General KY Genealogical Resources
General Tiny KY mapKentucky Resources

Try these first:
Kentucky Resources at RootsWeb
KYGenWeb's Page of Links & Resources
State of KY History & Genealogy Links

Search every KYGenWeb county site -
the entire Project!
Google Custom Search

African American

Kentucky African American Griots
Black Civil War Soldiers buried at Alexandria National Cemetery
Kentucky African-American Griots
USF Africana Heritage Project
People of Color in the Old South
       ~ Fred Smoot's African American genealogical mailing list for the southern states
        Click on the link for subscription information.
The Afrigeneas Homepage ~ Lots of links to African-American information

Bible Records

Kentucky Bible Records Archives
KYGenWeb's Kentucky Bibles


Kentucky Biographies ~ browse by county


Kentucky Page of the USGenWeb Tombstone Project

Census Information

The 1790 Kentucky census ~ Suzanne Shephard's transcription of Kentucky's First Census

Government Offices

KY County Clerks ~ Current addresses with phone and fax numbers; updated regularly!
KY Secretary of State ~ Rev. War Land Warrants Search ~ Understanding KY Land Records
KY Tourism Information ~ Planning help for that research trip

Kentucky History

Humphrey Marshall's "History of Kentucky" ~ Complete text of this 1812 book with index;
     on the Library of Congress web site
Kentucky Coal Mining History
Kentucky Historical Markers ~ Grover & Jayne Hibberd's project


American Family Immigration ~ Search Ellis Island records


Kentucky Kids ~ Jerry Taylor's new project ~ You'll want to send this link to your grandchildren!
KYGenWeb Korean War Deaths Memorial Page for Kentucky Soldiers ~ Darrell Warner's project
KYGenWeb Special Collections ~ Special Projects Index Page
KYGenWeb Main Page ~ State page that inspired the USGenWeb Project
KYGenWeb Counties ~ Now with clickable map
KY Message Boards Index ~ Links to all Kentucky counties with message boards for queries
Kentucky Death Certificates ~ Search the Kentucky Death Index and order needed certificates
KY Unknown County Query Forum ~ Don't know the county where your KY ancestor lived?
      Place a query here and you may be able to crash through that brick wall!

Land Records

KY Land Office ~ The Kentucky land grant system as explained by Kandi Atkinson
       in Saddlebag Notes

Libraries & Societies

KY Department for Libraries and Archives Reference Services
KY Genealogical Society
KY Historical Society ~ Online card catalog; searchable Kentucky Encyclopedia;
      huge cemetery database & digital library
Filson Club Historical Society
Kentucky Virtual Library
Kentucky Digital Library
Willard Library ~ Evansville IN Library with great western KY resources
KGS 2002 ~ Photos from 2002 KGS Annual Meeting
KGS 2000 ~ Photos from 2000 KGS Annual Meeting
KGS 1998 ~ Photos from 1998 KGS Annual Meeting
KGS 1997 ~ Photos from 1997 KGS Annual Meeting

Maps & Geography

Kentucky Counties formation map
Kentucky Highway Maps
Genealogy Atlas - Historic Maps of North America
Kentucky Historical Counties - County formation maps
SE United States map ~ Shows migration routes
US Town/County Database Interactive Search ~ Find that wide place in the road
       where your ancestors lived
Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer ~ Search the Gazetteer by the name of a place or feature

Military Records

Johnson Island Prisoner of War Camp ~ Confederate soldiers from Webster and
       Hopkins Counties were held here
KY Civil War rosters ~ 44 Regiments online, with a total of 35,497 men listed and indexed.
KY Orphan Brigade Page ~ First Kentucky Brigade, CSA ~ put together and maintained by
      Geoff Walden and Laura Cook
Battle of Mill Springs ~ 19 Jan 1862 battle in Pulaski County KY
      ~ maintained by Geoff Walden
Kentucky in the Civil War ~ Carl Greenfield's USGenWeb Archives site
KY Military Links ~ Revolutionary War, Civil War, Mexican War links
      ~ Compiled by Janette Burke
Kentucky Veterans Memorial Tribute
Kentucky Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Frankfort


Kentucky Links & Research Help - Nancy Trice's great KY links
Kentucky City Directories ~ and where you can find them
Deciphering Old Handwriting
John Fuller's list of Kentucky mailing lists ~ Always current - the most comprehensive
       list anywhere
Cyndi's List - KY Links ~ Great list of all things genealogical as they relate to Kentucky
Kentucky Poorhouses

Native Americans

KY Native American Heritage Commission
Kentucky Indian Tribes
Hernando deSoto's March Through Western Kentucky in 1541 - Fascinating material!
Pathways and Crossroads ~ Cherokee Indian Genealogy


Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm ~ Available for purchase
Kentucky Newspapers Online

Online Reference Material

Kentucky Vital Records Project ~ New improved index ~ searchable
Browning Funeral Home Records - Evansville IN funeral records with searchable database of
       southern IN, IL and western KY deaths
Daviess County Public Library's obituary abstracts
     ~ Click on "Resources", then "Online Resources" and then choose "Owensboro Area Obituary Index".
      Over 90,000 obituary abstracts in this searchable database.
Genealogy Abbreviations
AltaVista Translation Service
USGenWeb Census Project
Census Online - Kentucky links ~ Links to online KY census records
KY Place Names ~ Gazetteer of Kentucky towns, landmarks, churches, cemeteries, etc.
      ~ searchable
KY Vital Records Index ~ Kentucky Death Index 1911-1992
How to order Kentucky Vital Records
USGenWeb Kentucky Archives Project ~ Source records from every county plus surname studies,
   Bible records and more ~ searchable
Sandi Gorin's KY Research Tips ~ Visit this site regularly; new material is added frequently!

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