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Genealogy

The Perry County Public Library's genealogy room serves as a reference resource of non-circulating materials on local family genealogy and the history of Perry and surrounding counties. The collection includes over 1,500 items including microfilm, books, newsletters, magazines, etc. The room also houses two computers with access to the Internet, Ancestry.com Library Edition and NewsBank.

The library retains a full-time genealogist who will answer requests on a first come/first served basis. Email request to: cstidham@perrylib.org

Some of our popular items:

  • Combs Family Books
  • Perry County History
  • Brashear Family Books
  • Perry County Census Records
  • Perry County Marriage Records
  • Leslie County Census Records
  • Leslie County Marriage Records
  • Breathitt County Census Records
  • Cemetery Records for a variety of counties
  • Death Certificates on microfilm (1911-1961)
microfilm machine
genealogy room

Online Genealogy Resources

American's Genealogy Bank America's Genealogy Bank - Quickly find your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. Search over 1,000 newspapers; the American State Papers; US Congressional Serial Set and more. Find obituaries, birth & marriage notices; pension records etc. Read every article on every page of the newspaper.
Description: Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives logo Fold 3 - History & Genealogy Archives, Census records, Civil War records, newspapers, Viet Nam, and Project Blue Book.
World Vital Records World Vital Records - A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Access key collections: COMPLETE U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and world collections. NEW records added regularly!

The library will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons wishing to make use of library facilities or services. If such accommodation is required, patrons are asked to notify any library employee.


Perry County Public Library
289 Black Gold Blvd. | Hazard, KY 41701 | 606-436-2475 | 606-436-4747 | f: 606-436-0191 | library@perrylib.org