Kentucky Genealogical Society
Using Today's DNA
to Find Yesterday's Ancestors
44th Annual KGS Seminar – Aug. 3, 2019
If you have done DNA testing and taken basic steps to interpret the results and identify potential cousins or ancestors  – and don't know what to do next – this seminar is definitely for you! Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist, is coming to the seminar to help you take your genetic genealogy research to the next level. 
This year’s speaker and topic are so popular that early registrations have already filled the venue. If you want to attend but have not registered, please sign up for our stand-by list. If somebody cancels, we’ll alert you right away so you can send your registration fee and secure a seat to hear Blaine Bettinger’s four DNA sessions.

NEW Online for KGS Members

All available back issues of Bluegrass Roots are now online – back to 1974!


KGS 6-Session Course on DNA in Genealogy Continues Through June 18
This course, launched Jan. 15 by KGS in partnership with the Paul Sawyier Public Library in downtown Frankfort, continues on the third Tuesday of each month. It's a great learning opportunity for genealogists who want to add DNA to their research toolbox and prepare for KGS Seminar 2019 (Aug. 3, 2019), which will feature renowned genetic genealogist Dr. Blaine Bettinger. See "KGS Events" for details and registration information.

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Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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Bluegrass Roots!
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