McCracken County Public Library
Local and Family History
555 Washington St.
Paducah, KY 42001
270.442.2510 ext. 139
866.829.7532 ext. 139 (Toll Free)
Ancestry Library Edition
Only available in-library
For more information please call 270-442-2510 Ext 124 or email [email protected]
Newspapers.com Paducah Sun Archive
Only available in-library.
MyHeritage Library Edition
One of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Access billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.
Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.
Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
Sanborn Insurance Maps
Provides digital access the Library of Congress, Sandborn Fire Insurance Maps of Paducah, McCracken County, KY. Years available include 1885, 1889, 1893, 1897, 1901, 1906, and 1906 – 1950.
Roth Funeral Records
Searchable database of over 8,000 funeral records from Roth Funeral Home in Paducah, KY.
Digitized American newspapers from 1836-1922, including the Paducah Sun.
Free access to family tree and research organization tools, genealogical searching, photos, and more, from home. The McCracken County Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, sharing FamilySearch’s digital record collections with patrons at 555 Washington St.
Free search tool for finding burial locations. Includes millions of cemetery records.
USGS Historical Map Viewer
Viewer for historical USGS maps. Maps from across the US can be overlaid to show changes over time.
Database for digitized records from the City of Paducah, including documents pertaining to Boards & Commissions, Budgets, Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, Police Department Annual Reports, as well as, City Commission Agenda Packets, Highlights, Minutes, Municipal Orders, Ordinances, Resolutions, and more.
Jackson Purchase Historical Society
McCracken County Genealogical and Historical Society
Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives
Kentucky Vital Statistics Office
National Archives 1950 Census Browse, search, and transcribe the 1950 Census.
Explore digitized images, documents, oral histories, videos, and more. Featured collections include The Mary Wheeler Collection, Paducah postcards, and newspapers and documents from area schools.
Search the library’s closed archives for descriptions of items and collections, as well as information about accessing these materials.
Read curious stories from the interesting history of Paducah and the Jackson Purchase.
Includes family histories, periodicals, birth and death indexes, and more.
Includes the Irvin S Cobb and Mary Wheeler Collections, as well as subject files, city directories, newspapers, biographies, and more.
Explore biographies famous African-American people and landmarks in Paducah’s history, as well as the history of the 8th of August Emancipation Celebration.