Civil War historian Don Rightmyer will speak 6:30 p.m. Thursday as part of the General Lovell H. Rousseau Civil War Lecture Series at the Boyle County Public Library's temporary location on the Danville bypass.
Rightmyer's lecture, titled "Finding Your Civil War Ancestor," is free and open to the public.
Rightmyer is editor of Kentucky Ancestors, the Kentucky Historical Society's family history and genealogy quarterly publication. His talk will explain how everyone can learn to find their Civil War ancestor from Kentucky. Rightmyer is a former reference librarian in the KHS Research Library and was the reference librarian at the Boyle County Public Library for seven years.
The 150th anniversary of the Civil War will begin in 2011. Kentucky had a very unique experience during that war and people may find a few surprises in their Civil War family tree. Free handouts will be provided for participants to take home and use in their own research efforts.