The second annual Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference will be held at the Erlanger Branch on August 10-11, 2018. This FREE two day event will include more than 25 presentations on Kentucky History and Genealogy.  Please mark your calendars and join us.  You will not want to miss these regionally and nationally known speakers who will provide information on researching your ancestors in the Commonwealth.  Sessions will include information for both beginners and advanced genealogists.

Friday, August 10, 2018 – Saturday, August 11, 2018

401 Kenton Lands
Erlanger, KY 41018
(859) 962-4000

Register Today:
Friday, August 10, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018

If you are attending both August 10th & 11th please register for each day separately.

2018 Handout

Periscope Videos & Handouts:

History of the U.S. Federal Census: What It Can Tell Us About Our Ancestors in Historical Context

Finding Your Northern Kentucky Ancestor’s Naturalization Records

Additional Handouts Available for Download

Full Schedule

Keynote Speaker:
Carrie Eldridge
Migration Trails of Early America

About:  Carrie 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 a series of six atlases which show the migration patterns of America.

Hotels: There are many conveniently located hotels within a 10-15 minute drive from the Library.  Check the Kentucky Tourism page for additional information.

Restaurants:  There is a wide variety of restaurants conveniently located to the Library.  These include everything from fast food to casual dining and sit down service.  Maps will be available at the conference and we will be happy to make recommendations.


There is a wide variety of restaurants conveniently located within a short drive of the Library.

-Off of Dixie Highway

-Taco Bell

-Chipolte –

-Gold Star Chili –

-White Castle –

-Colonial Cottage –

-First Wok Chinese –

-Skyline Chili –

-Burger King –

-Saki Bomb Sushi –

-Donato’s Pizza –

-Subway –


-Off Buttermilk Pike (take Crescent Springs to Buttermilk Pike)

-LaRosa’s Pizza –

-Chipolte –

-Gold Star Chili –

-Sweet Basil –

-Subway –

-Cancun Mexican Restaurant –

-Penn Station –

-Domino’s Pizza –

-Sandwich Block –


Accommodations for the Kentucky History & Genealogy Conference

The following are a list of nearby hotels to consider while staying at the Kentucky History & Genealogy Conference:

Near the conference site:



Courtyard by Marriott


Near the Covington Branch Library (which houses the Local History Department):

Hotel Covington


Embassy Suites


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