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Volume 17, Issue 10 (October 2006)

Gregory Stanton Claypool, Editor

Louisville Genealogical Society
PO Box 5164
Louisville, KY 40255-0164


Meetings & Workshops:

October 10th - "Louisville's Lost Landmarks". Steve Wiser will speak on Louisville's Lost Landmarks, buildings and places that are no longer standing but that we have fond memories of, such as the Rialto Theater and Fontaine Ferry Park. He will give slide presentation and brief history of each landmark, why it is no longer standing and what is in its place today.

Steve Wiser is an architect and native Louisvillian. He received his architectural training at the University of Cincinnati. He has served as president of the Central Kentucky Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and has served as president of the Louisville Historical League three times. Additionally, he has been involved in numerous community activities and led the effort to save the historic old Male High School (even though he is a St. X grad!) and has been on the waterfront design review committee for over 15 years.

Steve regularly writes design commentaries for Business First newspaper as well as selected feature articles for the Courier Journal. He is also the author of the book "Louisville Sites to See by DESIGN". This book features the architecture and history of Louisville and the surrounding region.

October 24th - Once again, we present our panel of talented Genealogists to answer your questions and perhaps help you with your "Brick Wall". Our "Ask a Pro" panel consists of Betty Darnell, Jane Turner Hamm and Deborah Campisano. Bring your questions, Brick Wall or other genealogical frustration with you, and we'll see if we can get some answers for you. If you bring material with you to the workshop, please be sure that your name, address and phone number are on the material in case you would misplace it.

As a Reminder to the Membership:
Regular LGS meetings are held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the corner of Linn Station Road and Hurstbourne Lane from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Caffeine, tobacco and alcohol are not permitted on the premises.

New Members:

Susie M. Peterson
John M. Lilly
Janice Hardin
Peggy Blandford
David Randall
Myra Evans-Dalton
Rita K. McCutchan

Help Wanted:
This is from an out-of-town new member, Rita McCutchan, e-mail She is researching the following family lines and would like to hear from anyone who may be doing the same families. Family names are McCutchan, Schardein, Carter, Mattingly, Beavin, Spalding and O'Bryan.

St. Boniface Church is in the process of being restored, and pictures of the interior are wanted so the folks doing the restoration will have images to go by. So, if you have any pictures, please send them on to Jennefer Woods.

1. Pictures of the interior of St. Boniface Church
2. Graduation, first communion, and activity pictures of St. Boniface School
3. Contact information for anyone that attended/graduated from St. Boniface School (this is for an all-school reunion.)

Contact Jennefer at
Jennefer Woods


8-day Westminster Chime Brass German Designed Movement.

Valued at $600.00. Limited Number of Tickets Available.

Benefits the Louisville Genealogical Society. For a printable Ticket Order Form, click here.

Louisville Genealogical Society Annual Luncheon

Tuesday, December 12th at Noon
Big Spring Country Club
5901 Dutchmans Lane 40205

The Luncheon price is $18.00.
Tax and tip are included in the price.

The Luncheon is a buffet with two meats (Roast Beef and Turkey with Dressing), several seasonal vegetables, a variety of salads and fruits, muffins and rolls, and beverages.

Dave Phipps ... with a program that will consist of a 30-minute talk in two parts. The first part will be about being an 18th Century soldier and his life (British view primarily) ... followed with a couple of "New Americans" from the British ranks as a genealogy source. This will be a fun event, since Dave dresses the part in period attire.

For a Holiday Luncheon Reservation form, click here.

Now is the time for all good Louisville Genealogical Society Members to come to the aid of their membership, by renewing your membership(s) or, for that matter, starting a new membership for someone you know or as a gift for a friend. Be sure to be timely about your renewal so that you don't miss getting all the issues of LGS Newsletter and the LGS Quarterly. So, don't wait until the last minute. Click here for a Membership Application for 2007. Application with payment should be mailed to:
Ross Sherer, Treasurer
P.O. Box 24566
Louisville, KY 40224-0566

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