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St. Matthews/Eline Public Library

3940 Grandview Avenue, Second Floor


20 May 2015 "Organizing Using Windows 8.1 and Windows 7"

Presented by Howard Roberson

Workshops are held from 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon and from 7:00PM-9:00PM 

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Attention!! Judy Russell's October Seminar Topics Announced - Go to the SEMINAR Tab above to read all about them!

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NEW !! A DNA SIG (Special Interest Group)

If you've been wanting to learn about DNA testing and how to utilize your various test results to seek out the very best matches, then this is the group for you. It is led by Deborah Lord Campisano and Debra Smith Renard and is held at the Eline Library in St. Matthews (see above) on the Second Floor. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be on  4 June from 10:00 AM - 2:00PM.

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To view future program and workshop schedules, click PROGRAM above or click here.

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Site for genealogists needing FREE look-ups and research support.

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Bullitt County Genealogical Society

Joe Hardesty, of the Louisville Free Public Libr  ry will present "The Genealogical Proof Standard" on Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m., Ridgway Library, Shepherdsville.

Saturday, June 20, 11 a.m. Deborah Campisano, "Finding Your DNA"

Saturday, July 18, 10-4. Book Fair

Founded in August 1988. Membership ($15/year) includes 4 issues of Wilderness Road; our year begins with the September issue.

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Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society:

Exciting news!  The Newsbank Historical Newspapers and Kentucky Newspaper database is now available through the Spencer County Public Library. 

Accessible from the library's home page at by clicking on the Newsbank logo, the database is available in the library or from your home with your Spencer County Public Library Card number.  NOTE: You must add scl to the beginning of your library card number to access the database from home. 

America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1922)  include Early American Newspapers and is search-able. 

America's News - contains search-able Newspapers fro 1978 to current, including 46 Kentucky Newspapers

The Spencer Magnet is available from 2008 to 2015. 

If you need help researching or logging into the database call the library at 477-8137 or stop in for a demonstration. 

Debra Lawson, director 
Spencer County Public Library 


Society meets on the 4th Monday of each month except December, at the Spencer County Public Library.

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The Irish Society of Kentuckiana

Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at:

Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company
286 N. Hubbards Lane
Louisville, KY 40222
At the corner of Hubbards Lane and Westport Road, next to Target
Visitors are welcome!

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The African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky (AAGGKY)

*Entrance to the Library Parking Garage is on Vine Street.

*Directions (from the website): All roads to Paris are scenic, but:

-The most direct route from Lexington is Exit 113 off I-75/64-Paris Pike (US 68 East/US 27 North).
-From I-75 at Georgetown take Exit 126 to KY 460 East to Paris and
-From I-64 at Winchester take Exit 96 and KY 627 West"

Visit the website

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Southern Indiana Genealogical Society

June 4 -- The Tuley Homestead

Kelly Carnighan, director of the Silver Hills Historical Society, will present a history of the Tuley Homestead of Silver Hills (ca. 1821–1891) at the June 4 program of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. The Tuleys, one of the first families to settle in Floyd County, Indiana, were active in business, community service, and the military. Silver Hills is a neighborhood of historic and eclectic homes that overlooks the Ohio River and the western end of New Albany. Program time is 7 PM in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, Indiana. For more information, please visit or call Melissa Wiseheart at the library’s Indiana Room at 812-949-3527.

First Families of Floyd, Clark and Harrison Counties (Indiana)

If you are interested in participating in the First Families of Floyd, Clark and Harrison Counties of Indiana society,  Click here for complete information. 

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The Scottish Society of Louisville.

All monthly meetings are held at Strathmoor Presbyterian Church, 2201 Hawthorne Avenue, corner of Bardstown Road. Across from Assumption High School, 1/2 mile

north of the Watterson Expressway (I-264).

Strathmoor Presbyterian. Visit the website for information.

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Beargrass-St. Matthews Historical Society

Beargrass-St. Matthews Historical Society maintains a local history reference library and displays of historic photographs and archival items in its meeting room on the second floor of the St. Matthews City Hall, 3940 Grandview Avenue, located between Breckenridge and Browns Lane. There will be no more Beargrass-St. Matthews Historical Society programs until Fall.
For information on the society or its programs, contact Joyce Ruffra (425-0431) or Anne Rockwell (897-2423) or check the website

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The SAR Genealogical Research Library

SAR Library is located at 809 W. Main St., Louisville; there is parking available in the lot on the river and limited parking on the street.

"Avoiding Potholes on the Road to Genealogical Discoveries" with Elaine Kuhn on May 16 at 10am.

Elaine Kuhn, MLS is the Local History & Genealogy Services Coordinator
at the Kenton County Public Library in Covington, KY.

Hope to see you there!
">Click here for complete information. 

Rae Ann Sauer
Assistant Librarian/Archivist
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
SAR Genealogical Research Library
(502) 588-6130

809 W. Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
2012 Research Library Hours:
Monday: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Tuesday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
3rd Saturday of the month: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
For information about the Society, check out their website:

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Germanic Heritage Auxilliary

MEETINGS: GHA meetings are varied in content and have featured speakers, presentations, trips and many types of events and community activities. All GHA activities are announced in the bi-monthly newsletter of the German-American Club Gesangverein, promoted by notices posted throughout the Club facilities, and posted on the website on the "Current Events"  page.

