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Moonshine and Stills: Finding Archived Records for Your Moonshiner Ancestor
Saturday, June 19
Moonshine and Stills: Finding Archived Records for Your Moonshiner Ancestor  (Second Saturday)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
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 still in the woods? Have you ever wondered if there were records to help you verify those stories? During this talk, you'll learn from a professional archivist and genealogist who has found moonshine records in archives. She'll explain how to find records for your moonshine ancestors.
 
Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager in the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is a professional genealogist and lectures, teaches and writes about genealogy research, researching in archives and records preservation. Melissa blogs at agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com



Overview of Kentucky Archives
Saturday, July 10
Overview of Kentucky Archives  (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.
 
 
 



Annual Seminar
Sunday, August 1 through Tuesday, August 31
Annual Seminar  (Annual Seminar)
Virtual – On Your Computer or Device
 
This Virtual Seminar Series will feature multiple sessions. Speakers to be announced.
 
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.
 



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.