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Central Library - Farish Theater
Saturday, April 27th - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Age Group(s): adults, high school,
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9:30 - 10:45       Developing a DNA Research Plan by Debra Renard (Farish)11:00 - 12:00     Discovering African American Ancestors in Records Prior to 1870 by Cynthia Maharrey (Farish)1:00 - 2:00         Who Lived and Died in Your House? By Pam Brinegar (Farish)2:30- 4:00           Cuz We're Cousins: Using Autosomal DNA to Break Down Brick Walls by Debra... More Info
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Monday, May 6th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Age Group(s): adults, high school,
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As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, two administrators from Eastern State Hospital will provide a historical overview and demystify assumptions around current psychiatric care. Information on acquiring records of past patients of the hospital will also be provided.
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Monday, May 13th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Learn the basics of how to organize your research using the popular Family Tree Maker program. If you are beginner genealogist or already using FTM, join us to learn how to find, upload and cite records. For adults and teens. No registration required. 
Eastside Branch - Large Conference Room
Sunday, May 19th - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Age Group(s): adults, seniors,
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French immigrants Edme and Charlotte Mentelle came to Lexington in 1798. Intimate friends of Henry and Lucretia Clay, they founded a school where Mary Todd spent her teen-age years. Randolph Runyon will discuss this unique family and their role in Lexington history. He is the author of The Mentelles: Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the immigrant family... More Info
Central Library - Kentucky Room
Saturday, May 25th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Age Group(s): adults, high school, seniors
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Are you just starting your family tree, or have you run into a brick wall tracing a distant ancestor? Join us to share tips and learn new research strategies. All levels of experience are welcome! 
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Wednesday, May 29th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Did you know that the national SAR Genealogical Research Library is located in Louisville? Joe Hardesty, Library Director will provide an overview of the library and show us how to trace our American Revolution ancestors. For adults. No registration required.
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Saturday, June 15th - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Join library experts to learn about Find A Grave, an invaluable free resource for family historians. You'll leave with tips & tricks for helping track down your genealogy from your phone or computer! For adults. 
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Wednesday, July 3rd - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Newspapers contain a wealth of family history. Learn how to find and access newspapers and tips for searching like a pro. No registration required. For adults and teens.
Central Library
Saturday, July 20th - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Age Group(s): adults, high school,
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Want to make a genealogist's day? Join us for photo request scavenger hunt to help family historians seeking headstone portraits of their ancestors. Bring your phone or device to snap photos and comfortable clothes. We'll meet inside the gates of Lexington Cemetery for a provided breakfast and to form an action plan. For adults. Registration recommended.
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Saturday, July 27th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Are you just starting your family tree, or have you run into a brick wall tracing a distant ancestor? Join us to share tips and learn new research strategies. All levels of experience are welcome!