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  1. 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 inspection, it was discovered that each member has his own page of information, including a picture! Some additional information included for each member includes: address, business/occupation, wife’s name, and hobbies.  This collection consists of two small binders. One houses the Roster of the Louisville Business Men’s Club for 1958. The...

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  2. 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 (http://www.revwarapps.org/).  This volunteer site, run by Will Graves and C. Leon Harris, is a digital monument to Revolutionary Soldiers of the south. According to the site: “This site is dedicated to celebrating the lives and contributions made by the brave men and women who fought or lived in the South...

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  3. Collections Corner: Licking River Navigation Journals

    Collections Corner: Licking River Navigation Journals

    By: Andrew Patrick, KHS Book Review Editor and Subscriptions Coordinator, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society For those of you who may have noted the Licking River as a watercourse along which your family resided, you may want to take a look at the Licking River Navigation Journals. Not only do they give us a descriptive window into the life of someone who had to traverse these waters, but they also give us a snapshot of life along the river during Kentucky’s early settlement years, including family names, structure descriptions, and professions. These journals (2 volumes) from 1818 provide first-hand...

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  4. Collections Corner: Henry Middleton Hyatt Genealogy Collection

    Collections Corner: Henry Middleton Hyatt Genealogy Collection

    The Rev. Dr. Harry Middleton Hyatt was a folklorist interested in Adams County, Illinois and witchcraft. He began researching the Millers of Millersburg, Kentucky in 1973, to publish an update to the 1929 edition, but died (Dec. 1978) before he could publish his work. Harry Middleton Hyatt, M.A., D.D., was educated at Kenyon College and Oxford University, and served as assistant rector at the Church of the Holy Spirit in New York City from 1951 to 1965. After his retirement in 1965, Dr. Hyatt returned to his hometown of Quincy, Illinois. Hyatt’s best-known work came in his research in folklore....

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