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  1. KHS at RootsTech Connect!

    KHS at RootsTech Connect!

    As most of you know, the RootsTech Conference (the largest genealogy conference in the world) has been transformed into a FREE virtual world-wide event for 2021 – Called RootsTech Connect! KHS is well represented by staff, Cheri Daniels and Julie Kemper! Collectively, they have 4 sessions at this world-wide genealogy...

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  2. Cemeteries and Serendipity

    Cemeteries and Serendipity

    This past Halloween, our Genealogy Tea and Sympathy program covered Cemeteries and Serendipity. As part of this virtual session, we talked about various aspects of cemetery research: Cemetery name changes over time, available records, affordable marking, genealogy stories, helpful books, and online databases. As a companion piece to the Tea,...

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  3. The National Library of Medicine’s Digital Collections for the Genealogist

    The National Library of Medicine’s Digital Collections for the Genealogist

    By: Bill Burchfield, MSLS, Kentucky Historical Society Librarian We all know that the early history of the United States is filled with disease epidemics. Kentucky has shared in their sometimes-disastrous outcomes. Cholera was an especially dreadful disease that cropped up from time to time in various locations throughout the Commonwealth...

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  4. Document! Document! Document!

    Document! Document! Document!

    By: Jama Watts, MLIS, Reference & Genealogy Librarian, Marion County Public Library They say that in real estate, the key is “location, location, location.”  In genealogy, the key is “document, document, document!”  Even if you’re not planning on publishing a book about your family history or applying to a society like the...

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  5. Caring for Family Archival Collections

    Caring for Family Archival Collections

    The key to good collection management is planning and perseverance. A thoughtfully considered plan of action may save dollars as well as your collection. First decide what is most important to preserve, then stabilize the storage environment.  Use archival quality materials for storage and display, make copies for backup and...

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  6. Video Panel Session: Researching Kentucky’s African American Roots

    This past February the Kentucky Historical Society and the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky teamed up to host a panel session about Kentucky African American research strategies and resources. The panel was comprised of four experts in the field: Dr. Alicestyne Turley of Berea College, Reinette Jones of the Notable...

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  7. Video How-To: Accessing Our Collections Part 2: Using Our Online Tools (Off-Site)

    Video How-To: Accessing Our Collections Part 2: Using Our Online Tools (Off-Site)

    Welcome back to our video How-To series as we dig further into the Kentucky Historical Society resources! The first video gave you a virtual tour of the library and our on-site resources. This next video will teach you how to access our online tools: catalogs and collections. And while this...

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  8. Video How-To: Accessing Our Collections Part 1 – Visiting the Library

    Video How-To: Accessing Our Collections Part 1 – Visiting the Library

    Kentucky Ancestors, Video Tutorial: Accessing Our Collections Part 1: Visiting the Library Are you ready to take your Kentucky research to another level? Do you have a Kentucky ancestor brick wall? Visiting our library on-site can help take your research to the next level! Prior to your visit, please watch...

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