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To view future Louisville Genealogical Society program and workshop schedules, click the PROGRAM tab above or  click here.

As a service to its members and to others in the genealogy community, the Louisville Genealogical Society also provides information on various programs and genealogy-related resources available at other regional societies and libraries. To view these, simply click on the "LINKS" tab at the top of this page.

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The 2015 LGS Family History Seminar and Book Fair flyer is now ready. "Click here for complete information or, to make your reservations online, click on the "SEMINAR" link at the top. NOW is not too soon for Judy Russell!!

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Next LGS Program: 

“History Underground: The Archealogy of Louisville” Tuesday; 11 Aug 2015 by M. Jay Stottman

Mr. Stottman will introduce his presentation with an overview of archaeology in Louisville from prehistoric Native Americans through European settlement and development of the area. He will highlight some of the more important archaeological sites, plus sites that he has personally worked, to discover and expand the history and people of this area thus illustrating the revelations produced by digging for history.

Well-known historic properties such as Locust Grove, Farmington, and Riverside, the Farnsley-Moreman Landing, will be included. Additionally, Mr. Stottman will discuss family cemeteries and Louisville’s Portland neighborhood and other interesting but perhaps lesser known historic localities.

Michael Jay Stottman is a native of Louisville where he graduated from Male High School. His BA is from the University of Louisville, MA from the University of Kentucky, and he is a PhD candidate at the University of Kentucky.

Jay works as a staff archaeologist at the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, which is jointly administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council and the University of Kentucky. He has been a lecturer at the University of Louisville. He serves on the Metro Louisville Landmarks Commission. Jay’s specialty is historical archaeology focused on the historic period in Kentucky and public archaeology. Additionally he has worked for nearly 20 years at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing with the Building Blocks of History field trip program for schools.

1505 Highland Ave Staff Archaeologist, KY Archaeological Survey

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St. Matthews/Eline Public Library

3940 Grandview Avenue, Second Floor


19 August 2015  "Researching Using Heritage Quest"

Presented by Nancy Roberson

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

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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  6 August from 10:00 AM - 2:00PM. Deborah Lord Campisano will present "Locating the Living".

The leaders are going back over some of the earlier techniques and explanations, as well as providing personal assistance to attendees. 

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

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Southern Indiana Genealogical Society

"Giving Your Past A Future"; 6 August 2015

Artist, author, and educator Ray Day will present “Giving Your Past A Future” at the August 6 program of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. Mr. Day will discuss his research, writing, and publishing  of “These Are The Good Old Days” which traces four generations of the Day family and their contributions to southern Indiana. He will outline techniques for sharing one’s family history with others. 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 in the library’s Indiana Room at 812-949-3527. 

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MD to KY & Beyond website - A Special Bus Tour of the Sights in Historic Nelson County, Kentucky; 26 Sept 2015

For more information check the website

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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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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 "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 or e-mail

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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 - Holdings of Genealogical Interest (also see "LINKS" above)

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 Genealogical Society

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

John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. will be the 2015 KGS Seminar speaker. (Registration Deadline = 22 July 2015 !!)

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. 

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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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