Family History Month 2016

October 2, 2016 by  

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October is Family History Month, and here at BCPL, we are hosting a selection of programs to celebrate and help you discover your roots. October 3 – Using Newspapers Online (6 p.m.) October 12 – Backroom Tour of the Minnie C. Winder Room (6 p.m.) October 13 – Library of Virginia Website Research (6 p.m.) October 18 – Genealogy on Facebook (6 p.m.) October 27 – Guest Speaker: Eddie Price – Ohio River Heritage (2 p.m.)* Guest Speaker: Eddie Price – … Continue reading

Genealogy Detectives

August 11, 2016 by  

BOYD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY TO PARTNER WITH POAGE DAR FOR “GENEALOGY DETECTIVES” The Boyd County Public Library is excited to announce its involvement in Poage Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution’s Genealogy Detectives. “Genealogy Detectives is a live event that will take place locally Friday, November 18, 2016. Nothing like this has ever been done in our area,” says Poage DAR Regent Amanda Tilsley, “and by presenting this show, we are giving individuals the opportunity to have genealogists trace their … Continue reading

New Genealogy Database

February 12, 2015 by  

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We have just uploaded a brand new database.  A first of it’s kind, and it’s right here on our website.  The new database is a  searchable list of Kentucky deaths from 2000-2012. Here is a link to the database page with a link on it. http://thebookplace.org/genealogy/databases/  

1963 Death Certificates are here!!

January 16, 2015 by  

The long awaited death certificates are here.  Be sure to come and get the ones you need!    

Genealogy Obituary Index updated

April 17, 2014 by  

The index for the Ashland Daily Independent obituaries has been updated. It has been updated with the 2012 and  a couple of  months from the late 1920s as well as misc. corrections. The database now contains over 204,000 entries! In a couple of months we will be uploading material from July 1975 to 1980!  We’ve been making great strides between staff  entering material and volunteers at home!   Jim Kettel Genealogy Supervisor

A game for the history books

March 24, 2014 by  

Ashland Kittens, 1921

By Jim Kettel, genealogy supervisor at BCPL I recently returned from a trip to Bowling Green to watch the Ashland Kittens make history. The ladies made it to the semi-finals in the state tournament. According to the record books, it’s the first time in 83 years; I do believe that is an accomplishment.  I attended the event to watch and support my wife’s niece, Josie Roberts, a senior with the Kittens. As I drove with the family to Diddle Arena … Continue reading

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