Genealogy Day Returns to the Library | Events
From Paul Burns
LOUISVILLE, KY – Have you ever wondered where you come from? For those curious about their family history, Genealogy Day at the Library is the perfect opportunity to explore your roots. This annual, all-day conference for beginning and experienced genealogists will offer a series of seminars from experts in the field, covering topics ranging from social networking for genealogists to researching Kentucky land warrants and caring for family documents and heirlooms.
The event will kick-off with a lecture from keynote speaker Dr. Doug Boyd, Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky, who will discuss the importance of oral records to documenting family and community histories. In addition to the variety of seminars offered throughout the day, the program features an opportunity for participants to have their questions answered by the Genealogy Day Panel and explore the Library’s genealogy resources. The Main Library boasts an expansive collection of manuscripts, newspaper files, and rolls of microfilm along with a variety of online resources to assist patrons in their genealogy requests.
The conference begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Main Library (301 York Street) on Saturday, March 23. The event is free and open to the public – no registration is required. For a complete schedule of the day’s speakers and workshops, visit www.lfpl.org/genealogy.