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  1. Book Notes – On a Burning Deck. The Road to Akron & Return to Akron

    Book Notes – On a Burning Deck. The Road to Akron & Return to Akron

    On a Burning Deck. The Road to Akron. An Oral History of the Great Migration vol. 1. & On a Burning Deck: Return to Akron. By Tom Jones. (2017. Pp. 298. $18.95. Paperback. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: http://www.onaburningdeck.com/) ISBN: 978-1-5440-2537-7 & 978-1545565766. Akron, Ohio native Tom Jones presents a fascinating story...

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  2. Book Notes – Before Abolition: African-Americans in early Clark County, Kentucky

    Book Notes – Before Abolition: African-Americans in early Clark County, Kentucky

    Before Abolition: African-Americans in early Clark County, Kentucky. By Lyndon Comstock. (2017. Pp. 812. $26.95. Paperback. Lexington: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.) ISBN: 978-1-9740-9411-0. The rising interest in genealogy can’t be understated. It’s the second most popular hobby in the United States, the second most visited type of website, and is...

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  3. Book Notes – Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front

    Book Notes – Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front

    Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front. By David J. Bettez. (2016. Pp. 428. $45.00. Hardback. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky. 663 South Limestone Street, Lexington KY 40508-4008. www.kentuckypress.com) ISBN: 978-0-8131-6801-2. Hot off the presses from the University of Kentucky Press comes a wonderful new...

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  4. Collections Corner: Louisville Businessmen’s Club Directories

    Collections Corner: Louisville Businessmen’s Club Directories

    Some of the most unassuming collections can yield a wealth of wonderful information. Upon processing review of the Louisville Businessmen’s Club Directories, the two little black binders appeared to be an ordinary member roster of a couple of the Business Clubs of Louisville from the 1950s and 60s. Upon closer...

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  5. Collections Corner: Southern Revolutionary War Pensions & Rosters

    Collections Corner: Southern Revolutionary War Pensions & Rosters

    This month’s Collection Corner comes to us from Kandie Adkinson at the Kentucky Secretary of State Land Office. At a recent event at Boonesborough, Kandie shared one of her favorite secret weapons when researching Revolutionary Soldiers in connection to land records: The Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Pension Statements and Rosters...

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