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Irish Catholic Parish Registers
Tuesday, May 11
Irish Catholic Parish Registers  (Program)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer
 
Presented by Robin McDonough
 
Learn facts about Irish Catholic Parish Registers, where to find them and how to use them for genealogy research.
 
Robin McDonough has been a staff member in the History & Genealogy Department at the St. Louis County Library for 5 years. Prior to that, she was a high school history and geography teacher. She holds a B.S. Ed from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.S. Ed from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Robin has been researching her family’s genealogy for over 15 years, including her husband’s Irish lines. 
 
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Who, When, Where, and How of Hiring a Professional Genealogist
Tuesday, May 25
Who, When, Where, and How of Hiring a Professional Genealogist  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer

Presented by:Debra Renard

 

"When to Hire a Professional Genealogist.”

Usually, genealogy is a “DIY” hobby. But sometimes there comes a point when it makes sense to call in a professional. Come learn ways in which one can come to your rescue!

 

Debra Renard

For the past three years, Debra has been a professional genetic genealogy researcher with Legacy Tree Genealogists, the highest rated genealogy research company in the world. Before that time, she worked as an independent contractor for clients through her company, Eureka! Genealogy. She has co-led the Louisville Genealogical Society’s DNA Special Interest Group since 2014, having been a member of the society since 2011. 

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“So You Want to Publish!”
Tuesday, June 8
“So You Want to Publish!”  (Program)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer
 
Presented by Betty Darnell
 
"So You Want to Publish!"
 
Betty Darnell has had four family books commercially published, and will explain how not to do it, how to do it, and how to prepare your book for the publisher. Betty has self-published about forty booklets, abstracts of county records and newspapers. She has also been editor of Wilderness Road, the quarterly publication of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, for more than twenty-five years, in addition to providing record abstracts for publications of Louisville Genealogical Society, Spencer County Historical & Genealogical Society, and the Nelson County Genealogical Roundtable.
 
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The SAR Library Catalog: its more than you think!
Tuesday, June 22
The SAR Library Catalog: its more than you think!  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer
Presented by: Joe Hardesty
 
The SAR Library Catalog: its more than you think!
The mission of the SAR Genealogical Research Library, a component of the SAR Center, is to maintain and enlarge the collection of genealogical and historical materials available for research by SAR members and the general public. Additionally, it is to acquire and preserve records of the American Revolution and foster and encourage historical research in relation to the American Revolution period. The SAR Genealogical Research Library will serve to reinforce The SAR Center’s educational, patriotic, and historical outreach initiatives.
 
Joe Hardesty
He was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and began researching his family history in the mid-1980s – before internet! With the help of patient and kind librarians, he has been successful in tracing several family lines back to their roots in Colonial Maryland. From 2008 to 2017, Joe had been the librarian of the Kentucky History and Genealogy section for the Louisville Public Library. In Jan. 2018 he became the Library Director for the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution located in Louisville, Kentucky – one of the finest genealogical libraries in the Mid-West. Joe earned a Master’s in Library Science from the University of KY in 2006 and in 2012 he earned a certificate in Genealogical Librarianship from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies from the University of Toronto. Joe has been empowering listeners at state and regional conferences since 1996 on a variety of genealogical research topics and has contributed numerous articles to local, state and national genealogical publications.
 
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“The Unfolding Story: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing”
Tuesday, July 13
“The Unfolding Story: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing”  (Program)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom Presentation at home on your computer.
Presented by Patti Linn
 
Step inside this 1800s house museum located on the Ohio River 13 miles southwest of downtown Louisville. For many years it served as a fine home, a substantial farm and a riverboat landing. Today Patti Linn, Historic Site Manager, will introduce us to this historic gem and highlight some of the latest findings from the site’s past that have been uncovered through archeological, historical and genealogical research.  Ms. Linn spoke to LGS many years ago. In the interim extensive progress has been made -- thus we will see and hear the unfolding story. We welcome her back.
 
Patti Linn has served as the Historic Site Manager of Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing in Louisville since 1994. She earned a B.A. in history from Murray State University and an M.A.T. in history from the University of Louisville. Before coming to Riverside, Linn worked as a school teacher in Cincinnati and then as education coordinator for the Portland Museum in Louisville. In 2018, Linn authored a book entitled Riverside: The Unfolding Story as part of the commemoration of the property’s 25th anniversary as a public historic site. Linn also co-authored the first book about the property, Riverside: The Restoration of a Way of Life: Exploring the History of a 19th Century Farm on the Ohio River with Donna M. Neary in 1998.
 
