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Cheri Daniels
Works at Kentucky Historical Society
Attended University of Kentucky
Lives in Lexington KY
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Reliving one of my favorite travel moments: Boston's Granary Burying Ground - Don't forget to tell their stories!
It was a late August morning in Boston, steamy and damp with persistent drizzle. I knew the general location of my first stop. But rounding the corner, I hadn't expected it to be so close. Just down the street from my hotel, about a block, across from the next intersection, I could see the ...
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Oh those tricky fraternal symbols!
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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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Lineage societies are great ways to connect with other researchers, and test the mettle of your own research - so jump in!
As 2015 drew to a close, I was anxiously awaiting proof of an accomplishment that had been part of last year's resolutions. Even though the proof did not come until just a few days ago, the date on the certificate clinches the 2015 tally. As you can guess, I resolved last year to join a lineage ...
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Genealogy affects aspects of other professions out there...we should think about expanding our professional development horizons...not just for us, but as representatives of the genealogy profession.
Last month I was professionally involved with TWO conferences at the same time. For four days in Louisville, the state library association (KLA) and AASLH were both hosting their annual conferences on the same days within a couple of blocks of each other. My employer, the Kentucky Historical ...
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Supporting an amazing museum experience in Las Vegas.
What happens when the lights go dark? In Las Vegas the lights go out every few decades. In fact, one grand set of lights that lit up the Riviera just went out this year. Only a couple of months ago, you could still see the neon sign, ghostly dark with shadows and reflections from the lights of ...
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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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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!
Introduction
MSLS-Head of Reference Services at the Kentucky Historical Society, Editor of KentuckyAncestors.org, President/Co-Founder of Pastology, LLC, PR Director of the Harrison County Heritage Council, Chair of the KLA Genealogy and Local History Round Table, and DAR member.


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Twitter: @Historiana, Blog: Journeys Past (www.journeyspast.blogspot.com/)
Education
  • University of Kentucky
    MSLS - Library Science, 2006 - 2008
  • University of Kentucky
    B.A. - History, 2001 - 2006
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Female
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Occupation
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.
Employment
  • Kentucky Historical Society
    Senior Librarian/Reference Specialist, 2011 - present
  • Pastology, LLC
    President/Co-founder, 2009 - present
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Currently
Lexington KY
Previously
Cincinnati OH
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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