March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive
Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for
all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition,
the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual
were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.
At the same time,
volunteers were found who were willing
to coordinate the collection of databases
and generally oversee the contents
of the web page. Required elements
of a county page included offering
queries and lookups.
This project became known as KyGenWeb.
Within just a few months, most of the Kentucky counties
had a volunteer coordinator, and
it was decided to expand the project
to include the other states... and
USGenWeb was born, and a short time
Today, over six
years later, it is easier than ever
to research your family while sitting
at your computer at home.
So... grab another
cup of coffee or a cold drink and
settle in for awhile as you explore
everything Kentucky has to offer
to help you with your research. Navigate
easily thru the KyGenWeb state site
with the memu that now appears on
the bottom of every state page. Many
of the links provided will take you
to pages on other sites... use your
browsers back button to return to
the KyGenWeb site.