National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: August 13, 2012

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives September 2012 Genealogy Workshop

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 September. Township, Section, Range: Looking at Land Records will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Order in the Court: Finding Your Family in Federal Court Records will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. The workshops will be held at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Workshop Descriptions:

Township, Section Range: Looking at Land Records

Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Township 1, Range 43 West, Section 2. Does this make sense to you? Have you always been curious about the "secret language" of land records? Come learn about Federal land records and the difference between what you will discover at the National Archives versus the county or state archives. Topics include locating information about bounty land warrants, homestead files, land tract books, and other great land resources.

Order in the Court: Finding Your Family in Federal Court Records

Friday, September 14, 2012 at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Did your ancestor file for bankruptcy? Get tied up in a federal civil suit? Were they a defendant in a criminal case? Federal court documents are an underutilized set of records that help provide a snapshot of an individual or family at a particular juncture in life. Depending upon the type of case, documents can include lists of property, family members, testimony, and other insightful glimpses at events that may not be documented elsewhere. Come learn about the types of cases you can find at the National Archives and how to begin your research.

To make a reservation for these free workshops 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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