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Useful Sources for Genealogical Research
Office of the County Clerk
Nicholas County Courthouse
Resources include:
  • Deeds, wills, and estate settlements
  • Marriages and early marriage bonds from early 1800's to 1970's
  • School census records 1895-1930's
  • Nicholas County census records 1810-1930's
  • Some information on adjoining counties
  • Copies of document pages can be requested by mail at a cost of $1.00 a page or $3.00 for 5 pages
  • Helpful staff

Office of the County Clerk
Nicholas County Courthouse
PO Box 227
Carlisle KY 40311
(859) 289-3730

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Closed Major Holidays

Nicholas County Public Library
Resources include:
  • Microfiche and microfilm of county records
  • Machines to examine records
  • Library of historic and genealogical
  • Microfiche includes births, deaths from 1911 to late 1980's
  • Nicholas County marriages 1960-1980's
  • Microfilm includes copies of Carlisle Mercury 1885-1902, picking up again after 1909
  • Marriage bonds
  • Perrin's History of Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas County; 1882. Currently out of print but available for study.
  • The History of Nicholas County; Joan Weissinger Conley, editor 1976. A revised edition printed in 2008 is available.
  • The History of Nicholas County is also available on CD-ROM.
  • Purchasing information for the History of Nicholas County.

Nicholas County Library
223 N Broadway
Carlisle KY 40311
(859) 289-5595
> Nicholas County Public Library website

Monday 9 am to 8 pm
Tuesday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday 9 am to 12 noon
Closed Sundays and holidays
Including some school holidays

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Nicholas County Historical Society
Resources include:
  • Files on general history of county
  • Family histories in books and files
  • Cemetery lists
  • Old photos
- Available by appointment
Contact the Nicholas County Historical Society

Online Resources for Nicholas County
> Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database -
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