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Second Saturday: RootsTech Family History Fair @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jun 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm
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The 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 June, join KHS and KGS for a buffet of family history sessions, sponsored by the RootsTech Conference!

In February 2015, the annual RootsTech Conference took place in Salt Lake City, Utah. Several sessions were selected for recording to be shared online and at Family History Fairs around the world. The Kentucky Historical Society has been selected as one of the participating venues!

What this means: On June 13th, our regularly scheduled Second Saturday will take on a slightly different shape. Our sessions will begin and end at the same time (10:30AM-12:45PM.) However, during that time, we will be providing three different video sessions each hour, giving you the option to choose which session you want to attend! The sessions will take place concurrently every hour in three separate rooms throughout the History Center, with different topics in each room; Just like a real conference!

This event is FREE, but registration is REQUIRED! 

Schedule for the day (Room assignments TBA):

***All Sessions are Pre-Recorded Video Presentations***

10:30AM – 11:30AM:

  • 30 Pieces of Tech I Can’t Live Without. Speaker: D. Josh Taylor
  • You’ve Mastered the Census and Basic Search, What Next? Speaker: Karen Auman
  • The Write Stuff, Leaving a Recorded Legacy. Speaker: Valerie Elkins

11:30AM – 11:45AM

Break

11:45AM – 12:45PM

  • Building a Genealogy Research Toolbox. Speaker: Thomas MacEntee
  • Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.com. Speakers: Crista Cowan & Juliana Szucs
  • Finding the Living Among the Dead: Using the Internet to Find Your Living Cousins. Speaker: Amy Archibald

About the speakers:

The sessions shown in each room will be fully recorded versions, taped at the 2015 RootsTech Conference! These sessions were delivered by nationally recognized leaders in the genealogy field. 

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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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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