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Thursday, December 16, 2021
7:00 pm8:30 pm

Get ready to look for your ancestors when the 1950 U.S. Census records are made public on April 1, 2022.

This how-to session examines the nuggets of genealogical gold in the 1950 Census and the surprising quirks and assumptions built into the questionnaire.

Marian Burk Wood is the author of the best-selling genealogy book "Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past." She has a special interest in helping people document, curate, preserve, and share family history. Marian holds a BA from the City University of New York and a MBA from Long Island University in New York. Her long-running genealogy blog provides practical tips and ideas at

Registration is $15.
Free to KYGS members.

Research portals make online records from many archives and libraries available in a single search. Created by librarians and archivists, these free online portals are available for archives, genealogy books, digital libraries, maps, newspapers, and other resources essential to Kentucky research. Learn how to find and search these genealogical goldmines.

After a long professional career in academic archives and genealogy libraries, Nancy Loe, MA, MLS, launched, featuring a monthly newsletter, blog and genealogy e-books on US and European research. Nancy also provides expert guidance on information management to help genealogists search smart and find more primary sources.

Free for Members
$15 for Non Members (Join KYGS using the link below)

This is the real ‘Minecraft.’ As the song goes, it truly was “dark as a dungeon” in just about any mine. Fortunately, there are records that have may been kept on your mining ancestors.

The Kentucky Genealogical Society is proud to welcome back member Peggy Lauritzen, AG, FOGS. Peggy is a recipient of the Association of Professional Genealogists Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy. In 2018, Peggy was named a Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society. She has a column that runs regularly in Reminisce Magazine.

Registration fee is $15. Members Attend for Free.

Information hidden below the surface or totally absent helps researchers reconstruct events, identities, and relationships that no record specifies. Such hidden information is indirect or negative evidence. This session discusses the qualities of both kinds of evidence, which are easily misunderstood. It also describes uses of indirect and negative evidence, and it gives examples of applying those uses to solving genealogical problems.

Speaker: Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, is a genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator