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  1. National Library Week: Voices of Our Ancestors

    National Library Week: Voices of Our Ancestors

    Libraries have wonderful collections of books, magazines and other printed materials.  Special libraries like the Kentucky Historical Society also hold other types of materials that make it possible to hear your ancestors speak to you in their own words.  By listening to oral histories and other interviews and reading letters...

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  2. Book Notes – Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact From Fiction in Family Legends

    Book Notes – Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact From Fiction in Family Legends

    Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact From Fiction in Family Legends. By Richard Hite. (2013. Pp. 126. $18.95. Softcover. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260, Baltimore MD 21211-1953. www.genealogical.com) ISBN: 978-0-8063-1982-7. Richard Hite has penned a dense treatise on the pitfalls and obstacles we hit when relying...

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  3. Book Notes – Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community

    Book Notes – Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community

    Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community. By Douglas A. Boyd.  (2011.  Pp. 220.  $35.00.  Hardcover. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  663 South Limestone Street, Lexington KY 40508-4008. www.kentuckypress.com) ISBN: 978-0-8131-3408-6. Review By: Mary Clay As a former resident of Craw (‘Craw’ or ‘The Bottom’ – we never called it ‘Crawfish...

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  4. Collections Corner: Scrapbooks of a Louisville Chinese Family

    Collections Corner: Scrapbooks of a Louisville Chinese Family

    Maxine Toy Locke Bauer was born in Louisville, KY, the daughter of a Chinese immigrant.  Her family owned several businesses in Louisville, including Chinese laundries and restaurants.  Bauer created two scrapbooks that document her family history and gives researchers a look into the lives of Chinese immigrant families and their...

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  5. Book Notes – Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky

    Book Notes – Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky

    Stories of Accommodation and Audacity by Nora Rose Moosnick A new addition to the University Press of Kentucky Oral History Series, Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky: Stories of Accommodation and Audacity reflects the not-so-hidden diversity in the state, and also illustrates the power of oral history to document the...

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