Press Release: May 27, 2011
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives to Offer Genealogy Workshop in June
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 June.
Friday, June 10, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. – Introduction to Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Records This workshop will introduce researchers to the Bureau of Indian Affairs records located at the National Archives at Kansas City. Researchers will receive an overview of the different types of records available and how they can be used to research Native American ancestry.
This workshop is free, but reservations are encouraged. To ensure your seat call 816-268-8010 or register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about the presenters
Shirley Donaldson is a native of Taylorsville, Illinois. In 1983 she retired from Western Electric and began to volunteer at the National Archives. Shirley enjoys all types of genealogy and specializes in Native American ancestry. She led the American Indian Study Group from 1997-2010 for the National Archives at Kansas City.
Jennifer Audsley-Moore has been with the National Archives for five years, first as a preservation contractor then as an archives technician. In addition to handling reference inquires, Audsley-Moore is responsible for the National Archives at Kansas City volunteer program. She has bachelor and master degrees in American History.
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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