On October 16, 2021, the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky and the Kentucky Historical Society hosted a joint virtual genealogy event: “Celebrating Untold Stories of Early Kentucky Families” via Zoom. We welcomed the following panelists for a program focused on resources available to help uncover stories and restore voices to those who were rendered voiceless through historical oppression. Guest panel moderated by Cheri Daniels, KHS’ Head of Library and Archives: Rachel Grimes: Composer and Filmmaker Dr. Alicestyne Turley: Project Director, Freedom Stories International Storytelling Center and Board Member of KHS and the African American Heritage Commission Sharyn Mitchell: Berea...
Discovery Center Taking Shape If you’ve been putting off a research trip – now is the time to get on the road and come see us in the library! This summer the library made some significant changes to enhance your research experience: New digital microfilm readers! Yes – that’s right – 2 brand new ScanPro 3000 digital readers that allow you to manipulate and clean up the images as you view them – but also permits digital capture to a flashdrive. Bring along your flashdrive/thumbdrive to save the images you want to keep. Have no fear – we have kept...
Earlier this year, we began a new topic series for our Genealogy Tea & Sympathy events: Regional Research. Our very first event for 2021 tackled “Researching Eastern Kentucky Families”. We had a few special guests: Sharyn Mitchell genealogist from AAGGKY and Berea College. Linda McCauley genealogist from Mt. Vernon. Patty Reeves genealogist from Johnson County Public Library. The video from this event is below – while watching the video – the links mentioned are included below the description – just click on the “Show More” button to expand the clickable list.
National Genealogical Society Awards ‘Honorable Mention’ to Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall at the SLAM! Idea Showcase This week, at the 2021 National Genealogical Society (NGS) Annual Conference, six organizations received awards during its 2021 SLAM! Idea Showcase on May 18th. The award winners were selected from among thirty-two video poster sessions highlighting innovative projects, programs, and activities benefiting genealogical researchers. Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall was awarded ‘Honorable Mention’ and showcased on the main stage ceremony with Judy Russell (The Legal Genealogist) presiding. With this award, KHS’ library will receive a one-year library subscription to photo enhancement software from VIVID-PIX. While we haven’t...
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