InfoCenter for Kids

(Preschool/Grades K – 5)

Search Engines and Web Directories for Kids

Ask for Kids Awesome Library Yahoo for Kids
Can’t find a dictionary? Word Central to the rescue! Find word definitions – and even add to a silly word list created by other kids or learn to write in a special code.
More School Related Links
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Stephanie’s Links | Subject Links | Links to Local Schools
Links by Subject from NCPL
Children’s Events Facts/Reference Society and Government
Click on monthly calendar
link on Main page.
Fact Monster
Those Were the Days
Careers
Current Events
Government
Holidays
Writing & Grammar Home and Family
Research & Style Manual
Works Cited – Grades 1-6
Grammar Gorillas
Gardening
Science and Math History/Geography Books
Animals
Astronomy
Earthquakes
Environment
Math
Volcanoes
Government
History & U.S. Presidents
State Information
Good Reads
Book lists by grades and subject, lists
of Award winning books, and recommended
sites for books and children.
Animals and other Living Creatures
The Adventures of Herman
How to make a worm bin with a special section for teachers.
Astronomy
The Constellations and Their Stars
Current Events
Kidsnewsroom.org
The latest news in a safe, kid-friendly environment.

Scholastic News Zone
For grades 2-6. News, lesson plans, games, quizzes, movies, TV, music and sports.

Time for Kids
Companion web site to the Time for Kids Magazine.

Weather and Environment
FEMA for Kids
Information about the organization and how they help people who have been in a disaster. There are also tips for what to do during a disaster and what to do before a disaster happens.

Weather
From National Ocean and Atmospheric Association

Government
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids
Information arranged by grade with a special section for parents and teachers and has a good site index to help you find what you need.

Department of Treasury for Kids
Includes links to several government sites for kids including the U.S. Mint, Bureau of Engraving and printing, and Savings Bonds.

FDA Kids Home Page
Interactive lessons and games teach children about animals, food safety, medical devices, and vaccines.

FEMA for Kids
From the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Children learn how to be prepared for disasters. Includes resources for parents and teachers.

First Gov for Kids
Developed and maintained by the Federal Consumer Information Center. Provides links to federal government sites for kids and a selection of the best kid sites from other organizations.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Resources by grade level. Includes weather, climate change, earth science, oceanography, and space.

United Nations CyberSchoolBus
United Nations children’s web site explains the origin and function of the United Nations. Included are curriculum suggestions for teachers. Students can e-mail questions to ambassadors of different countries asking about their governmental policies.

Whitehouse for Kids
Biographies of the President and Vice-President and the wives plus Bush family pets provide information about the White House, a history quiz, and more. For more information about the White House and federal government click on the White House Link to go back to the main White House page.

Math
A+ Math

Figure This! Math Challenges for Families
Games flashcards, worksheets and a homework helper.

Brain Teasers from Kids Place
Challenges for families for classrooms. New questions posted each Wednesday for three different grade groups.

Fresh Baked Fractions
Have fun learning about fractions.

Links for Parents
Great Web Sites for Kids
The American Library Association recommends age appropriate web sites. Some really great suggestions here.

Critical Evaluation Information
Critical evaluation surveys for students and teachers and more practical information.

Evaluating Web Sites
Practical advice for evaluating web resources.

Web Resources

Nelson County Links:
U.S. Gen Web Archives, Nelson County,KY

Kentucky LinksCyndi’s List – Kentucky Links

General resource links, mailing lists, maps, military links, and more.

Filson Club Historical Society

Kentucky Adoption Registry

Allows patron to post own profile.

Kentucky Death Records Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Repository for state records, county histories and other Kentucky records

Kentucky Vital Records Index

Searchable indexes for marriage records for 1973-1993, divorce records for 1973-1993, death indexes for 1911-1986 and 1987-1992.

Kentucky Vital Record Information

Index to Kentucky Vital Records Offices – addresses and phone numbers for each county.

The Orphan Brigade

Historical and genealogical information about the largest Confederate unit from Kentucky to serve in the Civil War.

KY Gen Web Archives

Kentucky links from Gen Web

United States Resources: Kentucky

Good links from Roots Web for Kentucky genealogy researchers.

University of Kentucky World Wide Subject Catalog

A current listing of the best genealogy sites maintained by UK.

Mega Links

About.com: Genealogy

An internet guide for genealogy, with feature articles, website links, and discussion forums.

