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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: 

Notice: Program Change !! "The Battle at Blue Licks"; 8 September 2015, Tuesday; 1:00 P.M.

Due to an unexpected and unavoidable scheduling problem we have to change our program topic and presenter for next week (September 8). Fortunately Eddie Price who was originally scheduled for April, 2016 is available and willing to step in and help us.
The program next week will be "The Battle at Blue Licks" presented by Eddie Price; author of Widder's Landing. Blue Licks is the disastrous Kentucky conflict where at least seventy settlers were killed, including Daniel Boone's son.
Eddie Price has presented this program several times. The last presentation was a few weeks ago when he spoke to the Blue Licks Battle Monument Commission at the Blue Licks State Park to great acclaim. 

"This program is sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities"

Please inform as many others as you can about this program change.

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St. Matthews/Eline Public Library

3940 Grandview Avenue, Second Floor

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  3 September from 10:00 AM - 2:00PM. 

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

“Pirates and River Rats”

The Peter Pan novel and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies have inspired much of the modern day interest in seafaring pirates. In fact, September 19, 2015, is “International Talk Like A Pirate Day.”  The theme of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society’s September 3 program is “Pirates and River Rats.” Allison Fredrickson will present a brief history of early high seas piracy. Tina Price will share the story of her grandfather, a commercial fisherman on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. Pprogram 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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2015 Kentuckiana Family History Conference – Saturday, October 10, 2015

To get more in-depth information on this conference,

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, contact Joyce Ruffra (425-0431) or Anne Rockwell (897-2423).

Germanic Heritage Auxilliary


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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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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