Kentucky Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

Residents of Kentucky who are interested in tracing their family roots can find all the resources they need at the Kentucky family research center near their home. These facilities offer ample research material to help individuals find the origins of their family trees and determine their hierarchy within the LDS Church. Although the centers are run by the Kentucky LDS Church, they offer free access to the general public of Kentucky. Whether you want to research your genealogy through microfiche, print publications or computer resources, you can find what you are looking for at the family history center near you.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to

Elizabethtown Kentucky Family History Center
2950 Shepherdville Rd
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
(502) 737-5037
M-W 1-3

Lexington Kentucky Family History Center
1789 Tates Creek Pike
Lexington, Kentucky 40524
(859) 269-2722
T Th 10am-2pm; W 12pm-4pm 6pm-9pm; Th 6pm-9pm

Martin Kentucky Family History Center
Hw 80
Martin, Kentucky 41649
(606) 285-3133
Tuesday from 11am to 8am and Thursday 8am to 8pm

Owingsville Morman Church
Ky Rd #36
Owingsville, Kentucky 40360
(606) 674-6626
10a.m. to 4p.m. & 6-8p.m.Tues thru Thurs;10-2-Sat
Notes: 1/2 mile S. of I64 exit,121

Paducah Family History Center
320 Birch St
Paducah, Kentucky 42002
(502) 443-8947
Wed 6p-8p; Closed holidays

Ashland Kentucky Family History Center
1001 Kenwood Dr
Russell, Kentucky 41169
(606) 836-1272

Kentucky Genealogy Resources

In some cases, previous researchers have provided oral interviews, indexes, and compilations that can be important starting points to our own family history research. One such case is the Draper Manuscripts. The Draper Manuscripts consists of interviews, notes, letters and questionnaires gathered by Lyman Copeland Draper as he sought to learn more about frontier history. Kentucky is one of the regions represented in the Draper Collection.

Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

Kentucky Historical Society
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601

Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives
P.O. Box 537
300 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY 40602-0537

The Filson Historical Center
1310 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208

University of Louisville Special Collections
Ekstrom Library
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Archives and Special Collections
2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40280

The Kentucky Library and Museum
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11092
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1092

Lexington Public Library
140 East Main Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Kentucky Genealogy Websites


Kentucky US GenWeb

Cyndi's List-Kentucky

FamilySearch Wiki-Kentucky

Kentucky Kinfolk

Kentucky Genealogy - Kindred Trails

Kentucky Record Collections

Find Records Now for Free

Start your free trial today to learn more about your ancestors using our powerful and intuitive search. Cancel any time, no strings attached.

Start free trial