The Kentucky Room
The Laurel County Public Library is proud to have a room dedicated to the history, literature, and some unique artwork that you can only find in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Room is a great source for your genealogy research because it contains many documents that aren't available online. While genealogy materials are reference only and may not be checked out, you may copy or print pages from microfilm as you need them.
Laurel County Materials
Cemetery records (current) for Laurel County
Cemetery records for counties surrounding Laurel County
Census records for Laurel County - 1790 to 1930 (on microfilm)
Census records for counties surrounding Laurel County
Kentucky Birth, Marriage, and Death Records - 1852 to 1910 (on microfilm)
Kentucky Vital Statistics - 1911 to 1995 (on microfilm)
Laurel County genealogy information with indexed census records, cemetery records, marriage records, etc.
Mountain Echo and Sentinel Echo newspaper - 1875 to present (on microfilm)
Yearbooks of some Laurel County schools (dates and schools vary)
Military History and Records
Official Records of the Confederate Army
Supplement to the Official Records of the Confederate Army
Official Records of the Union Army
Supplement to the Official Records of the Union Army
Official Records of the Confederate Navy in the War of the Rebellion
Official Records of the Union Navy in the War of the Rebellion
Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War
Adjutant General's Report, Confederate Kentucky Volunteers - Volume 1
Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky - Volumes 1 & 2
Pension Commissioner's Report, Confederate Kentucky Volunteers - Volume 1
American Indian Records
American Indian Census Rolls (primarily the Cherokee Tribe) on microfilm named the "Dawes Rolls."
Local and State Authors
The Kentucky Room has an extensive amount of both fiction and non-fiction books written by persons from our great state.