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Links on Internet

More than 205,000 links. One of the best resources on the net.

Family Search

Internet genealogy service maintained by the Mormon Church.

Gen Forum

A wealth of information nicely arranged. Search by state, county, and/or family name.

Rootsweb Genealogical Data Cooperative

A great place to start your genealogical research.

Sites Worth Browsing

Access Genealogy

Free includes information about Native American tribes by state, African American records, Bible records, cemetery records, old letters and military records.

Ancestor Hunt

Interesting easy-to-use format.

Ancestor Quest

A genealogical dictionary, links to passenger ships, Native American links, African American links, and Hispanic links.

Cemetery Do’s and Don’ts

Information about how to care for gravestones.

Cemetery Records Online

Records from over 2,000 cemeteries from all over the world.

D’ADDEZIO.com

An Italian genealogy starting page.

Distant Cousin

Includes interesting collection of city directories.

Everton Publishers

Some free, mostly fee, but this is a very reputable publisher of genealogy materials.

Geneasearch

Interesting browsing by state.

Genealogy Home Page

Another good browsing site.

Interment and Obituary Central

Cemetery search sites.

Olden Times

Historical newspapers

African American Links

AAGSNC Genealogical Resources Directory

More than 900 links from the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California.

African American Cemeteries Online

Cemeteries are listed by state.

African American Research

Slave records, military records, county deed books, local government records and more.

AfriGenas Homepage

This “site is devoted to African American genealogy” and features a mailing list, message boards and daily and weekly genealogy chats.

Afro-American Genealogical Research

Library of Congress provides a bibliography of resources for beginners or experienced researchers.

Christine’s Genealogy Website

Several databases and many articles, links to other sites, and specific and open topic forums.

Freedman’s Bureau Online

Records from the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned was establised as part of the War Department on March 3, 1865.

Census, Military  and Other Records

Census Links

6,000 plus links to birth, death, marriage and census transcriptions (including slave schedules.

Census Online & Other Diggins

Databases of census transcriptions, tax lists, marriages, Civil War soldiers and more.  Search the entire site or browse by state.

National Archives and Record Administration

Census information, ships’ passenger lists, and naturalization, military, and pension records.

The Records Room

Search vital and military record links and publications through one directory.  Includes indexes of Native American and cemetery records, passenger ship arrivals and addresses/links to every US county’s records office.

Search Systems

This site advertises access to over 17,000 free searchable public record databases.

Where to Write for Vital Records

Find out where to write for birth, death, marriage and divorce information – From the National Center for Health Statistics.

World War I Draft Registrations

Searchable database of more than 1 million records of World War I draft registration cards.

Finding a Professional Genealogist

Association of Professional Genealogists

A searchable index of some 1200 members.  Includes information about how to become a professional genealogist.

GenealogyPro.com

An international directory of professional genealogists who pay to have their names included.  Each entry lists credentials, prices and other pertinent information.

ProGenealogist

Professionals who list estimates, chat, and offer free stuff, news and links.

For Beginners

Family Tree Maker’s Genealogy Site

Everything you need to get started in genealogy research.  A new topic is covered in each online issue.

Genealogy Today

Updated, searchable links plus a news center, site of the day, and guides for organizing your research.

Internet Genealogy

Teach yourself how to find genealogy resources on Internet.  Lessons for beginners and intermediate users.

Step-by-Step Genealogy How-To-Guide

Step-by-step instructions to locate family information, a dictionary of genealogy terms and addresses for and information about hundreds of archives and libraries.

Native American Websites

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet

From the WWW Virtual Library – American Indians

Melugeon Heritage Page

An FAQ and a large ollection of links to Melugeon, Appalachian genealogy, and Native Americans

Preserving Records

Preservation of Scrapbooks and Albums

Provides advice on how to handle and care for scrapbooks and recommends sources for archival supplies.  From the Library of Congress.

Reference Tools

Genealogy Web Page Tutorial

Tutorials to help you get started posting a family tree on the Web.

PublicLibraries.com

A listing of public libraries and their web sites organized by state.  Other links lead to the Library of Congress, presidential libraries, U.S. state libraries, national libraries of the world and subject specific libraries.

Genealogy Spot

Specialized search links by country, ethnicity, religion, and state.  Links for beginners, genealogists, kids, and teachers.

Search Engines

Newspaper Abstracts

Volunteers submit newspaper abstracts published in 1923 or earlier.

