EVENING WORKSHOPS / HANDS-ON
St. Matthews/Eline Public Library
3940 Grandview Avenue, Second Floor
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 7:00-9:00 p.m.
U S GenWeb
Bring your notebook/laptop or just show up with paper and pen/pencil.
Tell your friends about these workshops. These will be especially convenient to persons who work. Everyone welcome!
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PROGRAM FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
Digging up the Past presented by Anne Bader
Anne Bader has nearly 40 years of experience in archaeology and Cultural Resource Management. She has served as Principal Investigator for the full range of archaeological examinations for private and public sectors. Ms. Bader is frequently called to serve as archaeologist for projects conducted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District. In 2006, She established a small business, Corn Island Archaeology LLC. to fill a niche providing quality and cost-effective services to local and regional clientele in the Falls of the Ohio River area of north-central Kentucky and southern Indiana and has now expanded its reach in that area plus Ohio and West Virginia. Ms. Bader is committed to public archaeology and education. In 2002, she formed the Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society (FOAS), an award-winning professional/amateur/student alliance that has attracted interested membership from three states. In 2004, she received the Indiana Archaeology Award.
For our March 11th meeting, Anne Bader will review several archeological digs she has supervised in the Kentuckiana area. She will cover the purpose of the research and share a number of the cultural findings and artifacts. Families and notable residents associated with some of these sites will be identified and discussed.
Site Investigation conducted by Corn Island Archeology at the Jonathan P. Estill Homeplace, Madison County, Kentucky.
WORKSHOP MARCH 25, 2014
Deborah Lord Campisano
will present Ireland Reaching Out (Ireland XO) - “Reverse Genealogy”
The “Ireland Reaching Out” program is based on a simple idea; instead of waiting for people of Irish descent to trace their roots, researchers go the other way. Working through a voluntary effort at a townland, village and parish level in Ireland, researchers in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland identify who left those areas, and trace them and their descendants worldwide. IrelandXO is a not for profit organization offering a free service.
Deborah Lord Campisano is a native of Louisville with a “Heinz 57” pedigree. Her passion for more than 30 years has been researching her family tree and helping others to learn of their own ancestry. She discovered her Irish McDermotts’ and Connellys’ origins after uncovering sunken tombstones in Louisville’s St. Louis Catholic Cemetery. She continues to gather clues, document her findings, and hopes to connect with other Irish kin through DNA and the traditional paper trail.
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National Genealogical Society 2014 Family History Conference Registration Opened Sunday, December 1, 2013.
Registration opened on Sunday, December 1, 2013, for the National Genealogical Society’s thirty-sixth annual family history conference, Virginia: The First Frontier, which will be held May 7–10, 2014, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and the Marriott Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Virginia was home to an ever-changing frontier. From Jamestown to Kentucky its people moved ever forward looking for new frontiers, and it is this spirit that the conference celebrates as we move to new frontiers in research. The conference will open with Sandra Treadway, Librarian and Archivist of Virginia, who will address the issues that research institutions face as they enter the digital frontier and how they are working to meet the ever-changing needs of their patrons.
Continuing its goal of providing quality educational opportunities to its participants, the conference will again feature the Board for Certification of Genealogists’ Skillbuilding track, which focuses on research techniques useful to both the beginning and the advanced researcher. Among the eighteen lectures in the migration track are David Rencher’s “From Ulster to Virginia and the Carolinas,” Eric Grundset’s “The Chesapeake and New England: Colonial Connections and Migrations,” and J. Mark Lowe’s “The Migration Triangle: Virginia, the Carolinas, and Tennessee.” A two-day German track features lectures on German research in both the United States and Europe. Single-day tracks focus on DNA, NARA, military, and African American research and include tracks sponsored by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and the New England Historic and Genealogical Society. Technology and its increasing role in research is addressed in a variety of presentations including a full-day track on ways to use technology to help you share your family’s story. And, last but not least, for those who have Virginia ancestors, we promise at least one session every hour of every day.
To register online, visit the NGS website at http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/event-registration/ and complete the registration form.
