Town Hall Event to Put Spotlight on Family History

Every family has at least one mystery—an intriguing person, possible connection to someone famous or even to someone infamous. Five families will hear what Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) researchers uncovered about their mysteries July 21 at the Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall. The annual event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. Renee Shaw, of KET, will reveal answers to families’ questions about their ancestors—were they victims of the notorious 18th century serial killers known as the Harp brothers; did he work with abolitionist John G. Fee; and was he under the command of Confederate Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan?

KHS will tape the reveals for future broadcast online. Genealogists and family historians also will have the opportunity to get hands-on guidance and advice from Family Tree DNA, Forever, and others; and to connect with resources, organizations and people who share their interests. KHS library staff will host a lunch discussion on DNA. Participants are limited to 40 because of room space so pre-event registration is required. Advance ticket prices: $10 KHS members; $20 others. DNA lunch chat: $20 (covers box lunch) plus event admission. To purchase tickets in advance or attend the DNA lunch, call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. Walk-in ticket prices the day of the event are $15 KHS members; $25 others. KHS members may purchase one additional ticket at the same member price as their original ticket.

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