RootsLink

RootsLink searches its database of family history-related sites.

Special Interests

International  Black Sheep Society of Genealogists

“This society supports the idea that public knowledge of murderers, thieves and other ‘black sheep’ in your family enhances the possibility of finding more about these ancestors, who otherwise might be genealogical dead ends.”

Local Catholic Church and Family History Genealogical Research Guide

Links to archdioceses, dioceses, churches, history, genealogy and biographies for whatever geographic region you choose.

Child Welfare Information Gateway – Adoption

Resources are organized by those of interest to professionals, adoptees, birth relatives and parents. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Library Resources

Library Resources

Every year many visitors from other states and countries spend time researching their genealogy here. Our library, which recently moved to spacious new quarters at 201 Cathedral Manor, includes a new Genealogy Room that has an extensive collection focusing on Kentucky and states and territories from which the original Kentucky settlers came; including Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas. Nelson County was formed from the territory known as Jefferson County in 1785. In 1792 Kentucky became a state and from the original territory that was Nelson the following additional counties were formed: Hardin 1793, Washington 1792, Green (part) 1793, Bullitt (part) 1797, Ohio 1799, Larue 1842, Marion 1832, Spencer (part) 1826, Butler (part) 1810, Daviess 1815, Grayson 1810. We have information about this entire area as well as the surrounding states from which most of Nelson Count settlers came. The library online catalogue includes the entire genealogy collection. The collection houses and catalogues both the library’s collection and books that have been purchased by the Nelson County Genealogical Roundtable, an active local history group. Click here to go directly to our Online Catalogue. The Roundtable, founded in 1984 has purchased many books and microfilms, gathers donated local materials and organizes and maintains family files, and transcribes public records. They have printed books of these records that makes information readily available to genealogists all over the world. The group also provides volunteer research assistants in the Genealogy Room whenever the Library is open. Recently, they purchased a digital microfilm machine with local funds that makes it much easier to view and print from microfilm. Below are highlights of the genealogical collection.

  • KY Death Certificates
  • 1911-1956 Baptismal Records
  • Complete Cemetery Transcription done in 1970s and 1980s
  • Local Newspapers
  • Charter of Ordinances of Bardstown
  • Minute Books of Bardstown Trustees
  • First Presbyterian Church of Bardstown Records
  • Nelson County Court Records such as: Early Marriage Records Various Bonds Deeds Wills Circuit Court Records Birth & Death Records 1850s-1910 Papers pertaining to Debtors Tax Records

A great source for original records can be found in the Sutherland Building, 113 Stephen Foster Avenue; Telephone 348-1820. Records are stored in the basement.

Web Resources

Nelson County Links:
U.S. Gen Web Archives, Nelson County,KY

Kentucky Links

Cyndi’s List – Kentucky Links

General resource links, mailing lists, maps, military links, and more.

Filson Club Historical Society Kentucky Adoption Registry

Allows patron to post own profile.

Kentucky Death Records Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Repository for state records, county histories and other Kentucky records

Kentucky Vital Records Index

Searchable indexes for marriage records for 1973-1993, divorce records for 1973-1993, death indexes for 1911-1986 and 1987-1992.

Kentucky Vital Record Information

Index to Kentucky Vital Records Offices – addresses and phone numbers for each county.

The Orphan Brigade

Historical and genealogical information about the largest Confederate unit from Kentucky to serve in the Civil War.

KY Gen Web Archives

Kentucky links from Gen Web

United States Resources: Kentucky

Good links from Roots Web for Kentucky genealogy researchers.

University of Kentucky World Wide Subject Catalog

A current listing of the best genealogy sites maintained by UK.

Mega Links

About.com: Genealogy

An internet guide for genealogy, with feature articles, website links, and discussion forums.

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Links on Internet

More than 205,000 links. One of the best resources on the net.

Family Search

Internet genealogy service maintained by the Mormon Church.

Gen Forum

A wealth of information nicely arranged. Search by state, county, and/or family name.

Rootsweb Genealogical Data Cooperative

A great place to start your genealogical research.

Sites Worth Browsing

Access Genealogy

Free includes information about Native American tribes by state, African American records, Bible records, cemetery records, old letters and military records.

Ancestor Hunt

Interesting easy-to-use format.

Ancestor Quest

A genealogical dictionary, links to passenger ships, Native American links, African American links, and Hispanic links.

