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Saturday, July 21
Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall  (KHS Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort KY 40601
 
For up-to-date information, including fees and registration, please visit the events page at  https://history.ky.gov/event/kentucky-ancestors-town-hall/
 

This will be a full day of Kentucky genealogy activities:

  • Witness Kentucky family mysteries solved by the experts, filmed before a live studio audience.
  • Get information from Kentucky genealogy groups and experts at the Genealogy Expo.
  • Visit the Genealogy Maketspace, a vendor/exhibit area filled with hands-on learning stations that allow you to engage with staff and create genealogy related items.
  • Learn about genealogy tips and tricks at the Demo Stage.

Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall is an annual genealogy event of the Kentucky Historical Society.

 



Tuesday, July 24
Louisville Genealogical Society - Developing a DNA Testing Plan  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Louisville Genealogical Society -- www.kylgs.org
 
Presented by: Debra Renard
 
A step-by-step testing plan, geared towards people with little DNA experience, but still useful for those with DNA testing experience.


Saturday, July 28
D.I.G. – DNA Interest Group @ Kentucky Historical Society  (KHS Events)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort KY 40601
 
For up-to-date information reguarding these events, including fees and registration, please visit the events page at: KentuckyAncestors.org

 

Join our Library staff for the next 6 months (February 24-July 28) as we explore the wonders of DNA! Each 4th Saturday of the month, from 10:30-12:30, we will join for discussion about DNA. Various topics will be assigned each month – so look at the upcoming dates to see which ones you would like to join. Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group.

This month, our topic will be: Review and experiences roundup – goals for going forward (Watch for 2019 schedule)

All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register prior to the event!

Each DNA Interest Group session is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 

 




Thursday, August 2
Louisville Genealogical Society --DNA Special Interest Groups  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
Louisville Genealogical Society --www.kylgs.org
 
Presented by: Debra Renard and Deborah Campisano
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meets the first Thursday of every month. Activities include live and recorded presentations, sharing of family history discoveries, question and answer sessions about DNA test results, and discussion of the latest news in the world of genetic genealogy. We are also working through the recently released book, Genetic Genealogy in Practice together. This book is available online from the National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/. Bring your computer, your book, your questions and your lunch!


Friday, August 3
Library Late Night: Extended Research  (KHS Events)
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort KY 40601
 

Always running out of research time? The Martin F. Schmidt Research Library will be open for extended hours on Friday August 3rd, from 5-9 p.m.! Spend an evening researching your ancestors in Kentucky’s largest genealogy library. The library's holdings span all of Kentucky’s 120 counties and include published works; archival records such as manuscripts, photographs, maps, atlases; oral history interviews; and microfilm.

Cost: $8 for KHS members OR $10 for non-members (general admission not required for the evening hours, but may be required if you arrive for research during regular open hours of 10-5.) Payment taken on-site that evening; No pre-registration necessary. For more information: 502-564-1792 x.4460 or khsrefdesk@ky.gov 

For up-to-date information regarding KHS events, visit the events page at KentuckyAncestors.org.



Friday, August 10 through Saturday, August 11
Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Kentucky County Public Library --401 Kenton Lands Erlanger, KY 41018 (859) 962-4000

The second annual Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference will be held at the Erlanger Branch on August 10-11, 2018. This FREE two day event will include more than 25 presentations on Kentucky History and Genealogy.  Please mark your calendars and join us.  You will not want to miss these regionally and nationally known speakers who will provide information on researching your ancestors in the Commonwealth.  Sessions will include information for both beginners and advanced genealogists.

 
 


Tuesday, August 14
Louisville Genealogical Society --How NOT to Run a Cemetery: Examples from Louisville and Jefferson  (Conferences & Seminars)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY

 

Louisville Genealogical Society--www.kylgs.org

 

Presented by: Professor Phil DiBlasi

 
In the early days of Kentucky, deceased family members were interred in plots on the family farm. As small townships formed, public cemeteries were established. Over the years cemeteries used all their space but convenient urban land became more sparse and expensive. Some cemetery owners or managers began practices that were sometimes illegal and often immoral. Now, archeologists and other concerned parties are engaged to try to determine the resulting problems and devise remedial action.


