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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. 
1. The Melungeons: Sons and Daughters of the Legend
This introduction to the Melungeons will cover who they are, how they are identified, theories of their origins, and the Melungeons’ relationship to other, similar mixed ethnic groups. Also covered: The history of Melungeons, going back to their first identification in the early 19th Century all the way up to recent DNA studies.
 
2. Myths, Media and Melungeons
In this presentation, Winkler will discuss what has been written about the Melungeons and how various authors’ perceptions of the group were shaped by contemporary political and historical factors. He will also talk about how mythology surrounding the Melungeons continues today and how much of that mythology has been created by Melungeons rather than outsiders.
 



Saturday, August 5
FROM PENNSYLVANIA TO KENTUCKY  (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: If your ancestors came to Kentucky before 1860, there's a good chance they came from or through Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania continued to be a major migration route through the late 1800s. Smith's four sessions will focus on how to research Pennsylvania roots and records without going to Pennsylvania. Get session details.



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