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Online Libraries- FamilySearch, Internet Archives, Google, and more
Tuesday, July 27
Online Libraries- FamilySearch, Internet Archives, Google, and more  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer
Presented by: Nancy Simmons Roberson
 
Online Libraries- FamilySearch, Internet Archives, Google, and more
Do you have Online Libraries on your list of research internet sites? There are many online libraries such as FamilySearch.org, Google Books and Internet Archives that contain valuable genealogical records.  More and more brick & mortar libraries are adding to their digital collections and should not be overlooked.
 
Nancy Simmons Roberson
Nancy Simmons Roberson is a Michigan native. She earned a B.A. Degree in education and did graduate work at Michigan State University. Nancy was a teacher, coach and athletic director at Bath Community Schools in Bath, Michigan from 1969-2003. Nancy has over 40 years of genealogical research experience specializing in Midwest and New England research.  She was the 2020 president of the Louisville Genealogical Society and for the past 12 years has organized and taught internet genealogy classes at her church and various branches of the Louisville Public library. She is a member of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, First Families of Ohio, the John Marshall DAR Chapter and the Kentucky Mayflower Society.
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“Orphan Trains: A Genealogical Challenge”
Tuesday, August 10
“Orphan Trains: A Genealogical Challenge”  (Program)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer
Presented by Mel Arnold
 
In 1824 a young ministerial student, Charles Loring Brace, arrived in New York after studying theology at Yale. He quickly became appalled at the number of homeless youth roaming the streets, many securing their daily needs by criminal activity. He soon called a gathering that involved many rich and renowned citizens of the city. He proposed the creation of an organization to care for and educate these homeless young people.  However, the numbers were mind staggering; estimated by social workers in 1824 to be between 10,000 and 12,000. His new organization, Children’s Aid Society, did much good but it became apparent very early that CAS could not make the significant impact needed. A questionable solution was developed; send them out to the godly people of the Midwest who would provide decent homes away from the evil influences of the city. Thus, the movement which came to be known as “Orphan Trains” was born. A huge unanticipated result was the overwhelming genealogical conundrum created for hundreds of future family researchers.
 
Mel Arnold is a native of Alabama who graduated from Samford University (Birmingham) and then earned a theology degree at Southern Seminary in Louisville. He obtained graduate degrees from Indiana University and served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin followed by an Associate Professor position at the University of Minnesota. Mel returned to Louisville in 1983 to be director of education for Humana, supervising four educational teams, each independently focused on hospital training, immediate-care center operation (MedFirst), hospital computer systems and a start-up insurance business. After Humana changed its business plan to focus solely on the insurance industry, Mel became the Director of Education and Training for Louisville Gas and Electric which grew from a county-focused utility company to number 364 on the Forbes Top 500 Business List before being purchased by an European firm. In retirement mode, he has focused on researching his family’s history and has developed a dedicated interest in writing on topics dealing with genealogy and Kentucky history.
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Gravestone Iconography- Is there more to learn after you read the words?
Tuesday, August 24
Gravestone Iconography- Is there more to learn after you read the words?  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer
Presented by Susan & Bill Snyder
 
Gravestone Iconography- Is there more to learn after you read the words?
Names, dates, and places are what most genealogists retrieve from a tombstone; but wait, there may be more information there. Have you ever looked at an icon or symbol that appears on a tombstone?  If so, do you know what it means?  Can it tell you something personal about the deceased?  In this workshop we will talk about some of the more common icons and symbols that you may encounter and their significance to your research. 
 
 
 Susan Olson Snyder was introduced to genealogy when she joined a family research class after moving to a new home in Virginia.  She has been researching for over 40 years.  A native of Louisville, KY, she is a member of The National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century and an active member of LGS, having served as Quarterly Editor, Vice-President and President.
 
Bill Snyder has been focusing on genealogy for almost 40 years.  His concentrations have been mainly in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.  He also has carried out research in German and Norwegian records.  He has served as President, Treasurer and Newsletter Editor with LGS.
 
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“A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools”
Tuesday, September 14
“A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools”  (Program)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer
Presented by Steve Morse
 
 
Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website for which he has received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, first-ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, and two awards that he cannot pronounce from Polish genealogical societies.
 
In his other life Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate degree in electrical engineering.  He has held various research, development, and teaching positions, authored numerous technical papers, written four textbooks, and holds four patents. He is best known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution 40 years ago.
 
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