Kentucky History and Genealogy Collection

The mission of the Library’s Kentucky History and Genealogy collection is to ensure that residents of Metro Louisville and users living far beyond its borders will have reliable access to primary and secondary source materials of historical and genealogical value well into the future.

The collection is located on the 2nd floor of the Main Library.

Programs & Services

Genealogy Day

SAVE THE DATE: Genealogy Day 2016 is scheduled for Saturday, August 27!

Genealogy Day is the library’s signature conference for those interested in local and family history. Click here for a full schedule of the day's events and program descriptions (no registration required), and click here for an informative video about Genealogy Day from our Kentucky History and Genealogy librarian, Joe Hardesty.

Past Programs


Genealogy Day schedule of speakers and workshops:

2014 | 2013 | 2012

 American Civil War with noted researcher and lecturer, Joseph Reinhart

Kentucky during the Civil War

Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with noted researcher and lecturer, Joseph Reinhart - author of the recently published A German hurrah!: Civil War letters of Friedrich Bertsch and Wilhelm Stangel, 9th Ohio Infantry.

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Civil War soldiers

Researching your Civil War Ancestors

LFPL's Genealogy Librarian, Joe Hardesty, discusses sources and strategies to use when researching your Civil War Ancestors.

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Last Updated: 8/10/16