History & Genealogy

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Local History and Genealogy on YouTube

Learn about genealogy, local history, property research and our archival collections through videos on our YouTube channel!

Request an AppointmentRequest Appointment

Contact us to request help with your genealogy and local history research. 
Contact us to request help with your genealogy and local history research. 

Genealogy FAQs

  • Talk to family members: parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. Family members are an excellent source of information. When speaking with family be sure to write/transcribe all the information (see family group sheets) and, if they are willing, record the discussion. Also, check with family members as someone may already be working on the family tree and this can save valuable research time. Staff in the Local History and Genealogy Department is very knowledgeable and can assist with genealogy and historical research. The Department has a large collection of print, microfilm, and online genealogical and historical resources available. For a full list of getting started tips view our Getting Started Guide
  • Monday 9:00-5:00
    Tuesday 9:00-5:00
    Wednesday 9:00-5:00
    Thursday 9:00-9:00
    Friday 9:00-5:00
    Saturday 10:00-5:00
    Sunday 1:00-5:00

  • At our Covington Branch Library - 502 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011

    (859) 962-4000

  • Yes, our Covington Branch Library houses our Local History & Genealogy Department - full of resources, Local History Librarians and more.  

Faces and Places Photograph Donation DriveFaces and Places Photograph Donation Drive

We are requesting photos to add to our historical photograph database Faces and Places.
We are looking for your a copy of your oldest family photograph!

Resource Spotlight

Faces & Places

Find photos of your neighborhood, family and more in this collection of photographs.

geNKY – Northern Kentucky Genealogy Database

Local church, cemetery, yearbooks and other records. Complied and digitized by the Library.

Kentucky Post 1895-1962

Explore the Kentucky and Cincinnati Post to find historical information about the area.

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Local History & Genealogy Books

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