Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Host Family History Workshop July 14
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 9, 2012) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop, “Welcome to the Blogosphere,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
Cheri Daniels, senior librarian and reference specialist at KHS, will host the morning session and provide an introduction to genealogy blogs and the supportive community of bloggers that has created a dynamic information network. Topics include the various types of blogs available and tips on how to read and follow blogs. Beginning and intermediate bloggers are welcome.
The afternoon session will cover the various blog formats, followed by a demonstration of how to start a public or private blog. This session will be hosted by veteran genealogy blogger and the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ official blogger for 2011, Linda McCauley, who has been blogging at “Documenting the Details” since 2009.
To make a reservation, contact the KHS Reference Desk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or KHSRefDesk@ky.gov. The registration deadline for this workshop is noon Friday, July 13.
Presented by KHS and KGS on the second Saturday of each month, each free family history workshop takes place 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 for $6, payable at the door. In lieu of an August workshop, family historians will meet Saturday, August 4, for the KGS annual seminar. For details, visit www.kygs.org.