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Second Saturday Genealogy
Saturday, March 10
Second Saturday Genealogy  (Second Saturday)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, Ky.
 
PRESENTERS: Susan and Bill Snyder
 
TOPIC: Land Platting
Susan and Bill Snyder will introduce the means to plat the land described in your ancestor’s deed.  You will learn the basic terms and tools for platting. By using case studies, they will take you through the process of creating a diagram of the land and locating it on a present-day map. 
 
Susan Olson Snyder was introduced to genealogy when she joined a family research class sponsored by Welcome Wagon. She had moved to Virginia with her husband and son and was looking for a way to meet people in a new city. She has been researching her and her husband’s families for almost 40 years, especially in Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Virginia, Germany, and Norway. The Louisville native attended Ursuline College and earned degrees in mathematics and art. After retiring from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2005, she has become active in the Louisville Genealogical Society, serving as editor of the quarterly and as vice president and president.
 
William “Bill” Snyder has been focusing on genealogy for almost 40 years. His concentrations have been mainly in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. He has also carried out research for German and Norwegian family records. While preparing and taking many research trips, he has come up with numerous ideas concerning preparation and time usage. These ideas could conserve time beforeand during a research trip – especially in a foreign country. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Louisville. He has served as treasurer, newsletter editor, and vice president in the Louisville Genealogical Society.
 



Second Saturday Genealogy
Saturday, April 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: Kandie Adkinson, Kentucky Secretary of State's Land Office
 
Topic to be announced.
 



Second Saturday Genealogy
Saturday, May 12
Second Saturday Genealogy  (Second Saturday)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
LOCATION CHANGE: CHAPEL AT FRANKFORT CEMETERY
 
PRESENTERS: Ann Johnson on cemetery and gravestone preservation
 
LOCATION CHANGE: CHAPEL AT FRANKFORT CEMETERY
 
 
 



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
 
TOPICS:
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.
 
Watch for postings with more details about this major annual event.