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.
Uncovering Hidden Gems in Digital Archives
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.
Three Tips for Researching KY When You Don’t Live There
Living out of state doesn’t mean you can reach deep into Kentucky for your research
Seven Wicked Good & Free Genealogy Resources for Kentucky Researchers
When searching for Kentucky ancestors, you can take advantage of these free genealogy books to assist with your family research.
Using Littell’s Law Books for Tracing Early Kentucky Genealogy
Littell’s Law Books contain rich details about what our ancestors were doing in the early years of Kentucky.
Is Your KY Ancestor in the Log Cabin?
KYGS Member finds her family in The Log Cabin newspaper
Your Kentucky Ancestors in the Freedmen’s Bureau
The Freedmen’s Bureau is a goldmine for those researching in the South after the Civil War.
Tips for Finding Kentucky Vital Records
Tips for genealogists. Determining if a vital record exists for your Kentucky ancestor.
Laurel County: Researching Historic Newspapers
Family researchers can find older editions of Laurel County Newspapers online at Family Search. This post contains instructions and examples.
Our Unexpected Finds at the KY Dept Libraries and Archives
The KDLA has many records of genealogical value that are free to the public.
Secrets for Finding and Using Maps For Your Family Research
Maps assist genealogists with locating where ancestors lived and worked. Learn how to use the different and free maps in your family research.
Finding Your Kentucky Ancestor’s Death Notices
Obituaries document an ancestor’s death. We collected multiple sources for locating even the most obscure death notice. Many are free!