A Bibliography of Forgotton Statewide Indexes & Collections-Kentucky Titles

Time Frame Covered Title of Collection or Index URL or Family History Library Call #
Bible Records
1700–1938 Lindsay, Kenneth G. Kentucky Bible Records. FHL book 976.9 D21
1600-1917 Ardery, Julia Hoge Spencer. Kentucky Records: Early Wills and Marriages Copied From Court House Records by Regents, Historians and the State Historian, Old Bible Records, and Tombstone Inscriptions, Records From Barren, Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Daviess, Fayette, Harrison, Jessamine Lincoln. Madison, Mason, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Scott, and Shelby Counties. Vol.1-2. FHL book 976.9 D2a 1969 vols. 1–2; fiche 6049306 has vol. 1.Vol. 2.
Alternate Title: DAR Library http://www.dar.org/library/
Cemetery Records
1720-1970s Daughters of the American Revolution (Kentucky). Kentucky Cemetery Records. FHL book 976.9 V22d vols. 1- films 873712 items 1-has v. 1
Census Records
1800–1890 Dilts, Bryan Lee. 1890 Kentucky Census Index of Civil War Veterans Or Their Widows. FHL book 976.9 X22d 1890; fiche 6331355
Also available on Ancestry.com under title: 1890 Veterans Schedules. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8667
Genealogies & Genealogical Collections
1600-1949 Genealogies of Kentucky Families: From the Filson Club Quarterly FHLUS/CAN book 976.9 D2gkf
Companion Title: The Filson Club History Quarterly online at The Filson Historical Society website http://filsonhistorical.org/publications/the-filson-club-history-quarterly/
1600–1964 Genealogies of Kentucky Families: From the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. FHL book 976.9 D2gk
Also an Ancestry.com Database by same title. http://ancestry.com Use the card catalog search and search by title.
1600-1986 Nacke Judy Pierce, Kentucky Ancestor Charts from Ancestral Trails Historical Society. FHL book 976.9 D2nk
Alternate Title: Ancestral Trails Historical Society Website- http://www.aths.com/
1700–1953 Kozee, William Carlos, Early Families of Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky, and Their Descendants. FHL book 976.9 D2ke. Viewable on line at FHL or FHC. https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/79816
1734-1935 Fowler, Ila Earle. Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants. FHL book 976.9 D2d 1967
1700–1970 Daughters of the American Revolution (Kentucky). Genealogical Collection. 28 FHL films beginning with 851641
Alternate Title: DAR Library http://www.dar.org/library/
1600–1941 Ardery, Julia Hoge Spencer. Ardery Collection ca. 1750–1970. 81 FHL films beginning with 831459.
1600–1891 Draper, Lyman C. Draper Collection Manuscripts. For partial index see book below. 147 FHL films beginning with 889097
State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Library. Calendar of The Kentucky Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts. FHL book 977.5 A3ws vols. 1–2; film 823866 item 2 Also available online. Go to http://familysearch.org search-catalog-by title filtered by online.
Also online at Ancestry.com http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26669
1700–1906 Wilson, Samuel M. Collection of Samuel M. Wilson of Lexington, Kentucky. Alphabetical. FHL films 174919–927
1700-1976 Smith, Aubrey O. Smith-Rife Collection of New River Genealogy and Local History. Alphabetical. New River area includes counties in West Virginia, Virginia and Floyd County, Kentucky. FHL films 1036968-7
1700-1951 Barton Collection of Northern Kentucky Families. Alphabetical. 94 FHL films beginning with 341195
Land Records
1700-1950 Jillson, Willard Rouse. The Kentucky Land Grants: a Systematic Index to All of the Lands Grants Recorded in the State Land Office at Frankfort, Kentucky, 1782-1924. FHL book 976.9 B4f, no. 33; film 1000053 item 2, and film 272808; FHL book 976.9 R22ji, fiche 6051422-3; Also available online. Go to http://familysearch.org, use Search-Catalog-Title or Author search to access.
