Mason County, Kentucky

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*[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=1069 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Mason County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1069 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Mason County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*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=440007&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Mason++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Mason&nbsp; 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|440007|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Mason&nbsp; 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=4156&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=10&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Mason&nbsp; 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=4156&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=10&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Mason&nbsp; 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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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''[1790]''' 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]. ["1 volume of 1790 was used." (p. 2)]
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*'''[1790]''' 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]. ["1 volume of 1790 was used." (p. 2)]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195513&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Mason&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Mason|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Mason/ Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Mason/ Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

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Mason County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Mason County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 5, 1788
County Seat Maysville
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Mason County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

History

Parent County

1788--Mason County was created 5 November 1788 from Bourbon County.
County seat: Maysville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bates Manley (hist.) Old Washington South Ripley
Charlestown Bottom (hist.) Marshall Orangeburg Springdale
Country Club Heights Mays Lick Plumville Taylors Mill
Dexter (hist.) Maysville Rectorville Washington
Dover Minerva Sardis Weedonia
Fernleaf Moranburg Shannon
Helena Mount Gilead Shawnee Hill
Lewisburg Murphysville Somo

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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

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

Church

Court

Family Histories

  • [Walton] Walton, John. "Job Walton of Fleming County, Kentucky," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 52, No. 1 (Mar. 1964):15-24. FHL Collection 973 B2ng v. 52

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).