Research ServicesThe Kentucky Historical Society library offers several types of fee-based research services to patrons. Upon request, KHS staff will search the Historical Society's collections of printed genealogies, local histories, vital records, land records, city directories, county records, manuscript collections, military lists, and biographical materials in an effort to answer individual inquiries.
Address all KHS library research requests to:
Kentucky Historical Society
100 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
Payment in advance is required. Please allow up to eight weeks for a response to your request.
Read about the types of research services available below to determine which is best for your research needs.
Single Record Requests
Library staff will search indexed sources for one person
in one record
. The fee for this service is $15. Submit payment (check or money order only), a self-addressed stamped envelope and a completed Single Record Request Form
to the address above. For more information about this service, call 502-564-1792, ext. 4460.
KHS staff will conduct research on an hourly basis. The fee for this service is $25 per hour for KHS members or $40 per hour for non-members. Learn more about becoming a KHS member
Please submit payment for the first hour of research along with a completed Research Request Form
KHS staff can provide photocopies of cited sources. Please complete the Photocopy Request Form
. Policies and fees are explained on the form.
Professional Researchers List
For research requests that are beyond the scope of these services, the KHS library provides a list of genealogy and local history researchers for hire
. This list is provided only for informational purposes, and KHS does not recommend or discuss the qualifications of these individuals and is not responsible for their actions.