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Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall

Join us for a full day of Kentucky genealogy adventures:

  • Watch guest host Renee Shaw reveal the research findings surrounding Kentucky family history mysteries — and be a part of the live studio audience during reveal videotaping.
  • Connect with Kentucky genealogy and local history organizations in our Commonwealth Hall Heritage Expo*
  • Visit the Genealogy Makerspace: A vendor/exhibit area filled with hands-on learning stations that allow you to engage with representatives and staff and experiment with genealogy related tools.
  • Learn about genealogy tips and tricks at the Demo Stage

COST

Advance Ticket Prices: $10 members (each member can purchase one guest ticket at the same member price); $15 others. Call 502-782-8118.

At the Door: $15 members (each member can purchase one guest ticket at the same member price); $20 others.

DNA Lunch Chat

Join our library staff for lunch and a discussion about DNA. Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. Cost is $20, and we’ll provide a box lunch. There is a 40-person limit due to space. Reservations are required. Call 502-782-8118 to make yours.

SPECIAL TRAVEL DIRECTIONS

Due to simultaneous events occurring on the morning of Oct. 12, several downtown Frankfort streets will be closed temporarily. However, you can access the Depot Lot (offering free parking to Town Hall guests) via Ann Street this way: From I-64, take the US-127N/Lawrenceburg Rd exit (exit 53B) and continue north on 127 to downtown Frankfort (approximately 4 miles). Cross over Wilkinson (the Capital Plaza Hotel is a landmark on the corner) onto Clinton. Continue on Clinton to Ann Street (2nd stoplight). Turn right and continue one block (you will be driving by the Kentucky History Center building on your left), cross over Broadway and the railroad tracks, and the entrance to the Depot Parking Lot is immediately across the tracks on the left.  Staff will be directing people there.

SCHEDULE

Doors Open:

9:30 a.m.

 

Demo Stage:

9:45-10 a.m.: “Using Catalogs,” presented by Bill Burchfield, Kentucky Historical Society

10-10:20 a.m.: “Using Court Records,” presented by Walter Bowman, Kentucky Department of Libraries & Archives

10:30-10:45 a.m.: “Using JStor,” presented by Stephanie Lang, Kentucky Historical Society

11-11:45 a.m.: Closed for “reveal” taping

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: “After the Reveal: Research Q&A,” presented by Cheri Daniels & Linda Colston, Kentucky Historical Society

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.: “Civil War Governors of Kentucky,” presented by Chuck Welsko, Kentucky Historical Society

2 – 2:45 p.m.: Closed for “reveal” taping

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.: “After the Reveal: Research Q&A,” presented by Cheri Daniels & Linda Colston, Kentucky Historical Society

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.: “Using Tax Records,” presented by Linda Colston, Kentucky Historical Society

3:35 – 3:55 p.m.: “Family Search Affiliate Libraries,” presented by Cheri Daniels

 

Genealogy Makerspace:

9:30-10 a.m.:

  • “Coaches’ Corner,” presented by Linda Colston (Kentucky Historical Society) & Sally Wasielewski (African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky)
  • “Finding Your Civil War Ancestors,” presented by Chuck Welsko, Kentucky Historical Society
  • “Preservation Station,” presented by Cheri Daniels, Kentucky Historical Society

11-11:45 a.m.:

  • Closed for “reveal” taping

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:

  • “Coaches’ Corner,” with Casey Castro-Bracho (Kentucky Historical Society) & Phyllis McLaughlin (professional genealogist)
  • “Finding Your Civil War Ancestors,” with Chuck Welsko
  • “Preservation Station,” with Louise Jones, Kentucky Historical Society

1:30-1:45 p.m.

  • “Coaches’ Corner,” with Cheri Daniels & Sally Wasielewski
  • “Finding Your Civil War Ancestors,” with Jamie Bartek, Kentucky Historical Society
  • “Preservation Station,” with Deana Thomas, Kentucky Historical Society

2 – 2:45 p.m.:

  • Closed for “reveal” taping

2:45 – 4 p.m.:

  • “Coaches’ Corner,” with Bill Burchfield & Phyllis McLaughlin
  • “Finding Your Civil War Ancestors,” with Jamie Bartek
  • “Preservation Station,” with Deana Thomas

 

Community Partners Expo: Open all day. Get the information you need about organizations that can help you in your family history search.

Kentucky Family Mystery Reveals: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Doors Close: 5 p.m. (Event ends at 4 p.m.)

Find more information here.

Details

Date:
October 12
Time:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20
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Organizer

Kentucky Historical Society
Phone:
502-564-1792

Venue

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, 40601 United States
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Phone:
502-564-1792
Website:
https://history.ky.gov