A long-standing research goal is to learn more about my Hendrickson family in Kentucky. Earlier plans to travel to Kentucky were derailed, so at this time I’m limited to what I can find in a Family History library or online.
Since I know very little about Kentucky research, I searched for Blue Grass history and genealogy resources.
My first stop was the Family History’s Research Outline. The outline includes information on just about every aspect of doing research in a specific state, including census, marriage, published sources, land and military records. You won’t find data in this outline–however it will tell you where to find records (including Family History Center microfilm numbers).
You can find the outlines by going to the Family Search site. Then click on Search, Research Helps, and then on the alpha letter for your state. Along with the Research Outline, you’ll find several other documents, including census worksheets and mortality schedules. Click on Description to read the document online, or PDF to download and print.
The outlines are great to print and place in a state-specific three-ring binder.
Where else can you find state-specific sources. Start here: