Genealogy

We invite you to learn about your history…

Genealogical and other research locations (All hyperlinks open in new browser tab).

ARCHIVES:

CEMETERY OFFICES:

  • Many of the cemeteries in Louisville that are “active” and continuing to allow burials have offices where you can conduct research.

  • Inactive cemeteries such as in Jeffersontown, KY; there are a couple of mostly abandoned cemeteries and the limited research and/or records are found in the J-Town Historical Museum located in the rear of the Free Public Library.  The museum is funded by Jeffersontown, KY and that can be good/bad.

CHURCHES WITH DOCUMENTS/RESOURCES:

  • While each Catholic Church will have many records, they each might have different rules concerning what you can see and/or photocopy.  Knowing your family history and whether they belonged in a particular parish can help learn more about your family, but also their friends/witnesses for various events.  WARNING: some other churches start charging $25 per person that you research.  Therefore, you need to have done your homework on someone well before enlisting their help.

  • St. Martin’s Catholic Church downtown (Shelby & Gray Streets) Louisville has a genealogical research library that most people do not know exists.  They have hardcopy, photographs, and other media formats that you can research for several of the downtown churches.  They run a combined facility.  Donation encouraged.

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