Genealogy & Local History

Start your local history and genealogy research in the Kentucky Room at the library.  Nonfiction materials related to Kentucky folktales, ghost stories, people, trees, and wildlife can be found here.  Genealogy resources include:

  • Family files
  • Obituary file
  • Books related to Genealogy & KY History
  • Interior Journal on Microfilm & Online
  • Lincoln County High School Yearbooks
  • Magazines: Kentucky Explorer, Kentucky Living, Kentucky City
  • Lincoln County Oral History

Genealogy & Local History Search Requests

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 online.

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’s Online catalog.

Lincoln County Oral History

Genealogy Collection

Genealogy Search Request

Genealogy Research Policy


Hertiage Quest Online Discover your roots
HeritageQuest Online

A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Newspapers.com Southeast

Search historical newspapers from across the Southeast region (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, TN, VA, WV) in the library or from home with your library card number.

Ancestry Library edition
Ancestry Library Edition

A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.
Available while utilizing the library’s internet connection.

Interior Journal Newspaper
The Interior Journal

Access The Interior Journal Newspapers for all available years. This full-text searchable database from Newspapers.com is available in the library.

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