‘Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond’ reunion set for June 26 and 27

The 2020 Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond reunion will be held on June 26 and 27 in Samuels Hall, Nelson County Fairgrounds, Bardstown, Ky.

The reunion is an opportunity for the descendants of the “Catholic League of Families” to meet and share family history.

The league, formed in 1785, was a group of families from three southern Maryland counties — St. Mary’s, Charles and Prince George’s. The families pledged to migrate to Kentucky together for a variety of reasons, including for the freedom to openly practice their faith. They first settled in Nelson, Marion and Washington counties, now known as the Kentucky Holy Land.

The schedule on June 26 will include registration, vendors and genealogy sharing. The June 27 schedule will include sessions on Kentucky history, archival records and DNA, genealogy sharing, vendors and an evening banquet.

The reunion is held every few years in areas where the family descendants settled or where they came from in Maryland.

For event schedules and registration information, go to https://sites.google.com/site/mdtoky3/.

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