Kentucky Historical Society
Kandie P. Adkinson Receives 2010 Anne Walker Fitzgerald Award

Press Release Date:  Thursday, June 23, 2011  
Contact Information:  Chelsea Compton
502-564-1792, ext. 4504

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 23, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) announced today that Kandie Prather Adkinson, a native of Mercer County and a current resident of Franklin County, Ky., is the recipient of the 2010 Anne Walker Fitzgerald Award for her articles “Researching Tax Lists: 1841-1860” and “Researching Kentucky Tax Lists: Revenue Collection During the Civil War (1861-1865)” in the state’s genealogical quarterly, Kentucky Ancestors.


Adkinson’s articles provide an important summary of Kentucky tax lists during the early 19th century and Civil War period, and are an excellent reference tool for historians, genealogists and other researchers who want to learn more about the potential genealogical and historical information those documents can provide.  


The Anne Walker Fitzgerald Award was established in 2008 to honor the first editor of the Kentucky Historical Society’s genealogical quarterly Kentucky Ancestors, which began publication in 1965.  Anne Walker Fitzgerald edited the publication for 19 years, until 1983.


Adkinson’s two articles were published in 2010 and build on a series of articles about Kentucky land records and tax lists that she has contributed to Kentucky Ancestors over the past four years.  She has lectured about Kentucky land records for over three decades and has often presented at conferences on the local, state, regional and national levels sharing her vast knowledge and expertise. 


Adkinson will be presented with an engraved plaque and a cash award of $1,000, funded by the KHS Foundation.


Researchers interested in learning more about the information available in Kentucky land records and tax lists can find Adkinson’s articles in Vol. 45, Nos. 2 and 3 of Kentucky Ancestors.  To subscribe, contact Leslie Miller at 502-564-1792, ext. 4490 or


For more information about Kentucky Ancestors or to submit an article, contact editor Don Rightmyer at 502-564-1792, ext. 4435 or