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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. FamilySearch Restricted Records Available @KHS

    FamilySearch Restricted Records Available @KHS

    Since 2009, the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library has been a Family Search Affiliate Library. This affiliate status designated our location as a “FamilySearch Center” and delivery point for the microfilm lending program. For almost a decade, Kentucky researchers have been able to borrow records on microfilm from the FamilySearch...

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  6. Using JSTOR for Genealogy Research

    Using JSTOR for Genealogy Research

    State history journals can be a treasure trove of useful information for family historians and local history enthusiasts alike. Many state historical societies included a journal focusing on the early history of their region among their earliest offerings to members and scholars.  In addition to articles on a wide array...

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  7. Image research in the Ronald Morgan Kentucky Postcard Collection

    Image research in the Ronald Morgan Kentucky Postcard Collection

    Kentucky genealogists have a tremendous resource available to them in the form of the Ronald Morgan Kentucky Postcard Collection.  Anyone wanting to research the landscape their ancestors walked through can search through thousands of digitized images of Kentucky towns, places and subjects. Searching the Library Catalog There are two ways...

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  8. Kentucky Tax Lists: Revenue Collection after the Civil War (1866-1880)

    Kentucky Tax Lists:  Revenue Collection after the Civil War (1866-1880)

    By Kandie Adkinson, Administrative Specialist, Land Office Division, Office of the Secretary of State The Fourth and final installment in a Series of Articles Regarding the Significance of Tax List Research In the aftermath of the Civil War, the commonwealth faced a variety of domestic challenges, many of which were addressed...

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