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Volume 16, Issue 8 (August 2005)

Gregory Stanton Claypool, Editor

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


Meetings & Workshops:

August 9th - Natalie Andrews, from the Portland Museum will present a program about the Museum, the Portland Wharf Park, and Squire Earick House. This should be very interesting because of the history and importance of Portland to the growth of the surrounding community.

August 23rd - "Locating Church, School & Residence Records in Old Louisville", presented by Deborah Lord Campisano, who will serve as a discussion facilitator for this membership participation workshop. This discussion will cover what records are available and how to access them. If you know where records are located based on your own experience, please share this information with the rest of us.

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.

Donations, Giveaways, Auction Items Needed
Before we know it, the Annual Family History Seminar will be taking place, so now is the time to gather together those genealogy magazines and materials that you are finished with and submit them to LGS. Also, if you have something to donate for the silent auction, please drop it by during a regular meeting. Thanks for your help.

2005 LGS Family History Seminar Vendors & Exhibitors:

Days of Yore Genealogy/Barbara Wright, 150 Busy Baker Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718; 270-465-7125; Green County, Kentucky, Records, including wills, deeds, census and circuit court records. These records include data from other counties taken from Green: Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Metcalfe, Pulaski, and Taylor.

Evansville Bindery Inc., Gary Beshears, 221 E. Columbia St., Evansville, IN 47711; 812-423-2222; We offer printing of family and county histories: design assistance, photo scanning, typesetting, perfect (soft) binding, case (hard) binding, plastic comb and coil binding, and saddle stitching. Small or large quantities available at minimal cost. Presale flyers, no charge. "Let us help you with your next project!"

Indiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10507, Fort Wayne, IN 46852-0507.

Dan Lee, 2609 Nacke Pike, Cecilia, KY 42724, Dan Lee's books tell the story of the struggles and successes of the people in two of our region's river valleys from the Pre-Columbian period to the present day. The first book is From the Cabin to the Cave: A Short History of the Nolin River. The second is The Rolling Fork: River of the Knobs.

Vendors & Exhibitors Continued:
Shelby County Historical Society
, Bill Matthews, P.O. Box 278 - 412 6th Street, Shelbyville, KY 40066;

Photo Reproduction and Restoration, Jim Miller, 611 Perryville Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330; 859-734-2787; Photo restoration is the computer enhancement and repair of your priceless old photos that have been damaged through neglect, damage, or age. For examples of restorations, go to All photos are reproduced on special archival photo paper, using specially formulated archival inks - made to last 200 years without fading.

Fun Stuff for Genealogists, Inc., Bev Petersen, P.O. Box 1167, Mishawaka, IN 46546; 574-210-1157; Mugs, T-shirts, specialty pens, jewelry, bumper stickers, magnifiers, and so much more!

The Bullitt County Genealogical Society/Betty Darnell, 171 Anna Lee Drive, (Society address: P.O. Box 960, Shepherdsville, KY 40165; see our info at the Bullitt County Library site: - click on genealogy). Bullitt County books - history, census, county records, and cemeteries; Betty also has Spencer County census books, and Jefferson County birth records.

Creative Memories/Linda Condit, 618 Terrace Ct., New Albany, IN 47150; 812-944-5831; Creative Memories has been instrumental in the rebirth of the scrapbook photo album industry. With quality photo-safe products, cutting-edge photo preservation information and heartfelt mission, Creative Memories is poised to help a growing population store its photographs and stories safely and creatively. Linda has been a Creative Memories Consultant for over nine years.

Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion, 1101 E. Market St., P.O. Box 606, Jeffersonville, IN 47131-0606; 812-283-3728; Open year-round, with personal, informative guided tours for individuals and groups. Specializing in steamboat history and literature. Reprints available: 1882 History of Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties, Vol. 1, Jefferson County, Kentucky, and 1909 History of Clark County, Indiana, by Capt. Lewis C. Baird.

Trimble County Historical Society, Sue Reid, 5700 Montfort Lane, Crestwood, KY 40014; The society has published thirty Trimble County research books; the newest: Veterans of Trimble County Military Photograph Book, and 1930 Federal Census. Queries that have a Trimble County connection are published in the quarterly. Researchers will help in your research for a reasonable fee.

New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
, Lynn Rueff, 180 West Spring Street, New Albany, IN 47150; 812-949-3527; The display provided by the Library will include an extensive bibliography of the holdings in their collection; pamphlets on the various services offered by the library; maps in the Indiana History Room; library calendars; and library newsletters. NEW: The Library has purchased the complete set of Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Records.

Bullitt County History Museum, P.O. Box 206, Shepherdsville, KY 40165; 502-921-0161; Director: David Strange. The new museum was established by the Bullitt County Genealogical Society to be a repository of historical artifacts, historical information, and genealogical resources related to Bullitt County and surrounding communities; to collect, present, and interpret the history of Bullitt County and its people; to display that history in an interesting, helpful, and educational way, widely accessible to the general public.

New Members:
Burkhead, Raymond & Virginia B.
Bowman, Anne
Sands, Cecile M.

From Betty Darnell:
I will have a display of Bullitt/Spencer/Jefferson County books for sale at the first Kentucky Historical Society/Kentucky Genealogical Society Book Fair on Sunday, August 7th, Noon - 6:00 p.m., at Kentucky History Center. Day Two of the Kentucky Genealogical Society's Annual Seminar will feature the first KHS-KGS Genealogy Book Fair. The event will bring together sellers and buyers of genealogy-related books, software, archival materials and specialty items. Many items will be discounted. The fair also features presentations on photograph preservation by KHS Special Collection Manager Mary Winter and Senior Archivist Doug Boyd. Free to the public.

Bullitt County Genealogical Society:
Bullitt County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, August 18th, at 7:45 p.m., at the Kentucky Room, Super 8 Motel, Shepherdsville. Kenny Blair will be telling us about his exploration of the site of an iron products factory operating at Shepherdsville in the 1820s.

Congratulations LGS on the 20th Anniversary of the Society:
If you happened to have missed the luncheon, you missed a wonderful time that was had by all. Thanks to Ann Rockwell for hosting the luncheon at Big Spring CC. The food was superb. Dr. Tom Owen took us all back in time to a typical community neighborhood that is somewhat hard to experience today. Very enjoyable program; however, I think Al Wagner takes the cake as the Society's resident stand-up comic. Super job, Al, loved the humor. Jane Turner Hamm, the founder of LGS, was presented with an award honoring her vision 20 years ago. Besides Al Wagner, several long-time members were invited to make remarks about LGS but took on more of the elements of a Jane Hamm Roast, all in good fun. Thanks, Larry and everyone else for a great time.

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