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Spring 2004
A Publication of the St. Louis Public Library

Vol. 4   No. 1

BWKY.jpg (15858 bytes)This feature highlights web pages of interest to genealogists researching their Kentucky roots.


Kentucky Archives and Special Collections

The University of Louisville maintains this website. It is a listing of links to home pages maintained by Kentucky institutions that have special collections of archival materials.

Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA)

The site includes research guides for persons researching Civil War soldiers and African-American ancestors, which point out the types of records available at KDLA. There are also online lists of governors, past elected officials, county seats and chambers of commerce, courthouse disasters, origins of county names, dates of county formation, covered bridges, Kentuckians who served in the United States or Confederate Congresses, poet laureates, and common baby names and surnames.

Kentucky Genealogy Resources on the Internet

This site provides links to sources of information on Kentucky vital records, military records, place names and maps, list serves, and county resources on the Internet. Use it in conjunction with Cyndi's List and other guides to Internet resources for the most complete coverage of available Web resources.

Kentucky Historical Society (KHS)

The KHS website offers access to its online catalog, which provides descriptions of the more than 90,000 published works in its collection. It also provides access to several important databases including the Kentucky Cemetery Records Database. This database is a volunteer project that has documented hundreds of thousands of graves throughout rural and urban Kentucky. While it doesn't contain a record for every grave in Kentucky, it can be quite helpful. There are also databases of Kentucky Oral Histories and Kentucky Historical Markers.

Kentucky Vital Records Index (KVRI)

KVRI is a website maintained by the University of Kentucky based on information supplied by the Office of Vital Statistics. The database provides indexes for Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1992 and Kentucky Marriage & Divorce Records, 1973-1993.

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