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Genealogy & Local History Form

The Kentucky Room reference staff will answer requests for information through the mail or through e-mail. However, the staff cannot undertake extensive research or photocopying projects. You may request up to four separate articles, death certificates, etc.

The Kentucky Room collection is strongest in Fayette County materials, though we do have a limited amount of materials for most counties in Kentucky. We do not have out-of-town newspapers, or microfilmed county records for counties other than Fayette. The largest libraries for genealogy research are located in Frankfort at the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives; and the University of Kentucky has a great collection of Kentucky newspaper archives.

Library staff can respond to only the most specific requests. We cannot compile lineages, determine parentage, locate missing persons, or undertake extensive copying projects from books or microfilm. We will provide a free copy of a list of private researchers who can undertake more extensive research on a fee basis.

We are happy to be able to provide this service to everyone, including those living outside of Fayette County and Kentucky.  If you would like to show your support, donations can be made to the Lexington Public Library Foundation.

First and Last
Please remove any "A's" that might be in your library card number.
Contact Information
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Please be specific and provide as much information as possible. If requesting articles from the Local History Index, please provide the full citation (article title, newspaper name, date, and page number) and limit your request to 4 articles at a time.