Cemetery Do’s and Don’ts

Information about how to care for gravestones.

Cemetery Records Online

Records from over 2,000 cemeteries from all over the world.

D’ADDEZIO.com

An Italian genealogy starting page.

Distant Cousin

Includes interesting collection of city directories.

Everton Publishers

Some free, mostly fee, but this is a very reputable publisher of genealogy materials.

Geneasearch

Interesting browsing by state.

Genealogy Home Page

Another good browsing site.

Interment and Obituary Central

Cemetery search sites.

Olden Times

Historical newspapers

African American Links

AAGSNC Genealogical Resources Directory

More than 900 links from the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California.

African American Cemeteries Online

Cemeteries are listed by state.

African American Research

Slave records, military records, county deed books, local government records and more.

AfriGenas Homepage

This “site is devoted to African American genealogy” and features a mailing list, message boards and daily and weekly genealogy chats.

Afro-American Genealogical Research

Library of Congress provides a bibliography of resources for beginners or experienced researchers.

Christine’s Genealogy Website

Several databases and many articles, links to other sites, and specific and open topic forums.

Freedman’s Bureau Online

Records from the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned was establised as part of the War Department on March 3, 1865.

Census, Military  and Other Records

Census Links

6,000 plus links to birth, death, marriage and census transcriptions (including slave schedules.

Census Online & Other Diggins

Databases of census transcriptions, tax lists, marriages, Civil War soldiers and more.  Search the entire site or browse by state.

National Archives and Record Administration

Census information, ships’ passenger lists, and naturalization, military, and pension records.

The Records Room

Search vital and military record links and publications through one directory.  Includes indexes of Native American and cemetery records, passenger ship arrivals and addresses/links to every US county’s records office.

Search Systems

This site advertises access to over 17,000 free searchable public record databases.

Where to Write for Vital Records

Find out where to write for birth, death, marriage and divorce information – From the National Center for Health Statistics.

World War I Draft Registrations

Searchable database of more than 1 million records of World War I draft registration cards.

Finding a Professional Genealogist

Association of Professional Genealogists

A searchable index of some 1200 members.  Includes information about how to become a professional genealogist.

GenealogyPro.com

An international directory of professional genealogists who pay to have their names included.  Each entry lists credentials, prices and other pertinent information.

ProGenealogist

Professionals who list estimates, chat, and offer free stuff, news and links.

For Beginners

Family Tree Maker’s Genealogy Site

Everything you need to get started in genealogy research.  A new topic is covered in each online issue.

Genealogy Today

Updated, searchable links plus a news center, site of the day, and guides for organizing your research.

Internet Genealogy

Teach yourself how to find genealogy resources on Internet.  Lessons for beginners and intermediate users.

Step-by-Step Genealogy How-To-Guide

Step-by-step instructions to locate family information, a dictionary of genealogy terms and addresses for and information about hundreds of archives and libraries.

Native American Websites

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet

From the WWW Virtual Library – American Indians

Melugeon Heritage Page

An FAQ and a large ollection of links to Melugeon, Appalachian genealogy, and Native Americans

Preserving Records

Preservation of Scrapbooks and Albums

Provides advice on how to handle and care for scrapbooks and recommends sources for archival supplies.  From the Library of Congress.

Reference Tools

Genealogy Web Page Tutorial

Tutorials to help you get started posting a family tree on the Web.

PublicLibraries.com

A listing of public libraries and their web sites organized by state.  Other links lead to the Library of Congress, presidential libraries, U.S. state libraries, national libraries of the world and subject specific libraries.

Genealogy Spot

Specialized search links by country, ethnicity, religion, and state.  Links for beginners, genealogists, kids, and teachers.

Search Engines

Newspaper Abstracts

Volunteers submit newspaper abstracts published in 1923 or earlier.

RootsLink

RootsLink searches its database of family history-related sites.

Special Interests

International  Black Sheep Society of Genealogists

“This society supports the idea that public knowledge of murderers, thieves and other ‘black sheep’ in your family enhances the possibility of finding more about these ancestors, who otherwise might be genealogical dead ends.”

Local Catholic Church and Family History Genealogical Research Guide

Links to archdioceses, dioceses, churches, history, genealogy and biographies for whatever geographic region you choose.

Child Welfare Information Gateway – Adoption

Resources are organized by those of interest to professionals, adoptees, birth relatives and parents. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Genealogy

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Heritage Quest
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