National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: December 20, 2011

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives January 2012 Genealogy Workshops

For More Information Contact:
Lori Cox-Paul, 816-268-8017

Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City will be offering two free genealogy workshops in January. Introduction to Genealogy: Using Federal Census Records to Find Your Ancestors will be held on Friday, January 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and Immigration Records: More Than Just Passenger Lists will be held on Thursday, January 26th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Workshop Descriptions:

Introduction to Genealogy: Using Federal Census Records to Find Your Ancestors
This course will introduce beginning genealogists to the United States Federal Census while providing direction with how and where to start researching your family history. Learn to discover clues, codes, and other telling details about your ancestors’ lives. This workshop will be presented by Jennifer Audsley-Moore, Archives Technician and Volunteer Coordinator.

Immigration Records: More Than Just Passenger Lists
The breadth of immigration records available online and in archives can seem overwhelming. Come learn about original records available at the National Archives and online resources. Records include passport applications, naturalization documents, ship passenger lists, and more. This workshop will be presented by Jessica Edgar, Archives Specialist.

To make a reservation for these free events, please call 816-268-8000 or email: kansascity.archives@nara.gov.

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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