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NO WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS THIS MONTH
Wednesday, September 20
NO WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS THIS MONTH  (Workshop)
No Wednesday Workshops this week.  September 17-24, we are on our 2017 Fall Research Trip to the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, as we continue the search for our ancestors.  


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.




Organizing Your Genealogy
Wednesday, October 18
Organizing Your Genealogy  (Workshop)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
 
Presented by: Debra Renard

All are welcome.  Hands-On training.  Internet access available, bring your laptop or tablet.  This workshop is presented at, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  There will be NO EVENING WORKSHOP this week.



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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PERSI  (PERiodical Source Index)
Tuesday, October 24
PERSI (PERiodical Source Index)  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by Mel Arnold

The Allen County Public Library in Indiana (ACPL) has gathered one of the largest collections of genealogical materials in the world. It is generally acknowledged to be second only to the Salt Lake library. In 1986, the staff of the ACPL Genealogical Center decided to do something about the limited availability of copies of genealogical articles published in periodicals for family historians. The staff identified publications that regularly contained applicable material, created an index for relevant articles and determined they would make the list available to the researchers of family history. In addition to providing the list, they also decided to obtain current and past issues of the periodicals selected and to develop a methodology for ordering copies of desired essays. The index has been produced with the capability of researching in four categories; people, locations, genealogical methodologies and a bibliography of periodicals included. We will review the development of the collection, describe the process by which one finds articles of interest and discuss how to obtain any helpful articles you may have selected.




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.


One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child's Journey through France
Tuesday, November 14
One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child's Journey through France  (Program)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY

Presented by: Fred Gross

Fred Gross knew much about the history of the Holocaust, but he didn't know his own, being a quite young Jewish child during those terrible years. In the late 1980s, he asked his mother to tell him the story of his family's flight from the German invasion of Belgium and the Nazi policies that would become the Holocaust. Later, his two older brothers added their memories. But this story is not simply an account of the years spent one step ahead of Hitler. It is about a little boy then grown man coming to know his own story and realizing the tenuousness of memory. Most of the Grosses' flight takes place in France during its defeat and collaboration with the Nazis, rounding up more than 75,000 Jews for deportation to the death camps. Gross and his family made it through these anguished years because of their fortitude and ingenuity and the help of brave men and women of other faiths, reverently referred to as The Righteous Among the Nations, who risked their lives standing up to their collaborationist government. One Step Ahead of Hitler is a flight not remembered by the author, who was only three when the desperate experience began. Because of his talent in interviewing members of his family, researching, and writing, it is an adventure you will not soon forget.



WHY? And HOW to join a Lineage Society
Wednesday, November 15
WHY? And HOW to join a Lineage Society  (Workshop)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
 
Presented by: Larry Selby

Reasons for joining a lineage society are many. Proving an ancestor during an event or time in history, a story of an ancestor we always heard about, or finding a new ancestor that lets us start a new story. We will discuss what the lineage societies are, steps in getting started, application examples, and using books and websites for the Jamestown, Mayflower, and Royals.

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.



WHY? And HOW to join a Lineage Society
WHY? And HOW to join a Lineage Society  (Workshop)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
 
Presented by: Larry Selby

Reasons for joining a lineage society are many. Proving an ancestor during an event or time in history, a story of an ancestor we always heard about, or finding a new ancestor that lets us start a new story. We will discuss what the lineage societies are, steps in getting started, application examples, and using books and websites for the Jamestown, Mayflower, and Royals.

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.



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
 
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.


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!



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.