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Celebrate Family History Month

With Weekly Activities at the Kentucky Historical Society

Learn about family history and share what you know. There is something for everyone, regardless of your experience level. 

  • Getting Started with Genealogy. In this workshop, KHS will provide the basics of family history research to help beginners start on a firm foundation. Oct. 6, 2-4 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. Cost: $8 for KHS members. For others: $10 + KHS general admission.
  • Second Saturday Family History Month Event. KHS is teaming with the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) to provide participants with information on finding house histories, decoding tombstone symbols, researching census records effectively and more. Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by emailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov. Cost: Free for KHS or KGS members. $5 for others.
  • D.I.G.: DNA Interest Group Chat. KHS started an exploration of DNA in 2018. At this meeting, KHS will review the information it covered in 2018, and preview the continuing conversation coming up in 2019. Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by emailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov. Cost: Free for KHS members. KHS general admission for others.
  • Piecing Together History: Family Bible Records. This multi-layered event allows participants to see original Bible records from the KHS collections, help research the families in them and share their own family Bible records by letting KHS digitize and post them in its Digital Collections Catalog. Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: Free for KHS members. KHS general admission for others.

These events will take place throughout the

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort.

Questions? Call 502-564-1792, or go to history.ky.gov/events.