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Final genealogy workshop set at the history center

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Don’t miss the final session of the Making History Personal Genealogy Workshop Series. Sponsored by the Oldham County History Center, these workshops have explored the basics of genealogical research and sources available in our area. Knowledgeable speakers have informed participants on a number of topics related to genealogy and how to make the most of their research time.

“Genealogical research is a mystery to be solved, a history to be learned,” said Brenda Hume, Registrar-Frankfort Chapter NSDAR, KSDAR VIS Chairman and KSDAR Co-Chair of the Volunteer Genealogist Committee. “It’s putting the family stories to the test-did it happen the way you were told it happened? Or is that story a myth?”

For Hume, “I don’t know when I wasn’t interested in genealogy. I have always been interested in my family’s history.”

She has been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) since 2007. A friend encouraged her to complete the necessary documentation and join the DAR. The Kentucky Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (KSDAR) has a genealogical library, the John Fox Genealogical Library, located at the Kentucky State Headquarters at the Duncan Tavern Historic Center in Paris, Ky. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) has a genealogical library headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is one of the foremost genealogical libraries in the U.S.

Hume will discuss the Daughters of the American Revolution, what they do and how they can help with research. She will also familiarize participants with a number of “free” places to gather genealogical information.

Cost for the workshop is $5 to cover the cost of printing materials. Registration is required.

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