Second Saturday Family History Workshop
Explore the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition
with Patrick Lewis*
NOTE: This session is on the FIRST Saturday of November
Session 1: Civil War Social Networking-21st Century Reconstructions of 19th Century Kentucky.
The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition (CWG-K) is building a research database that will allow researchers to track individual Kentuckians, understand their social and kinship networks, economic systems, patterns of political patronage and more by identifying, imaging, transcribing, annotating and linking together more than 30,000 Civil War-era documents from archives across the nation. This powerful tool will change the way genealogists, historians and teachers access, understand and interpret Kentucky history.
Session 2: Civil War CSI-Murder, Politics and the Louisville Horse Pile.
Just one document can raise new and fascinating questions. This session will interactively analyze an 1864 Louisville murder. The case seems open-and-shut, but what clues should historians pick up on here? What does the case say about 19th century Kentucky–urban life, public health, the economy, immigration and ethnicity, civil-military interaction? What about the world is familiar to us? What questions jump out that need further research? What-or who-have historians overlooked in Civil War Kentucky? What can CWG-K help us learn about the dark side of Kentucky we think we know so well?
*Patrick Lewis (PhD history, University of Kentucky) is assistant editor of the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition, a Kentucky native and graduate of Transylvania University. His book, “For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War,” will be out in spring 2015 from the University Press of Kentucky. He has been at KHS since 2010.
Nov. 1, 2014
Session 1: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Session 2: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
To reserve a light box lunch, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (502) 564-1792 ext. 4460 by NOON, Oct. 31. You can pay the $7 lunch cost at the door. The box lunch is not available except by prior reservation.
This session is free and walk-ins are welcome, but we recommend that you register in advance.
For more information or to register: Martin F. Schmidt Research Library Reference Desk
(502) 564-1792 ext. 4460