Tucked in the state Capitol's cavernous basement is an office cubbyhole containing volumes upon volumes of large books tracing the history of land in Kentucky. Those books, many of which have been hidden from the public eye for years, are now available worldwide on the Internet.
They're part of the collection in the Secretary of State's Land Office. Now, historians, genealogists and those who are just plain curious can go online, at www.sos.ky.gov, and access a plethora of scanned images of historical land documents.
And there are more available every day. The agency launched its redesigned Web site late last month, giving people fingertip access to thousands of handwritten historical documents.
You can read more about this valuable new online resource at http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/state/11772453.htm