Wednesday, February 08, 2012


The National Archives at Kansas City will be offering two free genealogy workshops in February. Naturalization Records will be held on Wednesday, February 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and Alien Case Files (A-Files) will be held on Friday, February 24 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Workshop Descriptions:

Naturalization Records--Wednesday, February 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Throughout American history, immigration and naturalization laws have ebbed and flowed with the political climate. Tracking documentation and evidence of our ancestor’s paths to citizenship can be a challenge. Learn about the paperwork involved with the process and how naturalization encompassed a variety of individuals from immigrants to the native born. This course will be taught by Archives Technician Jennifer Audsley Moore.

Alien Case Files (A-Files) Friday, February 24 from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Learn about the Alien Files (A-Files), a rich source of biographical information for family research and how to complete a successful request. The A-Files contain United States immigration documents generated and collected since the mid-20th century with a wealth of data, including visas, photographs, applications, affidavits, correspondence, and more. This course will be taught by Archivist Elizabeth Burnes.

To make a reservation for these free workshops, please call 816-268-8000 or email us here.

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 historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit our website.

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