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Jul
9
Sat
Second Saturday: Ships and Brick Walls – Tools, Techniques, and Case Studies @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 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 Jeff Bockman as he helps us learn about brick wall busting, and researching the ships of entry!

Session 1: Living with Brick Walls – Tools & techniques for reviewing situations, organizing documents, setting realistic research goals, and creating documentation to live a life while doing Brick Wall research. Includes three case studies.

Session 2:  They Came on This Ship –  How to use passenger lists, immigration and emigration records, published indexes, and other sources to find the ships that carried your ancestors. Then learn the ship’s history and maybe even find an image of it.

About the Speaker: Jeffrey Bockman is an experienced genealogy lecturer & writer. He is the author of Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can’t Buy / Record & Preserve Your Family’s History, a book that encourages people to record basic information and their interesting family stories, preserve documents, and identify photographs to help pass along their family’s history to future generations. He was a contributing editor for the former Everton’s Genealogical Helper and a feature writer for the former Heritage Quest Magazine. His articles have also appeared in various other publications.

Morning session runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m., followed by a 30 minute break (snacks or brown bag lunches welcome.) Second session runs from 12:00-1:00 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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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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Aug
5
Fri
Research Rave – Library Late Night with Professional Consultation @ Kentucky Historical Society
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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P9076971ccJoin the Kentucky Historical Society’s Martin F. Schmidt Research Library for a fun filled evening of research and consultations. On Friday, August 5th, from 5:00 – 9:00pm, the library will be open for extended research hours. As an added bonus, those who need a little extra help with their research can sign up for one-on-one consultation with local professionals. Admission is $5 per person, and snacks will be provided down the hall to help with research endurance. 

 

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

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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