BOYD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY TO PARTNER WITH POAGE DAR FOR “GENEALOGY DETECTIVES”
The Boyd County Public Library is excited to announce its involvement in Poage Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution’s Genealogy Detectives. “Genealogy Detectives is a live event that will take place locally Friday, November 18, 2016. Nothing like this has ever been done in our area,” says Poage DAR Regent Amanda Tilsley, “and by presenting this show, we are giving individuals the opportunity to have genealogists trace their ancestors’ footsteps and discover details previously unknown about their family.”
Adds Jim Kettel, Supervisor of BCPL’s Genealogy Department, “The Minnie Crawford Winder Room in the library houses the largest genealogical collection in the Tri-State and Eastern Kentucky. We have an impressive amount of information at our fingertips as our collection has within it over 6,000 print volumes, 2,500 periodical issues and over 6,200 rolls of microfilm. These collections will be a valuable tool in verifying the participants’ ancestry and in connecting their ancestors to important events and times in history.”
Three applicants will be chosen from the field of entries to be featured on Genealogy Detectives and learn live on stage the findings of the genealogists. Those three applicants will join three celebrities whose stories will also be told.