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Genealogy Tea & Sympathy 2:00 pm
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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 for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. 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
30
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2017
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Dec 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!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. 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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Jan
6
Sat
2018
Workshop: Getting Started with Genealogy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Getting Started with Genealogy @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Make 2018 the year you begin your genealogy journey! Connecting to our ancestors is an amazing experience – and while the research can feel daunting, this workshop will get you started on a firm foundation.

We will cover the basics such as: 

  • Research strategies
  • Online resources
  • Offline resources (libraries/archives)
  • Family interviews/artifacts
  • Family tree software
  • Using fundamental records (census, vital statistics, marriage, probate)
  • Organization/storage and sharing with family
  • Further educational resources to guide you on your way!

This workshop is $8 for KHS members OR $10 + $8 general admission for non-members. Seating is limited – pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792 x.4408 For more information: ksrefdesk@ky.gov 

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Feb
17
Sat
2018
Panel Session: Researching African American Roots in Kentucky @ Kentucky Historical Society
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Panel Session: Researching African American Roots in Kentucky @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join KHS and the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky as we host a panel session on researching Kentucky African American Roots! This expert panel will explore the resources and Kentucky specific strategies for locating your African American ancestors. The session will take place on Saturday, February 17th, 2018, 2-4 p.m. at the KHS’ Center for Kentucky History – It will be held in the Keeneland Gallery, which is the current home of the Kentucky Freetowns exhibit. Please plan to arrive a little early to review the exhibit images – many subjects are unidentified, and we could use your expertise identifying Freetown residents of Central Kentucky! The panel members will be announced very soon, so stay tuned!

Pre-Registration is not required.

The panel session event is Free for KHS members, AAGGKY members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. For more information please call 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 

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Feb
24
Sat
2018
D.I.G. – DNA Interest Group @ Kentucky Historical Society
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
D.I.G. - DNA Interest Group @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join our Library staff for the next 6 months (February 24-July 28) as we explore the wonders of DNA! Each 4th Saturday of the month, from 10:30-12:30, we will join for discussion about DNA. Various topics will be assigned each month – so look at the upcoming dates to see which ones you would like to join. Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group.

As the first month, our topic will be an Intro to DNA testing – exploring the various companies and sharing our experiences with testing options. 

All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register prior to the event!

Each DNA Interest Group session is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. 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
24
Sat
2018
D.I.G. – DNA Interest Group @ Kentucky Historical Society
Mar 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
D.I.G. - DNA Interest Group @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join our Library staff for the next 6 months (February 24-July 28) as we explore the wonders of DNA! Each 4th Saturday of the month, from 10:30-12:30, we will join for discussion about DNA. Various topics will be assigned each month – so look at the upcoming dates to see which ones you would like to join. Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group.

This month, our topic will be: Looking at the results: autosomal and ethnicity reports 

All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register prior to the event!

Each DNA Interest Group session is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. 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
31
Sat
2018
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Mar 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 old 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 for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. 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
28
Sat
2018
D.I.G. – DNA Interest Group @ Kentucky Historical Society
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
D.I.G. - DNA Interest Group @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join our Library staff for the next 6 months (February 24-July 28) as we explore the wonders of DNA! Each 4th Saturday of the month, from 10:30-12:30, we will join for discussion about DNA. Various topics will be assigned each month – so look at the upcoming dates to see which ones you would like to join. Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group.

This month, our topic will be: Using GEDmatch for additional analysis

All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register prior to the event!

Each DNA Interest Group session is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. 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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May
26
Sat
2018
D.I.G. – DNA Interest Group @ Kentucky Historical Society
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
D.I.G. - DNA Interest Group @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join our Library staff for the next 6 months (February 24-July 28) as we explore the wonders of DNA! Each 4th Saturday of the month, from 10:30-12:30, we will join for discussion about DNA. Various topics will be assigned each month – so look at the upcoming dates to see which ones you would like to join. Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group.

This month, our topic will be: Looking at match positions

All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register prior to the event!

Each DNA Interest Group session is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. 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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Jun
23
Sat
2018
D.I.G. – DNA Interest Group @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
D.I.G. - DNA Interest Group @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join our Library staff for the next 6 months (February 24-July 28) as we explore the wonders of DNA! Each 4th Saturday of the month, from 10:30-12:30, we will join for discussion about DNA. Various topics will be assigned each month – so look at the upcoming dates to see which ones you would like to join. Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group.

This month, our topic will be: Making contact with cousin matches

All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register prior to the event!

Each DNA Interest Group session is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. 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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Jun
30
Sat
2018
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jun 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 old 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 for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. 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
21
Sat
2018
Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Join us for a full day of Kentucky genealogy activities:

  • Witness Kentucky family mysteries solved by the experts, filmed before a live studio audience
  • Get information from Kentucky genealogy groups and experts at the Genealogy Expo
  • Visit the Genealogy Makerspace:  A vendor/exhibit area filled with hands-on learning stations that allow you to engage with staff and create genealogy related items
  • Learn about genealogy tips and tricks at the Demo Stage

Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall is an annual genealogy event of the Kentucky Historical Society. In 2018, it will take place on July 21 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. 

Ticket Prices: TBA very soon!

Lineage Society lunch: $TBA (limited to 20 people interested in learning about membership in lineage societies). Pre-registration required.

 

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Jul
28
Sat
2018
D.I.G. – DNA Interest Group @ Kentucky Historical Society
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
D.I.G. - DNA Interest Group @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join our Library staff for the next 6 months (February 24-July 28) as we explore the wonders of DNA! Each 4th Saturday of the month, from 10:30-12:30, we will join for discussion about DNA. Various topics will be assigned each month – so look at the upcoming dates to see which ones you would like to join. Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group.

