IGS is sponsoring a road trip to the Midwest Genealogy Center library (MCG) in Kansas City. The MGC is ranked as the best genealogy library and research center in our area and is also ranked among the best in the nation. Many of our members have expressed an interest in going to this library, so IGS is putting together this road trip in response. Not only does this trip afford our members and friends a great research opportunity, but it affords us all time together to get to know local people, like ourselves, with a strong interest in genealogy.
The MGC will have extra volunteers on these days ready to assist our travelers as they use MGC resources to search for family information.
The date for this road trip is Monday, June 20 through Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Our transportation will leave from the IGS library on Monday morning and return us late on Tuesday evening.
Cost of the trip:
We are asking for $100 down on the trip now. The total cost of the trip is dependent on the number of people who sign up, but it will be between $255 and $290 (for one adult with double occupancy hotel room) or between $320 and $355 (for one adult with single occupancy hotel room).
Registration is online at https://igs.regfox.com/bus-trip
7:30 a.m. - Leave on our Charter bus.
10:45 a.m. - Arrive at Midwest Genealogy Center.
12:00 noon - Break for lunch at the library (included in cost of the trip).
1:00 p.m. Start researching your family tree with help of MGC volunteers.
5:50 p.m. - Dinner will be catered at the library. (included in cost of the trip).
9:00 p.m. - MGC closes and we go to our hotel.
6:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel (included with your room) and pack
9:00 a.m. Return to Midwest Genealogy Center
12:00 p.m. Lunch will be at the library (included in cost of the trip).
1:00 p.m. Finish up your research
4:30 p.m. Load buses for return to Des Moines
5:00 p.m. Stop before leaving KC area for dinner
(we will make reservations but cost is on your own).
9:00 p.m. Arrive back at the IGS library facility.
Trip registration and payment deadline is May 23, 2022
In order to get our rooms reserved and finalize other arrangements, we need to know numbers by this date. This trip is also limited to a maximum of 56 participants.
If you have physical limitations, it is recommended that you bring someone along to assist you. Please contact the IGS office for specific information.