Kentucky For Further Reading

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Several handbooks are available that give additional information about research, records, and record-finding aids in Kentucky. Among these are:

  • Hogan, Roseann Reinemuth. Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992. (FHL book 976.9 A3ho) This source contains information on court, vital, land, and tax records and the early settlement of Kentucky. It lists the names and addresses of each county’s archives or library, with their addresses, and a list of their microfilmed records.
  • Schweitzer, George K. Kentucky Genealogical Research. [N.p.], 1981. (FHL book 976.9 D27s) This book lists counties, record types, and addresses of county courthouses, libraries, societies.
  • Hathaway, Beverly W. Inventory of County Records of Kentucky. Salt Lake City: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1974. (FHL book 976.9 A3hba) These inventories are listed by county and then by the name of the library or archive. It indicates the types of records available and the years they cover.
  • Hathaway, Beverly W. Kentucky Genealogical Research Sources. [N.p.], 1974. (FHL book 976.9 A3hb; film 928177 item 5; fiche 6054104) This source contains a history of the state and maps showing the development of Kentucky and migration trails. It lists types of records and the years available, as well as the addresses of libraries and museums.

Additional sources are found in the For Further Reading page of the United States Research Wiki article, and the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under: