Press Release: April 9, 2011
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives to Offer Genealogy Workshops in April
For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072
Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City will be offering the following free Genealogical Workshops during April.
Friday, April 22, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. – Researching Footnote.com and Civil War Records This workshop, taught by National Archives volunteer Evie Bresette, will include information on how to examine case files from the Civil War Pension Index and Widow’s Pension files, Confederate Amnesty Papers, Southern Claims Commission, and the Civil War Subversion Investigations, all found on Footnote.com.
Friday, April 29, 1 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Preserving Family RecordsShoeboxes full of photos and letters, tattered scrapbooks and diaries, cherished baby clothes and uniforms - how can you preserve precious family records and heirlooms? Archivist Joyce Burner will demonstrate simple techniques to lengthen the life of papers and artifacts documenting your own family’s history.
These workshops are free, but reservations are encouraged. To ensure your seat call 816-268-8010 or register by emailing email@example.com
Additional information about the presenters
Evie Bresette is a Certified Genealogist with the Board for Certification of Genealogists and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and its affiliate local chapter, Heartland APG. Bresette is a recipient of the Richard S. Lackey Memorial Scholarship for the National Institute for Genealogical Research in Washington D.C. and a past Registrar for the Sagamore Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. She has volunteered at the National Archives-Central Plains Region since 1993 and specializes in heir searching and due diligence.
Joyce Burner joined the archives staff in 2010 as archivist. After working for thirty years in school and church libraries and book retail, Burner returned to graduate school in 2007 to study archive management, and interned at the National Archives at Kansas City and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library. Before taking her current position in April, 2010, she worked as a preservation contractor in NARA’s document preservation lab in Lee’s Summit, MO.
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. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.
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