Wednesday, August 15
Louisville Genealogical Society--Digging Deeper: Lesser Used Court Records  (Conferences & Seminars)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
Louisville Genealogical Society--www.kylgs.org
 
Presented by: Deborah Campisano
 

 Louisville Genealogical Society Workshop 10-noon and 7-9 PM at the Bon Air Library at 2816 Del Rio Place Louisville, KY 40220.  Deborah Campisano will present Digging Deeper: Lesser Used Court Records.  Internet access is available for notebook or laptop.   All are welcome.



Louisville Genealogical Society--Digging Deeper: Lesser Used Court Records  (Conferences & Seminars)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
Louisville Genealogical Society--www.kylgs.org
 
Presented by: Deborah Campisano
 

 Louisville Genealogical Society Workshop 10-noon and 7-9 PM at the Bon Air Library at 2816 Del Rio Place Louisville, KY 40220.  Deborah Campisano will present Digging Deeper: Lesser Used Court Records.  Internet access is available for notebook or laptop.   All are welcome.



Tuesday, August 28
Louisville Genealogical Society-- Heraldry and Coats of Arms (COA) - How to Find Them and Understand  (Conferences & Seminars)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Louisville Genealogical Society--www.kylgs.org
 
Presented by: Alberta Baker
 
Join us as we journey through Medieval heraldry and coats of arms (COA), a social system with its own language.    Reference books are noted, “Visitations” are viewed, “an Achievement” is explained and the journey is completed as YOU assist with the description of the COA.



Saturday, September 22
Workshop: Family History Writing and Publishing Part I  (KHS Events)
10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort KY 40601
This event is part one of a two-part series designed to guide participants through the steps of sharing  family history for future generations. Part I (all day) will cover intense lessons on writing your family narrative – establishing focus, readability/story flow, supporting details and citations. Also included: advice about digitizing supplemental content, copyright, and the various ways you can publish what you write.  Part II (Nov. 3, afternoon only) will feature discussion of the writings participants have produced since Part 1 and ideas for publishing a product to share with family in time for the holidays.
 

Part I event runs from 10:30am-12:30pm AND 2-4pm. Cost: $24 for KHS members OR $30 + $8 general admission for non-members. Part II (November 3rd, 2-4:30pm) is a separate event with its own fee, but a package discount would apply if purchasing both events. (Package Cost for both Parts I & II: $35 for KHS Members OR $55 for Non-Members) Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, call 502-564-1792 x.4408. For more information: khsrefdesk@ky.gov

For up-to-date information regarding this and other KHS events, visit the events page at KentuckyAncestors.org.



Saturday, September 29
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society  (KHS Events)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort KY 40601

Join the KHS Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4 p.m. for tea time and conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions, and the group will try to help you. All research experience levels are welcome.

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov.

For up-to-date information regarding this and other KHS events, visit the events page at KentuckyAncestors.org.




Saturday, October 6
Getting Started with Genealogy--Registration Required  (KHS Events)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort KY 40601

Get started in genealogy with a firm foundation. This workshop will cover the basics: 

  • Research strategies
  • Online resources
  • Offline resources (libraries/archives)
  • Family interviews/artifacts
  • Family tree software
  • Using fundamental records (census, vital statistics, marriage, probate)
  • Organization/storage and sharing with family
  • Further educational resources to guide you on your way!

This workshop is $8 for KHS members OR $10 + $8 general admission for non-members. Seating is limited – pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792 x.4408 For more information: ksrefdesk@ky.gov.

For up-to-date information regarding this and other KHS events, visit the events page at KentuckyAncestors.org.



