Kentucky Genealogical Society


KGS Seminar 2019 on DNA

Available Online until Dec. 1!


For the first time, KGS offers online access to video recordings of its annual seminar. Learn from Dr. Blaine T. Bettinger's four sessions targeted to researchers who want to boost their beginning and intermediate skills in using DNA to identify ancestors. 

Register now to watch these informative and entertaining sessions.

Online only until Dec. 1, so don’t wait!



KGS Offers New Digitization Grants Program
Application now online; apply by November 1, 2019
If your genealogical/historical society or historical record repository/archive has records to digitize but the money just isn’t in the budget, consider applying for the new Kentucky Genealogical Society Digitization Grant. The total grant funding for the first round of applications is $5,000. Individual grant amounts will vary depending on need.
Click on the Grants tab to the left

Tips for Researching Your Patriot Ancestors

Available to KGS members:
Videos of 2nd Saturday Genealogy presen-
tations by Joe Hardesty, director of the
Genealogical Research Library, National
Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
The sessions are packed with strategies for researching
at the SAR library in Louisville and also online. Sign in
and find "2nd Saturday Videos" under "Members Only." 


Online for KGS Members

All available back issues of Bluegrass Roots are now online – back to 1974!


Adopt a Kentucky County!

Help researchers worldwide by sharing links to resources (online and brick-and-mortar) in a specific Kentucky county. Choose your county of residence or your county of heritage – or any county. For details, click on "Links."


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Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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Last Updated 20 August  2019

Latest News
KGS 2nd Saturday Genealogy

12 Oct 2019– 2nd Saturday Genealogy will move this one day only to Scott County Public Library in Georgetown for a three-session program featuring Liz Stratton, PLCGS, a specialist in land records and estate research.

Bluegrass Roots!
NOW ONLINE for KGS members: the Summer 2019 issue, featuring a story of Britton Bridges and the enslaved workers who lived on his land in Logan County. Check Page 2 for important info about this year's KGS election. To read Bluegrass Roots, sign in and click on "Bluegrass Roots" under the "Members Only" tab. Not yet a KGS member? It's easy to join online.

Invitation to Get Involved
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