Kentucky Genealogical Society
Help Wanted
KGS needs a webmaster. If you are interested in working with us to make the website the go-to source about genealogy in Kentucky, please contact Johnna Waldon at

New 2nd Saturday Genealogy
Videos Now Online . . .
1. Using Sanborn Maps in Your Research – presented July 2018 by Dave Schroeder.
2. Getting Started with GEDmatch – presented September 2018 by Deborah Lord Campisano. Also posted: related handouts. Available through Dec. 31, 2018 ONLY.
To watch, sign in and select "2nd Saturday Videos" under "Members Only."

The Fall 2018 issue of Bluegrass Roots is now available online.
Sign in and click on "Members Only"

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
24 Oct 2018 – All Day
– and FREE!
Every year, the National Archives hosts a free virtual Genealogy Fair via live webcast on YouTube. The sessions offer family history research tools on Federal records for all skill levels. Get details and the workshop agenda online:

Early Kentucky Tax Lists Online!
Pre- and early-statehood tax records are on this site for six early counties. Sign in and click on the "Early Kentucky Tax Lists" link under "Members Only." Another benefit of KGS membership – made possible by your KGS dues.

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 email the webmaster at or the president at
Last Update: 27 September 2018

Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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2nd Saturday Genealogy
10 November 2018

Don Rightmyer, retired Air Force officer, historian, editor and librarian, will share his knowledge in researching Civil War and WWI records.

Bluegrass Roots!
NOW ONLINE for KGS members: the Fall 2018 issue of Bluegrass Roots. Read about plans to make 2019 "The Year of DNA" as KGS offers sessions and resources to help DNA novices sharpen their skills and prepare for next year's KGS Seminar with The Genetic Genealogist, Dr. Blaine Bettinger. 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.