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African-American Genealogy Workshop at Ashland

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A common myth is that records documenting African-American genealogy cannot be found.  The secret is to know where to look and how to search. In partnership, the African-American Genealogy Group of Kentucky (AAGGKY), the Digital Access Project (DAP), the UK Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies, and the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation, will conduct an Educational Workshop. Tips on identifying and locating records essential to the documentation of Black genealogy will be shared. Emphasis will be placed on exploring the life and livelihoods of those individuals who were once enslaved on Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Bring your curiosity and questions.

Workshop Format
11:00 am to 1:00 pm  ON-SITE, hands-on workshop – AAGGKY members will introduce attendees to research techniques and resources unique to uncovering African American family history.


1:00p pm to 2:00 pm  BLACK HISTORY: Lost & Found – meeting via Zoom hosted by AAGGKY, workshop will be open to participants from around the country. AAGGKY panelists will share resources and research methods especially relevant to African American genealogy. Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpfu2urjssE9E7-vJtZF6d0OpHSb_55skx


2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ON-SITE, hands-on-workshop continues with AAGGKY members assisting with tackling those “brick walls.”
Representatives from the Fayette County Clerk’s Office and the University of Kentucky Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies will be on hand to showcase the Digital Access Project (DAP), a project designed to make records relating to African American history and particularly slavery available online. Participants will receive instruction on how to access and use the portal.


February 17
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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