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The First Frontiersman: The Scots Irish with Maureen Brady
Some refer to them as Ulster Scots, others as Scots-Irish. Whatever their name, they are the U. S. descendants of those who were “planted” in the Ulster province of Ireland in the 17th century and subsequently immigrated to the American frontier. Their famous sons include Daniel Boone and Andrew Jackson, and we see their cultural influence in square dancing and country music. This presentation will review the history of the Scots-Irish and suggest resources for researching their family histories.
Maureen Brady, a former school librarian and computer educator, has more than thirty years’ experience with family history research. She has traced her own Scottish roots back to the end of the 17th century and beyond, and has also pursued Chicago area, the trans-Allegheny U.S., Quebec, Irish and Swedish research.
Follow the GPS: It Will Not Steer You Wrong with Faye Stallings, CG
The Genealogical Proof Standards (GPS) is indispensable guidance for solving complex family history problems as demonstrated in the case study for finding the origins and parents of Robert Jones of Hopkins County, Kentucky.
Faye Jenkins Stallings, CG, is an avid genealogist conducting family history research in the south for more than 30 years. Faye is the President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She formerly served as the President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Genealogical Society following the merger of NGS and FGS in 2020. She also serves as a Board member for her local society in Montgomery County, Texas, and she is the Director of the FamilySearch Center in Conroe, Texas. She is a professional genealogist at Southern Hearts Genealogy and received her Certified Genealogist ® credential in 2018. In her prior professional career, she was a Certified Public Accountant and held various corporate positions with a Fortune 100 company, including Assistant Corporate Controller, subsidiary Controller and Chief Financial Officer, General Auditor and Chief Ethics Officer. She is a sixth-generation Kentuckian and loves spending time with her family—both the living and the dead.
Chinese Migrants in Kentucky: How They Came & What They Brought with Kathy Keyser
Follow the path of one man, a Chinese immigrant, as he reaches for the American Dream through citizenship, religious freedom, and patriotism for this country. Learn of his challenges in developing a new livelihood offering a needed service missing from the community.
Kathy McCann Keyser, a native of southern West Virginia, resides in Central Kentucky with her husband, and has been researching her family history for 40+ years. Kathy belongs to a number of family, genealogical, and historical societies in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. She has written articles and developed presentations on her family and Kentucky history. She currently co-leads a genealogy interest group for the Goff-Gough Family Association. Now retired after working 45 years in corporate America, she currently serves the Kentucky Genealogical Society as the Vice President-Membership and is a member of the Board of Directors.
Preserving Your Kentucky Ancestor's Handmade Textiles and Quilts with Melissa Barker
Some of the most interesting items we have in our own family collections as well as in archives are items made of some sort of fabric. Things such as a christening gowns, quilts, high school sweaters and doilies are just a few of the items some of us have as part of our family archive.
Preserving and storing these items can be a challenge and if not done properly could result in the destruction of these precious heirlooms.
Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is affectionally known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches, and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well-known published book reviewer. Melissa serves on the board of directors of both the Kentucky and Tennessee Genealogical Societies.