Saturday, October 20
2018 Family History Seminar  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn Louisville East, 1325 South Hurstbourne, Louisville, KY 40222
 
 
The  Louisville Genealogical Society annually sponsors a Family History  Seminar.
For 2018, LGS  is  proud to present two  nationally-known speakers, Dr. Michael Lacopo and Debra Renard.
Lecture Topics
 
Presented by:  Dr. Michael Lacopo
9:00am – 10:00am
"Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-Evaluating the 'Evidence' "
When information passed on from researcher to researcher doesn't "add up," it's time to tear down the walls and rebuild anew. This methodology lecture shows how erroneous conclusions can sneak into our research uncontested. This lecture is pertinent especially today with so many Internet family trees that get cut and pasted into our own research.
 
Presented by:  Debra Renard
10:45am – 11:45am
"Tales from the Trenches: Using DNA Evidence as Proof of Lineage"
 
Presented by:  Dr. Michael Lacopo
1:00pm – 2:00pm
" 'I am poor, obscure, plain, and little'   Researching the Invisible Ancestors"
If your ancestors had little money, they did not buy and sell land, they did not leave wills or probates, they did not purchase stones for graves. How do you find them? This lecture will show you how!
 
Presented by:  Debra Renard
2:45pm – 3:45pm
"Hunting the Hunters.  Hot on the Trail with DNA Strategies"
 
 


Saturday, October 27
Piecing Together History: Family Bible Records  (KHS Events)
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort KY 40601
For up-to-date information reguarding these events, including fees and registration, please visit the events page at: KentuckyAncestors.org
 

Join us in the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library for a Piecing Together History open house (10am-5pm) – focusing on Family Bible Records! Did you know that the Kentucky Historical Society has one of the largest family Bible collections in the state? These Family Bibles can be located throughout the library and archival storage, including:

  • Over 200 original Family Bible Records in archival storage with some images online at kyhistory.com
  • An eleven volume set of photocopied records contributed by past library patrons
  • Additional copies of Family Bible Records in our surname vertical files and within local published histories
  • Transcribed Bible Records in print editions of Kentucky Ancestors and The Register

Throughout the day you will be able to view the original Bible Records, explore the other holdings, and help research the families listed. Plus – if you have a Family Bible in your collection which contains family/genealogy information, please consider bringing it along to have digitized! The images scanned that day will be shared with other researchers through our Digital Collections Catalog.

This event is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. No registration necessary. For more information: 502-564-1792 x.4460 or khsrefdesk@ky.gov 




Saturday, November 3
Workshop: Family History Writing and Publishing Part II  (KHS Events)
2:00 am to 4:00 pm
Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort KY 40601
For up-to-date information reguarding these events, including fees and registration, please visit the events page at: KentuckyAncestors.org
 

Join KHS staff as they take you through a Family History Writing and Publishing Boot Camp! This event is part one of a 2 part series designed to guide you through the steps of sharing your family history for future generations. Part I (all day) will cover intense lessons on writing your family narrative – establishing focus, readability/story flow, supporting details and citations. As part of this day, we will also advise on digitizing supplemental content, copyright, and the various ways you can publish what you write. At the end of the class, you will be equipped with the knowledge and abilities to start your publication journey. For Part II (afternoon only) on November 3rd, we will meet to discuss your writings as produced over the past month, and work with you on publishing a product to have ready for sharing with family in time for the Holidays!

Part I event runs from 10:30am-12:30pm AND 2-4pm. Cost: $24 for KHS members OR $30 + $8 general admission for non-members. Part II (November 3rd, 2-4:30pm) is a separate event with its own fee, but a package discount would apply if purchasing both events. (Package Cost for both Parts I & II: $35 for KHS Members OR $55 for Non-Members) Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792 x.4408. For more information: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 




Saturday, December 29
Genealogy Tea & Sympathy @ Kentucky Historical Society  (KHS Events)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort KY 40601
For up-to-date information reguarding these events, including fees and registration, please visit the events page at: KentuckyAncestors.org
 

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov