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Saturday, November 10
KGS 2nd Saturday Genealogy  (Second Saturday)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY
Researching Your Civil War and World War I Ancestors
 
Presenter: Don Rightmyer
 
Session 1: “North or South? Finding Your Kentucky Civil War Ancestor” will help you find and learn about your Kentucky Civil War relative and whether he wore blue, gray, or butternut. Be prepared for possible surprises in your Civil War genealogy search.
 
Session 2: “Over There: Finding Your World War I Ancestor” will provide the research tools needed to discover your World War I ancestor and dig out as much information as possible about what their experience was like during the First World War.
 
About the Presenter:

Don Rightmyer is a native of Harrodsburg and a retired U.S. Air Force officer of 24 years. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he majored in military history, Don flew more than 1,500 hours in tactical fighters in the U.S. as well as in the Pacific and Europe. He was a historian in the Office of Air Force History and edited two different monthly Air Force periodicals. He is a lifelong student of the Civil War, especially Kentucky’s experience during that war. During his time on the Kentucky Historical Society staff from 2007 to 2013, Don presented several  2nd Saturday programs and also presented at national conferences hosted by the National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. He was editor of the KHS quarterly Kentucky Ancestors from 2007 to 2013.

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Saturday, December 8
KGS 2nd Saturday Geneallgy  (Second Saturday)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY
 
Presenter: Linda Colston
Topic: Pre-1850 Census Records
 
Session 1: Working With Those Pesky Tally Marks in Pre-1850 Census Records
Although the early census records only provided names for the Head of Households, they still hold many clues in tracing our ancestors. In this program, we will discuss ways of gleaning the most information we can from those tally marks. 
 
Session 2: Kentucky Tax Lists – A Gold Mine of Information!
Kentucky tax lists offer a variety of clues that can put pieces of the puzzle of our ancestors together to form a picture of their lives. As valuable as these records are, they continue to be underused. In this program, we will look at how the pre-1850 Census records and tax lists can work together in provide context to our research and address some of the difficulties of researching in the early 1800s.