Kentucky Historical Society
Explore Your Family Tree at the May Family-History Workshop!
FRANKFORT, KY (April 28, 2009)— In this month’s Family-History Workshop, researchers will learn the benefits of planning in advance of a research trip and how to navigate the nation’s premier document repository. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free workshop, “How to Plan a Research Trip” and “Researching at the National Archives,” on Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
During the morning session, Betty Darnell will offer advice on preparatory tactics and strategies that will greatly increase a researcher’s chances of success. In the second session, Phyllis Spiker will outline what to expect when researching at the National Archives.
Presented by KHS and KGS, the free Family-History Workshop series takes place on the second Saturday of each month at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, in downtown Frankfort. 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 at a cost of $6, payable at the door.
To make a reservation, contact the KHS Reference Desk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460, or RefDesk@ky.gov. Registration for the April workshop is required before noon on Friday, May 8. Learn more about the Family-History Workshop programs and other resources for genealogical research on the KHS Web site, www.history.ky.gov.
Following the close of each Family-History Workshop, the Kentucky Technology in Genealogy Users Group (KTIG) offers a program to help support family-history researchers’ use and understanding of technology as it applies to genealogy. All interested persons are invited to participate in the free monthly program at 1:45 p.m.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and its headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar Center has welcomed more than one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.