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Apr
30
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Case Study Night @ Kentucky Historical Society
Apr 30 @ 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 Finding the Father of Henry Pratt of Southeastern Kentucky by Warren C. Pratt, Pd.D. – published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, June 2012 (Vol. 100, No. 2) 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:

April 23: Genealogical Proof Standard
April 30: Case Study Night
May 7: Researching Cemeteries
May 14: Using Ancestry.com
May 21: Using FamilySearch.org
May 28: Using the NEW Heritage Quest

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May
9
Sat
Second Saturday: Kentucky Digital Repository Day @ Kentucky Historical Society
May 9 @ 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.

For two hours, attendees will be treated to a state digital repository tour. State, regional, and local areas of Kentucky have their own free digital resources, but use and navigation can be unique to each one. Learn how to mine these resources like a boss!

Some of the topics covered:

  • Advanced Searching Techniques
  • New Collections/Databases
  • Lexington Herald-Leader Collection
  • University Collections
  • KH Collections
  • Public Libraries
  • Historical Societies
  • Kentucky Digital Library
  • Organizations/Cemeteries

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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Aug
29
Sat
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Aug 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!

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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Oct
31
Sat
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Oct 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!

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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