Power Course: Kentucky Genealogy


  • You’re just diving into your Kentucky roots
  • You’ve run into a Kentucky genealogy brick wall
  • You have ancestors from Appalachia and want tips specific on that region

Whether your ancestor was a bourbon baron, Cherokee tribesman or roamed the Appalachian Mountains, this class is the answer to your Kentucky genealogy quandary. Both newcomers to Kentucky and seasoned veterans will discover helpful tools, sources and strategies to find their Bluegrass State ancestors.

Family Tree University Power Courses are designed to give you an intensive serving of a specific topic. You’ll have one week to go through about two hours worth of course materials. In the time it takes to watch a movie online, you’ll give your research skills a drastic bump, and come away with new tools and techniques that you can use immediately to find more ancestors.


$39.99 ($35.99 for VIP)

Course Length:

7 Days

Start Date:

Register any time and receive immediate access for 7 days.


  • Early Kentucky influences, essential records and key research strategies for this state
  • Top records sources for Kentucky family research, fast facts and key resources
  • A breakdown of Kentucky counties, record highlights, research tips and general resources
  • Appalachian genealogy essentials, such as the Center for Virtual Appalachia and Eastern Kentucky University Special Collections & Archives


  • A one-hour video presentation on Kentucky genealogy records and research stategies
  • A quick-reference PDF guide explaining Kentucky genealogy how-tos, fast facts, key websites and resources and a timeline of Kentucky history
  • A in-depth PDF guide with a historical overview, record highlights, reference map with county boundaries, bibliography of state resources and directory of archives, libraries and societies—plus a breakdown of what records are available in each county and where to get them


  • This course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy. The first course in the First Steps series, Discover Your Family Tree, is a helpful foundation if you’ve never done genealogical research before.

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