Kenton County Public Library Genealogy Events - February 2017

The Kenton County Public Library has several branches, all of which are located in Kentucky. The Covington branch of the Kenton County Public Library is the one that holds genealogy classes. They are offering a variety of genealogy and family history classes in February of 2017.

Some of the classes offered by the Kenton County Public Library are held at the Covington location. Others are held in that location but are also streamed live on Periscope (at

February 1, 2017: “Genealogy Tech: Using Online Newspapers”
Learn about the many online resources for searching newspapers. The same class will also be held on February 3, 2017.

February 6, 2017: “Periscope: 3G2: Glitter, Glue, and Genealogy, Too!”
Love the traditional valentines of the past? Watch a live broadcast to learn to DIY your own! View this class online via Periscope.

February 8, 2017: “Periscope: TIL About Genealogy”
Join them for a live-streaming broadcast to learn about the Mary E. Smith Cemetery and the records available through KCPL’s GeKNY database. View this class online via Periscope.

February 10, 2017: “Periscope: 80th Anniversary of the 1937 Flood Tour”
Join them live on Periscope as they visit memorable locations that were impacted by the worst flood in Northern Kentucky history.

February 11, 2017: “One-on-One Genealogy Research Assistance”
Just getting started on a family history project or looking for help with a genealogy “brick wall”? Call the Local History & Genealogy Department to reserve a one-hour session to discuss resources and search strategies. This class will also be offered on February 25, 2017.

February 13, 2017: “Genealogy Tech: African-American History Online”
Learn about the many online resources for researching African-American history. This class will also be held on February 15, 2017.

February 16, 2017: “Old Stuff, New Pixels: Recent GeNKY Additions”
From coroner reports to children’s’ home records, the Library regularly adds thousands of full-text entries to their GeKNY database. Find out what these collections are and what will be coming soon. Registration required.

February 18, 2017: “John “Pete” Montjoy: The Story of the Legal Lynching of an Innocent Man”
Learn about this compelling story from Northern Kentucky’s history.

February 22, 2017: “Periscope: ELI5: Family History”
“Why can’t I find my grandmother’s marriage record in Kenton County? Explain it like I’m 5!” An easy-to-understand explanation of how to find marriage records across Northern Kentucky. View this class live on Periscope.

February 23, 2017: “Finding Military History in Online Publications”
Join the Library’s History Department to learn about the many online military history publications available for searching and what they can tell us about our ancestors.

February 27, 2017: “Congenealogy”
This month’s is a “What I’ve Learned” session. Bring your latest genealogy success stories, webs sites you’ve discovered, or any other resources you want to share. Refreshments will be served.

Related Articles at

* Kenton County Public Library Genealogy Events – January 2017

* Kenton County Public Library Genealogy Events – December 2016

* Kentucky Genealogy

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