Kentucky Genealogical Society
Welcome to the Kentucky Genealogical Society website. 
40th and 41st Annual KGS Seminars
The 40th Annual KGS Seminar is over, but you can take a look at the day through photos. Mark your calendars now for the 41st Annual KGS Seminar on August 6, 2016
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: 3 Aug 2015

Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
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.

October Second Saturday Genealogy
Mark your calendar now for another Second Saturday Genealogy about using DNA for genealogy.

The 41st Annual KGS Seminar will be held Saturday, August 6, 2016 with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. Mark your calendar now and watch for details in early 2016.