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Cheri Daniels
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Lives in Lexington KY
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FREE Webinar THIS Saturday by the wonderful J. Mark Lowe! Registration is REQUIRED via the link below! The on-site program has been CANCELLED due to the weather - but the event has been converted to a webinar - don't let this one pass you by! https://events.benchmarkemail.com/event/1148A34B72 
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Report on last Tuesday's exhilarating City Commissioners meeting in Cynthiana - still in danger, but support is overwhelming! 
Last week, I was witness to something extraordinary in Cynthiana's City Hall. With my previous post, Death of a National Landmark, I outlined the sorry state of our efforts to save Ridgeway, aka, the Handy House. With one vote cast for demolition by the Fiscal Court, we were one vote away from ...
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Historical echo of elegance found at the antique store. #ArtDeco  
If only an object could talk. Wandering through a local warehouse-sized antique store, I spied an object that practically reached out an imaginary arm and pulled me over with a command to "buy me!" As much as I adore antiques, I rarely have this type of encounter, and as a shopper on a very low ...
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Great event brought back to life this past Saturday by the Lexington History Museum - hope it becomes a yearly tradition!
For a closet taphophile, I somehow spent several years missing the Dinner with the Dead events that have taken place in the surrounding areas. Fortunately, the Lexington History Museum resurrected the event this past weekend, long dead since 2009. The event this Saturday was quite a novelty on ...
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The NATIONAL Taylor family reunion begins tomorrow morning Sept.5 and runs through Saturday Sept.6 in the Bowling Green area. Read more about it here:
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Memories from one of America's top 11 most endangered structures.
Some places on planet earth have the ability to transport the living back through time as they envelope us in waves of sensory memory. With a look, a touch, a reflection of light off of a surface, we physically sense time. Not just seconds or minutes on a clock, but the emotions and heavy ...
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Whatever is old is new again...in this case, that is a sad truth. Sorry to see the old bad habit of balloon releases become popular again. #history  
This Public Service Announcement is brought to you from the past. The little girl in the photo, proudly holding a balloon, is me. The year is probably around 1979 or 1980. My Mother and I are standing outside our Church in Cincinnati, ready for the yearly Vacation Bible School balloon release.
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FREE This Saturday! One of my favorite UK professors will be speaking about early frontier life in Kentucky - specifically the experiences of women! After years of research, she'll be sharing her sources and methods for digging up the good stuff!  http://kentuckyancestors.org/event/second-saturday-migration-routes-and-frontier-life-in-early-kentucky/?instance_id=745 
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I wish I lived closed this sounds very relevant to the research I'm doing with the Elkin(s) family.
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Urgent Action is Needed to Help Save This National Landmark - Please Contact Local Officials Today to Voice YOUR Opinion about the Importance of OUR History!
On Veterans Day, the Cynthiana Fiscal Court chose to 'honor' the memory of one of its most prominent Veterans by voting to demolish his residence, Ridgeway (aka The Handy House), just 3 years shy of its 200th birthday. For those of you who wanted a pool to be built in the place of this national ...
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Searching for the King of the Bootleggers in a small Kentucky cemetery.
A few weeks ago, while attending a festival in my Mother's hometown, Falmouth, we stopped in to Riverside cemetery to "visit" with my grandparents. As we paid our respects, I realized it was just daylight enough to go scoundrel hunting. About a year ago, I was watching Ken Burns' series ...
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Interesting choice of information placed on a tombstone...insight into the life of the individual, or over the top allegiance to chosen organizations? Would you include your local genealogical society logo on your stone?
This weekend, our family went cemetery traipsing and stumbled upon a new stone we had not seen before. I cannot tell you how old the stone is, nor even if the person memorialized is dead or not. I know it is fairly new because I had not seen it last year when visiting my grandparents' graves, ...
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Registration is due TOMORROW (August 15) for the Genealogy Symposium coming up August 23rd in Cave City! Cost includes lunch. This link is to the registration form - you may have to call to pay instead of mailing (not sure).  http://www.cavecityconventioncenter.com/pdf/Finding_Your_Family_Story_Registration02.pdf 
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Librarian, genealogist, speaker, writer....etc.
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Research, social media, emerging technologies, reference services, archival services, preservation, digitization consultation, genealogy, information literacy, marketing, advertising, technology literacy, event programming, writing, photography, collection development.
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  • Kentucky Historical Society
    Senior Librarian/Reference Specialist, 2011 - present
  • Pastology, LLC
    President/Co-founder, 2009 - present
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Lexington KY
Previously
Cincinnati OH
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Librarian/History Activist/Genealogist/Writer/Speaker, excited about the many ways that technology is transforming the way we seek information and record our family history!
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MSLS-Senior Librarian/Reference Specialist in charge of programming at the Kentucky Historical Society, Co-Editor of KentuckyAncestors.org, President/Co-Founder of Pastology, LLC, and PR Chair of the Harrison County Heritage Council.


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Twitter: @Historiana, Blog: Journeys Past (www.journeyspast.blogspot.com/)
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  • University of Kentucky
    MSLS - Library Science, 2006 - 2008
  • University of Kentucky
    B.A. - History, 2001 - 2006
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At Cemeteries, Live Plants can Outlast Stone Memorials
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Living flowers at Kentucky gravesites often memorialize a loved one for generations. The practice of family heritage gardening is discussed