More information:  Vicky Ullrich Telephone 502-459-6820; e-mail

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The Louisville Historical League, Inc.,

Founded in 1972, is dedicated to promoting the appreciation and preservation of our cultural heritage and historic environment in the Louisville metropolitan area.

Visit the website

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Alexander Hamilton Historical Society of Kentucky.

For information, contact Lynn Olympia, 897-5726, or e-mail at

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LOUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY - News of Genealogical Interest

All are welcome! Workshops at the Library are FREE! Come and learn what Genealogy resources are available to LGS members 24/7 via the Library website: Or, call LFPL at 574-1611 for more information.

Due to the budget shortfall caused by the current recession, all the libraries will be closed on Sundays for the foreseeable future. Please visit your library another time during the week, or online any time at for additional information and to obtain tickets for events.

Genealogy Day, 29 Aug 2015 at the Library - Take #2 

Hello everyone!
In spite of some really bad weather we had back in February, the Louisville Free Public Library is pleased to announce Genealogy Day, 2015 - Take 2! - and this time, there will be no snow or ice!!
Many of you expressed strong interest in bringing Genealogy Day back again this summer..., so here you go! Mark your calendars, tell all your Facebook and Twitter friends and mention it at your local society meetings. You can leave your winter coat behind!

With kind regards to all - and a special thanks to the program presenters who are coming back!!Click here for complete information. on
T. Joseph Hardesty, MLS, PLCGS
Kentucky History and Genealogy Librarian
Louisville Free Public Library
301 York Street
Louisville, Ky. 40203

Ph: 502-574-1617

Kentucky Death Certificate Resources at LFPL

">Click here for complete information on Death Certificates.

War of the Rebellion Resources at LFPL

">Click here for complete information on the War of the Rebellion. Library Edition Now at LFPL

">Click here for complete information on Library Edition.

The Draper Manuscripts at LFPL

">Click here for complete information on the Draper Manuscripts.

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Kentucky Historical Society

The Pie Seller, The Drunk, and The Lady:

Heroes of the 1833 Cholera Epidemic in Lexington, Kentucky

May 20 | Noon-1:30 p.m.

at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

100 W. Broadway | Frankfort

During the 19th century, cholera raged through the United States several times, and Kentucky had very high fatality rates. In 1833, 500 people in Lexington died from cholera in just a few weeks. Terry Foody, RN and MSN, will discuss three unlikely heroes who stepped up to help during this critical time in the city’s history.

>Click here for complete information. 

Reference services through the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library by email ( and telephone (502-564-1792, ext. 4460). Facility rentals (

Hours are Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Learn more about KHS and its programs at

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Saturday, August 1, 2015; 40th Annual KGS Seminar
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, Kentucky

John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. will be the 2015 KGS Seminar speaker

Dr. Colletta is one of America's most popular genealogical lecturers. Knowledgeable, experienced, and entertaining, he resides in Washington, D.C. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Boston University's Certificate in Family History program.

">Click here for complete information on the subjects of Dr. Colletta's presentations.

Did You Know... that the Kentucky Historical Society was founded in 1836 and is more than 170 years old? Experience the Unbridled Spirit of Kentucky.

Visit, choose the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation as your designated cause, and then search the Web. The Kentucky Historical Society Foundation receives a contribution for searches you conduct from

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John Fox, Jr., Genealogical Library, 323 High Street, Paris, Kentucky; Fox Library is a genealogical library focusing on assisting patrons document their Revolutionary War ancestors. The library is also an historical library with resources unique to Bourbon County and other Kentucky counties. It has excellent resources for other states, especially Virginia, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Probably their most valuable assets are the family files, sent to them by researchers from all over the United States who are sharing information about their Kentucky families. For more information check their website at this link:

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The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, Indiana) and the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy, Inc., announce a partnership in operating, a new social networking website for genealogy. is totally FREE and makes it easy to upload family trees and images, find and connect with other family members, share research easily, and extend lines. is now the largest English language genealogical wiki in the world. In the past few weeks, has uploaded over 73,000 ancestor wiki pages. also has more than 430,000 wiki pages for current and historical inhabited places, 115,000 given and surname wiki pages, and 1.3 million wiki source pages. WeRelate is now the largest English language genealogical application. Please watch our new video at -

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SSDI (Social Security Death Index) Updated
RootsWeb offers access to the Social Security Death Index (SSDI), which includes records through September 2005. This free database contains several important bits of information on the more than 76,057,145 persons whose deaths are on file with the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) including: Social Security number, date of issuance, state of issuance, date of birth, date of death and last address of record. The SSDI is created from the SSA's Death Master File. It is a database of people whose deaths were reported to the SSA beginning about 1962. The SSA Death Master File and SSDI are used by leading U.S. Government, financial, investigative, credit-reporting organizations, medical research and other industries to verify identity as well as to prevent fraud - and to comply with the U.S. Patriot Act. Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 9 November 2005, Vol. 8, No. 45.

Note: The above link now takes you to the website location for SSDI. 

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