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The McCreary County Public Library and the McCreary County Historical & Genealogical Society have joined together to provide two valuable resources to make tracing your family tree easier.

Heritage Quest
HeritageQuest provides complete US Federal Census information from 1790-1930, as well as a genealogy and local history collection of 25,000+ family and local history books.

This database can be accessed from any computer with internet access. Contact us for a password to get started today!

The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 7,000 databases, including key collections such as U.S. federal census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes), Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes), The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630, Social Security Death Index, WWI Draft Registration Cards, Federal Slave Narratives, and a strong Civil War collection.

It also includes helpful tools like charts, summaries, calendars and family trees, as well as a learning center to help teach users how to begin a family tree,  learn how to use historical records, connect with other researchers and find answers to tough research questions.

Note: this database is accessible only from the Library computers. Please come in anytime during our business hours to access this database. If you are in the library now, click on the link below to access


The following are links to other websites that may assist you in your genealogical research:

Other Genealogy Search Sites

Kentucky Vital Records Index
Vital Statistics Records Frequently Asked Questions
Kentucky Historical Society
VA Nationwide Grave Locator for Buried Veterans

Family Search (New LDS Church Site)
Genealogical Research at the National Archives
Revolutionary War Warrants