Genealogical Resources at the Harrodsburg Historical Society
Types of resources
Books include histories of Kentucky, published family histories, unpublished binders of family genealogical research, and compilations of births, deaths, marriages, wills, deeds, and census data, among other things. A list of family names for which cataloged books are available is found under Family History Books.
Family files include a wide variety of materials on many families. They may include research, family trees, photos, correspondence, and so on.
Obituaries are available on CD (see details under "Shop"). There are also published volumes of obituaries, and a card file of more recent obituaries. Cemetery records for many towns in Kentucky are also available.
Census data is available for Kentucky, Virginia, and some other states.
Wills, deeds, and vital statistics are available in published (including self-published) books for Kentucky and some neighboring states.
Newspapers and serials include long runs of the Harrodsburg Herald, the Filson Society Quarterly, Kentucky Ancestors, and other titles.
Court records for many towns and counties in Kentucky are available.