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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

NARA-KC SEPTEMBER GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

The National Archives at Kansas City will offer the following free genealogy workshop, Order in the Court: Finding Your Family in Federal Court Records, on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

Workshop Description:
Order in the Court: Finding Your Family in Federal Court Records
Friday, September 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m

Did your ancestor file for bankruptcy? Get tied up in a federal civil suit? Were they a defendant in a criminal case? Federal court documents are an underutilized set of records that help provide a snapshot of an individual or family at a particular juncture in life. Depending upon the type of case, documents can include lists of property, family members, testimony, and other insightful glimpses at events that may not be documented elsewhere. Come learn about the types of cases you can find at the National Archives and how to begin your research.

To make a reservation for this free workshop, please call 816-268-8000 or email kansascity.archives@nara.gov.

The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 15 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 us here.

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