National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: April 10, 2013

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives May 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 May. Finding Females will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. and Coming to America: Ship Passenger Arrival Lists will be held on Wednesday, May 15 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. The workshops will be held at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

Workshop Descriptions:

Finding Females with Professional Genealogist Valerie Eicher Lair
Saturday, May 11 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

One of the most difficult tasks in genealogy research is finding the maiden names of female ancestors. Learn some ways of how to overcome the barriers in finding these ancestors. They weren’t always known as "Mrs. Jones!" Visit www.valsroots.com to learn more about Lair.

Coming to America: Ship Passenger Arrival Lists
Wednesday, May 15 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Ship passenger arrival lists have been created for different purposes throughout U.S. history, but are useful when seeking information related to the arrival of your ancestors. This course will cover types of ship passenger arrival lists, dates, forms, and search techniques.

To make a reservation for any of these free workshops call 816-268-8010 or email kansascity.educate@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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