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Researchers Flock To Adair Library Genealogy Section

This article first appeared in issue 8, and was written by Lee Ann Jessie, Director, Adair County Library.

Visitors come from 27 states

In the one year period from October 14, 1995, to October 14, 1996, 314 people visited the genealogy department at the Adair Public Library. Researchers came from 27 states, including Kentucky, plus one visitor from Canada. States represented were Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Connecticut, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Utah, Maryland, and California.

The department is growing with the help of a dedicated library staff and local historians and genealogists. Many individuals are surprised at the extent of information available. Housed within this department are the following:

* over 1,000 family files

* 7 volumes of cemetery records

* over 180 books on families

* obituaries from 1897 to 1994

* marriage records

* census records

* court orders

* death records

* school records

* deed books

* wills

* pensions and grants

* Revolutionary War records

* Civil War records (Adjutant General reports)

* church histories

* county histories for Barren, Boyle, Butler, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Estill, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, Laurel, Metcalfe, Monroe, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne

* records from the states of Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Missouri, west Virginia, and Tennessee

* Adair County newspapers on microfilm from 1897-1852

and Indian records.

The Adair County Genealogical Department is located in the Adair County Public Library, Greensburg Street, Columbia. The genealogy department is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday, the department is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

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