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When The Quarantine Hit, Kansas City's Interest In Genealogy Took Off

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Man researching family genealogy on a computer in a library.
Cody Newill
The Midwest Genealogy Center has free resources to research family history.

People across the nation have rekindled old hobbies or started new ones in the midst of COVID-19. One pastime that has become increasingly popular is researching family histories.

The Midwest Genealogy Center, a part of the Mid-Continent Public Library, has free resources for those digging into the past and librarians who can help people research their distant relatives.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Mackenzie Martin is a producer for KCUR's Up To Date, Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann and People's History of Kansas City. Reach out to her at or on Twitter @_macmartin.