The Kentucky Genealogical Society brings internationally acclaimed researcher, historian and author Elizabeth Shown Mills to the Bluegrass State for the 36th Annual KGS Seminar, "Clearing Your Genealogical Hurdles," Aug. 6 at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. in downtown Frankfort.
Mills, best known for authoring two "essential references" in genealogy research and documentation, plans to offer four one-hour sessions:
1. Genealogical Problem Solving: Professional Techniques for Everyday Success
2. In a Rut? Seven Ways to Jump Start Your Research
3. Proving "Oral History": How to Find the Truth About a Family Story
4. The Genealogical Proof Standard: How to Build a Case When No Record States the Answer
Doors will open at 8:15 a.m. for sign-in and vendor browsing. The seminar will begin at 8:45 and end at 4 p.m. The registration fee for KGS members is $40. For others, the fee is $50 for registrations postmarked by July 10, and $60 after that date. Lunch is included in all registrations. Seating is limited, and registrations will be honored in the order received.
Seminar information and a registration form are available for download:
Send inquiries by e-mail or by postal mail to KGS, P.O. Box 153, Frankfort, KY 40602.
Seminar co-sponsors include Downtown Frankfort Inc., Frankfort-Franklin County Tourism Commission and Frankfort-Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.