The online searchable program is available at http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/agenda/ and the PDF brochure is available at http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/. The brochure includes an overview of the sessions, tours, pre-conference events, registration times, and rates, as well as general conference and hotel details. Attendees are urged to visit the conference blog, which will feature tips on local and regional research facilities as well as things to do in and around Richmond and updated information on hotel availability and local restaurants.
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New site for genealogists needing FREE look-ups and research support. http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/ * * * * * *
Bullitt County Genealogical Society was founded in August 1988. Membership ($15/year) includes 4 issues of Wilderness Road; our year begins with the September issue. * * * * * *
Bullitt County Genealogical Society meets Saturday, March 15, 11:00 a.m. Eddie Price, author of Widder's Landing, will present a 20-minute drama, "What I Saw at Cane Ridge," followed by a presentation on the cultural and social implications of the Revival.
And, the Society will meet Saturday, April 19, 11:00 a.m. Chris Lueken will speak on the history of the West Point History Museum.
Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society.
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All interested persons, whether members or not, are invited to attend the Annual Dinner Meeting on Monday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m., at Elk Creek Restaurant in Taylorsville. Reservations are required. Contact Hilda Snider (502) 477-2980. The speaker will be Dr. James C. Klotter, Professor of History, Georgetown College; his topic: Kentucky in World War II. Program funded in part by Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc.
The Irish Society of Kentuckiana* * * * * *
General Meeting - March 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Ron Bryant. Commonwealth Bank, 286 North Hubbards Lane.
The African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky (AAGGKY) The March 3rd Saturday meeting will be Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Robert H Williams Cultural Center, 644 Georgetown Street, Lexington, KY 40508. For directions, click here. * * * * * *
Have an ancestor that just refuses to be found? Bring your pedigree charts, group sheets and research questions. We will have an afternoon of sharing, problem solving and "brickwall" breaking! Hope you can join us!
Contact us for more information on future sites, topics, and membership.
The AAGGKY meets monthly on Third Saturdays. We gather at easily accessible places usually in Central Kentucky. Our meetings are FREE and open to the public.
Members share their research experiences and offer tips and techniques unique to conducting Black genealogical research in Kentucky. We hold workshops, round table discussions, sponsor events and speakers highlighting topics of interest to those researching Kentucky's African America. Join us - you might be surprised at what you learn.
Southern Indiana Genealogical Society.
Genealogist Donna Foster will present a workshop, “Genealogy Software Programs: An Overview” at the March 6 meeting of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. Ms. Foster will evaluate several popular genealogy software programs and suggest features to consider when purchasing a program. Please visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/nextmeet.htm for more information. Meeting time is 7:00 p.m. in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, Indiana. * * * * * *
Please visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/nextmeet.htm for more information.
The Scottish Society of Louisville. * * * * * *
March 25 - 7:30 p.m. regular meeting, Strathmoor Presbyterian Church. Emily Seeger will share a talk - "Presbyterian Communion Tokens Of Scotland."
Visit the website http://www.scotsoflou.com/ for information.
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. At the Beargrass-St. Matthews Historical Society's March program, Sunday, March 9, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Bob Hill, retired Courier-Journal columnist and currently historian of the Parklands of Floyds Fork, will present a fun and interesting Power Point presentation on John Floyd, the Floyds Fork namesake, as well as the Parklands system development.
The program is free and visitors are welcome. For information on the society or its programs, contact Joyce Ruffra (425-0431) or Anne Rockwell (897-2423) or check the website http://www.stmatthews.org/Dot_ViewCategory.asp?idcategoryMain=103&idcategory=104.
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The SAR Genealogical Research Library * * * * * *
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: http://library.sar.org
The 2014 History Press Author Dinner Series presents Barn Dances and Jamborees Across Kentucky - J. D. Wilkes Thursday, February 20, 6:30 p.m. Click here for complete information. * * * * * *
Salt River Chapter, DAR presents Genealogy 101 Workshop. Click here for complete information.
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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 http://www.louisvillehistoricalleague.org/
Alexander Hamilton Historical Society of Kentucky.
For information, contact Lynn Olympia, 897-5726, or e-mail at Olympia1231@aol.com.
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Maryland to Kentucky Reunion June 27, 28 and 29, 2014. Click here or here
for complete information.
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NEWS FROM THE LOUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Genealogy Day @ the Library Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mark your calendar! Click here for complete information.
A Message from Joe Hardesty. Most family genealogists are aware that the Louisville Free Public Library has Kentucky Death Certificates on microfilm from 1911 to 1958 and that this collection is arranged by Year of Death then by Certificate number. Both of these pieces of information can be obtained from the Kentucky Death Index made available via the Kentucky Vital Records Index or in Microfiche format at Louisville Main Library and other Genealogy collections in the State.
But what can you do if you are sure, or feel pretty certain, that an ancestor has died in Kentucky (1911 – 1958) but you still cannot find a reference to his/her death in the index? You have tried searching every spelling permutation you can think of!! Perhaps all you have to go on is a headstone inscription and browsing two dozen rolls of microfilmed death certificates just is not going to work – so what can one do?
While it is true that Kentucky’s microfilmed Death Certificates are arranged by Year of Death and by Certificate number, they are also specifically arranged Alphabetically by County name and Chronologically by Month within each year. Therefore, Death Certificates with the lowest numbers will always be those deaths that occurred in Adair County in the month of January followed by Allen County, Anderson County, etc. - all in January. Next would be Adair County, Allen County, Anderson County, etc., deaths that occurred in February. Thus, Deaths Certificates with the highest numbers will always be those deaths that occurred in Woodford County in the month of December. If this doesn’t help you find the death certificate you want, remember to check the very end of the roll for that year. Here you will find Delayed Death Certificates arranged in Alphabetical order by County name.
Once the Office of Vital Records in Frankfort collected all the States Death certificates (again, Alphabetically by County and Chronologically by Month), only then did they assign Certificate numbers 00001 XXXXX.
* Federal Census Records: What they can tell about our Nation and our ancestors., Saturday, December 14, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon. Learn what value these records have for placing your ancestors in historical context. Computer Learning Center, 2nd Floor
* Genealogy Resources in Print and Microfilm Format Saturday, January 18, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon. Meet in the Computer Learning Center, 2nd Floor, Main Library, 301 York Street, Louisville, Kentucky.
* Introduction to African-American Genealogy, Saturday, February 22, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon. Computer Learning Center, 2nd Floor
(All workshops are FREE and held at the Main Library, 301 York Street, Louisville, Kentucky. The Draper Manuscripts
No registration is required. Also, visit our website at http://www.lfpl.org/genealogy.html
Begun in 1874 with an amendment to an appropriations bill, the War of the Rebellion has evolved into a massive 156-volume set comprising official correspondence, battle reports, military records, supplements and addendums for both the Union and Confederate armies. Extensive research was conducted on each entry to verify reliability and accuracy. Consider that even if your Civil War ancestor wasn't an officer / author of a report, he may have had an important role in which he was mentioned! and begin your search. Your search can be either simple”; “Boolean” (using and/or/not operators) or by “proximity” (ex. “Louisville, followed by, within 5 words, artillery”). Click on the search result of your choice then click on Page #.
There are two ways to search the collection – a) book or b) internet.
Book: [call # KHR 973.7 W195]
First, refer to the General Index – this is an abridge consolidation of the individual indexes found in the back of each volume. For example, the General Index reference for Hoffman, Wickham, II, 6, refers the researcher to volume 6 of Series II. The index in this volume refers the researcher to page 397.
Internet: Go to the Making of America website hosted by Cornell University: http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/browse.monographs/waro.html
Note: The Internet search option will result in a digitized image and may be considered more convenient for researchers; however, it is limited to searching only the first 70 volumes of the collection – comprising series I-IV.
The Louisville Free Public Libary is pleased to announce the addition of Ancestry.com to the list of Biography and Genealogy Research Tools! The library edition of Ancestry has Federal Census files up to 1930, Kentucky vital records 1852 - 1953; Immigration and Naturalization records; the complete 220+ volume collection of the American Genealogy and Biographical Index and much, much more.
