Kansas City Archives branch of National Archives U.S.

Kansas City Archives

The Kansas City Archives is located in the State of Missouri. This is one of the locations where you can access genealogy information. Their records include ancestry census records 1790 thru 1930, Leavenworth Penitentiary inmate files and mugshots; naturalization records, Federal land records, Bureau of Indian Affairs records, also WWII "old men's" draft cards. Interesting information.

The records that are housed in Kansas City are from the following states: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

This location has public access computers and microfilm reader-printers. The public access computers have Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, Footnote, ProQuest for your use. The microfim is stored off site and must be requested in advance of your visit.


This archives has extensive microfilm holdings of value for genealogy research, among them.

1. Federal population censuses for all States, 1790-1940.
2. Indexes for the 1880,1900, 1910 and 1920 censuses are not available for census years and all states.
3. Selected military service records and indexes.
Selected pension and bounty-land warrant applications.
4. censuses and land allotment files for Native Americans.

Original Records:

The branch has more than 35,000 cubic feet of archival holdings. These holding include textual documents photographs, maps and architectural drawings, dating from 1821 thru 1980s'.

Also take a look at some of the other branches of the National Archives. These archives might also have information that will help you in your ancestry research.


For additional information go to this page:

Kansas City.

Address: National Archives, Kansas City, Missouri
400 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 1-816-268-8000

E-mail: kansascity.archives@nara.gov

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St Louis.

There are two more locations in the State of Missouri. The Lee's Summit facility serves as a Records Center, which stores and services records from the Federal agencies in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands in addition to most Department of Veterans' Affairs office nationwide. You can also find other records stored at this location.

Lenexa, Kansas facility serves as a Records Center; which stores and services records from the Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Two of the agencies are Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Internal Revenue Service.

Click on the phrase Kansas City above and check out their General Information Leaflet.

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