Kentucky Historical Society
KHS Martin F. Schmidt Research Library Now an Affiliate of LDS Library
Frankfort, KY (August 25, 2009)— The Martin F. Schmidt Research Library of the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) recently became an affiliate library of the Family History Library of the Church of Latter-day Saints (LDS).
Through an agreement with the Genealogical Society of Utah, FamilySearch, patrons of the KHS library have access to the LDS family-history collection of microfilm and microfiche, which is currently comprised of over 3.1 million microforms.
KHS library patrons may order these circulating FamilySearch microforms for temporary use on the library premises for a nominal charge. For more information on borrowing a microform, contact the library at RefDesk@ky.gov or 502-564-1792, ext. 4460.
The KHS Martin F. Schmidt Research Library has been serving genealogists, historians and citizens of the commonwealth since 1838. Library patrons may peruse over 90,000 published works, 16,000 reels of microfilm and more than 30,000 vertical files focused primarily on Kentucky history and genealogy. Located within the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort, the facility is the state’s premier location for genealogical research.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and its headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar Center has welcomed more than one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.