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

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Warren County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded December 14, 1796
County Seat Bowling Green
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Contents

Warren County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Warren County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1797
1852
1810
1797
1797
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Warren County Courthouse, Bowling Green, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 

Warren County Courthouse
429 E 10th Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101-2250
Phone: 270.842.9416[1]

Warren County Kentucky History

Parent County

1796--Warren County was created 14 December 1796 from Logan County.
County seat: Bowling Green [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Warren County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alvaton Girkin Lost River Rich Pond
Anna Glenmore Loving Richardsville
Barren River Gotts Martinsville Riverside
Benleo Greencastle Matlock Rockfield
Blue Level Greenhill Memphis Junction Rockland
Bowling Green Greenwood Motley Sand Hill
Boyce Guy Mount Victor Smiths Grove
Bristow Hadley Oakland Springhill
Browning Hardcastle Petros Sunnyside
Claypool Hays Plano Three Forks
Crestmoor Hydro Plum Springs Three Springs
Delafield Indian Hills Polkville Tuckertown
Drake Kepler Pondsville Woodburn
Eastland Park

Neighboring Counties

Warren County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. 

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 4,686
1810 11,937 154.7%
1820 11,776 −1.3%
1830 10,949 −7.0%
1840 15,446 41.1%
1850 15,123 −2.1%
1860 17,320 14.5%
1870 21,742 25.5%
1880 27,531 26.6%
1890 30,158 9.5%
1900 29,970 −0.6%
1910 30,579 2.0%
1920 30,858 0.9%
1930 33,676 9.1%
1940 36,631 8.8%
1950 42,758 16.7%
1960 45,491 6.4%
1970 57,432 26.2%
1980 71,828 25.1%
1990 76,673 6.7%
2000 92,522 20.7%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

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

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
  • [Long] Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995).
  • [Moss] Moss, T.C. The David Moss Family: Green, Adair, Boyle, Barren, Hart, and Warren Co., Ky.; Williamson and Maury Co., Tenn.; Mississippi. Memphis, Tenn.: T.C. Moss, 1968. FHL Book 929.273 M855mo

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 Warren 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.

  • Bowling Green and Warren County Immigration Society. Bowling Green and Warren County, Ky., Immigration Society: A Condensed, Accurate, and Fair Description of the Resources and Development of the City and County. Bowling Green, Ky.: Park City Daily Times Print, 1885. Digital version at Kentuckiana Digital Library.
  • Archives of Appalachia ~ Preserving the history of the people of Appalachia.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Warren 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 Warren County, Kentucky:


- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company E.
- 9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company E.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Warren County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Warren 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.

  • 1800-1801 - 1800-1801 Tax Lists of Warren County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] digitized by Ancestry ($).

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 Warren County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Warren 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
  • 1852-1860 - Warren County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch C518041 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Warren County Birth Index 1874. Batch C518042 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Warren County Birth Index 1875. Batch C518043 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1852-1862 - Warren County Marriage Index 1852-1862. Batch M518041 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1878 - Warren County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M518044 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
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Warren County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Warren County kentucky Genealogy Websites

Warren County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Warren County, Kentucky page 275, 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 4.4 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.