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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
 
Do you have a family artifact – an item passed down in your family for generations or maybe one just recently discovered? For this unique and fun program, members are invited to share their special Kentucky family heirlooms and the stories connected to them.
 
To participate, send by email no more than two photographs of your Kentucky family heirloom that you allow KGS to share with this program’s participants. Include your name and the Kentucky county associated with the heirloom. Email your photos and related information to president@kygs.org no later than May 31, 2021.
 
Be prepared to participate in the virtual program by sharing a short story of the origin of the heirloom and the family stories or memories surrounding it.
 
Join us for this community-generated program featuring Kentucky family heirlooms and stories.
 
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.