Reference Materials

Do you have books or other library items you would like to donate to Louisville Metro Archives and Records Center? Items should be specific to the City of Louisville, Jefferson county or Metro government.  Examples of items we seek are:  Neighborhood Histories, Biographies of Local Personalities,  Louisville History, Kentucky History, general genealogy and research aids, etc.  If you have items to donate, please contact us at (502) 574-2554.


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


Index to Deeds, Grantor


Index to Deeds, Grantee, Vol. 1-780


Index to Deeds, 


Deeds, Vol. 1-731


Deeds, Vol. 1-4893


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


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


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


Legislative Records of Louisville, KY (Bound Volumes) 


Ordinance Indexes (City of Louisville)



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