Constitution(s) of Kentucky: Legislative Impact Upon Historical Documentation


Constitution(s) of Kentucky: Legislative Impact Upon Historical Documentation

Learn about the history of the constitutions that governs Kentucky and the motivations leading to each change.

What You Will Learn

Kentucky’s first constitution was adopted in 1792, later to be replaced by the second constitution in 1799. A third constitution was then put into effect in 1850 only to be replaced by the fourth, and current, constitution in 1891. As a family historian or genealogist, you may be curious about what this has to do with you? Join this webinar to learn just that. Discover the circumstances and motivations that led to the constitutional confusion of Kentucky’s past and put a new perspective into the lives of your ancestors. Perhaps most importantly learn how each of these governing documents impacted the creation of records in the Commonwealth while in effect and how that continues to affect the documents available to your research today.


Rusty Heckaman is the Research Room Supervisor of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. He manages research room staff, coordinates research assistance for KDLA customers, promotes use of public records from state and local government agencies; and represents KDLA in presentations about the discoveries waiting to be made in the State Archives collections. Originally from Indiana, Rusty is a graduate of Indiana University. He has 15 years of experience in local municipal, state government, corporate, and non-profit archives. He is the Chair of the Kentucky Council on Archives and a member of the Kentucky Genealogical Society.

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Constitution(s) of Kentucky: Legislative Impact Upon Historical Documentation

17 Sep, 20247:00pm EDT1 hour


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