FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 27, 2012) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Topics include how to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) or of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).


Myra Evans and Susan Lewis of the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution and Tom Higgins of the Kentucky Society Sons of the American Revolution will lead this workshop, giving an introduction to the application process for becoming a member and an overview of the resources and tools available from these organizations.


To make a reservation for this free workshop, contact the KHS Reference Desk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or KHSrefdesk@ky.gov. The registration deadline is noon Friday, Dec. 7.


Presented by KHS and KGS on the second Saturday of each month, each family history workshop takes place at the Center for Kentucky History. Topics range from how to begin documenting your ancestry to specialized resources for experienced genealogists. If requested at the time of registration, an optional light lunch is available for $6, payable at the door.


The Frankfort Jaycees Christmas Parade also begins at 10:30 a.m. that day. Visitors who wish to arrive early to locate parking will be able to enter the library and the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History as early as 8 a.m. at the Broadway Street entrance.


For more about this and other KHS programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.



An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.



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