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Jane-Rives Williams Presents “Treasure Hunting in Kentucky’s Overlooked Records”

On Saturday, August 6, 2011, the SAR Genealogical Research library hosted its highest-attended genealogy workshop of its summer series. Jane-Rives Williams discussed in depth Kentucky’s unique tax lists, land warrants, and deeds and how one can better make use of them in genealogical research on Kentucky ancestors.

Jane-Rives Williams PresentsThirty-five individuals from around the area participated in the workshop, including many members of the DAR and Louisville Genealogical Society. Williams provided the participants with detailed handouts to aid in their research and led a Q&A session after speaking.

Jane-Rives Williams has thirty years experience offering a professional approach to researching both historical topics and state-wide genealogy in Kentucky. Lineage applications are a specialty. She holds an MA in History, focused on Early Medieval England and American Culture, 1750-1830, and is a graduate of American Genealogy: A Basic Course, The Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University, and the National Institute on Genealogical Research at the National Archives in Washington D.C.

Williams’ seminar was the third of the library’s summer genealogy Saturday workshops. The previous two focused on Genealogy 101 and Pension Records. While this is the last of the summer genealogy seminar series, new programming is currently being planned for the fall. Please check the library’s website often ( for updates on future library events.