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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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 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.