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NO TUESDAY WORKSHOP THIS MONTH
Tuesday, November 28
NO TUESDAY WORKSHOP THIS MONTH  (Workshop)
Happy Thanksgiving!



DNA Special Interest Group
Thursday, December 7
DNA Special Interest Group  (SIG)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
 
Presented by: Debra Renard and Deborah Campisano
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meets the first Thursday of every month. Activities include live and recorded presentations, sharing of family history discoveries, question and answer sessions about DNA test results, and discussion of the latest news in the world of genetic genealogy. We are also working through the recently released book, Genetic Genealogy in Practice together. This book is available online from the National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/. Bring your computer, your book, your questions and your lunch!


2017 Annual Holiday Luncheon
Tuesday, December 12
2017 Annual Holiday Luncheon  (Program)
11:30 am
Big Springs Country Club, 5901 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY
Installation of LGS Officers for 2018
Appalachian Music by Mark Cannon
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NO WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS THIS MONTH
Wednesday, December 20
NO WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS THIS MONTH  (Workshop)
Merry Christmas!


NO TUESDAY WORKSHOP THIS MONTH
Tuesday, December 26
NO TUESDAY WORKSHOP THIS MONTH  (Workshop)
Merry Christmas!



DNA Special Interest Group
Thursday, January 4, 2018
DNA Special Interest Group  (SIG)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
 
Presented by: Debra Renard and Deborah Campisano
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meets the first Thursday of every month. Activities include live and recorded presentations, sharing of family history discoveries, question and answer sessions about DNA test results, and discussion of the latest news in the world of genetic genealogy. We are also working through the recently released book, Genetic Genealogy in Practice together. This book is available online from the National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/. Bring your computer, your book, your questions and your lunch!


Writing Your Life Story
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Writing Your Life Story  (Program)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY

Presented by: Mary Popham

 

“Writing Your Life Story” is a program designed to encourage all, even those who don’t consider themselves writers, to get family stories down on paper or digital record. As we grow older, we suddenly realize that we have become the historical sources and recorders. Your recollections are valuable to those who haven’t had your experiences, and preserving them will store treasure to enjoy now and later. This presentation will suggest ways to elicit memories of who we are and what influenced us. Our heritage begs to be recorded as complementary to names, dates, and places. We will explore adding family tales, customs, a memorable Christmas, your biggest regret, foods your family most loved—the stories that make up our lives.   



Family History Library - Salt Lake
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Family History Library - Salt Lake  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
A review of the Fall research Trip to Salt Lake City, by the people that made the trip.  Tips they learned on researching in the LDS library.
 



DNA Special Interest Group
Thursday, February 1, 2018
DNA Special Interest Group  (SIG)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
 
Presented by: Debra Renard and Deborah Campisano
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meets the first Thursday of every month. Activities include live and recorded presentations, sharing of family history discoveries, question and answer sessions about DNA test results, and discussion of the latest news in the world of genetic genealogy. We are also working through the recently released book, Genetic Genealogy in Practice together. This book is available online from the National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/. Bring your computer, your book, your questions and your lunch!


Andrew Cowan Extraordinary Louisvillian
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Andrew Cowan Extraordinary Louisvillian  (Program)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY

Presented by: Byran Bush

 

Andrew Cowan was born in Ayrshire, Scotland on September 29, 1841. He migrated to the United States as a boy. Andrew was commissioned as a Union Lieutenant in the First New York Battery which became part of the Army of the Potomac. He was only 20 years old when he was promoted to full Colonel and fought in every major battle of the Eastern Theater, including Gettysburg, where he performed heroically. After the war he moved to Louisville and established a leather business which eventually made him very wealthy. He contributed to easing the antipathy between North and South by putting together the first Blue and Gray reunion at Gettysburg. He was also involved in the 1895 GAR reunion in Louisville and a Confederate reunion in Louisville. He was a board member of the Southern Exposition, and he helped raise funds for the pedestal on which the Statue of Liberty stands. He was the founder of the Louisville Park System and instrumental in establishing Cherokee Park. Bryan Bush has written a biography titled "Colonel Andrew Cowan: Union Soldier, Louisville Citizen, Peacemaker". Bush will be available for book signing following the program.



