Our Member's Family Stories

Our members love to share the stories about their families. Some stories show you how to improve your research, others pose theories, and some are just sweet little ditties. You are welcome to share your family story or your favorite research technique with us.


Our Member Stories

When searching for your ancestors, preparation is the key to success.

Use the research approach to analyzing data around a specific issue.

Follow along as a family researcher uses this method to solve a brick wall ancestor.

Botherum House has an impressive lineage. It was built for Sally Ann Clay by her husband, Madison Johnson.

Need an easy idea for sharing your research?

Researching your family Kentucky ancestors? We found 297 family history book examples written by family researchers.

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.

KYGS Member finds her family in The Log Cabin newspaper

Find your Kentucky Revolutionary War Veteran with these resources.

The Doan family relocated to Harrison County, KY, after earlier generations landed in Plymouth Rock.

Aaron Horn Sr. moved his family to Fort Boonesborough in 1778. He died soon after arriving leaving many mysteries for his descendents.

Here are tips for finding your ancestor’s coal mining records.

Our ancestors migrated to Harlan County for the promise of a better future.

Family researchers can find older editions of Laurel County Newspapers online. Learn How.

We have collected over 80 examples of family histories and genealogy that you can use as a resource for your research or learn how to write a compelling family history.