National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: July 20, 2013

National Archives at Kansas City

August 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 three free genealogy workshops in August. Navigating Ancestry.com will be held on Friday, August 9. Exploring Fold3.com will be held on Friday, August 16. Googling Your Genealogy will be held on Friday, August 23. Each workshop will be held from 10:00 11:30 a.m. at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

Workshop Descriptions:

Navigating Ancestry.com on Friday, August 9 from 10:00 11:30 a.m.

Through a partnership with subscription-based genealogy website Ancestry.com, the National Archives is able to provide access to select digital records. The website contains a wealth of information, but unless you understand its structure and depth, your search results will be limited. Come learn about the different databases and effective search strategies to uncover more about your ancestors. Follow along on your WiFi enabled device.

Exploring Fold3.com on Friday, August 16 from 10:00 11:30 a.m.

Fold3.com takes its name from the "third fold in flag-folding ceremony [honoring and remembering] veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world." This subscription-based website provides digital access to select military records held in the National Archives. Learn what resources are available for various military engagements.

Googling Your Genealogy on Friday, August 23 from 10:00 11:30 a.m.

Searching online can be a powerful tool when seeking historical documents and resources. One of the biggest challenges is knowing how and where to start looking for them. Learn to harness the power of the internet through the use of simple tools and tricks for finding websites and useful genealogy resources.

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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