While it's true that HeritageQuest has its advantages and can be accessed at home with your library card, Ancestry.com Library Edition, with nearly 5,000 data files, can be accessed only at a branch of the Library. If you have any question regarding this resource, please contact the library at 502-574-1611.
Lyman Copeland Draper (1815- ca. 1890) was fascinated by tales of the American Revolution told to him by his grandfather and the War of 1812 told to him by his father. After attending College in Granville, Ohio (1834-1836), he began collecting and archiving the everyday recollections and personal accounts of people all over the Midwest. His plan was to publish a book on (American) western history and biography that he would title “Sketches of the Lives of the Pioneers”. As with many genealogists, this project took on a life of its own and sadly he was unable to complete this task in the way he envisioned it. After his death, the Wisconsin State Historical Society received his collection and began the task of organizing and preserving them.
The Louisville Free Public Library collection of the Draper Manuscripts comprise a collection of fifty-six reels of microfilm covering the history and personalities unique to Kentucky and her surrounding states dating from 1750 to 1812. They include:
Series A: The George M. Bedinger Papers
Series B: Drapers Life of Boone
Series C: Daniel Boone Papers
Series J: George Rogers Clark Papers
Series K: George Rogers Clark Miscellaniesbr>
Series L: Jonathan Clark Papers (older brother of George Rogers Clark)
Series M: William Clark Papers (co-leader of the Corps of Discovery)
Series O: Daniel and Benjamin Drake Papers
Series W: Josiah Harmar Papers
Series Y: Thomas Spottswood Hinde Papers
Series BB: Simon Kenton Papers
Series CC: Kentucky Papers
Series MM: Robert Patterson Papers and
Series NN: Pittsburgh and North-West Virginia.
How to search the collection:
A detailed Series Description and index to the Draper Manuscripts can be found in the Guide to the Draper Manuscripts (KHR 016.97802 D791H). For example, a listing in the index for “Alder, James, 53 J” refers the researcher to the volume 53 of the George Rogers Clark Papers “J”. The researcher will then be required to browse that volume for the reference to James Alder. The Draper Manuscript microfilms are located on the second floor of the Main Library.
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: http://www.lfpl.org. 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.
In researching the Enumeration District (ED) maps, especially 1930 Federal Census ED maps, you will occasionally locate an ancestor residing right on a boundary line. Which Enumeration District do you search?
If the house number of your ancestor is EVEN, then the house will be located on the South or West side of the boundary line. If the house number of your ancestor is ODD, the house will be located on the North or East side of the boundary line. In either case, this will tell you which ED to search. When browsing the ED of your ancestor, pay close attention to the street name often written in the margin of the schedule. This will help you browse for efficiently.
Lastly, the home address for your ancestors can be easily found in most City Directories found in your public library. In addition to Louisville, the Louisville Free Public Library has the 1930 City Directory for the cities of Ashland, Bowling Green, Covington, Frankfort, Hopkinsville, Maysville, Middlesboro, Owensboro and Paducah.
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Kentucky Historical Society. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will shift to its
winter operating schedule, beginning Dec. 15. From Dec. 15 to March 7, the KHS history campus – Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal – will be open to groups of 10 or more with an advance registration. The sites are closed to walk-in visitors during winter operations, except on Jan. 11 and Feb.8.
Groups can call 502-564-1792, ext. 4424 for advance reservations (seven days in advance is preferred).
Focusing on group visits during the winter – when walk-in traffic is typically lower – allows KHS staff to concentrate its efforts on processing the society’s 500,000 museum and special collections.
All other KHS services will be available throughout the winter season, including:
Second Saturday genealogy workshops, in partnership with the Kentucky Genealogical Society, on Jan. 11 and Feb. 8. The entire KHS history campus will be open to walk-in visitors these days.
Outreach programming including the KHS HistoryMobile, Kentucky Junior Historical Society/National History Day program, oral history technical services, KHS Museums-to-Go exhibits, historical markers and work with local history organizations.
