Recorded Programs

Recording of FOGS November 4th program    

"Family History Projects in the Jeffersonville Library MakerSpace"

by presented by Jeffersonville Township Public Library's Technology Services Manager Allison Fredrickson..
Cosponsored by Jeffersonville Township Public Library and Falls of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

Recording of FOGS October 7th program    

"Chaplain John J. Hight"

by Jim Munford, President of the Friends of Fairview Cemetery, Civil Engineer, Historian.
Rev. John J. Hight, D. D., was a Chaplain in the army during the war.  At Stone River and Chickamauga he took a musket and bravely fought with his regiment.  In 1854 he was admitted to Indiana M. E. Conference, at Wesley Chapel, New Albany, served served two years as pastor of Roberts Chapel, (now Main street M. E church, New Albany), one year as pastor of John Street church, four years as presiding elder of New Albany District, and served as Assistant editor of the Western Christian Advocate.
The slide show accompanying Jim's presentation was converted to a PDF.  Sorry, no audio.

Recording of FOGS September 2nd program    

"Civil War Jeffersonvile"

by Kraig McNutt, Civil War history blogger.  He has won the praise of professional historians and the admiration of many fans for his investigations.  He runs the largest Civil War history page on Facebook.
His research extends not only to the great deeds of the Civil War, but into his own family. He is the descendant of several Union veterans.
The presentation focuses on Civil War sites in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Recording of FOGS August 5th program    

"1849 Cholera Epidemic"

Cholera swept the country in 1849. Mortality was great. St Louis lost 4,557, Cincinnati 5,969, and Detroit 700. That year, a group of young men set out from Jeffersonville, Indiana, determined to join other "Miner 49ers" in making their fortunes panning for California gold. Their luck took a turn for the worse when they boarded a steamship at St. Louis, Missouri. An outbreak of cholera forced the boat ashore at Jefferson City, Missouri, where the sick and dying crew and passengers were discovered by an area teenager.
presented by Gary Elliot, history writer from Jefferson City, MO.  Mr. Elliot reveals the fates of the men from Jeffersonville, some of whom have descendants in this area to this day.

Recording of FOGS July 1st program    

"Louisville's Bloody Monday"

August 6, 1855, Protestant mobs attacked German and Irish Catholic neighborhoods. 22 dead, many injured and much property damage.
presented by Jim Tomes, Archivist at the Diocese of Louisville;
John O'Dwyer, Ancient Order of Hibernians; and Gerald McDaniel, author of "AINDREAS the Messenger"

Recording of FOGS June 3rd program    

"A History of the US Census"

presented by Joe Hardesty, Director of the National Sons of the American Revolution Library

Freedomland Cemetery Video    

Highlighting the need to preserve and restore a New Albany African-American cemetery.

see also: FreedomLand Cemetery

Recording of FOGS May 6th program    

"General Washington Johnston (1776-1833)"
Indiana Pioneer, Lawyer, Politician, Free Mason, Militia-man, Anti-slavery proponent

presented by Diane Stepro, Jeffersonville Township Public Library

Recording of Harrison County Public Library's April 20th program    

"From Amanda to Zerelda: Hoosier Suffragists Who Raised A Ruckus"

presented by Marsha Miller, Indiana Humanities - Speaker's Bureau

Recording of FOGS April 1st program    

"Discover Indiana Tours"

presented by Diane Stepro, Jeffersonville Township Public Library
Focusing especially on two new tours of Clark County: African American History in Clark County and Orphans of Clark County. In the tours, you'll meet some of the most heroic, tragic, and memorable characters of Clark County's past.

Recording of FOGS March 4th program    

"The US Army Corps of Engineers at Louisville"

presented by Brandon Brummett, P.E., PMP, US Army Corps of Engineer

Recording of FOGS February 4th program    

"Davis Floyd and the anti-slavery struggle in Southern Indiana 1802-1809"

presented by Bill Smith, retired lawyer, historian
transcripts: part1   the rest of the story         Davis Floyd in-depth

Recording of FOGS January 7th program    

"The Burr Conspiracy"

presented by Zachary Distel, Curator & Program Exhibit Director at Sons of the American Revolution

Recording of FOGS November 5th program    

"The Sexual and Gender Rhetoric of War: Manliness in Massachusetts during the Imperial Crisis"

presented by Dr. Kelly Ryan, executive vice-chancellor for academic affairs at Indiana University Southeast

Recording of FOGS September 3rd program    

"Motors and Mass Rallies: Women's suffrage program"

presented by Dr. Anita Morgan, IUPUI Senior Lecturer in History

SIGS Retrospective    

A review of the early years of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society

by Donna Foster, Past President, Southern Indiana Genealogical Society