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Volume 15, Issue 09 (September 2004)

Gregory Stanton Claypool, Editor

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


Meetings & Workshops:

September 14th - Lt. Colonel Cletus Blanford of the Louisville Fire Department will show a 30 minute video on the Fire Department. He will be available for questions following his presentation. If you had an ancestor who served in the department, you should find this interesting and informative.

September 28th - "King Phillip's War" by Allys McConnell Huff. This was a Colonial War and the dates were 1675-1676. The workshop will include film. Allys has been a hard working member of LGS for many years and our Quarterly Editor for Lines and By Lines.

Reminder: Seminar Committee meetings will be held at 12:00 Noon, one hour 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.

New Mailing Coordinator Urgently Needed
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 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 either of the following: or 267-6481.

Treasurer's Report
July 31, 2004
Bank Balance $5,580.34
CD Balances $5,588.27
Total $11,435.61
Membership Total: 311

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.

LDS Family History Library News
As you may already know, the LDS Library subscribes to various internet genealogy resources, such as In the past, a small hourly fee was charged for the use of these. Now there is great news. Society members can now use these online tools for free.

Family History Seminar 2004
Before you know it, September will be here in a flash. The Seminar announcement is made part of the May newsletter and can 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.

More Vendors, Contributors and Exhibitors

Michiana History Publications, John Palmer, P.O. Box 1537, South Bend, Indiana We have out-of-print and hard-to-find books on Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and selected other states. We also reprint historical maps.

Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, Pat Goody/David Carroll, P.O. Box 39128, Indianapolis, Indiana

Memories Peserved LLC, Cynthia Eagles, P.O. Box 1747, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701-1747

Louisville Family History Center. The center is a branch of the library in Salt Lake City. Microfilms and microfiche can be ordered for a rental fee and postage and viewed at the center. The center also offers free access to's free services. 1000 Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky; 502-426-8174.

Ancestral Trails Historical Society was formed in 1976 to gather, process and preserve genealogical and historical information relative to the counties of Breckinridge, Bullitt, Edmonson, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, Jefferson, LaRue, Meade and Nelson in Kentucky; and Harrison County in Indiana. The society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Ancestral Trails Historical Society, P.O. Box 573, Vine Grove, Kentucky 40175;

John Marshall Chapter DAR was organized and chartered in 1892. Yes, we may have been around for over 112 years, but you will find little grass growing under our feet!! We offer day and evening group meetings, with enthusiastic and knowledgeable speakers. We have numerous programs recognizing students in history, art and ROTC. Individuals are honored for their community service, etc. The best part is that you can join and just enjoy being a member -- come visit us some time.

This is only a partial listing (others published in prior newsletters) of the vendors, contributors and exhibitors that you can expect at the 2004 Family History Seminar. Come and check it all out.

Family History Seminar 2004
Received for the Silent Auction
(You have to be there to bid on these!)
Willow Bend Books: 20% discount on any one-time purchase.
Light Impressions: Scrapbook kit, including scrapbook, slipcase, album pages, sheet protectors and photo corners.
CookBook Maker 2000 CD. A family heritage cookbook, generations-old recipes and stories about the persons who made the recipes can be created with this software package.

LGS needs contributions for the silent auction and give-away table; i.e., old genealogy books, magazines, whatever. Bring it in!!

On The Road Again
Well, Ruth Ann Bender is at it again. This time a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, leaving on Sunday, September 19, and returning on Sunday, September 26. A whole week of genealogy research. Participants will stay at the Carlton Hotel, which includes a full breakfast in the mornings each day and transportation to and from the airport and LDS History Library. Please call or e-mail Ruth, for details about hotel costs and airline fares.

To Betty Rolwing Darnell, Bullitt County Genealogical Society, Wilderness Road publications, upon receiving the Kentucky Genealogical Society's Periodical Pages Award for 1004.

New Members
Kathy Cummings
Kathy Hall
Neil O'Leary
Shari Jungers
Jack Miller
Gerald Gibson and Mary Ann Kopp Hubbs
Allen W. Nelson

The Bullitt County Genealogical Society
Will meet on Thursday, September 16, at 7:45 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel in Shepherdsville. Speaker to be announced.

Need a DAR Look-up?
Do you think you might have an ancestor who served in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1784)? Would you like to know whether your ancestor is listed with the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) in the "Patriot Index"? A helpful group of organized DAR VIS Volunteers monitor the RootsWeb DAR Message Board every day and welcome look-up requests.
Include your Revolutionary War-era ancestor's first and last name, spouse's name (if known), dates of birth, death, and state of residence when posting your look-up request. You need not be interested in joining the NSDAR to request a look-up.

Or go to: and in the FIND A MESSAGE BOARD window type in DAR. Select No. 2 of the choices -- the organization and society.

KENTUCKY ..... Webster County
This site contains about 750 photo-pages of old pictures of persons with connections to this locality. The photos were sent to the webmaster by people who have roots in Webster County with the express intent that they be put on-line for sharing, along with ancestral information that the donor sent.