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Tuesday, March 28
Louisville Genealogical Society  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
1:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, K
Case Study: Deborah Stephens My Family Warrior  (Workshop)
Presented by: Nancy Simmons Roberson
 

As I worked on documenting my Mayflower lineage, I learned about the life of my 4th great grandmother, Deborah Stephens.  From her birth in Massachusetts in 1807 to her unknown death in Iowa in the mid-1870’s, Deborah lived life as a warrior.  Deborah was one of ten children, married three times, raised 14 children and outlived all but two of her own children.  She was an amazing women and key to documenting my Mayflower lineage.



Thursday, March 30
Filson Club  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
6:00 pm
THE FILSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Integrated: The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition
James W. Miller
Thursday, March 30 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free for members, $10 non-members
In Integrated, James W. Miller explores an often ignored aspect of America’s struggle for racial equality. He relates the story of the Lincoln Institute—an all-black high school in Shelby County, Kentucky, where students prospered both in the classroom and on the court. In 1960, the Lincoln Tigers men’s basketball team defeated three all-white schools to win the regional tournament and advance to one of Kentucky’s most popular events, the state high school basketball tournament. This proud tradition of African American schools—a celebration of their athletic achievements—was ironically destroyed by integration. This evocative book is enriched by tales of individual courage from men who defied comfort and custom. Miller describes how one coach at a white high school convinced his administrators and fans that playing the black schools was not only the right thing to do, but that it was also necessary. He discusses John Norman “Slam Bam” Cunningham, the former Lincoln Institute standout who became an Armed Forces All-Star and later impressed University of Kentucky Coach Adolph Rupp on the Wildcats’ home floor. Miller also tells the story of a young tennis prodigy whose dreams were denied because he could not play at the white country club, but who became the first African American to start for an integrated Kentucky high school basketball championship team. Featuring accounts from former Lincoln Institute players, students, and teachers, Integrated not only documents the story of a fractured sports tradition but also addresses the far-reaching impact of the civil rights movement in the South. James W. Miller is the retired athletics director at the University of New Orleans. Prior to his tenure there, he spent eleven years as a newspaper reporter and twenty-one years in the NFL, where he held positions with the New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills, and Chicago Bears. He is the author of Where the Water Kept Rising.
 



Thursday, April 6
Kentucky in the Great War  (Conferences & Seminars)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Louisville Free Public Library, Main Library, 301 York St., Louisville, KY
The Selective Service Act of 1917 authorized the President to increase temporarily the Armed Forces of the United States. 
The Selective Service System was established to fulfill this need. Local boards were established in all 120 Kentucky 
Counties (of which Jefferson County comprised 8 registration boards). An estimated 486,739 men born between
1886 and 1900 were registered in Kentucky! Needless to say, every Kentuckian was touched deeply by this Great War.

On Thursday April 6th, the Louisville Free Public Library [1] will commemorate the 100th anniversary – to the day, of the 
United States entering the war. Hear noted author Dr. David Bettez describe how this event changed the lives and culture 
of our Kentucky ancestors. 
 
The program will begin in the Centennial Room at 6 p.m., and all are welcome. Refer questions to Joe.Hardesty@lfpl.org.


Tuesday, April 11
Louisville Genealogical Society  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
1:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, K
The Catholic Pioneers of Kentucky  (Program)
Presented by: Eddie Price
 
In this program Eddie Price will examine the "PUSH" factors that brought Catholics to the New World, specifically to the colony of Maryland. Then Mr. Price will explain the "PUSH" factors that enticed these settled Maryland Catholics, joined by other denominations, to leave their Maryland home, cross the Appalachian Mountains and venture into the heart of Kentucky. This area, often referred to as the "Holy Land", is comprised of Bardstown (Nelson County), Springfield (Washington County) and Lebanon (Marion County).


Saturday, April 15
2017 Bullitt County Genealogical Society Book Fair   (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Shepherdsville City Hall, Shepherdsville, Kentucky
You are invited the 2017 Bullitt County Genealogical Society Book Fair at Shepherdsville City Hall. The Book fair will take place on April 15, 2017 and take place between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. We have over 30 vendor's such as authors Eddie Price, Gerald Fischer, and many more. There will be resources for all over the state of Kentucky. You won’t want to miss this event! Please mark it on your calendars! Don’t Miss it!
 
Contac Sherry Lee
sll6462@all.net


Saturday, April 22
Scott County Genealogical Society, Inc.  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
10:00 am
Scott County Public Library, 104 South Bradford Lane, Georgetown, KY 40324
Program: DNA and Your Family Tree
Speaker: Debra Smith Renard


Tuesday, April 25
Louisville Genealogical Society  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
1:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, K
What are the Sanborn Maps and Why Do I Need to Use Them?  (Workshop)
Presented by: Betty Darnell
 
Sanborn maps were prepared by fire insurance companies in the late 1900s, and illustrate types and locations of buildings in many cities and towns in the US.



