Our Mission

 The  Ballard-Carlisle Historical and Genealogical Society is a group of people from the two counties, as well as around the country, who share a common interest in preserving the primary and secondary records of Ballard and Carlisle counties—as well as a passion for history in general. 



Rodney Dennis, President

Pat Sullivan, Vice President

Sally Boulton, Secretary/Treasurer

Teresa Salonimer, Corresponding Secretary

Meetings are held 4th Monday, 6pm, April - October; 

4th Sunday, 2pm, November - March.  

Everyone Welcome.



 We provide limited "look-up" capabilities for those needing information on their families.

Our services are provided by volunteers who do not charge for their time, however they are not "certified" genealogists and cannot devote extensive time to any one family.  They will provide as much information as is possible within a limited amount of time.  They will also attempt to provide you with a path to follow to continue your search.

Visitors to the Society can research through our microfilm of Kentucky Death Certificates for the years 1911 -  latest year released, Court Records and Newspapers; Microfiche of Kentucky births and deaths; Surname files of families as well as communities, churches, and schools; and Oral Histories.


 Membership is open to anyone interested in  family records,

 family history, genealogy, and local history.  Dues are 15.00 per year.  

2020 Membership Form (pdf)


Ballard-Carlisle Family History Books

We have 2 amazing History Books available.   The first history book was published in 1992. 

We are glad to announce that we have reprinted these books and they are now available to purchase . 

 Please read carefully the description of this book on the order form; it is not hardbound. 

 The second book was published in 2014; it is hardbound.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our visitors, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Ballard-Carlisle Historical & Genealogical Society

PO Box 279, 257 4th Street, Wickliffe, KY 42087

(270) 335-5059


Open today

09:00 am – 04:00 pm

 The  Society is open on Friday, 9am—4pm. Volunteers are on hand to help with your research. For Thursday appointments, contact Rodney Dennis,