Tuesday, November 08, 2011


The National Archives at Kansas City will be offering the following free Genealogy Workshops during November.

Saturday, November 12–10:00–11:30 a.m.–Military Records at the National Archives, presented by Archives Director Lori Cox-Paul – Military records, such as compiled service records and pension files, can provide valuable information to genealogists. During this workshop participants will be provided an overview of the different types of military service records available for research, where they are located, and how to request copies.

Tuesday, November 15–10:00–11:30 a.m.–Introduction to Genealogy, presented by Archives Specialist Jessica Edgar – Unsure where or how to begin researching your family history at the National Archives? Join Archives Specialist Jessica Edgar as she demonstrates how to navigate the United States Federal Census on Ancestry.com. Participants are invited to stay after class to use the public access computers in the genealogy research room to start their research.

Wednesday, November 30–10:00–11:30 a.m.–Introduction to Genealogy, presented by Archives Specialist Jessica Edgar – This workshop is a repeat of the above.

These workshops are free, but reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation for these workshops call 816-268-8000 or email us here.

Additional information about the presenters:

Lori Cox-Paul is the Archives Director for the National Archives at Kansas City. In this capacity she plans, develops, and executes long- and short-range plans of the archival program for the Central Plains Region, including accessioning, arrangement, description, publication, reference, preservation, and public and educational outreach programs.

Jessica Edgar graduated from William Jewell College with degrees in Secondary Education and History. She started with the National Archives at Kansas City in January 2007. As an archives specialist, she answers reference requests, assists in marketing and public programming, and works with data management within the Archives record tracking systems.

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to more than 55,000 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 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us here.

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