Kentucky Genealogical Society

Adopt a Kentucky County!

Help researchers worldwide by sharing links to resources (online and brick-and-mortar) in a specific Kentucky county. Choose your county of residence or your county of heritage – or any county. For details, click on "Links."


KGS 6-Session Course on DNA in Genealogy Begins Jan. 15
Starting Jan. 15, KGS will partner with the Paul Sawyier Public Library in downtown Frankfort to launch a six-session course designed for genealogists who want to add DNA to their research toolbox. The course is part of the KGS commitment to help researchers prepare for Seminar 2019 (Aug. 3, 2019), which will feature renowned genetic genealogist Dr. Blaine Bettinger. See "KGS Events" for details and registration information.

NEW for KGS Members
Submit queries – a great way to connect with cousins
and get help solving your research mysteries.
Look for the link under "Members Only."

Help Wanted
KGS needs a webmaster. If you are interested in working with us to make the website the go-to source about genealogy in Kentucky, please contact Johnna Waldon at

The Fall 2018 issue of Bluegrass Roots is now available online.
Sign in and click on "Members Only."

Early Kentucky Tax Lists Online!
Pre- and early-statehood tax records are on this site for six early counties. Sign in and click on the "Early Kentucky Tax Lists" link under "Members Only." Another benefit of KGS membership – made possible by your KGS dues.

Last Update: 19 October 2018

Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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KGS 2nd Saturday Genealogy
12 January 2019

Details coming soon!

Bluegrass Roots!
NOW ONLINE for KGS members: the Fall 2018 issue of Bluegrass Roots. Read about plans to make 2019 "The Year of DNA" as KGS offers sessions and resources to help DNA novices sharpen their skills and prepare for next year's KGS Seminar with The Genetic Genealogist, Dr. Blaine Bettinger. Not yet a KGS member? It's easy to join online.

Invitation to Get Involved
KGS can serve genealogists only if enough genealogists serve KGS. Please consider volunteering.