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Volume 18, Issue 8 (August 2007)

Gregory Stanton Claypool, Editor

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


Meetings & Workshops:

August 14th - “Potatoes and Progress on the Beargrass” a slideshow + tape Presented by Lynn Olympia.

20 years ago, while majoring in History and English at the University of Louisville, Lynn Olympia wrote a history of her neighborhood, St. Matthews, Kentucky, for Dr. Tom Owens' class in Kentucky Geography then developed a walking tour of that area. (BA degree, University of Louisville,1979)

Lynn also studied Oral History with Dr. Carl Ryant and received a grant from the Kentucky Oral History Commission to interview 75 members of later generations of the early St. Matthews and Jefferson County settlers. The slide-tape presentation was created for the Kentucky Humanities Council. At the conclusion of the research and oral history interviews, and in cooperation with the audiovisual department at U. of L., the slide show was completed.

Lynn served as president of the Beargrass-St. Matthews Historical Society for five years and started their archives. She has conducted 125 oral history interviews of Trinity High School faculty and alumni for a forthcoming publication. She still conducts oral history interviews. In 2006 Lynn founded the Alexander Hamilton Historical Society, a book discussion group that meets at the Eline-St. Matthews Branch Library the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

August 28th - "Tracing your Ancestor back across the Atlantic Ocean" by Thomas Kevin DeLeuil Carman.

Kevin Carman was President of LGS in 1989 and 1990 and later our Editor for the Quarterly. He was a librarian at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kevin works as a Professional Genealogist and has been doing genealogical research for 32 years. His knowledge should help us find the place in Europe that our Immigrant Ancestor once lived before sailing to America.

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Bullitt County Genealogical Society:
August 15, 2007, 6:30 p.m., Ridgway Public Library, Shepherdsville. Program: "Problems and Discussion."

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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.

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Online with Ivan

Do you own Family Tree Maker 2006? That version works fine on earlier Windows versions. If you have upgraded to Windows Vista, then you need to get the free download that will upgrade your software to Family Tree Maker 16. It is available at When you get to the Family Tree Maker web site, click on the FAQ tab. The first item deals with Family Tree Maker and Windows Vista.

So you haven't bought a new version in a while. Don't rush out and buy FTM now. On their web site they are announcing a new version to be available August 2007. You can continue entering information in your present version. It will transfer to your new version when you purchase it.

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Vendors, 2007 LGS Seminar

Genealogical Materials by Mark Treadway, PO Box 705, Tazewell, TN 37879;; 423-489-4042. Books for more than twenty states, including Kentucky, Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia.

Betty Darnell, 171 Anna Lee Drive, Taylorsville KY 40071;; 502-422-0171. Books: abstracts of records of Kentucky counties of Bullitt, Jefferson, and Spencer. List of books, and info on Bullitt Co. Genealogical Society, at Bullitt Co. Library site,; click on genealogy.

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.

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

Photo Reproduction and Restoration, Jim Miller, 611 Perryville Street Harrodsburg KY 40330;; 859-734-2787. For examples of photo restorations (computer enhancement and repair of photos that have been damaged through neglect or age), go to All photos are reproduced on special archival photo paper, using specially formulated archival inks - made to last 200 years without fading. Photos will be scanned and original returned to you, at the seminar.

Evansville Bindery Inc., Gary Beshears, 221 E. Columbia St., 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.

Michiana History Publications, John Palmer, P.O. Box 1537, South Bend IN 46634;; 574-291-3955. We have out-of-print and hard-to-find books on Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and selected other states. We also reprint historical maps.

Ancestral Trails Historical Society, PO Box 573, Vine Grove KY 40175; Books covering eleven-county area surrounding Hardin and Meade Counties (see book list). The ATHS Research Library is located at 201 W. Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, in the Hardin County History Museum. The society publishes Ancestral News four times a year.


New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring Street, New Albany IN 47150;; 812-949-3527. Display 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.

Do keep in mind that this may be only a partial list of potential vendors and exhibitors. Because the LGS Newsletter is assembled and mailed out at the end of July and with the LGS Family History Seminar in late August we can only report those vendors and exhibitors that have registered as of July. A more complete and updated list will be displayed on the LGS Website, so please refer to that for the latest information.

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LGS Quarterly: Lines and By-Lines

Just a reminder that I am always looking for interesting items for the Lines and By-Lines. You can submit family group sheets, family stories, pedigree charts, extracts of records or photos. A more detailed list can be found on the back page of the quarterly. I would also like to hear your comments or suggestions about the quarterly; what do you like or dislike. If you have any questions give me a call or send me an email. The deadline for the next issue is Sept 1. Susan Snyder - 240-7088,

I have found 3 issues of the Ohio State University 'Makio', which is their yearbook. The years are 1927, 1929 and 1931. If anyone has any ancestors who may have been there during those periods, I would be glad to search the index for you. Susan Snyder, 240-7088 or

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LGS Family History Seminar is getting close. Have you made your reservations for the Guest Speaker talks, the free lectures and ordered your lunch for the day? Well, hurry up and get to it. By the way, we are also looking for donations for the Silent Auction and Free Give-away Table. Pass on those old magazines and books you don't need any more. For the Silent Auction table, virtually anything goes. Be creative, homemade gifts, an hour of your time to do research of your choice, donations you can get from local business and so forth. We need your help. All items can be brought to any of the LGS regular meetings and given to our President or any Board Member. Thank you in advance.

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Volunteer opportunities are available, especially for docents to conduct house tours, at Whitehall Historic Home.
Please contact Merrill Simmons, Executive Director, for details.
Whitehall House & Gardens
"Where History Grows"
3110 Lexington Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40206
(502) 897-2944

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