Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cemetery Preservation Workshop

   Cemetery preservation will be the topic for the "Second Saturday" workshop April 9 sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Genealogical Society.
   Doors open at 10 a.m. at the Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky, and the program begins at 10:30.

   Speakers will be Ann Johnson, KHS cemetery preservation program coordinator, and Phil DiBlasi, staff archaeologist at the University of Louisville.
   Johnson will discuss KHS resources available to family historians and cemetery preservationists and DiBlasi will discuss the use of GPS to document cemeteries.
   A visit to Frankfort Cemetery is planned as part of the workshop to demonstrate stone cleaning and the use of GPS.

   The Kentucky Technology in Genealogy Users Group meets at the close of each Second Saturday workshop with a talk or discussion of a technology topic of interest to historians and genealogists.
   The workshop is free and open to the public. An optional box lunch is available for $6, payable at the door.
   To reserve a lunch, contact the KHS library reference desk by calling 502-564-1792 or by email before noon on Friday, April 8.
   The Clark Center for Kentucky History is at the corner of Ann Street and West Broadway in Frankfort. There's free parking in the lot across West Broadway.

   The library is open until 5 p.m. on Saturdays so it's a good opportunity to come to the workshop and to get in a little research after it's over.
   You'll usually find me behind the counter taking registrations at the workshop, so please say "Hi".

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