McCarroll Genealogy Collection
The Genealogy Collection was established by a perpetual trust in memory of Joe McCarroll by his brothers William McCarroll and Charles McCarroll. They were the sons of Judge Joe McCarroll, a prominent local attorney, and Mrs. Mary Holloway McCarroll.
We are so grateful for their continued support.
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Christian County Records Currently Available in McCarroll Genealogy Collection
We have obituaries primarily starting in 1963, but some are from as early as the 1880s. The obituary file is maintained on a daily basis and includes only notices from the Kentucky New Era.Our collection contains approximately 5,000 books including numerous periodicals from different states and counties. Out of the 120 counties in the state of Kentucky, we have resources about 79 of those counties, and out of 48 states we have resources on 25. Within this collection are books on census records, cemetery records, wills, deeds, funeral records, court orders, and tax lists which date from 1783 through the present. We also have Kentucky Counties genealogy society newsletters.
We have a general collection of books for the state of Kentucky which includes Kerr’s, Johnson’s and Collins’ history, census books from 1790-1850, marriage records, land grants, pioneer records, tax lists, vital statistics, and war records, all generally starting about 1784.
We also maintain a collection of newspapers including that of Kentucky New Era (1872-1983), and Hopkinsville Kentuckian (1892-1919).
Kentucky Resources & Research Links
- Community History Archive
- Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
- Phone 502-564-1792
- Christian County Clerk
- Phone 270-887-4105
- M-W 8-4, Th 8-6, F 8-4:30
- Pennyroyal Area Museum
- Phone 270-887-4270
- Tues-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-3
- Kentucky Secretary of State: Kentucky Land Office
- Bibles – KY Gen Web Project
- Kentucky Biographies
- Kentucky GenWeb Project
- Kentucky Genweb Project: Genealogy for Kids – includes crafts and activities the whole family can have fun with.
- Kentucky Vital Records Project
- Marriage records beginning in 1792 with statewide registrations beginning in 1958. Birth and death records (sporadic) from 1852-1910 by county and city. Statewide birth and death registration beginning in 1911
We also offer free services for patrons to utilize Ancestry.com, which can only be accessed using our provided computers.