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Anatomy of an Obituary: Obituaries as a Research Tool
Tuesday, June 27
Anatomy of an Obituary: Obituaries as a Research Tool  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
 
Presented by: Deborah Campisano
 
In examining the components of an obituary we can discover clues that will not only advance our genealogical research but provide us with a clearer picture of our ancestor’s life. 
 
 



DNA Special Interest Group
Thursday, July 6
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
 
SIG Presentation follows the recently released book, "Genetic Genealogy in Practice"  This book is currently only available online from the National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
Hands-On Training.  Bring your book, your computer and your lunch.


Anniversary Luncheon
Tuesday, July 11
Anniversary Luncheon  (Program)
12:00 pm
Woodhaven Country Club, 7200 Woodhaven Road, Louisville, KY
 
Join With Us to Celebrate
32 Years and Counting
 
Program by: Ron Elliott
Author of Assassination at the State House
The Murder of Kentucky Governor William Goebel
 
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Genealogy Proof Standard.
Wednesday, July 19
Genealogy Proof Standard.  (Workshop)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
 
Presented by: Deborah Campisano
 

Genealogical problems arise when historical records either do not exist, or do not directly support a clear conclusion.  Learn about the accepted standards of evidence that must be met when trying to draw a conclusion, prove a relationship, or discriminate between what information is credible and what is not.

Internet access is available for notebook or laptop.  All are welcome.

There will be NO evening workshop this week.



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
 



DNA Special Interest Group
Thursday, August 3
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
 
SIG Presentation follows the recently released book, "Genetic Genealogy in Practice"  This book is currently only available online from the National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
Hands-On Training.  Bring your book, your computer and your lunch.


Genealogy thru Photography:  Exploring Family Photographs
Tuesday, August 8
Genealogy thru Photography: Exploring Family Photographs  (Program)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Heather Potter
 

The Filson Historical Society located in Old Louisville has over 75,000 photographic items within its collection. A large portion is comprised of local Louisville and Southern Indiana family photographs. While you may be familiar with the our genealogical resources many forget about our visual resources. Filson’s Associate Curator of Photographs, Heather Potter, will give an overview of the Filson’s Photographic Collections, a tutorial on how to search the collection, and some tips on how to preserve your own family photographs



Using Google Maps
Wednesday, August 16
Using Google Maps  (Workshop)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
 
Presented by: Phil Hysell

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.



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 23andMe 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.
 
 
 
 



DNA Special Interest Group
Thursday, September 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
 
SIG Presentation follows the recently released book, "Genetic Genealogy in Practice"  This book is currently only available online from the National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
Hands-On Training.  Bring your book, your computer and your lunch.


Matthew Sellers - Pioneer KY Aviator
Tuesday, September 12
Matthew Sellers - Pioneer KY Aviator  (Program)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Mel Arnold
 

Matthew Sellers II was born in Baltimore but his ancestors were notable Kentuckians. After his father’s death, he built a home for his mother in Grahn, near some of her Kentucky relatives. He had great knowledge about many scientific topics and an extensive science and engineering based education. He built a workshop/laboratory near the Grahn home. His interest in aircraft that could carry a man became a major focus very early in his life. Most of his meaningful research was conducted at the Grahn home called “Blakemore” and it was in the pastures there that he tested his unique quadruplane. Some have credited him with being the first early airman to have a comprehensive understanding of the principles and physics of flying. His first powered-flight occurred five years after the Wright Brothers but made him the “First in Kentucky Flight”. After two disasters that caused him to stop experimenting with flying, his expertise was called on to serve in important political positions which aided the initial formation of the Army Air Corp and contributed to Allied air success in WWI.



Fall Research Trip
Sunday, September 17 through Sunday, September 24
Fall Research Trip  (Research Trip)
LDS Library, Salt Lake City, UT
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You Found Your Deed - Now Can You Locate Your Property
Tuesday, September 26
You Found Your Deed - Now Can You Locate Your Property  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by Susan and Bill Snyder

Susan and Bill Snyder will introduce the means to plat the land described in your ancestor’s deed.  You will learn basic terms and tools for platting.  By using a case study, they will take you through the process of creating a diagram of the land.  You will then be shown how to locate it on a current day map.




DNA Special Interest Group
Thursday, October 5
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
 
SIG Presentation follows the recently released book, "Genetic Genealogy in Practice"  This book is currently only available online from the National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
Hands-On Training.  Bring your book, your computer and your lunch.


“Battletown Witch”
Tuesday, October 10
“Battletown Witch”  (Program)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Gerald W. Fischer
 
For more than 175 years, many folks who wander the woods near Battletown, Kentucky, have seen the ghost of Leah Smock, who was burned as a witch at the age of 22 in August 1840.  Enveloped in a purple glow, her spirit stands beside her grave, wearing a long white robe…her black hair flowing as if being blown by the wind.
 
 In Battletown Witch: Leah Smock, the Evolution of Witchcraft and the Last Burning in America, Mr. Fischer tells the story of Leah Smock, the legend of her supernatural powers and her death at the hands of neighboring families.  It also tells about the socio-economic environment of the area in which she lived and died, and as much as is known about her family, death and afterlife.  The book also explores the evolution of witchcraft from early beliefs, superstitions and cultures across the world, primarily in Europe, and how these beliefs influenced life in the early American colonies.
 
Battletown Witch is a fascinating look at how fear of witchcraft and community gossip lead to the death of a country girl nearly two centuries ago and how her legend still lives today.




2017 Seminar and Book Fair
Saturday, October 21
2017 Seminar and Book Fair  (Program)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn Louisville East, 1325 South Hurstbourne, Louisville, KY 40222
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
Founder of
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DNA Special Interest Group
Thursday, November 2
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
 
SIG Presentation follows the recently released book, "Genetic Genealogy in Practice"  This book is currently only available online from the National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
Hands-On Training.  Bring your book, your computer and your lunch.



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
 
SIG Presentation follows the recently released book, "Genetic Genealogy in Practice"  This book is currently only available online from the National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
Hands-On Training.  Bring your book, your computer and your lunch.