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Jefferson County KY and City of Louisville Transcriptions and Submissions
    (records transcribed and generously submitted by our patrons; click the link to see what is currently available and check back often as we will be adding to the list frequently)




METRO ARCHIVES MICROFILM COLLECTION 


State and Local Resources


On-Line Databases 

                                        

 

  • KY Land Office - KY Secretary of State
    • Virginia and Old KY Patent Series
    • Revolutionary War Warrants
    • West of Tennessee River Military Patents
    • Certificates of Settlements & Preemption Warrants
    • Virginia Treasury Warrants
    • Lincoln Entries
    • County Court Order Patents
    • Jackson Purchase
    • West of Tennessee Non-Military Patents
    • County Formations
    • Kentucky Cities

 

 



Land Ownership and Division (deeds, grants, surveys) 

 

Index to Deeds, Grantor 1783–1899

Index to Deeds, Grantor

1900–1937

Index to Deeds, Grantor

1938–1968

Index to Deeds, Grantee, Vol. 1-780

1783–1913

Index to Deeds, 
Grantee/Grantor

1783–1838

Deeds, Vol. 1-731

1783–1911

Deeds, Vol. 1-4893

1783–1978

 

note: *Grantee = Buyer/ Grantor = Seller 



 

 


Other Projects on Microfilm 

Jefferson County Court Road Case Files, #1 - #499 1846–1944

Metro Parks, Louisville and Jefferson County Olmsted Parks Plans

1894–1906

Jefferson County Department for Human Services, Dependent Children’s Homes Records, including: 
House of Refuge/Industrial School of Reform; Parental Home and School Commission; Louisville and Jefferson County Children’s Home

1866–1938

Records of Common Council/ Board of Aldermen/ Other City Records (incomplete collection) 

various 

Legislative Records of Louisville, KY (Bound Volumes) 

1923–1976 

Ordinance Indexes (City of Louisville)

various


 

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