2019 Elliott County Historical Society Genealogy Conference


2019 Elliott County Historical Society 

Genealogy Conference

June 21 & 22, 2019

Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center

Sandy Hook, KY

The Elliott County Historical Society is very excited to announce the Guest Speakers for 2019 Elliott County Historical Society Genealogy Conference!!!! Ms Kelli Bergheimer from the Columbus, OH area will be doing on a presentation on DNA to yet be announced. Ms Bergheimer is a writer, teacher, editor, and national genealogical speaker. Kelli holds a Bachelor in Biology, a Master in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master in Business Management. Kelli is a math and science editor for Smart Education—a K-12 textbook company located in Dubai writing textbooks for the MENA region—Middle East Northern Africa. Kelli runs two small businesses—Geo-Centric Learning and Mess on the Desk, a genealogical organization company with an accompanying blog, YouTube channel, and online store. Kelli is the Central Ohio DNA Interest Group facilitator. Kelli is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speaker's Guild. Here is a link to one of her presentations https://www.rootstech.org/videos/kelli-bergheimer .

Mr. James M. Prichard is going to do a presentation on the Regulators of Elliott County, Kentucky. Mr. Prichard wrote the article about the Regulators in “The History of Elliott County, Kentucky 1869-1990 Volume II. Mr. James M. Prichard, a native of Dayton, Ohio received a B.A. and M.A. in History from Wright State University. He has written numerous articles to Civil War Times, North and South and True West magazines. In addition to co-authoring a history of the 10th, (Mays) Ky. Cavalry, C.S.A., he has contributed to the Kentucky Encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Louisville, Biographical Dictionary of the Union and other scholarly texts. He was the Research Room Supervisor for more than 25 years at the KY Department for Libraries and Archives in Frankfort. He currently works in the Special Collections Dept. of the Filson Historical Society in Louisville. Here is a link to Mr. Prichard’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/jamesmprichard

Vanessa Gaye Simmons Maggard will be joining us again on Friday with more Appalachian Instruments and Music. The Historical Society plans to have a presentation on Researching Your Elliott County Roots. The presentation is in the planning stages and we are really excited about the presentation. 

The Elliott County Historical Society Genealogy Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday June 21 & 22, 2019 at the Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center, 32 Old KY-7, Sandy Hook, KY, 41171. The Little Sandy Lodge has rooms available for the weekend of the Conference call 606-738-5515 to reserve your room. We will be posting the agenda for the conference very soon! Any questions please call 606-794-2183 or email the Elliott County Historical Society at ellliottcountyhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com.
Thanks, Anita Skaggs


Here is a list of Hotels for those who may need lodging accommodations  

Little Sandy Lodge

1916 N KY 7

Sandy Hook, KY 41171

Grayson, Carter County, KY
Located on I 64 north of Sandy Hook

Quality Inn and Suites
501 CW Stevens Blvd, Grayson, KY 41142
Tel. 606-474-8811

Super 8
125 Super Eight Lane Grayson, Kentucky 41143
Tel. 606-474-8811

Morehead, Rowan County, KY
Located on I 64 west of Sandy Hook

Hampton Inn
500 Hampton Way, Morehead, KY 40351-7585
Tel. 855-605-0317

Best Western Eagle Inn
110 Toms Dr, Morehead, KY 40351-8413
Tel. 855-622-3966

West Liberty, Morgan County, KY

Days Inn West Liberty
1613 W Main St, Rt 460, West Liberty, KY 41472-2015
Tel. 800-329-1992

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Nov 20, 2018, 6:05 PM