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Appalshop Archive: Salvaging a Half Century of Moving Image History
Tuesday, September 26
Appalshop Archive: Salvaging a Half Century of Moving Image History  (Program)
1:00 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer
Presented By Caroline Rubens:
On July 28, 2022 catastrophic flooding in eastern Kentucky breached the main building of the media arts and education center Appalshop. The organization's archival collections of film, video, audio, photographs and paper records were submerged in 6.5 feet of water for hours.  This presentation will give an overview of Appalshop Archive’s archival collections, flood recovery process, and lessons learned in the aftermath of the flood. It will also provide an update on the ongoing archive rescue efforts.
Caroline Rubens joined Appalshop in 2007 as staff Archivist. In her current role as Director of the Appalshop Archive, she supervises the preservation, cataloging and dissemination of Appalshop’s archival holdings, manages public programming initiatives, and leads fundraising efforts. Rubens holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and advocates in various forums for the preservation of independent and community media. She has participated in professional and scholarly conferences, presenting on topics ranging from the management of a non-profit regional repository to the creative re-use of archival materials. She believes that preserving the archival records of historically underrepresented groups encourages new scholarship and understanding and inspires members of a community to re-envision the future. Rubens is a native of northern New Jersey, was a longtime resident of New York City, and now happily calls Eastern Kentucky home. She remains, however, a Mets fan.
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Sunday, October 8 through Sunday, October 15
12:00 pm
Salt Lake City, Utah
LGS will be taking our annual fall trip to Salt Lake City, UT to research at the FamilySearch Library.  This is the largest genealogical library in the U.S.  Members, as well as non-members, are welcome to join us.  Put it on your calendar to seriously consider.  If you are uncertain about going and would like to talk to others who have gone in the past or have any questions, please contact the Travel Chair.  This trip is always exciting and fun.  I want to encourage anyone who is thinking about going this year to start planning now.  It’s not too early to make your reservations for hotel and airlines.  Individuals are responsible for their own travel plans.
A block of rooms has been reserved for October 8-15, 2023 at the Plaza Hotel Salt Lake, which is next to the library.  All rooms have 2 queen beds; $98 for a regular queen and $105 for a deluxe queen.  These prices are per night and not per person so you can consider sharing and split the cost.
To make a reservation, call Rich Williams at 801-606-2410 and tell him you are with the Louisville Genealogical Society.
Susan Snyder, Fall Travel Chair

“Fighting for Health at Waverly Hills Sanitarium”
Tuesday, October 10
“Fighting for Health at Waverly Hills Sanitarium”  (Program)
1:00 pm
In-Person 1000 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy Louisville KY
Presented by: Lynn Pohl
As a public institution for the treatment of tuberculosis from 1910 to 1961, Waverly Hills Sanatorium inspired both hope and dread. Patients from Louisville and beyond filled long waiting lists to gain admission to the sanatorium. Once there, they were usually desperate to get out. This talk explores the stories of patients, staff, and supporters of the different facilities at Waverly Hills, uncovering a history shaped by far-reaching medical developments and hard-fought struggles to salvage health.   
Lynn Pohl has a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University, Bloomington, and is Collections Cataloger at the Filson Historical Society. Her book Waverly Hills Sanatorium: A History was published by The History Press in 2022.   

Power Up Your Computer with FamilySearch - More Tools of FamilySearch
Tuesday, October 24
Power Up Your Computer with FamilySearch - More Tools of FamilySearch  (Workshop)
1:00 pm
1000 South Hurstborne PKWY and Lynn Station Rd
Presented By Nancy Simmons Roberson
Power Up Your Computer with FamilySearch
This is a hands-on workshop so bring your computer or digital device to the workshop to Power Up with FamilySearch. Learn about FamilySearch Memories and Activities that can add color to your genealogy tapestry.
Learn how to upload memories to FamilySearch. FamilySearch is a great place to preserve your precious family photos and documents. Learn how to use the many activities on FamilySearch. Where Am I From? Famous Relatives, Record My Heritage.
Download the FamilySearch Mobile App and access Family Tree, Memories, and Historical Records. Using the app and the tool Relatives Around Me, we will find out if you are related to any LGS members attending the workshop. It will be an exciting and fun workshop!
Nancy Simmons Roberson
Nancy Simmons Roberson is a Michigan native. She earned a B.A. Degree in education at Adrian College 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. She was the 2013, 2014 and 2020 president of the Louisville Genealogical Society and for many years 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.

