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Feb
14
Sat
Second Saturday: Migration Routes and Frontier Life in Early Kentucky @ Kentucky Historical Society
Feb 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 February, join us in welcoming guest speaker, Nancy O’Malley, as she helps us better understand the early migration patterns into Kentucky – with an emphasis on the experiences of pioneer women on the frontier!

Session 1: Early historic settlement in Kentucky: The emigration experience

This session will discuss the two principal routes that settlers took into Kentucky, conditions of travel, typical composition of the traveling parties, residential options upon arrival and frontier living conditions.

Session 2: Women on the frontier

This session will focus on the experience of women on the frontier, including specific responsibilities they shouldered, challenges and dangers that they faced, means of coping (or not) and their contributions to the shaping of frontier culture and, eventually, civil society.

OMalleyAbout the Speaker: 

Nancy O’Malley, Assistant Director of the William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky, is a professional archaeologist specializing in the historic era. One of her longterm research interests is the early historic settlement of Kentucky in the late eighteenth century. As an archaeologist, she has focused much of her research on the physical sites (forts, stations) created by settlers and their material culture (artifacts); however, she contextualizes her research with in depth consideration and analysis of archival sources and considers documentary evidence as important to her research as physical artifacts and sites. Genealogy is a key source of information about family dynamics, fictive and kinship relationships, and ethnic/socioeconomic/religious variation that is an important ingredient in reconstructing and understanding frontier society.  

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. 

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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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