Second Saturday Family History Workshop: Kentucky Land Records with Kandie Adkinson

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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)

Session 1:  Soldiers, Settlers, and Such:  The Fundamentals of the Kentucky Land Patent System

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Warrants, Corn & Cabin Claims, Treasury Warrants, & tips for using Tax Lists to determine property location.

Session 2:  Accessing Kentucky Land Patents on the Secretary of State’s Website

What is available on-line, what is not available on-line, printing tips, & the importance of cross-referencing channels.

Ms. Adkinson’s 35 years of public service have been dedicated to Kentucky Land Patents. For 6.5 years she worked at the Kentucky Historical Society in the Records Preservation Lab. She has been associated with the Secretary of State’s Land Office since 1984.  In 2011 the Kentucky Historical Society presented Kandie the Anne Walker Fitzgerald Award for her articles regarding tax list research published in “Kentucky Ancestors.

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 $6 payable at the door when requested in advance. Registration for these free workshops is required by noon of the previous Friday.

For more information or to register, contact:

Martin F. Schmidt Research Library Reference Desk

(502) 564-1792, ext. 4460