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  1. Book Notes – Resting in Peace: Civil War Leaders in Cave Hill Cemetery

    Book Notes – Resting in Peace: Civil War Leaders in Cave Hill Cemetery

    Resting in Peace: Civil War Leaders in Cave Hill Cemetery. By Bryan Bush. (2013. Pp. 168. $24.95. Paperback. Louisville: Butler Books. P.O. Box 7311, Louisville, KY 40257. http://www.butlerbooks.com/) ISBN: 978-1-935497-71-4. Sometimes we forget how important cemetery research can be to our genealogical search. Truth be told, cemeteries have the potential to supply complex...

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  2. History Mystery: Have You Seen Me?

    History Mystery: Have You Seen Me?

    By: Wes Cunningham, University of Louisville Graduate Student and KHS Winter Intern While researching one of our lantern slide collections for digitization we stumbled across this monument. This image was mixed in with pictures of some of Kentucky’s most famous individuals and sites, including portraits of Daniel Boone and a...

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  3. History Mystery: Jacob Mardis’ Burial Site – Kenton County

    History Mystery: Jacob Mardis’ Burial Site – Kenton County

    Looking for Cemetery enthusiasts!  This month’s History Mystery is focused on unraveling the mysterious location of the Pruett-Mardis Cemetery in Kenton County.  Or is it the Mardis Cemetery in Kenton County?  Or better yet: Where exactly is Jacob Mardis (1815-1855) buried?  Find-A-Grave lists Jacob as buried in the Pruett –...

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  4. Creepy Genealogy

    Creepy Genealogy

    By: Cheri Daniels, KAO Editor and KHS Head of Reference Services Genealogists are usually very cognizant of those odd moments, when we discover something during our research that sends a tiny little shiver down the spine…..or gives us goose bumps…..or makes us pass by it quickly because it’s just plain creepy....

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