Here's some tips for breaking through the brick walls that are common in family research.
Genealogical tips from professional genealogist, Dr. Shelly Murphy. Focus on the basics like good research methods and staying organized first.
While waiting for the 1950 US Census, review other materials such as periodicals and US Commerce Department reports as background material.
Making moonshine was a common activity for many ancestors with Scots-Irish lineage. How do you find the records that reflect some of these activities?
In 1921, a fire in the US Commerce Building damaged the 1890 census records. Learn what eventually happened to the records.
Here are tips for finding your ancestor’s coal mining records.
Want to research your family tree? Genealogy can be daunting to start but here are five tips to make it easy.
Early Kentucky settlers met at Ft Boonesborough to establish a government. Pioneer families saw the need for local laws and government, but it failed.
In 1780, early Kentucky pioneers entered Fayette County to settle the area later known as Lexington.
Many of our ancestors were Kentucky pioneers who made their way down the Ohio river on a flatboat. These flatboats were later used to build a home.
In 1866, Kentucky enacted an imperfect law to legitimize marriages of the formerly enslaved. Many Scott County, KY records survived.
The KDLA has many records of genealogical value that are free to the public.