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Genealogy: Getting Started

A guide to genealogical research resources with an emphasis on Kentucky and resources available at UK and nearby libraries.

Guides to Getting Started

If you are just starting your genealogy research, talk to as many immediate family members as you can and collect names, dates and places that relate to your family. Make note of everything they tell you--you never know what might prove useful. Dates and places are valuable to help you find published information. Copy any family documents you can, including family listings in Bibles and other resources, as well as birth, marriage and death certificates, and obituaries.

Guides to Resources

These sites will help you find additional resources for doing genealogical research.

Primary Genealogy Databases

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Reference Librarian

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Laura Hall
2-1 Wiliam T. Young Library

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506-0456

(859) 218-1323