National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: March 19, 2013

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives April 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 April. Broke, But Not Out of Luck: Exploring Bankruptcy Records will be held on Friday, April 5 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and Federal Websites for Genealogists will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. The workshops will be held at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

Workshop Descriptions:

Broke, But Not Our of Luck: Exploring Bankruptcy Records
Friday, April 5 from 10:00 – 11:03 a.m.

The course of U.S. history has seen many economic “ups and downs.” Through bankruptcy records genealogists can learn what their ancestors owned, where they shopped, and which neighbors they borrowed from. The records of these tough times leave a wealth of details that can be found in few, if any other places. This class will take a look at what bankruptcy records are available, what researchers can expect to find, and provide instruction on how to research the records.

Federal Websites for Genealogists
Thursday, April 25 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

In the sea of subscription-based websites many Federal agencies continue to offer free webpages that are helpful to genealogists. The content ranges from tools to articles to indexes. Learn about the free resources available online and how they can benefit your research.

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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