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Mar
14
Sat
Second Saturday: Tracking Down Elusive Ancestors with Gail Jackson Miller @ Kentucky Historical Society
Mar 14 @ 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.

This March, join us in welcoming guest speaker, Gail Jackson Miller, as she tracks down those elusive Kentucky ancestors – including the notorious Harpe Brothers!

Session 1: Born in Kentucky

Your ancestor was born in Kentucky; but where? Learn techniques for finding the Kentucky origins of families who moved west.

Session 2: Murder and Mayhem on the River: The Life of the Harpes

The story of the Harpe brothers who terrorized the frontier of Kentucky and Tennessee from Cumberland Gap to the Green River in the period of 1797 to 1799.

MillerAbout the Speaker: 

Gail Jackson Miller, CG, is a professional genealogist and lecturer specializing in Kentucky and Tennessee research. Gail has more than 40 years experience in genealogy. She grew up in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky with all of her family lines extending back to the early 1800s in Kentucky or Tennessee. Her personal research continues to enhance her general knowledge of families and records. Gail has over 20 years of professional experience working with clients with Kentucky and Tennessee roots with ties to surrounding states. In 1999, Gail became a board certified genealogist through the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

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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Mar
19
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Getting Started with Genealogy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Mar 19 @ 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 19th 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

 

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Mar
26
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Introduction to KHS Collections @ Kentucky Historical Society
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Introduction to KHS Collections @ 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 19th 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

Come learn about the genealogical treasures that await you in the KHS Library! As the largest genealogical collection in the state, we have histories and information about individuals from every county, with a large collection of archival and rare material, including: photographs, diaries, bible records, letters, etc. We also have access to research databases that can help you go farther in your research!

 

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Apr
11
Sat
Second Saturday: Introduction to DNA @ Kentucky Historical Society
Apr 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.

This April, join us in welcoming guest speaker, Debra Renard, as she introduces us to the wonderful world of DNA!

Session 1: The ABCs of DNA

This session will teach attendees about the basic genetic terminology & concepts, the main types of tests available for genealogical purposes, their inheritance patterns and their limitations. They will also learn how to identify their testing goal and which test would best meet that goal

Session 2: Why Y?  Patrilineal DNA Research for Genetic Genealogy

Topics covered will include Y-DNA inheritance, types of Y tests, testing objectives, testing company offerings, using results.

DSR HeadShot2About the Speaker: 

Debra Renard is a full-time genealogical researcher and lecturer, andthe founder of Eureka! Genealogy. She is working toward a specialization as a genetic genealogist. She began researching her own family history in 2008 and discovered a good part of her heritage is from hearty pioneer lines, looking toward First Family status in western Pennsylvania and Ohio.

She is the editor of the Louisville Genealogical Society’s Lines and By-Lines Quarterly, the Treasurer of the Kentucky Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a board member of the Kentucky Genealogical Society, a member of the John Marshall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a co-founder and leader of the Louisville Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group.

Debbie has lived many lives in one, having degrees in Wildlife Biology, Regional Resource Planning, music, and an MBA. She has had careers as a piano teacher, a boutique owner, a technical trainer, a computer programmer, a supply chain expert (what?), and, finally, her true calling as a genealogist!

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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May
30
Sat
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
May 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!

2015 fifth Saturdays include: May 30th, August 29th, October 31st.

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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