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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 pieces of information or clues that can point us in varying directions. Bryan Bush’s title from a little over a year ago demonstrates the fascinating tales that can be found when focusing on the stories of the deceased.  For most of us, our cemetery research begins with a personal tour...

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  2. Book Notes – Love at a Distance

    Book Notes – Love at a Distance

    Love at a Distance: The Courtship, Marriage, and Love Match of John Brennan and Emma Hickman, 1864-1876. By Nancy O’Malley. (2015. Pp. 435. $25.00. Paperback. lulu.com Publishing) ISBN: 9781312743083. In a remarkably short period of time, the long distance story of a young couple unfolded between Paris Kentucky and New York City. The limited number of years, covered in a series of letters gives us a look at their courtship, marriage, family life, and death. Author Nancy O’Malley was entrusted with the task of reading and processing the letters that survive between this couple, and which had been passed down by their descendants for generations....

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  3. Book Notes – Nick and Viola: A Kentucky Family Tragedy in the Tobacco Wars

    Book Notes – Nick and Viola: A Kentucky Family Tragedy in the Tobacco Wars

    Nick and Viola: A Kentucky Family Tragedy in the Tobacco Wars (1904-1911). By Laura Muntz Derr. (2013. Pp. 175. $12.99. Paperback. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.) ISBN: 978-1482372052. Sometimes, it takes a murder or family tragedy to make us slow down and examine the historical context associated with the lives of our ancestors. Laura Muntz Derr has taken one family tragedy and examined the mitigating circumstances behind the event, which resulted in a contextual analysis relatable to many Kentucky genealogists. During the early years of the 20th century, Kentucky’s tobacco industry was encountering an economic upheaval. With companies attempting to regulate the...

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  4. Book Notes – A Pictorial History of Clark County Kentucky

    Book Notes – A Pictorial History of Clark County Kentucky

    A Pictorial History of Clark County Kentucky. By The Bluegrass Heritage Museum. (2010. Pp. 256. $49.95. Hardback. Morley: Acclaim Press. P.O. Box 238, Morley MO 63767. http://www.acclaimpress.com/) ISBN: 978-1-935001-55-3. This month, we are featuring a new acquisition to the KHS Library Collection. This title has been around for a few years, but it’s new to us, and we think those with Clark County area roots should put this one on their list! The content is photograph heavy which provides for a very enjoyable session when sitting down to enjoy the compilation. As one would expect from this type of book, it...

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