The National Archives at Kansas City is pleased to announce free online interactive webinars. To participate, you will need internet and telephone access on the day of the presentation. Specific directions for access will be sent the week of the presentation via email. Reserve your “seat” early, as space is limited. All webinars will take place from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Below is information on upcoming webinars. Reservations are required for these free webinars, call 816-268-8000 or email us here.
June 11 - 1:00-2:30 p.m. - Order in the Court: Finding Your Family in Federal Court Records
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 help to 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.