Moonshine and Stills: Finding Archived Records for Your Moonshiner Ancestor
with Melissa Barker
Saturday, June 19 at 1 P.M. EDT
June brings us National Moonshine Day (yes, there is such a day)! Have you heard stories about your kinfolk who may have operated a makeshift moonshine still in the woods? Have you ever wondered if there were records to help you verify those stories? Learn more about the program and the presenter.
Now Available On-Demand for Members:
The Calamity of the 1890 Federal Census
with Cynthia Maharrey
This program, presented virtually on Saturday, April 10, covers the where, when, and how of the 1890 Federal Census records loss; the outcomes of that loss; and alternative sources for finding information usually found in census records. Sign in to get program/presenter details plus links to the recorded program and handout.
Featuring the winners of this year’s Digitization Grants; a new website on the way; Family Heirlooms Show & Tell; "Who were the parents of Angeline, wife of Thomas Carroll Mitchell?” – and more. Sign in for access to this issue and all issues published since 1974.
"Discovering Your Bluegrass Roots"
Recordings of all eight Seminar 2020 presentations are available on demand.
2. Researching at the County and Local Levels in Kentucky with Dave Schroeder
4. Kentucky Genealogy Brick Wall Brainstorm
5. Ten Things a Genealogist Should Do Before Leaving a Library or Archive in Kentucky with Melissa Barker
7. Discovering African Americans in Kentucky Records Prior to 1870 with Cynthia Maharrey
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