FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2012) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Kentuckian Brian Gerard will share his recent experience participating in a Swedish genealogy and reality television show.


Gerard participated in a new reality television show on Sweden’s largest television channel, Sveriges Television (SVT). “Allt for Sverige” told the story of 10 Americans of Swedish descent who journey to Sweden to explore their ancestral homeland and compete for the grand prize of meeting their living Swedish relatives.


Gerard, who was the grand prize winner, competed in both team and individual competitions related to Swedish history and culture. The show was about the competition – but also the personal discoveries made by each cast member about his or her ancestral family.


To make a reservation, contact the KHS Reference Desk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or KHSRefDesk@ky.gov. The registration deadline for this workshop is noon Friday, Nov. 2.


Presented by KHS and KGS on the second Saturday of each month, each free 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.



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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