Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives Celebrates Kentucky Archives Week
The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) will join archives and manuscript repositories around the Commonwealth in observing the fifth annual Kentucky Archives Week, Oct. 8-14, 2006. The 2006 Kentucky Archives Week “Family Heritage” theme highlights family history and genealogical research.
Jim Prichard, Walter Bowman, and Lisa Thompson of KDLA’s Archival Services staff will present lunchtime lectures during Kentucky Archives Week in the Activity Room at KDLA, 300 Coffee Tree Road, Frankfort. All lectures begin at noon. On Monday, Oct. 9, Prichard will speak on “Clergymen and Congregations: Church Records as Genealogical Sources.” On Tuesday, Oct. 10, Bowman will discuss “The Great War: World War I Military Resources at KDLA.” On Wednesday Oct. 11, Thompson will talk about “The Path to Citizenship: Immigration and Naturalization Records.” Bring a brown bag lunch to eat during the lectures, or just enjoy light refreshments provided by KDLA.
While visiting KDLA for one of the lunchtime lectures, also stop by the Archives Research Room to investigate your own family’s heritage. For more information about searching your family’s roots at KDLA, see information about KDLA’s research services and holdings. http://www.kdla.ky.gov/research.htm.
Kentucky Archives Week is sponsored by the Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, the Kentucky Council on Archives, and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. For a complete listing of events, see http://archivesweek.ky.gov/ or call 502.564.8300 ext. 249.