Kentucky Genealogical Society


Welcome to the Kentucky Genealogical Society website. 
Online Membership Application Added!
It's now easier to become a KGS member or renew your existing membership. We've added an online membership application integrated with PayPal. If you prefer to mail an application with a check, that option is also available.
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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. 
Last Update: 12 Apr 2015

Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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May Second Saturday
Join us May 9 for Kentucky Digital Repository Day presented by KHS staff.

40th Annual KGS Seminar
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. Registration will open soon.

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.