Kentucky Historical Society
KHS, KGS May Family History Workshop to Focus on Preserving Family Treasures
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 2, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop focused on preserving family treasures from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
Every family has treasures: grandma’s Bible, great grandmother’s coverlet, letters and diaries, glassware and more, and many people worry about wear and tear while storing, displaying or using these items. Louise Jones, KHS director of special collections and library, and Trevor Jones, KHS director of museum collections and exhibitions, will discuss how to preserve these precious heirlooms for future generations. They will cover techniques for handling, storing and preserving artifacts and paper materials.
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 May workshop is required before noon on Friday, May 13.