Elizabeth Furr Duncan Library


Resources Available

The Wayne County Historical Society has been gathering genealogy information for more than 30 years! That information would be of little value unless it was organized into a body of work that is easily accessible and searchable. The Wayne County Historical Society seeks to make the accumulated information both accessible and searchable.

The Elizabeth Furr Duncan Library staff make themselves available to genealogists in their quest to research their Wayne County roots. The Elizabeth Furr Duncan Library is housed adjacent to the Wayne County Museum building and maintains extensive Wayne County family files, books, and information. There are approximately 25,000 obituaries on file and a growing birth and marriage file. People come from literally all over the nation and from many other nations to do research in the Library. Another feature of the Elizabeth Furr Duncan Library is the extensive collection of approximately 7,000 photographs that depict the history of the events and families of Wayne County.

The Library staff will be happy to receive any inquiries that you might submit, though no indepth searches are made, and all inquiries are processed on a “time available” schedule. A donation to the Elizabeth Furr Duncan Library is requested for any research done by the library staff.

If you wish to submit an inquiry, you can do so by e-mail or you can call the
Elizabeth Furr Duncan Library at 606-343-0399.
Be sure to give us your return address so that we may reply.

Wayne County Historical Society
has an extensive collection of :

Wayne County Marriages & Vital Records- wills
Census Records and Obituaries – over 5000
Cemetery Books
Early Court Orders and Deed Books
Genealogy research books
Records of Wayne County Military Veterans
Revolutionary War – Afghanistan
Family History Notebooks
Richard Lee Funeral Home Records 1940-1984

Family History Notebooks



10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Wednesday – Friday
Saturday by appointment only
(excluding holidays).

Winter Hours: November – April 10:00 A.M. – 3 P.M.
The Library will be CLOSED the week of
Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Please check the museum website for separate hours

Hours may be extended to meet special needs with prior arrangements.

Appointments may be made by calling the Historical Society 606-343-0399 or Joyce Munsey 606-348-6309.

Wayne County Historical Society
P. O. Box 320
Monticello, KY 42633
Located at 65 N. Main Street
William Crenshaw Kennedy, Jr.
Memorial Museum
Web site: www.waynecountymuseum.com