The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History will be hosting two events that may be of interest to educators.

On Saturday, July 14, there will be a workshop called Welcome to the Blogosphere. This is an introduction to genealogy blogs and how those interested can join the blogging community.
Cheri Daniels, senior librarian and reference specialist at the Kentucky Historical Society, will host the morning session and provide an introduction to genealogy blogs and the supportive community of bloggers that has created a dynamic information network.

Topics include the various types of blogs available and tips on how to read and follow blogs. Beginning and intermediate bloggers are welcome.

The afternoon session will cover the various blog formats, followed by a demonstration of how to start a public or private blog. This session will be hosted by veteran genealogy blogger and the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ official blogger for 2011, Linda McCauley, who has been blogging at Documenting the Details since 2009.

Registration is required before noon on Friday, July 13 for this free workshop. A light lunch is available, if requested at time of registration, for $6, payable at the door. Contact the KHS Reference Desk at or (502) 564-1792, ext. 4460.

Also, on Wednesday, July 18, Kentucky’s Bookends to the Civil War: Maj. Robert Anderson of Fort Sumter presentation will be held at noon.

Kentucky had a unique experience during the Civil War. The leaders of both the U.S. government and the Confederate States of America were born in Kentucky, and another native Kentuckian, Maj. Robert Anderson, featured prominently in national events at both the beginning and the end of the war.

Don Rightmyer, editor of Kentucky Ancestors, will discuss Maj. Anderson, a West Point graduate and the commander of Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor at the beginning of the Civil War. The presentation will examine the family history and Kentucky heritage that prepared him for the roles he played on the national stage.

Reservation is required by Friday, July 13: $18 for KHS members and $25 for all other patrons. Contact Julia Curry at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4414 for more information or to register.