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Case Study: Deborah Stephens My Family Warrior
Tuesday, March 28
Case Study: Deborah Stephens My Family Warrior  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Nancy Simmons Roberson
 

As I worked on documenting my Mayflower lineage, I learned about the life of my 4th great grandmother, Deborah Stephens.  From her birth in Massachusetts in 1807 to her unknown death in Iowa in the mid-1870’s, Deborah lived life as a warrior.  Deborah was one of ten children, married three times, raised 14 children and outlived all but two of her own children.  She was an amazing women and key to documenting my Mayflower lineage.




The Catholic Pioneers of Kentucky
Tuesday, April 11
The Catholic Pioneers of Kentucky  (Program)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Eddie Price
 
In this program Eddie Price will examine the "PUSH" factors that brought Catholics to the New World, specifically to the colony of Maryland. Then Mr. Price will explain the "PUSH" factors that enticed these settled Maryland Catholics, joined by other denominations, to leave their Maryland home, cross the Appalachian Mountains and venture into the heart of Kentucky. This area, often referred to as the "Holy Land", is comprised of Bardstown (Nelson County), Springfield (Washington County) and Lebanon (Marion County).


Preparing to go on a Genealogical Research Trip
Wednesday, April 19
Preparing to go on a Genealogical Research Trip  (Workshop)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
NEW LOCATION
 
Presented by: Nancy Simmons Roberson
 

Develop a research plan, set goals, use the online catalog.  All are welcome.  Hands-On training.  Internet access available, bring your laptop or tablet.  This workshop is presented twice, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.



Preparing to go on a Genealogical Research Trip
Preparing to go on a Genealogical Research Trip  (Workshop)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
NEW LOCATION
 
Presented by: Nancy Simmons Roberson
 

Develop a research plan, set goals, use the online catalog.  All are welcome.  Hands-On training.  Internet access available, bring your laptop or tablet.  This workshop is presented twice, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.



What are the Sanborn Maps and Why Do I Need to Use Them?
Tuesday, April 25
What are the Sanborn Maps and Why Do I Need to Use Them?  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Betty Darnell
 
Sanborn maps were prepared by fire insurance companies in the late 1900s, and illustrate types and locations of buildings in many cities and towns in the US.



Jefferson County's Creeks and Streams: Mirrors of Our Past
Tuesday, May 9
Jefferson County's Creeks and Streams: Mirrors of Our Past  (Program)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Dr. Tom Owen
 
The shape of the land in any community influences development patterns, shapes avenues of commerce, and often directs where the affluent and the poor will live.  
 
Tom Owen’s fast-paced talk reviews Jefferson County’s major creeks and streams, explaining the role that the lay of the land has played in Louisville’s rich history.  Surprisingly, lazy creeks close to our homes take on additional meaning because they mirror a storied past.


2017 Spring Research Trip
Sunday, May 14
2017 Spring Research Trip  (Research Trip)
Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana
2017 Spring Research Trip
Allen County Public Library
Genealogy Center
May 14 - 20, 2017
Fort Wayne, Indiana
 
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NO WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP THIS MONTH
Wednesday, May 17
NO WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP THIS MONTH  (Workshop)
Join us on our 2017 Spring Research Trip to the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as we continue the search for our ancestors.


Reading German Scrift or Current Church Records
Tuesday, May 23
Reading German Scrift or Current Church Records  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Joanne Pry Howard
 
Learning about the importance of the pronunciation of German words, a few grammar differences, Vocabulary lists, chart of written Scrift or Current letters, useful web sites and many examples of actual Church records.



Historic Clocks of Louisville
Tuesday, June 13
Historic Clocks of Louisville  (Program)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Frank Webster
 

Louisville’s public clocks served the functional purpose of telling passers-by the time. A public clock also served as a landmark, a reference point, and in many cases, a symbol of neighborhood pride. Indeed, public clocks were something of a status symbol in our community and a sign that the community where it was located had reached a certain level of prosperity. Louisville’s most common public clocks were those mounted in government buildings, businesses or, less often, on church steeples. Keep your eyes open and look up, for it is only when we examine these beautiful timepieces that we can truly begin to appreciate them.  Frank Webster will share with us the location and the history of some of Louisville’s surviving public clocks.  He will also field questions and address the maintenance and public support our clocks require.

 

Frank Webster was taught that he could restore a beat to a clock by his Grandfather at the age of 13. He moved to Louisville in 2003 and within a few years, started Webster’s Works, which specializes in restoration and repair of clocks and mechanical music devices. He is Louisville’s  host/presenter of the “Antique Clock and Watch Roadshow”, current President of the Bluegrass Chapter 35 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and a member of the Music Box Society International.



Using FamilySearch.org to build a tree and find records
Wednesday, June 21
Using FamilySearch.org to build a tree and find records  (Workshop)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
NEW LOCATION
 
Presented by: Nancy Simmons Roberson
 

Add your ancestors to the Family Tree and then look for supporting evidence in historical records.  All are welcome.  Hands-On training.  Internet access available, bring your laptop or tablet.  This workshop is presented twice, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.



Using FamilySearch.org to build a tree and find records
Using FamilySearch.org to build a tree and find records  (Workshop)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
NEW LOCATION
 
Presented by: Nancy Simmons Roberson
 

Add your ancestors to the Family Tree and then look for supporting evidence in historical records.  All are welcome.  Hands-On training.  Internet access available, bring your laptop or tablet.  This workshop is presented twice, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.



The Anatomy of an Obituary
Tuesday, June 27
The Anatomy of an Obituary  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Deborah Campisano
 
Using obituaries to find your ancestors.  What to believe and how to verify.  How to access resources to find obituaries.
 
 



Researching Your Orphaned Ancestors
Tuesday, July 25
Researching Your Orphaned Ancestors  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Debra Renard
 



My Morgan Ancestors DNA
Tuesday, August 22
My Morgan Ancestors DNA  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Bud Smith
For most of us we have had family history forced on us by others.  I was first exposed to family history by my Paternal Grandmother, Maude Mae Morgan Smith.  I was 8 years old and spent summers here in Louisville with my grandparents as my Dad was stationed in Savannah Georgia.   Maude talked to me about her Parents, the country and her aunts and uncles.  I can remember her going on and on and all I wanted to do was go out and play.
 
Next my daughter had a school project to do a four generation family history chart.  I tried to remember as much as I could to help her, and it was then that the search began to find more out about my family history.
 
Nineteen years ago I want to a Maryland to Kentucky conference in Owensboro and I had a tablet and pencil.  I saw people there who had done research on a computer with Family Tree Maker and they all could look up names and they shared the information with us. 
 
Buying Family Tree Maker was what we needed to do.  Then after DNA became known for its research possibilities, I got my 23 & me test and discovered even more connections. 
 
My Morgan cousins have done a great deal of DNA research and they shared the results at our annual Morgan Reunion.  Since I am not a direct Paternal decendant of the Morgan Line I could not join the Morgan DNA project.   My story goes on and on and on.
 
 
 
 



2017 Seminar and Book Fair
Saturday, October 21
2017 Seminar and Book Fair  (Program)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road, St. Matthews, KY
Each year the Louisville Genealogical Society sponsors a Family History Seminar and Book Fair, featuring a nationally-known speaker. The Keynote Speaker at this year's seminar is:
 
Cyndi Ingle
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