Category Archives: 9:45 – 10:45 Sessions

Collections at the Filson Historical Society – Jana Meyer

This presentation will highlight resources available to researchers at the Filson Historical Society.  In particular, sources of interest to genealogists will be discussed, including the Filson’s unique collection of manuscripts and photographs.  Attendees will also learn about the history of the Filson and its continuing role in preserving the history of the Ohio Valley. (All Expertise Levels)


Jana Meyer is an Associate Curator of Special Collections and primarily works with the Filson’s manuscript collections.  She has a degree in History and her Master’s in Library Science from the University of Kentucky.

Kentucky Military History Records Research – Brandon Slone

Kentuckians who fought in an armed conflict may have pension records, discharge records, muster rolls, etc. that are of great genealogical value.  Where these records are archived and how to access them will be discussed in this presentation. (All expert levels)


Brandon K. Slone

Military Historian, Military Records and Research Branch, Kentucky Department of

Military Affairs

Education: BA in History (Eastern Kentucky University); MA in Mid-nineteenth Century Military History (EKU)

Professional Experience: St Lucie County (FL) Historical Society Museum, Restoration And Museum Assistant; Petersburg National Battlefield, Summer Program and Living History Director; Eastern Kentucky University Archives, Research Assistant; Eastern Kentucky University, Graduate Teaching Assistant; White Hall State Shrine, Research Director; Berea Independent Schools, Chapter One Reading Specialist

Personal: Married to Jodee (Dyer) Slone – Instructional Coach, Bullitt Co Board of Ed

Children:   Lisa (Slone) Meinsen – EKU/Johns Hopkins; Arie Slone – Transylvania University/ University of the Cumberlands; Joshua Slone – Transylvania University/University of Alabama, Huntsville

Hobbies – Travel; US Military History, Battlefields, Museums; Florida State University Football; Independent Christian Church; Softball

Attaching Indexing Records to Family Search – Jim Denninghoff

This class will teach how to attach an indexing resource record to a name in Family Search. Also, how to create source reference records and include birth, baptism, marriage, death, burial, census, obituary, immigration, draft registration and other indexing resources. It will also be discussed why there are different results in searching the displayed Research Help suggestions and the Search Records results. This class will cover 2 time slots.

Jim Denninghoff has been doing genealogical research for over 49 years. He has taught genealogical classes for beginners and intermediate level groups. With his 50 plus years in the computer field, he was quick to utilize those skills when the PC based programs first arrived. His skills are in how to use the LDS Family Search system and get the most out of the existing tool sets offered. His home genealogy database is in the Roots Magic program He is currently working on the Personal History Program.