Gorin Genealogical Publishing

Sandra K. Gorin
Professional Genealogist

Specializing in Barren County, Kentucky Research and Adjacent Counties.

Preserving the Past

Welcome to South Central Kentucky's Source for historical and genealogical records!

Professional Research: Over 48 years experience by someone who lives in the area and has access to the information you’re looking for. $30.00 per hour, 3-hour minimum required, payment in advance. Research report includes all sources checked, photocopies of all requested records if available, analysis and findings.

Also available:

Consulting Fee: By phone or written communication. Let me help you determine where to look for information and clues to finding your ancestors. $20.00 per hour, no minimum time, payment in advance. If by phone, we’ll set up the time for me to call you.

Speaking Engagements: I am available for speaking engagements or classes in the Barren County area. $50.00 per session except by special arrangement.


Photos courtesy Kentucky Historical Society

Offices and Honors Held: A Kentucky Colonel • BP&W Woman of the Year • KY Genealogical Society Historian of the Year for Southern KY • Seminar speaker for the KY Historical and KY Genealogical Societies • Speaker for Newcomers Club, local schools, Mammoth Cave and others • Genealogy instructor Mary Wood Weldon Library and others • Former President South Central KY Historical & Genealogical Society • Editor "Traces" • Former Guest Columnist Glasgow Daily Times • Manager of eight genealogy lists on rootsweb with over 3,000 subscribers • Member of Worldwide Who's Who of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs.

Announcing the Arrival of E-Books!

Technology advances, and genealogy must follow! Why wait for your order to work its way through the postal system, paying extra for postage and books filling up the shelves? I am now offering many of my books as E-Books. What is an E-Book? It's an electronic copy of the book in PDF format which offers many advantages.

  1. Receive your book immediately via an e-mailed link after payment is received and confirmed.
  2. Save money since prices will be reduced for the electronic version!
  3. There's no equipment or programs to buy in order to read the book.
  4. The book can be kept on your system, printed off or burned to a CD.
  5. Print can be enlarged for easier reading.

How E-Books Will be Delivered

E-books will be sent to you using Dropbox, a cloud file hosting service that is virus free. Since viruses can be passed in attachments, this is a more secure way to send information. You do not have to have Dropbox on your system. I simply “drop” the book into Dropbox and enter your e-mail address. You will receive an e-mail with a link to the book. Click on the link and your book is there. You can read it and save it to your system. If requested I will send the book via an e-mail attachment but Dropbox is the safest way to get the book to you immediately.