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Central Library
Thursday, October 3rd - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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I Was Here is a public art project launched in Central Kentucky that features images of contemporary African-American men, women, and children, turned into "Ancestor Spirit Portraits" in a collaboration between artist Marjorie Guyon and photographer Patrick J. Mitchellwith language from poet Nikky Finney. These portraits, acting as a living memorial to the... More Info
Central Library
Tuesday, October 8th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Join historian Dr. Jonathan Coleman for a walking tour around downtown Lexington to discover some of our city's interesting history and haunted spots. Meet in the first floor rotunda, wear comfortable shoes, and bundle up if necessary. It's going to be a spooky time! Family friendly, registration required.
For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Tuesday, October 8th - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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African-American genealogical research can be challenging due to lack of government and public records pre-1870. This class will introduce basic genealogy skills and research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history. 
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Monday, October 14th - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Age Group(s): families, K-5th grade, middle school
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Do you know the names of your great-grandparents? Join us to learn how to search and document you family history using census records, cemetery records, and family stories. For families.
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Tuesday, October 15th - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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African-American genealogical research can be challenging due to lack of government and public records pre-1870. In this class we will continue to explore tools and websites for researching African-American family history. 
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Wednesday, October 23rd - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Does your family quickly leave the room when you start talking about your ancestors? Join other researchers to learn new tips and tricks on researching your family. All skill level welcomed. Contact Johnna Waldon for more information. jwaldon@lexpublib.org  
Central Library
Wednesday, October 23rd - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Join historian Dr. Jonathan Coleman for a walking tour around downtown Lexington to discover some of our city's interesting history and haunted spots. Meet in the first floor rotunda, wear comfortable shoes, and bundle up if necessary. It's going to be a spooky time! Family friendly, registration required.
Registration begins on September 23rd
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Thursday, November 7th (All day)
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Attention genealogists and family history buffs! We're taking a filed trip to the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Two expert researchers will provide an overview of the records and resources the state library has to offer. Later that afternoon, you'll have a time to do your own research. We will leave from the Northside Branch at 9:oo am and... More Info
Registration begins on October 8th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Monday, November 11th - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Did your ancestors serve in the military?  Military pension files contain a wealth of family history. Find out more about pension files and military service records.
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Wednesday, November 13th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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With the holidays and family gatherings coming up this is a perfect opportunity to interview your relatives. Learn tips and tricks to gathering family stories and information.

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