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Catalogs & Research Tools

More KHS Catalogs, Publications, and Databases

Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition

Kentucky Ancestors Online

The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

Historical Marker Database

Explore KY History

Pass the Word

  • A centralized database for oral history collections publicly accessible through Kentucky libraries, museums, and archives.



Access these while at the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library.

Ancestry Library Edition

Louisville Courier-Journal Online (1830-1922)

American Periodicals (1740-1940)

Fold3 Library Edition, U.S. military records

University Press of Kentucky

  • A collection of over 1,000 downloadable electronic books from University Press of Kentucky.

Kentucky Virtual Library

  • If you can’t get to Frankfort to use the KHS subscription, contact your local public or school librarian for help accessing this service.



  • These sources are available without charge to anyone with an Internet connection.


Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Kentucky Digital Library

Kentucky Genealogical Society

Kentucky Land Office

Kentucky National Digital Newspaper Program (University of Kentucky Libraries)

Kentucky Photo Archive (from the Lexington Herald-Leader)