Genealogy Room

If you are just beginning to put together your family tree or are a seasoned genealogist, the Martin County Public Library offers a wealth of resources for genealogy research, including microfilm, census records, family heritage books and historical pictures and more. The resources are available to all patrons during regular business hours.

ST COMPANION – Flat Media Scanner

The ST Companion Scanner captures images at up to 12,800 dpi via a fast USB 2 high speed cable, creating a complete digital media viewing and scanning solution for the ST200 Multimedia Scanning System. Scan aperture cards, jumbo 6” x 9” opaque microcards or microfiche, film transparencies, glass or film negatives, color slides, papers, books and magazines.


ST ViewScan Digital Microfilm Viewer-Scanner

The ST ViewScan Digital Microfilm Viewer-Scanner utilizes the latest in digital technology and high end camera optics to enhance and simplify the viewing, printing and saving of microfilm images. The ST ViewScan can broadcast a live video feed of microfilm images over the internet to virtually any remote location without needing to scan the pages. A roll of film from the library’s microfilm archive (which may be hundreds or thousands of miles away), is mounted on the ST ViewScan and the remote user is given access. The remote user can zoom in and out, advance and reverse the film, scan, print and email the pages viewed. For more information or scheduling a connection please contact us.


Vertical files

The Library has saved unique and hard – to – find historical information on Kentucky and Martin County. The library's vertical files contain newspaper clippings, maps, pamphlets, and other useful materials. If you need something in the vertical files, ask a staff member at the front desk for assistance.