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Volume 17, Issue 11 (November 2006)

Gregory Stanton Claypool, Editor

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


Meetings & Workshops:

November 14th - Our speaker Marge Glaser. This program will be very timely considering the occurrence of Veteran's Day and remembrances of those who have served our country. Marge's program is "Lest We Forget: Kentucky POW Nurses in WW II". This is bound to be a terrific presentation and one that you don't want to miss, so please make every effort to attend.


Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday.

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.

New Members:

PETERSON, Susie M., 521 Alabama Ave., Louisville, KY 40222
McNEILL, Mildred Harrod, 9504 White Blossom Estates Place, Louisville, KY 40241
TROTTIER, David R., 4456 Manchester Street, Cedar Hills, VT 84062
COOPER, David L. and Carolyn Miller-Cooper, 3517 Leith Lane, Louisville, KY 40218
LOWE, Carlton L., 3403 River Bluff Road, Prospect, KY 40059

The Kentucky Genealogical Society and The Kentucky Historical Society present
Free Family-History Workshop
Saturday, November 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: "Researching Military Records, Pt. I". Hear about genealogical resources available through the Kentucky Military Records and Research Branch.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Light lunch; free for those attending the afternoon program. Reservations are required. Contact Beth Shields at 502-564-1792, ext. 4421, or by e-mail at before Noon on November 10. A special Veterans Day tribute is also planned.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - KHS Program: "Researching Military Records, Pt. II". Get tips on accessing military records for ancestors from Kentucky. Following the workshop, the KHS Library will be open for research until 4:00 p.m.

On the mailing label, after your name, there is either a letter L or numbers. If there is a letter L, 0/7 or 6/7, your dues are paid for 2007. If there is a '06 or 'Q6, your 2007 dues are now due.

Louisville Genealogical Society Annual Luncheon

Tuesday, December 12th at Noon
Big Spring Country Club
5901 Dutchmans Lane 40205

The Luncheon price is $18.00.
Tax and tip are included in the price.

The Luncheon is a buffet with two meats (Roast Beef and Turkey with Dressing), several seasonal vegetables, a variety of salads and fruits, muffins and rolls, and beverages.

Dave Phipps ... with a program that will consist of a 30-minute talk in two parts. The first part will be about being an 18th Century soldier and his life (British view primarily) ... followed with a couple of "New Americans" from the British ranks as a genealogy source. This will be a fun event, since Dave dresses the part in period attire.

For a Holiday Luncheon Reservation form, click here.

Overcoming the Language Barrier

By Tom Goodwill

This may be old news to many; but, if you have language translation issues, you might try Babelfish. This program allows you to type text into a box, then select the languages to translate from and to, and it's done! I think it would be especially helpful to genealogists who may have copies of records in various languages and would like to translate them. I noticed that it also allows you to translate entire websites.


8-day Westminster Chime Brass German Designed Movement.

Valued at $600.00. Limited Number of Tickets Available.

Benefits the Louisville Genealogical Society. For a printable Ticket Order Form, click here.

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


1) Remember to renew your 2007 membership. Why not send it in with your Holiday Luncheon Reservation?

2) I'm told that Clock Raffle Tickets are down to under 40 booklets. So, if you haven't bought yours, hurry! They will be gone soon.

3) Reminder: The LGS Board will meet before the meeting on the 2nd Tuesday versus the 4th Tuesday.

4) LGS Meetings when it snows!!! If the Jefferson County School Board cancels school due to snow on any regular Tuesday LGS meeting day, our meetings will be cancelled as well.

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