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  1. New Year, New Genealogy: “Do-Over” or “Do-Better?”

    New Year, New Genealogy: “Do-Over” or “Do-Better?”

    With all the buzz and commentary in the news right now about Thomas MacEntee’s Genealogy Do-Over, it got us to thinking.  As the editors of an online publication devoted to Kentucky genealogy and local history, how could, or should, we participate in this year-long research “do-over”?  At first, we thought it...

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  2. Book Notes – A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America

    Book Notes – A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America

    A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America. By Aimee E. Newell. (2014. Pp. 312. $29.95. Paperback. Athens: Ohio University Press. 215 Columbus Rd., Suite 101, Athens OH 45701-1373. http://www.ohioswallow.com/) ISBN: 978-0-8214-2052-2. After years of research, it is customary to become frustrated over the lack of female...

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  3. Collections Corner: The Watson-Robinson Letters

    Collections Corner: The Watson-Robinson Letters

    In the summer of 2012, KHS acquired letters that made a few headlines. The reason the Watson-Robinson letters garnered such attention was due to the fact that most of the authors were from the African American community prior to the Civil War. While scholars and historians will spend years dissecting...

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  4. History Mystery: Christmas Celebrations at the Governor’s Mansion

    History Mystery: Christmas Celebrations at the Governor’s Mansion

    KHS has a photographic collection that details scenes from the Governor’s Mansion over a couple of decades. A percentage of the photographs feature Christmas celebrations that have occurred during the 1970s and 80s. Of course, as you probably guessed, the people in those photographs remain a mystery. This one example includes...

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  5. Collections Corner: Native American Resources in the KHS Library

    Collections Corner: Native American Resources in the KHS Library

    As many of you know, November is Native American Heritage Month. For those of Kentucky lineage, this can be quite important due to the many lines of family impacted by this portion of our population. Despite the many stories we have heard about Native American heritage in our genealogy, documenting...

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  6. History Mystery: Jacob Mardis’ Burial Site – Kenton County

    History Mystery: Jacob Mardis’ Burial Site – Kenton County

    Looking for Cemetery enthusiasts!  This month’s History Mystery is focused on unraveling the mysterious location of the Pruett-Mardis Cemetery in Kenton County.  Or is it the Mardis Cemetery in Kenton County?  Or better yet: Where exactly is Jacob Mardis (1815-1855) buried?  Find-A-Grave lists Jacob as buried in the Pruett –...

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