Press Release: October 22, 2010
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives to offer Genealogy 102 Workshop in October
For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072
Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City will be offering the following free Genealogical Workshop during October.
Friday, October 29 – 10:00 a.m. Genealogy 102 – Certified genealogist Evie Bresette and National Archives staff member Jessica Edgar will teach this intermediate level course on how to use the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) catalog along with Footnote.com. Participants will learn how to navigate these online resources and be given search hints and tips for doing online research at the National Archives. Attendees will be able to access the internet onsite after the workshop and use the genealogy resources available.
This workshop is free, but reservations are encouraged. To ensure your seat call 816-268-8010 or register by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Information about the presenters Evie Bresette is a Certified Genealogist with the Board for Certification of Genealogists and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and its affiliate local chapter, Heartland APG, which she represented on the Local Arrangements Committee for the National Genealogical Society’s Conference in the States for 2008 as co chair for Registration. She presented lectures at the conference on Greater Kansas City Research, WWI Alien Military Petitions, and the BCG Certification Workshop. A recipient of the Richard S. Lackey Memorial Scholarship for the National Institute for Genealogical Research in Washington DC and a past Registrar for the Sagamore Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. She has volunteered at the National Archives-Central Plains Region since 1993 and specializes in heir searching and due diligence.
Jessica Edgar graduated from William Jewell College with degrees in Secondary Education and History. She started with the National Archives at Kansas City in January 2007. As an Archives Specialist she answers reference requests, assists in marketing and public programming, and works with data management within the Archives record tracking systems.
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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