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  1. Elmer Beville’s War (Part 1)

    Elmer Beville’s War (Part 1)

    By: David Baker Editor’s Note: This article, along with Part 2 to be published later in November 2018, showcases two different approaches to incorporating primary sources into family history writing. Part 1 will provide examples of how one can fact check a letter or diary to better understand what the...

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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 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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  4. Book Notes – Before Abolition: African-Americans in early Clark County, Kentucky

    Book Notes – Before Abolition: African-Americans in early Clark County, Kentucky

    Before Abolition: African-Americans in early Clark County, Kentucky. By Lyndon Comstock. (2017. Pp. 812. $26.95. Paperback. Lexington: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.) ISBN: 978-1-9740-9411-0. The rising interest in genealogy can’t be understated. It’s the second most popular hobby in the United States, the second most visited type of website, and is...

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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. New Digital Resource: The Civil War Governors of Kentucky

    New Digital Resource: The Civil War Governors of Kentucky

    By: Patrick A. Lewis, Ph.D., Project Director, Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition digitally publishes the papers of Kentucky’s five wartime governors, but don’t let the name fool you. This isn’t a project about the governors; it’s a project that...

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  7. Collections Corner: Southern Revolutionary War Pensions & Rosters

    Collections Corner: Southern Revolutionary War Pensions & Rosters

    This month’s Collection Corner comes to us from Kandie Adkinson at the Kentucky Secretary of State Land Office. At a recent event at Boonesborough, Kandie shared one of her favorite secret weapons when researching Revolutionary Soldiers in connection to land records: The Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Pension Statements and Rosters...

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  8. 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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