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Welcome to Nelson County Genealogical Roundtable

Next Meeting: July 7 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us!! Click the Membership button to the right for more information.

Surname List Updated!

Use Surname tab above to find the red surname button. Click it to see list of NCGR members' surnames they are searching.

NCGR has a membership roster of people from all over the United States who share a love of family research and its preservation. Through financial and human resources, NCGR helps support the Genealogy Room in the Nelson County Public Library.      

We hope you will join us!

Peruse our website to learn more about what we have to offer in helping you research your family's history.

We invite you to visit the Nelson County Public Library's Genealogy Room which houses books, files, digitized records, and microfilm, donated by NCGR over the years.


2020  Quarterly: The May quarterly will be sent digitally to those who indicated that as a preference. Mailed copies will be processed and sent as soon as NCGR has the ability to get copies made.

A program scheduled for June 30 has been cancelled.

Our goal is to have a meeting on July 7 but it all depends upon Library opening. June meeting and programming has been cancelled.


County Seat of Nelson County, Kentucky.

Photo of T.W. Samuels Distillery Warehouses by Teresa Hauser.

Chosen as The Most Beautiful Small Town in America by Rand McNally in 2012.

Bardstown is located in Nelson County which is known as the Bourbon Capital of the World.

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Nazareth, Ky.

Visit the Genealogy Room in the Nelson County Public Library to begin or continue your family research.

Contact them for more information.




Nazareth, home of The Sisters of Charity, is just north of Bardstown in Nelson County.

This area of Kentucky is known as America's Holy Land due to the rich and long standing early Catholic history.

St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown was the first Cathedral built west of the Allegeny Mountains.

Holy Cross Church, the first Catholic Church west of the Allegeny Mountains, is located in Marion County, just over the Nelson County line.

St. Thomas Church and Orphanage,  in Southern Nelson County was an early Catholic settlement along with

The Abbey of Gethsemane in Southern Nelson County.

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Family Stories

Send a family photo with caption and/or a short story about the people and place in Nelson County to ncgr.ky@gmail.com

We will do our best to post it on this website and/or as a feature in our quarterly, The Nelson County Genealogist. Submitting photos and/or written work implies permission to print/post to our website, Facebook page, and/or quarterly.

Near the library, in the Sutherland Building, we also have access to the Nelson County Clerk's Old Records Room which is staffed part time to assist you with old deeds, wills, and much more.

Whether you are building a family tree, digging up local history, or researching information for your book of family stories, NCGR and The Genealogy Room of The Nelson County Public Library are waiting for you with a vast collection of photos, digitized local newspapers (The Kentucky Standard), family files, books, a full time genealogist, and two part time genealogists to assist.

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