2022 Genealogy Webinars
On a regular basis, the Kentucky Genealogical Society provides educational opportunities to members and non-members. This page contains the topics from the 2022 Kentucky Genealogical Society webinars.
As a service to our members, past educational recordings and handouts are available as on-demand learning in our Member Portal page.
Essential Online Portal for Genealogy Research
Research portals make online records from many archives and libraries available in a single search.
Presented by Nancy Loe, MA, MLS of sassyJaneGenealogy.com
Dark as a Dungeon
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.
Presenter: Peggy Lauritzen, AG, FOGS
Using Direct and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events
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
Genealogy Research in Tri-State Area
Browning Genealogy chronicles obituaries and local history from counties in Southern Indiana, Northwestern Kentucky, and Southeastern Illinois. The Browning Genealogy staff continues adding new entries to the database on a daily basis, including obituaries from 11 counties in Indiana, as well as two counties in Illinois and 15 counties in Kentucky.
The Foundation continues Mr. Browning's legacy through preservation, education, community engagement, and outreach.
Case Study: Sharing Your Ancestry Findings Using Photobooks
This talk will describe how you can organize and share the results of your genealogy work by preparing and printing photobooks by making use of PowerPoint.
This talk is available to view from this link.
Wild, Wonderful West Virginia
West Virginia has had more fun poked at it than nearly any other state. But, there are some vast resources in the history of this, the “restored government of Virginia.”
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.
Using Timelines to Enhance Your Research Skills
This session provides an overview of the use and benefits of timelines for family history research. We all struggle with our genealogical research especially those who research people of color. We hit the famous brick walls repeatedly as if we are in a boxing match.
The Kentucky Genealogical Society is proud to welcome back Dr. Shelley Murphy! Dr. Murphy has been an avid genealogist for nearly thirty years. She is currently working for the University of Virginia as the Descendant Project Researcher to identify the descendants of the enslaved laborers who helped to build the University for Thomas Jefferson.
Getting a Good Start, Things I Wish I'd Known about Genealogical Research Before I Began
During this lecture, participants will learn: things to consider before and during research, the three R's of genealogical research, and how to begin.
A graduate of Berea College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Cynthia Maharrey also holds a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. You can learn more about Cynthia Maharrey at www.nameplacedate.com.
From the Archive: an LGBTQ History of Kentucky
Dr. Coleman is the Co-founder and President of the Faulkner Morgan Archive, Inc., a nonprofit that saves and shares the LGBTQ history of Kentucky.