Kentucky Genealogical Society
NEW on This Site
Kentucky CemeteriesJudy Lawless Smith and friends have transcribed the graves in 97 cemeteries in Adair, Russell and Wayne Counties.
Photographs – These 14 studio portraits were taken in Louisville circa 1890-1910. Are your ancestors in these images? Do you have portraits to share?
Postcards – Visit Louisville (and a few other locations) as it was in the early- to mid-1900s.


44th Annual KGS Seminar – Aug. 3
Using Today's DNA to Find Yesterday's Ancestors
Presenter: Blaine T. Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist
If you want to attend but have not registered, please sign up for our stand-by list. If somebody cancels, we’ll alert you right away so you can send your registration fee and secure a seat to hear Blaine Bettinger’s four DNA sessions.

Online for KGS Members

All available back issues of Bluegrass Roots are now online – back to 1974!


KGS 6-Session Course on DNA in Genealogy Continues Through June 18
This course, launched Jan. 15 by KGS in partnership with the Paul Sawyier Public Library in downtown Frankfort, continues on the third Tuesday of each month. It's a great learning opportunity for genealogists who want to add DNA to their research toolbox and prepare for KGS Seminar 2019 (Aug. 3, 2019), which will feature renowned genetic genealogist Dr. Blaine Bettinger. See "KGS Events" for details and registration information.

Adopt a Kentucky County!

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."


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


Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 153
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

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Last Updated 11 April  2019

Latest News
KGS 2nd Saturday Genealogy
13 Jul 2019

Gail Jackson Miller is back! She will present a case study on using KY records and how to get more out of marriage and divorce records.

Bluegrass Roots!
NOW ONLINE for KGS members: the Spring 2019 issue, featuring Part 2 of "Williford Jenkins: The Story of His Life and the Testament to His Character" by Faye Jenkins Stallings, CG. Also included: helpful how-to info, queries, and announcements, Sign in and click on "Bluegrass Roots" under the "Members Only" tab. 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.