National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: October 21, 2013

National Archives at Kansas City

November 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 November. Dawes Rolls Decoded: Understanding Records of the Five Civilized Tribes will be held on Wednesday, November 6 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and Counting Everyone: Using Federal Census Records to Find Your Ancestors will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. The workshops will be held at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri.

Workshop Description:

Dawes Rolls Decoded: Understanding Records of the Five Civilized Tribes on Wednesday, November 6 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Dawes Records, created between 1898 and 1914, provide detailed information regarding tribal citizenship for members of the Five Civilized Indian Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, and Seminole. Learn about the history of these records, how to search for them, and how to avoid common assumptions and pitfalls.

Counting Everyone: Using Federal Census Records to Find Your Ancestors on Saturday, November 16 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Everyone counts! The census documents people from all walks of life: immigrants and store clerks to celebrities and everyday people. This course will introduce beginning genealogists to the U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1940, while providing direction on how and where to start researching your family history. Learn to discover clues, codes, and other telling details about your ancestors’ lives.

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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