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Oct
23
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Brick Wall Busting Strategies @ Kentucky Historical Society
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Brick Wall Busting Strategies @ 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 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
25
Sat
Piecing Together History: Frankfort Faces & Places – The Collection of J.J. King @ Kentucky Historical Society
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Collage2The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a free knowledge-sharing community event in Frankfort, Ky., on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Help is needed to identify the people, places and events photographed by J. J. King from the 1910s through the 1940s. There will be one open-house knowledge-sharing session from 2:00-4:00 p.m., at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort.

John J. King lived and worked in Frankfort, KY. In addition to his work as a photographer, he served as president of the State National Bank in Frankfort, was the owner of the Frankfort Hotel, served as an instructor at the Cardome Academy in Georgetown, and was one of Paul Sawyier’s benefactors.

The collection contains approximately 400 photographs spanning from 1900 through 1942. The images are primarily of Frankfort, KY including downtown streets, parades, the Kentucky River, sports (swimming, boating, football, horseback riding, archery, baseball, tennis), the Singing Bridge, the Old State Capitol, the New Capitol, Governor’s mansion, distilleries, schools, locks, post office, transportation, YMCA, construction projects, the gun club, small business and the Kentucky State Arsenal.  Many of the pictures are of friends and family of J. J. King in these various settings and could include images of our very own Paul Sawyier.

Historians, neighbors, genealogists and other community members are needed to help expand the knowledge base surrounding this collection, to better document the people, places and events represented in the J. J. King Photographs. KHS is hoping members of the community will come together to assist with identification and contextual information.

The images have been digitized and cataloged and are available for researchers during and after the event. To view any part of the collection, visit kyhistory.com and search for “Graphic 12”. For those who cannot attend, please submit image specific information via the comments section at the bottom of each image.

 

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Oct
30
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Researching Cemeteries @ Kentucky Historical Society
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Researching Cemeteries @ 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:

November 6: Researching Native American Roots

November 13: Introduction to Pedigree/Family Tree Software

November 20: Getting Started with Genealogy

November 27: Closed – Thanksgiving

December 4: Researching Newspapers

December 11: Researching Occupations

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Nov
1
Sat
Second Saturday: Civil War Governors of Kentucky Database with Dr. Patrick Lewis @ Kentucky Historical Society
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
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**PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE! NOVEMBER WORKSHOP IS ALWAYS ON THE FIRST SATURDAY!!**

The Kentucky Genealogical Society joins the Kentucky Historical Society in hosting a series of free family history workshops each month at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

This November, join us in welcoming guest speaker, Dr. Patrick Lewis, as he explores the wondrous treasures discovered in the new Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition!

Session 1: Civil War Social Networking: 21st Century Reconstructions of 19th Century Kentucky 

The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition (CWG-K) is building a research database that will allow researchers to track individual Kentuckians, understand their social and kinship networks, economic systems, patterns of political patronage, and more. Learn how CWG-K is reconstructing the lives and worlds of tens of thousands of heretofore voiceless Kentuckians—women and men, slave and free, soldiers and civilians, unionists and rebels—by identifying, imaging, transcribing, annotating, and linking together over 30,000  Civil War-era documents from archives across the nation. Enjoy this sneak-peak of a powerful tool that will change the way genealogists, historians, and teachers access, understand, and interpret Kentucky history.

Session 2: Civil War CSI: Murder, Politics, and the Louisville Horse Pile 

CWG-K will provide access to more than 30,000 documents, but even one on its own can raise new and fascinating questions. This session will interactively analyze an 1864 murder in Louisville. The case seems open-and-shut, but what clues should historians be picking up on here? What can this case tell us about 19th Century Kentucky—urban life, public health, the economy, immigration and ethnicity, civil-military interaction? What about that world is familiar to us? What questions jump out that need further research?  What—or who— have historians overlooked in Civil War Kentucky? What can CWG-K help us learn about the dark side of a Kentucky we think we know so well?

About the Speaker: 

Patrick Lewis is Assistant Editor of the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition. He is a Kentucky native and graduate of Transylvania University. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Kentucky in 2012. He worked previously for the National Park Service and has been at KHS since 2010. He is the author of For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War, coming in the Spring of 2015 from the University Press of Kentucky.

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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Nov
6
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Researching Native American Roots @ Kentucky Historical Society
Nov 6 @ 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 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:

November 13: Introduction to Pedigree/Family Tree Software

November 20: Getting Started with Genealogy

November 27: Closed – Thanksgiving

December 4: Researching Newspapers

December 11: Researching Occupations

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