LGS NEWS

Volume 15, Issue 07 (July 2004)

Gregory Stanton Claypool, Editor

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

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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. Caffein, Tobacco and Alcohol are not permitted on the premises.

Meetings & Workshops:

July 13th - Ann Stokes Moore, daughter of the late Mary Ann Stokes, will be giving a presentation on early American history, "James River Plantations: Birth Place of America". Ann will come as Mary Queen of Scots, mother of James, and give us her perspective of the events surrounding the James River Plantations.

July 27th - "How to Preserve your Family Papers and Photographs". by Lynne Hollingsworth, the Manuscript Archivist of the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Ky. This workshop will be on the handling of fragile materials and the identification and dating of images. This presentation is designed to instruct basic preservations themes and conservation techniques. We will learn the ways to capture family records without damaging the originals. If you have some pictures or documents for Lynne to look over, please bring them.

Reminder: Seminar Committee meetings will be held at 12:30 p.m., before the regular LGS meeting held on the 2nd Tuesday. General Board meetings will be held at 12:00 Noon, one hour before the regular LGS workshops held on the 4th Tuesday.

Bullitt County Genealogical Society:
Meets Thursday, July 15, at 7:45 p.m., at the Kentucky Room, Super 8 Motel, Shepherdsville. Speaker: Sally Newkirk of the Carnegie Foundation, "Researching the Underground Railroad in Kentucky and Indiana".

L A S T - C A L L

Family History Contest for 2004
Don't forget this Contest. Don't wait for the last minute. Submit your entry now. Here are the rules and types of submission suggestions. Choose one to your liking.
1. Submit a biography of one ancestor, cite sources, 3 pages maximum.
2. Submit a genealogy of one family line - 3 or 4 generations, cite sources, 4 pages maximum.
3. Submit an anecdote relating a family story -- an unusual incident or special happening in the life of one ancestor, 3 pages maximum.

All submissions due by September 1, 2004 to Lines ~and~ By! .... Lines Editor. Winner will receive $20.00 gift certificate to local bookstore, and all entries will be published in the quarterly.

All Members of the Louisville Genealogical Society
From: Janet Smith Baughman, President
Subject: New Mailing Coordinator Needes
Richard "Dick" Bealmear
, who has served as LGS mailing coordinator for the past two years, has notified the organization that he will no longer be able to continue in that capacity effective 01 November 2004. Anyone interested in taking over this job should contact Richard (267-6481) as soon as possible. The new mailing coordinator will need to meet with him once or twice in order to learn the procedures required for printing labels and preparing the newsletters for mailing. You may contact him at the following:
rbealmear@aol.com

New Members
LARKIN, Deanne and Michael
CHILDRESS, Captain Mort
FRY, Connie

Treasurer's Report
May 30, 2004
Bank Balance $5,904.97
CD Balances $5,841.89
Total $11,746.86
Membership Total: 305

Sons of the American Revolution
Recently, LGS had the honor of having a presentation by James N. Randall, Executive Director and COO of the SAR. Not withstanding an excellent presentation and a valuable overview of the resources held by the SAR, we were allowed insight into the future vision and growth of the Society, including plans for the construction of a new headquarters and library. Mr. Randall also announced that, beginning immediately, LGS members in Good Standing may use the SAR Library resources for free. All you have to do is to identify yourself as a member of LGS when you visit the SAR Library. On behalf of the members of LGS, I would like to extend our very appreciative thanks to Mr. Randall for this opportunity. Hours: M - F 9 AM - 5 PM
The Editor

Louisville Genealogy Society
LDS Family History Library

The library has received two new book additions that contain family history for two Louisville families. They are:
1. Mary Eunice Head Ruley (Muzzy)
2. Elizabeth Ansbro and John Williams James
Please look into these publications if you have any family connections.

Flash News: The Jeffersontown News Leader
June 2004

Congratulations to LGS member, Marcia Horton, who was the center of attention for the Jeffersontown Historical Museum and celebrating her life, for this very special woman whose family, as well as Marcia's own life, have added much to the area. She is described in the Museum Talk article, penned by Beth Wilder of the News Leader, as "One of Jeffersontown's Priceless Treasures...." Thanks, Marcia, for all you are doing.

Family History Seminar 2004. Before you know it, September will be here in a flash. The Seminar announcement is made part of this newsletter and to be used to register for Seminar events. You can use this form or make copies of it so you can pass it on to your friends and family. It is important to register NOW so that you can reserve your spot for the various lectures by Thomas W. Jones.

Internet Websites

http://www.gencircles.com - Free site. Provides submitter emails for further inquiry.

http://www.alanmann.com/buy/new.htm - Alan teaches genealogy classes at BYU and this is his personal site but offers links to other new websites.

http://www.pro.gov.uk/online/docsonline.htm - Site links to one million English wills and is a gold mine.

http://www.ZAPMETA - This is a search engine, and you will have to put in information for a search for specific names or records.

http://www.gensmarts.com - This site has a downloadable program to analyze your genealogy, and who doesn't need that from time to time?

Civil War Union Soldiers - The University of Chicago with BYU is compiling information on 40,000 Union Soldiers. When this information is completed, the data will be available for search and will link all census records and their CW Pension Records. Additional Soldiers' records will be added. When this becomes available for use, you will be informed by separate announcements.