinner, participate in hourly prize drawings, and enjoy a variety of mini-classes available throughout the night. Registration is required for this event and tickets are $25.

For more information, contact the Midwest Genealogy Center at 816.252.7228.

Midwest Genealogy Center As the largest free-standing public genealogy library in the United States, the Midwest Genealogy Center boasts 52,000 square feet of resources for family history researchers including almost three-quarters of a million on-site materials, access to digitized books, online resources, and hundreds of available research databases.

Access Your World Mid-Continent Public Library is the largest library system in the Kansas City metropolitan area, operating 35 libraries and serving over 770,000 people in Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties. The Library strives to enrich our citizens and communities through expanding access to innovation, information, ideas, and inspiration.

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