Henderson County Public Library

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?

Genealogical Records

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.

Tax Records

  • Kentucky Tax Lists for Henderson County
    1799-1840, 1837-1852
  • Henderson County Tax Books
    Grouped: 1841-1855, 1856-1868, 1869-1872, 1873-1875
    Individual: 1880-1892

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 on the genealogy computers.

Barret Manual Training High School

1913-1942, 1946-1955

Cairo High School


Corydon High School

1915-1917, 1919-1920, 1938, 1949-1950, 1952, 1954

Dixie High School


Douglas High School

1942, 1955

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


Northwest University


Robards High School


Smith Mills High School


South Junior High School

1988-1990, 1992

Spottsville High School

1924, 1929

Weaverton High School