Bourbon County, Kentucky

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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Bourbon_County,_Kentucky|Bourbon County]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Bourbon_County,_Kentucky|Bourbon County]]''  
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Guide to '''Bourbon County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.
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{{KYDC}}
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Bourbon County
 
| county = Bourbon County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/ Bourbon Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/ Bourbon Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = Bourbon_County.svg.png
 
| county_map = Bourbon_County.svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== Bourbon County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Burbon County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1786
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1786
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1786
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|-
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:Burbon County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|frame|right|200x200px]]  
  
== History  ==
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[http://www.bourbon.clerkinfo.net/ Bourbon County Courthouse]<br>310 Main Street<br>Paris, KY 40361<br>Phone: 606.987.2142<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bourbon County, Kentucky page 268, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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== Bourbon County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/ChronologicalMaps.html Chronological Changes Map] for Bourbon County  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/ChronologicalMaps.html Chronological Changes Map] for Bourbon County
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*See an interactive map of Bourbon County [http://www.kentucky.n2genealogy.com/ky-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800
 
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Bourbon County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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| Austerlitz  
 
| Austerlitz  
 
| Escondida  
 
| Escondida  
 
| Kiserton  
 
| Kiserton  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195233&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Paris&columns=*,0,0 Paris]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Paris|subject|disp=Paris}}
 
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| Blacks Crossroads  
 
| Blacks Crossroads  
 
| Ewalt Crossroads  
 
| Ewalt Crossroads  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195229&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Little+Rock&columns=*,0,0 Little Rock]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Little+Rock|subject|disp=Little Rock}}
 
| Plum
 
| Plum
 
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| Brentsville  
 
| Brentsville  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195227&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Clintonville&columns=*,0,0 Hopewell]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Clintonville|subject|disp=Hopewell}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195230&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Middletown&columns=*,0,0 Middletown]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Middletown|subject|disp=Middletown}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195234&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Ruddles+Mills&columns=*,0,0 Ruddels Mills]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Ruddles+Mills|subject|disp=Ruddels Mills}}
 
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| Bunker Hill  
 
| Bunker Hill  
 
| Hutchison  
 
| Hutchison  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195231&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Millersburg&columns=*,0,0 Millersburg]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Millersburg|subject|disp=Millersburg}}
 
| Shawhan
 
| Shawhan
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195226&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Cane+Ridge&columns=*,0,0 Cane Ridge]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Cane+Ridge|subject|disp=Cane Ridge}}
 
| Jacksonville  
 
| Jacksonville  
 
| Monterey  
 
| Monterey  
 
| Sidville
 
| Sidville
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195227&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Clintonville&columns=*,0,0 Clintonville]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Clintonville|subject|disp=Clintonville}}
 
| Jackstown  
 
| Jackstown  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195230&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Middletown&columns=*,0,0 North Middletown]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Middletown|subject|disp=North Middletown}}
 
| Stony Point
 
| Stony Point
 
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*[[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott]]
 
*[[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
==== African American  ====
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[[Image:Kybourbon.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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==== African Americans  ====
  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky African Americans|Kentucky African Americans]]''
*&nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ Kentucky African American Griots] - more resources or specific Bourbon Co. info
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*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ Kentucky African American Griots] - more resources or specific Bourbon Co. info
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
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•&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/CemeteriesMain.html Bourbon County Cemeteries ]with photos, names and stone photos
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/CemeteriesMain.html Bourbon County Cemeteries ]with photos, names and stone photos.
 
