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Upcoming Events
May
22
Sat
2021
D.I.G.: DNA Interest Group – Companies and Ethics @ Kentucky Historical Society
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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DNA Interest Group (D.I.G): Join our Library staff for a new edition of the D.N.A. Interest Group! For the next 6 months of 2021 (May – October), we will be taking the D.I.G. concept further with book chapter, case study, and article discussions – virtually via ZOOM. This class is an introductory level to give you a solid background on the science behind your DNA test and results!

The topic list for each session can be found below. While not mandatory, it is highly suggested that you purchase or borrow the book: The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy (2ND EDITION) by Blaine Bettinger. With each Zoom session, we will cover specific chapters from the book along with other articles and/or case studies to keep the conversation diverse and relevant. Book can be ordered online or through our 1792 Store!

Six sessions for 2021 – Held the 4th Saturday of the month, 2:00-4:00pm EST:

  1. Companies and Ethics (May 22)
  2. AtDNA and Ethnicity (June 26)
  3. AtDNA and Tools (July 24)
  4. Y DNA, MtDNA, and X DNA (August 28)
  5. Working with Matches (September 25)
  6. Case Studies and Brick Walls (October 23)

Price: Each session is $7 for members and $10 for non-members (Package rates: $40 for members and $60 for non-members). Once signed up, you will receive a Zoom invitation and reading list prior to each session. Plus, each session will be recorded, so if you miss one or want to review what we talked about, a link to the recorded session will be provided to attendees.

Seating is limited – so please register for your class choice(s) prior to the event

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May
29
Sat
2021
ZOOM: Genealogy Tea & Sympathy – Researching Central Kentucky Families @ Virtual: Hosted by Kentucky Historical Society
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ZOOM: Genealogy Tea & Sympathy - Researching Central Kentucky Families @ Virtual: Hosted by Kentucky Historical Society
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NOTE: This event will be presented virtually via Zoom! Join our Library staff and special guests on the 5th Saturday of every month, from 2-4PM for tea time and good old fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Need help finding the necessary records? Want to share a story about your family history and traditions? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

TEA TOPICS for 2021 – Regional Research! MAY TOPIC: Researching Central Kentucky Families – Future dates for 2021 will cover Northern and Western Kentucky Research (TBA). 

Each ZOOM Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is Free. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-782-8080 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov Once you have registered, you will be sent a Zoom meeting invitation. 

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Jun
26
Sat
2021
D.I.G.: DNA Interest Group – AtDNA and Ethnicity @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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DNA Interest Group (D.I.G): Join our Library staff for a new edition of the D.N.A. Interest Group! For the next 6 months of 2021 (May – October), we will be taking the D.I.G. concept further with book chapter, case study, and article discussions – virtually via ZOOM. This class is an introductory level to give you a solid background on the science behind your DNA test and results!

The topic list for each session can be found below. While not mandatory, it is highly suggested that you purchase or borrow the book: The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy (2ND EDITION) by Blaine Bettinger. With each Zoom session, we will cover specific chapters from the book along with other articles and/or case studies to keep the conversation diverse and relevant. Book can be ordered online or through our 1792 Store!

Six sessions for 2021 – Held the 4th Saturday of the month, 2:00-4:00pm EST:

  1. Companies and Ethics (May 22)
  2. AtDNA and Ethnicity (June 26)
  3. AtDNA and Tools (July 24)
  4. Y DNA, MtDNA, and X DNA (August 28)
  5. Working with Matches (September 25)
  6. Case Studies and Brick Walls (October 23)

Price: Each session is $7 for members and $10 for non-members (Package rates: $40 for members and $60 for non-members). Once signed up, you will receive a Zoom invitation and reading list prior to each session. Plus, each session will be recorded, so if you miss one or want to review what we talked about, a link to the recorded session will be provided to attendees.

Seating is limited – so please register for your class choice(s) prior to the event

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Jul
24
Sat
2021
D.I.G.: DNA Interest Group – AtDNA and Tools @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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DNA Interest Group (D.I.G): Join our Library staff for a new edition of the D.N.A. Interest Group! For the next 6 months of 2021 (May – October), we will be taking the D.I.G. concept further with book chapter, case study, and article discussions – virtually via ZOOM. This class is an introductory level to give you a solid background on the science behind your DNA test and results!

The topic list for each session can be found below. While not mandatory, it is highly suggested that you purchase or borrow the book: The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy (2ND EDITION) by Blaine Bettinger. With each Zoom session, we will cover specific chapters from the book along with other articles and/or case studies to keep the conversation diverse and relevant. Book can be ordered online or through our 1792 Store!

Six sessions for 2021 – Held the 4th Saturday of the month, 2:00-4:00pm EST:

  1. Companies and Ethics (May 22)
  2. AtDNA and Ethnicity (June 26)
  3. AtDNA and Tools (July 24)
  4. Y DNA, MtDNA, and X DNA (August 28)
  5. Working with Matches (September 25)
  6. Case Studies and Brick Walls (October 23)

Price: Each session is $7 for members and $10 for non-members (Package rates: $40 for members and $60 for non-members). Once signed up, you will receive a Zoom invitation and reading list prior to each session. Plus, each session will be recorded, so if you miss one or want to review what we talked about, a link to the recorded session will be provided to attendees.

