Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference

Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference: August 9-10, 2024

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.

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Tentative Conference Schedule

Friday, August 9th

10:00 AM    Centre College Archives: Preserving History, Connecting Communities   Beth Morgan      
10:00 AM    Kentucky Land Patents: A Resource for Genealogists and Historians   Travis Horn
10:00 AM    Forkland Museum and Genealogy Research   Wayne Thurman
10:00 AM    The Heart of The Turf: Racing’s Black Pioneers   Roda Ferraro

11:15 AM    Genealogy Through Photography: Exploring Family Photographs   Heather Potter
11:15 AM    American Indians in Kentucky: Current Issues   Tressa Brown
11:15 AM    From the Archive: An LGBTQ History of Kentucky   Josh Porter
11:15 AM     Solving Difficult Problems in Kentucky and Virginia With Tax Lists   Gail Miller

1:45 PM     The History of Herrington Lake   Andrew Patrick

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

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

Saturday, August 10th

10:00 AM    The History of the Naturalization Process   Sara Egge       
10:00 AM    Heroes of the 1833 Cholera Epidemic in Lexington, KY   Terry Foody
10:00 AM    Researching the History of Your House   Cierra Earl
10:00 AM    Vital Sources: Birth, Death, and Archival Records of KY   Rusty Heckaman  
11:15 AM    Documenting Local African American Experience Through Oral History   Jeffrey Shenton and Santiage Lebron De la paz
11:15 AM    Discovering Heritage on a Dime: Thrifty Genealogy Tips   Clara Graham-Reid
11:15 AM    Genealogy Through the Records of the Sisters of Loretto   Reba Weatherford
11:15 AM    DNA and Genealogy Work Hand in Hand   Linda Colston

1:45 PM     We Too, Were Here   Sharyn Mitchell

3:00 PM    History of McDowell House Museum Gardens   Linda Porter
3:00 PM    Discovering the Pleasant Hill Shakers   Rebecca Soules
3:00 PM    Lexington-Born Composer Julia Perry   David Bryant
3:00 PM    Restoration of the Shelby City African American Cemetery   Cindy Peck

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

(updated 6/26/24)