Activities of the Society
Third Saturday work sessions
Third Saturday free work session led by Denise Shoulders. One of the first topics was "How Do I Know I Have the Right Person?" 10:00 - 12:00 a.m. at Archives, 278 West 4th St. Register by calling Archives (270-726-8179) or come on in if you forgot to register! Others follow each month.
Regular meeting was held May 13, 3:15 in Archives
By-laws were revised and board members were chosen. Summarizing the volunteer activities, listing opportunities, and reports on progress in various projects followed.
Daily Volunteer Opportunities
Originally the Society had an all-day work session, generally on Tuesdays. Now with the more mobile populace, we are happy to get help any day and any time. Since no official records are taken from the building, volunteers come in, work on indexing or other book projects, enjoy a cup of coffee with us, and return when they have time.
Do you feel left out and have a burning desire to help? We can send you digital texts and you can work at home if you have Microsoft Excel or Word. Since Amazon and other companies offer great opportunities in publishing books, we need lots of items re-typed so they can print at a much lower cost to us. The books can be typed from a hard copy we send you -- easier to read than some digital items!
Just contact Lee, Judy, or Peggy at and we'll get you established as VOLUNTEER.
Participate in Related Activities
Dreama Ruley and Darlynn Moore, leaders of the Red River Meeting House Association, are pictured here with Carl Foster in period dress for the annual camp session at Red River Meeting House near Schochoh, KY.
Carl has also portrayed Judge Henry P. Brodnax in the Cemetery Reenactments held by the Chamber of Commerce during the Heritage Festival held in October. In period dress, he explains the personality of the quirky judge to groups led by Chamber volunteers on tour dates. Volunteers to be characters of those buried in Maple Grove Cemetery or leaders of the groups are welcomed.
Attend the 8 Sept 2019 annual business meeting and pot luck dinner on the grounds at Red River Meeting House. Dinner at 1:00 p.m., followed by church service.
Annual primitive camp meeting is 11-13 October 2019. Contact for details or Tom Ruley at 270-586-7632.
Schochoh Christmas Parade is 1 Dec 2019 at 2:00 pm. Candlelight Christmas service in meeting house is at 4:00 p.m.
Sons of the American Revolution presentations have also generated interest in Logan Co. history, especially when the cannon and long-rifles are featured.
Chase those Brits out of Logan County, Lee. Mark Wilkins instructs Lee in firing the long rifle.
SAR members held an all-day session at the site of Abraham Morgan's homesite in 2018. Next will be an overnight camp session for history buffs at the McCuddy homesite near Schochoh. More to follow on this when the schedule is set.
March 1-2 and March 16 saw the genealogy workshop held by the Archives and Logan Co., KY Public Library.
Caleb May, Henderson County Librarian and an authority on DNA research, King Simpson, Director Logan County, KY Library, and Denise Shoulders, held an all-day session on using DNA in your research on March 16th.
The DNA workshop followed a 2-day workshop on basic genealogy research as proposed by Elaine Ezell, member of the Friends of the Library. This included speakers and tours both of the library resources and the Archives holdings.
Follow up activities include special personalized help at Archives on Monday afternoons. First session was on pedigree charts. Next was family group sheets. A Saturday session was held at Archives to concentrate on determining if you are following the right person on your family research. Led by Denise Shoulders.