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Volume 17, Issue 12 (December 2006)

Gregory Stanton Claypool, Editor

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


Meetings & Workshops:

December 12th - Christman Luncheon. The speaker is David Phipps. He will be speaking "as an" 18th Century soldier and his life (British viewpoint primarily). He will then follow a couple of "new" Americans from the British ranks as a genealogy source. He will be in costume for his presentation.

David is a former army officer and a current civil service employee at Fort Knox for the past 21 years. Job title is Intelligence Research Specialist. He also teaches Colonial American History at Central Texas College Extension at Fort Knox. His hobby is 18th Century American Military, and he has been a Living History Historian since 1972.


Happy Holidays.

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.


Date: December 16, 2006
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hurstbourne Lane & Linn Station Road
1. A, B, C's of German Research
Understanding of the basic principles and procedures of German
genealogical research. Emphasis is on the essential research steps to
follow and the importance of understanding the historical and cultural
aspects of German Research
2. Understanding German Records and Jurisdictions
Using German reference tools to identify nobility, government and other
record jurisdictions as well as german cultural areas with their records and
3. Solving Difficult German Research Problems
Understanding the process of Pedigree Analysis in order to extend
pedigree lines, including case studies which explain intermediate to
advanced German research principles and procedures.

If you plan to attend, please send a notice to so we wil have a sufficient number of handouts.

Presenter: Larry O. Jensen, AG, BS
Has over 35 years of German research experience. Completed graduate studies in history at Brigham Young University and University of Utah; Part-time Teacher of History, at the Brigham Young University; president of Jensen Publication; Author of A Genealogical Handbook of German Research, volumes I and II, and Maps of the German Empire of 1871; Writer of numerous German genealogical articles for the German Genealogical Digest. Has lectured extensively on German family research, in the United States and Canada.

Bullitt County Genealogical Society Christmas Party, Thursday, December 21, 7:00 p.m., old Shepherdsville City Hall, Frank Simon Avenue. Bring a dessert and a show-and-tell.

Genealogy Workshop at the Louisville Free Public Library

Topic: On-line Genealogy Resources - the LFPL's website provides free access to a variety of powerful genealogy research tools - all from the comfort of home!

Date and Time: Saturday, December 30, at 9:30 a.m.

Place: Main Library on York Street, Computer Learning Center (2nd floor). As always, parking is free on Saturday (as well as Sunday and after 6:00 p.m. weekdays). For more information, call 574-1617. Bring a friend and enjoy the day at the Library!

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As many of you know, the Louisville Free Public Library provides free access to a wide variety of genealogy resources both as the Main Library on York Street, as well as in your home via their website Also, if you live or work in Jefferson County, you can obtain a library card from any branch library. You don't live or work in Jefferson County? Not to worry! For as little as $25.00 non-Jefferson County residents can obtain an LFPL library card provided you live in one of the following surrounding counties: Breckinridge, Bullitt, Carroll, Grayson, Hardin, Henry, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, Washington in Kentucky and Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Scott and Washington Counties in Indiana.

The $25 annual fee may seem a lot of money, but 24/7 access to Heritage Quest and free access to the Sons of the American Revolution collection are just a few of the cost-saving reasons you'll want a Louisville Free Public Library card. Get one today!

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Click here for a Membership Application for 2007. 2007 Family membership $18.00, Individual membership $15.00. Application with payment should be mailed to:
Ross Sherer, Treasurer
P.O. Box 24566
Louisville, KY 40224-0566

Yahoo Group for LGS Members
If anyone wants to join the LGS Yahoo Group, please contact Amelia Debusman.

New Members:

SMITH, Linda Susan, 9003 Haviland Avenue, Louisville, KY 40220
KNOELLER, Letitia, P.O. Box 43004, Middletown, KY 40253
EVANS-DALTON, Myra, 1303 Seneca Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601
DILLON-MATTHEWS, Marye, 2103 Strathmoor Blvd., Louisville, KY 40205

Free On-Line Storage at DropBoks

Would you like a simple method of storing back-up copies of critical data files off-site? This would be a great place to keep a back-up copy of your genealogy database. How about an easy method of swapping files between home and the office? Oh, yes, should this service also be available free of charge? In fact, it shouldn't even have advertising? DropBoks may be your answer. DropBoks is a free service although the site's owners do suggest a $1 donation. Each user receives access to 1 gigabyte of storage space. That's the equivalent of nearly 700 floppy disks. That's a lot of storage. However, no one file can be larger than 50 megabytes (several thousand printed pages).

DropBoks works on Windows, MacIntosh, Linux and probably other operating systems as well. It is an extremely simple application to use. To upload files, log onto DropBoks, click on DropBoks, click on BROWSE, and navigate to the file(s) on your hard drive that you wish to upload. Then click on UPLOAD FILE.

Want to download (retrieve) a file from your on-line storage area? Go to DropBoks, double-click on the file name, and follow the menus to store it on your local hard drive.

Want to remove a file from on-line storage? Drag and drop it onto the trash icon. You can't get much simpler than this for on-line storage solutions.

DropBoks is a simple service; it doesn't support file sharing with others or any other advanced features. Instead, it is a personal tool for your use alone. It becomes your personal file storage area that you can access from anyplace that has internet access. The site owners claim the site is secure, but I have no method of verifying that. I am surprised that this site exists on donations alone. There are no advertisements. The DropBoks sign-up process required about fiteeen seconds. No personal questions were asked, other than my e-mail address which is then used as my user name on DropBoks. I was never asked for my name, address, credit card number or anything else. Try it. What have you got to lose? Posted by Dick Eastman on November 28, 2006 / Permalink

USING ROOTSWEB: Cleaning Out Old Family Trees

A Time for Pruning:

Clean Up Your On-line Trees:

Keeping Track of Your Trees: >

Be sure to check your TV listings on KET for the Thomas Clark series on the 10 most unique places in the State of Kentucky.

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