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1000th Library Patron Begins Research!


1000th Visitor to the SAR Library

SAR Genealogical Research Library Presents First Saturday Workshop

On June 4, 2011 The SAR Genealogical Research Library opened its doors for the first time on a Saturday to the public. The Library launched its summer schedule by presenting a Genealogy 101 Workshop. This free workshop was given by Michael Wells, NSSAR Library Committee Chairman, of the Alabama Society. The one-hour program covered such topics as vital records, church records, and online resources for tracing your family tree. Many workshop attendees were first time visitors to the library and stayed after the workshop to perform their own independent research.

NSSAR Revolutionary War Newspapers Now on Exhibit at Louisville Free Public Library

Three of the SAR’s colonial newspapers as well a piece of colonial currency can now be viewed by the public at the Louisville Free Public Library’s (LFPL) main branch at 301 York St., Louisville, KY. They are part of an exhibit titled Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World on display from June 1-August 15, 2011. The exhibit features a six-panel display of Franklin’s life and accomplishments that is sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Kentucky Council on Archives Holds Semi-Annual Conference at SAR Genealogical Research Library

On May 20, 2011 the SAR Genealogical Research Library was buzzing with archivists. The Kentucky Council on Archives (KCA) held its semi-annual meeting in the library, where archivists, librarians, and record managers from across the state came together to discuss issues that affect Kentucky’s archivists. KCA is a state-wide organization that supports all types of archives and serves as a platform for archives professionals to share ideas. Around 50 people attended, making it one of the most successful in recent memory.

SAR Genealogical Research Library to Offer New Summer Hours & Genealogy Workshops


SAR Genealogical Research Library

Louisville Genealogical Society Tours the SAR Genealogical Research Library


LGS Members

NSSAR on Exhibit at Louisville International Airport


Items relating to genealogy and SAR programs are on display in this case.

The Cultural Consortium Holds Monthly Meeting at the SAR Genealogical Research Library

On February 17, 2011, representatives of the top cultural institutions from across the region held their monthly meeting at the SAR Genealogical Research Library in Louisville, KY.  The Cultural Consortium is a group of organizations whose goal is to support one another in the production and implementation of programming geared toward local area school groups.  Members of the consortium meet to discuss collaboration opportunities, best-practice procedures and other issues that face cultural institutions in the region.

Cornerstones of Freedom & Sons of Liberty-1775, by James Muir Now on Exhibit

Cornerstones of Freedom & Sons of Liberty-1775, by James Muir Now on Exhibit at the SAR Genealogical Research Library & NSSAR Headquarters.
James Muir, an SAR member, is a renowned bronze sculptor of allegorical art from Sedona, AZ. His work is featured in universities and cultural institutions across the country, including West Point Military Academy and the Thomas Jefferson Library.
Cornerstones of Freedom

Compatriot U.S. Presidents Exhibit at the SAR Genealogical Research Library

Did you know that 16 U.S. Presidents became members of the SAR?

The SAR Genealogical Research Library is proud to now feature a display of the portraits of all 16 Compatriot U.S. Presidents. This exhibit was made possible by the generous support of the George Washington Endowment Fund. The portraits are mounted on custom-built cherry shelves that match the other woodwork in the library.  While this exhibit was previously displayed at the National Headquarters on 4th Street, it now has been updated and moved to the new library.
Display at Library of Compatriot Presidents
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