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Genealogy & Local History

BCPL's Genealogy Databases

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

The largest online family history resource available, with access to both domestic and international records.. Access is available inside the library only.

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online  -  Remote Access

  • Search census images from 1790–1940; also includes state boundary maps for census years.

  • Access selected Revolutionary War records.

  • Locate African Americans in Freedman's Bank records (1865–1874).

  • Find information about people & places by searching the PERSI™ index of periodical articles.

  • Search U.S. Congress memorials, petitions, and more in the U.S. Serial Set.

NewsBank logo

Pioneer News
9/26/2008–Current

NewsBank: America's Newspapers
Remote Access

Search for obituaries in over 1,700 sources throughout the country. Kentucky news sources include the Pioneer News, the News-Enterprise, and the Lexington Herald-Leader.


Susan S. Craik Genealogy Room

The Susan S. Craik Genealogy Room is located at Ridgway Memorial Library. We have various materials in print, as well as microfilm and microfiche. Resources include birth, death, and marriage records; census and cemetery records; and newspapers and periodicals.

Shelving guide to the Genealogy & Local History Collection
at
Ridgway Memorial Library.

Family Files

Our Family Files consist of information contributed by patrons and other genealogy researchers on different families in the Bullitt County area. The files are kept in the Genealogy Room at Ridgway Memorial Library. Additional family files can be located at the Courthouse building in the Bullitt County History Museum.


Information & Local History Files

Newspaper clippings, pamphlets, maps, and other materials that provide information on Bullitt County history and other areas of interest. Files located in the Genealogy Room at Ridgway Memorial Library. Information and Local History Files Subject Index

Smartview Synergy Humanware
 

We now have a Low Vision Reading Aid available.

This reader magnifies and enlarges text and increases the contrast to make print easier to read for people with low vision.

 


County, Regional, and State Information

1917 Shepherdsville Train Wreck

Ancestral Trails Historical Society

Bullitt County Genealogical Society

Bullitt County History Museum

Bullitt County KYGenWeb Homepage - Area cemetery transcriptions, land records, tax lists, and more. Hosted by Roots Web.

The Bullitt Pioneer - Extracts and annotations from the microfilm of early Bullitt County newspapers 1901–1912.

Cemetery Database (Find a Grave) - International listing; includes Kentucky and Bullitt County.

Draper Collection, 1740–1892 - Nearly 500 volumes of manuscripts, papers, and books collected by Lyman Copeland Draper about the history of the trans-Allegheny West, a region including the western areas of the Carolinas and Virginia, all the Ohio River Valley, and part of the upper Mississippi Valley from the 1740s to 1830. Several volumes of local interest are available in the Susan S. Craik Genealogy Room at Ridgway Memorial Library.

Kentuckiana Digital Library - Search over 550,000 digital images including historic newspapers, photographs, rare Kentuckiana imprints, Sanborn maps, and historic issues of the Daily Racing Form.

Kentuckiana Genealogy - Message board and other links.

Kentucky Explorer Magazine

Kentucky Vital Records Index

Lebanon Junction Historical Pictures

Louisville Genealogical Society

Mount Washington Historical Society

Ohio River Valley, 1750–1820 - Part of the Library of Congress American Memory Project. Consists of 15,000 pages of original historical material drawn from the collections of the Filson Historical Society and the University of Chicago.



Database and Link Collections

All Genealogy Sites Directory

American Family Immigration History Ellis Island

Census Online

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Daughters of the American Revolution Library

Ellis Island Records

Everton Publishers- Offers both free and fee-based information and databases.

FamilySearch - Research database provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes downloadable Research Helps by state, including a Kentucky Research Outline, a statewide index of collections, and more.

Footnote.com - Social networking site with over 40 million historical documents. Includes an interactive WWII collection, the Matthew Brady collection of Civil War photos, and UFO documents from 19471969. You can create your own pages, photo galleries, or family trees.

Genealogy Indexes, Records & Databases on the Internet

Genealogy Links - A portal collection of genealogy links

Genealogy Search Online - Genealogy chat and other resources

Internet Public Library Genealogy Links

Kindred Trails - Portal site for genealogy links and databases.

Library of Congress Local History and Genealogy Reading Room

National Archives and Records Administration - Look under Online Research Tools for Access to Archival Databases (AAD) or to search descriptions of the the National Archives' holding in the Archival Research Catalog (ARC). Get research help and access federal records including military records.

Native American Genealogy and Information (NativeWeb)

Notable Women Ancestors - Hosted by Roots Web.

Preservation Directory - Clearinghouse for historic preservation, preservation-based tourism, and downtown revitalization projects across the U.S. and Canada. Includes Preservation Events & Conferences; a Video Library with clips of restoration projects in progress, preservation walking tours, and endangered places; and listings and links for over 7000 history museums, 1000 downtown and main street groups, and 4500 historical societies in North America.

Roots Web - Genealogical data cooperative

Roots Web Kids Project

Social Security Death Index (Roots Web)

Social Security Death Index (Family Tree Maker)

Vitalrec.com - Source for locating vital records online. Get applications and contact information for vital records offices. Searchable by state.

 

Last Updated 10/23/13