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Next Meeting: At Nelson County Public Library

March 3 at 10:30 a.m. in Community Room 1-

Program to follow at 11:00

Meeting Dates for 2020

  March 3 (program),  April 7 (program),

  May 5, 

June 2, June 30 (program),

  July 7,  Aug. 4,

  Sept. 1,   Oct. 6,    Nov.2(Monday)

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.

Photo: Stained glass window in NCPL, created by Artist, Laura Mentor. Photo used with permission of artist.


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County Seat of Nelson County, Kentucky.

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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.

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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

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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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