Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is hosting monthly seminars on how to research various topics

The next Saturday Seminar will be Find A Grave by Debra Jacks

Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 AM  

at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Research Library (215 Sutton St, Maysville)

She will be explaining the Find A Grave website program and how to use it.


Debra Jacks is a genealogist and  has been a member of Find A Grave for 6 years.  While adding photographs of family members to, she stumbled upon the website.  Photographing tombstones in local cemeteries to document her family history, she also began taking photos for others upon request.   This developed into a love for her, so she extended her photographing area.  Debbie and her husband love road trips, so they have travel to many counties in Kentucky and Ohio documenting cemetery information.  Debbie is very familiar with the cemeteries in our area and her current project is photographing all of the public cemeteries in Adams County, OH.  No Cemetery is too far off the beaten path, too small or too large for her to visit.


The event is free of charge: including all day use of the Research Library and entry to the museum galleries:  Miniature Gallery, Changing Gallery and Historical Gallery.  Refreshments will be served.   Pre-registration is not necessary, but appreciated.


For more information contact the Kentucky Gate Museum Center Research Library:  606-564-5865 or email:


“How To” research various topics of interest


10:30 AM

  • March 16                  DAR:  How to get started with Dena Green
  • April 27                     Find-A-Grave with Debra Jacks
  • May TBA                    How to Make a Family Tree Book with Nellie Mullekin  (Wedding or Baby Present)
  • June  8                        African American Research with John Clark
  • July TBA                    How to do a Deed Search with Orloff Miller
  • August TBA              How to conduct an Oral History with Lynn David
  • September 21          How to find information on Internet with Tom Duke
  • October TBA            How to research and publish a book with Danny Weddle & Randy Harrison
  • November  16         How to research history of a house or business with Elisabeth Miller
  • December TBA       Keeping family records  TBA


Saturday Seminars are free and open to the public (Participants will be on their own for lunch, but are invited to stay all day to research or tour the Miniature Gallery, Changing Gallery and the Historical Gallery free of charge.

Coffee, tea and coffee cake will be served.