Welcome to
Kentucky Genealogy Trails!
A Proud Part of
The Genealogy Trails History Group

Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy


Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

Many thanks to our longtime state host, Cathy Schultz, for all her hard work on these websites.
Make sure and visit her county sites of Butler, Edmonson and Grayson Counties.

Welcome to the Kentucky State Genealogy Trails website.
My name is J Mike and I am your Kentucky host.

If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic webpage-making skills, consider joining us!
Get the details on our
Volunteer Page.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the
Volunteer Page.


We regret that we have no time to perform personal research for anybody.
All data we come across will be added to our websites, so please keep checking back.


State History

Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union.

Capital: Frankfort
Largest city: Louisville

Kentucky Facts
Statehood - June 1, 1792
Nickname - Bluegrass State

Motto - United We Stand, Divided We Fall

State Symbols:
Bird - Cardinal | Animal - Gray Squirrel | Horse - Thoroughbred | Fish - Kentucky Bass
Insect - Viceroy butterfly | Flower - Goldenrod | Tree - Kentucky coffee tree
Mineral - Freshwater pearl | Soil - Crider soil series | Fossil - Brachiopod

The Regions of Kentucky

Map of KY regions
Jackson Purchase - Western Coal Fields - Mississippi Plateau - Outer Bluegrass - Inner Bluegrass - Cumberland Plateau



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View a table of the Counties

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Check your Attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!

If you are interested in adding your families' information to this website,
Email Us.
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical data find a home here
at Kentucky Genealogy Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.

Kentucky State Data


African American Data


Crime and Punishment

Fincastle County Early Records
(on our VA site)

Government Records

Military Records

Miscellaneous Data

State Newspaper Data

State Obituaries and Death Notices



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