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24 May 1997.

Local Researcher, Author and Publisher Receives Certification

Brenda Joyce Jerome has received notification from the Board of Certification in Washington, DC that she now a Certified Genealogical Record Specialist. Brenda is publisher of the Western Kentucky Journal, owner of a very active genealogical publishing company, speaker, author and genealogist. Let us all join in congratulating her!!

I recently received the following letter of interest to Livingston County researchers:

We found when researching in the Denver (CO) library, that the indices for
the 1840 census for Livingston County were incorrect.  Part of the
Livingston County census is indexed under Lincoln County, and the film at
the Denver Library also reflects the error.  

The pages that are mis-indexed are listed as from Lincoln County, Smithland
district.   On the film, we observed that the Lincoln County census was
taken by Benjamin Duncan, and the Livingston census was taken by James
Duvall.  However, several of the Duvall pages are included with that
for Lincoln County.  The pages we found to be mis-indexed are pages 123
through 149. 

Perhaps this  information could be posted on the Livingston County home
page, in order to help other beginning researchers.  Probably the same
message should also be posted on the Lincoln County home page.    
Michael Mason
1406 South Elm St.
Denver, CO 80222

Brenda Joyce Jerome has provided this information:

The Livingston Co Historical and Genealogical Society maintains a research
room in an old log cabin one block off U.S. 60 and one block from the
courthouse in Smithland. They have books, microfilm and reader, and family
files. Hours are Monday - Friday 1 - 4 p.m. The telephone number is
502-928-4656 and the address for the Society is PO Box 138, Smithland, KY.

Officers of the Society are Joyce M. Woodyard, President; Virginia Carter,
Vice President; Juanita Drennan, Recording Secretary; Mary Lou Smith,
Corresponding Secretary; Mary Singleton, Treasurer; and Pauline Stegall,
Historian and Newsletter editor. 

A quarterly newsletter is included with the yearly dues of $7.00.

Livingston Co was created 1799 from Christian Co. The records in the
courthouse are complete, with few missing records. The Circuit Court records
have been removed to the state archives, however. 
Brenda Joyce Jerome
Western Kentucky Journal