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 4 June 2015 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)
LGS Program for Tuesday, June 9, 2015 -Lucy Clark Croghan: Mistress of Locust Grove 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 toKentucky, 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 ofLouisville 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 (SpaldingUniversity 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 Kentuckyhistory.
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Regular LGS Workshops
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Using OneNote to Organize your Genealogy by Nancy Simmons
Roberson; Tuesday, 23 June 2015
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 Simmons Roberson:
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
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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:
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
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.