Heritage Quest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.
Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s that can help people find their ancestors and discover their past. Access Heritage Quest inside your local library by following this link: Heritage Quest local or
Access Heritage Quest from anywhere using your library card (Remember you must include all 14 digits beginning with 29928 and no spaces: Heritage Quest remote
MyHeritage MyHeritage Library Edition is the most comprehensive global genealogy resource for libraries/institutions with billions of historical documents & remote access.
Geneaolgy and Local History Resources
Berea Cemetery map
Addendum to the Berea Cemetery Inventory (pdf link) Printable Copy (pdf link)
Richmond Cemetery map
Madison Memorial Gardens Cemetery map
Madison County Memorial Gardens Inventory (pdf link) smaller file (pdf link)
Google Map of Madison County cemeteries
City of Berea Council Minutes
Index to Madison County MarriagesMadison County marriage records can be found in the records vault at the county courthouse in Richmond. These indexes have been photographed from the original books and are text searchable. Thise files are quite large, but may be saved to your computer.
Index to Rockcastle County MarriagesMadison County marriage records can be found in the records vault at the county courthouse in Mount Vernon. These indexes have been photographed from the original books and are text searchable. Thise files are quite large, but may be saved to your computer.
Subscription resourcesBelow are library subscription resourses that you can be helpful in your research.
Heritage Quest and MyHeritage allow access to Census records, family trees and other records.
KyUnbound has digital issues of the Berea Citizen and Mt. Vernon Signal from 2007. Addition access to the Mount Vernon Signal can be accessed from the Rockcastle County Public Library website at Mt. Vernon Signal Archives.
Newsbank indexes several major newspapers.
Locally hosted newspaper archives2008 through 2017 digital archives for the Berea Citizen can be found here
May 2006 through 2017 digital archives for the Mount Vernon Signal can be found here
America's Newspapers The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers--all in one easy-to-search database. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community. Paid ads are excluded.
the Richmond Register
Lexington Herald Leader
America's News Magazines
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