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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& 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.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1009 list of cemeteries in Carroll County ]and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1009 list of cemeteries in Carroll County ]and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,  
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*The [https://familysearch.org/catalog-search FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|1021522| subject-id|disp=some records of cemeteries in Carroll County}}.  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=3829&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=19&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Carroll 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=3829&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=19&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Carroll 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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Guide to Carroll County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Carroll County, Kentucky
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Founded February 9, 1838
County Seat Carrollton
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Contents

Carroll County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Carroll County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1837 1852 1840 1795 1838
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Carroll County Courthouse
440 Main Street
Carrollton, KY 41008
Phone: 502.732.7036[1]

Carroll County Kentucky History

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The county was named after Charles Carroll (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.[2]

Parent County

1838--Carroll County was created 9 February 1838 from Gallatin County.  County seat: Carrollton [3]

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

For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses

Carroll County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Carrollton Ghent Locust Sanders
Carson Gilgal (hist.) Mound Hill (hist.) Tomtown (hist.)
Easterday Indian Hills Prestonville Worthville
English Langstaff Rockville

Neighboring Counties

Carroll County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18403,966
18505,52639.3%
18606,57819.0%
18706,189−5.9%
18808,95344.7%
18909,2663.5%
19009,8256.0%
19108,110−17.5%
19208,3462.9%
19308,155−2.3%
19408,6576.2%
19508,517−1.6%
19607,978−6.3%
19708,5236.8%
19809,2708.8%
19909,2920.2%
200010,1559.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21041.txt

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

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.

To find church records for Carroll County:

  •  Search the FamilySearch Catalog for church records of towns in Carroll County. Use the  Place-names Search  with the name of the town. On the Topics list, click Church records.
  •  Write to the minister of the local church. To find an address, phone number or email for a church use an Internet phone directory, such as:
    :- KY HomeTownLocator
    :- Yellowbook
  •  Write to a church archive that may have the records.
    :- A list of major church archives in Kentucky is on the Kentucky Church Records Wiki article.
    :- Some major denomination archives are listed on the United States Church Records Wiki article.
  • Contact the county public libraryPublic libraries often have books about the churches in their area. The librarian may also know where the records are kept or who would know more about the records.
  • Use the Periodical Source Index (PERSI).  This often indexes magazine articles with church records.  PERSI is on the Internet sites of HeritageQuestOnline.com and Ancestry.com that may be available for free at your public library or a nearby family history center.
  • Write to a genealogical society or historical society that may have manuscripts or published books of church records. 

Court

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Carroll County, Kentucky. 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.

  • [1] ~ The Archives of Appalachia

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Carroll County, Kentucky served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Carroll County, Kentucky:


- 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Companies K and L.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Carroll County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Carroll County, Kentucky Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

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 Carroll County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Carroll County, Kentucky Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth
  • 1852-1859 - Carroll County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517191 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Carroll County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517192 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1852-1859 - Carroll County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517191 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Carroll County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517193 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1878 - Carroll county Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517194 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
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Carroll County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Carroll County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Carroll County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carroll County, Kentucky page 269, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Carroll County, Kentucky," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_County,_Kentucky.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 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.
  5. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.