KHS maintains online catalogs of artifacts, books, manuscripts, rare books and other types of collections. Our catalogs are always being updated with new materials.
This catalog includes descriptions of books and archival collections, including manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, microfilm and other genealogical resources.
This is a searchable database of digital files and images, including finding aids for manuscript collections.
This database includes everything from fine china to military weaponry. It does not contain every artifact in the KHS collections—yet.
These research tools include both subscription and free-access databases, KHS-generated content and databases that pull together content from repositories throughout Kentucky.
KHS has institutional subscriptions to popular database services. You may access them without charge at the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
This edition provides access to international records. Patrons may email themselves images of documents they find.
A searchable database that provides access to articles from this Louisville newspaper from 1830 to 1922.
Contains periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children’s and women’s magazines and many other historically significant periodicals.
Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. With content from the Revolutionary War onward, this continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.
A free publication of the Kentucky Historical Society that features a wide range of article topics and is designed to appeal to family historians of all levels.
These services provide access, respectively, to the full text of the Encyclopedia and to several databases for researchers and other learners. If you can’t get to Frankfort to use the KHS subscription, contact your local public or school librarian for help accessing these services.
These sources are available without charge to anyone with an Internet connection.
This database has been migrated into KHS Digital Collections. Search by keyword at kyhistory.com.
This serves as a centralized database for oral history collections publicly accessible through Kentucky libraries, museums and archives.
This site provides access to extensive genealogical resources gathered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). It also has a searchable catalog and information about local LDS Family History Centers.
A free database for finding burial sites.
The KDLA catalog includes descriptions and locations for Kentucky official records sets. KDLA’s comprehensive services assure Kentuckians access to a broad range of information and educational resources.
Membership organization that strives to foster excellence in genealogy through educational programs and projects that preserve, produce and disseminate knowledge of genealogical or historical value.
Part of the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office, this site has several searchable databases and many resources for researching land acquisition in Kentucky.
Includes lists of newspapers available online and those available on microfilm for InterLibrary Loan.
The Lexington Herald-Leader shares its vast collection of photographs dating to the 1930s. Continually updated.
An index of select citations from Lexington newspapers beginning with the Kentucky Gazette in 1787 through the Lexington Herald-Leader of December 31, 2007. Not all newspapers for all years are indexed.
Searchable catalog of libraries worldwide.