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PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS


              Workshops / Hands-On (For those who have to work during the day)
              St. Matthews/Eline Public Library
              3940 Grandview Avenue, Second Floor


              MORNING & EVENING WORKSHOPS / HANDS-ON
              St. Matthews/Eline Public Library
                                                                         3940 Grandview Avenue, Second Floor

Bring your notebook/laptop or just show up with paper and pen/pencil.

Tell your friends about these workshops. They will be especially convenient to persons who work. Everyone welcome!

FUTURE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP(S) at ELINE

20 May 2015 "Organizing Your Genealogy Using Windows 8.1 and Windows 7"

Presented by Howard Roberson

Times: Day Workshop 10:00AM - 12:00 Noon Evening workshop: 7:00PM - 9:00 PM

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NEW !! A DNA SIG (Special Interest Group) - Also at Eline on 1st Thursdays

If you've been wanting to learn about DNA testing and how to utilize your various test results to seek out the very best matches, then this is the group for you. It is led by Deborah Lord Campisano and Debra Smith Renard and is held at the Eline Library in St. Matthews (see above) on the Second Floor. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be on  5 March from 10:00 AM - 2:00PM.

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     Regular LGS Programs at the Latter Day Saints Church on Linn Station Road (First and Fourth Tuesdays at 1:00 PM) 

Program for Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - THE CHURCHILLS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY 1:00 PM   presented by Mike Zanone

Although the Churchills are not actually his ancestors, Mike Zanone has done quite a bit of research on them over the past decade and more so in the past 2 years. His interest in this family is rooted in residing on the same land they once owned 200 years ago, when Samuel Churchill's plantation in central Jefferson County was known as "Spring Grove." Mr. Churchill's home was 2 blocks from where Mike lives, and that proximity has driven him to learn more about the family.

Mike's talk will cover various family members across four generations, from 1787 to 1899. There are a lot of interesting stories about the Churchills, and certainly as one of the early pioneer or founding families of Jefferson County they have left their fingerprints on our community in many ways (including a certain well-known horse race that happens every spring!). There are other, lesser known, interesting stories about the family he will include as well.

Mike Zanone is a lifelong resident of the St. Joseph neighborhood of Louisville near Preston St. and Eastern Parkway. He has served as the secretary & vice-president of the area's neighborhood association since it was formed in 1979. He has also served on the board of directors of the Louisville Historical League for the past 8 years. As an avid local historian he has given several walking tours of the St. Joseph neighborhood, along with talks about the area's history, occasionally appearing in the character of some of the area's historical figures as part of the ongoing "Legends of Spring Garden" series that began in 2006.

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Program for Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - Lucy Clark Croghan: Mistress of Locust Grove 1:00 PM    presented by Mandy Dick

John and Ann Rogers Clark of Albemarle County, Virginia had ten children. Five of their sons were officers in the Revolutionary war. Two brothers died in the conflict. The remaining three moved to Kentucky, still a part of Virginia. One brother, Jonathan had a friend, Major William Croghan, who several years after the war (1789) married Jonathan’s sister, Lucy Clark. They decided to live near the town of Louisville which was founded by her brother, George Rogers Clark. The area was still quite wild and dangerous – the Indian attack on Chenoweth Station occurred just three days after their wedding. They established a home and farm just six miles from town and named their new residence Locust Grove. It became the center of a number of major events as they and the Clark brothers experienced frontier adventures and gained national fame.

Mandy Dick is an avid student of history, especially Kentucky history. She has created first-person interpretational presentations of several historical characters (including the story of her great-great-grandmother Betsy Pennington which she presented for LGS previously.)

Mandy Dick is a graduate of the University of Louisville. She has worked as a director of Public Relations (Spalding University and The American Society of Transportation and Logistics), writer (published in Louisville Magazine and Louisville Encyclopedia), editor (Episcopal diocesan newspaper), teacher (English and History), receptionist/interpreter (Falls of Ohio State Park) and docent (Locust Grove). However her favorite title is “Story Teller”.  For our June program she will present her interpretation of Lucy Clark Croghan’s life and the significance of Locust Grove in Kentucky history.

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Regular LGS Workshops


Get the "Dirt" on Your Ancestors by Betty Rolwing Darnell; Tuesday, 26 May 2015

County land records are all about "Herschel Jerkhimer sells 40 acres to Eliphalet Dirtybones" - Right?  Wrong!! Learn how to search land records and some of the interesting things you can find to enhance your research.

 Bio for Betty:

Betty Rolwing Darnell teaches, lectures, and writes about family research methods, and has compiled and self-published abstracts of Kentucky and Missouri county records, and family books. She is currently contributing record abstracts for society publications of Bullitt County, Spencer County, Nelson County, and Louisville.

Popular titles include Who Was Who in Bullitt County, an abstract of a 1949-1950 series in The Pioneer-News, about 1850 residents of Bullitt County, and Printed by the Devil’s Devil, a transcript of a series in The Pioneer-News, by J. R. Zimmerman, about the residents and buildings in the Shepherdsville area in 1891

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Using OneNote to Organize your Genealogy by Nancy Simmons Roberson; Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Nancy will demonstrate how using Microsoft OneNote 2013 can help you to organize your genealogical research. Unlike genealogical software, OneNote 2013 allows you to gather and organize text, emails, pictures, web-pages and documents all in one digital Notebook on your computer that is searchable and can be stored on the Cloud to access anywhere. You can save random bits of information to full thought processes when working through a problem. Use OneNote 2013 to organize families, research notes, develop your research plans for trips or for breaking those brick walls.

Bio for Nancy: 

Nancy Simmons Roberson is a Michigan native with an education degree from Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. She earned a B. A. Degree in education and did graduate work at Michigan State University. Nancy was a K-12 physical education and social studies teacher, coach and athletic director at Bath Community Schools in Bath, Michigan from 1969-2003. Nancy has over 30 years of genealogical research experience and is a past president of the Louisville Genealogical Society. She currently teaches LGS internet genealogy classes at Eline St. Matthews library in Louisville. 

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Brick Wall? Learn to Apply the FAN Principle! by Deborah Lord Campisano; Tuesday, 28 July 2015

When no record positively identifies our ancestor’s parentage, does it seem he was dropped by spaceship with no kin in sight? By studying our ancestor within the context of community and applying the FAN Principle (Friends/Family, Associates and Neighbors), we may just find the answers we seek.

Bio for Deborah:

Deborah Lord Campisano, (BA History), has over 30 years of genealogical research experience -- 23 as a professional. She completed genealogical course work at institutes IGHR, SLIG, and GRIP, and is a frequent lecturer on methodology at local, state and regional conferences. Currently, Deborah is hot on the trail, using DNA evidence and traditional research, to identify her mysterious 2x Irish great grandmother

All regular meetings are at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on the corner of Linn Station Road and Hurstbourne Parkway in Louisville, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol are not permitted on the premises.

Visitors are always welcome!