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Volume 19, Issue 02 (February 2008)

Gregory Stanton Claypool, Editor

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


Meetings & Workshops:

FEBRUARY 8th -- Monie Matthews

Civil War Site - Ft. Duffield, West Point, KY
Monie Matthews has been working with the Fort Duffield Heritage Committee since 1993 in various capacities. He has helped in preservation, implementation, maintenance, and research during this tenure. He has completed three works about the site and is in the process of writing two more. Mr. Matthews has a Masters in Education and has taught in Jefferson County for 12 years in Elementary positions.

The presentation will be an overview of the physical layout of the site. Mr. Matthews will explain the necessity of the site early in the war. He will also describe camp life and conditions they endured that fall and winter of 1861-1862. There will be a mention of some of the men there and their prominence. He will conclude with the tourist interest of the site in recent years.


Family Found: An Adoption Success Story Our guest speaker is going to share what her experience was in uncovering the records that have provided the necessary information in understanding adoptions within her family. The story is fascinating, and you’re going to learn much about the pitfalls she had to overcome to discover the facts. So come to hear the story, well worth the time and loaded with hints on how to do the research that bring light to your research.

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New Member:
Beverley Ballentine, 1209 Navajo Court, Louisville, KY 40207

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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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In recognition of Black History Month, Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane, Inc., and its African American Genealogy Special Interest Group (SIG) will hold an all-day African American Genealogy Seminar on Saturday, February 23rd, at the Louisiana State Archives, in Baton Rouge. For more information on the program as well as Le Comité's African American SIG, contact Program Chairman Cherryl Forbes Montgomery at, Judy Riffel at, or Ann Riffel at 225-355-9906.

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North Carolina family connections? The annual Speaker's Forum for the NC Genealogical Society will be held all day Saturday, April 12, 2008, in Raleigh. For program information and a registration form, go to…..'s%20Forum.pdf

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Membership Renewal

Please take note:
Your LGS dues are due for 2008 if the code after your name on the newsletter mailing label is '07 or 'Q7. Annual dues are $15.00 for an individual and $18.00 for a family. Dues are based on the calendar year. Click here for a Membership Application. Application with payment should be mailed to:
Ross Sherer, Treasurer
P.O. Box 24566
Louisville, KY 40224-0566

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Online with Ivan
BLOG, a derivative of the term Web Log, is an online exchange by participants. Individuals as well as companies may offer blogs.

Blogs have become a part of genealogy and research. Genealogy blogs take many forms. has a blog on which they post articles on specific topics. You can visit their blog at the sites below.

Cyndi’s list has a list of blogs you may want to visit. You can also uncover many potentially useful blogs through a Google search. To find the many blogs available on the web enter these search instructions in Google: blog +genealogy (remember not to space between the + and the term that follows). This yielded a long list of blogs. Here are some you may find useful. (Blog for Everton Publishers) (genealogy roots blog—lots of links to resources) (contains queries and answers responding to queries) (DNA genealogy research)

To the above search instructions I added my family name in Google: blog +genealogy +Baugh. I got many links.

If you want to start a blog, enter this search instruction in Google: "Starting a blog" and you will find many links with getting started instructions.

Happy blogging! Share the benefits you found; I’ll gladly give you credit.


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Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York Street , Louisville, Ky. 40203 502-574-1838 Genealogy workshop being taught at the Louisville Free Public Library. Genealogy Resources Online is and popular course for many family researchers. In addition to exploring the usefulness of HeritageQuest, we also discuss a few overlooked but very helpful databases accessible via our library's webpage. Please share the attached with those in your community. As always, our genealogy workshops are FREE (as is the parking!).

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"Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation," exhibit at the Main Library December 13 - February 14. Ask us about more than 80 free educational programs or go to . Please Take Note: Your LGS dues are due for 2008 if the code after your name on the newsletter mailing label is '07 or 'Q7. Please send in your dues before the holiday rush. Please take note that March 1st is the cut-off for receiving the Newsletter and Quarterly if dues remain unpaid. Thanks, Mailing Chairman.

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LGS Quarterly needs input from you. Share your research, stories, experiences and all things interesting. Deadline is March 1st. Please submit your contributions to Susan Snyder

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As you may know our computer LCD projector we had just acquired from the successful clock raffle went missing from the LGS library. The LGS board has voted to ask for volunteer contributions to replace it. We have already received $643 toward replacement. (The missing projector cost about $800.) If you would like to contribute, please send a check marked Projector Fund to: LGS Treasurer, PO Box 24566, Louisville KY 40224-0566 or give cash to our Treasurer, Ross Sherer. Contributions are tax deductible and a note confirming your cash contribution will be provided.

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Deborah Campisano will be the instructor for Solving Your Family History Mystery: Genealogy 101 (Course #089JPP) at the University of Louisville's Spring 2008 Options on the Shelby Campus. The class is suitable for both beginner and intermediate researchers and includes a field trip to a research repository. Class meets on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. for 5 sessions beginning Feb. 28 - Mar. 27, 2008. Call (502) 852-6456 or visit Click on "Personal Enrichment Options," then click on "This and That."

For those who prefer an evening class, Indiana University Southeast's Continuing Education programs will offer:

Genealogy 101: Solving Your Family History Mystery [180001] Instructor: Deborah Campisano. Learn the research process; how to properly record and organize information; and how to use a variety of library and Internet resources to solve your family history mysteries. A field trip to a local library or archives is planned for an on-site research experience. Thurs. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions starting Feb. 28 - Mar. 20, 2008. Location: Knobview Hall, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN. To register online or contact Linda J. Haskins ( 812-941-2206.

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LGS Meetings and the Weather: As a reminder, LGS meetings are cancelled when Jefferson County Public School sessions are cancelled in their entirety due to weather conditions.

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Death of the Member: Sadly we report that William Henshaw Hall, Jr. passed last October 21, 2007. He was a member of Louisville Genealogical Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Bullitt County Genealogical Society and Oldham County Historical Society. We wish to express our sympathy to the family members.

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The Date Is Fixed: The 2008 LGS Family History Seminar will be held at the facilities of Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road, 40207, on October 11th, 2008. We are looking forward to Michael John Neil as the guest speaker. LGS has struggled laying out the seminar in past years at the U of L. Shelby Campus, but the new location will offer virtually every event, guest speaker, vendors on the same floor. The Seminar will not be in conflict with the community Farmer Market held on Saturdays at Beargrass, since the market ends the last weekend of September. If you are familiar with this site, you will know that parking is a bit tight, but no less or distant than parking at Shelby Campus. Covered and ground level access is available from the Brown’s Lane side of the church. As plans are developed for the seminar, you will be informed in detail about the event. So mark your calendar.

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