Organizing Your Ancestry DNA Results Using Leeds
Wednesday, November 8
Organizing Your Ancestry DNA Results Using Leeds  (Training)
1:00 pm
In Person - at the corner of 1000 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy and Linn Station Rd.
With Lauren Pangburn:
Participants should have a computer and Ancestry DNA results. This will be a side-by-side workshop. Lauren and other volunteers who understand the process can go around and help each other. 
You MUST register by contacting Lauren at:
Registration deadline - October 25

Saturday, November 11
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Suburban Masonic Lodge & Fish Fry 3901 South Third Street 2nd Floor
Join us for a planning retreat to discuss our direction, purpose, and future with an emphasis on Membership and Education!
Saturday, November 11, 2023
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Suburban Masonic Lodge & Fish Fry
3901 South Third Street
2nd Floor (elevator available)
Lunch: Bring your lunch or purchase one at the fish fry on the 1st floor. You can check out their menu at
Directions: From I-264 W (Watterson) take exit 10 turning right on ramp for KY-1020 toward Southern Parkway. Turn right onto South Third Street toward Third Street North. The last intersection before destination is West Garrett Street.   
Park across Third Street at Kenwood Baptist Church. There is a crosswalk at the light. There is also limited parking adjacent to the Lodge for those with mobility issues.
Agenda: We’ll divide the day into two sessions. In the morning we’ll break into smaller groups, recording responses to questions and discussions. After lunch, we’ll condense our discussions into 1-2 goals and developing a path on accomplishing the goals.
Documents: You don’t have to review any documents before attending, but you may find the information useful. Documents can be found behind the Members’ wall here on this website. Once you sign in as a member, you’ll find them under the Documents/Videos tab: State of the Society Report 2020, State of the Society Response, and Societies Fail Others Succeed.
There will not be any registration for the retreat; just be there at 11 a.m. Bring your LGS friend(s). The more, the merrier.
If you cannot attend, feel free to send us any comments, suggestions, or questions you may have to

“Richmond KY Pow Wow, Native American Issues, Past and Present
Tuesday, November 14
“Richmond KY Pow Wow, Native American Issues, Past and Present  (Program)
1:00 pm
In-Person 1000 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy Louisville KY
Presented by: Janet Quigg
Janet has presented the Richmond Pow Wow for almost three decades, founding the Pow Wow in 1994. The focus of the Pow Wow, held each year on the last full weekend in September at Battle Field Park in Richmond, has always been on educating the public, children especially, about Native American Culture. Students from all across Kentucky are invited to come to the event and experience dancing, drumming, Native arts, crafts, and Native foods.

“Kentucky Stories and Songs”
Tuesday, December 12
“Kentucky Stories and Songs”  (Program)
11:00 am
Big Spring Country Club - 5901 Dutchmans Ln, Louisville KY
Presented by:  Mick Sullivan
The Frazier History Museum
Join Mick Sullivan, Curator of Guest Experience at the Frazier History Museum, as he shares the stories of lesser known, yet incredible Kentuckians who made a national and international impact. You’ll also enjoy live music as we explore the lives and contributions of Sylvester Weaver, Lily May Ledford, Jim Porter, John Banvard and more. 
Mick Sullivan is a writer, musician, audio creator, and museum educator in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the Curator of Guest Experience at The Frazier History Museum and host/creator of The Past and The Curious, a history podcast for kids and families. The show has over eight-million downloads and has been featured in The New York Times, TIME for Kids Magazine, Common Sense Media, and on the front page of Apple Podcasts. He is also the author of I See Lincoln's Underpants, published by Heart Ally Books in 2023, and The Meatshower, published by Early Works Press in 2018
Registration for Buffet will be required in October.