Second Saturday Family History Workshop: Family Secrets and Newspaper Trails with Kathy Reed

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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. Topics range from how to begin documenting your ancestry to specialized resources for experienced genealogists. (See bottom or side menu for registration information)

This February, join us in welcoming guest speaker, Kathy Reed, with the Hamilton County Genealogical Society (Cincinnati, OH)! Kathy will be sharing her amazing family case studies, involving secrets, cautionary tales, and the newspaper trails that helped her get to the truth:

Session 1: When the Pieces Fall Into Place: Uncovering a Family Secret

After 10 years of research, Kathy was able to find out why her grandmother never discussed her background. She was not prepared for what was discovered!

Session 2:  The “Not So Secret” Demise of John Cronin: Using Historical Newspapers to Solve a Family Mystery      

After further researching her great-grandmother’s history, Kathy was able to uncover a “family secret” through the use of historical newspapers.  (As shared in a recent article on Kentucky Ancestors Online!)

About the speaker:
Kathy Reed, a Cincinnati native, has been researching her German, Irish and English roots for the past 13 years. She serves on the Board of the Hamilton County Genealogical Society, both as Program Chair and Blog Administrator. She enjoys writing and sharing her research with her family and the larger genealogical community through the use of blogs.

In addition to numerous speaking engagements, Kathy has had three articles published in Ohio Genealogical Society journals and one in the online edition of Kentucky Ancestors. She has Kentucky ancestors from Louisville and Lexington as well as Bourbon and Montgomery Counties.

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