Our Programs

We Digitize Records of Genealogical Value in Kentucky

Projects Funded

Money Invested

Counties Served

Our Society is pleased to award grants to holders of genealogically significant Kentucky records for digitization.

The Digitization Grant Program furthers one of the Society’s primary missions to encourage the preservation and availability of Kentucky records that are essential to genealogical and historical research.

The Society launched the digitization grant program in 2019 to encourage the digitization of records that are at risk of being lost forever or are otherwise valuable to Kentucky genealogical researchers.

As recent events demonstrate, some Kentucky records are one fire, flood, or tornado from being lost forever. These natural disasters can strike at any time.

The Digitization Grant Program is funded by the generosity of members and the general public.

Our Recent Digitization Projects

Since 2019, we have awarded grants to several genealogical or historical societies and public libraries throughout Kentucky. These are examples of some of our many projects.

Kentucky Digitization Grant Program

2024 South Central Kentucky Cultural Center – Private and Business Documents

This collection consists of private and business documents that record the nature of daily life in the early settlement period of South Central Kentucky. Many residents of the area during this period are in various documents which are vital to genealogy researchers.  The records include slave sales records from the early nineteenth century, church records, distillery business license, and tax records from the mid-nineteenth century. Also included are early surveys with hand drawn maps, deeds, wills, statement of Revolutionary War service and letters describing life in the early settlement period.


Historic Russellville Inc. dba SEEK Museum – Logan County School Documents

This collection consists of over 5,000 pictures and obituaries of African Americans across the state of Kentucky, including many people from Logan and surrounding counties who have migrated across America. It includes original appointment documents and other papers related to the founding of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Kentucky in 1866. Also included are the Logan County School Census documents from the 1870s until the 1930s.