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Nov
29
Sat
Piecing Together History: The Kentucky Bourbon Industry @ Kentucky Historical Society
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Collage2The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a free knowledge-sharing community event in Frankfort, Ky., on Saturday, November 29, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Attendees are invited to view photographs from the KHS Collections featuring various distilleries and the distilling process during the first half of the twentieth century. The “Piecing Together History” event will be at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library, 100 W. Broadway.

For this event, KHS will select some of the most complex images we have featuring the distilling process. We need the public’s help in improving the descriptive information about the photographs. Our hope is that local experts, distilling aficionados, and Bourbon connoisseurs will attend to share their knowledge about the detailed process of distilling Bourbon in Kentucky. Selected images needing identification will include employees, equipment, and activities, but we are also interested in learning more about the social traditions unique to the various companies such as parades, car and horse races, and company baseball teams. Some of the distilleries featured in these photos include: Old Taylor, Labrot & Graham, Old Dignity, Old Joe, Stagg, Old Crow, Old Fitzgerald, O.F.C.

The images from various collections 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 “Bourbon Industry.” People who cannot attend the Nov. 29th event can submit image-specific information using the comments section at the bottom of each online image. Anyone with a specific question about the photographs should contact the KHS Reference Desk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460, or KHSrefdesk@ky.gov.

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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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Dec
4
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Researching Newspapers @ Kentucky Historical Society
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Researching Newspapers @ 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:

December 11: Researching Occupations

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Dec
11
Thu
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Researching Occupations @ Kentucky Historical Society
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Researching Occupations @ 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:

Check back in early 2015 for a new schedule, beginning in March!

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Dec
13
Sat
Second Saturday: Online Publishing with Linda McCauley @ Kentucky Historical Society
Dec 13 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
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Linda McCauley

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 December, join us in welcoming guest speaker, Linda McCauley, as she explores multi-faceted topic of Online Publishing!

Topic: Online Publishing: Get Your Genealogy Out There

After lots of research and hard work, you have hundreds (thousands?) of names, dates, places, stories, photos, and more. Why not share the wealth – and maybe connect with some cousins in the process? You can do it through online publishing.
 
Don’t let that phrase “online publishing” scare you. Options run the gamut:
  • a simple message board post
  • uploading files at various online tree websites
  • a blog
  • your own full-blown personal genealogy website
You don’t have to be a tech guru or a professional writer to have an online genealogy presence. Learn how online publishing could lead to knocking out some of those bricks in your walls. (both sessions will cover this broad topic of ‘online publishing’)
About the Speaker: 

Linda McCauley is a local Kentucky researcher from the Mt. Vernon area who has been documenting her family tree since 2001. As a way to share her progress, she has been blogging about the results since 2009 at Documenting the Details. Linda is also the Vice President of the Kentucky Genealogical Society, Technology Committee Chair, Program Committee Chair, and teaches the KGS Tech sessions held right after the Second Saturday workshops. Linda has taken on the role of Marketing Committee Chair for the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ 2015 Conference in Salt Lake City, and was recently appointed to the FGS Board of Directors.

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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