Kentucky Historical Society launches “Kentucky Ancestors”

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ/KY HISTORICAL SOCIETY) –  The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is launching a new show, Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall.

The KHS said it’s a program centered on genealogy discovery, Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall digs into the roots of Kentucky’s family tree to answer big questions that have eluded families for generations.

By making connections between family folklore and the existing historical record, the KHS team investigates a series of mysteries rooted in Kentucky genealogy and reveals the findings in a live presentation.

According to the Ky Historical Society, the Civil War and abolition to serial killers and medical malpractice, Shaw reveals the results of the KHS research team with each family, often with a few surprises along the way.

“By delving into these compelling family histories and then sharing our findings, we hope to inspire others to trace their roots,” said Cheri Daniels, Head of Library and Archives at KHS. “These cases offer invaluable teaching moments that give people new tips and techniques for solving their own family mysteries.  They also tell some of Kentucky’s most rich and fascinating stories, and those moments can be really exciting and sometimes very emotional.”

The show is set to premiere on the state’s major television markets featuring host Renee Shaw.

The premiere episode airs in February and will tell Kentucky’s story, one family at a time.

The series has five-episodes airing from February-June 2021. Season premiere dates & times listed below.

February 20                  7:00 p.m. EST               WTVQ-TV ABC Lexington

February 24                  9:30 a.m. EST               WHAS-TV ABC Louisville

February 25                  9:30 p.m. EST               WLJC-TV IND Eastern Kentucky

February 27                  11:00 a.m. CST             WEHT-TV ABC Evansville                                                          5:00 p.m. CST             WBKO-TV ABC Bowling Green                                               6:30 p.m. CST              WPSD-TV NBC Paducah

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