The Campbell County (Kentucky) Historical and Genealogical Society

The Campbell County (Kentucky) Historical and Genealogical Society Established in 1990 and dedicated to preserve, protect and promote history and genealogy in Campbell
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The Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society's page is a place to share event information, memories, photos, and reminiscences of Campbell County history. If you would like to post a query for information, please consider posting to the Campbell County GenConnect Forum: http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/campbell/ . Or, if you wish to ask a question of one of our volunteers, please email us at: [email protected].

Here is an interesting video with some information about using Find-A-Grave for genealogical research.
12/31/2023

Here is an interesting video with some information about using Find-A-Grave for genealogical research.

FindAGrave can be a great resource for genealogy, or it can completely mess up your family tree. Here's what you need to know about how FindAGrave *actually*...

So many years later and this is still an ongoing matter
12/28/2023

So many years later and this is still an ongoing matter

The first bridge over the Licking from Covington to Newport opened on this date, December 28, in 1853, and collapsed January 16, 1854 under vibration from cattle crossing it.

Here are some photos from our Holiday Social on Thursday.Don’t forget that the reprints of volumes 1 and 2 of Pieces of ...
12/17/2023

Here are some photos from our Holiday Social on Thursday.

Don’t forget that the reprints of volumes 1 and 2 of Pieces of the Past are complete. Feel free to stop by the office this next Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday to pick them up as a Christmas gift.

Other books, including One Day in Campbell County, are available as well.

12/15/2023

Newport was established on this date, December 14, in 1795. It was the site of a military base - Newport Barracks - as well as the town that developed around it.

We will hold our December meeting on Thursday December 14 at the Wilder City Building at 7:00We will host our annual Hol...
12/12/2023

We will hold our December meeting on Thursday December 14 at the Wilder City Building at 7:00

We will host our annual Holiday Social. Members are asked to bring an appetizer or a dessert to add to our table of holiday goodies.

A short business meeting will proceed the socializing

Also, the reprint of Pieces of the Past is here and available for sale

12/07/2023
Last Sunday 200 people braved the rain to come to the Courthouse in Alexandria as the Campbell County Historical Society...
12/01/2023

Last Sunday 200 people braved the rain to come to the Courthouse in Alexandria as the Campbell County Historical Society lit the trees in the Courthouse lawn. We had coffee & hot chocolate, cookies, popcorn and other sweet goodies. This is the 3rd year the Historical Society has sponsored this event and it continues to grow each year. Make sure to take a drive down Main Street during this holiday season to see this beautiful spectacle.

The 16th Annual Dr. Frank Steely Memorial Essay Contest is here!
11/13/2023

The 16th Annual Dr. Frank Steely Memorial Essay Contest is here!

Here are some photos from last night’s meeting about photo organization and the terrific and informative presentation by...
11/10/2023

Here are some photos from last night’s meeting about photo organization and the terrific and informative presentation by Tabitha O’Connor.

Please see her website at https://www.photosforalways.com for more information, or her page under the same name

Please join us Thursday evening for a timely presentation about organizing our photo collections.  We all have hundreds ...
11/06/2023

Please join us Thursday evening for a timely presentation about organizing our photo collections.
We all have hundreds (and probably thousands) of precious photographs stored in our phones, the basement, the attic, or in a closet. But we seldom share them with others. Now the holidays are upon us, and we will be adding even more to those collections.
Tabitha O’Connor has been helping people organize and showcase their photo collections for over 20 years and will offer us some tips and hints to make the most of our collections.
Hope to see you Thursday evening!

If you want a tree, the October 31 deadline is just about upon us
10/28/2023

If you want a tree, the October 31 deadline is just about upon us

Do you have an interest in Campbell County history?  Would you like to be a part of guiding the Historical Society into ...
10/18/2023

Do you have an interest in Campbell County history? Would you like to be a part of guiding the Historical Society into the future? Please consider joining our Board of Directors. Election is next month, so complete the application and we will add your name on the ballot.

Here are a couple scenes from last Thursday’s meeting and Charlie Coleman’s presentation on some Campbell Countians in t...
10/17/2023

Here are a couple scenes from last Thursday’s meeting and Charlie Coleman’s presentation on some Campbell Countians in the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame.

10/13/2023
10/06/2023

Please join us for our next membership meeting, a presentation on the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame by Charlie Coleman and Joe Brennan.

