Greater Kansas City Chapter

The Greater Kansas City Chapter of AHSGR serves the Kansas City metropolitan area as well as outlying areas of Missouri and Kansas. The chapter was formed in November 2019.

The Greater Kansas City Chapter meets quarterly.

The Greater Kansas City Chapter does not have a chapter membership form because we do not require chapter dues. Anyone who is a member of AHSGR International is welcome in join our chapter. To become a member of AHSGR International, please go to the membership page. Please e-mail the chapter contact to join this chapter and be added to the distribution list for information about upcoming meetings.

2023 Chapter Meeting Schedule

  • Sunday, February 5, 2023, 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 7, 2023, 2:00 PM
  • September date TBD
  • November date TBD

Meetings are held at the Midwest Genealogy Center:

3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 252-7228
https://www.mymcpl.org/genealogy

The next meeting will be held 2:00-4:00 PM on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at the Midwest Genealogy Center.  

Ron Zitterkopf will provide a presentation on “The German Origins of the Volga German Settlers”. This will include experiences from his recent trip to visit his ancestral origins in Germany.  We will also have time to share your experiences/tips locating the German origins of your ancestors.

This meeting will be held in-person only and will not be set-up for virtual participation.

Guests are welcome! Please feel free to share this information with family and friends who may be interested in attending.


Officers

President
Bob Ahlbrandt
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Vice President/Chapter Contact
Ronald Zitterkopf
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Secretary
Sheri Rohn Ertl
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Treasurer
Gail Niemann

Past President
Harvey Fries


Kansas City Area Genealogy Resources

 

Midwest Genealogy Center

3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 252-7228

The Midwest Genealogy Center (MGC) is one of the United States’ preeminent resources for family history, providing access to almost three-quarters of a million on-site materials. MGC features 52,000 square feet of space that houses all of the free resources needed to research your family history.

MGC’s collections offer resources for genealogy research that span the United States and countries around the world. MGC also houses a uniquely expansive circulating collection and almost completely open stacks. You’ll find access to databases, scanning and digitization stations, oral history recording kits, microfilm reader scanners, and more.

 

 

 

National Archives – Kansas City

400 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO  64108
(816) 268-8000

The National Archives holds historical U.S. government documents (federal, congressional, and presidential records) that are created or received by the President and his staff, by Congress, by employees of Federal government agencies, and by the Federal courts in the course of their official duties.

The regional office of the National Archives located in Kansas City houses permanent records created by Federal agencies and courts in the following states: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

National World War I Museum and Memorial

2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 888-8100

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America’s leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum and Memorial fulfills its mission by:

  • Maintaining the Liberty Memorial as a beacon of freedom and a symbol of the courage, patriotism, sacrifice, and honor of all who served in World War I
  • Interpreting the history of World War I to encourage public involvement and informed decision-making
  • Providing exhibitions and educational programs that engage diverse audiences
  • Collecting and preserving historical materials with the highest professional standards

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