Reference services through the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library by email (KHSrefdesk@ky.gov) and telephone (502-564-1792, ext. 4460).
Facility rentals (history.ky.gov/rental-facilities/).
The KHS history campus will resume its regular public operating schedule on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Those 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 www.history.ky.gov.
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Family History Workshop
February 8, 2014
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Frankfort
Saturday, March 8, 2014: SPECIAL EVENT — TIME CHANGE
RootsTech Family History Fair
The Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Genealogical Society cordially invite you to the first ever, RootsTech Family History Fair! Join KHS and KGS for a day-long family history event, sponsored by the RootsTech Conference! In February 2014, the annual RootsTech Conference takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah – the largest national genealogy conference in the country. This year, several sessions were selected for recording to be shared exclusively at Family History Fairs around the world. The Kentucky Historical Society has been selected as one of the participating venues!
What this means: On March 8th, our regularly scheduled Second Saturday will take on a slightly different shape. Our sessions will begin earlier (10:00AM) and end later in the day (3:45PM). During that time, we will be providing ten sessions (a keynote the first hour then three concurrent sessions in each of the other three time slots), giving you the option to choose which session you want to attend! Just like a real conference! This event is FREE, but registration is REQUIRED! Lunch will be handled in the same way – you must pre-order a lunch before noon on Friday, March 7th.
Schedule for the day (You can stay as long or as little as you like. You can choose the number of sessions to attend and pick the subjects you want to see!):
9:00AM - 10:00AM: Doors to KHS open + registration (Yes, the library will be open as well for early research)
10:00AM – 11:00AM:
Keynote: Judy Russell (The Legal Genealogist) and Dr. Spencer Wells (National Geographic Genographic Project Director) [Brown Forman Conference Hall]
11:00AM – 11:15AM: Break
11:15AM – 12:15PM:
Information Overload: Managing Online Searches and Their Results by D. Joshua Taylor [Brown Forman Conference Hall]
Begging for Spit: DNA Testing and Your Family by Blaine Bettinger [Klotter Classroom]
Basic Online Resources for the Beginning Genealogist by Lisa Alzo [Keeneland Gallery]
12:15PM – 1:30PM: Lunch (pre-ordered box lunch, or locally on your own)
1:30PM – 2:30PM:
Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.com by Crista Cowan [Brown Forman Conference Hall]
Advanced Techniques for Use of Autosomal DNA Tests to Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls by Tim Janzen [Klotter Classroom]
How to Scan an Elephant: Digitizing Your Family History from Artifact to Zombie by Denise Levenick [Keeneland Gallery]
2:30PM – 2:45PM: Break
2:45PM – 3:45PM:
A Beginners Guide to Going Paperless by Randy Whited [Brown Forman Conference Hall]
How to Use YouTube for Family History: Setting Up Your Own YouTube Channel by Lisa Louise Cooke [Klotter Classroom]
Effective Database Search Tactics by Kory Meyerink [Keeneland Gallery]
Sessions will be held in the Brown Forman Conference Hall, the Klotter Classroom, and the Keeneland Gallery.
The sessions shown in each room will be fully recorded versions, taped at the 2014 RootsTech Conference! These sessions were delivered by nationally recognized leaders in the genealogy field. Stay tuned for a description of each session and speaker bios.
Registration for each free Second Saturday workshop is required by Noon on the Friday before the workshop. A light box lunch is available for $7 payable at the door when requested at time of registration. Phone 502-564-1792, ext. 4460, or email Refdesk@ky.gov Registration for these free workshops is strongly encouraged. However, walk-ins are welcome.
KGS Tech Talk: Join us April 12 for the next Tech Talk. Topic to be announced.
Let's Talk Genea-Tech
Are you having trouble with a function in your genealogy software? Do you have a favorite tech tip that could benefit your fellow researchers? Do you have questions about a genealogy website? Do you have ideas for future Tech Talk topics? The floor will be open for any genealogy-related technology questions and discussions. Bring your questions. Bring your tips. Bring your ideas.
