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Robertson County, Kentucky
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Founded February 11, 1867
County Seat Mount Olivet
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Robertson County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Land
Probate
1909
1867
1875
1870
1868
1864
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Robertson County Courthouse
PO Box 75;
Mount Olivet, KY 41064
Phone. 606.724.5212[1]

Robertson County Kentucky History

Parent County

1867--Robertson County was created 11 February 1867 from Bracken, Harrison, Mason and Nicholas Counties.
County seat: Mount Olivet [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1871--A disaster destroyed most of the records. For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses


Robertson County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Abigail Brierly Ridge Kentontown Mount Pleasant
Alhambra Five Lick Creek Linnville Ogden Ridge
Bratton Hittville Mount Olivet Piqua

Neighboring Counties

Robertson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 5,399
1880 5,814 7.7%
1890 4,684 −19.4%
1900 4,900 4.6%
1910 4,121 −15.9%
1920 3,871 −6.1%
1930 3,344 −13.6%
1940 3,419 2.2%
1950 2,881 −15.7%
1960 2,443 −15.2%
1970 2,163 −11.5%
1980 2,265 4.7%
1990 2,124 −6.2%
2000 2,266 6.7%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Robertson County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records


Birth
Marriage
Death


Divorce
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Robertson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Robertson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Robertson County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robertson County, Kentucky page 274, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.


 

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