National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: November 11, 2013

National Archives at Kansas City

December 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 December. Patently Amazing: Finding Your Family in Patent Records will be held on Wednesday, December 4 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and Duty and Honor will be held Friday, December 13 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. The workshops will be held at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

Workshop Description:

Patently Amazing: Finding Your Family in Patent Records on Wednesday, December 4 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Patent case files offer a unique genealogical perspective, as they contain biographical information, show intellectual pursuits, and detail the products your ancestors created or improved upon. Learn what information is available and how to access the over 3.5 million case files held by the National Archives.

Duty and Honor on Friday, December 13 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

From the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War, the National Archives maintains service and pension records for the men and women of the armed forces. Learn where the records are located, what information is necessary to order the file, and how to place an order. This class will also address privacy and access restrictions. Learn about the free resources available online and how they can benefit your research. Learn more about Veteran’s records prior to class [www.archives.gov/veterans].

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 15 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.

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