Genealogy/Local History Collection
Have a question about what is in our collection? Email the genealogy librarian.
Need a generation chart or family group sheet to get you started?
Local History Records
- Henderson newspapers, 1880-present (some issues missing)
- Henderson city directories, 1876-present (some issues missing)
- Henderson telephone directories, 1925-present (some issues missing)
- Kentucky Files, covering over 100 years of Henderson and Kentucky history
- Photo Files, historical photographs of Henderson people, places and events. The library has a large number of photos of unidentified persons.
- Oral History videos - interviews with local, regional, and national figures
- Oral History audio recordings - interviews with local figures
- World War I index of Henderson Countians who contributed to the war effort.
- World War II index of Henderson County soldiers whose names appeared in the Henderson Gleaner and Journal from approximately 1942 to 1946.
- Hudgions' Collection index of people, places, and subjects that appear in a series of articles collected and written by Jack Hudgions.
Kentucky Tax Lists for Henderson County
Henderson County Tax Books
Grouped: 1841-1855, 1856-1868, 1869-1872, 1873-1875
Yearbooks from Local Schools
If you have any yearbooks from Henderson County that you would be willing to donate to the library or let us borrow, please contact us. Our goal is to have a complete collection.
Indexes are available at the library.
Barret Manual Training High School
Cairo High School
Corydon High School
1915-1917, 1919-1920, 1938, 1949-1950, 1952, 1954
Dixie High School
Douglas High School
Hebbardsville High School
Henderson Christian School
Henderson City High School
1956-1959, 1961-1973, 1975
Henderson Community College
1965-1966, 1970-1971, 1977
Henderson County High School
1955-1982, 1985-1996, 1998, 2000-2004, 2006-2013
Holy Name High School
1948-1949, 1956-1957, 1959-1960, 1963-1964, 1968-1969
Niagara High School
Robards High School
Smith Mills High School
South Junior High School
Spottsville High School
Weaverton High School