Saturday, May 11, 2013


Military Service Records
Thursday, June 6 at 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

From the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War, the National Archives maintains service and pension records for the men and women of the armed forces. Learn where the records are located, what information is necessary to order the file, and how to place an order. This class will also address privacy and access.

Exploring Resources Related to African American Genealogy Research during the Civil War and Reconstruction Era with genealogist Lyle Gibson
Saturday, June 15 –at 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

The consequences of the Civil War directly impacted former slaves and impoverished whites, destroying the South, and leaving many without homes and jobs. The U.S. Government established the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (the Freedmen’s Bureau) to assist these individuals. Documents from this agency include: local censuses, marriage records, and medical records which provide freed people’s full names and former masters, and more. Join Gibson as he discusses records found in the Freedmen’s Bureau and other resources related to African American genealogy.

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

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