Monday, February 20, 2012

Love my little Kentucky library!

Week #8 – Genealogy Libraries Week 8 – Genealogy Libraries: Genealogy libraries (and dedicated departments in regular libraries) are true treasures in the family history community. Tell us about your favorite genealogy library. What or who makes it special?

I LOVE the Minnie Winder Room of the Genealogy Department of the Ashland, Boyd Co., Kentucky library!!!

Each time my sisters and I go "genealogizing", our pathway takes us there.  Though our destinations make take us elsewhere, we always make a special point to stop in Ashland, for we never walk away emptyhanded. 
Their collection covers a tri-state area, including eastern Kentucky, southern Ohio, West Virginia.  There are also collections covering parts of Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

We have grown with this genealogy department since it was in a smaller room "up the hall a piece" into the modern room that houses it now.  The staff is phenomenal.  The collection is phenomenal. 

Now we all know the bounty of resources available in Salt Lake City, Allen County, Indiana, New England Genealogy and Historical Society, etc.  But sometimes, you just have to go local.  We have found many useful items and sources that didn't seem to be located anywhere else.

Love those little libraries!

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