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24 May 1997.
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!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 303-756-9974
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