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Apr
24
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Getting Started with Genealogy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Getting Started with Genealogy @ 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:

May 1: Using Ancestry.com
May 8: Using FamilySearch.org
May 15: Using Heritage Quest
May 22: Using Fold3
May 29: Social Media & Genealogy (Twitter, Google+, Facebook, etc.)
June 5: Getting Started with Genealogy
June 12: Researching Cemeteries
June 19: Using Newspapers in Your Research

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May
10
Sat
Second Saturday: Genealogy 101 & 102 @ Kentucky Historical Society
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Second Saturday: Genealogy 101 & 102 @ Kentucky Historical Society  | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Pedigree ChartThe 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 May, get started on your genealogy journey, or come for a re-fresher course on the basics of genealogy research! Presented by KHS Library Staff, Louise Jones & Cheri Daniels.

Session 1: Genealogy 101

This session introduces you to the basics of genealogy: getting started, using various records,  looking at your family archives, online databases, researching in courthouses and libraries. (Given by: Cheri Daniels, MSLS)

Session 2:  Genealogy 102

This session will go a step further to help you get a hands-on introduction to census records, pedigree charts, family group sheets, vital statistics, and Kentucky specific resources. We will explore the various components of the individual record types, and review what kind of information can be found within each. (Given by Louise Jones, MLS)

About the speakers:
Librarians, Louise Jones & Cheri Daniels have a combined 40 years experience in tracing ancestors and helping people find their roots. Louise is the Director of the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library, and Cheri is the Senior Librarian/Reference Specialist. Both head up the new online edition of Kentucky Ancestors: kentuckyancestors.org

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 PREVIOUS FRIDAY.***

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May
31
Sat
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? 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. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free and tea is provided at the event. 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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Aug
30
Sat
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? 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. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free and tea is provided at the event. 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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Nov
29
Sat
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? 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. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free and tea is provided at the event. 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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