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KHGN Inc. focuses on breaking history and genealogy down into it’s simplest parts. A wise old man said “Everything should be as simple as it can be, but no simpler”. This also applies with Genealogy Research.
Articles contain a wealth of research as well as first hand accounts of events.
You can use books to fill in gaps but informaton must be verified.
Cemeteries bring us as close as you can possibly be to actually meeting our relatives. Researchers talk of visiting the gravesites and talking to their deceased family member on a regular basis.
Census Records hold items such as how the family was made up of. It also contains where they lived, who worked and what job they pursued. It also shows if they could read and write and if they own slaves during the time period.
When you research county and vital records you can acquire marriages records. Divorces, as well as detailed death information, property transfers etc can also be found.
Tests for DNA stand as a standard for verifying lineage. DNA also shows proof for further family lineages.
Events, homecomings and reunions, offer an excellent resource. Photographs and stories told of family are often not available anywhere else.
Interview Living Relatives to Preserve History
Interview and record information from your family and ensure the information isn’t lost when a relative is gone.
Social Media offers a major source for genealogy research. This is done by providing connections across the nation and also by offering virtual online meetings.
Volunteering helps by providing a free service for the public.
Ky History and Genealogy
- Categorize and research each individual category until each is complete.
- Compile the categories back into the overall project.
- Check the collection to see if there are any conflicts in any categories.
- You may have to break the categories back down to research a category further and remove the conflicts.
- Never work to alter or misrepresent evidence and documentation in order for the research to fit.
- Always start off as undecided and let the research lead you to the correct conclusion.