Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society

Wichita, KS
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White Chapel Documentation Project

Posted on Monday September 29, 2014

Photographing White Chapel Cemetery
Photographing White Chapel Cemetery
Cemeteries.  There’s hardly anything a genealogist likes better, is there?  Cemetery documentation, either on paper or on the web, is among the most frequently consulted resources genealogists use.  There’s been a lot of great work done in Sedgwick County to document our cemeteries, and everyone doing research in the county is grateful!

But it’s not done.  Cemeteries are constantly growing, so indexes are out of date the day after they’re printed.  Websites like Find-A-Grave and BillionGraves are leading people to expect photographs as well as indexes.

We thought it might be fun to get involved as a society in the effort to document our Sedgwick County cemeteries online.  For our first cemetery documentation project, we’ve chosen to work on White Chapel Cemetery, at Oliver and 17th street, using the BillionGraves website. Continue reading →

Program: Salem Witchcraft of 1692. Saturday, Sept. 27 @ 10am

Posted on Monday September 22, 2014

Led by Sandi Bush and Lucille Williams.
Have you ever wondered if any of your ancestors were involved in the witchcraft hysteria of 1692? Come to our “Salem” program and find out. Were they accusers? Or were they accused? Were they among those unfortunates who were hanged? Handouts, maps, and answers to your questions.

September Alert Newsletter

Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014

 Inside This Issue:  Food & Drink continued; June DAR Workshop; NEHGS database; Upcoming Programs.

August Alert Newsletter

Posted on Saturday July 19, 2014

 Inside This Issue:  August Library Updates; Recommended Reading; World War I records; Upcoming Programs.

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