National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: February 21, 2012

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives March 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 three free genealogy workshops in March. Introduction to the 1940 Census will be held on Wednesday, March 7 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 31 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., and Introduction to Genealogy: Finding Your Ancestors in Federal Census Records will be held on Wednesday, March 14 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Workshop Descriptions:

Introduction to the 1940 Census
Wednesday, March 7 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 31 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

On April 2, 2012, the 1940 Census will celebrate its 72nd birthday and become available to researchers for the first time. Learn what questions were asked, what is new since the 1930 Census, and what you need to know in order to successfully search for your ancestors. Explore what your ancestors’ lives were like in 1940 by discovering this "new" record.

Introduction to Genealogy: Using Federal Census Records to Find Your Ancestors
Wednesday, March 14 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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.

To make a reservation for these free event call 816-268-8010 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 historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city.

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