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Kentucky Research Repositories

With the exception of the first item, this list contains places in Kentucky to research.

 

  • A large network of Facebook groups, web sites, and members dedicated to preserving the history, traditions, and genealogy of Kentucky.
    Last Updated: March 2023

  • The Filson Historical Society library, located at 1310 S. Third Street, Louisville, Kentucky, houses 1.8 million documents, 50,000 books, 10,000 museum items, 75 years of digitized, searchable issues of The Filson History Quarterly, 15,000 digitized historical manuscripts, books, and prints, and 400+ portraits, thousands of historic photographs. See their website for information about visiting the facility.

    Last Updated: March 2023

  • John Fox, Jr. Genealogical Library Paris KY (near Lexington)

    The Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution library focused on assisting patrons document their Revolutionary War ancestors. Open to the public, the facility is Located in the Duncan Tavern Historic Center, Paris, Kentucky.

    Last Updated: March 2023

  • KDLA is the repository for the public records of Kentucky or those created by state and local government agencies. Their collection includes over 65,000 rolls of microfilm as well as 100,000 cubic feet of original paper records. Records include deed books, marriage records, will books, circuit and appellate court case files, census and military records, and more. Click “Researchers” on the menu for information about visiting the archives, frequently asked questions, records request forms, and more.

    Last Updated: March 2023

  • The library collections include over 90,000 published works, over 15,000 reels of microfilm, over 10,000 cubic feet of archival records including genealogical vertical files, manuscripts, photographs, maps, and atlases, and over 9,000 oral history interviews.

    Last Updated: March 2023

  • The National Society Sons of the American Revolution library is located at 809 West Main Street, Louisville, KY. The library maintains a large collection of genealogical and historical reference materials for research by SAR members and the general public.

    Last Updated: March 2023

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