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Genealogy and Local History Research 

Volunteers will assist you as needed with your genealogy research at no charge when you are onsite at the museum.

If you cannot research onsite please email your research requests to  Provide as much detail as possible regarding the family, building, event or person you are seeking information about.

Note:  Research fees apply if you are unable to do your own onsite research. 

Research fee:  $10.00 per hour
Copy fees:
A standard copy of printed material is $.25 per one sided page
A photo on standard copy paper is $1.00 each
A photo printed on photo paper is $2.00 each
Mailing fees:
To mail paper copies from 1 – 5 pages is $5.00
                                          6 – 10 pages is $10.00
                                        11 – 15 pages is $20.00
When the research is complete we will email you to let you know the cost.  As soon as we receive the payment, the information you requested will be mailed to your address.
If items can be emailed the research fee will need to be received before requested information can be emailed

A Summary of Our Genealogy Research Resources

  • Surname Files from Aaron – Zwakenberg
  • Family books compiled by area families
  • County books that focus on the South Central Kentucky region
  • Cemetery Books
  • Census information
  • Some family Bible information
  • Crow and Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home Obituaries
  • Files about historic buildings and events
  • Old telephone and business directories
  • Books about Kentucky
  • Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee Books
  • Revolutionary War books
  • Civil War Books
  • Resources about local churches
  • Resources about local schools

Lobby Computer – (not available online, research must be done onsite)

* Our lobby computer has various local newspapers from 1849 – 1955 that are searchable by year and some by specific dates.  1849 offers only 3 pages but as 1955 approaches, the collection is more complete.

* Newspaper Archives from 2004 to 2011 that include weddings, births, deaths, anniversaries, and military service, are in searchable form on the lobby computer as well.

* The Glasgow Daily Times of 1965  -- Observing 100 Years of Progress Special Edition highlighting decades from 1865 - 1965 is available for research.

Books on the Lobby Computer:

History of Kentucky Vol. 3,4,5,8B
East Tennessee 1887 History
Knox County, Tennessee 1887 History and Maps
Sumner, Smith, Macon, Trousdale counties 1887 History
Maury, Williamson, Rutherford Wilson, Bedford, Marshall Counties  1886 History
Watauga County North Carolina 1915 History

A general index of historical topics covered in the Hatchett Diaries is available in searchable form on the lobby computer.

Third Floor Research:

We have the Glasgow Daily Times newspapers through 2009; area school yearbooks, and a variety of scrapbooks.   Please call ahead if you wish to research newspapers from 1955 – 2009, yearbooks or scrapbooks, as a volunteer will need to accompany you to the newspaper research area.

Research with these sources is only possible if a volunteer is available to accompany you.



Address and Contact Info

200 West Water Street
Glasgow, KY

(270) 651-9792


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