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Volume 18, Issue 4 (April 2007)

Gregory Stanton Claypool, Editor

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


Meetings & Workshops:

April 10th - "Irish in the Revolutionary War", presented by Doris Batliner. Doris, a former librarian for the Courier Journal & Times, was born and raised in Portland. She attended St. Patrick School, Presentation Academy and Nazareth College (now Spaulding). Along with her sister, Joan, and her cousin, Rose, Doris is working on her third book, Silent Witness, the history of the cemeteries of Portland, due in 2008.

The Irish played an enormous part in the American Revolution, but their contribution has been largely ignored for many reasons. Doris will talk about their contribution both in America and in Ireland during this war. They contributed to their own anonymity by the way they changed their names to anglicize them. Perusing Revolutionary rosters indicates that it was impossible to recognize an Irish name from an English one, so many were overlooked. The research she used for this talk was prepared by an Irish historian in New York City and has been well documented. Statistics and actual count indicate that one-third of Washington's army was either Irish or of Irish descent. Much was done in Ireland at this time to support the rebels, too. We're certain that our group will enjoy the talk.

April 24rd - James R. Bentley regarding "Joining Patriotic Organizations" and the proofs you need for such organizations like the DAR and SAR. Mr. Bentley comes to us with a wealth of information for those of you who desire to get affiliated. So sharpen your pencils and get ready to make notes.

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

Krull, Mary L., 57082 Tim Ave., Three Rivers, MI 49093-9003

Hackel, Donald L. & Campbell, Chris, 623 East Ormsby, Louisville, KY 40203

Bullitt County Genealogical Society meets at Ridgeway Memorial Library in Shepherdsville. July workshop has a snappy title of “Hatched, Matched, Dispatched” - by Betty Darnell.

Your ancestor's life can be summarized in three words - Hatched, Matched, and Dispatched. In this program we will deal with "Matched" (marriage records) and "Dispatched" (probate records).

Online with Ivan

At the March meeting, I gave you the web address for the International Internet Genealogical Society. They have changed the site link. Please use this address: To access the online chat section, scroll down to find the title IRC (Internet Relay Chat). When you click on that link, it takes you to a page about IRC. There you will find a link to use to download the IRC software-it is free. You will also find a link below that titled “Schedule of Regular and Theme Meetings.” Click on that link to find meetings that will help you address topics of your research. Themed meetings typically will produce more useful results than a general meeting. Schedules of the meetings are included there. I encourage you to explore the other topics on the first page.

Do you spend hours searching for a web site on a particular topic, combing through gazillions of links? The web site will teach you how to work smarter, not harder. On the first page, look down the left side in the Departments and Info section and find the “Web Searching Tips” link. Look carefully at the examples they give, paying particular attention to the absence or presence of spaces in the examples. This will make a big difference in narrowing your results.

Revisit your favorite genealogy web sites regularly. The web is a dynamic tool, changing daily. Just because you have been to a site one time doesn't mean you have all of the information that may prove useful from that site. Meanwhile, happy online genealogy! May your brick walls become open doors!

LGS Research Trip to Fort Wayne, Indiana from June 3-9, 2007 to travel by car. Several people have signed up for this event. Hotel rooms have been reserved at the Baymont Inn, in Ft. Wayne. The Allen County Library is now at its new location. For information contact Larry Selby, lselby1@

LGS Extends Sympathy to the Families of--

Doris Mae Bender Knipp, died 04 Jan. 2007, age 85 years, in Louisville. She was the sister of our member Ruth Bender.

Wanda R. Goodbub , died 21 Feb. 2007, age 78, in Louisville, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Goodbub who (d) 1999.

Marcia Bryan Horton , died 13 March,2007, age 90 years, in Louisville, Ky. She was a member of LGS for many years.

Happy Announcements:

Be sure to turn on your TV sets to view “Louisville Life” Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. on KET2. It will have re-airings at 12:30 a.m. on KET1 and noon on Sundays again on KET2. The week after it first airs on KET2, it should also be available in podcast form on our website. But you ask WHY….well our own Deborah Campisano has been interviewed for this program. For more programming information, so go to:

June 22 to 24, 2007 - 2007 Palatines to America National Conference and Annual Meeting at WVU Evansdale Conference Center, Morgantown, WV. "Echoes from the Past".
Featured Speaker is Professor Roger P. Minert, Ph.D., A.G., with material on various aspects of life for our German-speaking ancestors and German family research.

Also hands-on Internet Genealogy Classes in the Computer Lab, migrations patterns, early German settlements, the craft of Scherenschnitte (German papercutting) and more.

An information brochure and mail-in registration is available online at Phone: 614.267.4700. E-mail:

SWCW Announces Details of the 9th Conference on Women and the Civil War

The 9th Conference on Women and the Civil War will take place at the Inn at Chester Springs the July 27-29, 2007. In addition to offering an exciting lineup of speakers, fascinating talks, and a return of the "Midnight Madness" speed shopping event from 2006, the conference will also feature a field trip to a 19th century spa and resort site that was used as Soldiers' Orphans Home after the Civil War. The Society is please that they have been able to hold prices to the conference to the same levels as in past years, with full conference (including workshops, lectures, meals and the field trip) priced as low as $195 for Society members who register by May 1st.

Mark Your Calendar and Plan to Come. Conference attendees are encouraged to stay in affordable luxury at the Inn at Chester Springs. Our conference rate of $99 is valid for two days before and just after the conference to accommodate registrants who decided to vacation in the area.

The hotel features indoor and outdoor pools, newly renovated lobby, conference area and rooms, an award winning restaurant, and a convenient setting just 35 miles from center-city Philadelphia. The guestrooms have data ports on all telephones, wireless Internet access and well-illuminated work spaces.

Make Your Reservations Today!
Phone: 610-363-1100; 888-253-6119
Call soon - and certainly by 6/27 - to ensure you get into our block of rooms.
Location: Inn at Chester Springs
815 N. Pottstown Pike
Exton, PA 19341
By Car - The Inn at Chester Springs is located at the intersection of Routes 100 and 113, just off the Downingtown Exit 312 (old Exit 23) of the PA Turnpike. See for map and more detailed directions.

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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