Kentucky Genealogical Society
44th Annual KGS Seminar – Aug. 3, 2019
Mark your calendar! If you have done DNA testing and taken basic steps to interpret your test results and maybe identify potential cousins or ancestors  – and don't know what to do next – this seminar is definitely for you! Blaine Bettinger, nationally known as The Genetic Genealogist, will present four sessions to help you take your genetic genealogy research to the next level. Watch for details coming soon on this website and on the KGS Facebook page.

NEW Online for KGS Members

10 more years of Bluegrass Roots – back to 1995.
More issues, plus more scans of family Bibles and early tax records, are on the way!


KGS 6-Session Course on DNA in Genealogy Begins Jan. 15
Starting Jan. 15, KGS will partner with the Paul Sawyier Public Library in downtown Frankfort to launch a six-session course designed for genealogists who want to add DNA to their research toolbox. The course is part of the KGS commitment to help researchers prepare for Seminar 2019 (Aug. 3, 2019), which will feature renowned genetic genealogist Dr. Blaine Bettinger. See "KGS Events" for details and registration information.

Adopt a Kentucky County!

Help researchers worldwide by sharing links to resources (online and brick-and-mortar) in a specific Kentucky county. Choose your county of residence or your county of heritage – or any county. For details, click on "Links."


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 18 Feb 2019

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Bluegrass Roots!
NOW ONLINE for KGS members: the Winter 2019 issue of Bluegrass Roots. It's full of helpful how-to info, queries, and announcements, plus Part 1 of "Williford Jenkins: The Story of His Life and the Testament to His Character" by Faye Jenkins Stallings, CG. Sign in and click on "Bluegrass Roots" under the "Members Only" tab. Not yet a KGS member? It's easy to join online.

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