The Graves family and friends are gathering in Frankfort, Kentucky
Frankfort, Kentucky, and its surrounding regions was an early destination for those Graves ancestors who departed colonial Virginia in the late 1700s.
Our rendezvous in Frankfort in 2019 will build upon our earlier Graves family gatherings in Harrisonburg/Staunton, Virginia in 2015, in Bardstown, Kentucky and three surrounding counties in 2016, and in Williamsburg/Jamestown, Virginia most recently in 2017.
Known and unknown cousins are welcome to come together from various lines of the Graves family. These even include close Y-DNA matches.
In this area of Kentucky, our focus will turn to the following numerical lines of the Graves Family Association (GFA): 62, 94, 96, 111, 174, 261, 602, 606, and 630, as well as 46, 77, 96, 111, 118, 150, 152, 215, 220, 270, and 511.
From recent DNA testing, FamilyTree DNA identifies these “Graves family tree branches” have shared common “recent” ancestors, dating back to the 1700s in Virginia.
Not one of these Graves lines? No problem! Join us anyway. While it’s not known how some of these branches connect, figuring out our mutual historical connections is part of the fun. This conference is about your family. Who knows what we will discover!
Final complete arrangements for our program are still being confirmed. Bookmark this page and check back periodically for updates.
Sep. 24, Tuesday, Arrival Day
Join a discussion of Graves family lines.
Evening dinner together by reservation
Sep 25, 26, 27, Wednesday-Thursday-Friday
Speakers and presentations
Tour local and Graves family historical sites across four counties
Lunch and dinner together
Sep 28, Saturday, Departure Day
MAKE A VACATION
Frankfort is the State Capitol of Kentucky, with many places to see and visit. It is centrally located between Louisville, 50 minutes away, and historic Lexington, 25 minutes away. Come earlier for the weekend and enjoy the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.
A block of rooms is available to you at a discount rate at the Fairfield Inns & Suites-Frankfort, Ky. View the facility, amenities, and rooms HERE.
Our discount rate is $109 per night plus tax for any nights between Sunday, Sep 22 through Friday night Sep 27, with departure Sep 28. Most rooms are queen beds. Others arrangements are available by request.
To take advantage of the discount rate, you must telephone to make your reservation.
TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM
Call: (502) 695-8881.
Identify our group: “The Graves Gathering”
Provide our code: “GGRS”
Reserve early. No online reservations are available for the GGRS discount.
Michael D. “Mike” Graves: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deb Lowe: email@example.com
Steve Graves: firstname.lastname@example.org