News and information from reliable news sources spanning the U.S., including The Jessamine Journal (2005-current issue) and Lexington Herald-Leader (1983-current issue). To log in from home, enter your library card number as your password.
Help: Watch the America’s News tutorial on Niche Academy.
A large genealogy database that includes census information, vital statistics, and historic records. Only available to patrons inside the library building.
Help: Watch the Ancestry Library Edition tutorial on Niche Academy.
Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day. Sources include the Lexington Herald-Leader (1983-current issue), and The Jessamine Journal (2005-current issue). To log in from home, enter your library card number as your password.
Help: Watch the Black Life in America tutorial on Niche Academy.
Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. To log in from home, enter your library card number and PIN.
Help: Watch the Fold3 Library Edition tutorial on Niche Academy.
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you identify relatives and uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. To login from home, enter your library card number as your password.
Help: Watch the Heritage Hub tutorial on Niche Academy.
Search the obituary index for the publication dates of obituaries that appeared in The Jessamine Journal from 1887 to 2015. Once you know the publication date, you can look up the obituary on microfilm (1887-2005) or on Newsbank (2005-present).
Stop by the Ask a Librarian Desk to search our microfilm collection. Or request a copy of an obituary.
Explore Local History
A community storytelling project reflecting the experiences of Jessamine County residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Kentucky Gazette, 1787-1841
- The Jessamine Journal and Nicholasville News, 1887-2005
- Census (Jessamine County, 1810-1930)
- Tax rolls, court order books, etc.
Online Genealogy Classes
Learn how to research your family history with these free online classes!
Available through The Great Courses Library Collection. To get started, sign up to Kanopy with your library card.
Available through Universal Class. Register to get started, then search for Genealogy 101.