We want to give you the presentations you want to hear, but we need your input in order to accomplish that. If there are topics you'd like us to cover during 2014 and you can't be at the January session, please email your suggestions.KentuckyGenealogicalSociety@gmail.com with subject "Tech Talk Topics". Cloud Storage and Online Backup Services
Session 1: Virginia Research 101
This session examines the basics of Virginia research with an overview of the vital statistics, government, and manuscript records that are available to researchers online, in print, on microfilm and in textual format.
Session 2: The Law of the Land: Inheritance in Early Virginia
Understanding colonial law, basically modified British common law, and the changes brought by the Revolution may help resolve ancestral issues. Primogeniture and entailment are explained.
About the Speaker: Victor S. Dunn, CG, has been a Board Certified Genealogist since 1999. He is the coordinator and instructor of the Virginia Research Track at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. He has a B.S. and an M.S. from Virginia Tech. In addition to numerous national speaking engagements, Victor has had many articles published, including several in the NGS Quarterly. He resides in Ashburn, Virginia with his wife and daughters.
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. http://www.kentuckyunbridledspirit.com
Visit http://www.GoodSearch.com, 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
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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 http://www.kentuckydar.org/johnfoxjrlibrary/index.htm here. * * * * * *
African American Cemetery Research Project.....a message from Daniel Buxton.
My Name is Daniel Buxton and I am the chairman of The Bullitt County Genealogical Society Cemetery Committee. The goal of the committee is to document every cemetery in Bullitt County. This documentation includes reading, mapping, photographing, and taking GPS readings of each cemetery. As part of this project the committee is attempting to document (or re-document) all of the African American Cemeteries in Bullitt County. At this time we have personally visited and documented 10 African American Cemeteries. They are as follows:
Weathers Cemetery- We are looking for any information on the history of the cemetery. I have been told that there were 18 African Americans buried there or in the area of the cemetery because they were not allowed to be buried in Nelson County. Any information on this story would be greatly appreciated.
Hall African American Cemetery
Cedar Grove African American Cemetery
Hardy/Cruise African American Cemetery
Roberts Family/Curd Cemetery
Simmons African American Cemetery
Lebanon Junction African American Cemetery
Magruder Slave Cemetery
Kelley Family Cemetery- This is the cemetery of Grandison Kelley, an African American Civil War Vet. There are 4 tombstones and 4 field stones. This cemetery was read by Dolores Calvert in 1977.
Unnamed African American Cemetery- Located behind the Immanuel Baptist Church. There is an African American Civil War Vet in this cemetery as well George C. Lee.
Mystery Cemetery- Located in Bernheim Forest. At this time it is uncertain who is buried there. Could this be an African American Cemetery?
We have information on the following cemeteries but have not located them yet.
Samuels Slave Cemetery- Located on Brooks Hill near the Samuels Cemetery I need more information on this.
Mooney Slave Cemetery- Located near 245 and I65 We need more information on this.
Unnamed Slave Cemetery- Located on the current property of Karen Smith at 243 Kool Springs Drive. Karen's home was built during the Civil War and the story is that in her yard next to the drive way are the graves of three children. One story was that they were African Americans and the other white. Does any one have any information on this?
David Hester Property- There is said to have been a slave cemetery on this property.
James Hamilton Property- There is said to have been a African American cemetery on this property.
Geneva Jackson Property- There is said to have been a African American cemetery on this property.
Unnamed Slave Cemetery- Located on Mooney Lane (Possible African American Cemetery)
Any information that you can give on any of the above cemeteries or any not mentioned above would be greatly appreciated. Contact information is as follows:
Daniel Buxton* * * * * *
148 Coral Bay Court Apt.2
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
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 WeRelate.org, a new social networking website for genealogy. WeRelate.org 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. WeRelate.org is now the largest English language genealogical wiki in the world. In the past few weeks, WeRelate.org has uploaded over 73,000 ancestor wiki pages. WeRelate.org 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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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. http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/ Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 9 November 2005, Vol. 8, No. 45.