National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: June 21, 2013

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives Military and Civilian Personnel Records Workshop

For More Information Contact:
Lori Cox-Paul, 816-268-8017

Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City will host Archivists Theresa Fitzgerald and Ashley Mattingly for a free genealogy workshop, Military and Civilian Personnel Records: The National Archives at St. Louis, on Friday, July 12 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

Ever wondered about the specifics of Granpda’s military service? Have you explored your Grandma’s employment with the U.S. Census Bureau? Join us as Archivists Theresa Fitzgerald and Ashley Mattingly discuss the military and civilian personnel records maintained at the National Archives located in St. Louis. They will explain what can be found in the personnel files of former military service members and civil servants, how to request reproductions of the records, and the difference between records that are open to the public and those that are not.

Theresa Fitzgerald has been with the National Archives at St. Louis for the last five years working with military personnel records. Before joining the National Archives, she worked as a Data Entry Archivist with the Missouri Historical Society, focusing on the Richard A. Gephardt Papers. Fitzgerald received her Masters in History with a Certificate in Museum Studies from University of Missouri, St. Louis, and Bachelors in History from Oklahoma State University.

Ashley Mattingly has been with the National Archives at St. Louis for the last five years working with civilian personnel records. Before joining the National Archives, she worked for a variety of museums and historical societies as a Costumed Interpreter, Education Assistant, Archivist, and Collections Management Assistant. She started working for the National Archives as a Preservation Technician. Ashley is a Certified Archivist under The Academy of Certified Archivists. She received a Masters in Library and Information Science with a focus on Archival Administration from University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, and a bachelor degree in History from Washington College, Maryland.

To make a reservation for this free workshop 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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