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Saturday, June 3
Genealogy Research Day at Cincinnati Public Library  (Research Trip)
8:30 am to 6:30 pm
 
We’re taking a field trip to do research at the Cincinnati Public Library,
and you’re invited.
 
You don’t have ancestors in Cincinnati? No problem! The library has one of the nation’s largest and oldest genealogy collections. In addition to vast local history holdings, it offers resources from all 50 states and many foreign countries. The library’s genealogy/history staff will give us a tour so we’ll know our way around, and they will be there to guide us throughout the day.
 
The Plan: On June 3, we’ll gather in the parking lot across the street from the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort. We’ll park in the back section of the lot, form carpools, and leave for Cincinnati at 8:30 a.m. We’ll be back in Frankfort around 6:30 p.m.
 
Here’s how to be part of this opportunity:
  1. Sign up by sending an email message to president@kygs.org. Include your name and tell us if you prefer to ride or drive in the carpool. (Add your phone number if you want us to alert you if there are last-minute news or changes.) If you prefer to drive to Cincinnati on your own, please let us know when you sign up. The library's address is 800 Vine Street. Meet us on the third floor of the South Building. There's a map of the library at http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/main/Library_Map.pdf)
  2. Read about the library’s collection at http://cincinnatilibrary.org/main/genlocal.html. Check out the library's databases, too. Use the information and the online catalog to develop your research plan. Prepare to solve some family mysteries!
  3. On June 3, be in the History Center parking lot no later than 8:15 a.m. so we can leave by 8:30. Be prepared for lunch on your own at one of the eateries close to the library. (If we eat in groups, we can compare notes and exchange research strategies.)
 
Space is limited, so sign up soon if you want to go.
Questions? Send them to president@kygs.org.
 


Saturday, June 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.
 
PRESENTER: Kathy Reed, Program Director, Hamilton County (Ohio) Genealogical Society; retired educator, blogger (https://ohioriverways.blogspot.com/) , family historian
 
TOPICS:
Session 1: Using DNA to Identify a Cousin's Biological Family
When a predicted 2nd-3rd cousin showed up in her Ancestry DNA Match list, little did Reed know that this connection would lead to a cousin who had been adopted and did not know who her biological father was. Reed tells how they used Gedmatch and other tools to uncover this family secret. And just when they thought they knew it all, two more mysteries popped up! Come along for what Reed calls "the genealogical ride of a lifetime."
 
Session 2: The Trial of Thomas E. Probert in the Killing of Jacob Spears
Kentucky had a long history of dueling. It was used mainly among the upper classes to settle scores. Reed's gg-grandfather Thomas E. Probert killed Jacob Spears, a prominent citizen of Paris, Bourbon County, in the 1850s. Was he guilty or not guilty? You decide.
 
About the Presenter: Kathy Reed has been researching her German, Irish, and English roots for the past 17 years. She is involved with the Hamilton County Genealogical Society, currently serving in the role of Program Director, and leads a regional DNA Interest Group. She shares her family history through the publication of two blogs and has had several articles published in genealogical publications. Kathy is a frequent speaker in southwest Ohio and Kentucky.
 
 
 



Saturday, July 8
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: Wayne Winkler, director of WETS-FM/HD, East Tennessee State University; author and speaker about Melungeon heritage; past president of the Melungeon Heritage Association
 
TOPICS: Winkler comes back to Second Saturday Genealogy by popular demand to talk about the Melungeon people and culture. Specitic topics will be announced soon.



Saturday, August 5
KGS Annual Seminar  (Annual Seminar)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, Ky.
 
PRESENTER: Gerald "Jerry" Smith, CG, SM – Professional genealgist specializing in Pennsylvania families prior to 1900; author of books and journal articles; member of many genealogical organizations, including Association of Professional Genealogists and Genealogical Speakers Guild.
 
TOPICS: To Be Announced. Watch this website for full details coming soon.



Saturday, September 9
Second Saturday Genealogy  (Second Saturday)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, Ky.
 
PRESENTER: Patrick Lewis
 
TOPICS: To be announced
 
NOTICE: Because of another event scheduled at the Center for Kentucky History, this Second Saturday Genealogy workshop will take place in the House Chamber of the Old State Capitol, just a block up Broadway from our usual meeting place.



Saturday, October 14
Second Saturday Genealogy  (Second Saturday)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, Ky.
 
PRESENTER: Gail Jackson Miller, CG – Certified professional genealogist with 20+ years of experience working with clients who have Kentucky and Tennessee roots with ties to surrounding states.
 
TOPICS:  To Be Announced



Saturday, November 11
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: Debra Smith Renard, full-time genealogical researcher and presenter with specialties in adoption and DNA genealogy; founder of Eureka! Genealogy; board member, Kentucky Genealogical Society and Louisville Genealogical Society; member of multiple genealogical and lineage organizations; co-founder and co-leader of the Louisville Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group.
 
TOPICS: To Be Announced



Saturday, December 9
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: Nancy Simmons Roberson – retired K-12 educator and athletics director from Michigan, now living in Louisville. She has 30 years of genealogical research experience and has been teaching and sharing her knowledge of FamilySearch for several years. Roberson is past president of the Louisville Genealogical Society and teaches the society's internet genealogy classes.
 
TOPICS: To Be Announced