National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: February 20, 2014

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives March 2014 Genealogy Workshop

For More Information Contact:
Lori Cox-Paul, 816-268-8072

Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City will be offering two free genealogy workshops in March. Counting Everyone: Using Federal Census Records to Find Your Ancestors will be held on Friday, March 7 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and Navigating Ancestry.com will be held on Saturday, March 15 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. The workshops will be held at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

Workshop Description:

Counting Everyone: Using Federal Census Records to Find Your Ancestors

Friday, March 7 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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

Navigating Ancestry.com

Saturday, March 15 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Through a partnership with subscription-based genealogy website Ancestry.com, the National Archives is able to provide access to select digital records. The website contains a wealth of information, but unless you understand the structure and depth of the website, your search results will be limited. Come learn about different databases and effective search strategies to uncover more about your ancestors. Patrons are encouraged to bring a Wi-Fi enabled device to use during class.

To make a reservation for this free workshop 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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