Louisville Kentucky Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Center contacts and hours

Location Map:


  • 1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway  Louisville, Kentucky 40222 United States
  • From the parking lot enter the door on the left side of the building.
  • Language:English


  • No Phone


  • KY_Louisville@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-2:00pm and 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday:10:00am-2:00pm
  • Saturday:10:00am-2:00pm .....Closed the 1st Saturday of the month.

Holiday Schedule:

Closed Tuesday and Thursday daytime hours in July:  'Closed Tuesday evenings in August: Closed Thursday, November 22, 2018: Closed  Saturday, December 22, 2018- Reopen on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  We are closed when Jefferson County Schools are closed for bad weather.




Family History Center Staff Training Meeting

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Over 1,500 Films and over 2,500 Microfiche with many films and microfilms from Kentucky, Germany, and Sweden.

Over 500 books and family histories from various states.

Over 100 commercial CD's with genealogical research data.

Forms, Research outlines, etc available at cost.

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

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Hardware and Equipment

Free Wi Fi

Six computer networked workstations with printer access.

One film/fiche imaging machine which will copy film to a flash drive, CD or paper copy.

Paper copier

One flatbed scanner

one microfiche reader

four microfilm readers

Center Services

  • Staff Research Specialties

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The Louisville Genealogical Society -

  • The Louisville Genealogical Society Library is located across the hall from the Louisville Kentucky Family History Center. You may access the library during the hours that the Family History Center is open and during, or after the Louisville Genealogical meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.
  • The founder of Louisville Genealogical Society, Jane Turner Hamm, began teaching genealogy classes on February 14, 1980 at Senior Citizens East. Upon completion of the course, Jane’s students wished to continue meeting and made the decision to form a society. The first meeting took place on July 2, 1985, with 16 in attendance. Fast forward to the present, when membership exceeds 300.
  • The Society Meets at one o'clock on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Hurstbourne Parkway. At the second Tuesday meeting, a program of a historical nature is presented. On the fourth Tuesday, an educational workshop follows a brief business meeting. Visitors are always welcome at these meetings. When a fifth Tuesday occurs in a month, some members visit a local or nearby facility for a tour or simply for genealogical research.
  • Hands-On Internet Genealogy Classes - Third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm at the St, Matthews Public Library, 3940 Grandview Ave., Louisville, Kentucky.
  • DNA - Special Interest Group - First Thursday of each month from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm at the Bon Air Public Library, 216 Del Rio Pl., Louisville, Kentucky.

For additional information about Louisville Genealogical Society, visit http://kylgs.org

Other History and Genealogical Repositories:

  • The Sons of the American Revolution

809 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202

1310 South Third Street, Louisville, Kentucy 40208

PH: ]502-635-5083

301 York Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203

PH: 502-574-1611

Irish Society of Kentuckiana

1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30

Commonwealth Bank Building

286 North Hubbards Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40222


Introduction to Family History Centers

Volunteer at the Center

We would welcome any one who has an interest in genealogy and would like to work in the Family History Center. Training would be provided.