National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: June 21, 2013

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives July 2013 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 July. Who We Are: A Genealogist’s Introduction to the National Archives will be held on Saturday, July 13 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and Not Over There: Finding Records on Your Great War Ancestors on the Home Front will be held on Friday, July 26 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. The workshops will be held at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

Workshop Descriptions:

Who We Are: A Genealogist’s Introduction to the National Archives

Saturday, July 13 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Ever wonder what the National Archives is and how it can help you discover your family’s past? This course will give an overview of the mission of the National Archives, its holdings, and Federal records of particular interest to family historians. Learn what to expect when researching at the National Archives.

Not Over There: Finding Records on Your Great War Ancestors on the Home Front

Friday, July 26 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Have you ever wondered what role your ancestor played during the First World War? Come learn what records at the National Archives can help uncover the involvement of everyday citizens during this critical period of U.S. history.

To make a reservation for these free workshops 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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