Second Saturday Family History Workshop: Genealogy 201/202 with Deborah Campisano

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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 October, join us in welcoming guest speaker, Deborah Campisano, as she teaches us about taking the next step in our research journey!

Session 201:  Beyond the Basics – Digging Deeper — Part 1

Once beyond the basics in our family history research, we may be faced with common surname hurdles or a bounty of Smiths in the same place! The lack of vital records also poses challenges! What to do? This session will illustrate techniques for distinguishing ancestors of the same name and finding substitutes when no vital records exist.

Session 202:  Beyond the Basics – Digging Deeper — Part 2

In the early stages of our research, we’ve learned to use resources such as censuses, wills, vital records, deeds, and published family histories. If these records haven’t resolved your family history mysteries, it’s time to dig deeper! This session will focus on some lesser used county court records that pack a brick-wall busting punch!

About the Speaker:

Deborah Lord Campisano, (BA History), has over 30 years of genealogical research experience — 23 as a professional. She completed course work in genealogical studies at IGHR at Samford in Birmingham, AL, and SLIG in Salt Lake City. This summer (2014), she has focused on genetic genealogy at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and the Institute for Genetic Genealogy in Washington, D.C. She is a frequent lecturer on methodology at local, state and regional conferences.

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. A light box lunch is available at a cost of $7 payable at the door when requested in advance. Registration for these free workshops is strongly encouraged. However, walk-ins are welcome. ***LUNCH RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY NOON OF THE PRECEDING FRIDAY.***

For more information or to register, contact:

Martin F. Schmidt Research Library Reference Desk

(502) 564-1792, ext. 4460