National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: April 23, 2014

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives May 2014 Genealogy Workshop

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 May. Archival Research 101 will be held on Friday, May 2 and Googling your Genealogy will be held on Friday, May 16. Both classes will be held from 10:00 11:30 a.m. at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri.

Workshop Description:

Archival Research 101

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

Genealogy research involves utilizing resources available at multiple archival institutions. However, very few people have had interactions with archives. Do you know the differences between researching at a library and an archive? Do you know the best time of day to visit an archive? Do you know how to interact with archivists to get the information you are seeking? If you are unable to visit an archive in person, do you know how to write a request for records? This workshop will focus on how to interact with archival institutions in order to have a successful visit in person or through email, phone, or mail correspondence. This is a research methodology course.

Googling Your Genealogy

Friday, May 16 from 10:00 11:30 a.m.

Searching the internet can be a powerful tool. Many historical documents and resources are found online, but one of the biggest challenges is knowing how and where to start looking for them. Learn to harness the power of the internet through the use of simple tools and tricks. This is a research methodology course. Patrons are encouraged to bring a Wi-Fi enabled device to practice these skills during class.

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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