The following links are some that maybe useful to you, whether your are working on your family tree or just interested in Kentucky history in general.
This web page is helpful for people who are new to genealogy and has many helpful links: http://www.veritasprep.com/genealogy-resources-by-veritas-prep/
Kentucky Department of Library and Archives
Ohio County Public Library
A terrific resource for genealogy and local history: http://ohiocountypubliclibrary.org
Kentucky Digital Library
Contains digitized versions of old newspapers, journals, and other publications: http://kdl.kyvl.org/
Kentucky Historical Society
Another great resource for Kentucky History: http://history.ky.gov
Pass the Word
This site is a part of the Kentucky Oral History Commission. It allows you to search for recordings of Kentuckians telling about their lives and local history. Some interviews are digitized; if the one you want is not digitized you can request a copy. This web site allows you to hear Kentucky’s history straight from the people who lived through it. http://history.ky.gov/kentucky-oral-history-commission/pass-the-word/
A free family tree site: https://familysearch.org/
The Kentucky Museum
Located on Western Kentucky University’s campus, the Kentucky Museum is a wonderful repository of artifacts and research materials about Kentucky. http://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/
Kentucky Department of Transportation
Contains historic road and highway maps of Kentucky’s counties as pdf files: http://transportation.ky.gov/Planning/Pages/Historical-Maps.aspx
Hello, Does the Historical society have anything as far as research material for genealogical purposes? I have Cooksey and Earp connections
Most of our genealogical materials have been taken to the Ohio County Library’s Geneaology Annex. I know we did have information on the Earps. I would try there first but if you can’t find what you need there we may still have some materials.
I’m trying to find information (any old photos, articles, or newspaper ads) on an old dance band in the Ohio Co. vicinity that went by the name of “Faught’s Entertainers,” which was led by a drummer (and coal miner by trade), Forrest “Boots” Faught, who was born in Ohio Co., KY, Sept 9, 1902, where he also died on Sept 9, 1981. He’s buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Hartford, KY. His parents were Harlan Faught & Cora Lee Rowe. He was married to Mae Sandefur and their children were Jo Ann, Betty & Janice Faught.
Several very well-known Bluegrass Musicians played in Faught’s Entertainers – Arnold Schultz, who was one of Bill Monroe’s premier influences and mentors, as well as Tex Atchinson.
I’m doing research on the History of Drums & Percussion in Old Time Music.
Many thanks in advance!
~ Mark Beecher