Hello and welcome to Kentuckygen! My name is Kelly Young, and I am the editor, writer, and publisher for this site. I began my genealogy journey around 1994 after my father passed away the previous year. Like so many people, I wanted to know more about his family background and where I came from.

What started as a hobby has now become a passion. Because of my family location, I have spent most of my time researching the Upper South and Southeast regions of the United States. In preparation for becoming accredited, I have decided to publish this website as a study aid. Why not share it with others? I hope it will become a valuable resource.

Thank you for visiting. I welcome your feedback, comments and suggestions anytime. Make sure to join the Upper South Genealogy Community!