Kentucky Genealogical Society
Do you have 5 hours to spare?
’TIS THE SEASON for giving, and KGS is eager to award grants to support the digitization of Kentucky historical/genealogical records. The grant applications are in, but we need four volunteers to review and evaluate them. The volunteers must be KGS members – two who live in Kentucky and two who elsewhere. All application reviews will be done online – no travel or meetings involved, just five hours or so of your time. In the process, you'll make some grant winners very happy.
Please help us award the first KGS Digitization grants so more records will be accessible online to all. To express interest in volunteering, send email to no later than Monday, November 18.




KGS Seminar on DNA will disappear

from the website on Dec. 1!


For the first time, KGS offers online access to video recordings of its annual seminar. Learn from Dr. Blaine T. Bettinger's four sessions targeted to researchers who want to boost their beginning and intermediate skills in using DNA to identify ancestors. 

Register now to watch these informative and entertaining sessions.




Now Online for KGS Members:
Fall Issue of Bluegrass Roots


Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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Last Updated 14 November  2019

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KGS 2nd Saturday Genealogy

14 Dec 2019– Cindy Peck and Michael J. Denis will offer presentations based on their continuing research and the Boyle County, Ky. African-American genealogical databases they have created.

Bluegrass Roots!
NOW ONLINE for KGS members: the Fall 2019 issue, featuring "How to Find an American Obituary"; a story about Kenton County "ice king" Joe Schlosser (1832-1899); how to find cousins at your next genealogy gathering; and more. To read Bluegrass Roots, sign in and click on "Bluegrass Roots" under the "Members Only" tab. Not yet a KGS member? It's easy to join online.

Invitation to Get Involved
KGS can serve genealogists only if enough genealogists serve KGS. Please consider volunteering.