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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.
Overcoming Research Challenges
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.
1) Researching Your Orphaned Ancestors
Discover the roots of orphanages abroad and their history in America. Understand the circumstances which led to children being placed there. Learn where to look for records today.
2) Tackling Tough Cases Using Y-DNA
Know the research questions Y-DNA can help you answer and how. Consider DNA’s role as evidence and what data you should include in a proof argument.

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 is a Michigan native with an education degree from Adrian College.  After 34 years in education as a teacher, a coach and administrator she retired and moved to Kentucky to be near her family.  She has over 40 years of genealogical research experience and is a past president of the Louisville Genealogical Society.  Currently Nancy shares teaching LGS genealogy classes the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Bon Air Public Library in Louisville and is the John Marshall DAR assistant registrar.   She is a member of the Kentucky Mayflower Society, First Families of Ohio and Daughters of the American Revolution.  
1) Heritage Quest Online
HeritageQuest is a genealogical website available through many local libraries which usually let you access it from home. It is a bounty of American genealogical sources.  The collection consist of five core data sets:
  • The entire U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940
  • Over 40,000 Genealogy and local history books
  • Revolutionary War records contains pension and bounty land warrant application files.
  • Freedman's Bank records with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set records the memorials, petitions, private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789
2) Tell Your Story --Online Publishing 
Story is at the heart of all we do. Tell your family stories by using those digit family pictures stored in your computer and an on-line publishing company to create amazing projects that your family will love and you will be proud to share.  Publish a book in memory of an ancestor or make a book to commemorate a special event such as a birthday or anniversary.  Don’t leave your family the genealogy without the stories!

Saturday, August 4, 2018
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.
Watch for postings with more details about this major annual event.