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp;
 
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp;
  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=997 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Bourbon County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=997 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Bourbon County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there.
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
 
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bourbon.html Bourbon Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bourbon.html Bourbon Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=700492&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Bourbon++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Bourbon County].&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*The[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|700492|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Bourbon County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3766&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Bourbon County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3766&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Bourbon County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
'''''1790''''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Bourbon_County,_Kentucky#Taxation Taxation].  
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1790= 7837
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| 1800= 12825
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| 1810= 18009
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| 1820= 17664
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| 1830= 18436
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| 1840= 14478
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| 1850= 14466
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| 1860= 14860
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| 1870= 14863
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| 1880= 15956
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| 1890= 16976
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| 1900= 18069
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| 1910= 17462
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| 1920= 18418
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| 1930= 18060
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| 1940= 17932
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| 1950= 17752
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| 1960= 18178
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| 1970= 18476
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| 1980= 19405
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| 1990= 19236
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| 2000= 19360
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| estimate=19839
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| estyear=2007
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21017.txt
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}}
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<br>1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Bourbon County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Kentucky Census|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.
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
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'''''1790''''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Taxation|Taxation]].  
  
 
'''''1800''''' - Lost, but a substitute is available:  
 
'''''1800''''' - Lost, but a substitute is available:  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
'''''Baptist'''''  
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===== '''''Baptist''''' =====
  
•&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://baptisthistoryhomepage.com/ Baptist History Homepage ]- transcriptions of a large number of church annual meeting
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====== '''''Associations'''''  ======
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; minutes, Baptist newspapers, etc.  
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*A file of ''Licking River Association Minutes (incl 1820)'' are at [http://www.carthage.lib.il.us/community/churches/primbap/pbl.html The Primitive Baptist Library of Carthage, Illinois].
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====== '''''Churches'''''  ======
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•&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://baptisthistoryhomepage.com/ Baptist History Homepage ]- transcriptions of a large number of church annual meeting &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; minutes, Baptist newspapers, etc.  
  
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/ChurchRecords.html Bourbon County Baptist Notes ]- Silas Run Church Register
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/ChurchRecords.html Bourbon County Baptist Notes ]- Silas Run Church Register
  
'''''Presbyterian'''''  
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*Flat Lick - Mt. Dependence Baptist Church: see [http://baptisthistoryhomepage.com/spencer.ky.bap.v1.chp17.html History of Kentucky Baptists p. 276-277].
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===== '''''Presbyterian''''' =====
  
*Shane, John Dabney and Presbyterian Historical Society. ''Shane Manuscript Collection.'' Original records, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Penn. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=439629&disp=Shane+manuscript+collection FHL US/CAN Film 948631].
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*Shane, John Dabney and Presbyterian Historical Society. ''Shane Manuscript Collection.'' Original records, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Penn. {{FHL|439629|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 948631}}.
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]  
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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'''''Land Grants and Patents'''''  
 
'''''Land Grants and Patents'''''  
  
*Virginia Land Office. [Index], Commonwealth's Grants or Patents [1779-1794, 1801 Now in Kentucky]. Original records, Virginia State Land Office, Richmond, Va. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=429171 FHL US/CAN Film 7811 Item 1.] [Some of the land was situated in Bourbon County.]  
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*Virginia Land Office. [Index], Commonwealth's Grants or Patents [1779-1794, 1801 Now in Kentucky]. Original records, Virginia State Land Office, Richmond, Va. {{FHL|429171|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 7811 Item 1.}} [Some of the land was situated in Bourbon County.]  
 
*Kentucky Land Office - land patents  
 
*Kentucky Land Office - land patents  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/LandRecords.html Bourbon County Land Records ]- Surveys before 1800; Deed Books A, B &amp; C transcriptions, etc.
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/LandRecords.html Bourbon County Land Records ]- Surveys before 1800; Deed Books A, B &amp; C transcriptions, etc.
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Everman, H.E. ''The History of Bourbon County, 1785-1865.'' n.p.: Bourbon Press, 1977. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=291952 FHL US/CAN Book 976.9423 H2e].
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*Everman, H.E. ''The History of Bourbon County, 1785-1865.'' n.p.: Bourbon Press, 1977.  
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*{{FHL|291952|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.9423 H2e}}.
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*&nbsp; [http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/gmd:@field(SUBJ+@od1(United+States--Kentucky--Bourbon+County+)) 1877 Atlas of Bourbon County ]- mape &amp; names of property owners in towns, country
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*[http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/gmd:@field(SUBJ+@od1(United+States--Kentucky--Bourbon+County+)) 1877 Atlas of Bourbon County ]- mape &amp; names of property owners in towns, country  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/MilitaryRecords.html Bourbon County Military ]websites and information
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/MilitaryRecords.html Bourbon County Military ]websites and information
  
