Kentucky Historical Society
Trace Your Roots at the July Family-History Workshop!
FRANKFORT, KY (July 2, 2009)— In this month’s Family-History Workshop, researchers will learn about overcoming obstacles from a panel of genealogical experts. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host the free workshop, “Overcoming Genealogical Roadblocks” and “Brick Wall Breakthroughs,” on Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand—this panel of experienced genealogists will share strategies that will help resolve difficult family-tracing problems and get you beyond those genealogical dead ends. The panel will include Deborah Lord Campisano, Mary E. Clay, Betty Darnell and Roger Futrell. During the second half of the workshop, the panelists will describe how they overcame some of their most daunting family-history research obstacles.
Presented by KHS and KGS, the free Family-History Workshop series takes place on the second Saturday of each month at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, in downtown Frankfort. 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 RefDesk@ky.gov. Registration for the July workshop is required before noon on Friday, July 10. Learn more about the Family-History Workshop programs and other resources for genealogical research on the KHS Web site, www.history.ky.gov.
Following the close of each Family-History Workshop, the Kentucky Technology in Genealogy Users Group (KTIG) offers a program to help support family-history researchers’ use and understanding of technology as it applies to genealogy. All interested persons are invited to participate in the free monthly program at 1:45 p.m. The July program will feature an overview of Family Tree Maker genealogy software.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and its headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar Center has welcomed more than one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.