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General Research Links

20 family history resources
A great list of online resources to begin or further your research.

Chronicling America
The Library of Congress
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online. Your genealogy starting point for more than 20 years!

This is the main web site for the genealogical archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Federation of Genealogical Societies
Representing the members of hundreds of genealogical societies across the United States and other nations, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is here to link the genealogical community and help its members grow.

Find a Grave
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one's memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous people from around the world.

Genealogy Guide
Genealogy guide featuring genealogy resources, genealogical libraries, genealogy societies, historical landmarks, family tree research, and more.
Over 50,000 world wide genealogy links

Newspaper Abstracts
Your resource for family history research using newspapers.

The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
There's a mountain of information to search through on this web site.


1790 First Kentucky Census
Surnames from the tax rolls, alphabetized, in Excel spreadsheet format.

Access Genealogy Kentucky

Breathitt County Public Library Genealogy Collection

Cemetery Placenames in Breathitt County, Kentucky

Kentucky Ancestors Online
Kentucky Historical Society
A free publication of the Kentucky Historical Society) features a wide range of article topics and is designed to appeal to family historians of all levels.

Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer
Good information and links

Kentucky County Formation Chart
State of Kentucky

Kentucky Explorer Magazine

Kentucky Genealogy
A genealogical and historical resource for your personal use.

Kentucky Genealogy and Family History Resources
Organized resources by state and county

Kentucky Historical Society

Kentucky Historical Society Digital Collections
A searchable database of digital images and files from the Kentucky Historical Society's collections.

Kentucky Kindred Genealogy

Kentucky Maps
Maintained by the University of Kentucky

Kentucky State Digital Archives

Kentucky Vital Records Index
Search vital records for Kentucky. Maintained by the University of Kentucky

U.S. Geological Survey Kentucky Maps
Many maps are free to download or available to purchase in print. These are very helpful for locating cemeteries and other geological locations.

U.S. War Records

Civil War Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Extensive Civil War records including correspondence, orders, reports and more.

Military Records Search at Access Genealogy
From King Philip's War through Vietnam

National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors Database
Search for Civil War Soldiers and Sailors.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator

Dedicated to the
loving memory of
Herschel L. South
Herschel L. South
we miss you!

Continuing on in
loving memory of
Jayne McRae/South
Jayne McRae/South
we miss you!

Ed O'Rear
In memory of
Ed O'Rear
for his tireless research and contributions


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