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Volume 15, Issue 08 (August 2004)

Gregory Stanton Claypool, Editor

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


Meetings & Workshops:

August 10th - Kathy Cummins will be our speaker. She is a member of the Painted Stone Settlers and will be telling us all about their re-enactment of the Long Run Massacre which her group does every September in Shelbyville. We are hoping she will be able to bring some of her cohorts along with her.

August 24th - "Learning About our Cemeteries by Grave Dowsing" by Marguerite A. Miller. Marguerite is a member of LGS, and she has helped coroners and architects to locate a graveyard on property. She will teach us how to find graves in a cemetery without grave stones to mark the place of burial. With the demonstration of her technique, we can find the grave spot and tell the sex and height of person buried there. Most of us have family buried in family cemeteries in unmarked graves. It will be helpful to know how many were buried on the farm long ago.

Reminder: Seminar Committee meetings will be held at 12:30 p.m., one half hour before the regular LGS meeting held on the 2nd Tuesday. General Board meetings will be held at 12:00 Noon, one hour before the regular LGS workshops held on the 4th Tuesday.

New Mailing Coordinator Needed
Richard "Dick" Bealmear, who has served as LGS mailing coordinator for the past two years, has notified the organization that he will no longer be able to continue in that capacity effective 01 November 2004. Anyone interested in taking over this job should contact Richard as soon as possible. The new mailing coordinator will need to meet with him once or twice in order to learn the procedures required for printing labels and preparing the newsletters for mailing. You may contact him at either of the following: or 267-6481.

Treasurer's Report
June 30, 2004
Bank Balance $5,777.74
CD Balances $5,852.48
Total $11,630.22
Membership Total: 308

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

L A S T - C A L L

Family History Contest for 2004
Don't forget this Contest. Don't wait for the last minute. Submit your entry now. Here are the rules and types of submission suggestions. Choose one to your liking.
1. Submit a biography of one ancestor, cite sources, 3 pages maximum.
2. Submit a genealogy of one family line - 3 or 4 generations, cite sources, 4 pages maximum.
3. Submit an anecdote relating a family story -- an unusual incident or special happening in the life of one ancestor, 3 pages maximum.

All submissions due by September 1, 2004 to Lines ~and~ By! .... Lines Editor. Winner will receive $20.00 gift certificate to local bookstore, and all entries will be published in the quarterly.

LDS Family History Library News
As you may already know, the LDS Library subscribes to various internet genealogy resources, such as In the past, a small hourly fee was charged for the use of these. Now, there is great news: Society members can now use these online tools for free.

Family History Seminar 2004
Before you know it, September will be here in a flash. The Seminar announcement is made part of the May newsletter and can be used to register for Seminar events. You can use this form or make copies of it, so you can pass it on to your friends and family. It is important to register NOW so that you can reserve your spot for the various lectures by Thomas W. Jones.

More Vendors and Contributors

Michiana History Publications, John Palmer, P.O. Box 1537, South Bend, Indiana We have out-of-print and hard-to-find books on Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and selected other states. We also reprint historical maps.

Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, Pat Goody/David Carroll, P.O. Box 39128, Indianapolis, Indiana

Received for the Silent Auction
(You have to be there to bid on these!)
Willow Bend Books: 20% discount on any one-time purchase.
Light Impressions: Scrapbook kit, including scrapbook, slipcase, album pages, sheet protectors and photo corners.

LGS will accept contributions for the silent auction and give-away table; i.e., old genealogy books, magazines, whatever. Bring it in!!

What's New on the Internet
GenWeekly ... A Genealogy E-publication
Because there are so many people who wonder about their heritage, family history/genealogy has become one of the most popular hobbies in the world. Due to the tremendous amount of interest in family history, government, religious, private and not-for-profit organizations have spent a vast amount of resources to make a vast amount of information available to the public at large. The sheer volume of information available has scared off many who would otherwise be interested in learning more about their heritage.

That is why we are pleased to announce the creation of GenWeekly, located on the web at

GenWeekly serves as a bridge between those who want to know more about their heritage and the mountain of information that seems to stand in their way. GenWeekly provides a voice for today's freshest minds in genealogy to share information that will help those of all ages and levels of experience find and organize their family's history.

Edited by Kristin Brandt, former editor of Everton's Newsline, GenWeekly is a weekly e-publication sent via e-mail loaded with articles to help individuals of all ages and levels of genealogy experience the joy of finding their roots. Alongside the articles, you will receive several news items and event announcements from around the genealogical community.

There are several affordably priced subscription plans ranging from $3.95 to $20.95. To learn more about GenWeekly services and subscription plans, please visit and click on "Subscription Information".

Steve Johns, Publisher

In Remembrance
Sympathies are extended to the families of two LGS members who recently passed.
June 25th - Lillian C. Larue, age 83.
July 27th - Charles H. Wabnitz, age 88.

On the Road Again

Well, Ruth Bender is at it again. This time a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, leaving on Sunday, September 19th, and returning on Sunday, September 26th. A whole week of genealogy research. Participants will stay at the Carlton Hotel, which includes a full breakfast in the mornings each day and transportation to and from the airport and LDS History Library. Please call or e-mail Ruth - for details about hotel costs and airline fares.

Thank You

A big thanks to Lynne Hollingsworth, manuscript archivist for the Kentucky Historical Society. Her talk on Document Preservation was wonderful and full of valuable information. If you missed getting some of the handout pamphlets, contact Gaylord Brothers at for copies.

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society

SIGS will be having a Genealogy Fair and Book Sale on October 23rd in Corydon, Indiana. For details as to time and exact location, contact SIGS on the internet at or Southern Indiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 665, New Albany, Indiana 47151-0665.

Louisville Free Public Library

LFPL has the U.S. Census on line free of charge for those with a library card. It is an invaluable resource for researchers.

Free Pennsylvania Genealogy Databases

Has biographies, military records and passenger lists with guides to on-line census, maps, etc.

U.S. Civil War Records On Line

Website with links to the Civil War rosters, documents and records available on this site. Click on "Civil War Records".

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To view a copy of the Louisville Genealogical Society July Newsletter, click here.