Kentucky Genealogical Society

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Welcome to the Kentucky Genealogical Society website. This website launched September 1, 2014, and KGS is excited about several new features – some for KGS members only, others available to everyone. See the Website Tour linked in the right sidebar for an overview of new features.
 
Kentucky Land Patents
 
Did you miss the January Second Saturday presentations on Kentucky Land Patents? Did you know the Kentucky Secretary of State makes those records available online through the Kentucky Land Office? Kandie Adkinson graciously offered to share the slides from her two presentations.  
 
Download Fundamentals for session one covering the various types of warrants for the different patent series and information about accessing the records through their website. 
 
Download Questions, Challenges, and Successes for session two, which was devoted to a deeper understanding of the challenges involved with using land records. 
 
These files will be available long term under Downloads
 
KGS Donation to the KHS Library
KGS Donates $1000 to KHS Library
 
At January Second Saturday Genealogy, KGS president Johnna Waldon (on right) presented a check for $1,000 to the Kentucky Historical Society Library Fund. This donation was made possible by donations from KGS Supporting Members and additional funds allocated by the KGS Board. Louise Jones, director of the KHS Martin F. Schmidt Research Library, accepted the donation. 
 
2015 KGS Board Elected
KGS members in attendance at the November 1, 2014 meeting elected elected the following members to serve as the 2015 KGS Board of Directors.
  • President: Johnna Waldon
  • Vice President: Linda McCauley
  • Corresponding Secretary: Fran Salyers
  • Recording Secretary: Jodi Roessler
  • Treasurer: Dudley Ellis
  • Board Members-at-Large:
    • Kathy Moats
    • Lori Poole
    • Debra Renard
 
Linda Colston will assume the Immediate Past President position on the board for 2015. 
 
40th Annual KGS Seminar Speaker Announced
Mark your calendar NOW for Aug. 1, 2015! The 40th Annual KGS Seminar will feature John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., nationally acclaimed genealogical presenter, teacher, and author. Learn more.
 
 
Last Update: 18 Jan 2015

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Frankfort, Kentucky 40602
 
 
 

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February Second Saturday
Join us February 14 for Early Migration Patterns into Kentucky with an Emphasis on Pioneer Women presented by Nancy O'Malley.

Second Saturday Schedule Change
Effective January 2015, the lunch break, featuring catered box lunches, will no longer be a part of the Second Saturday Genealogy schedule. The first session will continue to start at 10:30 a.m. Rather than a one-hour lunch break, we'll have a 15-minute break before the second session starts at 11:45 a.m.