Kentucky Historical Society
Trace Your Roots at the November Family-History Workshop!
FRANKFORT, KY (Oct. 29, 2009)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host “Beyond the Basics: Digging Deeper into Census Records, Court Records and Library Resources,” a free workshop that will include two sessions from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. In this month’s Family-History Workshop, researchers will learn innovative techniques for gleaning additional, and often overlooked, information from many types of commonly used historical records.
During the morning session, Deborah Lord Campisano will offer advice on determining a research objective and preparing a strategy for solving your family history mysteries. Examples will illustrate methods for getting the most from census records and locating vital record substitutes.
In the afternoon, Campisano will explore different types of court records, including wills, administrations, court minutes and a variety of land and tax records. Examples will provide detailed help on using these records effectively.
Presented by KHS and KGS, the free Family-History Workshop series takes place on the second Saturday of each month at the Center for Kentucky History. Please note that this month’s workshop is on the first Saturday of the month, rather than the second. 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 email the Reference Desk. Registration for the November workshop is required before noon on Friday, Nov. 6. Learn more about the Family-History Workshop programs and other resources for genealogical research on the KHS Web site.
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.