Caldwell County, Kentucky

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*Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/cldwellbths.html Birth Records 1911-1930]  
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*'''1852-1861''' - Caldwell County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517161}} 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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*'''1874-1875''' - Caldwell County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517162}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1911-1930''' - Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/cldwellbths.html Birth Records 1911-1930]  
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*'''1852-1861''' - Caldwell County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517161}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1878''' - Caldwell County Marriage Index 1878. Batch {{IGI|M517163}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi KY Death Records]  
 
*[http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi KY Death Records]  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com/index.php Vital records Project]  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com/index.php Vital records Project]  

Revision as of 23:27, 27 March 2013

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Guide to Caldwell County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Caldwell County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 31, 1809
County Seat Princeton
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Contents

Caldwell County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Caldwell County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1808 1852 1810 1811 1809
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Caldwell County Courthouse
100 East Market Street Room 3
Princeton, Ky 42445-1675
Phone: 270.365.6754[1]

Caldwell County Kentucky History

Parent County

1809--Caldwell County was created 31 January 1809 from Livingston County.
County seat: Princeton [2]

Boundary Changes

Was formed from Livingston County in 1809. Before that, modern-day Caldwell County was part of Christian, Logan, and Lincoln Counties--Lincoln County being one of the three original counties in Kentucky.  

Record Loss

The courthouse fire on 15 Dec 1864 destroyed some records

Caldwell County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Bakers Enon McGowan Ruth
Baldwin ford Farmersville Midway Scottsburg
Cedar Bluff Flat Rock Needmore Smith Ford
Claxton Fredonia Otter Pond The Bluff
Cobb Friendship Princeton Tom Gray Ford
Creswell Harper Ford Pumpkin Center Utley Ford
Crider Hopson Quinn Walche Cut
Crowtown Lakeshore Rufus White Sulphur
Dulaney Lewistown

Neighboring Counties

Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Cemeteries

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

  • 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.
18104,268
18209,022111.4%
18308,324−7.7%
184010,36524.5%
185013,04825.9%
18609,318−28.6%
187010,82616.2%
188011,2824.2%
189013,18616.9%
190014,51010.0%
191014,063−3.1%
192013,975−0.6%
193013,781−1.4%
194014,4995.2%
195013,199−9.0%
196013,073−1.0%
197013,1790.8%
198013,4732.2%
199013,232−1.8%
200013,060−1.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21033.txt

For tips on accessing Caldwell County, Kentucky census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Churches

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Times Leader Newspaper

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Caldwell County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517161 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1875 - Caldwell County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517162 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1911-1930 - Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb Birth Records 1911-1930
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Caldwell County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517161 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1878 - Caldwell County Marriage Index 1878. Batch M517163 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caldway County, Kentucky page 269, 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/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.