Seating is limited – so please register for your class choice(s) prior to the event

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Aug
28
Sat
2021
D.I.G.: DNA Interest Group – Y DNA, MtDNA, and X DNA @ Kentucky Historical Society
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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DNA Interest Group (D.I.G): Join our Library staff for a new edition of the D.N.A. Interest Group! For the next 6 months of 2021 (May – October), we will be taking the D.I.G. concept further with book chapter, case study, and article discussions – virtually via ZOOM. This class is an introductory level to give you a solid background on the science behind your DNA test and results!

The topic list for each session can be found below. While not mandatory, it is highly suggested that you purchase or borrow the book: The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy (2ND EDITION) by Blaine Bettinger. With each Zoom session, we will cover specific chapters from the book along with other articles and/or case studies to keep the conversation diverse and relevant. Book can be ordered online or through our 1792 Store!

Six sessions for 2021 – Held the 4th Saturday of the month, 2:00-4:00pm EST:

  1. Companies and Ethics (May 22)
  2. AtDNA and Ethnicity (June 26)
  3. AtDNA and Tools (July 24)
  4. Y DNA, MtDNA, and X DNA (August 28)
  5. Working with Matches (September 25)
  6. Case Studies and Brick Walls (October 23)

Price: Each session is $7 for members and $10 for non-members (Package rates: $40 for members and $60 for non-members). Once signed up, you will receive a Zoom invitation and reading list prior to each session. Plus, each session will be recorded, so if you miss one or want to review what we talked about, a link to the recorded session will be provided to attendees.

Seating is limited – so please register for your class choice(s) prior to the event

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Sep
25
Sat
2021
D.I.G.: DNA Interest Group – Working with Matches @ Kentucky Historical Society
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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DNA Interest Group (D.I.G): Join our Library staff for a new edition of the D.N.A. Interest Group! For the next 6 months of 2021 (May – October), we will be taking the D.I.G. concept further with book chapter, case study, and article discussions – virtually via ZOOM. This class is an introductory level to give you a solid background on the science behind your DNA test and results!

The topic list for each session can be found below. While not mandatory, it is highly suggested that you purchase or borrow the book: The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy (2ND EDITION) by Blaine Bettinger. With each Zoom session, we will cover specific chapters from the book along with other articles and/or case studies to keep the conversation diverse and relevant. Book can be ordered online or through our 1792 Store!

Six sessions for 2021 – Held the 4th Saturday of the month, 2:00-4:00pm EST:

  1. Companies and Ethics (May 22)
  2. AtDNA and Ethnicity (June 26)
  3. AtDNA and Tools (July 24)
  4. Y DNA, MtDNA, and X DNA (August 28)
  5. Working with Matches (September 25)
  6. Case Studies and Brick Walls (October 23)

Price: Each session is $7 for members and $10 for non-members (Package rates: $40 for members and $60 for non-members). Once signed up, you will receive a Zoom invitation and reading list prior to each session. Plus, each session will be recorded, so if you miss one or want to review what we talked about, a link to the recorded session will be provided to attendees.

Seating is limited – so please register for your class choice(s) prior to the event!

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Oct
23
Sat
2021
D.I.G.: DNA Interest Group – Case Studies and Brick Walls @ Kentucky Historical Society
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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DNA Interest Group (D.I.G): Join our Library staff for a new edition of the D.N.A. Interest Group! For the next 6 months of 2021 (May – October), we will be taking the D.I.G. concept further with book chapter, case study, and article discussions – virtually via ZOOM. This class is an introductory level to give you a solid background on the science behind your DNA test and results!

The topic list for each session can be found below. While not mandatory, it is highly suggested that you purchase or borrow the book: The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy (2ND EDITION) by Blaine Bettinger. With each Zoom session, we will cover specific chapters from the book along with other articles and/or case studies to keep the conversation diverse and relevant. Book can be ordered online or through our 1792 Store!

Six sessions for 2021 – Held the 4th Saturday of the month, 2:00-4:00pm EST:

  1. Companies and Ethics (May 22)
  2. AtDNA and Ethnicity (June 26)
  3. AtDNA and Tools (July 24)
  4. Y DNA, MtDNA, and X DNA (August 28)
  5. Working with Matches (September 25)
  6. Case Studies and Brick Walls (October 23)

Price: Each session is $7 for members and $10 for non-members (Package rates: $40 for members and $60 for non-members). Once signed up, you will receive a Zoom invitation and reading list prior to each session. Plus, each session will be recorded, so if you miss one or want to review what we talked about, a link to the recorded session will be provided to attendees.

Seating is limited – so please register for your class choice(s) prior to the event!

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