Scott County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Georgetown, Kentucky

Established 1983

2009 Meeting Highlights

Photos by Tom Beatty (top row, bottom left), Kitty Allen (bottom center), and Susan George (bottom right).
December 2009: Georgetown's first noticeable snowfall welcomed the members who attended our annual holiday get-together at the Scott County Public Library. We shared Christmas memories from years gone by and sampled lots of tasty treats. New officers for 2010 were installed. They include Tom Beatty, President; Nancy Giles, Vice-President; Carol Adams, Secretary; Sarah Baston, Treasurer; Martha Sageser, Corresponding Secretary; and Kitty Allen, Historian.

Photos by Tom Beatty (left) and Kitty Allen (right).
November 2009: Our guest speaker this month was Pam Wise, an employee of the Scott County Clerk's Office where she is caretaker of older records. Pam talked about her memories growing up in Scott County, the value of oral histories, and some of the records that are available in the Clerk's Office.

Photos by Tom Beatty
October 2009: In her presentation titled, "The DAR and Interesting Ancestors Along the Way," SCGS member Susan George presented an overview of the DAR application process and stressed the importance of source documentation in tracing ancestral connections. George also described research materials and shared examples of her genealogical projects which included a family history book and a tombstone rubbing.

Photos by Tom Beatty (upper left) and Kitty Allen (right). Screenshot of (lower left).
September 2009: Georgetown resident Kerry Rennick, Assistant Director of the Lexington Family History Center, presented an overview of how her organization can assist genealogists with research materials. She also highlighted the online resources available at, a service provided by the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photos by Tom Beatty
August 2009: In a program titled, "Research in Scott County," SCGS member Ron Vance explained some interesting family facts he discovered while exploring deed books and tax rolls in the office of the Scott County Clerk. Although a fire many years ago destroyed original historical documents, information found in fragmented records were used to piece together a family history.

Photos by Ernie Stamper (top and lower left), Tom Beatty (middle right), and Kitty Allen (lower right).
July 2009: In a meeting co-hosted by the Scott County Public Library, Ann Johnson from the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) spoke to the audience about the KHS Cemetery Preservation and Education Program. Following the presentation, members and guests went to the Georgetown Cemetery to learn the proper methods for cleaning tombstones.

Photos by Tom Beatty
June 2009: Georgetown resident Holly Graham discussed photo restoration tips and techniques and displayed before-and-after examples of several projects she had completed.

PowerPointŪ graphic (left) by Nancy Giles. Photo (right) by Kitty Allen.
May 2009: In her program titled, "The Ins and Outs of Indexing," SCGS President Nancy Giles explained what's required to provide an accurate index to various genealogical collections.

Photos by Tom Beatty (left) and Nancy Giles (right).
April 2009: At left, Winchester resident Cindy Codell presented an overview of the John Fox, Jr., Genealogical Library located in Paris, Kentucky, and also spoke about the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) National Library located in Washington, DC. Cindy closed her presentation with a discussion of common myths heard in museums and various historic places. At right, SCGS Vice-President Tom Beatty presented an SCGS mug to Cindy.

Photos by Tom Beatty (top) and Kitty Allen (bottom).
March 2009: Our program for March was "Genealogy Show-and-Tell." At top left, SCGS member Carol Adams showed members a bible belonging to her great-grandmother. Top right, SCGS member Ellie Caroland talked about a wooden document box belonging to an ancestor. Bottom left, SGS member Susan George displayed a genealogy calendar she prepared for her relatives. Bottom right, SCGS member Woody Antle discussed an antique mason's tool discovered while restoring a home built in the 1800s.

PowerPointŪ graphic (left) by Tom Beatty. Photo (right) by Kitty Allen.
February 2009: SCGS member Tom Beatty showed members how to design a genealogy website to share research with family and friends.

Photo by Kitty Allen
January 2009: Mel Arnold, President of the Louisville Genealogical Society, discussed diseases from the past in his presentation titled, "Ancestors Dealing with Disease and Illness."