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Volume 17, Issue 3 (March 2006)

Gregory Stanton Claypool, Editor

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


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.

Meetings & Workshops:

March 14th - "This program is funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc., and the National Endowment for the Humanities." "A Century of Higher Education in Kentucky" presented by Dr. William E. Ellis. In the last 100 years higher education in Kentucky has expanded into a multi-university system. Rivalries between state colleges and universities and their constituencies often erupted in political conflict. As we celebrate the centennials of Eastern Kentucky University and Western Kentucky University, it is time to reflect on the successes and failures of public higher education and the challenges of the future for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Dr. Ellis is a graduate of Shelbyville High School, Georgetown College, Eastern Kentucky University, and University of Kentucky. He taught four years in high school, three years at Lees Junior College, and 29 at EKU, and is now Foundation Professor of History Emeritus and University Historian at EKU, and adjunct professor of History at The Baptist Seminary of Kentucky in Lexington. He is also the author of four books, the latest "A History of EKU" and is beginning to work on a history of education in Kentucky.

March 28th - Workshop will be presented by Thomas Kevin DeLeuil Carman and will be "Good Virginia and Maryland Genealogical Resources". We will learn what's in State, Regional and Local Libraries to help with our research. How can a local historical society help you? What can you find in a courthouse visit? What is best on the internet to help find your ancestors? Kevin Carman was President of LGS in 1989 and 1990 and later our Editor. He has been doing genealogical research for 31 years and is self employed. He studied at BYU and was a librarian at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU.

Bullitt County Genealogical Society
Bullitt County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m. at Shepherdsville City Hall. Speaker: Reggie Von Stockum. The topic is unknown, but Reggie is a very entertaining personality.

New Members:

2006 Dues
Renewal of Annual Membership
Single $12.00
Family $15.00
Click here for a printable Membership Application. Checks should be made payable to LGS and mailed to
Ross Sherer
P.O. Box 24566
Louisville, KY 40224-0566
Final Notice

Treasurer's Report January 2006
Bank Balance $3,084.79
CD's Balance $6,155.74
Paid Membership: 269

The Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Genealogical Society present
Free Family History Workshop: "Genealogy Basics"
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
100 West BRoadway, Frankfort, KY

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - KGS Monthly Meeting:
"Genealogy Resources at Kentucky Public Libraries"
Staff from public libraries in Covington, Lexington, Louisville, and Owensboro, Kentucky, will describe their unique collections and significant holdings for genealogical research.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Light lunch provided free for those attending the afternoon program, courtesy of the Kentucky Historical Society. Reservations are required; contact Beth Shields at (502)564-1792, ext. 4421, or by e-mail at

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - KHS Workshop "Genealogy 101"
This program, presented by staff from the KHS's Martin F. Schmidt Library, will discuss how to begin researching and compiling your family history. Hear what resources and materials are available from the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Following the workshop, the KHS Library will be open for research until 4:00 p.m. Family History Workshop Series presented by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Genealogical Society Second Saturday of each month during 2006.

Thomas D. Clark
Center for Kentucky History
100 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1792

General Announcements:

Spencer County Historical & Genealogical Society:
Kentucky Blue: The Story of Bluegrass Music, by James C. Claypool. Monday, March 27, 2006, 7:15 p.m. at Elk Creek Grocery/Restaurant, Highway 155, Taylorsville, Kentucky. Reservations Required, Dinner $17.25. Call Hilda Snider (502) 477-2980

Kentucky Genealogical Society will offer its 32nd annual seminar Saturday, August 5, 2006, when Lloyd D. Bockstruck will speak on "Searching for Our Ancestors in Maryland and North Carolina". Details will follow soon.

Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting and Conference: Saturday, April 1, 2006, Austin High School, Austin, Indiana. Reservations can be made for the programs on the web for the IGS ...

Indiana Genealogical Society Bus Trip to NGS Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 6-11, 2006. Reservations on the internet at

Ancestral Trails 4th Annual Genealogy History Book Fair Saturday, June 10, 2006, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Pritchard Community Center, 404 South Mulberry Street, Highway 62, Elizabethtown, KY. Free Admission, Parking Available, Lunch Available on Site. More info at

KENTUCKY. Boyd County. Bear Creek, Kirk Family Cemetery; 41 records; Eugene Laben http://user

PENNSYLVANIA Susquehanna County. Methodist marriages: 1,482 records; Harry Biesecker for the Susquehanna United Methodist Church Methodist Baptisms: 1,972 records; Harry Biesecker for the Susquehanna United Methodist Church

VIRGINIA Albemarle County. University of Virginia, 1917 alumni lists; 53 records; King George County. School No. 3 1892 alumni list; 35 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

VIRGINIA Cumberland County. Trent family Bible records, 1749-1903; 71 records; Don Trent

MARSTON PLANTATION. Genealogy and history of MARSTONS of Middlesex and Culpeper Counties of Virginia and Kentucky and AYRES of Essex County, Virginia.

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