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3 boxes of microfilm
Tuesday, May 28
3 boxes of microfilm  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Dixie Hibbs
Join us for a workshop with Dixie Hibbs, historian, author, former mayor of Bardstown, and recently retired manager of Wickland, Home to Three Governors. Dixie will share how she was able to find and utilize information from 3 boxes of microfilm, a thousand miles away, and how those reels of microfilm revealed little known details in the interesting life of one of the Wickliffe sisters, daughter of Charles Wickliffe, former governor of Kentucky. Dixie will share her experiences in historical sleuthing and reveal helpful hints that can be used by those researching for family histories and other historical interests.
“I love to research, but I don’t like to write.  Then why have I written sixteen books?  My conscience drives me to collect and make available the “new historical stories” that I have uncovered.  I will share with you some of the sources that I have used and how to research in them.”—Dixie Hibbs.

The History and People of Portland Kentucky
Tuesday, June 11
The History and People of Portland Kentucky  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: James Higdon 
The Nearly Forgotten History of Portland, Kentucky is the true story of the creation of the independent town below the falls of the Ohio that is now a resurgent neighborhood on the northwest end of Louisville. This story begins with the geologic formation of the 350-million-year-old Devonian-Era fossil beds now known as the Falls, glimpses of its mysterious prehistory, and then we meet the Shawnee, who are there when Daniel Boone arrives. From there, Portland becomes the stepping-off point for Lewis & Clark and many adventurers after them. Because of its early prominence, the story of early Portland is a parade of famous names, from Henry Clay, John James Audubon, a young Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain. But it is Portland's residents - Jim Porter, the Batman brothers, Pink Varble, Gen. William "Bull" Nelson, and Mary Millicent Miller, America's first female steamboat pilot - who make this story what it is: a page-turning narrative that reveals the history of Kentucky and Louisville from a new point-of-view: from the Lower Wharf of the Falls of the Ohio at Portland.

2019 Elliott County Historical Society Genealogy Conference
Friday, June 21 through Saturday, June 22
2019 Elliott County Historical Society Genealogy Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center, Sandy Hook, Kentucky
This year's conference features the following presenters and topics:
• Kelli Bergheimer on a DNA topic to be announced
• James M. Prichard on the Regulators of Elliott County
• Vanessa Gaye Simmons Maggard on music of the Appalachian region
• The Elliott County Historical Society on Researching Your Elliott County roots
For lodging information and updates about the conference agenda, Click Here  
Direct your questions to 606-794-2183 or

Websites Beyond Ancestry
Tuesday, June 25
Websites Beyond Ancestry  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Nancy Roberson
There is plenty online to discover beyond Ancestry.  The web is home to a wide range of genealogical websites and while they all differ in the tools and records they make available, they all have their respective strengths and uses. We will look at websites filled with records and tools to enhance your genealogical research.  Online vital records, grave records, newspapers, archives, forums and blogs at your fingertips. Click, search and scroll to unlock records, how-to articles, and special collections that focus on Native American, African American, military and family Bible records.   All these websites and most are FREE. 

Genealogy 101
Monday, July 8
Genealogy 101  (Conferences & Seminars)
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paris-Bourbon County Library, 701 High St., Paris, Ky.
Suzanne Dungan's presentation will be designed to help you fill in the missing branches of your family tree using library and online genealogical resources. Genealogy 101 is offered free of charge at the library at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.
For details, call (859) 987-4419 or send email to

34th Annual LGS Anniversary Luncheon
Tuesday, July 9
34th Annual LGS Anniversary Luncheon  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Woodhaven Country Club, 7200 Woodhaven Road, Louisville, KY 40291


Presented by: Martha McLain

Re-inacting events
through the eyes of
Mary Carson Aston
Registration by Mail Deadline - June 28, 2019
Registration On-Line Deadline - Midnight, July 5, 2019

Scandinavian Genealogy
Saturday, July 27
Scandinavian Genealogy  (Conferences & Seminars)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio
Are your ancestors from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, or Finland? Expert Ross Nelson shares  the histories of these countries and the fascinating stories of its citizens who immigrated to the United States of America. $15 for members of the Ohio History Connection (formerly Ohio Historical Society); $20 for others. For details, phone (614) 297-2300 or (800) 686-6124), or send email to

Missouri Gold: Digging Deep into Our Sources and Culture
Friday, August 2 through Saturday, August 3
Missouri Gold: Digging Deep into Our Sources and Culture  (Conferences & Seminars)
Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, MO
We are excited to announce that registration is open for our annual conference that will be held at Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, MO on August 2-3, 2019.   This year we are focusing on honing our skills and getting up-to-date advice on online and technology-based tools.  We have invited some of the top genealogical experts Missouri has to offer from St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Cape Girardeau and all points in between.  
Join us in August to hear about…
  • The NEW Center for Missouri Studies that opens one week after our conference
  • New collections at the State Archives and Missouri History Museum
  • Tips for Missouri First Families and Lineage Societies
  • How to get the most out of,  FamilySearch and FindMyPast
  • How to Find our Female Ancestors
  • How to find our family members in land records, manuscripts and online newspapers
  •  A fresh look at immigration and census records
  • A great book sale with many hard-to-find treasures
  • And much more!!!
We will have some fun, too.  On Friday evening join us for dinner and stay for Networking Desserts where we will display some old items to jog memories and invite stories to be told.  Bring your best ideas and prepare to share!  We want everyone to leave the conference will new ideas for their research, new friends and a renewed feeling they can break down any brick wall or get one step closer to the cherished past.  See the full agenda and REGISTER online at and watch for updates on our Facebook page and blog.  You can also print the brochure and mail in your registration.
For hotel registration, contact hotel directly.  See brochure for more details. 
See You in August!

Kentucky History & Genealogy Conference 2019
Friday, August 23 through Saturday, August 24
Kentucky History & Genealogy Conference 2019  (Conferences & Seminars)
Mercer County Public Library, 109 W. Lexington, Harrodsburg, KY
Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference, will be held at the Mercer County Public Library in Harrodsburg, Kentucky on August 23 and 24. Guests are encouraged to visit the registration page on MCPL’s website at: The registration page will also include helpful information about parking, restaurants, and lodging in the area. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you feel may be interested in attending. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
David Kirkpatrick
Reference/Genealogy Librarian
Mercer County Public Library

18th Annual Eastern Kentucky Genealogy and History Conference
Friday, September 20 through Saturday, September 21
18th Annual Eastern Kentucky Genealogy and History Conference  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
Ramada Inn, Paintsville, Kentucky
Watch for details at or contact Victoria L. Moore at

2019 LGS Seminar
Saturday, October 19
2019 LGS Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 4:45 pm
Holiday Inn Louisville East - Hurstbourne, 1325 South Hurstbourne, Louisville, KY 40222
Louisville Genealogical Society
is proud to present
internationally-known speaker
one of the preeminent genetic
genealogists in the world
CeCe Moore
Click Here for Information

Day With Judy G. Russell
Saturday, October 26
Day With Judy G. Russell  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:45 am to 4:00 pm
Allen County Public Library,Fort Wayne, Indiana
The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. On the faculty of numerous genealogy institutes, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturerâ„ .
On October 26, there will be four lectures: “An Act for the Relief of Gregory Thomas and Others—The Private Laws of the Federal and State Governments”, “No Person Shall…Gallop Horses in the Streets--Using Court Records to tell the Story of our Ancestor’s Lives”, “When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records”, and “2019: The Year of the Copyright.” For a description of each presentation and information on time schedule, go to our