Genealogy Workshop - NEW in 2019!!

New - KCIF Genealogy Workshop

Seats are limited, so get your tickets HERE for the brand new KCIF Genealogy Workshop, lead by Kathleen Brandt, an international genealogy consultant, speaker and writer. Kathleen Brandt will conduct a three-session workshop with a bonus fourth session for those wanting to attend the Irish Fest and hear her speak at the Culture Stage.  Her clients include NBC's Who Do You Think You Are, PBS's Finding Your Roots, and TLC's I Should Have Known

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 31, 8:30 - 11:45 am

WHERE: Westin Crown Center in the Shawnee Mission Room


Session ONE - 8:30 - 9:30 am - International’s: Emigration - Immigration. When They Came to America Where Did They Go?

Session TWO - 9:30 - 10:30 am - Research Methodology - The Changing Surname - How to Trace It?

Session THREE - 10:45 - 11:45 am - DNA for Genealogists: Who? What? When? Where? (Intermediate)

Bonus 4th Session workshop:
Listen to  Kathleen Brandt speak at the Kansas City Irish Fest Culture Stage presentation from 1 - 2 pm  - Missouri Irish - Tips to Tracing Your MO Irish Ancestor - From Immigration to Emigration


Early bird pricing - Before August 1 

  • Workshop Only:  $40
  • Combo (Workshop + KCIF ticket to take part in all 4 sessions): $55

Regular pricing - After August 1

  • Workshop Only:  $50
  • Combo (Workshop + KCIF ticket to take part in all 4 sessions): $65


Kathleen Brandt, an international genealogy consultant, speaker, and writer has more than 10 years of experience as a professional genealogist and is a licensed private investigator. She has researched for NBC's Who Do You Think You Are? Seasons 2010-2011, PBS's Finding Your Roots, with Henry Louis Gates, 2012 and appeared on the History Channel's How the States Got Their Shape, 2012.

She has extensive experience in international and nationwide documentation retrieval, free-colored research, military record reconstructions, and tracing slaves, as well as Italian, Irish, Swedish, and German records.

As a freelance writer, her genealogy articles have been published online and AARP magazines, and on the a3Genealogy blog. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).

Time Period Specialty:
18th Century ; 19th Century ; 20th Century 

Geographic Specialty:
New England ; Mid-Atlantic ; South ; Midwest ; Rocky Mountains ; Southwest ; West ; Northwest ; Kansas City ; Ireland ; Italy ; Sweden 

Service Categories:
Columnist ; Editor ; Instructor ; Publisher ; Project Management ; Author/Writer 

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