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Cemeteries of St. Matthews
Tuesday, August 11
Cemeteries of St. Matthews  (Program)
1:00 pm
At Your Home on Your Computer
Zoom Program:             
Presented by Steve Wiser 
“Cemeteries of St. Matthews”
There are about 20 cemeteries in and or near the small city of St. Matthews, including: Oxmoor, Breckinridge, Zachary Taylor, etc.  Many of these cemeteries are located in non-visible, low profile places.  This presentation will review who is buried in these various cemeteries and their locations.
Steve Wiser is President of the Louisville Historical League and has written over 12 books on local architecture and history. He recently retired as an architect but still does some consultation. 
Please register for the Zoom workshop on the link below by August 9th.
Registration is limited to 100 participants. Once you register a link will be sent to you a couple days before the workshop.

2020 Tools of Family Search
Tuesday, August 25
2020 Tools of Family Search  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
At Your Home on Your Computer

Zoom Presentation

Presented by Nancy Simmons Roberson

2020 Tools of FamilySearch.


Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. You can access FamilySearch services and resources for free at

Attend the workshop to learn to search  historical records, FamilySearch wiki, and the catalog.  Learn to access the FamilyTree and add documents and pictures to your ancestor's profile page.


Nancy Simmons Roberson is a Michigan native.  She earned a B. A. Degree in education 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 is the 2020 president of the Louisville Genealogical Society and for the past 12 years has 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.

To register for this workshop click on the link below:

“George D. Prentice and Bloody Monday: Scoundrel? Or Scapegoat?”
Tuesday, September 8
“George D. Prentice and Bloody Monday: Scoundrel? Or Scapegoat?”  (Program)
1:00 pm
At Your Home on Your Computer
Sep 08, 2020             Zoom Program:
Presented by James Prichard
George D. Prentice and Bloody Monday: Scoundrel? Or Scapegoat?
The recent removal of the George D. Prentice statue from public display capped over 163 years of controversy. The influential editor of the Louisville Daily Journal has long been condemned for his anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant editorials that many believe sparked the tragic “Bloody Monday” riot of 1855.
While several historians have absolved Prentice of total blame for the tragedy, he remains one of Louisville’s foremost villains in the public mind. This talk brings a fresh perspective to “Bloody Monday”, as well as a closer look regarding Prentice’s role in the tragedy. At the conclusion the audience will have the opportunity to judge – was Prentice a scoundrel? Or a scapegoat?
James Prichard is a Manuscript Cataloger at The Filson Historical Society. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Wright State University. He is the author of Embattled Capital: Frankfort, Kentucky in the Civil War.
Please register for the Zoom workshop on the link below by Sept. 6th.
Registration is limited to 100 participants. Once you register a link will be sent to you a couple days before the workshop.

When Vital Records are Missing
Tuesday, September 22
When Vital Records are Missing  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
At Your Home on Your Computer

Zoom Presentation

Presented by Bill and Susan Snyder

You have searched and cannot find your ancestor’s birth, death or marriage vital records.  Are you just out of luck or are there other sources that might have the data you need?  We’ll explore alternative documents that may help you discover this information.
Bio Information
Susan Olson Snyder was introduced to genealogy when she joined a family research class after moving to a new home in Virginia.  She has been researching for about 40 years.  A native of Louisville, KY, she is an active member of LGS, having served as quarterly editor, vice-president and president.
Bill Snyder has been focusing on genealogy for almost 40 years.  His concentrations have been mainly in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.  He also has carried out research in German and Norwegian records.  He has served as treasurer, newsletter editor and president with LGS.
To register for this workshop click on the link below:

Orphan Trains: A Genealogical Challenge
Tuesday, November 10
Orphan Trains: A Genealogical Challenge  (Program)
1:00 pm
At Your Home on Your Computer
Zoom Meeting
Presented  by:  Mel Arnold
In 1824 a young ministerial student, Charles Loring Brace, arrived in New York after studying theology at Yale. He quickly became appalled at the number of homeless youth roaming the streets, many securing their daily needs by criminal activity. He soon called a gathering that involved many rich and renowned citizens of the city. He proposed the creation of an organization to care for and educate these homeless young people.  However, the numbers were mind staggering; estimated by social workers in 1824 to be between 10,000 and 12,000. His new organization, Children’s Aid Society, did much good but it became apparent very early that CAS could not make the significant impact needed. A questionable solution was developed; send them out to the godly people of the Midwest who would provide decent homes away from the evil influences of the city. Thus the movement which came to be known as “Orphan Trains” was born. A huge unanticipated result was the overwhelming genealogical conundrum created for hundreds of future family researchers.
Mel Arnold is a native of Alabama who graduated from Samford University (Birmingham) and then earned a theology degree at Southern Seminary in Louisville. He obtained graduate degrees from Indiana University and served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin followed by an Associate Professor position at the University of Minnesota. Mel returned to Louisville in 1983 to be director of education for Humana, supervising four educational teams, each independently focused on hospital training, immediate-care center operation (MedFirst), hospital computer systems and a start-up insurance business. After Humana changed its business plan to focus solely on the insurance industry, Mel became the Director of Education and Training for Louisville Gas and Electric which grew from a county-focused utility company to number 364 on the Forbes Top 500 Business List before being purchased by an European firm. In retirement mode, he has focused on researching his family’s history and has developed a dedicated interest in writing on topics dealing with genealogy and Kentucky history.
Please click on the link below to register for this program as we are limited to 100 participants. An email with the meeting link will be sent to you so you can join the program.