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  1. Collections Corner: New Book Donations from KGS!

    Collections Corner: New Book Donations from KGS!

    Thank You, Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS)! The Kentucky Genealogical Society recently gave a donation of $1500 to the KHS Martin F. Schmidt Research Library for the purchase of library books, particularly focusing on county publications.  With budget cuts in recent years, the library’s acquisitions have mainly been donations of books and...

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  2. Repository Roundup: Western Kentucky University

    Repository Roundup: Western Kentucky University

    Editor’s note: This article marks the beginning of a new How-to series for KAO – Repository Roundup. Kentucky has a great reputation for being ‘Records Rich’ – but we want to know WHERE the records are located throughout the state. We hope to feature libraries and collections throughout Kentucky that will...

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  3. #RootsTechKY: Report from the RootsTech Family History Fair!

    #RootsTechKY: Report from the RootsTech Family History Fair!

    By: Cheri Daniels, KAO Editor and KHS Head of Reference Services Our first RootsTech Family History Fair is now a colorful and fun filled chapter of our programming history! As a very different type of Second Saturday*, the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) and the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) took on a new...

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  4. Collections Corner: A Woodford County Family Collection

    Collections Corner: A Woodford County Family Collection

    Let me introduce you to Martinette (Nettie) Viley Witherspoon of Woodford County. Mrs. Witherspoon left behind a wonderful collection that not only gives us a glimpse into her world during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but also provides us with an exemplary representation of family history research in...

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