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“Early Kentucky Women”
Tuesday, March 9
“Early Kentucky Women”  (Program)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Zoom Presentation at home on your computer.
Presented by Tom Stephens
 
“Early Kentucky Women,” explores the pioneer period, and how women coped with the hardships involved in carving homes out of the wilderness, from traveling to Kentucky, to survival methods, to persevering through hardship. Stories include: 1. the celebrated “Women of Bryan Station” of 1782, who gathered water outside the stockade near the newly established Lexington despite their knowledge of an imminent attack; 2. Mrs. John Merrill of Nelson County, who successfully defended her home against a Shawnee hunting party in 1787, earning the name “Long Knife Squaw” in the process; and 3. Margaret “Peggy” Chenoweth, who, despite being tomahawked and scalped in Middletown in 1789, not only lived 36 more years, but bore two children after the attack. Also included are some genealogical insights into frontier-era genealogy, and the difficulty with surnames.
 
Thomas E. Stephens has been a researcher and published writer for more than three decades, most often on Kentucky subjects. He served as editor of Kentucky Ancestors, genealogical quarterly of the Kentucky Historical Society, from 1995 to 2007. He is the author of three books: First Cats: Amazing Origins of the UK Sports Tradition (which won the Historical Confederation of Kentucky’s 2005 History Award); True Bluegrass Stories: History from the Heart of Kentucky; and Civil War Game-Changers: Kentucky and Kentuckians in America's Bloodiest Conflict. He has also served as an editor and columnist for The New Voice and Elizabethtown News-Enterprise newspapers and Kentucky Monthly magazine.
 
 
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Finding Your Virginia Roots at the Library of Virginia
Tuesday, March 23
Finding Your Virginia Roots at the Library of Virginia  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer
Presented by:Ashley Ramey
 
Join LGS and Ashley Ramey, Community Outreach Specialist for the Library of Virginia  to discover what online collections the Library of Virginia has to help genealogist find Virginia ancestors? 
 
Ashley Ramey is the Community Outreach Specialist for the Library of Virginia, where she coordinates the genealogy workshop series, genealogical programs, and community outreach for the Library. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor's degree in History and a Master's degree in History with a concentration on early/colonial Virginia and the United States, African & Indigenous Peoples Slavery, and 19th and 20th Century race relations in Virginia. Prior to work at the Library of Virginia, she was the Site Coordinator at Preservation Virginia's John Marshall House in Downtown Richmond, Virginia."
 
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“The Parklands of Floyds Fork”
Tuesday, April 13
“The Parklands of Floyds Fork”  (Program)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Zoom Presentation at home on your computer.
Presented by Bob Hill  
 
The Parklands of Floyds Fork is a world-class public recreation area. The project encompasses four dramatic parks with interconnecting roads and waterways. It was created to provide almost limitless recreational and educational opportunities including biking, hiking, fishing, picnicking, canoeing, nature ventures, a playground, sports fields, a nature center and an educational facility.
The land was settled by early colonists who dared to claim property and establish homes in the wild forests which lay west of the Appalachian Mountains. Before the Parklands project, some of the land was still occupied by their descendants. Challenged by regional leaders, hundreds joined in the dream, the planning, the acquisition and the other work required to create what David Jones called an extension of the accomplishments of Frederick Olmsted by “establishing something meaningful for the next 100 years.”  Bob Hill will discuss some of the people who originally settled in this area and how the Parklands dream developed.
 
Bob Hill worked for 33 years as a columnist with the Louisville Times and the Courier Journal. During that time he published over 4,000 columns and hundreds of feature stories. While writing was his career, his other passion centered on the eight acres and 150-year-old farm house that he and his wife, Janet, acquired more than 40 years ago. Together they have created an impressive nursery and sculpture garden called Hidden Hill. Bob continues to be involved with several literary and botanical groups. He currently serves on the committee designing and developing the Louisville Waterfront Botanical Gardens. 
 
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Exploring Pennsylvania's State Archives and State Library
Tuesday, April 27
Exploring Pennsylvania's State Archives and State Library  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom Presentation at home on your computer.

Presented by:James M. Beidler

 The Pennsylvania State Archives and State Library of Pennsylvania are well worth a researcher’s attention – catalogs and some records can be accessed online, and a research trip can be worthwhile with advance planning.

 James M. Beidler

He is the author of The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide and The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide as well as writes Roots & Branches, an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy. He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and is editor of Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. He is also an editor at Legacy Tree Genealogists, Inc

 

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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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When to Hire a Professional Genealogist?
Tuesday, May 25
When to Hire 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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