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  1. Say Cheese! Second Saturday Talks Photos and Preservation

    Say Cheese! Second Saturday Talks Photos and Preservation

    For July’s Second Saturday, attendees were treated to a tag team presentation by a couple of great local experts. Bill Marshall, Author and Retired Director of Special Collections at the University of Kentucky, joined Jen Duplaga, our KHS Archivist, Special Collections & Digital Programs Administrator, for a two hour exploration of the photograph and how to preserve those special family keepsakes. The format this month was a little different. Since photography production varied so widely over the decades, simply talking about the methods and formats was not going to do the trick. For the first hour, we asked Bill to...

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  2. NGS 2014: Report from Virginia

    NGS 2014: Report from Virginia

    Now that we’ve settled back into our Library routine, we wanted to share some of our adventures from the National Genealogical Society Conference held in Richmond Virginia a couple of weeks ago. Your friendly neighborhood KAO Editors/Librarians presented at the conference on various topics. During Librarians’ Day, Louise Jones presented a session on Vertical Files and how KHS is actively preserving the unique materials, while increasing their access for researchers. As many of you know, our enormous vertical file collection is very popular among Kentucky roots researchers. However, the contents can be hugely varied, and sometimes fragile or unique. Louise...

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  3. “15 Good Reasons” to Remember the Jones’ Kentucky Home Restaurant

    “15 Good Reasons” to Remember the Jones’ Kentucky Home Restaurant

    “15 Good Reasons” to Remember the Jones’ Kentucky Home Restaurant Update: History Mystery Solved! By: Mary Annette (Jones) Wimsatt This story begins with three brothers, Robert, Tucker and Harry Hagan and William Edward “Bill” Jones who opened the first commercial dairy in Nelson County 1945: H and J Dairy.  Prior to that time, all had run dairy farms and had bottled and delivered milk to their individual customers.  The main customers for this new dairy were the area schools.  Around 1954, Dean’s Milk began bidding on the school contract and with such stiff competition, the owners of the dairy knew it could no longer...

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  4. #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 challenge, which reaped great rewards. In fact, we had a record crowd at 135 attendees! For those of you who missed the event, KHS was permitted to join the RootsTech Family History Fair (FHF) ranks after we took them up on their offer at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)...

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