Southwest Regional Library
Cruising KYGenWeb Demo

KYGenWeb Project Logo

Jeff Murphy (1947-2001) created the first KYGenWeb site - Muhlenberg County!
Jeff was the founder of KYGenWeb Project and The USGenWeb Project.

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.

This project became known as KyGenWeb. Within just a few months, most of the Kentucky counties had a volunteer coordinator, INGenWeb was gaining volunteers, and it was decided to expand the project to include the other states... and USGenWeb was born, and a short time later WorldGenWeb.

If you would like to volunteer to coordinate a county in Kentucky, please contact Sherri Hall KYGenWeb State Coordinator.

URL for this presentation:
Presented by Sherri Hall on 21 Nov 2005, modified from a presentation by John G. West (TSGS Member) on 20 Jun 2002 and 19 Jun 2003.

These are some of the links
I used for this demonstration

KYGenWeb County Selection Map -
KY Vital Records Project -
Ky Vital Statistics Records -
KY County Formation -
Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm -
Kentucky Links & Research Help -
1840 Census KY Revolutionary War Pensioners -
Isaac Hall Murder Case -
1850 Hopkins Co., KY Annotated Census -
Walnut Grove Cemetery Hopkins County, Ky -
Tonya Lee Adamson -
Jefferson Co., KYGenWeb -
Shelby Co., KYGenWeb -
Slaughtersville Merchantile Company -
1909-10 Ledger Index Merchantile Company -
Slaughtersville Merchantile Company Account Book 1908-1909 -
Webster Co., KYGenWeb -
Webster County Kentucky Obituaries -
Rowan Co., KY Marriages -
McLean County Life - Friendship Quilt -
Johnson Co., KYGenWeb Index -
Johnson Co. Orphans -
Johnson Co. Photo Albums -
Todd Co., KY Cemetery Index (Excellent!) -
Veteran's Gravesites -
Western Lunatic Asylum (State Hospital) -
Christian Co., KYGenWeb -
Todd Co., KYGenWeb -
Henderson Co., KYGenWeb -
Daviess Co., KYGenWeb -
Crittenden Co., KYGenWeb -
Trigg Co., KYGenWeb -
Muhlenberg Co., KYGenWeb -
KY African American Griots -
KY Postcards -
KY-Kids -
KY-Footsteps Archives -
Things to Ponder On -

Some INGenWeb Links

Vanderburgh Co., INGenWeb -
Warrick Co., INGenWeb -
Posey Co., INGenWeb -
Gibson Co., INGenWeb -

Miscellaneous Links

Cyndi's List -
Cyndi's Primary Source List -
The Browning Obits -
The Tri-State Genealogical Society (TSGS) -
Greenland Genealogy -
KY Mailing Lists at Rootsweb -
GenForum -
The Posey/Vanderburgh Chapter of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution -
United States Vital Records Information -
Everton's Genealogical Helper -

New Additional Links

Mercer Co. Land Grants
Breckinridge Co. Migration Patterns
Kentucky Migrations Project
1850 Census Images - Breckinridge Co.
KY American Local History Network
Evansville Cemeteries - Oak Hill & Locust Hill

Created by John West and Sherri Hall
Last Modified: Monday, November 21, 2005