Kentucky Historical Society
KHS, ETHS to Co-Host Annual Genealogical Event
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 16, 2010)— The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) will host its annual conference Aug. 18-21 at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tenn. The event is co-sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS).
This year’s conference theme is “Rediscovering America’s First Frontier.” During the conference, speakers from across the United States will present on Kentucky and Tennessee genealogical research; researching ethnic groups, including African Americans, Native Americans and the Scots-Irish; genealogical research methodology and resources; and a variety of other topics.
Kent Whitworth, KHS executive director, and J. Mark Lowe, a full-time professional genealogist, author and teacher, will provide the keynote addresses for the conference.
KHS staff members will also lead workshops and lectures at the conference. Topics covered by KHS staff include researching the KHS manuscript collections; Kentucky immigration and emigration patterns; conducting research at the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library; and Civil War battlefield records and Federal War Claims.
An exhibit hall providing genealogical tools and resources, including print and electronic publications, software, membership opportunities, and other services will also be available for conference attendees.
Complete conference information and secure online registration is available at the FGS Web site, www.fgs.org. Full conference registration is $185, if paid prior to the June 1 early registration deadline.
For more information about KHS, including the organization’s extensive genealogical resources, visit 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, Old State Capitol and Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.