Not a Smith!
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Not a Smith!  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Debra Renard
Debra had always believed that her ancestors surname was Smith.  She has now uncovered new evidence that the surname actually is Hunter.  What research tools were used to make this discovery?
 



DNA Special Interest Group
Thursday, March 1, 2018
DNA Special Interest Group  (SIG)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
 
Presented by: Debra Renard and Deborah Campisano
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meets the first Thursday of every month. Activities include live and recorded presentations, sharing of family history discoveries, question and answer sessions about DNA test results, and discussion of the latest news in the world of genetic genealogy. We are also working through the recently released book, Genetic Genealogy in Practice together. This book is available online from the National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/. Bring your computer, your book, your questions and your lunch!


Delia Webster:  Conductor for the Underground Railroad
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Delia Webster: Conductor for the Underground Railroad  (Program)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY

Presented by: Nancy Stearns Theiss, PhD

 

There are many women in Kentucky history that should be recognized during women’s history month and a particular stand out, who may not be well known in school history books, is Delia Webster. Delia Webster was a conductor for the Underground Railroad (UGR) and risked her life many times as she persisted in assisting enslaved people in Kentucky to their  freedom. 
Delia was born December 17, 1817  in Vergennes, Vermont near a farm that was used to shelter travelers on the UGR. Vermont, by its own constitution of 1777, was the first state to prohibit slavery.  
She came to Kentucky in 1842 with the Spencers, a minister and wife from Oberlin College, to give painting classes. Delia’s first activities occurred in the Lexington area as a conductor when she partnered with a Reverend Calvin Fairbank, also from Oberlin, to help enslaved Lewis Hayden.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, 1844,Webster and Fairbank picked up the Hayden Family and carried them all the way to Maysville, Ky. where the enslaved family was then ferried to Rev. John Rankin at Ripley, Ohio.    As Webster and Hayden travelled back to Lexington they were arrested and indicted in the Fayette Circuit Court for “aiding and enticing slaves to leave their owners.”  Webster returned to New England for a brief period but came back to Kentucky in 1845 to continue UGR activities until she was forced to leave the area after several warnings.



Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Betty Darnell
In the “dark ages” we had to be content with “Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files,” available on microfilm in some libraries, or ordered from the National Archives. These files were “selected” as the most important records from the file. The entire files are now available on the internet, so you may need to check your ancestor’s file again. We’ll see some examples of some of the “less-important” records from the “non-select” portion of the files.
 



DNA Special Interest Group
Thursday, April 5, 2018
DNA Special Interest Group  (SIG)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
 
Presented by: Debra Renard and Deborah Campisano
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meets the first Thursday of every month. Activities include live and recorded presentations, sharing of family history discoveries, question and answer sessions about DNA test results, and discussion of the latest news in the world of genetic genealogy. We are also working through the recently released book, Genetic Genealogy in Practice together. This book is available online from the National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/. Bring your computer, your book, your questions and your lunch!



DNA Special Interest Group
Thursday, May 3, 2018
DNA Special Interest Group  (SIG)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
 
Presented by: Debra Renard and Deborah Campisano
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meets the first Thursday of every month. Activities include live and recorded presentations, sharing of family history discoveries, question and answer sessions about DNA test results, and discussion of the latest news in the world of genetic genealogy. We are also working through the recently released book, Genetic Genealogy in Practice together. This book is available online from the National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/. Bring your computer, your book, your questions and your lunch!



DNA Special Interest Group
Thursday, June 7, 2018
DNA Special Interest Group  (SIG)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
 
Presented by: Debra Renard and Deborah Campisano
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meets the first Thursday of every month. Activities include live and recorded presentations, sharing of family history discoveries, question and answer sessions about DNA test results, and discussion of the latest news in the world of genetic genealogy. We are also working through the recently released book, Genetic Genealogy in Practice together. This book is available online from the National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/. Bring your computer, your book, your questions and your lunch!



Fall Research Trip
Sunday, September 16, 2018 through Sunday, September 23, 2018
Fall Research Trip  (Research Trip)
LDS Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Join with us while we search for our ancestors
at the largest library dedicated to genealogy
 
The 2018 Fall Research Trip to Salt Lake LDS library will be
September 16 to September 23 (Sunday to Sunday)
 
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