Department of Parks
Genealogy Weekend At Greenbo Lake Set For March 23-24
GREENUP, Ky. – Anyone interested in researching their family tree will want to mark their calendar for the weekend of March 23-24. That’s when the Kentucky State Parks and Kentucky Genealogical Society will hold Genealogy Weekend at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.
Experts on genealogy will offer advice and tips on topics such as research methods, land grants, military records and publishing family histories.
“This is the first of a series of annual genealogical conferences sponsored by the Kentucky State Park system,” said state parks Historian Ron Bryant. “We have genealogical experts in most fields of research. These men and women are known throughout the region as experts in genealogy.”
The weekend will begin the evening of Friday, March 23, with registration, an “ask the experts” session and dinner. At , Kandi Atkinson of the Secretary of State’s Office will discuss land grants and records followed at by Ron Elliot, an author who will talk about publishing family histories.
Saturday will feature Peggy Galloway of Danville, who will talk about “Family Skeletons and Their Place In Our Research,” James Prichard of the Kentucky State Archives, who will share his knowledge; and Chris Propes of Waveland Historic Site who will discuss researching family history through photographs. Also speaking on Saturday will be Anne Pennington, president of the Kentucky Genealogical Society and Mike Watson, editor of Bluegrass Roots; and Walter Bowman of the Kentucky State Library and Archives will discuss World War I military research.
To register for the weekend, call the park. There is a $5 fee that can be paid upon arrival. Greenbo is also offering one and two night packages that include lodging and meals that start at $91.80 a person for one night and three meals.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup County has a lodge, Anglers’ Cove Restaurant, gift shop and 23 miles of hiking trails. For more information and registration, phone 1-800-325-0063. Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is located just seven miles off of Highway 23, known as “The Country Music Highway.”
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov