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Doing genealogy research at JCPL just got easier! The library has purchased a new microform reader that makes it possible to scan microfilmed records (such as Jessamine Journal obituaries) then print those records immediately, email them, or save them on a USB drive. JCPL purchased the new equipment with funds from a Library Equipment Grant from the federal government Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. To use the new equipment, check in with a librarian at the Information Desk.
   Some of Our Resources Include

Ancestry Library Edition - - a large database for genealogy enthusiasts which contains census information, vital statistics, and historic records. Please note that it is available only to customers inside the library. Site
Cemetery records - Maple Grove, Keene, Wilmore and other Jessamine Co. family plots
Census records - KY census index (1810-1830, 1850-1860), Jessamine Co. census 1790-1930
Family files
General information and how-to guides on getting started in genealogy
Map collection - Features historical county, state and United States maps
Marriage record index - Jessamine Co. marriages, 1799-1899
Microfilm collection - Kentucky Gazette 1787-1841, Jessamine Journal and Nicholasville News 1887-2005, census (Jessamine Co., 1790-1930), tax rolls etc.
Obituary index - Lists obituaries published in Jessamine Co. newspapers from 1887-2003. Search online index View
Vertical files - includes newspaper clippings of local history interest

How Can We Help You?

For more information about what's available in our special collection, please contact the Information Desk at phone: 859-885-3523, or use our Online Form Form

To request a copy of an obituary, send the name of the deceased and date of death or obituary (if known) in a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Attn: Reference
Jessamine County Public Library
600 S. Main Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356

   Research Centers and Web Resources - a free collection of family history and genealogy records Site Link
Jessamine County Historical Society Site Link
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives - the repository for old county courthouse records, such as marriage, birth and death records from Jessamine Co. (1852-present) Site Link
Kentucky Historical Society Site Link
Kentucky Rootsweb - a free collection of Kentucky genealogy resources online Site Link
Jessamine County Public Library • 600 South Main Street, Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356-1839 • Phone: 859-885-3523 • Fax: 859-885-5164
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Jessamine County Public Library . 600 South Main Street, Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356-1839 . Phone: 859-885-3523 . Fax: 859-885-5164