This weekend I spoke at the Kentucky Genealogical Society in Frankfort. I think the audience enjoyed the presentations. I am certain that I enjoyed the experience.
The Kentucky Genealogical Society meets monthly on the second Saturday at 10:30am at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 West Broadway, in downtown Frankfort. This is a gorgeous facility. Kentucky citizens can be proud of the History Center and its wide collection of materials.
This was my first visit to Frankfort and I must say that I was impressed. Located in the middle of Kentucky's bluegrass country and surrounded by hundreds of horse farms, Frankfort appears to be a very pleasant place. While it is a true city, Kentucky's capitol looks more like a small town. With steep hills, a river at the bottom of the valley, and a population of only 27,000 or so, Frankfort looks more like the capital of Vermont than that of a mid-western city. It appears to be a very attractive place to live.
The small-town atmosphere carries over to the genealogical society as well. I found friendly people, always smiling and always glad to assist with anything. A number of society members even made sure I had a great dinner after the event, complete with good company.
My thanks to all the organizers who worked hard to make the day a success. I know that I enjoyed it.
You can learn more about the Kentucky Genealogical Society at the society's web page at http://www.kygs.org. As I write these words, the online brochure for my talks last Saturday is still available at http://www.kygs.org/meetings/2012_0804.SaturdayWithDickEastman.Brochure.pdf. However, I expect that page will be removed soon as it is now a "past event."
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