Kentucky Genealogical Society
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40th Annual KGS Seminar
Advanced registration for the 40th Annual KGS Seminar scheduled for August 1 has closed. Walk-in registrations will be accepted the day of the event as long as seats are available, but lunch will not be included. The seminar will be held at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and the program begins at 8:45. 
The featured speaker will be John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. Dr. Colletta is one of America's most popular genealogical lecturers. Details about this event — including prices, location, topics, and speaker bio — are available on the 2015 KGS Seminar Page.
New Database Added!
KGS members can now search the KGS Kentucky Birth Index 1874–1878! Between 2006 and 2009, KGS volunteers indexed the birth records recorded in 114 Kentucky counties in 1874 through 1878. That index is now available here on the website. You must be signed into your KGS member account to access the index. If you aren't a KGS member, it's easy to join. 
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: 22 Jul 2015

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Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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Starting in September, KGS will host a Book Study/Discussion group following the regular Second Saturday program. See the Events page for details.

September Second Saturday Genealogy
Join KGS and KHS Saturday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. Topic to be announced 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.