, , ,

Second Saturday Genealogy Header

Using Supplemental Records

with Cheri Daniels

10:30 – 11:30 am with a 15 minute break, then continuing from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Session 1: Introduction to the Draper Manuscripts

Most of us have heard of this resource for early American Settlement – including Kentucky – but how many have actually used them in our research? The KHS Library has a collection of the Draper Manuscripts on microfilm, but finding the entry you need requires multiple indexes and strategies. This session will introduce you to the resource as well as provide hands-on experience with the various indexes available. 

Session 2: The Revolutionary Soldier and “Black Jenny” – A Mystery Revealed Through Supplemental Records

While searching various supplemental records in an attempt to untangle the identity of three wives, a story began to emerge that had been hidden from subsequent generations. Attendees will be taken along the supplemental record journey to see how the story came back to the family and led to a previously unknown branch. We will also learn about the variable nature of supplemental records, and why they might just lead you to further documents.

Free admission. Walk-ins are welcome, but since seating is limited, we strongly encourage pre-registration.

For more information or to register:

Martin F. Schmidt Research Library Reference Desk

(502) 564-1792, ext. 4460


Cheri Daniels is the head of Reference Services for the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library and editor of Kentucky Ancestors Online at the Kentucky Historical Society. She holds a B.A. in history and an M.S. in library science, both from the University of Kentucky. For more than 20 years, she has worked in various types of libraries, including 11 years at the University of Kentucky, and pursued her genealogical passion through her own research along the way. Other roles include: KLA Genealogy/Local History Round Table Chair, DAR Member, PR Director for the Harrison County Heritage Council, blogger at Journeys Past, co-founder/president of Pastology, LLC, and speaker on regional and national stages.

Check out other genealogy learning and sharing opportunities at history.ky.gov/events

KHS Logo