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Kentucky Data & Resource Collection

These records have data that include several counties in Kentucky


On Site Data Records

Freedmen's Bureau

Freedmen's Savings and Trust



  • PennyTown - The founding of Pennytown in Saline Co., MO.  by Joe Penny an ex-slave from Kentucky.

Off Site Links

KYGenWeb Collections

  • Bullitt Co. KyGenWeb - Given Name Index to records found in Bullitt and neighboring counties of Nelson, Hardin, Spencer and Shelby.


KY African American Coal Miners



Will & Estate Records:


National Resources with Kentucky Data



Searchable Databases

Special Collections

Links of Interest



Message Boards & Mailing List

KY African American Message Board

KY AfricaAmer Mailing List

Slaves in Kentucky Message Board

KY Slaves Mailing List

Underground Railroad Message Board

KY Freedmen Mailing List

Index to KY County Message Boards

African American - General

Sandi Gorin's Research Tips

Slave Owners Mailing List


Published Resources

  • A History of Blacks in Kentucky: From Slavery to Segregation, 1760-1891; Author: Marion B Lucas - History - 2003 - 430 pages; Publisher: University Press of Kentucky; A History of Blacks in Kentucky traces the role of blacks from the early exploration and settlement of Kentucky to 1891, when African Americans gained freedom only to be faced with a segregated society. Making extensive use of numerous primary sources such as slave diaries, Freedmen's Bureau records, church minutes, and collections of personal papers, the book tells the stories of individuals, their triumphs and tragedies, and their accomplishments in the face of adversity. Distributed for the KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY