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Covington Station Ruins

Covington Station Ruins

Explore the Covington Station ruins with the Kenton County Public Library.

Local History of NKY: Parks

Local History of NKY: Parks

Kate McKenzie explores the history of some of our local parks through photographs from our Faces and Places database.

Local History of NKY: Veterans

Local History of NKY: Veterans

Join us for the Local History of NKY as we remember and reflect on the history of our Northern Kentucky veterans.

Adventures in the Archives

Preserving Digital Family History

Learn how to organize, preserve, and back-up digital materials, digital photograph, and digital documents.

Adventures in the Archives - Emma Lee Orr Collection

In 1903 Emma Lee Orr set sail for the Alaska Territory. She became a teacher, writer and explorer during the next 12 years.

Adventures in the Archives: Woodrow W. Booth Collection

We will share collections in the archives covering military history and our display featuring Woodrow W. Booth, local Army veteran.

Adventures in the Archives - Frank Duveneck

Join archivist, Casey Blackmore as she shares the stories found in our archival collections. She will explore the Dayton Homemakers Club.

2022 Local History and Genealogy Spring Seminar

Covington Uncovered: Uncover Your House’s History with KCPL

Heather Churchman of Instagram's Covington_Uncovered presents an architectural case study, using library historical resources.

The Records of Birth and Death in Kentucky 1852-1910

Rusty Heckaman of KDLA highlights the years in which vital records were kept in Kentucky, the extent to which they were recorded, and why.

Deciphering Old German Documents

Abby Carney, Outreach Programmer shares tips and tricks for reading German documents!

Looking for Your German Ancestors? Have you Tried Matricula?

Coming Soon! Join Library Director Dave Schroeder in exploring Matricula a free online database of German Catholic Church Records.
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