Second Saturday Family History Workshop: Tax Records & Criminal Court Cases

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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.

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

March 9th Second Saturday Program:
Speaker: Gail Miller, CG


They Paid Their Taxes: Using Kentucky Tax Lists for pre-1850s Research
Kentucky tax lists are the most complete records in the south for the pre-1850s time
period. They were the only record created annually for your Kentucky ancestor. Learn how to use these valuable records to reveal your ancestor’s life-style, prove relationships, identify neighbors, sort men of the same name, and determine prior residence.

Using Kentucky Equity and Criminal Court Cases to Complete Your Research
Court documents contain information related specifically to the case, to relationships, and
to personal information about family members and neighbors. These little used, loose, court
documents often contain detailed information not available anywhere else. Learn how to use
these valuable records to make progress in your difficult cases.

Gail Jackson Miller, CG, is a professional genealogist and lecturer specializing in Kentucky and Tennessee research. Gail has more than 40 years experience in genealogy. She grew up in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky with all of her family lines extending back to the early 1800s in Kentucky or Tennessee. Her personal research continues to enhance her general knowledge of families and records. Gail has over 20 years of professional experience working with clients with Kentucky roots and ties to surrounding states. In 1999, Gail became a certified genealogist through the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She helped to open the LDS Family History Center in Bowling Green in 1989 and is the current Director. She is a past president of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society and served as the editor of their publication, The Longhunter, for eleven years. Gail was also editor of the Muhlenberg County Genealogical Society's The Heritage for several years. Prior to her professional work in genealogy, she was a nationally recognized biology teacher with experience in working with both high school and college students.