Press Release: May 9, 2011
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives to Offer Genealogy Workshop in May
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 Workshop during May.
Saturday, May 21, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Ė Writing Family History Memoirs Presented by Helen Epstein, author of Where She Came From: A Daughterís Search for Her Motherís History, a family and social history that covers four generations of Czechs from the old Austro-Hungarian Empire and the First Czechoslovak Republic. Helen will present information on how to research family history memoirs using archival sources, document depositories, and site visits. A frequent lecturer at universities, libraries, and historical societies, she will be able to offer specific advice about documenting your own family history. A book signing will immediately follow the program.
This event is presented in partnership with the Czech and Slovak Club of Greater Kansas City. The workshop is free, but reservations are encouraged. To ensure your seat call 816-268-8010 or register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about the presenter
Helen Epstein was born in Prague in 1947, raised in the Czech exile community of New York City, and grew up to be a journalist working for national publications such as the New York Times and Washington Post. She has published six books including the classic study of the families of Holocaust survivors, Children of the Holocaust, and the much translated Where She Came From: A Daughterís Search for her Motherís History, a family and social history that covers four generations of Czechs from the old Austro-Hungarian Empire and the First Czechoslovak Republic.
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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