Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office
The Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Genealogical Society present Second Saturday Family History Workshop "Lost and Found: Early African American Entrepreneurs" and "Using Family Folklore to Bring Genealogy to Life"

Press Release Date:  Thursday, October 16, 2008  
Contact Information:  1LT Andi Hahn
Asst. Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Kentucky National Guard

10:30 a.m. - 1: 30 p.m.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History 100 West Broadway Frankfort, KY 40601

Little research has been devoted to uncovering the participation of African Americans in the commonwealth's early free market economy. In the morning session, Dr. Anne Butler of Kentucky State University will highlight numerous instances of early entrepreneurial activity among Kentucky African Americans and will show how public records and historical narratives are used to locate and document such activity.

In the afternoon, Bob Gates of the Kentucky Historical Society will describe how family folklore, integrated with genealogical data, can create a clearer picture of your ancestors' lives and the times in which they lived. Techniques and resources for gathering and utilizing this information will also be discussed.

Registration before noon on Friday, November 7, is required. Workshop participation is complimentary. A light lunch is available for registrants only from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $6, payable at the door. For more information or to register, call 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or email

Monthly Bonus Presentation by KTIG - "Technology for Using Audio and Video in Your Family Histories" The Kentucky Technology in Genealogy Users Group (KTIG) meets monthly at 2:00 p.m. following the close of each "Second Saturday" Family-History Workshop at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. Each meeting features a program designed to help support family-history researchers' use and understanding of technology as it applies to genealogy. There is no charge to attend the KTIG program, and all interested persons are invited to participate.