This month, our topic will be: Review and experiences roundup – goals for going forward (Watch for 2019 schedule)

All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register prior to the event!

Each DNA Interest Group session is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. 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
3
Fri
2018
Library Late Night: Extended Research @ Kentucky Historical Society
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Library Late Night: Extended Research @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Always running out of research time? The Martin F. Schmidt Research Library will be open for extended hours on Friday August 3rd, from 5-9pm! Spend an evening researching your ancestors in Kentucky’s largest genealogy library! Our holdings span all of Kentucky’s 120 counties and include published works; archival records such as manuscripts, photographs, maps, atlases; oral history interviews; and microfilm.

Cost: $8 for KHS members OR $10 for non-members (general admission not required for the evening hours, but may be required if you arrive for research during regular open hours of 10-5.) Payment taken on-site that evening; No pre-registration necessary. For more information: 502-564-1792 x.4460 or khsrefdesk@ky.gov 

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Sep
22
Sat
2018
Workshop: Family History Writing and Publishing Part I @ Kentucky Historical Society
Sep 22 all-day
Workshop: Family History Writing and Publishing Part I @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join KHS staff as they take you through a Family History Writing and Publishing Boot Camp! This event is part one of a 2 part series designed to guide you through the steps of sharing your family history for future generations. Part I (all day) will cover intense lessons on writing your family narrative – establishing focus, readability/story flow, supporting details and citations. As part of this day, we will also advise on digitizing supplemental content, copyright, and the various ways you can publish what you write. At the end of the class, you will be equipped with the knowledge and abilities to start your publication journey. For Part II (afternoon only) on November 3rd, we will meet to discuss your writings as produced over the past month, and work with you on publishing a product to have ready for sharing with family in time for the Holidays!

Part I event runs from 10:30am-12:30pm AND 2-4pm. Cost: $24 for KHS members OR $30 + $8 general admission for non-members. Part II (November 3rd, 2-4:30pm) is a separate event with its own fee, but a package discount would apply if purchasing both events. (Package Cost for both Parts I & II: $35 for KHS Members OR $55 for Non-Members) Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792 x.4408. For more information: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 

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Sep
29
Sat
2018
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Sep 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 old 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 for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. 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
6
Sat
2018
Workshop: Getting Started with Genealogy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Getting Started with Genealogy @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Celebrate Family History Month by starting your genealogy journey! Connecting to our ancestors is an amazing experience – and while the research can feel daunting, this workshop will get you started on a firm foundation.

We will cover the basics such as: 

  • Research strategies
  • Online resources
  • Offline resources (libraries/archives)
  • Family interviews/artifacts
  • Family tree software
  • Using fundamental records (census, vital statistics, marriage, probate)
  • Organization/storage and sharing with family
  • Further educational resources to guide you on your way!

This workshop is $8 for KHS members OR $10 + $8 general admission for non-members. Seating is limited – pre-registration is required. To regsiter, please call 502-564-1792 x.4408 For more information: ksrefdesk@ky.gov 

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Oct
20
Sat
2018
DNA Interest Group Chat @ Kentucky Historical Society
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DNA Interest Group Chat @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join our Library staff for a DNA chat! Earlier in the year, we hosted a 6 month long D.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – In 2019, we will be taking this D.I.G. further for more advanced talks and book discussions. Now is the time to connect and review what we covered in the first half of 2018! This informal discussion will include a review of previous material and experiences – PLUS, an outline of the 2019 schedule (with book selection) will be announced.

All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register prior to the event!

Each DNA Interest Group session is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. 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
27
Sat
2018
Piecing Together History: Family Bible Records @ Kentucky Historical Society
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Piecing Together History: Family Bible Records @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join us in the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library for a Piecing Together History open house (10am-5pm) – focusing on Family Bible Records! Did you know that the Kentucky Historical Society has one of the largest family Bible collections in the state? These Family Bibles can be located throughout the library and archival storage, including:

  • Over 200 original Family Bible Records in archival storage with some images online at kyhistory.com
  • An eleven volume set of photocopied records contributed by past library patrons
  • Additional copies of Family Bible Records in our surname vertical files and within local published histories
  • Transcribed Bible Records in print editions of Kentucky Ancestors and The Register

Throughout the day you will be able to view the original Bible Records, explore the other holdings, and help research the families listed. Plus – if you have a Family Bible in your collection which contains family/genealogy information, please consider bringing it along to have digitized! The images scanned that day will be shared with other researchers through our Digital Collections Catalog.

This event is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. No registration necessary. For more information: 502-564-1792 x.4460 or khsrefdesk@ky.gov 

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Nov
3
Sat
2018
Workshop: Family History Writing and Publishing Part II @ Kentucky Historical Society
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Workshop: Family History Writing and Publishing Part II @ Kentucky Historical Society | Frankfort | Kentucky | United States
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Join KHS staff as they take you through a Family History Writing and Publishing Boot Camp! This event is part two of a 2 part series designed to guide you through the steps of sharing your family history for future generations. Part I (all day) took place in September. Part II (afternoon only) on November 3rd, will meet to discuss your writings as produced over the past month, or writings you have ready to publish. We will cover various publishing formats and work with you to produce a product ready for sharing with family in time for the Holidays!

Part II  event (2-4:30pm) is a separate event with a cost of: $16 for KHS members, and $20 + $8 general admission for non-members. A package discount would apply if purchasing both events. (Package Cost for both Parts I (September event) & II: $35 for KHS Members OR $55 for Non-Members) Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792 x.4408. For more information: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 

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Dec
29
Sat
2018
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society
Dec 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 old 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 for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. 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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