"Researching Property History" Series Offered at the Library

October 31, 2015

The Library will offer a series of classes on how to research the history of a house. The "Researching Property History" series will consist of four sessions held in November and December. Class size is limited to six participants. Those interested may register at the Library.

Deed Searches: Nuts & Bolts

Friday, November 6th at 12 noon
This class will focus on the most basic aspect of property research – the Deed. Class will meet in the Library's Computer Lab then will walk to the courthouse. (This class is mandatory as the subsequent classes build upon it. If you are unable to make this initial class but would like to attend the others, please contact Mary Girard at 859-238-7323 x117.)

Making Sense of Old Deeds

Saturday, November 14th at 2:30 pm
In this class you'll learn to plot and locate deeds. This class requires that the deed research has been done. Bring the deeds related to your search property. (BCPL Community Room)


Saturday, November 21st at 2:00 pm
Building on the previous class, we'll look at how you can place plotted deeds on a map, what maps are available, and how the local landscape shaped different neighborhoods. (BCPL Computer Lab)

Fleshing Out the History

Saturday, December 5th at 2:30 pm
This class will talk about how houses were mentioned in newspapers and books, and how to track who lived in a house (which is often different from who the owners were). We'll also talk about how genealogy can help give life to the history of a house. (BCPL Kentucky Room)