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Feb
13
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Second Saturday: Using Land Patents to Plot Kentucky History with Kandie Adkinson @ Kentucky Historical Society
Feb 13 @ 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 month, KGS & KHS welcomes Kandie Adkinson as she covers Using Land Patents to Plot Kentucky History!

Sessions 1 & 2: Using Land Patents to Plot Kentucky History

Learn how land patent research can enhance family, African American, and community history through a unique case study. After an instructional overview of the process, a discussion of the property division among slaves freed by John Meaux in Mercer County will be included in the program.

kenkandi-1cAbout the Speaker:

Kandie Adkinson is an Administrative Supervisor for the Secretary of State’s Land Office.  She has over 37 years of experience with land patent records—six years with the Kentucky Historical Society Preservation Lab and thirty-one years with the Land Office. She has conducted seminars on the patenting process throughout Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana. She is a member of the Jane McAfee Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the First Families of Kentucky.

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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Mar
12
Sat
Second Saturday: Utilizing Supplemental Records – Draper Manuscripts & A Mystery Revealed @ Kentucky Historical Society
Mar 12 @ 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 month, KGS & KHS welcomes Cheri Daniels as she covers Utilizing Supplemental Records!

Sessions 1 : Introduction to the Draper Manuscripts

Most of us have heard of this resource for early American Settlement – including Kentucky – but how many have actually used them in our research? The KHS Library has a collection of the Draper Manuscripts on microfilm, but finding the entry you need requires multiple indexes and strategies. This session will introduce you to the resource as well as provide hands-on experience with the various indexes available.

Session 2: The Revolutionary Soldier and “Black Jenny” – A Mystery Revealed Through Supplemental Records

While searching various supplemental records in an attempt to untangle the identity of three wives, a story began to emerge that had been hidden from subsequent generations. Attendees will be taken along the supplemental record journey to see how the story came back to the family and led to a previously unknown branch. We will also learn about the variable nature of supplemental records, and why they might just lead you to further documents.

Daniels, CheriAbout the Speaker:

Cheri Daniels is the Head of Reference Services for the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library and Editor of Kentucky Ancestors Online at the Kentucky Historical Society. She holds a B.A. in History and an M.S. in Library Science, both from the University of Kentucky. For over 20 years she has worked in various types of libraries, including 11 years at the University of Kentucky, and pursued her genealogical passion through her own research along the way. Other roles include: KLA Genealogy/Local History Round Table Chair, DAR Member, PR Director for the Harrison County Heritage Council, blogger at Journeys Past, Co-founder/President of Pastology, LLC, and speaker on the regional/national stage (NGS: 2012/2014, RootsTech: 2014, Mysteries at the Museum: 2014, WTVQ Kentucky History Treasures: 2014, 2016)

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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Apr
30
Sat
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Apr 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!

2016 fifth Saturdays include: July 30th, October 29th, and December 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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Jul
30
Sat
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jul 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!

2016 fifth Saturdays include: October 29th, and December 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
29
Sat
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Oct 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!

2016 fifth Saturdays include: December 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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