It will be at the Wilder Community Center on Thursdsy October 12 and will begin at 7:00pm.

The early-bird discount ends soon.
09/28/2023

The early-bird discount ends soon.

Here are some photos from our meeting last Thursday with our essay contest winners (and one very proud  papa filling in ...
09/18/2023

Here are some photos from our meeting last Thursday with our essay contest winners (and one very proud papa filling in for his at-college daughter) reading their essays

Our Christmas Tree fundraiser is back.  Please see below for information and consider buying a tree to remember a loved ...
09/15/2023

Our Christmas Tree fundraiser is back.

Please see below for information and consider buying a tree to remember a loved one, honor someone living, to advertise your business or for any reason you choose.

🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄

09/10/2023

Our September membership meeting will be held at the Wilder Community Center on Thursday September 14 at 7:00pm.

We will host our essay contest winners who will be reading their essays and receiving their awards.

Please come to congratulate these fine young men and women.

Hope everyone can make it!

Our August meeting will be this Thursday, August 10, at 7:00 at the Wilder City Building. It will feature a presentation...
08/08/2023

Our August meeting will be this Thursday, August 10, at 7:00 at the Wilder City Building.
It will feature a presentation by Dennis Elix, Funeral Director at Dobbling Funeral Home. He who will discuss changes in the Funerary Business.
It should be a very interesting meeting, so please join us. It is, as usual, free and open to the public.

08/08/2023

Our August meeting will be this Thursday, August 10, at 7:00 at the Wilder City Building.

It will feature a presentation by Dennis Elix, Funeral Director at Dobbling Funeral Home. He who will discuss changes in the Funerary Business.

It should be a very interesting meeting, so please join us. It is, as usual, free and open to the public.

Dawn was the wife of society President Steve Battistone.Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers
07/19/2023

Dawn was the wife of society President Steve Battistone.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers

View Dawn Louise Battistone's obituary, contribute to their memorial, see their funeral service details, and more.

Some scenes  from our July meeting which took place last night at the Inn at Oneonta, as the rain was kind enough to sta...
07/14/2023

Some scenes from our July meeting which took place last night at the Inn at Oneonta, as the rain was kind enough to stay away.

It’s a beautiful location along the river, but please note it is private property. Only visit if you have sn appointment or they know you’re coming

Our next meeting is one week away Come out and enjoy a special presentation along the Ohio River
07/06/2023

Our next meeting is one week away

Come out and enjoy a special presentation along the Ohio River

Here are some photos from Thursday’s picnic in Highland Heights. It was a beautiful day and a fun time Congratulations t...
06/12/2023

Here are some photos from Thursday’s picnic in Highland Heights. It was a beautiful day and a fun time

Congratulations to Marcia Barbian on winning the Volunteer of the Year award.

Our annual general membership picnic is this Thursday starting at 6:00 at the picnic shelter on the grounds of the Highl...
06/06/2023

Our annual general membership picnic is this Thursday starting at 6:00 at the picnic shelter on the grounds of the Highland Heights City Building, 176 Johns Hill Rd, Highland Heights, KY 41076

Please note the 6:00 time, different thsn our usual meetings.

The society will provide the meat for the medley as well as paper plates and utensils.

Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Bottled water will be available but you may wish to bring your own beverages as well

Come out to enjoy a fun evening of socializing, food, and finding out who our Volunteer of the Year is.

A sketch of the Central Bridge  on its Opening Day August 29, 1891, from the Cincinnati Enquirer
05/31/2023

A sketch of the Central Bridge on its Opening Day August 29, 1891, from the Cincinnati Enquirer

One of our long-time members, instrumental in our veterans projectRest in peace, Jean
05/19/2023

One of our long-time members, instrumental in our veterans project

Rest in peace, Jean

View Marian Jean Romo's obituary, contribute to their memorial, see their funeral service details, and more.

Last night, Bill Reis gave a fascinating presentation on his career in surveying, including the changes in equipment, pr...
05/12/2023

Last night, Bill Reis gave a fascinating presentation on his career in surveying, including the changes in equipment, procedures, and regulations over the years.

Here are a few pictures ftom the meeting

Address

8352 E Main Street
Alexandria, KY
41001

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 2pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm

Telephone

(859) 635-6407

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