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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Adair County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Adair County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== Adair County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
 
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[[Image:Adair County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]] [http://www.adaircounty.ky.gov/ Adair County Courthouse]<br>424 Public Square<br>Columbia, KY 42728-1451<br>Phone: 270.384.2801<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Adair 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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[[Image:Adair County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Adair County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]] [http://www.adaircounty.ky.gov/ Adair County Courthouse]<br>424 Public Square<br>Columbia, KY 42728-1451<br>Phone: 270.384.2801<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Adair 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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== History  ==
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== Adair County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Adair County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Taylor County, Kentucky|Taylor]]
 
*[[Taylor County, Kentucky|Taylor]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Adair County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyadair.png|thumb|right|400px|Kyadair.png]]
  
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
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*''Adair Co., KYGenWeb ~'' [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/adairbiographies.htm '''Biographies''']<br>  
 
*''Adair Co., KYGenWeb ~'' [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/adairbiographies.htm '''Biographies''']<br>  
 
*''Adair Co., KYGenWeb ''~ [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/groupsheetindex.htm '''Family Group Sheets''']<br>  
 
*''Adair Co., KYGenWeb ''~ [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/groupsheetindex.htm '''Family Group Sheets''']<br>  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/adair/adair.html#Biographies USGenWeb Archives-Adair County Kentucky Biographies]&nbsp;(You may need to scroll down the page,)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/adair/adair.html#Biographies USGenWeb Archives-Adair County Kentucky Biographies]&nbsp;(You may need to scroll down the page,)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/adair/mt_vernon_cem.html Mt Vernon Cemetery]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/adair/mt_vernon_cem.html Mt Vernon Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/ky/johnparnell/parnellcem.html Parnell Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/ky/johnparnell/parnellcem.html Parnell Cemetery]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/adair/adair.html USGenWeb Archives-Adair County Cemetery Records] (Scroll down to find desired topic.)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/adair/adair.html USGenWeb Archives-Adair County Cemetery Records] (Scroll down to find desired topic.)
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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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.  
 
See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/adair/adair.html#Census_Records USGenWeb Archives-Adair County Kentucky Census Records] (Scroll down to find desired topic.)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/adair/adair.html#Census_Records USGenWeb Archives-Adair County Kentucky Census Records] (Scroll down to find desired topic.)  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project  
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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[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|443361|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M855mo}}  
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*'''[Asbury]''' Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).
*'''[Smith]''' Coleman, C.W. "Genealogy of the Smith Family of Essex County, Virginia," ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jul. 1897):41-52. Digital versions at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1914804 JSTOR] - free; [http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/essex/bios/s5300000.txt USGenWeb] - free.  
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*'''[Chapman]''' "A Brief History of the Chapman Family of Frederick County," ''Frederick Findings,'' Vol. 1, No. 1 (Winter 1988):42-43. {{FHL|650162|item|disp=FHL Book 975.59 D25f}}.
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*'''[Moss]''' Moss, T.C. ''The David Moss Family: Green, Adair, Boyle, Barren, Hart, and Warren Co., Ky.; Williamson and Maury Co., Tenn.; Mississippi''. Memphis, Tenn.: T.C. Moss, 1968. {{FHL|443361|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M855mo}}.
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*'''[Royse]''' Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
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*'''[Smith]''' Coleman, C.W. "Genealogy of the Smith Family of Essex County, Virginia," ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jul. 1897):41-52. Digital versions at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1914804 JSTOR] - free; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/essex/bios/s5300000.txt USGenWeb] - free.  
 
*'''[Trabue]''' Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. ''Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families''. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes &amp; Sons, 1916. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/colonialmentimes00harp Internet Archive]; {{FHL|28224|item|disp=FHL Film 1421709 Item 2}}.<br>
 
*'''[Trabue]''' Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. ''Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families''. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes &amp; Sons, 1916. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/colonialmentimes00harp Internet Archive]; {{FHL|28224|item|disp=FHL Film 1421709 Item 2}}.<br>
  
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*[http://adairprogress.com/ The Adair Progress]<br>98 Grant Lane - Columbia, Kentucky 42728<br>Ph (270) 384-6471 Fax (270) 384-6474  
 
*[http://adairprogress.com/ The Adair Progress]<br>98 Grant Lane - Columbia, Kentucky 42728<br>Ph (270) 384-6471 Fax (270) 384-6474  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/adair/adair.html#Newspaper_Records_ USGenWeb Archives] has&nbsp;some newspaper articles for the years&nbsp;1897, 1898, &amp; 1901&nbsp;online.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/adair/adair.html#Newspaper_Records_ USGenWeb Archives] has&nbsp;some newspaper articles for the years&nbsp;1897, 1898, &amp; 1901&nbsp;online.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*&nbsp;Adair Co., KYGenWeb ~ [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/marriage.htm '''Marriages''']
 