Also an Ancestry.com Database: Kentucky, Land Grants, 1782-1924 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2073
Alternate Title: Kentucky Land Office at Kentucky Secretary of State website http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx
1700-1850 Jillson, Willard Rouse. Old Kentucky Entries and Deeds: A Complete Index to All of the Earliest Land Entries, Military Warrants, Deeds and Wills of Commonwealth Kentucky, With a New Preface. FHL fiche 6051260
Alternate Title: Kentucky Land Office at Kentucky Secretary of State website http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx
Military Records
1700-1860 Quisenberry, Anderson Chenault. Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky Contains a Roll of the Officers of Virginia lines Who Received Land Bounties, a Roll of the Revolutionary Pensioners in Kentucky, a List of the Illinois Regiment Who Served Under George Rogers Clark in the Northwest Campaign, Also a Roster of the Virginia Navy. FHL book 976.9 M2q; film 908017 item 5; fiche 6051503
1800-1938 Simpson, Alicia. Kentucky Confederate Veterans’ and Widows’ Pension Index. Index to Civil War Pension Pension Applications, item below. FHL book 976.9 M22sa
1800–1938 Kentucky, Confederate Pension Board, Civil War Pension Applications. FHL films 1670795–844 The applications are listed by number, and the index is on film 1670795
Alternate Title: Department of Confederate Pensions (1912-1946) Agency home page [Kentucky Dept. of Libraries & Archives, Electronic Records Archives] http://dspace.kdla.ky.gov:8080/xmlui/handle/10602/2375 [Contains images of original pension applications.]
1800–1865 Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky Confederate Kentucky Volunteers, War 1861–1865. Index is at the back of the book. FHL book 976.9 M2rc
Also available on Ancestry.com under title: Kentucky Confederate Volunteers http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7046&path=
1800–1865 Cook, Michael L. Index to “Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky”: Confederate Kentucky Volunteers Confederate infantry. The book this indexes is not at the Family History Library. FHL book 976.9 M2rc index vol.1 index
1800–1866 Kentucky. Adjutant General. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, 1861– 1866. Union soldiers. Index in each volume. FHL book 976.9 M2r vols. 1–2; films 1463599–600
1800–1865 United States. Adjutant General’s Office. Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky. The compiled records are on film. FHL films 881492–521
1800–1890 Dilts, Bryan Lee. 1890 Kentucky Census Index of Civil War Veterans Or Their Widows. FHL book 976.9 X22d 1890; fiche 6331355
Periodicals
1600-1980 Trapp, Glenda K. Kentucky Genealogical Index: an Every Name Index to Kentucky Ancestors, Kentucky Genealogists, Kentucky Pioneer Genealogy and Records, the East Kentuckian, All issues Through 1980. FHL book 976.9 D22kg
1600-1989 Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Longhunter Ancestor Index: of Members of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. FHL book 976.9 D2sk
1600-1980 Index to Kentucky Ancestors: Volume One #1 July 1965 Thru Volume Fifteen #4 April 1980 FHL book 976.9 B2ka index v 1
1700-1983 McDowell, Sam. Society of Kentucky Pioneers 1983 Yearbook. FHL book 976.9 B5m
1740-1984 Harney, Brian D. Cumulative Index to “Bluegrass Roots” 1973-1974. FHL book 976.9 B2b index
Companion Title: Kentucky Genealogical Society Website. http://www.kentuckygenealogicalsociety.org/
Probate Records
1600-1917 Ardery, Julia Hoge Spencer. Kentucky Records: Early Wills and Marriages Copied From Court House Records by Regents, Historians and the State Historian, Old Bible Records, and Tombstone Inscriptions, Records From Barren, Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Daviess, Fayette, Harrison, Jessamine Lincoln. Madison, Mason, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Scott, and Shelby Counties. Vol.1-2. FHL book 976.9 D2a 1969 vols. 1–2; fiche 6049306 has vol. 1.Vol. 2
1700–1851 King, Junie Estell Stewart. Abstract of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories copied From Original and Recorded Wills and Inventories. [Wills from 1780–1851.] FHL book 976.9 S2k 1961
Alternate Title: Ancestry.com Database, Abstract of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?
1700–1851 Jackson, Ronald Vern, Index to Kentucky Wills to 1851, the Testators.[Wills from 1780–1851.] FHL book 976.9 P22i 1979.
