The Midwest Genealogy Center's Spring Seminar 2017 Featuring Judy Russell, "The Legal Genealogist"
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The Midwest Genealogy Center's Spring Seminar 2017 Featuring Judy Russell, "The Legal Genealogist"

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Adams Pointe Conference Center

1400 Northeast Coronado Drive

Blue Springs, MO 64014

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Join us for our annual Spring Seminar! This year we will feature Judy Russell “The Legal Genealogist”

About Judy: Judy holds a law degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark, and is a nationally known Certified Genealogical Lecturer, and Certified Genealogist. Judy presents at many regional conferences and has an impressive list of fascinating lectures, and an engaging sense of humor.

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Date: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 9:00am 4:00pm

Place: Adam’s Pointe Conference Center

1400 NE Coronado Dr.

Blue Springs, MO 64014

Price is $60.00. You may pay online here at with a credit card, or reserve a "Free Ticket" here and pay in person by Cash, Check, or Credit Card at MGC by March 1st, 2017, by 5:00pm. No sales will be accepted after that date. There will be no sales at the door the day of the event. Seating and food is limited.

The Day's Agenda:

9:00am Check-in

9:30 AM

1.) After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History Through DNA

Catastrophic records loss due to fires and disasters at courthouses is a fact of life for genealogists. When a disaster takes out birth, marriage, death, court, land and probate records all in one fell swoop, it may still be possible to light our family’s research fires — to rekindle our interest in our ancestral roots — using DNA evidence.

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM

2.) Don’t Forget the Ladies – A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law

In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. The common law relegated women to “protected” – second-class – status and understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today.

Noon - Lunch Buffet is Served

1:15 PM

3.) NARA Myth busters: Your Family IS in the Archives

“All the military records were burned in the fire.” “There isn't any birth, marriage or death information in federal records.” “There aren't any details about ordinary families at the National Archives.” These kinds of myth-statements stop genealogists from breaking down all kinds of brick walls using the wealth of information in NARA records. Join the mythbusters with the treasures the National Archives holds for your family.

2:15 PM Break

2:30 PM

4.) Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions: The Family Black Sheep

Playing detective in court records can unmask those black sheep every family has – and it’s fun! Learn to understand the criminal process in both federal and state courts and how to find the records to put meat on the bones of the skeletons in your family’s closet.

Lunch will be provided


All Day Beverages- Columbian Roast Regular and Decaf Coffee

Selection of hot teas

Southern Home Style Buffet:

Fresh Garden Salad with 2 dressings

Sliced Beef Sirloin au Jus

Country Fried Chicken

Mashed Potatoes or Mac & Cheese

Country Style Green Beans

Dinner Rolls

Chef's Choice Dessert

Register via today, as registration is limited.

*Note: Call our branch at 816-252-7228 if sold out to check availability of cancellations or to be added to a waiting list. Registrations or payments after March 1st cannot be accepted. Ask for Michelle*


Can I stay at Adam's Pointe Conference Center at a special rate?

Yes. They have set aside a block of rooms just for our registrants at a special rate of $109 per night for King Size, and $124 each night for a Queen/Queen. Call the hotel at 816-228-8100 and reference the group name of Midwest Genealogy Center to receive the discounted group rate. Guests can still book rooms under the group rate after that, subject to availability.

Use the link below to book a group:

Group Reservation

Can I buy a ticket the day of the event?

No, advance registration only. The Hotel will have limited accommodations for seating and food and since we are at a new venue, our staff will not be able to accept more registrations that day. Deadline for all Registrations and Payments is March 1st, 2017.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Hotel and Conference Center has plenty of free parking

What can/can't I bring to the event?

You may bring all devices, laptops etc. Make sure your devices are fully charged as there will be limited outlets to plug them in. Please do not bring in any food or beverages.

Where can I contact the organizer with any other questions?


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We will have a list of attendees at the facility. You won't need a ticket to enter.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds can be granted only up to 24 hours before the start of the event.

Are you able to accommodate patrons with a disability?

Yes. They are wheelchair accessible and offer disabled parking. Please let us know if you need special seating.

Are there any special food options, or may I opt out of the lunch buffet for a reduced ticket price?

No. The menu is set and cannot be changed. The ticket price covers more than just food and is not negotiable.

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