Key locations: Burna, Carrsville, Grand Rivers, Ledbetter, Salem, Smithland (county seat) Geography: Western border with Illinois is formed by the Ohio River. The Cumberland River and Lake Barkley mark part of the southeastern boundary, and the Cumberland River flows...
Key locations: Denniston, Frenchburg (county seat), Korea, Mariba, Means, Pomeroyton, Scranton, Sudith, and Wellington Geography: Menifee County is situated within the Appalachian region of Kentucky and is known for its scenic landscapes. The county is part of the...
The Society is please to offer as a public service the Free Five-Part Class: Becoming a Genealogist & Family Historian with Susan J. Court. This Free Five-Part series covers the steps to becoming a genealogist from examining the objectives and understanding the...
Discover how the National Archives in the United States holds a wealth of military records for tracing your ancestors’ military history. Unveil the bravery and sacrifices of your family heroes as you explore the extensive collection housed at the National Archives, offering valuable insights into their lives and service.
Unlock the secrets of your Kentucky family tree with our easy-to-understand guide on cousin relationships. Learn how to calculate cousin numbers, grasp the concept of ‘removed cousins’, and explore your Kentucky genealogical heritage.
Digital archives can be an incredibly useful tool for family researchers by providing them with easy access to historical records. ChatGPT leads us on this tour.
Living out of state doesn’t mean you can reach deep into Kentucky for your research
When searching for Kentucky ancestors, you can take advantage of these free genealogy books to assist with your family research.
Littell’s Law Books contain rich details about what our ancestors were doing in the early years of Kentucky.
KYGS Member finds her family in The Log Cabin newspaper
The Freedmen’s Bureau is a goldmine for those researching in the South after the Civil War.
Discover valuable sources for researching Kentucky veterans of the War of 1812. Learn about federal records at the National Archives and other resources at the KDLA in Frankfort. Uncover your ancestor’s service and delve into their sacrifices.