Anderson County, Kentucky

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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Anderson_County,_Kentucky|Anderson County]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Anderson_County,_Kentucky|Anderson County]]''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Anderson County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/anderson/ Anderson Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Anderson_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1827
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| founded date = January 16
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| seat wl = Lawrenceburg
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Anderson County, Kentucky Couthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Anderson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Anderson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Anderson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Anderson County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Anderson County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Anderson County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1831
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1827
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1827
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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== History  ==
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[[Image:Anderson County, Kentucky Couthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp; <br>[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/ Anderson County Courthouse]<br>151 S Main Street<br>Lawrenceburg, KY 40342<br>Phone: 502.839.3041<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anderson 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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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On January 28, 1854 a minor change in the line between the county of Franklin and Anderson was approved by legislation. It was to include the house in which R.C. McKee lived. See [http://apps.sos.ky.gov/land/nonmilitary/coformations/countysearch1.asp?searchby=NEW+COUNTY&keywordtype=AND&searchstrg=anderson&page=&show=2&sortby=&order= County Formations Database at Kentucky Land Office webpage.]
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Alton  
 
| Alton  
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| Alton Station  
 
| Alton Station  
 
| Fox Creek  
 
| Fox Creek  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195203&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Anderson%2C+Lawrenceburg&columns=*,0,0 Lawrenceburg]
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| Stringtown
 
| Stringtown
 
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| Ashbrook  
 
| Ashbrook  
| Glensboro  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glensboro,_Kentucky Glensboro]
 
| Nevin  
 
| Nevin  
 
| