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  1. Video How-To: Accessing Our Collections Part 2: Using Our Online Tools (Off-Site)

    Video How-To: Accessing Our Collections Part 2: Using Our Online Tools (Off-Site)

    Welcome back to our video How-To series as we dig further into the Kentucky Historical Society resources! The first video gave you a virtual tour of the library and our on-site resources. This next video will teach you how to access our online tools: catalogs and collections. And while this...

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  2. Video How-To: Accessing Our Collections Part 1 – Visiting the Library

    Video How-To: Accessing Our Collections Part 1 – Visiting the Library

    Kentucky Ancestors, Video Tutorial: Accessing Our Collections Part 1: Visiting the Library Are you ready to take your Kentucky research to another level? Do you have a Kentucky ancestor brick wall? Visiting our library on-site can help take your research to the next level! Prior to your visit, please watch...

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  3. FamilySearch Restricted Records Available @KHS

    FamilySearch Restricted Records Available @KHS

    Since 2009, the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library has been a Family Search Affiliate Library. This affiliate status designated our location as a “FamilySearch Center” and delivery point for the microfilm lending program. For almost a decade, Kentucky researchers have been able to borrow records on microfilm from the FamilySearch...

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  4. Using JSTOR for Genealogy Research

    Using JSTOR for Genealogy Research

    State history journals can be a treasure trove of useful information for family historians and local history enthusiasts alike. Many state historical societies included a journal focusing on the early history of their region among their earliest offerings to members and scholars.  In addition to articles on a wide array...

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  5. Image research in the Ronald Morgan Kentucky Postcard Collection

    Image research in the Ronald Morgan Kentucky Postcard Collection

    Kentucky genealogists have a tremendous resource available to them in the form of the Ronald Morgan Kentucky Postcard Collection.  Anyone wanting to research the landscape their ancestors walked through can search through thousands of digitized images of Kentucky towns, places and subjects. Searching the Library Catalog There are two ways...

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  6. Kentucky Tax Lists: Revenue Collection after the Civil War (1866-1880)

    Kentucky Tax Lists:  Revenue Collection after the Civil War (1866-1880)

    By Kandie Adkinson, Administrative Specialist, Land Office Division, Office of the Secretary of State The Fourth and final installment in a Series of Articles Regarding the Significance of Tax List Research In the aftermath of the Civil War, the commonwealth faced a variety of domestic challenges, many of which were addressed...

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  7. Kentucky Tax Lists: Revenue Collection During the Civil War (1861-1865)

    Kentucky Tax Lists:  Revenue Collection During the Civil War (1861-1865)

    By Kandie Adkinson, Administrative Specialist, Land Office Division, Office of the Secretary of State The Third in a Series of Articles Regarding the Significance of Tax List Research As the great-great-granddaughter of a Virginian who fell during Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg and the widow of a former commander of the...

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  8. Tax Lists (1841-1860): An Overlooked Resource for Kentucky History and Land Titles

    Tax Lists (1841-1860): An Overlooked Resource for Kentucky History and Land Titles

    By Kandie Adkinson, Administrative Specialist, Land Office Division, Office of the Secretary of State The Second in a Series of Four Articles Regarding the Significance of Tax List Research Shortly before Thanksgiving 2009 a researcher stopped by the Land Office and requested copies of land patents for family study during...

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  9. Tax Lists (1792-1840): An Overlooked Resource For Kentucky History and Land Titles

    Tax Lists (1792-1840): An Overlooked Resource For Kentucky History and Land Titles

    By Kandie Adkinson, Administrative Specialist, Land Office Division, Office of the Secretary of State Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a wonderful series written by Ms. Adkinson and originally published by Kentucky Ancestors in 2009. Stay tuned for the next three articles in this series to be published...

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