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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. History Mystery: The Miller Family Fraktur

    History Mystery: The Miller Family Fraktur

    This month’s History Mystery features a special family treat, with some unanswered questions. We’ve all seen the occasional family Bible record that recorded the life and death events of family members. While most are fairly simple in design, some can contain beautiful color embellishments. The thing I want you to...

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  4. Collections Corner: The Professional Research Files of Martha Stamper

    Collections Corner: The Professional Research Files of Martha Stamper

    In the past few years, processing and cataloging genealogy collections has been a focus for the staff & volunteers of the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library.  Our goal is to make these collections accessible, treat them with the same respect and care as we do other manuscript collections, and provide...

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  5. Collections Corner: Native American Resources in the KHS Library

    Collections Corner: Native American Resources in the KHS Library

    As many of you know, November is Native American Heritage Month. For those of Kentucky lineage, this can be quite important due to the many lines of family impacted by this portion of our population. Despite the many stories we have heard about Native American heritage in our genealogy, documenting...

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  6. Repository Roundup: Western Kentucky University

    Repository Roundup: Western Kentucky University

    Editor’s note: This article marks the beginning of a new How-to series for KAO – Repository Roundup. Kentucky has a great reputation for being ‘Records Rich’ – but we want to know WHERE the records are located throughout the state. We hope to feature libraries and collections throughout Kentucky that will...

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