*&nbsp;Adair Co., KYGenWeb ~ [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/marriage.htm '''Marriages''']
  
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The '''International Genealogical Index''' includes the following:
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'''Birth'''
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*'''1852-1861''' - Adair County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517011}} 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''' - Adair County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517012}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Adair County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517013}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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'''Marriage'''
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*'''1852-1861''' - Adair County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517011}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Adair County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517013}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Adair County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517015}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
USGenWeb Archives has the following files online:  
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<br> '''USGenWeb Archives''' has the following files online:  
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/adair/adair.html#Death_Records _ Death Records]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/adair/adair.html#Death_Records _ Death Records]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/adair/adair.html#Marriage_Records _ Marriage Records]&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/adair/adair.html#Marriage_Records _ Marriage Records]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search  
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Adair County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Websites  ==
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== Adair County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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*[http://www.adaircounty.ky.gov/default.htm Kentucky.gov, Adair County Kentucky]
 
*[http://www.adaircounty.ky.gov/default.htm Kentucky.gov, Adair County Kentucky]
  
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== Adair County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Guide to Adair County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

Adair County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Adair County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1802
1852
1810
1801
1804
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Adair County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
Adair County Courthouse
424 Public Square
Columbia, KY 42728-1451
Phone: 270.384.2801[1]

Adair County Kentucky History

Parent County

1801--Adair County was created 11 December 1801 from the southern part of Green County.
County seat: Columbia [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Adair County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Absher Cundiff Holmes Pellytown
Barnett Springs Dunbar Hill Inroad Pickett
Bliss Ella Joppa Portland
Breeding Eunice Kellyville Purdy
Cane Valley Fairplay Keltner Sano
Casey Creek Feathersburg Kemp Sparksville
Chance Flatwood Knifley Speck
Christine Gadberry Milltown Toria
Coburg Garlin Montpelier Weed
Columbia Gentrys Mill Neatsville
Craycraft Glens Fork Nell
Crocus Gradyville Ozark

Neighboring Counties

Adair County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Bible

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18106,011
18208,76545.8%
18308,217−6.3%
18408,4663.0%
18509,89816.9%
18609,509−3.9%
187011,06516.4%
188013,07818.2%
189013,7214.9%
190014,8888.5%
191016,50310.8%
192017,2894.8%
193016,401−5.1%
194018,56613.2%
195017,603−5.2%
196014,699−16.5%
197013,037−11.3%
198015,23316.8%
199015,3600.8%
200017,24412.3%
Est. 200617,6502.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21001.txt
Adair Co., KYGenWeb Available Census Records ~


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

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
  • [Asbury] Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Chapman] "A Brief History of the Chapman Family of Frederick County," Frederick Findings, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Winter 1988):42-43. FHL Book 975.59 D25f.
  • [Moss] Moss, T.C. The David Moss Family: Green, Adair, Boyle, Barren, Hart, and Warren Co., Ky.; Williamson and Maury Co., Tenn.; Mississippi. Memphis, Tenn.: T.C. Moss, 1968. FHL Book 929.273 M855mo.
  • [Royse] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Smith] Coleman, C.W. "Genealogy of the Smith Family of Essex County, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jul. 1897):41-52. Digital versions at JSTOR - free; USGenWeb - free.
  • [Trabue] Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes & Sons, 1916. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Film 1421709 Item 2.

Land

Adair County Entries on the Kentucky Table of Content at Strictly By Name.  To view the indexes it is free. If you want a copy of a document there is a fee.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Adair Co., KYGenWeb Obituaries


Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Adair Co., KYGenWeb "News from around Adair"


here. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Adair County click here. This is not a complete list. Several major Kentucky papers are not included in this database but may be found in the Library catalog Infokat: http://infokat.uky.edu Some of these major newspapers are: Lexington Herald, Lexington Leader, Lexington Herald-Leader, Louisville Courier Journal.

  • The Adair Progress
    98 Grant Lane - Columbia, Kentucky 42728
    Ph (270) 384-6471 Fax (270) 384-6474
  • USGenWeb Archives has some newspaper articles for the years 1897, 1898, & 1901 online.

Probate

"Adair County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Probate Records from 1804 and Court Records from 1802..

Adair County, Last Will and Testament

Taxation

Vital Records

Births, Deaths & Marriages

The International Genealogical Index includes the following:

Birth

  • 1852-1861 - Adair County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517011 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Adair County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517012 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Adair County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517013 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Marriage

  • 1852-1861 - Adair County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517011 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Adair County Marriage Index 1875. Batch C517013 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Adair County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517015 at FamilySearch - free.[3]


USGenWeb Archives has the following files online:

Adair County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Adair County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Adair County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Adair 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 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.