Kentucky Genealogical Society
The Irish are coming!
March 14, 2020 – Frankfort
Representatives of the Ulster Historical Foundation will travel from the Emerald Isle to present this full-day KGS 2nd Saturday Genealogy special event. Click here for details and register.
Seating is limited, so reserve your seat now!


New Video:
How to Organize and Preserve
Your Genealogy Work
If 2020 is the year you promise to organize and preserve your genealogy/family history work, take heart. Now online: Two presentations full of organization/preservation tips offered by Nancy Roberson at this month's KGS 2nd Saturday Genealogy event. 
If you're a KGS member, sign in and look under for these videos under Members Only > 2nd Saturday Videos 2020.
If you're not yet a member, please consider joining to have access to these and other KGS members-only benefits. Please allow KGS volunteers a few days to send your sign-in information after you join.

Can you spare one hour?

Every issue of Bluegrass Roots is now available on the website to KGS members. What a great resource! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a comprehensive index for all issues dating back to 1974?
KGS is hoping to “crowd source” that task. If each reader helped for one hour, the job would be done – and all of us could locate topics and surnames easily and quickly. Who knows? Maybe there’s an article in a past issue that will help you solve some family mysteries!
Here’s how this works:
  • Indexers will help on their own schedules, in their own homes, using their own devices and online indexing software provided by KGS.
  • To minimize errors, each issue will be indexed by two people, and the two versions will be compared to identify differences and make corrections as necessary. This process is similar to one used by genealogy sites such as FamilySearch.
  • We will update the index as new information is added (1973-1975). Please remember this is a work in progress.
All you need is a willingness to help. Indexing experience is secondary to enthusiasm!
To volunteer for one hour (or longer, if you like), send email to Rosemary McFarland at

Now Online:
The Winter 2020 Issue of Bluegrass Roots
Among this issue's features:
  • Introducing the new KGS Board of Directors
  • Details about a 2nd Saturday event on researching Irish & Scots-Irish roots
  • A how-to on tracing your ancestors through your second cousins
  • Part 1 of an in-depth article about the William H. Hobby family of Caldwell County
  • Happy 46th birthday, KGS!
To read the issue, follow the Bluegrass Roots link under Members Only. Not yet a member? Click on "Join KGS" and join today.

Kentucky Genealogical Society
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Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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Last Updated 17 January 2020

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KGS 2nd Saturday Genealogy

8 Feb 2020– Denyce Porter Peyton will share a case study that involved the identities of two men with the same name who lived near each other in western Kentucky.

Bluegrass Roots!
NOW ONLINE: 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.