Kentucky Family History Societies (H-L)

This section lists associations from Hickman to Louisville giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Hickman County Historical and Genealogical Society

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Black Vital Statistics
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Circuit Court Records
  • Civil War Pensioner and Widow Applications
  • Early Births 1848-1920
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Hickman Co. Veterans
  • Marriages 1822-1948
  • Vital Statistics 1852-1909

Website: 
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyhickma/hickman_historical.htm


Hopkins County Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1966.  They have numerous resources on-line, which include:

  • Administrators Bonds 1846-1852
  • Court Order Book 1819-1842
  • Court Order Book 1831-1839
  • Deed Book 3 Abstracts
  • Guardian Bonds 1846-1852
  • Minute Books
  • Muhlenberg Co. Miscellaneous Records
  • School Census 1895-1897
  • The Sisk Family
  • Tavern Rates 1857
  • Woodruff Ancestry

They also have an extensive number of books that are accessible in their Library. 

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1870 Caldwell Co. Census
  • Cemetery Books
  • Harris Funeral Home Records
  • Hopkins Co. Censuses
  • Indexes to Births and Deaths in Hopkins County
  • Marriages in Hopkins, Butler, Muhlenberg and Webster Counties
  • Wills Book

Website:
http://kykinfolk.com/hopkins/hcgs 


LaRue County Genealogy Society

A number of books are available for sale, which include:

  • 1870 Census
  • Cemeteries (2 Volumes)
  • Central Kentucky Military Heroes
  • Common Law Marriages and Colored Marriages
  • Early School Census 1914-1930
  • KY Death Certificates 1911-1938
  • Lincoln Days Celebration
  • Marriage Bonds 1877-1940 (2 Volumes)
  • Obituaries in Old Newspapers
  • The People and Stories of Lincoln's Birthplace
  • Tax Records 1843-1855

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.




Letcher County Historical and Genealogical Society

A number of publications are available, which include:

  • Banks Funeral Home Records
  • Cemetery Returns
  • Census Returns
  • Letcher Co. Marriages
  • Obituaries from ORB Association Minutes
  • School Census Records

The association also publishes Letcher Heritage News, their semi-annual publication, and an index to Tables of Contents for 1990-2012 is available on the site.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyletch/lchgs/index.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Louisville Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1985.  They publish Lines and By-Lines, their quarterly journal, and a searchable index of articles from that publication covering 1986-1994 is accessible on their site.

A number of publications are available for sale, which include Census Returns for Louisville and Jefferson Counties, Louisville Co. Eastern Cemetery Records and a DVD showing Jefferson Co. Tombstones.

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is available on the site.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylgs/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External