Tuesday, May 9
Louisville Genealogical Society  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
1:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, K
Jefferson County's Creeks and Streams: Mirrors of Our Past  (Program)
Presented by: Dr. Tom Owen
 
The shape of the land in any community influences development patterns, shapes avenues of commerce, and often directs where the affluent and the poor will live.  
 
Tom Owen’s fast-paced talk reviews Jefferson County’s major creeks and streams, explaining the role that the lay of the land has played in Louisville’s rich history.  Surprisingly, lazy creeks close to our homes take on additional meaning because they mirror a storied past.
 

 



Saturday, May 20
Bullitt County Genealogical Society  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Shepherdsville Government Center, 634 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY
Gerald Fischer - Confederate Guerrilla Book


Tuesday, May 23
Louisville Genealogical Society  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
1:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, K
Reading German Scrift or Current Church Records  (Workshop)
Presented by: Joanne Pry Howard
 
Learning about the importance of the pronunciation of German words, a few grammar differences, Vocabulary lists, chart of written Scrift or Current letters, useful web sites and many examples of actual Church records.



Thursday, June 8 through Saturday, June 10
7th Annual Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Day  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
Historic Town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee
A family event where all can learn their Genealogical Hisotry and Heritage. See the lifesyles of our Pioneer Ancestors. Not limited to the genealogy of families that came through Cumberland Gap, Tennessee but includes all families of the USA. 
 
June 8-10, 2017
Thursday 9th 10am - 5pm
Friday 10th 10am  - 5pm
Saturday 11th 9am - 6pm
Pioneer Day Saturday 11th.


Saturday, June 17
A Gathering of Descendants  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fort Boonesborough, Boonesborough, Kentucky
We want to welcome everyone who had ancestors who came to Fort Boonesborough in the 18th century and played a part in the early settlement of Kentucky. We will have resources and information available about many of the folks who were here in those early days, ideas of where to find genealogical information, museum exhibits of artifacts from the original fort site, authors on hand to sign books about early days of the fort, the people, and surrounding areas, and ongoing historical interpretation of the daily lives, chores, skills and trades of those who came here during that time. This event is free with regular paid admission to the fort.  Please contact Bill Farmer at (859) 527-3131 or bill.farmer@ky.gov


Saturday, June 17
Bullitt County Genealogical Society  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Shepherdsville Government Center, 634 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY
Betty Darnell - What are Sanborn Maps & Why to use them?


Tuesday, June 27
Louisville Genealogical Society  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
1:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, K
The Anatomy of an Obituary  (Workshop)
 
Presented by: Deborah Campisano
 
Using obituaries to find your ancestors.  What to believe and how to verify.  How to access resources to find obituaries.



Saturday, July 22
Bullitt County Genealogical Society  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Shepherdsville Government Center, 634 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY
Kay Hamilton - Legend Of Leah Smock of Battletown History


Tuesday, July 25
Louisville Genealogical Society  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
1:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, K
Researching Your Orphaned Ancestors  (Workshop)
 
Presented by: Debra Renard
 

 




Saturday, August 19
Bullitt County Genealogical Society  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Shepherdsville Government Center, 634 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY


Friday, August 25 through Saturday, August 26
Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York Street, Louisville, Ky.
 
How can historians and genealogists expand their own research? How can historical or genealogical libraries and societies boost programs, raise funds, or increase membership? This first-ever two-day event by the Louisville Free Public Library will offer sessions that expand on previous Genealogy Day events  to address these issues. Eight lecture tracks cover historical/genealogical society development, professional development for librarians and archivists, technology, basic genealogy for beginners, advanced genealogy, ethnic roots, Kentucky institutions and their collections, and Kentucky history.
 
Nationally recognized Kentucky historian Dr. John Kleber will be the keynote speaker. 
Librarians and archivists are invited to meet for an informal networking lunch on that Saturday at The Brown Hotel, a short walk from the library.
Libr
Seating will be limited, so get details and register soon.
Contact: hardesty@lfpl.org or 502-574-1617.



Saturday, October 21
LGS 2017 Family History Seminar and Book Fair  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Rd, St. Matthews, Kentucky
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 "Cyndi's List"
http://kylgs.org/
 



Saturday, November 18
Bullitt County Genealogical Society  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Shepherdsville Government Center, 634 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY
Deborah Campisano - Finding living Relatives



Saturday, December 9
Bullitt County Genealogical Society  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Shepherdsville Government Center, 634 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY