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43rd Annual KGS Seminar
Saturday, August 4
43rd Annual KGS Seminar  (Annual Seminar)
8:45 am to 4:00 pm
Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601
PRESENTER: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
 
TOPICS:
1. Finding Ancestral Places of Origin – Records and research strategies for identifying the birthplaces of ancestors; Vsuals demonstrate what these records contain, how to use them, and where to find them.
 
2. Newspaper Research: The Dailies, Weeklies, and Beyond – Details on the tremendous amount of information to be found in the usual newspapers and also these “other” newspapers and on how to locate them and any indexes. Visuals and the handout material show what these may hold for genealogical research, list some of the many superb guidebooks available, and identify both logical and unexpected repositories holding these newspapers.
 
3. The Farmer in the Dell -- and in Many U.S. Records – Exploring the extensive records and places for learning more about ancestral farmers and farms. No matter the present status of the property, there are ways to learn more about the farmers, farm, and related activities.
 
4. Major Midwestern Archives & Their Records – Highlighting major Midwestern archives and their holdings, finding aids, websites, special indexes, and available assistance for those not visiting in person. Also, some detail on other archives, including universities, church-affiliated, and others.



Saturday, September 8
Second Saturday Genealogy  (Second Saturday)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, Ky.
PRESENTER: Deborah Lord Campisano
Deborah Lord Campisano, (BA History), has over 35 years of genealogical research experience – 25 as a professional. She completed genealogical course work at a number of institutes including IGHR, SLIG, Gen-Fed, and GRIP, and lectures on methodology at local, state and regional conferences. Deborah's focus since 2014 has been genetic genealogy. She is co-leader with colleague, Debra Smith Renard, of the Louisville Genealogical Society's Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group.
 
TOPICS:
1) I've Got DNA Matches! -- What Do I Do Now
?
This presentation illustrates testing results from four leading DNA testing companies, with examples of what a tester may see on results pages, including matches from Y-DNA, mtDNA, and atDNA; ethnicity results; origins maps; chromosome browser; help pages; shared matches; hints; identifying matches (especially those with only initials or username); examples of making contact with matches; organizing findings; surname, haplogroup and geographic projects; and more. (Audience: Beginner and Intermediate)
 
2) Getting Started with GEDmatch-- A Free Tool for Analyzing Your Autosomal DNA
This presentation provides an in-depth look at a popular, free tool for obtaining more information from your autosomal DNA results. Covered: how to register; how to download raw DNA data and then upload to GEDmatch; various GEDmatch tools such as those for comparing your own results with those of others; how to find others who match on the same segment of chromosome; additional ethnicity calculators;  x-DNA comparisons; and more. (Audience: Intermediate)