Kentucky Genealogical Society

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Help researchers worldwide by sharing links to resources (online and brick-and-mortar) in a specific Kentucky county. Choose your county of residence or your county of heritage – or any county. For details, click on "Links."


MORE New 2nd Saturday Genealogy Videos Now Online
1. House Histories – 3 sessions by Pamela Lyons Brinegar, CG®, covering the rapidly growing number of free online images of deeds, estate and tax records, court orders, newspapers, and monographs.
2. How Can Census Records Help My Research – Linda Colston of the Kentucky Historical Society demonstrates how to get the most out of those records and apply them to learning about ancestors.
3. Cracking the Code: Cemetery Symbolism – Johnna Waldon of the Kentucky Genealogical Society investigates what carvings and engravings on headstones mean and what they reveal about ancestors.
To watch, sign in and select "2nd Saturday Videos" under "Members Only."

NEW for KGS Members
Submit queries – a great way to connect with cousins
and get help solving your research mysteries.
Look for the link under "Members Only."

Help Wanted
KGS needs a webmaster. If you are interested in working with us to make the website the go-to source about genealogy in Kentucky, please contact Johnna Waldon at

The Fall 2018 issue of Bluegrass Roots is now available online.
Sign in and click on "Members Only."

Early Kentucky Tax Lists Online!
Pre- and early-statehood tax records are on this site for six early counties. Sign in and click on the "Early Kentucky Tax Lists" link under "Members Only." Another benefit of KGS membership – made possible by your KGS dues.

Last Update: 19 October 2018

Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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Latest News
2nd Saturday Genealogy
8 Dec 2018

Linda Colston, researcher and librarian will share her insights into using the pre-850 Federal Census and Tax List.

Bluegrass Roots!
NOW ONLINE for KGS members: the Fall 2018 issue of Bluegrass Roots. Read about plans to make 2019 "The Year of DNA" as KGS offers sessions and resources to help DNA novices sharpen their skills and prepare for next year's KGS Seminar with The Genetic Genealogist, Dr. Blaine Bettinger. Not yet a KGS member? It's easy to join online.

Invitation to Get Involved
KGS can serve genealogists only if enough genealogists serve KGS. Please consider volunteering.