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Volume 17, Issue 8 (August 2006)

Gregory Stanton Claypool, Editor

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


Meetings & Workshops:

August 8th - Nancy Stearns Theiss, Executive Director, Oldham County Historical Society will be our guest speaker. She will be discussing the records availability in the archives of the Oldham County Historical Society. The Society became an organization to preserve and protect the artifacts which had been acquired and to find a place to display these objects for the benefit of future generations. The Society discovers and collects various artifacts of Oldham County life, maps, birth records, census records, insurance records, death certificates, news articles, city and county records, letters, diaries, and photographs. An active organization since the early 1970's has resulted in a very dynamic historical archive and a source of published materials by the society. I wish I had the space in the newsletter to outline the super impressive resume of Nancy's lifetime of work in an unbelievable number of organizations. We are very lucky to be a host for her program. Oldham County Historical Society is a wonderful repository of information and so close for easy access.

August 22nd - Deborah Campisano will be offering up this workshop. "A Bounty of Browns? A Ton of Thompsons? Tips for Researching the Common Surname".

Is research on your ancestor William Jones stymied because five men of the same name lived in the same county in the same time period? Learn some tips on determining which John Brown, George Green, or Tom Smith is your ancestor. Members are encouraged to share their tips from their research experience with those attending. The discussion facilitator will be Deborah, and your experiences are encouraged to be shared.

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.

Cemetery Preservation Conference:

Saturday, September 16, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Join genealogists, preservationists, archeologists and government officials in a public discussion of the increasing problem of safeguarding the cemeteries and burial grounds of the Commonwealth. This is presented by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Genealogical Society. Fee is $10.00 which includes a box lunch and handouts. Reservations required. To make reservations at the Kentucky Historical Society, call 502-564-1792 ext. 4435 for Tom Stephens.

Vendors - 2006 LGS Seminar

Kentucky Explorer Magazine,
P.O. Box 227
Jackson, KY 41339
Stop by and pick up a free sample issue of Kentucky's largest magazine devoted to history and genealogy and take a minute to fill out a free query for our genealogy help line. We have readers in every Kentucky county and U.S. state, close to 150,000 Kentuckians near and far. Subscriptions, back issue CDs and indexes are also available.

Mountain Press
James L. Douthat
P.O. Box 400
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
Mountain Press was incorporated in 1983 by James L. Douthat and others for the purpose of presenting primary research material for the historian and genealogist. An inventory of almost 2000 volumes is available for the southeastern sector of the nation, from Pennsylvania to Texas, with the heaviest concentration in the areas of Virginia and Tennessee.

Betty Darnell/Bullitt County Genealogical Society
171 Anna Lee Drive
Taylorsville, KY 40071
Betty Darnell has compiled abstracts of records for Kentucky counties of Bullitt, Jefferson and Spencer. List of books, as well as Bullitt County Genealogical Society (P.O. Box 960, Shepherdsville, KY 40165) is at the Bullitt County Library site, click on Genealogy.

Photo Reproduction and Restoration
Jim Miller
611 Perryville Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
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.

Evansville Bindery, Inc.
Gary Beshears
221 East Columbia Street
Evansville, IN 47711
888-214-7261, 812-423-2222
Established in 1980. Let us print your next genealogy book or county history. Complete offset printing, book binding and repairs.

Rita Mackin Fox
P.O. Box 62
Paint Lick, KY 40461
Rita Mackin Fox, Louisville native and author, writing book about Louisville's German-speaking immigrants in 1800s and early 1900s. Scanning vintage photos and documents at book fair - their businesses, churches/synagogues, schools, organizations, neighborhoods, notables, and more. Family/individual photos welcome, with immigration/settlement stories. Rita will also be selling her Garrard County books and magazines.

Days of Yore Genealogy
Barbara Wright
150 Busy Baker Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718
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.

Ancestral Trails Historical Society was formed in 1976 to gather, process, and preserve genealogical and historical information relative to the counties of Breckinridge, Bullitt, Edmonson, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, Jefferson, LaRue, Meade, and Nelson in Kentucky, and Harrison County in Indiana. The society meets at 7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. P.O.Box 573, Vine Grove, KY 40175;

Green County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 273
Greensburg, KY 42743
The society publishes Green county Journal, as well as several books of abstracts of Green County records.

Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe
P.O. Box 39128
Indianapolis, IN 46239
In addition to a large selection of books for research of Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, and other kin, we have an array of charts, forms and other goods, including our hugely popular mini-binders. Check out the large selection of used books. We take VISA, Master-Card, Discover and American Express, as well as your personal check and cash.

McDowell Publishing Company
11129 Pleasant Ridge Road
Utica, KY 42376
Have your Family History printed at a price you can afford! Hardbound or softbound. Use photos. We also print other books of genealogical and historical interest, such as cemetery and census records. Free estimates. Economical, quality service with satisfaction guaranteed.


Louisville Family History Center
1000 Hurstbourne Parkway
Louisville, KY
The center is a branch of the library in Salt Lake City. Microfilms and microfiche can be ordered for a rental fee and postage and viewed at the center. The center also offers free access to's services.

Louisville Free Public Library
301 York Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Library staff will be available to discuss how the library can meet genealogists' needs. The display will include handouts detailing the library's genealogy collection.

Don't Forget!!!!

Family History Seminar & Book Fair

August 26, 2006


LGS Family History Seminar and Book Fair is in desperate need of donation materials for either the silent auction or the give-away free table. Last year, we had lots and lots of great items donated. So, dig into your files, closets or your garage, find those genealogy items and extras you no longer need or want. LGS will be most appreciative for the donated items, and it might be your donation that gets someone new interested in their family history and line. All donations can be brought to the regular LGS meetings or the Family History Seminar.

Donations don't necessarily have to be genealogically oriented. Corporate donations, gift certificates, specialty items like your offer to make dinner, wash someone's car are great ideas. Items will be listed with their values. You can bid on these and take your chances to win or, better yet, pay the listed value and it is yours immediately ... no suspense in waiting for the auction to end.

"Found, But Not Lost"
I have a family portrait of what I think is of the Robert H. Hoskins family. It was in the possession of Bob Hoskins of Florida who is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. It appears to be turn-of-the-century vintage. Will send to any family member who wants it. John Feazell, 5263 Saddlebags Road, Lake Park, Georgia 31636, 229-559-7476.

Penny Postcard to the Small-Grain Distilling Co., Louisville, Kentucky, roughly from 1910, offering four quarts of "Four Roses". Rather dated for redemption in 2006; but, if you have an interest in the family who operated this company, card can be yours for your personal archives. Contact Greg Claypool, editor.
Thanks to Gary Gerlach, Birmingham, Alabama, for offering this.

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