'''''French and Indian War'''''
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===== French and Indian War =====
  
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=47143&disp=Virginia%27s+colonial+soldiers FHL]. [Identifies a Bourbon County veteran; see place name index.]
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*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies a Bourbon County veteran; see place name index.]
  
'''''Revolutionary War'''''
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===== Revolutionary War =====
  
*Bell, Annie W.B. ''Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky.'' 1934. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=127577 FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b].
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*Bell, Annie W.B. ''Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky.'' 1934. {{FHL|127577|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b}}.
  
'''''War of 1812'''''
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===== War of 1812 =====
  
*Bell, Annie W.B. ''Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky.'' 1934. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=127577 FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b].
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*Bell, Annie W.B. ''Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky.'' 1934. {{FHL|127577|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b}}.
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===== World War II  =====
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*Bourbon County Woman's Club (Paris, Ky.). ''Bourbon County Men and Women Who Served in World War Two''. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B98-35-40283404 Kentuckiana Digital Library].
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
'''''Local Court'''''  
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*'''1786-1871''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to R (1786-1871)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/WillsEstatesIndex.html Bourbon County Wills and Estates ]- a variety of wills and related materials  
 
[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/WillsEstatesIndex.html Bourbon County Wills and Estates ]- a variety of wills and related materials  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''[1787]''' Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=622815&disp=The+1787+census+of+Virginia FHL]. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Bourbon County is included in Vol. 1.]  
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*'''1787''' - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Bourbon County is included in Vol. 1.]  
*'''[1790-1791]''' Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=446696 FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981]; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["8 pages of 1790 were used and 3 volumes of 1791. There is some duplication of names."]
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*'''1790-1791''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["8 pages of 1790 were used and 3 volumes of 1791. There is some duplication of names."]  
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*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''''Marriage'''''
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===== Birth =====
  
*&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/MarriageRecordsIndex.html Bourbon County Marriages ]- marriage bonds 1786 - 1798; marriages 1786 - 1855, etc.
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*'''1852-1859''' - Bourbon County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517081}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Bourbon County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517082}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
*''Kentucky Marriage Records, from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.'' Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=346136 FHL US/CAN Book 976.9 V2km]. [Includes marriages from Bourbon County.]
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===== Marriage =====
*Shane, John Dabney and Presbyterian Historical Society. ''Shane Manuscript Collection.'' Original records, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Penn. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=439629&disp=Shane+manuscript+collection FHL US/CAN Film 948631].
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*'''1786-1855''' - [http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/MarriageRecordsIndex.html Bourbon County Marriages ]- marriage bonds 1786 - 1798; marriages 1786 - 1855, etc.
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*'''1853-1860''' - Bourbon County Marriage Index 1853-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517081}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1879''' - Bourbon County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517083}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*''Kentucky Marriage Records, from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.'' Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. {{FHL|346136|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.9 V2km}}. [Includes marriages from Bourbon County.]
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*Shane, John Dabney and Presbyterian Historical Society. ''Shane Manuscript Collection.'' Original records, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Penn. {{FHL|439629|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 948631}}.
  
*&nbsp; [http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/ResourcesLinks.html Bourbon County Resources ]- 2 libraries (1 is DAR), Historical Society
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== Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/ResourcesLinks.html Bourbon County Resources ]- 2 libraries (1 is DAR), Historical Society
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/index.html Bourbon County KYGenWeb project]. Maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/index.html Bourbon County KYGenWeb project]. Maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195225&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bourbon&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
*&nbsp;[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Bourbon/ Bourbon County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*[http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Boone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Boone/ Boone County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Bourbon County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.

