National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: November 1, 2012

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives December 2012 Genealogy Workshops

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

Kansas City, (MO)… The National Archives at Kansas City will be offering two free genealogy workshops in December. Introduction to Genealogy: Where to Begin will be held on Saturday, December 8, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and Why Can’t I Find It!?: Ways to Search More Effectively through Online Resources will be held on Wednesday, December 12 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. The workshops will be held at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

Workshop Descriptions:

Introduction to Genealogy: Where to Begin

Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 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.

Why Can’t I Find It?!: Ways to Search More Effectively through Online Resources

Wednesday, December 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

With so many online resources, the World Wide Web is a sea of information waiting for you to set sail! Learn how to avoid common pitfalls to ensure that you successfully find, sort, and evaluate websites for genealogy research. This course will highlight a mix of Federal, state, local, and subscription-based websites with unique information.

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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