Kentucky Historical Society
KHS, KGS to Host Family-History Workshop in December
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2010)— 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, Dec. 11 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
Louise Jones, KHS director of special collections and the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library, will use examples from the KHS collections to illustrate the types of information a genealogist can unlock by studying family photographs during “The Stories that Pictures Tell.”
Genealogical researcher Deborah Lord Campisano will explain how to flesh out your family-history research by placing the lives of your ancestors in historical context. In “Giving Life to Your Bare-Bones Genealogy,” Campisano will explain how to create ancestral timelines using newspapers, local histories, travel journals, manuscript collections and reference works.
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 December workshop is required before noon on Friday, Dec. 10.
Learn more KHS genealogical resources at www.history.ky.gov.
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, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the website at www.history.ky.gov.