Kentucky Family History Societies (A-B)

This section lists the state-wide associations from Kentucky to Tri-State.  It then lists county associations from Adair to Ballard-Carlisle giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

County Societies

Statewide and Regional Societies

Kentucky Genealogical Society   

The society was organised in 1973. Their aim is to encourage and promote the study of genealogy.

They have donated their extensive collection of resources to Kentucky Family History Centre. 

Numerous on-line indexes are accessible on their site, which include Cemetery Records, Marriages, Newspaper Clippings and Obituaries relating to various Counties in Kentucky. Back issues of their newsletter, Bluegrass Roots, are sold by the society.

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is available on the site, along with a Message Board.  A mailing list is also available.

The Society is unable to provide research services to the public, but does provide a list of family history researchers, who, for a fee, are willing to undertake research on your behalf.  

A list of links to other sites you may find useful are also on their site.


Tri-State Genealogical Society

This association is also listed under Indiana.

County Societies

Adair County Genealogical Society

The aim of the association is to preserve the history of Adair County and its surrounding area.

A map showing the location of communities and post offices is accessible on their site.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Adair Co. 1850 Census
  • Adair Co.: A Pictorial History
  • Adair Co. Marriages 1869-1879
  • Adair County Courthouse Print - Henrietta Scott
  • Bible Records
  • Cemetery Books
  • Early Columbia - Ruth Paul Burdette (Index - Michael Watson)
  • Guardian Bonds and Guardian Request (contains 7 Books from the Court Clerk's Office)
  • The Other Dan: The Story of Daniel Trabue
  • Roots and Branches I and II

Ballard-Carlisle County Historical and Genealogical Society

The aim of the association is to preserve the primary and secondary records of Ballard and Carlisle Counties.

The association has Death Certificates from 1911-1960 and, for a fee, is prepared to look up the certificate and send it out to you. 

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Ancestor Charts for numerous surnames
  • Ballard Co. Cemetery Records
  • Ballard Co. Confederate Pension Applications
  • Ballard Co. Confederate Soldiers
  • Ballard Co. Marriages 1852-1876, 1878, 1880-1884, 1885-1910
  • Carlisle Co. Cemeteries
  • Carlisle Co. Confederate Pension Applications
  • Carlisle Co. Deaths
  • Carlisle Co. History 1820-1900
  • Carlisle Co. Marriages

Publications sold by the society also incorporate:

  • Dr J. S. Seay Registry of Births
  • Dr Sutton's Ledger 1903-1907
  • Dr William Allen Ashbrook Birth Records
  • Family Bible Records
  • History and Memories of Carlisle Co.
  • History of Railroads in Ballard and Carlisle Counties
  • J. N. Sanford 1859 "S" Book
  • Maps
  • Obituaries
  • Wickcliffe Elementary School: 11 x 14 Print by Debbie Dulworth Quinton

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