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Cheri Daniels
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One of my favorite resources for Northern Kentucky research. If you are not in the area to look at them on microfilm, you can purchase them on CD from the Pendleton County Historical and Genealogical Society. Links are provided in the article.
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This Wednesday, folks are encouraged to generously dig into their pockets for a good cause: Kentucky Gives Day! 24 hours of giving, sometimes with matching grants, is a great way to help out some great historic and educational causes! Some organizations to search for: Libraries, Historical Societies, Museums, and my personal favorite the Handy House aka Ridgeway (historic house in Cynthiana)
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Someone has asked me to share an upcoming family reunion for the Golden Family taking place in Williamsburg KY, April 25-27. I'm not seeing a website, so you can e-mail Carol Golden for more info: goldencj@msn.com or call 865-376-7141. They have many activities planned at various historical sites throughout the area. Related surnames to this group include: Alford, Alsip, Baker, Bays, Bishop, Bray, Brewer, Brooks, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Crawford, Cummins, Evans, Fuson, Gibson, Goins, Gresham, Hamilton, Hart, Helms, Hembree, Hubbard, Ingram, Jackson, Lawson, Lee, Logan, Lowe, Mackey, Main, Matlock, Mays, McFarland, McKiddy, Messer, Miller, Mills, Montgomery, Partin, Patterson, Rickett, Siler, Syler, Teague, Thompson, Wilson, York.
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Here's our first report from the RootsTech Family History Fair held in Kentucky! Consensus from the crowd: Can we do this again next year? Let's hope RootsTech keeps this program going! 
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The title of this group is Misleading! It is a conspiracy theory group! Not historical at all!!!!! Leaving quickly!!
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Sooo, I've been reading some of the interesting posts here about the Committees of Correspondence and Safety, as well as the Sons of Liberty....but I'm confused about the conclusions being drawn. As a young college student, years ago, I became obsessed with these very subjects (the Boston factions) and have notebooks full of my research notes....which is what caught my attention - I hadn't thought of them in years! But, it sounds like you have dismissed them as nothing more than alternate groups of rich (merchants) leading the poor and underprivileged to fight a battle that was not their own - using them to undermine the monarchy. These are by no means a subject missing from our narrative or hidden from the public - they have been widely written about and discussed among Amer. Rev. scholars in academia for decades - now centuries. I don't believe it was as simple as another rich group leading an uneducated poor group to do their bidding without understanding the consequences. I promise, the written authorities on this subject are pretty deep - as are the fascinating primary sources. I honestly think they appear "hidden" because they are some seriously complex subjects - not many folks want to tackle them. I think you may be underestimating the exploited "poor". They may not have been fighting against too serious of infractions by the crown, but things were getting worse, and the propaganda machine was pretty talented. However, if the common folk were not relating to some of the propaganda message, it wouldn't have went very far, and I don't think they would have risked their lives/prosperity for empty messages. Let's face it...colonial "poor" actually had it pretty good on this side of the pond compared to their British counterparts. It is also a wise observation that much of this fight had left over genealogical underpinnings. Many of those who chose to risk everything to wage this battle were colonial native sons, a new generation where the majority were born here....but the stories and past history were not forgotten....they knew how the monarchy treated subjects on the fringe. I concur that they did not want to become another Irish or Scottish dumping ground/third rate class of citizen - and these fears were well founded based on Britain's past history, plus, ever-creeping policies that were disturbing. My confusion lies in the tone that makes it sound like this battle was just rich against rich, meant to undermine the monarchy unfairly. After looking through the lens of history at India and South Africa, I don't care what motives the colonists had, I'm just glad they broke free! Did it all work out perfectly? No...but I'm still happy with the efforts of our ancestors.
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Wow! Very sorry! I thought we were here to discuss Early American History....not post treatises on conspiracies. You really need to change the title of this group, it is extremely misleading! You didn't answer back with one early American historical source for your answer....and any academic/primary source cannot argue against your own "conspiracy fact"? Well, as they say, I know when to not waste my breath! And btw, that is not correct...."Most were brought here as indentured servants.".....many were, but not most....that does not hold up in the genealogical record. Plus, if you look at the poor in the streets of London during the 18th century, compared to the streets of Boston, we did have it pretty good. Although, I will still cheer on those rabble who threw off the monarchy....and No, not ALL the leaders of this group were rich merchants....have ya been to Revere's house? Have you heard of Dr. Joseph Warren? Doctors were not rich, neither were silversmiths, and I could name many others. If historiography is not valid in your mind, due to your own "conspiracy fact"....then there is no point in discussing anything further.
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Many great causes out there folks! Please generously dig into your pockets and donate even a tiny amount to your favorite Kentucky non-prof! Here is one of my favs at the link below! 
Everyone! We are almost half way to our $1000 matching grant goal! Kentucky Gives Day is underway! Please consider giving just a tiny bit - it all adds up! Great job so far - we are moving up the leaderboard to 54th place among small non-profits in the STATE! 
Just click on the link and donate here:
http://kygives.razoo.com/story/Committee-To-Save-The-Handy-House 
 
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African American Cemetery clean-up project every Saturday (weather permitting) near Danville! 10:30am-2:30pm. Shelby City. Directions in photos below. Call Cindy Peck with EKU for more info: 236-6866
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Putting out a warning this morning about the Early American History group that posted an invite in here. I went to join myself, and any question with true historical foundation was met with huge treatises on conspiracy theory and how all historic record is run by the rich to control the poor....I have removed their post from this group. We all love history, but I will not allow conspiracy theory groups to post under the guise of wanting to discuss history. No one has been banned as of yet, but this group is here to talk about Kentucky Genealogy - not conspiracy theory - you are warned to stay on topic, and you know who you are!
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Thanks Fran! I forgot about my circles...I need to make sure that is fixed. And Mike, that is classic! I needed a great laugh today! I felt so silly....I love Early American History and fell for it....don't be so gullible next time! 
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Continuing to shout this from the rooftops! Saturday's FREE RootsTech sponsored event at KHS, hosted by KGS & KHS....y'all come, y'hear?! Registration is required by noon this Friday! 
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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
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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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