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Sep
18
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Using FamilySearch.org @ Kentucky Historical Society
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Using FamilySearch.org @ 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

Some of our upcoming topics include:

September 25: Using Heritage Quest

October 2: Catalogs – WorldCat, FamilySearch & Beyond

October 9: Pinterest & Family History

October 16: Using Evernote to Organize Your Research

October 23: Brick Wall Busting Strategies

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Sep
25
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Using Heritage Quest @ Kentucky Historical Society
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Using Heritage Quest @ 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

Some of our upcoming topics include:

October 2: Catalogs – WorldCat, FamilySearch & Beyond

October 9: Pinterest & Family History

October 16: Using Evernote to Organize Your Research

October 23: Brick Wall Busting Strategies

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Oct
2
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Catalogs – WorldCat, FamilySearch & Beyond @ Kentucky Historical Society
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Catalogs - WorldCat, FamilySearch & Beyond @ 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

Some of our upcoming topics include:

October 9: Pinterest & Family History

October 16: Using Evernote to Organize Your Research

October 23: Brick Wall Busting Strategies

October 30: Researching Cemeteries

November 6: Researching Native American Roots

November 13: Introduction to Pedigree/Family Tree Software

November 20: Getting Started with Genealogy

November 27: Closed – Thanksgiving

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Oct
9
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Pinterest & Family History @ Kentucky Historical Society
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Pinterest & Family History @ 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

Some of our upcoming topics include:

October 16: Using Evernote to Organize Your Research

October 23: Brick Wall Busting Strategies

October 30: Researching Cemeteries

November 6: Researching Native American Roots

November 13: Introduction to Pedigree/Family Tree Software

November 20: Getting Started with Genealogy

November 27: Closed – Thanksgiving

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Oct
11
Sat
Second Saturday: Genealogy 201/202 with Deborah Campisano @ Kentucky Historical Society
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
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DeborahProfilePictureThe Kentucky Genealogical Society joins the Kentucky Historical Society with a series of free family history workshops each month at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

This October, join us in welcoming guest speaker, Deborah Campisano, as she teaches us about taking the next step in our research journey! 

Session 201:  Beyond the Basics – Digging Deeper — Part 1

Once beyond the basics in our family history research, we may be faced with common surname hurdles or a bounty of Smiths in the same place! The lack of vital records also poses challenges! What to do? This session will illustrate techniques for distinguishing ancestors of the same name and finding substitutes when no vital records exist.

Session 202:  Beyond the Basics – Digging Deeper — Part 2

In the early stages of our research, we’ve learned to use resources such as censuses, wills, vital records, deeds, and published family histories. If these records haven’t resolved your family history mysteries, it’s time to dig deeper! This session will focus on some lesser used county court records that pack a brick-wall busting punch!

About the Speaker: 

Deborah Lord Campisano, (BA History), has over 30 years of genealogical research experience — 23 as a professional. She completed course work in genealogical studies at IGHR at Samford in Birmingham, AL, and SLIG in Salt Lake City. This summer (2014), she has focused on genetic genealogy at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and the Institute for Genetic Genealogy in Washington, D.C. She is a frequent lecturer on methodology at local, state and regional conferences.

Morning session runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m., followed by an hour break for lunch. Second session runs from 12:30-1:30 p.m. A light box lunch is available at a cost of $7 payable at the door when requested in advance. Registration for these free workshops is strongly encouraged. However, walk-ins are welcome. ***LUNCH RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY NOON OF THE PRECEDING FRIDAY.***

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