Genealogy Resources

Genealogy Resources at the library are available in the following formats: BOOK, MICROFILM, MICROFICHE, CD-ROM (all of which are found at the Main Location), and online via the Library's webpage. See also Louisville History Resources, Genealogy databases and Internet Genealogy Resources.

Census Records

The Library has:
All available Census schedules for Kentucky 1810-1930. MICROFILM (The U.S. 1890 census records were damaged in a fire; all that remains for Kentucky is an enumeration of Civil War Union veterans for some counties.)

Cemetery Records

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Civil War Official Records

Civil War Service Records

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City Directories

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County and State Records

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Draper Manuscripts

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Kentucky County Tax Lists

The Library has all available tax lists in MICROFILM for each County in Kentucky. Generally, these cover the period beginning with the creation of each County until approximately the middle of the 1800s. Tax lists are available for some Kentucky Counties up until 1875.

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Local Histories

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Maps and Atlases

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Newspapers

The Library has the following Louisville newspapers on MICROFILM.

The Library also has these Lexington and Cincinnati newspapers on MICROFILM.

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Other Resources

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Probate Records

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Reports of the Kentucky Adjutant General

These are rosters of volunteers or conscripts who served from Kentucky

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Revolutionary War Records

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Special Indexes and Vertical Files

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Standard Indexes

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Vital records

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World War I Selective Service Records

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Last Updated: 10/31/2012