1700–1918 McAdams, Ednah Wilson. Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records, Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages From Court Houses and Records of Old Bibles, Churches, Grave Yards, and Cemeteries Copied by American War Mothers, Genealogical Material Collected From Authentic Sources: Records From Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estell, Fayette, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Nicholas, and Woodford Counties. FHL book 976.9 P2m 1967
Alternate Title: Ancestry.com Database, Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28676
Obituaries
1700–1854 Clift, Garrett Glenn. Kentucky Obituaries 1787–1854 FHL book 976.9 V28c; fiche 6048872
Also an Ancestry.com Database by same title. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48036
Vital Records
1600-1917 Ardery, Julia Hoge Spencer. Kentucky Records: Early Wills and Marriages Copied From Court House Records by Regents, Historians and the State Historian, Old Bible Records, and Tombstone Inscriptions, Records From Barren, Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Daviess, Fayette, Harrison, Jessamine Lincoln. Madison, Mason, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Scott, and Shelby Counties. Vol.1-2. FHL book 976.9 D2a 1969 vols. 1–2; fiche 6049306 has vol. 1.Vol. 2
1740–1865 Kentucky Marriage Record: From the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society FHL book 976.9 V2kml
Alternate Title: Kentucky Marriage Records Ancestry.com Database: http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48035
1740-1800 Dodd, Jordan R.,ed. Kentucky Marriages Early to 1800: A Research Tool. Marriages from 1782-1800. FHL book 976.9 V28k
1740-1865 Cliff, Garrett Glenn. Kentucky Marriages 1797-1865. Film does not have the index. FHL book 976.9 V28cg; film 1320550; Viewable on a computer at FHL or FHC. https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/973350
1770–1869 Index, Kentucky Mortality Records, for the Year Ending June, 1850, 1860, 1870 FHL book 976.9 V23di; film 873777
Alternate Title: Ancestry.com Database, U.S. Census Mortality Schedules Index. Only some of the years are covered. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530
Alternate Title: Ancestry.com Database, U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885. Only some of the years are covered. :http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8756
1787–1820 Green, Karen Mauer. The Kentucky Gazette: Genealogical and Historic Abstracts. Marriages, Obituaries FHL book 976.9 B3g, vols. 1–2
1790-1880 Index and Abstract of Mortality Records of Kentucky, 1880. FHL book 976.9 V23d, vols. 1- film 874320 v. 1- 874321 v. 4
1800–1914 Kentucky Vital Records: 1852–1914. Birth, marriage, and death records. Gaps between some years. 8 FHL films beginning with 1533971
Alternate Title: FamilySearch Historical Collections for Kentucky https://familysearch.org/search Use Search Records-Research by Location option, filter by United States-Kentucky to find all titles for Kentucky.
Alternate Title: Ancestry.com Databases: –Kentucky Birth Records 1852-1910 –Kentucky Birth Index 1911-1999 –Kentucky Marriages 1852-1914 –Kentucky Death Records 1852-1953 –Kentucky Death Index 1911-2000 http://www.ancestry.com Use card catalog search to find database by title.
1820–1954 Kentucky. Office of Vital Statistics. Births and Deaths index 1911–1954. Alphabetical for several time periods. Alternate Title: Same as above. FHL films 209595–686
1820–1986 Kentucky. Office of Vital Statistics. Kentucky Death index 1911–1986. Does not circulate to family history centers. 183 FHL fiche 620O223
Alternate Title: Kentucky Vital Records Indexes-Death Records 1911-1986 & 1987-1992 http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/
1930–1990 Kentucky. Office of Vital Statistics. Marriage indexes 1972–1990. FHL fiche 6200219 lists brides; 6200220 lists grooms.
Alternate Title: Kentucky Vital Records Indexes-Marriage Record Index for 1973-1993 http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/
1930–1990 Kentucky. Office of Vital Statistics. Divorce Indexes. 1972– 1990. FHL fiche 6200221 lists wives; 6200222 lists husbands
Alternate Title: Kentucky Vital Records Indexes-Kentucky Divorce Index 1973-1993 http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/