Salina Public Library will welcome staff from the Midwest Genealogy Center (MGC) to its August Family History Detectives meeting. The presentation will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 in the Prescott Room.

MGC, located in Independence, Mo., is one of the country’s preeminent resources for family history, providing access to almost three-quarters of a million on-site materials. The collection includes genealogy research resources that span the U.S. and countries around the world. MGC houses a uniquely expansive circulating collection and almost completely open stacks. Visitors can access databases, scanning and digitization stations, oral history recording kits, microfilm reader scanners and more.

MGC is part of the Mid-Continent Public Library system. More information on the center can be found at

Family History Detectives, formerly known as the Genealogy Club, meets August through November and January through May. Upcoming meetings include a writing workshop on Sept. 19 and genealogy estate planning on Oct. 17. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Librarian Barbara Mulvihill at or (785) 825-4624, ext. 234.