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Saturday, October 12
KGS 2nd Saturday Genealogy – SPECIAL PROGRAM & LOCATION  (Second Saturday)
10:30 am to 2:00 pm
NOTE CHANGE: Scott County Public Library, 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown, Kentucky
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.
SESSION 1: Where There is a Will, There Is a Way
Estate settlement records often identify married names of daughters, confirm parentage, establish migrations, and more. Learn how to get the most from wills. Understand how county boundary changes might affect your research and how to find estate records. Discover effective ways to use online resources to find will and estate records.
SESSION 2: Family Matters in Researching Estates
Regional and historic variations in inheritance law had impacts on women’s and children’s inheritance rights. Use this information to put historic wills in context and discover more about your ancestors. Learn about guardianship records and what they reveal about ancestral families.
SESSION 3: Even If There Is No Will, There Is a Way!
Understand the estate settlement process and learn to research estates even if there was no will. Discover how court dockets can help you quickly locate ancestral records. Use estate records to estimate dates and discover relationships even when they are not directly stated.
About the Presenter:
Liz Stratton speaks on a variety of genealogical topics with emphasis on land and court records. Her article “Docket: The Court’s Index” appeared in the National Genealogical Society Magazine. She has written articles for the Butler County and Hamilton County, Ohio genealogical societies and is a copyeditor of NGS Magazine.
Liz holds a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS) from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. She has attended numerous week-long genealogical institutes including “Law Libraries and Government Documents,” “Advanced Methodology,” “Writing and Publishing for Genealogists,” “Mastering the Art of Genealogical Documentation,” and “Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum.”
As the Administrative Course Manager of the National Genealogical Society, Liz mentors students taking online courses and works with the education committee to develop courses. She is a past-president of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) Virtual Chapter, having served on the board since 2015. Liz served on the Hamilton County (Ohio) Genealogical Society (HCGS) Board (2010-2018). She was a GenProof mentor and ProGen coordinator.
NOTE: You are invited to bring a brown-bag lunch. If you prefer, you'll have time to go to one of Georgetown's fast-food restaurants.

Saturday, November 9
KGS 2nd Saturday Genealogy  (Second Saturday)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY
Beginning and Extending Your Research of German Ancestry
Presenter – Kent Robinson, past president of the Indiana Chapter and immediate past National president of Palatines to America – German Genealogy Society. He has focused his research during the past 15 years on his mother's paternal ancestry in Germany, tracing them back to 1593.
Sessions – Two one-hour presentations will cover these resources and strategies:
  • Sources for discovering the name and location of the ancestral village
  • Introduction to the history and geography of Germany
  • A variety of items and terms that researchers will encounter
  • Record types, the info they include, and how to access them
  • Suggestions to make research of German records easier even if you do not know the German language