National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: October 16, 2012

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives November 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 four free genealogy workshops during the month of November. Introduction to Bureau of Indian Affairs Records will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Accessing Current Military Records: How to Use eVetRecs will be held on Thursday, November 8 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Bureau of Indian Affairs Records: Student Case Files will be held on Friday, November 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Remembering 18th and 19th Century Veterans will be held on Wednesday, November 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The workshops will be held at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

Workshop Description:

Introduction to Bureau of Indian Affairs Records

Friday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The National Archives holds an amazing assortment of government-created records detailing the lives of a variety of American Indian tribes. Each tribe has a unique set of documents pertaining to its members. These records include: allotment, annuity, land, census, student case files and more. Learn what records are available at the National Archives at Kansas City and how to begin this type of genealogy research.

Accessing Current Military Records: How to Use eVetRecs

Thursday, November 8 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The electronic veterans’ records request (eVetRecs) system creates a customized order form that allows you to request information from your or your next of kin’s military personnel record file from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. This step-by-step class explains how to make a request. Feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy during class.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Records: Student Case Files

Friday, November 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Did your ancestor attend a government-run boarding school on or near an Indian reservation? For students who attended these schools, administrators maintained files including applications, correspondence, grades, teacher notes, and more. Learn about the potential these records hold and how to search for your ancestor in them.

Remembering 18th and 19th Century Veterans

Wednesday, November 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This three-part class will cover records related to Veterans of early American wars, 1770 – 1860; Civil War Provost Marshal Records, 1860 – 1865; and U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866 – 1938. Learn how to search these records using online tools on Archives.gov, Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, and more.

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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