Second Saturday Family History Workshop: Cemeteries: Access, Research, Preservation

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The Kentucky Genealogical Society joins the Kentucky Historical Society with a series of free family history workshops each month at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. 

This September, join us in welcoming guest speakers, Cheri Daniels and Kary Stackelbeck, as they teach us about researching Cemeteries and your rights of access/preservation.

Session 1: Cemetery Research – Digging Deeper

KHS Senior Librarian, Cheri Daniels, will explore the rich details of cemetery research. Some topics covered: iconography, death certificate variations, cemetery records, burial location information, online/offline resources, burial embellishment customs.

Session 2: Preserving Our Cemeteries, Preserving Our Heritage

Dr. Kary Stackelbeck from the Kentucky Heritage Council will discuss cemetery preservation and access: Thousands of historic cemeteries dot the landscape across Kentucky--from rural family plots to larger, well-maintained public and church burial grounds.  And yet, as development spreads, these spaces are increasingly being encroached upon, forcing us to address questions of appropriate treatment measures.  This presentation provides some basic information on cemetery preservation, including information on laws that protect burial grounds, those that allow for their relocation, and the rights of citizens who wish to maintain them.

Morning session runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m., followed by an hour break for lunch. Second session runs from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Registration is strongly suggested for this FREE event. However, walk-ins ARE welcome.

A light lunch is available for the break between sessions if requested at time of registration for $7, payable at the door.

For more information or to register, contact:

Martin F. Schmidt Research Library Reference Desk

(502) 564-1792, ext. 4460