Filling in your family tree? Come join us in Conference Room B at Central Library for our Spring genealogy series, Water Your Family Tree. Spend Thursday afternoons from 3 to 5 in April listening to experts explore topics of interest to those on a quest for their family history. April 2 - Genealogy Basics, Denise Shanks; April 9 - Find Irish Ancestors - Pamela Lyons Brinegar; April 16 - Kentucky Tax Lists, Walter Bowman; April 23 - Research Basics for African American Ancestors, Yvonne Giles.
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Monday, June 8th - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Over 28,000 African American men in Kentucky were finally allowed to join the fight during the Civil War in June 1864. We will follow several of them from the period of their enslavement, to their escape and service in the military. One was enslaved to Senator Garrett Davis of Bourbon County and another to Thomas Hunt of Fayette County. Registration recommended.