Kentucky      (FamilySearch Wiki - Portal Kentucky)

Cyndi s List - U.S. - Kentucky
Kentucky Genealogy Links
Kentucky Research Outline

Archives Libraries and Internet

Kentucky State Archives
Library of Genealogy  -  Kentucky


Kentucky Cemetery Records Database


1860 Census Slave (Masters) Schedules
Census Indexes Online for States and Counties
Census Indexes Online Links -
Colonial and Territorial Census List


Kentucky Gazetteer


Draper Manuscripts at Bowling Green State Univ
Draper Manuscripts at Family History Library
Draper Manuscripts at Ohio Univ Libraries
Draper Manuscripts at RootsWeb
Draper Manuscripts at Truman State Univ
Draper Manuscripts at UMI ProQuest
Draper Manuscripts at Wisconsin Hist Soc
Draper Manuscripts description
Guide to the Draper Mss. book description
Lyman C. Draper Documents Home Page
Northern KY Genealogy Index 1810-1998

Land and Property

County Court Orders Land Patents Database
Revolutionary War Bounty Land Warrents Database
West of Tennessee River Military Land Patents Database


AniMap Kentucky County Formation Maps
Kentucky Maps

Military Records

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Warrents Database
West of Tennessee River Military Land Patents Database


Freedman's Bank Records 1865-1874

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Searchable Naturalization Indexes


Northern KY Newspapers Index 1835-1932, 1983-

Slavery and Bondage

Slave Compensation Claims for Military Service of USCT


Historical and Genealogical Societies of Kentucky

Vital Records

Birth Index 1911-2002
Deaths Index 1911-1986 1987-1992
Deaths Index 1911-2000
Deaths Index 1911-2000 RootsWeb
Divorce Index 1973-1993
Kentucky Vital Records Project - KYgenWeb
Marriage Index 1973-1993
Online Birth & Marriage Records Indexes
Online Kentucky Death Indexes
Record Office
KY Births 1911-2002
KY Death Records 1911-2000
KY Deaths abstracts
KY Index Divorces - 1973-1993
KY Marr 1802-1850 $
KY Marr 1851-1900 $
KY Marriage Records 1973-2000
KY Northern Marr 1795-1850 $

The Following links are from:

How Genealogists Can Effectively Research on the Web  by  Barry J. Ewell

State-wide Resources  Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.  -  Kentucky Genealogical Society.  - 
Kentucky Historical Society.

University Archives and Collections  -   Bellarmine University. Thomas Merton Center.  -   Morehead State University.  - 
Murray State University. Pogue Library.
  -  Murray State University. Records Retention Center.  -  Northern Kentucky University.  - 
Sullivan University.  -   Transylvania University. 
-  University of Kentucky.  - 
University of Louisville. Anderson Music Library. -
University of Louisville. Kornhauser Health Sciences Library.  - 
University of Louisville. Special Collections.  -  
University of Louisville. University Archives and Records Center.  - 
Western Kentucky University.

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives  -  Ashland--Boyd County Public Library.  -  Bowling Green--Western Kentucky University Library, Special Collections.  -  Covington--Kenton County Public Library.
 -  Keeneland--Keeneland Library.  -   
Lexington--Lexington Public Library.  -
Louisville--Louisville Western Library.  -  New Orleans--New Orleans Public Library.
 -  Ownesboro--Daviess County Public Library. 
Paducah--McCracken County Public Library.
  -  Paris--John Fox, Jr. Library. -  Pikeville--Pikeville College, Frank M. Allara Library, Special Collections Department.

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives  -  Diocese of Owensboro.  -  Filson Historical Society.
 -  Jefferson County. Historic Preservation and Archives.  -  National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections  -  KYVL - Kentucky Virtual Library.

The databases included in this site are for Kentuckians and Kentucky institutions' students/faculty.
The databases provide access to ibliographic information (author, title, etc.), abstracts (a short description),
and often the full text of articles.

Digital Library Collections  -  Kentuckiana Digital Library.  -  University of Kentucky, Research in Computing for Humanities. -   University of Kentucky Library, Electronic Information Access and Management Center.  -  Kentuckiana Digital Library.


Kentucky - libraries that offer in-home access to HeritageQuest Online. Most of the libraries offer Free access.

Boone County Public Library
Bowling Green Public Library
Bullitt County Public Library
Campbell County Public Library
Daviess County Public Library
Frankfort, Paul Sawyier Public Library - Cards are free to all citizens of Kentucky. Apply in person.
Henry County Library
Hopkins County - Madisonville Public Library
Kenton County Public Library - Cards are free to Kentucky residents and GCLC member library cardholders. See website
  for details.
Louisville Free Public Library
Marshall County Public Library System
Nelson County Public Library
Oldham County Public Library
Owen County Public Library
Paris-Bourbon County Public Library