National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: July 20, 2012

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives August 2012 Genealogy Workshop

For More Information Contact:
Lori Cox-Paul, 816-268-8017

Kansas City, (MO)… The National Archives at Kansas City will be offering three free genealogy workshops in August. Building Your Genealogy Toolbox: Exploring National Archives Online Resources will be held on Friday, August 3 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Introduction to Genealogy: Where to Begin? will be held on Thursday, August 9 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., and Counting Everyone: Using Federal Census Records to Find Your Ancestors will be held on Wednesday, August 22 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. The workshops will be held at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

Workshop Descriptions:

Building Your Genealogy Toolbox: Exploring National Archives Online Resources

Friday, August 3, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

This fast-paced class will provide a quick introduction to the National Archives’ Online Public Access (OPA), Access to Archival Databases (AAD), and the National Archives website (www.archives.gov). Participants will gain familiarity with these tools and the resources they provide.

Introduction to Genealogy: Where to Begin?

Thursday, August 9, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

If you are interested in starting your family history research but aren’t sure where to begin, this course will teach you how to start. The course covers the basics of what you need, where you can find information, what resources are available to assist, and how original records help tell your family’s story.

Counting Everyone: Using Federal Census Records to Find Your Ancestors

Wednesday, August 22, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Everyone counts! The census documents people from all walks of life: immigrants and store clerks to celebrities, inmates, and everyday people. This course will introduce beginning genealogists to the United States Federal Census 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 please 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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