Digitization Grant Program


MMWhat We Are Seeking

Our grant projects must relate to Kentucky records of genealogical significance. A few examples of potential projects may include:

  • Adoption records
  • Church records
  • Funeral home records
  • Newspapers
  • Trade or vocational records or directories
  • School records
  • Yearbooks
  • Manuscripts

Eligible Grant Applicants

  • Must have tax-exempt status (501(c)(3)) or be a Kentucky public county or city library 
  • Must have as a primary purpose the preservation of historical records to make them available to the public 
  • must be incorporated and in existence for three years prior to application, and may be in-state or out-of-state organizations

Ineligible Grant Applicants

  • federal government entities 
  • state government entities


  • must relate directly to the preservation of Kentucky historical records of genealogical significance 
  • record set(s) must be primarily focused on Kentucky people, organizations, or places of genealogical significance 
  • must adhere to professional archival standards for the care, preparation, and storage of materials 
  • must follow Digitization Guidelines located at: minimum-digitization-capture-recommendations 
  • must be completed and delivered to the Kentucky Genealogical Society within one year

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