Kentucky Historical Society
KHS, KGS to Host Family-History Workshop in February
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 31, 2011)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family-history workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
Don Rightmyer, editor of Kentucky Ancestors, will lead the morning session, “Migration Patterns into Kentucky,” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Rightmyer will discuss the routes early settlers took into Kentucky, and the role migration played in the early history of the state.
KHS staffer Lynne Hollingsworth will host the afternoon session, “Seduction, Deception & Enticement: Historical Déjà Vu,” from 12: 30 to 1:30 p.m. Hollingsworth will present how banking, fiscal reorganization and stabilization, debt relief and other familiar and contemporary-sounding issues affected Kentuckians nearly 200 years ago, and how the issues left a lasting impact on the commonwealth in the 21st century.
Following the close of each Family-History Workshop, at 1:45 p.m. the Kentucky Technology in Genealogy Users Group offers a free program to help support family-history researchers’ use and understanding of technology as it applies to genealogy.
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. Registration for the February workshop is required before noon on Friday, Feb. 11.
Learn more KHS genealogical resources at www.history.ky.gov.