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*<u></u>'''The Louisville Genealogical Society&nbsp;Library '''is located&nbsp;across the hall from the Louisville Kentucky Family History Center. You&nbsp;may access the library during&nbsp;the hours that&nbsp;the Family History Center&nbsp;is open and during,&nbsp;or after the Louisville Genealogical meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
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*The founder of '''Louisville Genealogical Society''', Jane Turner Hamm, began teaching genealogy classes on February 14, 1980 at Senior Citizens East. Upon completion of the course, Jane’s students wished to continue meeting and made the decision to form a society. The first meeting took place on July 2, 1985, with 16 in attendance. Fast forward to the present, when membership exceeds 300.  
<u></u>'''The Louisville Genealogical Society&nbsp;Library '''is located&nbsp;across the hall from the Louisville Kentucky Family History Center. You&nbsp;may access the library during&nbsp;the hours that&nbsp;the Family History Center&nbsp;is open and during,&nbsp;or after the Louisville Genealogical meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.&nbsp;&nbsp;  
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*The Society meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Hurstbourne Parkway. At the second Tuesday meeting, a program of a historical nature is presented. On the fourth Tuesday, an educational workshop follows a brief business meeting. Visitors are always welcome at these meetings. When a fifth Tuesday occurs in a month, some members visit a local or nearby facility for a tour or simply for genealogical research.  
 
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*Additionally, each spring a week-long research trip is made to such places as Richmond, Virginia; National Archives in Washington, DC; Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, or another location selected by a majority of members. Then, in autumn, a group travels each year to the Mecca of research libraries, Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  
*The founder of '''Louisville Genealogical Society''', Jane Turner Hamm, began teaching genealogy classes on February 14, 1980 at Senior Citizens East. Upon completion of the course, Jane’s students wished to continue meeting and made the decision to form a society. The first meeting took place on July 2, 1985, with 16 in attendance. Fast forward to the present, when membership exceeds 300.
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*A genealogical seminar is held yearly, normally in October, which features a national speaker, as well as numerous free classes, a silent auction, vendors and societies. In 2012, the main speaker will be Curt B. Witcher. Mark the date on your calendar, Saturday, October 20.  
 
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*Finally, the LGS has its own small library with various reference books, genealogy journals of various states and family surname folders that researchers may visit either during or after meetings or by requests made to the LDS Librarian during their hours.  
The Society meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Hurstbourne Parkway. At the second Tuesday meeting, a program of a historical nature is presented. On the fourth Tuesday, an educational workshop follows a brief business meeting. Visitors are always welcome at these meetings. When a fifth Tuesday occurs in a month, some members visit a local or nearby facility for a tour or simply for genealogical research.  
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*For additional information about Louisville Genealogical Society, visit  
 
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylgs/ http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylgs/]  
Additionally, each spring a week-long research trip is made to such places as Richmond, Virginia; National Archives in Washington, DC; Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, or another location selected by a majority of members. Then, in autumn, a group travels each year to the Mecca of research libraries, Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  
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*[http://www.sar.org National Society Sons of the American Revolution]  
A genealogical seminar is held yearly, normally in October, which features a national speaker, as well as numerous free classes, a silent auction, vendors and societies. In 2012, the main speaker will be Curt B. Witcher. Mark the date on your calendar, Saturday, October 20.  
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*1000 Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203  
 
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*PH: 502-589-1776  
Finally, the LGS has its own small library with various reference books, genealogy journals of various states and family surname folders that researchers may visit either during or after meetings or by requests made to the LDS Librarian during their hours.  
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*&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.filsonhistorical.org The Filson Historical Society]  
For additional information about Louisville Genealogical Society, visit  
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*1310 South Third Street, Louisville, Kentucy 40208  
 
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*PH; 502-635-5083  
[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylgs/ http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylgs/]
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*[http://www.lfpl.org Louisville Free Public Library]  
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*301 York Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203  
 
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*PH: 502-574-1611
*[http://www.sar.org National Society Sons of the American Revolution]
 
 
 
1000 Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203  
 
 
 
PH: 502-589-1776  
 
 
 
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*&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.filsonhistorical.org The Filson Historical Society]
 
 
 
1310 South Third Street, Louisville, Kentucy 40208  
 
 
 
PH; 502-635-5083  
 
 
 
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*[http://www.lfpl.org Louisville Free Public Library]
 
 
 
301 York Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203  
 
 
 
PH: 502-574-1611
 
  
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
  
 
We would welcome any one who has an interest in genealogy and would like to work in the Family History Center. Training would be provided.
 
