National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: February 25, 2013

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives March 2013 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 March. Both workshops will be held at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

Workshop Descriptions:

Alien Case Files
Friday, March 8 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Learn about the Alien Files (A-Files), a rich source of biographic information for family research, and how to complete a successful request. The A-Files contain U.S. immigration documents generated and collected since the mid-20th century with a wealth of data, including visas, photographs, applications, affidavits, correspondence, and more.

Navigating the National Archives Website
Thursday, March 21 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Given the depth and breadth of records available at the National Archives, it is challenging to look for resources on www.archives.gov. This course will highlight portions of the National Archives website including: research our records, locating veterans’ records, and ordering online.

To make a reservation for these free workshops 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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