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Local History & Genealogy


Welcome to the Clark County Public Library Local History & Genealogy Page. The listing of resources below is by no means exhaustive, but provides a general overview of what we have. Feel free to stop by; our local history room is open the same hours as the main library. You can also contact the Reference Department by phone, or the chat option for more information.

Online Local History & Genealogy Collection
General Overview of Local History & Genealogy Collection in the Local History Room

  • atlases, maps & charts

  • Clark County High and Winchester Hustlers record books & scorebooks

  • files containing research on family histories; Clark County histories & Kentucky histories

  • historical community photographs & paintings

  • local directories

  • Lamplighter’s Club essays

  • periodicals

  • scrapbooks

  • yearbooks

History and Genealogy Databases

Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.


Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704.

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Milestone Documents in American History is the first of five primary source resources from the Schlager Group and Salem Press. It combines 130 full-text primary source Historical documents with expert analysis and commentary.


America: History and Life is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. 

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