Kentucky Genealogical Society
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Kentucky Genealogical Society
Join the KGS Leadership Team
It's time to nominate members who will lead KGS in 2018 and 2019. The KGS board includes six officers, three at-large members, and the immediate past president. Nominations are needed by Oct. 1 for the election coming on Nov. 11. To nominate yourself or another KGS member, send the nominee’s name and proposed office, postal address, email address, and phone number to (Please get the nominee’s permission in advance.) The bylaws include details about the duties of board members.
NOTE: Traditionally, the KGS board has met monthly in Frankfort. You don't live near Frankfort? No problem! Members who live in all areas of the state can participate from home electronically.

Four More '2nd Saturday' Videos
Now available online to KGS members: two DNA-related sessions by Cathy Reed (June 2017) and  two sessions on Melungeon people and culture by Wayne Winkler (July 2017). To view, sign in and click on the "2nd Saturday Videos" link under "Members Only."

Early Kentucky Tax Lists Online!
Pre-statehood and early-statehood Madison County tax records now range from 1791 through 1802. Also online: pre-statehood tax records for Bourbon, Fayette, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Mercer counties. Sign in and click on the "Early Kentucky Tax Lists" link. As far as we know, these lists are not available on other web sites. What a great benefit of KGS membership – made possible by your KGS annual dues!
A searchable index of surnames in these tax records would be wonderful. If you can help with indexing, please send email to

Services for Presenters and Researchers
  • Directory of Genealogy Researchers – If you want to hire someone to help you find your Kentucky ancestors — or if you are a researcher wanting to list your services – this directory is for you!
  • Directory of Genealogy Speakers: If your organization is looking for a genealogy/history speaker — or if you are a speaker wishing to be included in this directory – this is the place!
Please help KGS expand these valuable services. If you're a presenter or researcher for hire, please complete the online submission form to be added to the list. If you want to hire a presenter or researcher, please check here first!
Last Update: 630 Sept 2017

Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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2nd Saturday Genealogy
9 December 2018

Nancy Simmons Roberson, past president of the Louisville Genealogical Society, will share information on Heritage Quest Online and Online Publishing.

Bluegrass Roots!
The FALL 2017 issue is now online for KGS members. Highlights: a detailed feature about The Westerfield Massacre of April 1781 in Kentucky; a transcription of a handwritten chronology of births, marriages, and deaths in two families of Carrollton, Kentucky – and more. Sign in and Click on "Bluegrass Roots."

Pre-Statehood Tax Lists Now Online
Another benefit of KGS membership: Online access to pre-1792 Kentucky tax records. Records for six counties are already posted, and more will follow.