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Second Saturday Family History Month Event

Celebrate Family History Month with a joint program of the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Genealogical Society.

Free for KHS members OR KGS members. $5 for others.

Register Please: e-mail khsrefdesk@ky.gov or call the reference desk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460

A Full-Day “Collage” of Genealogy Presentations and Demonstrations

Bring your lunch and stay for the day to learn about multiple aspects of genealogy in this special 2nd Saturday Genealogy event.

Featured guest speaker Pamela Lyons Brinegar, CG ® will present House Histories – whether old or new, houses have stories to tell. Untangling those mysteries requires a combined journalistic/genealogical research approach to draw answers from public records, archives, and many other resources. This session will cover the rapidly growing number of free online images of deeds, estate and tax records, court orders, newspapers, and monographs. Examples of 19th- and 20th-century house histories will illustrate methods for developing your own family stories.

Brinegar is a Lexington-based, board-certified genealogy researcher, writer, and lecturer specializing in central and eastern Kentucky. She holds an MA in sociocultural anthropology and is executive director emerita of an international association of regulatory officials.

Also on the agenda:

  • More sessions by Pamela Brinegar(Topics to be announced)

Afternoon Sessions

  • How Can Census Records Help My Research? – by Linda Colston, KHS Library Technician

Most of us use Census records in our research, but do we get the most out of them? Learn what is available in those “other” columns and how that information can aid our research.​

  • Cracking the Code: Cemetery Symbolism – by Johnna Waldon, LPL Librarian

Ever walk through a cemetery and wonder what that engraving on the headstone meant? Learn about the various types of headstones and their symbology.


October 13, 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Genealogical Society


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, 40601 United States
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