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Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference at the Boyle County Public Library

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Boyle County Public Library will be hosting the 2024 Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference on Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th. 

This conference will feature of over 30 presentations led by people from throughout Kentucky.  Additionally, the library lobby will be filled with vendors from both the community and statewide who have a focus on preserving, sharing, and researching history and genealogy.

Click here for registration information. 

Tentative Conference Schedule

Friday, August 9th

10:00-11:00 a.m.    Centre College Archives: Preserving History, Connecting Communities          Beth Morgan        
10:00-11:00 a.m.    Land Grants    Travis Horn
10:00-11:00 a.m.    Forkland Museum and Genealogy Research    Wayne Thurman
10:00-11:00 a.m.    The Heart of The Turf: Racing’s Black Pioneers    Roda Ferraro

11:15-12:15 p.m.    Genealogy Through Photography: Exploring Family Photographs    Heather Potter
11:15-12:15 p.m.    Native Americans and Indigenous History in Kentucky    Tressa Brown
11:15-12:15 p.m.    Kentucky’s LGBTQ History    Josh Porter
11:15-12:15 p.m.    Solving Difficult Problems in Kentucky and Virginia With Tax Lists    Gail Miller

1:45-2:45 p.m.    The History of Herrington Lake    Andrew Patrick

3:00-4:00 p.m.    Kentucky’s Black Patch Tobacco Wars    Will Critchfield
3:00-4:00 p.m.    A Ghost Town’s Resurgence: Preservation and Placemaking in Perryville            Aly Huff
3:00-4:00 p.m.    The Barbers of D’Ville    Mike Dennis
3:00-4:00 p.m.    Research Tips for Kentucky Court Records    Jessica Herrington

4:15-5:15 p.m.    Peggy Oakley… and a PIG… Go to War!    Doris Settles
4:15-5:15 p.m.    Finding Your Female Ancestors    Cierra Earl
4:15-5:15 p.m.    Anatomy of a Duel: A Civil War Affair of Honor    Stuart Sanders
4:15-5:15 p.m.    Cracking the Code: Cemetery Symbolism    Johnna Waldon

Saturday, August 10th

10:00-11:00 a.m.    The History of the Naturalization Process    Sara Egge         
10:00-11:00 a.m.    Heroes of the 1833 Cholera Epidemic in Lexington, KY    Terry Foody
10:00-11:00 a.m.    Researching the History of Your House    Cierra Earl
10:00-11:00 a.m.    Vital Sources: Birth, Death, and Archival Records of KY    Rusty Heckaman    

11:15-12:15 p.m.    Documenting Local African American Experience Through Oral History      Jeffrey Shenton and Santiage Lebron De la paz
11:15-12:15 p.m    Genealogy on a Budget    Clara Graham-Reid.
11:15-12:15 p.m.    Genealogy Through the Records of the Sisters of Loretto    Reba Weatherford
11:15-12:15 p.m.    DNA and Genealogy Work Hand in Hand    Linda Colston

1:45-2:45 p.m.    We Too, Were Here    Sharyn Mitchell

3:00-4:00 p.m.    History of McDowell House Museum Gardens    Linda Porter
3:00-4:00 p.m.    Discovering the Pleasant Hill Shakers    Rebecca Soules
3:00-4:00 p.m.    Lexington-Born Composer Julia Perry    David Bryant
3:00-4:00 p.m.    History of a Historic Site – Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate    Will Critchfield

4:15-5:15 p.m.    Finding Family History Using Newspapers    Johnna Waldon
4:15-5:15 p.m.    The Digital Access Project – Digitizing Records of Enslaved People    Shea Brown
4:15-5:15 p.m.    Introducing the Story Center    Maggie McAdams    
4:15-5:15 p.m.    The History of the Perryville Battlefield: 1862-2024    Bryan Bush