Kentucky Genealogical Society
KGS will join the Louisville Genealogical Society
for this opportunity to research
one of the nation's largest genealogical libraries
incorporating records from around the world.
Start making plans now!
See the Louisville Genealogical Society website for specifics.
Be sure to reserve your hotel room soon –
and notify the Travel Chairperson of your plans.

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 email the webmaster at or the president at
Last Update: 630 Sept 2017

Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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2nd Saturday Genealogy
10 March

Susan and Bill Snyder demonstrate how to plat the land described in your ancestor's deed.

Bluegrass Roots!
Now online for KGS members: the Winter 2018 issue of Bluegrass Roots. Read about the new year's 2nd Saturday Genealogy presenters, and get acquainted with the new KGS board. This issue is full of useful news and info. Not a member? Join online at

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.