Genealogy Research Policy

We at the Lincoln County Library are happy to assist you in your genealogy research. If you live out of town, or are unable to come in and use our genealogy collection yourself, we do offer some basic research services. Keep in mind that time and staff constraints prevent us from assisting in detailed or large projects.

Requests may be submitted via postal mail or by e-mail.  In order to assure the accuracy of information, requests should be made in writing.   Phone requests are discouraged.   We cannot always remember or track what has been done in previous correspondence with each patron.  Please include a postal mailing address with all correspondence and allow at least 2 weeks for us to respond to your request.

To assist you with your search, please review the library’s collection prior to sending a request.   This information can be searched in the library Online catalog.

Please insure that your requests follow these guidelines:

Requests should be specific in nature. General requests may be returned without action. As much detail as possible should be included with the request: i.e. birth/death date, spouse or children’s names, etc.

FEES: Any copies made will be at the current library rate for copies.

E-MAIL REQUESTS: Submit requests through the form on our website.   Please include your postal mailing address so that copies may be mailed to you.

US POSTAL (MAIL) REQUESTS: Please submit to: Lincoln County Public Library, 201 Lancaster St., Stanford, KY 40484

Please also keep in mind that federal copyright laws may prevent us from fulfilling a request (we cannot photocopy an entire book, or significant portions of the book, without permission from the author and/or publisher).

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