Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Kentucky-Related Primary Sources
Filson Historical Society This link opens in a new window
The Filson has been collecting, preserving, and telling the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history and culture since 1884. In addition to research collections and publications, The Filson offers an array of programming.
Kentuckiana Digital Library This link opens in a new window
Includes finding aids to help locate material in Kentucky archival collections, an electronic text collection related to Kentucky history, an Oral History Collection, and digital images.
Kentucky Historical Society This link opens in a new window
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) was formed in 1836. It was chartered as the state society in 1838 and began to collect books and printed materials. The Society became a state government agency in the early 1950s. KHS collects, preserves, conserves, interprets and provides access to information, memories and materials from Kentucky's past.
Kentucky Land Office This link opens in a new window
The place to start when researching Kentucky land acquisitions. Includes information for Kentucky cities, county formation, military and non-military registers and land records, Revolutionary War warrants, Virginia Treasury warrants, and pulic land sales in the Jackson Purchase.