Genealogy Day at the Library Program Schedule

Main Library, Saturday, April 14, 9:30am - 4:30pm

9:30 – 9:45: Welcome and Introductory Remarks - To listen, click here.

9:45 – 10:30: Keynote - Louisville in 1940 by Rick Bell

Historian Rick Bell Louisville in 1940 was a center for industrial growth and commerce. The 1937 Flood was still in our memories and the ‘winds of war’ was in the daily press. Learn what your ancestors were doing and thinking as they lived in Louisville in 1940. To listen, click here.

Break 

10:45 – 12:00: Researching the 1940 Census by Betty Darnell

The 1940 census was released on April 2, but an index will not be immediately available. Learn how to use other sources to determine the Enumeration District (E.D.) for your ancestors. To download the class handout, click here. To listen, click here.

10:45 – 12:00: Introduction to Genealogy by Joe Hardesty

New and experienced genealogists alike will learn the fundamentals necessary for making family history research fun and rewarding. To download the class handout, click here. To listen, click here.

12:00 – 1:30: Lunch

1:30 – 2:30: Researching military records in Kentucky: WWI to Vietnam by Brandon Sloan

Twentieth century military records provide abundant clues regarding our Kentucky ancestors and their families. Here you will learn what they contain, where to access them and how. To listen, click here.

1:30 – 2:30: A Professional’s Quick Tips for Success in Kentucky’s Records by Jane-Rives Williams

Learn simple tricks genealogy professionals use for quick and effective searches in Kentucky. To download the class handout, click here. To listen, click here.

1:30 – 2:30: Publishing Your Family Genealogy: It’s Easier than you think! by Rick Kincaid

Thinking about publishing your genealogical research but don’t know how to begin, where to go or what you should know? These and other questions will be discussed. To download the class handout, click here. To listen, click here.

Break 

2:45 – 3:45: Comings and Goings: Kentucky’s Immigration and Emigration History by Lynne Hollingsworth

Kentucky’s immigrant experience began with the first settlers to the commonwealth in the mid-1700s.  This discussion explores the diversity of Kentucky’s immigrant population, describes opportunities for genealogists to understand their ancestor’s immigration and emigration travels and how primary resources can be used to further their family research. To download the class handout, click here. To listen, click here.

2:45 – 3:45: Technogenealogy by Chris Hettinger

Does Technology frighten you, or are you experienced?  Learn how to make technology your best genealogical friend using image scanners, digital cameras and GPS.  Also, see examples of advanced technology being used by universities and corporations alike. To download the class handout, click here. To listen, click here.

2:45 – 3:45: Seeking Saints and Sinners by Deborah Campisano

Church records are excellent sources of vital information and social history. Determine your ancestor’s denomination; learn the types of church records available, and how to access them. Examples from records of Kentucky’s 19th century denominations illustrate their value to the family historian. To listen, click here.

Break

4:00 - ??: Have a genealogy question? We have an answer.  Have your questions answered by the Genealogy Day Panel: Joe Hardesty, Deborah Campisano, Lynne Hollingsworth – perhaps others. To listen, click here.

Program Notes

Last Updated: 3/16/12