Research Library

Delve Into the Past…

The Genealogical & Historical Research Library services a 7 County Area including: Mason, Bracken, Fleming, Lewis and Robertson counties in Kentucky, as well as Adams and Brown counties in Ohio. Birth, marriage, death and cemetery records, census information, tax lists, deeds, city directories, diaries, family files, historical papers, business ledgers, newspapers, maps, and original documents dating from 1789 to the present are all available on site.

Researchers both experienced and novice are welcome! Assistance is available in person, by phone, or online.

Find Information Easily
  • In-house user-friendly Index system
  • Microfilm readers, computers and Wi-Fi available
  • Ancestry.com and Fold 3 services available

There are fees associated with library services, so if you’re doing extensive research a Kentucky Gateway Museum Center membership can offer considerable savings.

Research Services

The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center library offers in-house research services. View the accompanying PDFs for more information and pricing:

Reference Request PDF
Indexed Reference Request PDF

Photographic Imaging Fees

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center imaging services provides photographic reproductions of items in the KGMC’s collections upon request. For complete details, view/download the Photographic Imaging Services pdf.

The Museum Center encourages the use of its collections, particularly for research and educational use.

  • Photocopies
  • Copies made on a black and white copier, or printed from our museum software PastPerfect on a black and white laser printer.
  • Non-Member / Member
  • $.50 / $.25 each
  • Standard Digital File
  • Equivalent to an 8×10 @300 dpi.
    Images can be burned on to a CDR for an additional $2.50 to cover the cost of the disc and case.
  • Non-Member / Member
  • $10 / $8 per image
  • Digital Prints
  • Color or black and white inkjet prints on photographic paper.
    5×7 or 8×10
  • Non-Member / Member
  • $15 / $10
  • 11×17 or 13×19
  • Non-Member / Member
  • $25 / $20
  • Color or black and white laser prints.
    5×7 or 8×10
  • Non-Member / Member
  • $13 / $10
  • 11×17 or 12×18
  • Non-Member / Member
  • $23 / $18

Publication Policy

Download/View Publication Policy.pdf

Includes conditions of use, application for permission to publish, and associated fees.