Kentucky Genealogical Society
Now Online for KGS Members:
Fall Issue of Bluegrass Roots


KGS Leadership Election!
Nominations are due by Nov. 1 for voting on Nov. 9. The new board will begin its new two-year term on January1, 2020. Bylaws prohibit some present officers from being re-elected to their positions, so having nominations for new leaders is especially important.
See a list of board positions and specific responsibilities in Article V of the bylaws. Submit your nominations by email. Members may nominate themselves or any KGS member who is willing to serve.


Grants Available for Digitizing Records
Apply by November 1, 2019
If your organization or repository has records to digitize but the money just isn’t in the budget, consider the new KGS Digitization Grant.


KGS Seminar 2019 on DNA

Available Online until 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.

Online only until Dec. 1, so don’t wait!



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


Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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Last Updated 24 September  2019

Latest News
KGS 2nd Saturday Genealogy

12 Oct 2019– 2nd Saturday Genealogy will move this one day only to Scott County Public Library in Georgetown for a three-session program featuring Liz Stratton, PLCGS, a specialist in land records and estate research.

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.