All Genealogy and local history collections are not available for checkout. In House Use Only.

Collections Available

  • Extensive collection of family genealogy books and local county history and genealogy materials
  • Family Files (information on Butler County families)
  • Significant collection of other counties’ history and genealogy books and including other states
  • Access to with helpful assistance from knowledgeable staff
  • Church histories
  • Cemetery records
  • One Room School House history
  • Microfilm collection of local newspapers 1885-1940 (some issues missing), Butler County Wills, Probate Files and Guardianship Files 1810-1911 (some issues missing)
  • Public access computer for genealogical research with microfilm reader printer
  • Butler County Historical Photographs CD
  • Butler County newspapers, 1972-present (some issues missing)
  • Oral History Audio Recordings – interviews with local figures. This is a collection of audios produced in conjunction with the Kentucky Historical Society’s Pass the Word Project and local historians (view here). The recordings are that of interviews conducted by KHS members and local volunteers of the community. These audio recordings are NOT available for checkout. In house use only.

Yearbooks from Local Schools

Butler County High School

  • 1944-1948
  • 1962-1968
  • 1970, 71 ,72,74, 77, 78
  • 1981, 82, 85, 86
  • 1993, 95, 96, 98, 99
  • 2000, 01, 02, 04, 08, 09, 13

If you have any yearbooks from Butler County that you would be willing to donate to the library please contact us. Our goal is to have a complete collection.

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Online Genealogy/Local History Resources

National Archives – Search millions of documents, photos, electronic records, videos, and sound clips. Learn about your family’s history, prove a veteran’s military service, or research an historical topic that interests you.

Kentucky Historical Society – Explore this extensive database of Kentucky heritage through oral history interviews, historical photographs, maps, manuscripts, and published works.

Ancestry Library Edition
Provides access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. Full access available in the library.

Genuine Kentucky
Genuine Kentucky is a Kentucky Blog and online magazine celebrating the beautiful Bluegrass State.

Vital Record Requests

Morgantown, Kentucky City Website
A guide to Morgantown, Kentucky culture, history, and events.