Kentucky Genealogical Society
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Kentucky Genealogical Society

Want lunch with that KGS Seminar?
Register by Wednesday, July 27!
If you haven't registered for KGS Seminar 2016 with Judy G. Russell, the Legal Genealogist, don't wait much longer. Seating is limited, and the deadline to include lunch is coming right up. Reserve your spot now!
NEW THIS YEAR! From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, August 5, the evening before the KGS Seminar, the Kentucky Historical Society's library in Frankfort will be open for research. Professional researchers will be on hand to help. Admission will be $5 per person. What a great reason to head to Frankfort the day before the seminar! Details are available on the KGS Seminar registration page, or request info by email to the KHS Reference Desk.
Will this be your first time at the KGS Seminar? Get helpful info for planning your trip.
Online for KGS Members:
Pre-Statehood Kentucky Tax Lists
Images for available pre-1792 county tax lists are posted for Bourbon, Fayette, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, and Mercer counties. Just sign in and click on the "Early Kentucky Tax Lists" link. Yes, a searchable index of surnames would be wonderful! If you can help make that happen, please send email to
Services for Presenters and Researchers
  • Directory of Genealogy Researchers – If you want to hire someone to help you find your Kentucky ancestors — or if you are a researcher wanting to list your services – this directory is for you!
  • Directory of Genealogy Speakers: If your organization is looking for a genealogy/history speaker — or if you are a speaker wishing to be included in this directory – this is the place!
Please help KGS expand these valuable services. If you're a presenter or researcher for hire, please complete the online submission form to be added to the list. If you want to hire a presenter or researcher, please check here first!
Last Update: 29 Feb 2016

Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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July Second Saturday Genealogy
Genealogy lecturer and author Jeff Bockman presents Ships and Brick Walls: Tools, Techniques, & Case Studies

Register Now!
Don't miss the 41st Annual KGS Seminar on Saturday, August 6, 2016, with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. (By the way, there are several benefits available to those who register early!)

Bluegrass Roots!
The Summer 2016 issue is now available to KGS members. To read it, sign in and click on "Bluegrass Roots" under the "Members Only" tab.

Pre-Statehood Tax Lists Now Online
Another benefit of KGS membership: Online access to pre-1792 Kentucky tax records. Records for six counties are already posted, and more will follow.