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“FamilySearch Memories”
Tuesday, January 25
“FamilySearch Memories”  (Workshop)
1:00 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer but you must register.

Presented by Nancy Simmons Roberson


How are you saving family memories today? Where are you saving family memories today? Who are you saving these family memories for?

Learn how to upload memories to FamilySearch. FamilySearch is a great place to preserve your precious family photos and documents. Upload image files from your computer, Facebook, or Google Photos.

Keep Me, Protect Me, Share Me, and I will live forever.



Nancy Simmons was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Monroe County, Michigan. For 34 years Nancy taught physical education, social studies, coached and was athletic director at Bath Community Schools in Bath, Michigan. Nancy has been married for 52 years to her husband Howard and they have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. 

Nancy has been a genealogist for over 50 years. Her passion for genealogy began in 1970 when she acquired an eighty year old record book of her husband’s Johnston family. A neighbor gave her a pedigree chart and some family group charts and the journey of searching for that next set of grandparents began. Nancy also loves to spend time with family, quilt, read, and watch the University of Louisville women’s basketball team.

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“The Architecture of Samuel Plato”
Tuesday, February 8
“The Architecture of Samuel Plato”  (Program)
1:00 pm
Due to Covid surge this will be Streamed on Zoom
Presented by:  Steve Wiser              
Samuel Plato was a legendary African American architect who practiced in the first half of the 1900s. He lived in both Louisville, Kentucky, and Marion, Indiana.
Samuel Plato was born in Alabama. In 1898 he attended State University Normal School, present day Simmons College, in Louisville, Kentucky.  He began working at construction sites during summer breaks while still in college and graduated in 1902. He also completed a mail-order program in architecture from the International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Plato began his career as an architect and building contractor in 1902 in Marion, Indiana, at a time when segregation and racism made careers challenging for African-American professionals such as architects. In 1921 he relocated to Louisville where he spent the remainder of his life.
Some of Plato's major buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These include Louisville's Broadway Temple A.M.E. Zion Church and the Virginia Avenue Colored School, two examples of his contributions to the city's African-American community. Other projects include the J. Woodrow Wilson House in Marion, Indiana, and the Second Baptist Church in Bloomington, Indiana and 38 Federal Post Offices across  the country. During WWII Plato was one of the first African American Contractors awarded Wartime Building Contracts.
Plato died in May 1957 in Louisville, Kentucky, a nationally-recognized pioneer African-American architect and builder.
Steve Wiser is a Louisville architect, historian, and author.  
For over 35 years, he has specialized in healthcare facility planning, design, and construction. He has built over $2 billion in healthcare projects and designed every type of healthcare project: critical access hospitals; academic medical centers; for profit / nonprofit patient units, cancer centers, behavioral health, clinics, etc. 
He is President of the Louisville Historical League, and has served on Boards and committees of numerous civic organizations. Steve has received many local, state, and national recognition awards for his civic-related activities.
Steve is also a tour guide at Cave Hill Cemetery and conducts neighborhood walking tours.

He has written dozens of design commentaries for local newspapers and has authored over 10 books on Louisville architecture and history. Several books he has published include "Louisville Sites to See by DESIGN", "Historic Houses of Louisville", and "Louisville Tapestry: People and Places that have created America's Most Livable City".
Steve received his architectural training at the University of Cincinnati. He is married to Kathy, and they have two daughters. 
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The 1950 Census
Tuesday, February 22
The 1950 Census  (Workshop)
1:00 pm
Zoom Presentation at home on your computer.


“The 1950 Census”  (Workshop)

1:00 pm

Only At home on your computer via Zoom: You MUST register.

Presented by Betty Darnell


Finding Family in the 1950 US Census Before it is Searchable with Betty Darnell. This session will cover the tools available to you to search by location: State, County, City or Township, and Enumeration District to locate your family before searching is available. 


Betty Darnell was born in Mississippi County, Missouri, near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. She earned a bachelor's degree in English with a focus on Journalism at Nazareth College near Bardstown, Kentucky, married a Louisville boy, and lived several places in Missouri and Kentucky. She joined the Louisville Genealogical Society after moving back to Kentucky in 1987 and now lives near Taylorsville overlooking the Salt River valley.


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Researching Kentucky Land Records
Tuesday, March 8
Researching Kentucky Land Records  (Workshop)
1:00 pm
In Person - at the corner of 1000 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy and Linn Station Rd.
Presented by:  Kandie Atkinson
Researching Kentucky Land Records
The bpresentation will include the fundementals of the land patenting process in Kentucky and the resources available on the Land Office Website hosted by the Secretary of State for the Commonwelth.
Kandie Adkinson
Ms Atkinson's 40+ years of public service have been dedicated to Kentucky Land Patents. For many years she has worked at the Kentucky Historical Society in the Records Preservation Lab. She has been associated with "Walker Fitzgerald Award" for her articles regarding tax list research publishing in Kentucky Ancestors.

Genealogy Research Solves Hundred-Year Mystery of an Edmondson County Woman’s Disappearance
Tuesday, March 22
Genealogy Research Solves Hundred-Year Mystery of an Edmondson County Woman’s Disappearance  (Program)
1:00 pm
Zoom Presentation at home on your computer.
Presented by:  Charles M. Ray. ED.D.
Josephine Poteet, a single mother, left her Edmonson County family in 1914 with her three small children.  Two of her sisters received letters from her later that year and early in 1915; these letters confirmed that she was in Missouri near the Arkansas border.  For many years family members tried in vain to find her.  For the next 100 years nothing was known about her fate until 2015 when DNA analysis confirmed a match between the grandson of one of her sisters and a Texas woman who turned out to be Josephine’s granddaughter.  In this program, Charles Ray describes the role of genealogy research in identifying her fate and uniting family descendants in Kentucky and North Carolina with Josephine’s descendants in Texas, Virginia and elsewhere.
Charles M. Ray, Ed.D.
Charles is a retired university educator who was born and reared in the community of Sweeden near the western edge of Mammoth Cave National Park in Edmonson County, Kentucky.  His teaching career included assignments in the business colleges of Wake Forest University, Morehead State University, Western Kentucky University, and Ball State University.  In addition to teaching, he served on administrative boards of the Bowling Green-Warren County Landmark Association, the Kentucky Division of Archives and Records Management, the Kentucky Future Business Leaders of America, the Organizational Systems Research Association, and Christ United Methodist Church in Bowling Green.  He now lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.  Two sons live in Savannah, Georgia and Goshen, Kentucky.  For the past 20 years he has been compiling his family history and that of his wife, the late Linda Louise Walsh Ray.
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