The second annual Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference will be held at the Kenton County Public Library’s Erlanger Branch on Friday and Saturday, August 10-11, 2018. This free two-day event will include more than 30 presentations on Kentucky history and genealogy. Regionally and nationally known speakers will provide information on researching your ancestors in the Commonwealth.
Sessions will include information for both beginners and advanced genealogists. More than 30 breakout sessions will take place, including topics on “Headstones and Symbolism,” “Researching Elusive Female Ancestors,” “Preserving Your Family Treasures,” “African American Family Research,” and much more.
The keynote speaker of this event is Carrie Eldridge. Eldridge is a historical geographer from the central Ohio Valley. Teaching experience and the love of geography and genealogy led to abstracting county records. Understanding the need for locating lost families resulted in Eldridge creating a series of six atlases which show the migration patterns of America. She will be opening the conference on Friday morning at 9:45 am and will be speaking on the migration trails of early America.
“Learning from the experiences and skills of genealogy and local history experts will inspire attendees to continue the research of their own family history,” stated Cierra Earl from the Kenton County Public Library’s Local History and Genealogy Department.
There is no cost to attend the conference, but registration is required. Learn more at https://www.kentonlibrary.org/kyhistory2018. The Erlanger Branch is located at 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, KY 41018. For additional information please call (859) 962-4070.