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Jul
9
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Lineage Society Night! @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Lineage Society Night! @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join us for a special Thursday Night Genealogy Live Event! On July 9th, we will be hosting a Lineage Society Night with representatives from various lineage societies on hand to help with your application research. Do you qualify for DAR, SAR, or the Mayflower Society? Unsure about the process and eligibility requirements? Plan a research visit between 4:00pm and 7:30pm for hands-on advice and presentations by Historians/Registrars from local and national lineage societies.

From 4:00-7:30 we will have these experts on hand to help with research. In the later part of the evening, and during our regular Thursday Night Live time slot, the representatives will be giving presentations about how to join their societies.

Presentations by:

Myra Evans: State Registrar, DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)

Anissa Penn Davis: Kentucky State Historian for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Regular Thursday Night Events: Join us each Thursday evening in the Library Reading Room during regular season hours for a full hour of genealogy instruction. These genealogy sessions will take place each Thursday night from 6:30-7:30PM, beginning March 12th and running until December 10th. All it takes is an hour to hone your research skills, get started on the basics, preserve your documents, get organized, become more familiar with genealogy software or share your genealogy success stories!
Sessions are free and registration is NOT required. For more info: khsrefdesk@ky.gov or 502-564-1792 x.4460

Some of our upcoming topics include:

July 16: African American Research

July 23: Case Study Night

July 30: Indian/Native American Research

August 6: New Library Catalog

August 13: Naturalization Records

August 20: Researching Occupations

August 27: Research/Genealogy Toys

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Jul
11
Sat
Second Saturday: Online Catalogs – Gateway to Library Collections @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm
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10841949_10152968101446215_200967576621198884_oThe Kentucky Genealogical Society joins the Kentucky Historical Society in hosting a series of free genealogy workshops each month at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

In order to find the records and resources you need in a library, you need to be familiar with the catalog navigation. Join KHS staff as they take you on a tour of the various library catalogs you may encounter in your genealogical research! 

Session 1: Navigating KHS’ NEW Library Catalog!

That’s right, come July 1st, KHS will have a brand new Library Catalog, and it WILL look very different from the previous version! Several libraries in the state are transitioning to this new platform, so the lessons learned during the first hour will not only help you navigate our collection holdings, but others you encounter statewide.

Session 2: The Wild World of Catalogs

This session will explore the various larger collections already available at your fingertips, such as: Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Family History Library (FamilySearch), and Worldcat.org. Just because it’s located outside of Kentucky, doesn’t mean you can’t access it! Expand your library horizons by learning about what the world has to offer!

 

Morning session runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m., followed by a 15 minute break. Second session runs from 11:45-12:45 p.m. Registration for these free workshops is strongly encouraged. However, walk-ins are welcome. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 

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Jul
16
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: African American Research @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: African American Research @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join us each Thursday evening in the Library Reading Room during regular season hours for a full hour of genealogy instruction. These genealogy sessions will take place each Thursday night from 6:30-7:30PM, beginning March 12th and running until December 10th. All it takes is an hour to hone your research skills, get started on the basics, preserve your documents, get organized, become more familiar with genealogy software or share your genealogy success stories!
Sessions are free and registration is NOT required. For more info: khsrefdesk@ky.gov or 502-564-1792 x.4460

Some of our upcoming topics include:

July 23: Case Study Night

July 30: Indian/Native American Research

August 6: New Library Catalog

August 13: Naturalization Records

August 20: Researching Occupations

August 27: Research/Genealogy Toys

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Jul
23
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Case Study Night @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Case Study Night @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join us each Thursday evening in the Library Reading Room during regular season hours for a full hour of genealogy instruction. These genealogy sessions will take place each Thursday night from 6:30-7:30PM, beginning March 13th and running until December 11th. All it takes is an hour to hone your research skills, get started on the basics, preserve your documents, get organized, become more familiar with genealogy software or share your genealogy success stories!
Sessions are free and registration is NOT required. For more info: khsrefdesk@ky.gov or 502-564-1792 x.4460

ATTN: For Case Study Night, we are going to review a published article in detail. As we review, we will take a closer look at the resources used, the challenges encountered, and how the author reached a conclusion. For tonight’s Case Study, we will be using Researching Nineteenth-Century African American Women by Pamela Lyons Brinegar, CG – published in the National Genealogical Society Magazine (NGS Magazine), July-Sept. 2012 (Vol. 38, No. 3) If you would like to read the article ahead of time, and do not own a copy of this issue, you can access a copy at the KHS Library Reference Desk. 

Some of our upcoming topics include:

July 30: Indian/Native American Research

August 6: New Library Catalog

August 13: Naturalization Records

August 20: Researching Occupations

August 27: Research/Genealogy Toys

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Jul
30
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Researching Native American Roots @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Researching Native American Roots @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join us each Thursday evening in the Library Reading Room during regular season hours for a full hour of genealogy instruction. These genealogy sessions will take place each Thursday night from 6:30-7:30PM, beginning March 12th and running until December 10th. All it takes is an hour to hone your research skills, get started on the basics, preserve your documents, get organized, become more familiar with genealogy software or share your genealogy success stories!
Sessions are free and registration is NOT required. For more info: khsrefdesk@ky.gov or 502-564-1792 x.4460

Some of our upcoming topics include:

August 6: New Library Catalog

August 13: Naturalization Records

August 20: Researching Occupations

August 27: Research/Genealogy Toys

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