We would welcome any one who has an interest in genealogy and would like to work in the Family History Center. Training would be provided.

Revision as of 15:47, 30 March 2012

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Louisville Kentucky Family History Center serves Louisville and the surrounding areas free of charge.

Location & Map:

*Address: 1000 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky 40222

  • From the parking lot enter the door on the left side of the building.
  • Location on Map

Phone: 502-426-8174

E-mail: ky_louisville@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tues, Wed, Thurs, 2nd,3rd,4th Saturdays: 10AM to 2PM
  • Tues Evening: 6:30PM to 9:00PM
  • We are closed when Jefferson County Schools are closed for bad weather.

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday daytime hours in July 
  • Open on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays in July
  • Closed Tuesday evenings in August.
  • Closed November 21-22.
  • Closed December 17 - January 2, 2013

Calendar and Events 

Louisville Free Public Library

The Louisville Free Public Library will hold an all day Genealogy Day at the main library on Saturday April 4. Please go to the Louisville Public Library main page for details  http://www.lfpl.org


 National Genealogical Society 2012 Family History Conference

This conference will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 9-12, 2012

Please visit http://www.ngsgenealogy.org for more information.

Staff Training Meetings 

 A Staff Meeting will be held on Wednesday June 6, 2012 from 7:00 PM

to 8:00 PM in the Family History Center.

Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Over 1,500 Films and over 2,500 Microfiche with many films and microfilms from Kentucky, Germany, and Sweden.
  • Over 500 books and family histories from various states.
  • Over 100 commercial CD's with genealogical research data.
  • Forms, Research outlines, etc available at cost.
  • FHC Portal: This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
  • Free access to subscription based internet web sites, including FamilySearch.org, 19th Century British Library Newspaper, Access Newspaper Archive, Ancestry.com (USA & International), Find My Past, Fold 3 (Previousy know as footnote.com), The Genealogist, Godfrey Memorial Library, Heritage Quest Online, Historic Map Works library edition, Paper Trail, World Vital Records, Arkiv Digital (Swedish Church Records and other historical records).

Hardware and Equipment

  • Six computer networked workstations with printer access. 
  • One film/fiche scanner
  • Paper copier
  • One flatbed scanner
  • Four microfiche readers
  • Six microfilm readers

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the Mesa and Logan FHC pages for examples.)

  •  RESOURCES IN THE LOCAL AREA 
  • The Louisville Genealogical Society Library is located across the hall from the Louisville Kentucky Family History Center. You may access the library during the hours that the Family History Center is open and during, or after the Louisville Genealogical meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.  
  • The founder of Louisville Genealogical Society, Jane Turner Hamm, began teaching genealogy classes on February 14, 1980 at Senior Citizens East. Upon completion of the course, Jane’s students wished to continue meeting and made the decision to form a society. The first meeting took place on July 2, 1985, with 16 in attendance. Fast forward to the present, when membership exceeds 300.
  • The Society meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Hurstbourne Parkway. At the second Tuesday meeting, a program of a historical nature is presented. On the fourth Tuesday, an educational workshop follows a brief business meeting. Visitors are always welcome at these meetings. When a fifth Tuesday occurs in a month, some members visit a local or nearby facility for a tour or simply for genealogical research.
  • Additionally, each spring a week-long research trip is made to such places as Richmond, Virginia; National Archives in Washington, DC; Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, or another location selected by a majority of members. Then, in autumn, a group travels each year to the Mecca of research libraries, Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • A genealogical seminar is held yearly, normally in October, which features a national speaker, as well as numerous free classes, a silent auction, vendors and societies. In 2012, the main speaker will be Curt B. Witcher. Mark the date on your calendar, Saturday, October 20.
  • Finally, the LGS has its own small library with various reference books, genealogy journals of various states and family surname folders that researchers may visit either during or after meetings or by requests made to the LDS Librarian during their hours.
  • For additional information about Louisville Genealogical Society, visit
  • http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylgs/
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  • National Society Sons of the American Revolution
  • 1000 Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203
  • PH: 502-589-1776

  •   The Filson Historical Society
  • 1310 South Third Street, Louisville, Kentucy 40208
  • PH; 502-635-5083

  • Louisville Free Public Library
  • 301 York Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203
  • PH: 502-574-1611

Volunteer at the Center

We would welcome any one who has an interest in genealogy and would like to work in the Family History Center. Training would be provided.