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

African American

Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky ~ a KY Historical Society oral history project
Black Civil War Soldiers buried at Alexandria National Cemetery
Kentucky African-American Griots
USF Africana Heritage Project
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors ~ National Park Service database
       ~ search by entering a surname
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 ~ searchable


Kentucky Cemeteries ~ Report an endangered Kentucky cemetery
KHS' Kentucky Cemetery Project ~ Database contains 178,983 grave records from 3,277 cemeteries
Kentucky Page of the USGenWeb Tombstone Project
Interment.Net site - cemetery records from all across the nation

Census Information

The 1790 Kentucky census ~ Suzanne Shephard's transcription
USGenWeb Census Project ~ Census transcriptions in the USGenWeb Archives
USGenWeb Census Images Project ~ Actual images of selected county/state census
US Census Transcription Project ~ Another Census Transcription Project

Government Offices

Commonwealth of KY Data Center
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 League of Cities ~ City government information

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
KHS Guide to Kentucky Highway Markers
Kentucky Historical Markers ~ Grover & Jayne Hibberd's project
Kentucky county formation dates and courthouse disasters ~ From the USGenWeb Archives
KY Historical Society ~ Online card catalog; searchable Kentucky Encyclopedia;
      huge cemetery database & more
Historic Kentucky and the Civil War ~ From the West Kentucky Corporation


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
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 ~ The spectacular Kentucky History Center
KHS' Thomas D. Clark Research Library
Filson Club Historical Society
Kentucky Virtual Library
Willard Library Card Catalog ~ Evansville IN Library with great western KY resources
LDS Family Search Library
US Internet Genealogical Society
National DAR Library

Maps & Geography

Historic Panoramic Maps ~ Great maps; select a state
Kentucky Highway Maps
Genealogy Atlas - Historic Maps of North America
Kentucky Migrations Project ~ If your ancestor either moved into or out of Kentucky,
       click on the county and submit your information there.
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 Digital Map Library ~ Great Kentucky maps!
Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer ~ Search the Gazetteer by the name of a place or feature
Frankfort map ~ You'll want to print this map for your research trip!

Military Records

Battle for Ft. Meigs, War of 1812 ~ Bob Walker's site listing Kentuckians who participated.
Civil War Sites in Kentucky ~ Great overview
National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors ~ Search Union and Confederate
       enlistment rolls
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.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors ~ National Park Service database ~ search by entering
       a surname
USGenWeb Revolutionary War Pension Project for Kentucky ~ Contribute your ancestor's
      pension papers
Revolutionary War Warrants Search ~ Did your ancestor receive a bounty land warrant
       for service in the Revolutionary War?
Steve Lynn's Civil War records ~ Rosters of 13th (Syperts) KY Cavalry
       and 16th (Chenoweth's) KY Cavalry
Battle of Tippecanoe ~ Written by Reed Beard in 1911; transcribed by Bob Kipke in 1997
Our Ancestors who served in the War of 1812 ~ Jo Thiessen's helps for researching
       the War of 1812
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
Revolutionary War Soldiers & Pensioners of Kentucky ~ Compiled by Sandi Gorin
KY Military Links ~ Revolutionary War, Civil War, Mexican War links
      ~ Compiled by Janette Burke
Korean War ~ Kentuckians Unaccounted For
Vietnam War ~ Kentuckians Unaccounted For
Pioneer Soldiers 1778 - 1781 ~ Compiled by Sandi Gorin
Kentucky Veterans Memorial Tribute


Kentucky Links & Research Help - Nancy Trice's great KY links
Kentucky City Directories ~ and where you can find them
Deciphering Old Handwriting
Kentucky Family Group Sheets ~ You can contribute your family group sheets
Narrative of the 1873 Cholera Epidemic in the United States ~ Kentucky section
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
"Old West" Index page

Native Americans

Hernando deSoto's March Through Western Kentucky in 1541 - Fascinating material!
KHS' Native American Links
Pathways and Crossroads ~ Cherokee Indian Genealogy
Native American Heritage ~ How to trace your Indian ancestry
Native American Genealogical Resources ~ Books at KY Dept. for Libraries and Archives
General Native American links ~ Linda Haas Davenport's page


Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm ~ Available for purchase and Interlibrary Loan
Kentucky Newspapers Online
List of all Kentucky Newspapers

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
Genealogy Abbreviations
Genealogy Dictionary
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 ~ Everyone should review these tips regularly
GenForum Message Boards
Rootsweb/Ancestry Message Boards
Available Virginia Vital Records for Genealogists
Distant Cousins Genealogy Information Index
Census On-Line ~ Links to on-line census information
Indiana State Library Genealogy Database ~ An index to Indiana marriages through 1850

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This list based on one compiled by Carole Palmer, Webster Co. CC

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