Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Host Family History Workshop July 9
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a free Family History Workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
At 10:30 a.m. a panel discussion entitled “Genealogy Brick Walls” begins with Deborah Campisano, Roger Futrell, Valerie Edgeworth and Betty Darnell. These experienced genealogists will describe how they have resolved difficult family history research hurdles and recommend strategies to help get beyond what appear to be genealogical “dead ends.”
At 12:30 p.m. Deborah Campisano discusses the genealogical proof standard. Genealogical problems arise when historical records either do not exist or do not directly support a clear conclusion. Learn about the accepted standards of evidence that must be met when trying to draw a conclusion, prove a relationship or discriminate between what information is credible and what is not.
Presented by KHS and KGS, the free family history workshop series takes place each month at the Center for Kentucky History. 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 or RefDesk@ky.gov. The registration deadline for the July workshop is noon on Friday, July 8.