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Contents

Bourbon County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Bourbon County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1786 1852 1810 1786 1786
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Burbon County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Bourbon County Courthouse
310 Main Street
Paris, KY 40361
Phone: 606.987.2142[1]

Bourbon County Kentucky History

Parent County

1785--Bourbon County was created 17 October 1785 from Fayette County.
County seat: Paris [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1872--A disaster caused the loss of some records.

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800

Bourbon County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Austerlitz Escondida Kiserton Paris
Blacks Crossroads Ewalt Crossroads Little Rock Plum
Brentsville Hopewell Middletown Ruddels Mills
Bunker Hill Hutchison Millersburg Shawhan
Cane Ridge Jacksonville Monterey Sidville
Clintonville Jackstown North Middletown Stony Point
Currentsville

Neighboring Counties

Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

  • Bourbon County Cemeteries with photos, names and stone photos.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
17907,837
180012,82563.6%
181018,00940.4%
182017,664−1.9%
183018,4364.4%
184014,478−21.5%
185014,466−0.1%
186014,8602.7%
187014,8630%
188015,9567.4%
189016,9766.4%
190018,0696.4%
191017,462−3.4%
192018,4185.5%
193018,060−1.9%
194017,932−0.7%
195017,752−1.0%
196018,1782.4%
197018,4761.6%
198019,4055.0%
199019,236−0.9%
200019,3600.6%
Est. 200719,8392.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21017.txt



1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Bourbon 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.

1790 - Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation.

1800 - Lost, but a substitute is available:

Church

Baptist
Associations
Churches

•   Baptist History Homepage - transcriptions of a large number of church annual meeting      minutes, Baptist newspapers, etc.

Presbyterian

Court

Genealogy

More than 100 genealogies have been published about Bourbon County families. To view a list, visit Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy.

Immigration

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Bourbon County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Land

Land Grants and Patents

  • Virginia Land Office. [Index], Commonwealth's Grants or Patents [1779-1794, 1801 Now in Kentucky]. Original records, Virginia State Land Office, Richmond, Va. FHL US/CAN Film 7811 Item 1. [Some of the land was situated in Bourbon County.]
  • Kentucky Land Office - land patents
  • Bourbon County Land Records - Surveys before 1800; Deed Books A, B & C transcriptions, etc.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies a Bourbon County veteran; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War
  • Bell, Annie W.B. Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky. 1934. FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b.
War of 1812
  • Bell, Annie W.B. Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky. 1934. FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b.
World War II
  • Bourbon County Woman's Club (Paris, Ky.). Bourbon County Men and Women Who Served in World War Two. Digital version at Kentuckiana Digital Library.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Bourbon County Wills and Estates - a variety of wills and related materials

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Bourbon County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book A: 1786-1795
  2. Will Book B: 1795-1805

London Court

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Bourbon County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Taxation

  • 1787 - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Bourbon County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • 1790-1791 - Heinemann, Charles B. "First Census" of Kentucky 1790. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: FHL US/CAN 976.9 X2ph 1981; digital version at Kentucky Kinfolks. ["8 pages of 1790 were used and 3 volumes of 1791. There is some duplication of names."]
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Bourbon County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1859 - Bourbon County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517081 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Bourbon County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517082 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1786-1855 - Bourbon County Marriages - marriage bonds 1786 - 1798; marriages 1786 - 1855, etc.
  • 1853-1860 - Bourbon County Marriage Index 1853-1860. Batch M517081 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1879 - Bourbon County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch M517083 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • Kentucky Marriage Records, from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. FHL US/CAN Book 976.9 V2km. [Includes marriages from Bourbon County.]
  • Shane, John Dabney and Presbyterian Historical Society. Shane Manuscript Collection. Original records, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Penn. FHL US/CAN Film 948631.

Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bourbon County, Kentucky page 268, 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. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.