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Welcome to Nelson County Genealogical Roundtable



2020  Quarterly: The quarterly will be sent digitally. Mailed copies will be processed and sent as soon as NCGR has the ability to get copies made.

All meetings and programming for 2020 have been cancelled until the NCPL has fully opened.

Virtual Learning

Explore online classes, seminars, and other virtual learning opportunities related to Genealogy and History. See the link below to get started.

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.


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Use the link to register for Kentucky Genealogical Society Virtual Seminar Series.


County Seat of Nelson County, Kentucky.

T.W.Samuels Distillery Warehouses

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

Nazareth, Ky.

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Aerial Photo of Nazareth of Nelson County

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

Contact them for more information.




Family Stories

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Brothers, William and Nicholas Snider of Bloomfield in Nelson County

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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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.

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