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Volume 18, Issue 1 (January 2007)

Gregory Stanton Claypool, Editor

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


LGS Clock Raffle Winner:

The winning ticket was drawn during the LGS Annual Holiday Luncheon this past December 12th. I would like to thank all those who purchased tickets to help support the efforts by LGS to secure the purchase and acquisition of an LCD Projector for future LGS Meeting presentations.

The winner was Mrs. Ann Merchant who lives in Frankfort, Kentucky, and who purchased her ticket while attending the Kentucky Genealogical Society and Kentucky Historical Society Meeting in Frankfort earlier in the year. Greg Claypool, the maker of the clock and his wife, Mary, personally delivered the clock and set it up on the fireplace mantel in the Merchant’s home.

Congratulations to Ann, and ……… Thanks again to all who participated by purchasing tickets.

Meetings & Workshops:

January 9th - Rick Bell, Executive Director U.S. Marine Hospital Foundation, will give a presentation on the history and heritage of the United States Marine Hospital in Louisville. Built in 1852 to treat sick and injured boatmen on the "Western Waters", the Louisville hospital is the sole surviving example of the original seven inland hospitals. The Marine Hospital, a federal facility that was a pioneer in providing prepaid health insurance and hospitalization for workers, is the basis for all subsequent national healthcare programs.

Designed by the first federal architect, Robert Mills, the Marine Hospitals would serve as the model for healthcare facilities for the next two generations. Mills is remembered as the designer of the Washington Monument, the U.S. Treasury and other important Greek Revival masterpieces. The Marine Hospital served mariners, wounded Civil War soldiers and veterans of World War I. The hospital remained active until 1933, when it was replaced by the adjacent Family Health Center.

Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997, the Marine Hospital is currently being renovated as a not-for-profit organization. Plans call for the first floor to serve as an interpretive center that focuses on the contributions made to public health by the grand old building and its relationship to the Ohio River. On the upper two floors, we propose creating the Center for Community Health, Training and Research, to offer programs on public health to the West End.

January 23rd - Ivan Baugh will be discussing and taking questions about The Jefferson County, KY GenWeb page, which has many useful links that you may find helpful. It also includes places where you may contribute information. After looking at this website, rich with information and useful links, we will explore other on-line resources to help all of us in our genealogical pursuits.

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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Vintage New Year's Postcards

Historical Directories -- a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales from 1750 to 1919.

Stones of Faith: Pennsylvania Germans and Their Gravestones

Surname Profiler: The Geography of British Names A website, free to users, that allows family-name enthusiasts to make searches on the geography of the most frequent 25,000 surnames in Britain. These have been classified into regional or cultural groups of origin. Maps show their historic and current distributions in Great Britain and tables their areas of highest density in other parts of the world.

Colorado State Archives: Online Indexes Includes some unique items, such as voter registrations, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Enrollment Index, inheritance tax, and old-age pensions.
See the indexes and search the historical records at

Pennsylvania State Archives Various military records, including Pennsylvania National Guard Veterans' Card File, 1867-1921; World War I Service Medal Application Cards and Mexican Border Campaign Veterans' Card File.

For best results spend some time learning how to use ARIAS (Archives Records Information Access System) to search its 1.5 million records.

HAGGERTY-LAVERTY-COSTELLO-JOYCE families with narratives and pictures of their trek during the early- to mid-19th century from counties Armagh, Donegal, and Mayo in Ireland to Canada and the USA. Also included are the collateral families of: ABBOTT, ABERNATHY, BOYLE, BROWN, CURTIS, DAY, DENNING, DIBLEE, DONOVAN, DOUARIN, DOWER, ELLIOT, FAHEY, FIORANI, GEB, GREY, GURNEY, HASKELL, HANSON, HIBERT, HODGES, KILEY, KELLY, LANGAN, LEE, LYNCH, McGUIRE, McKENNEY, McKINNON, MULLAHY, RUSH, ROURKE, SHARKEY, SMITH, SPENCER, and more.

CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPHS. These small albumen prints mounted on cards 2.5 by 4 inches were popular and made for decades in countries around the world. They were relatively inexpensive, the format was an international standard, and they could be sent through the mail. and

HATS. You may be able to date some old photographs by studying the hats worn. A picture gallery of all kinds of hat styles is online. See "Hats in Art History" and "Hats by Category" (style) for fun and education.

PRESERVING AND PROTECTING PHOTOGRAPHS. Whether you're the caretaker of a treasured family album or a collector who has searched out the classics of photography, it is important to preserve and protect the images you value. American Museum of Photography provides information about what to do and what to avoid.

THE 1718 MIGRATION: The Scots-Irish Journey to the New World:

SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR. Search its National Graves Registration Database

RootsWeb Review:

2 August 2006, Vol. 9, No. 31.

20 September 2006, Vol. 9, No. 38.

27 December 2006, Vol. 9, No. 52.

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Bullitt County Genealogical Society ---- The Society does not meet in January.

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The Kentucky Genealogical Society and The Kentucky Historical Society presents

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Family-History Workshop

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 West Broadway, Frankfort, KY

10:30 am to 11:30 am-KGS Monthly Meeting: “Documenting Family Folklore” . Staff from the Kentucky Historical Society will describe how family folklore, integrated with genealogical data, can create a clearer picture of your ancestors' lives and the times in which they lived. Techniques and resources for gathering and utilizing this information will also be discussed.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm-A light lunch is available for workshop attendees at a cost of $3.00, payable at the door, but registration before noon on Friday, January 12, is required. For more information, or to register, call 502-564-1792 ext. 4460 or email

There is no charge to attend just the workshop presentations.

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm-KHS Program: “Courthouse and Other Local Government Records”. This program, presented by staff from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, will describe the types of resource materials available in local government repositories versus what has been transferred to the State Archives.

Following the workshop, the KHS Library will be open for research until 4:00 p.m.

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Notice About LGS Publications:

The Winter Quarterly for 2006 should be arriving shortly and will the last one for those who have not paid LGS 2007 dues. Anyone that has not paid their 2007 dues by Feb. will be dropped from the mailing lists for all mailed publications. Please pay your 2007 dues promptly to avoid missing out on the NEWSLETTER AND QUARTERLY. If the letters and numbers after your name on the mailing label do not contain a "7", then you have not paid dues for 2007. All Library and Genealogy members with "L7" after their name, may decline receiving the monthly newsletter and receive only the Quarterlies. If so desired, please make your wishes known to the Mailing Chairman at Thanks for your cooperation.

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