Kentucky Genealogical Society
Welcome to the
Kentucky Genealogical Society
New Year Brings Changes
to 2nd Saturday Genealogy
KGS is now the sole sponsor of 2nd Saturday Genealogy programs. We hope to make this transition as seamless as possible, but the following necessary changes will have an impact on KGS, its members, and all who attend 2nd Saturday Genealogy programs. 
1. Publicity – Watch for program information on the KGS Facebook page and on this website. KGS will send program reminders by email 7-10 days prior to each program.
2. Registration – Look for a registration link in announcements on the KGS Facebook page and on the KGS website. You’ll also see a link in the emailed reminder sent by KGS. Just click on the link, fill in your name, check “member” or “non-member,” add your email address, then “continue” and “confirm.” By registering, you ensure that KGS will have enough seating and handouts for everybody who attends.
3. Cost – KHS is now charging a substantial rental fee for KGS to continue holding 2nd Saturday Genealogy programs in the Brown-Forman Room. To make the transition easier for everyone, KGS will continue the programs at that location for the next several months. To defray the additional cost, the KGS board has voted as follows:
a. Admission to these programs continues to be free for KGS members.
b. Admission is $5 per program, payable at the door, for those who are not KGS members.
KGS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our funding comes almost exclusively from membership. If you're not already a member, please consider joining. Just click on "Join KGS" on this page for details.
What do YOU want from KGS
in the future?
Your KGS board seeks help in planning for the future. Please fill out our quick and simple survey. (See link below.) Your opinions have never been more important to the future of 2nd Saturday Genealogy and KGS. 
As always, you are welcome to email KGS president Johnna Waldon at, and you are welcome to attend KGS board meetings (6 p.m. on Thursdays prior to 2ndSaturday Genealogy programs) and the annual planning session (10 a.m. on January 21, 2017). The KGS board meets at the Paul Sawyier Public Library on Wapping Street in Frankfort unless otherwise announced.
Click for Survey

MORE Early Kentucky Tax Lists!
If you haven't visited the tax list page in the new year, you have a surprise in store. Now online: Madison County tax records for 1791 through 1803 – in addition to those from Bourbon, Fayette, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Mercer counties. Just sign in and click on the "Early Kentucky Tax Lists" link. KGS is the first to post these early records online. As far as we know, they are not available on any other web site. What a great benefit of KGS membership – made possible by your KGS annual dues!
A searchable index of surnames in these tax records 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: 21 Dec 2016

Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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2nd Saturday - March 11, 2017 - Scottish Genealogy
Genealogist, author, broadcaster, and lecturer Bruce Durie is considered one of Scotland's top genealogists, with an international reputation. NOTE: Registration for this event is important, and the process has changed. Get details at "Read More."

Bluegrass Roots!
NOW ONLINE for KGS members: The Winter 2017 issue, featuring news of major changes in a popular KGS program.

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.