Kentucky Genealogical Society
Hurry! The deadline is November 1, 2020 to apply for Digitization Grants 2021
If your genealogical society, historical society, historical records repository, or archive has records to digitize but the money just isn’t in the budget, consider applying for a Kentucky Genealogical Society Digitization Grant. Get details and print the application form today. Apply by Nov. 1!


Now Online: Fall Issue of Bluegrass Roots
In this issue:
• McFarland wins national award
• Researching pre-1850 census records
• Kentucky's Civil War forts and camps
• Salute to KGS volunteers
• and more!
Available on this site to all KGS members. Just sign in and find the Bluegrass Roots link under "Members Only."


Discovering Your Bluegrass Roots in Kentucky Recordings Now Available 

The Kentucky Genealogical Society is pleased to present this series recorded throughout the month of August 2020.
Your registration includes access to all eight program recordings delivered virtually for the low price of $20 for members and $30 for non-members for the entire series. Attend them all or attend only the programs that interest you most. The choice is yours. We are keeping the registration pricing low so as many researchers as possible can access this series. This is a non-refundable purchase.
To learn more about each speaker, click their name for biographical information.
1. Tracing Your Kentucky Roots with Peggy Lauritzen;
2. Researching at the County and Local Level in Kentucky with Dave Schroeder;
3. Using Maps in Genealogy with Katherine R. Willson;
4. Kentucky Genealogy Brick Wall Brainstorm;
5. Ten Things A Genealogist Should Do Before Leaving a Library or Archives in Kentucky with Melissa Barker;
6. LGBTQ Genealogy with Stewart Traiman;
7. Discovering African Americans in Kentucky Records Prior to 1870 with Cynthia Maharrey;
8. Strategies to Analyze Endogamous DNA with Alec Ferretti.
Obtain Access:
This is a non-refundable offering. Click the Member or Non-Member link below to register now.


Save the Date Oct. 17, 2020

Louisville Genealogical Online Family History Seminar
Going Online
Watch from home!!
Mark Your Calendar
Saturday, 17 October, 2020
Nationally Known Speaker
 Seminar Lectures
-   German Immigrant Waves:Contrasts and Sources
-   Tackling the “Born in Pennsylvania" Problem
-   Letterpress to Digital: Using Historical Newspapers in Print, Microfilm, Online
-   Finding a German Heimat (Home Village) Online
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Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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Last Updated 10 October 2020

Latest News
Recording Now Available: How to Involve the Whole Family in Family History Fun with Nicole Dyer
Everyone has a contribution to make to preserving and telling your family's story. In this webinar, learn family history activities that can include relatives of all ages. Sign into your membership and then click on Programs 2020 to access this recorded program and handout.

Tracing a Kentucky Family From Freedom to Slavery with Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D.
A video recording of this program presented on July 11, 2020 is now available online for members. Sign in to the website with your membership ID and password, then in the left navigation bar, select Members Only and then select Programs 2020 to access the video recording. If you are not yet a member, join now for $20 to access this and many other programs available on demand to members.

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