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  1. 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 DAR or SAR, documentation is still an important part of any genealogy research.  You wouldn’t have considered trying to turn in a research paper without citing your sources, would you?  Not and expect to get a passing grade!  Think of your genealogy research as the foundation of a really intense...
  2. Kentucky Ancestors’ Print Archive Goes Digital!

    Well everyone, we’ve been promising this for quite sometime, and it’s finally here! You can now access the full run of Kentucky Ancestors print edition back issues, anywhere for free! Kentucky Ancestors as a publication began in July of 1965, and ran until summer 2013, when the publication moved to an online only format. All of the back issues from Vol. 1 to Vol. 48 have been digitized and are now available through our Digital Collections Catalog: http://www.kyhistory.com/  However, for easy access per issue, a full list of the back issues has been posted below with clickable links to the PDF...
  3. 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 Kentucky African Americans Database, Yvonne Giles – the Lexington “Cemetery Lady”, and Mike Denis of Eastern Kentucky University.  Throughout the two hours of dialogue and questions, our panel covered various subjects including: Databases, cemeteries, slavery conditions, pre-Civil War free blacks, black slave owners, family, community, sharing enslaved names, census records,...
  4. 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 video will help you prepare for a visit by learning more about what we have here on-site, it will also show you how to access images of a portion of our unique collection from home! Some of the highlights you will learn in this video: How to see images of...

 

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