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Saturday, July 14
Second Saturday Genealogy  (Second Saturday)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, Ky.
PRESENTER: Dave Schroeder
MORNING SESSION: German Immigration to Kentucky
Germans were among the largest immigrants groups to settle in the United States. These immigrants and their descendants can be found in almost every corner of the nation. Discover why Germans left Europe and why they came to Kentucky. Also learn about resources and services that are available to help you research this community in the Commonwealth.
AFTERNOON SESSION: Using Sanborn Maps in Your research
Maps can be valuable tools for genealogists and historians. They can provide exceptional detail about the neighborhoods, farms, and communities in which our ancestors worked and lived. Some of the most valuable maps for genealogists were produced in the 19th and 20th centuries by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company. Many of these insurance maps are now available online through local public libraries and the Library of Congress.

Dave Schroeder is a native of Ludlow, Kentucky. Dave began his career at Kenton County Public Library in 1986 as a shelver. In 1987 he began indexing historic newspapers in the library's Local History Department. From 1996 to 2000 he was the archivist for Thomas More College and the Diocese of Covington before returning to the Kenton County Public Library in 2000 as the Kentucky History Librarian. He was named the library's executive director in April 2007.

Schroeder serves as board president of the Friends of the Kentucky Public Archives. He was appointed a member of the Kentucky Archives and Records Commission by Governor Ernie Fletcher in 2007 and reappointed by Governor Steve Beshear in 2011 and 2015. Schroeder is the past chairman of the Kentucky Public Library Association, past president of the Kentucky Library Association, and past chairman of the Kentucky Public Library Association Advocacy Committee.  He is a member of the American Library Association Advocacy Committee.

Schroeder earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. He also holds a master of arts degree in history from the University of Cincinnati and a master of science degree in library science from the University of Kentucky. He is a graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2008.

He is the author of Life Along the Ohio: A Sesquicentennial History of Ludlow, Kentucky (Little Miami Press 2014) and co-editor of Gateway City: Covington, Kentucky, 1815-2015 (Clerisy Press 2015).


43rd Annual KGS Seminar
Saturday, August 4
43rd Annual KGS Seminar  (Annual Seminar)
8:45 am to 4:00 pm
Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601
PRESENTER: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
1. Finding Ancestral Places of Origin – Records and research strategies for identifying the birthplaces of ancestors; Vsuals demonstrate what these records contain, how to use them, and where to find them.
2. Newspaper Research: The Dailies, Weeklies, and Beyond – Details on the tremendous amount of information to be found in the usual newspapers and also these “other” newspapers and on how to locate them and any indexes. Visuals and the handout material show what these may hold for genealogical research, list some of the many superb guidebooks available, and identify both logical and unexpected repositories holding these newspapers.
3. The Farmer in the Dell -- and in Many U.S. Records – Exploring the extensive records and places for learning more about ancestral farmers and farms. No matter the present status of the property, there are ways to learn more about the farmers, farm, and related activities.
4. Major Midwestern Archives & Their Records – Highlighting major Midwestern archives and their holdings, finding aids, websites, special indexes, and available assistance for those not visiting in person. Also, some detail on other archives, including universities, church-affiliated, and others.