Press Release: January 29, 2010
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives Offers February Genealogy Workshops
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Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City will present the following workshops in February:
Tuesday, February 9 at 2:30 p.m. Know Your Records: African American Genealogy Resources Sabrina Peterson from Ancestry.com will demonstrate via videoconference how to use Ancestry, a subscription database, in searching for records related to African American genealogy. Participants will be able to interact with Ms. Peterson and handouts will be available.
Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. Introduction to ARC
With over 4 billion paper documents, 5.5 million maps, charts, and architectural drawings, and nearly 35 million still pictures in the nationwide holdings of the National Archives, it easy for a researchers to become confused and overwhelmed amongst the size and breadth of information. To help researchers wade through the immense amount of material, the National Archives maintains the Archival Research Catalog (ARC). It is a valuable online resource for genealogists and historians alike because it organizes descriptions for records located in the Washington, DC, area, the Regional Archives, and Presidential Libraries. Join the Archives staff as we explain how to use catalog, offer helpful hints, and advise against common pitfalls. Participants are encouraged to visit the computer research room after class to apply their new skills.
All workshops are free and open to the public and will be held at the National Archives at Kansas City, 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO.
Free parking is available for National Archives visitors, with additional free parking available in the Union Station Parking Garage on the west side of Union Station.
The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. The National Archives at Kansas City is open Tuesday–Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. for exhibits viewing and Tuesday–Saturday from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. for research.
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