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Researching Your Irish Ancestors
Monday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 31
Researching Your Irish Ancestors  (Annual Seminar)
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
 
March brings St. Patrick's Day, the perfect time to focus on Irish ancestors. See below for details about how to register for multiple sessions to be scheduled on this topic during March.
 
Note: All times on this page are Eastern Time.


Irish Internet Sites for Genealogical Research and Services
Saturday, March 13
Irish Internet Sites for Genealogical Research and Services  (2nd Saturday Webinar)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
 
Presenter: David Rencher, head of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and chief genealogical officer for FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org); one of the world's leading Irish genealogical researchers.
 
In This Session: Because many archives and libraries are closed during the pandemic, this session will offer ways to accomplish much during online research of Irish ancestors and make solid plans for future research. Learn how to go beyond the three major websites for Irish research – FamilySearch, FindMyPast, and Ancestry – to find excellent information and indexes.
 
 
NOTE: This 2nd Saturday Webinar begins at 3 p.m. Eastern Time, not the usual time of 12 noon.
 
This program is available free as a public service by the Kentucky Genealogical Society. To become a member, visit www.kygs.org. Annual individual membership is $20 and includes valuable member benefits, programs, and tools to help you research your Kentucky ancestors.


Heritage Travel with Kathy Wurth
Saturday, March 27
Heritage Travel with Kathy Wurth  (2nd Saturday Webinar)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
 
Presenter: Kathy Wurth, whose passions for both genealogical research and travel prompted her to establish Family Tree Tours. The company plans and coordinates European trips that include opportunities for travelers to learn more about their family roots and connect with homeland cousins.
 
In This Session: Kathy will share insights to help you prepare for your heritage travel trip. (Because March is St. Patrick's Day month, we're betting she mentions Ireland!)
 
 
NOTE: This 2nd Saturday Webinar begins at 3 p.m. Eastern Time, not the usual time of 12 noon.
 
This program is offered free as a public service by the Kentucky Genealogical Society. To become a member, visit www.kygs.org. Annual individual membership is $20 and includes valuable member benefits, programs, and tools to help you research your Kentucky ancestors.



To Be Announced
Saturday, April 10
To Be Announced  (Second Saturday)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
 
Presenter: Professional Genealogist Cynthia Maharrey
Details coming soon on this website and the KGS Facebook page.
 
About the Presenter: Specializing in census, deed, tax list, will, court and vital records research, Cynthia's wheelhouses include the late 18th through early 20th centuries, with emphases on the state of Kentucky and African American research. 
 
Note: All times on this page are Eastern Time.



Grandpa Worked For the Railroad
Saturday, May 8
Grandpa Worked For the Railroad  (Second Saturday)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
From Presenter Janice Lovelace: My grandfather worked for the railroad, as did many men in the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn how to discover which companies your ancestor worked for, what type of job he had, and where he worked. This presentation will focus on railroad companies and how to access their records, including pensions.
 
About the Presenter: Janice Lovelace, Ph.D. (Psychology), B.A. (Psychology and Biology) is an author, instructor, lecturer, and photographer based in Bothell, Washington. She specializes in African-American, American Indian, DNA, and Emigration/ Immigration research. Her geographic specialties are Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Washington, and sections of the midwest and northwest. She holds the Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University.
 
Note: This presentation will be live only. There will be no recording archived for later viewing.
 
Reminder: All times on this page are Eastern Time.



Family Heirlooms: Show and Tell
Saturday, June 12
Family Heirlooms: Show and Tell  (Second Saturday)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
 
Details coming soon to this website and the KGS Facebook page.
 
Note: All times on this page are Eastern Time.



To Be Announced
Saturday, July 10
To Be Announced  (Second Saturday)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
 
Presenter: Archivist Lance Hale of the State Archives Center, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
 
Details coming soon to this website and the KGS Facebook page.
 
Note: All times on this page are Eastern Time.
 
 
 


Kentucky Brick Wall Brainstorm
Wednesday, July 14
Kentucky Brick Wall Brainstorm  (Study Group)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
 
Share your "unsolvable" research challenge so others can offer ideas for breaking through that brick wall.
Details coming soon on this website and the KGS Facebook page.
 
Note: All times on this page are Eastern Time.



Virginia and Maryland Migration to Kentucky
Sunday, August 1 through Tuesday, August 31
Virginia and Maryland Migration to Kentucky  (Annual Seminar)
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
 
This Virtual Seminar Series will feature multiple sessions on the all-important migration patterns from Virginia and Maryland to Kentucky.
 
Watch this website and the KGS Facebook page for dates, times, and other details.
 
Note: All times on this page are Eastern Time.



Germans to the Ohio Valley
Saturday, September 11
Germans to the Ohio Valley  (Second Saturday)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
 
A significant percentage of immigrants from Germany to the U.S. settled in and around Kentucky. Many of their descendants stayed in the area for generations. No wonder researching German ancestors is a popular topic for people with Kentucky roots!
 
Watch this website and the KGS Facebook page for details on this Second Saturday presentation.
 
 
 
Photo: Catherine "Kate" Oberhausen (1872-1952), Kentucky-born daughter of German immigrants Franz Xavier Oberhausen II (1840-1890) and Catherine Balles (1841-1928); wife of James Albert Nelson (1864-1950).
 
Note: All times on this page are Eastern Time.
 


Kentucky Brick Wall Brainstorm
Wednesday, September 15
Kentucky Brick Wall Brainstorm  (Study Group)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
 
Share your "unsolvable" research challenge so others can offer ideas for breaking through that brick wall.
Details coming soon on this website and the KGS Facebook page.
 
Note: All times on this page are Eastern Time.



The Family History Guide
Saturday, October 9
The Family History Guide  (Second Saturday)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
 
In 2014, genealogical researcher Bob Taylor volunteered as a family history consultant at the new Sandy Granite Family History Center in Utah. He noticed that many guests to the center asked the same questions, so he created a website to answer those questions. Using his background in instructional design, he built a learning framework into the website: Projects, Goals, Choices, and Steps. In this presentation, Bob will introduce the guide and demonstrate the many ways it can help researchers at all experience levels.
 
For now, you can view website (The Family History Guide) to learn more about its resources. Also check out Bob's related blog.
 
 
Note: All times on this page are Eastern Time.


Research Road Trip
Sunday, October 10 through Sunday, October 31
Research Road Trip  (Research Trip)
To Be Determined
 
October is a perfect time for a road trip. Watch this website and the KGS Facebook page for details about a research trip to a Kentucky archive, library, or institution.
 
Note: All times on this page are Eastern Time.



Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, November 13
Annual Membership Meeting  (Second Saturday)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
 
The Second Saturday in November is the traditional time for the Annual Membership Meeting, which in odd-numbered years includes the election of board members. Please watch this website and the KGS Facebook page for details to come.
 
Note: All times on this page are Eastern Time.


Cheri Daniels, Kentucky Historical Society
Saturday, November 13
Cheri Daniels, Kentucky Historical Society  (Second Saturday)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
 
Cheri Daniels – genealogist, researcher, presenter, blogger, and editor of the Kentucky Historical Society's  "Kentucky Ancestors Online" – is head of the Kentucky Historical Society's library and archives in Frankfort. Watch this website and the KGS Facebook page for details of her Second Saturday presentation.
 
Note: All times on this page are Eastern Time.



Holiday Social Gathering
Wednesday, December 1 through Saturday, December 18
Holiday Social Gathering  (Second Saturday)
To Be Determined
 
Please check this site and the Facebook page closer to December 2021 for information about date, time, and place.
 
Note: All times on this page are Eastern Time.