National Archives at Kansas City

Services for the Public

Genealogy and Historical Research

  • Kansas City
    The Kansas City facility has extensive microfilm holdings of value for genealogy research, including Federal population censuses, military service records, and pension and bounty-land warrant applications. We also have more than 35,000 cubic feet of archival holdings, including textual documents, photographs, maps, and architectural drawings, dating from about 1821 to the 1980s. Among subjects of local interest are: frontier and territorial history, American Indians native to the Northern Great Plains, the development of natural resources, and court cases relating to civil rights.

Bankruptcy and Court Records Research

  • Kansas City
    Available for review are closed business and personal bankruptcy case files, and civil and criminal case files from Federal courts in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Certain case files from Federal courts in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, are also available.

  • Lee's Summit
    Available for review are closed business and personal bankruptcy case files, and civil and criminal case files from Federal, U.S. district and bankruptcy courts in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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