Kentucky Historical Society
Explore Your Family Tree at the October Family-History Workshop!
FRANKFORT, KY (Oct. 1, 2009)— In this month’s Family-History Workshop, researchers will learn how to navigate North Carolina’s archives and use DNA to research their family history. KHS and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free workshop that will include two sessions, “North Carolina State and Local Records Archives" and "Using DNA to Research Your Ancestry” on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Kentucky and North Carolina recordkeeping systems for archiving historical information differ significantly. In the morning session of the workshop, Roger Futrell will present an overview of North Carolina’s distinct record groups, sources and repositories of interest.
In the afternoon, Mel Arnold will clear up common misconceptions concerning DNA testing, a tool that is becoming widely used in genealogical research. Workshop attendees will be assisted in determining the benefits of a DNA project to their research endeavors.
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 October workshop is required before noon on Friday, Oct. 9. 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, 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, Old State Capitol and Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.