Kentucky Genealogical Society
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New! Four More '2nd Saturday' Videos
Now available online to KGS members: two DNA-related sessions by Cathy Reed (June 2017) and  two sessions on Melungeon people and culture by Wayne Winkler (July 2017). To view, sign in and click on the "2nd Saturday Videos" link under "Members Only."

Save the Date for KGS Seminar #43 featuring
Paula Stuart-Warren CG℠, FMGS, FUGA
Thanks to all who made this year's KGS Seminar a success. Special thanks to presenter Gerald H. "Jerry" Smith CG℠ for four strong sessions, each as entertaining as it was informative.
Next year's seminar is set for August 4, 2018. The featured presenter will be Paula Stuart-Warren CG℠, FMGS, FUGA. Details are coming soon. In the meantime, learn more about Paula and her many contributions to the field of genealogy.
Join the KGS Leadership Team
It's time to nominate members who will lead KGS in 2018 and 2019. The KGS board includes six officers, three at-large members, and the immediate past president. Nominations are needed by Oct. 1 for the election coming on Nov. 11. To nominate yourself or another KGS member, send the nominee’s name and proposed office, postal address, email address, and phone number to (Please get the nominee’s permission in advance.) The bylaws include details about the duties of board members.
NOTE: Traditionally, the KGS board has met monthly in Frankfort. You don't live near Frankfort? No problem! Members who live in all areas of the state can participate from home electronically.
Videos of 2nd Saturday
Genealogy Sessions
Now KGS members can gather info, tips, and strategies from 2nd Saturday Genealogy presentations – even if they can't attend in person. What a resource for members far behond Kentucky's borders! To see the first video (and more to come), sign in and click on "2nd Saturday Videos."
If you're not a member and this new benefit is what you've been waiting for, look for the "Join KGS" link on the left side of this page.
Early Kentucky Tax Lists Online!
Pre-statehood and early-statehood Madison County tax records now range from 1791 through 1802. Also online: pre-statehood tax records for Bourbon, Fayette, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Mercer counties. Sign in and click on the "Early Kentucky Tax Lists" link. As far as we know, these lists are not available on other web sites. What a great benefit of KGS membership – made possible by your KGS annual dues!
A searchable index of surnames in these tax records would be wonderful. If you can help with indexing, please send email to
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 complete the online submission form to be added to the list. If you want to hire a presenter or researcher, please check here first!
Last Update: 6 Aug 2017

Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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2nd Saturday Genealogy
October 14 Presenter: Gail Jackson Miller, CG – Professional genealogist and lecturer specializing in Kentucky and Tennessee research

Bluegrass Roots!
NOW ONLINE for KGS Members: Summer 2017 issue. Details about KGS Annual Conference, 2nd Saturday Genealogy programs, Pennsylvania-to-Kentucky migration routes, and more.

Pre-Statehood Tax Lists Now Online
Another benefit of KGS membership: Online access to pre-1792 Kentucky tax records. Records for six counties are already posted, and more will follow.