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For those of you who can not attend the Land Grants Workshop
the Kentucky Secretary of State's Land Office website can be found at:
Click on "Saddlebag Notes". The searchable database is there too.
The Kentucky Historical Society website is
and the list of online links to genealogy sites can be found at:
You can email the library Reference Desk to register for the
workshop. RefDesk(a)mail.state.ky.us. Sorry I forgot to include
> Genealogy Workshops
> October 24 at 2:00 p.m.
> Using Land Grants and Tax Lists for Studying Genealogy
> Join Kandie Adkinson of the Secretary of State's Office for a session on
> "Use of Land Grants and Tax Lists for Studying Genealogy." Adkinson will
> teach participants how to search for their ancestors using the Secretary
> State's web site, which contains scanned images of Kentucky land grants.
> The workshop will be held in the Brown-Forman Room of the Kentucky History
> Center, sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society's Thomas D. Clark
> Library.The workshop is free of charge, but participants are asked to
> preregister by calling (502) 564-1792 ext. 4460, or emailing the Library
> Reference Desk, with your name, address, and phone number. Please include
> GENEALOGY WORKSHOP in the subject line.
I am looking for connections between McCormicks in Bracken Co. and Owen Co. in early 1800's and after. My greatgrandfather was James L. McCormick who was born 1841 in Brown Co., Ohio, and married Maria Tilghman 1865 in Bracken Co.. One son of James and Maria was Harry William (my grandfather) who was born 1869 in Kenton Co. and another son Clarence M. who was born 1872 in Owenton, Owen Co. Further, Clarence used to state that he visited his grandparents's grave in Owen Co. I have found no record in Owen Co. of either Harry nor Clarence. Now, Harry did marry into Smither line from Owen Co.---md. Susan Smither 1905 in Bullitt Co.
Perhaps they were related to some of the McCormicks in Owen Co. In Owen Co. I have Hugh McCormick b. 1753(?) in Pa. whose wife was Rebecca and who died 1822 in Owen Co. The only two recorded children were Francis (md. Deliah Wood and Elizabeth Betsy Taylor) and Mary Ann. In addition, there was another Hugh McCormick: b. 1735 in Pa., md. Catherine Sanderson, d. 1799 (before Owen Co. established) in Scott Co. leaving children George, William, Elizabeth, Mary and Martha.
As for Bracken Co., James L. was son of Dr. William B. McCormick (b. 1814 in Augusta, md. Anna Maria Meeks, was in Brown Co., Ohio 1840/50's, d. 1904 in Bracken Co., and is buried at Payne Cemetery. William was son of John E. McCormick b. 1788 in Pa., md. Mary Anderson 1809 in Mason Co., Ky., was a tailor, d. 1868 and is buried at Payne Cemetery.
The question is how James L. ventured over into Owen Co. if not to be with relatives. Anyone with any clues as to the connection between these or other McCormicks in Bracken Co. and Owen Co. please advise.
Art Miller, Louisville
October 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Using Land Grants and Tax Lists for Studying Genealogy
Join Kandie Adkinson of the Secretary of State's Office for a session on
"Use of Land Grants and Tax Lists for Studying Genealogy." Adkinson will
teach participants how to search for their ancestors using the Secretary of
State's web site, which contains scanned images of Kentucky land grants.
The workshop will be held in the Brown-Forman Room of the Kentucky History
Center, sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society's Thomas D. Clark
Library.The workshop is free of charge, but participants are asked to
preregister by calling (502) 564-1792 ext. 4460, or emailing the Library
Reference Desk, with your name, address, and phone number. Please include
GENEALOGY WORKSHOP in the subject line.
Elderhostel at the Kentucky Historical Society, October 20 - 25, 2002.
There are still openings available.
Participants discover the excitement of tracing their Kentucky ancestors
workshops, lectures, and scheduled library research time. They learn about
Kentucky culture through field trips to the state Capitol and Governor's
Mansion, tours of the Kentucky Historical Society Museum and Kentucky
Military History Museum, and a visit to Daniel Boone's grave at the
Frankfort Cemetery. Participants will also learn how to preserve their own
family's documents and photographs. Housing and meals are in a nearby hotel
with most classes and library research held at the new Kentucky History
Registration is through Elderhostel-- www.elderhostel.org
Pricing is $463 for those with a roommate, or who wish to have a
roommate assigned. For those requesting a single room, the
price is $588. Does not include travel expenses.
If you live nearby or don't need hotel accommodations
you can still attend. The price is $175 which includes workshop,
lunch and dinner. Call the Kentucky Historical Society to
register, 502-564-1792 ext. 4460.