Mary Annette Wimsatt sends word that a new book is being prepared by the Nelson County (KY) Genealogical Roundtable and the Nelson County (KY) Historical Society. It will be a hardbound book and you are invited to include your Nelson County roots. It will record the history of all the families of Nelson County:
- Those who are here now.
- Those who were here in our past.
- Those passing through, who left their mark and moved on.
Submit YOUR story and someone else will edit, index, publish, and give you credit for the information. You may do send us your stories and photographs in two ways:
WRITE DOWN THE MEMORIES OF YOUR ELDERS. What was life like in their town? What did they do for fun? How did their family live, travel, celebrate holidays? What jobs did everyone have? Was there a town character they remember? Tell their story.
RECORD YOUR FAMILY ROOTS. Write a narrative about your family. Begin with the earliest generation you know with a connection to Nelson County and continue with later generations up to those who are living today. There is no limit on the number of surnames you may submit. Some things you may include are: when and where were they born, their occupation, something for which they were known, who they married, when they died, did they serve their country, the names and birth years of their spouses and their children. If entering persons who are now living, give only their name and the name of their spouse.
Pictures may be submitted: your ancestor, family reunion, the old home place, etc. but only a very limited number will be used, no more than one per family surname submitted and their use will be subject to the approval of the editors.
- Pictures must be of good quality
- All subjects must be identified
- Pictures must be submitted with the narrative
Bring your pictures to the Nelson County Library Genealogy Room for scanning or mail them, along with a self addressed stamped envelope to:
PO Box 409
Bardstown, KY 40004
If you want to make a submission but writing has become difficult for you, you may request assistance by calling: 502-348-9145 or 502-348-2172.
For more information, see this 1-page PDF.