Use our collection of databases to locate information on a broad range of subjects from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and books. If you’re connecting from home, work, or school, you will need a valid library card and PIN.

Henry County Local
(At the Library or Offsite)
Find information related to community issues and events, education, government, sports and more.

Henry County Local (Digitized Microfilm)
(At the Library)
View historical  issues of the Henry County Local from as far back as 1902. This page is accessible on library Wi-Fi.

America’s News
Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Henry County Local. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

Black Life in America
The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

Hispanic Life in America
The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.
(Available only inside the Library.)
A public library version of the popular that contains census data, passenger lists, and birth, marriage and death records. Search by name, by where a person lived or browse by region or states.

Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest at home
At the Library or Offsite)
Heritage Quest provides access to genealogy records and books, including census data, local histories, tax rolls, cemetery lists, military rosters, and more.

KYVL Online
(At the Library or Offsite)
(must request password from the Library)
Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is dedicated to supplying all Kentuckians with a comprehensive and dynamic collection of information resources. KYVL currently provides access to over 30 databases for every age group. Children will enjoy using Scholastic Go! or Encyclopedia Brittanica for research, while college students and adults can explore many academic databases or use Novelist to find their latest favorite book.

Learning Express Library
(At the Library or Offsite)
Civil service, high school and college prep & citizenship tests, computer training, and other information for career training. Create an account to test and track your progress. Includes TOEFL and some materials in Spanish.

Kentucky Digital Library
(At the Library or Offsite)
The Kentucky Digital Library is your gateway to rare and unique digitized collections housed in Kentucky archives. These digital collections are built to enhance scholarship, research and lifelong learning. Many of the photos and newspapers contained in these collections are unavailable anywhere else.

Local History & Genealogy

We have microfilm chronicling Deeds and Wills, Court Orders, Marriage Licenses and Bonds, and Census Records, as well as newspapers including the Henry County Local and the Courier Journal.

We have several books concerning state and local genealogy. In addition to these, however, we also maintain several general reference books and genealogy how-to books, which focus on more specific subjects. Bound books have been cataloged and are searchable in the library’s regular catalog.

Family Files
These are the names of the families included in our collection, and any cross-referencing that could be found between them.

County Files
We continue to have a card catalog (still on index cards, both handwritten and typed), that have been maintained rather well over the years and hold current information concerning the family and county files in our possession. These, however, have not been checked and therefore may have some dubious or incorrect information.

Additional Resources
Pass the Word is a discovery tool for oral history collections throughout the state of Kentucky. With over 100 archives participating by contributing their collections information, new content continues to be added.

The Henry County Historical Society is also an excellent source for any genealogical research. There are also the larger and much more complete collections at the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives.