Venus Ramey appeared on the front page of the Kentucky Edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer on September 11, 1944 after winning the Miss. America contest in Atlan
Discover Your Roots: Black History Month
The Local History and Genealogy Dept. helps patrons discover their African-American family roots and history in Northern Kentucky.
September is Kentucky Bourbon Heritage Month
September marks the celebration of America's native spirit, Kentucky Bourbon. The Library has books, ebooks, and videos about Kentucky distillers, bourbon trail
Kentucky Haunts, Murder, and Mayhem
October is Family History Month and also the celebration of Halloween.
Genetic Genealogy: Finding Your Roots in Your DNA
You may have seen in the news how genealogists are helping detectives solve decades old cold cases using DNA evidence and genealogy. While genetic genealogy isn't new, it's becoming a very popular way for genealogists to research family history. If you are interested in learning more about genetic genealogy, the science behind it, and how…
In 2021, Juneteenth became an official U.S. Holiday. The origins of Juneteenth go back to June 19, 1865, months after the end of the American Civil War, when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, landed in Galveston, Texas, where he established U.S. authority over Texas, and re-issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The June 19th announcement came more than…
Learn More About Local History and Genealogy This Spring
Spring has arrived, and it's time to dig into your gardens and the roots of your family tree! This April is the return of the popular Local History and Genealogy Seminar Series. On Thursday nights in April at 6 PM EST, join us for a Zoom presentation about popular local history and genealogy topics! Registration…
Unique Finds in the Archives: Valentine’s Day
Flowers, chocolate, fancy dinners…Valentine’s Day must be here! The library archives have collections to inspire your holiday.
Unique Finds in the Archives: Holidays Past
As the winter holidays approach, we’ve dug into our GeNKY database and the archives to find some seasonally appropriate collections to share. Take a look at how
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