Online Resources

​​​​​​Kentucky history fascinates and intrigues researchers around the world. The resources on this website provide everything from background information on Kentucky's history to research aids to links to groups and events that will allow you to further your research.

Articles - Includes a variety of published and non-published manuscripts, databases and reference materials.

History - information about the Secretary of State's office, including office holders and a timeline of the office's evolution.

Geographic Materials - references regarding county locations, county formations and maps

Glossary - defines more than 100 terms associated with land patenting.

Legislation - complete text of Acts of the Virginia and Kentucky General Assemblies regarding the various land patent series.

Bibliography - publications regarding the history of Kentucky land.

Links - selected government agencies and professional associations, research libraries and online databases, genealogy websites and websites relating to maps and Kentucky locations.​