Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Host Family History Workshop March 10
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 29, 2012) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a free family history workshop, “Navigating Wildcat Turf: Conducting Research at the University of Kentucky,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
As a state land grant university, the University of Kentucky (UK) opens its libraries and extensive collections to researchers around the world – but only Kentucky residents have additional privileges such as checking out books and initiating renewals online. KHS Senior Librarian and Reference Specialist Cheri Daniels leads this overview of resources available to the public at UK. The morning session will explore the challenges involved in visiting the campus, using each library and navigating the usage and circulation policies. The afternoon session will highlight some specific collections of interest with a large emphasis on statewide newspaper holdings and evolving digital access.
Presented by KHS and the Kentucky Genealogical Society, the free family history workshop series takes place each month at the Center for Kentucky History. Topics range from how to begin documenting your ancestry to specialized resources for experienced genealogists. If requested at the time of registration, an optional light lunch is available for $6, payable at the door.
To make a reservation, contact the KHS Reference Desk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or KHSRefDesk@ky.gov. The registration deadline for this workshop is noon Friday, March 9.
-30-An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.