KGS BGR Submissions Guidelines
KGS creates Bluegrass Roots, the quarterly journal published since 1973. It is available to KGS members only. News about KGS events and other information of general interest are distributed to members and non-members who sign up for that list.
Bluegrass Roots switched from print to digital publication with the Spring 2014 issue. All issues (1974 to current) are available in the Members Only section of this website, and members are notified by email when a new issue is published. The journal contains a variety of articles and information dealing with Kentucky and her ancestors, including compiled indexes of records, Kentucky-related book reviews, abstracts, and research aides. It also contains family information queries from members.
Researchers interested in submitting their own stories or records to Bluegrass Roots can find guidelines and an author contract on this website.
Back issues of Bluegrass Roots are available for download behind the Members Only tab. We no longer have hard copies of the journal. If a photocopy of the original is required, the purchase price is $10 per issue. Please allow up to three weeks for mail delivery. Issues will be sent after the fee is received. See the topic list for all past issues for articles of interest. Email for availability.
Our most requested back issues are the ones containing information on pre-1849 divorces in Kentucky. The Kentucky Historical Society has created a spreadsheet with more details listed. Click here to access the information.
Last Update: 11 May 2019