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Each year the Louisville Genealogical Society sponsors a Family History Seminar and Book Fair, featuring a nationally-known speaker.

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Our 2013 Seminar was held on October 19, and our main speaker was Dr. George Schweitzer. We received a lot of positive response from attendees.

Our 2014 Seminar will be held on October 18; featured speaker will be Christine Rose.

Christine Rose. Author, lecturer, columnist, Christine's lecturing experience includes national conferences (National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, and GenTech), and many regional seminar and local seminars including New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in New York City; seminars in Chicago, Illinois; San Francisco, California; Long Island, New York, and many others.

These comments are from Tina Sansone, BellaOnline's Genealogy Editor:

"Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG is one of my favorite genealogists to listen to as she lectures. Her sense of humor shines through and she is NEVER boring. Her lecture on court houses has helped me as I visit the MS and TN courts; I am no longer as fearful of what to do. I recommend her book, 'Courthouse Research for Family Historians'.

"'Courthouse Research for Family Historians' is the only guidebook devoted totally to courthouse research. From an author who has researched in more than 500 courthouses of the U.S., Christine starts with the preparation, giving advice on which courthouse to research first, how to prepare, and how to get past the clerks into the records. She then offers concrete examples of what will be found in each office, how to use the indexes in that office, and how to interpret what is found. Going beyond the location of the record, she discusses evaluation of the records, significance to your family's search, and many other facets of research. Written in a clear style, concise, and with many tips for novices to advanced researchers.

"Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG is a Genealogy Great in my book. Why not check out one of her many books and take advantage of her knowledge and expertise? If you are ever able to hear one of her lectures, you will not be disappointed. Christine is a sweet, funny, wonderful genealogist that I look forward to seeing and listening to whenever I get the opportunity!"

The lectures which Christine Rose will present:

9:00 a.m. - Addicted to Courthouses!
Courthouses can be intimidating. This lecture will guide the researcher past the clerks and into the valuable records. The answers to many genealogical problems are only sitting on those courthouse shelves!

10:45 a.m. - Estates: A Goldmine!
Often researchers even those experienced, will consult the wills, but little else. Many examples will be presented which will demonstrate to genealogists that they’ve been missing or misinterpreting some valuable records.

1:15 p.m. - County Land Records in Depth
This lecture will show the wide diversity of county land records, how to access them, how to use and interpret them. One of the most valuable of genealogical sources, they are vastly underused and often misunderstood.

3:00 p.m. - 'Solving' the Problem Onsite in 25 hours or Less!
This lecture is one of the favorites. Strategies are presented to maximize onsite research, with a case study to illustrate it. The same strategies can be used even when not onsite.

In addition to these lectures, these free classes will be presented:

9:00 a.m. - Finding Your Ancestors in Historic Newspapers by Jana Meyer.

9:00 a.m. - Crossing the Ocean to Research by Susan & Bill Snyder.

10:45 a.m. - Draper Papers & Ancestry Research by Mel Arnold.

10:45 a.m. - Utility of the PDF File in Your Research by Phil Hysell & Jack Koppel.

1:15 p.m. - Genealogical Proof Standard by T. Joseph Hardesty.

1:15 p.m. - Why Y? Using Y-DNA by Debra Renard.

3:00 p.m. - Regional Cultures in North America by Jeanne Luhr.

3:00 p.m. - Brick Wall? Apply the FAN Priniple by Deborah Campisano.

Click here to access a flier/registration form.

When additional information about the Seminar is available, it will be posted. Check back often.