Genealogy Day

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Event Details

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 Renard (Farish)

Debra Renard: Developing a DNA Research Plan and Cuz We’re Cousins: Using Autosomal DNA to Break Down Brick Walls​​
Debra Smith Renard, the founder of Eureka! Genealogy, is a Genetic Genealogist with Legacy Tree Genealogists of Salt Lake City, Utah. She is co-leader of the Louisville Genealogical Society’s Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group and is Secretary of the Kentucky Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Debra speaks at the local, regional and national levels and is especially passionate about helping those with unknown birth family find their roots.​

Cynthia Maharrey: Discovering African American Ancestors in Records Prior to 1870 
Cynthia Maharrey is a professional genealogist specializing in deed, tax list, will, court
and vital records research. Residing in Kentucky, the original gateway to the west, her
wheelhouse is the late 18th through the mid-20th century.

Pam Brinegar: Who Lived and Died in Your House?
Pamela Lyons Brinegar is a Lexington-based, board-certified genealogy
researcher, writer, and lecturer specializing in central and eastern
Kentucky. Pam holds an MA in sociocultural anthropology and is executive
director emerita of an international association of regulatory
officials.

 
Amanda Buck - Book Binding and Restoration Specialist will be here to present her work.

Event Type(s): Genealogy & Family History
Age Group(s): adults, high school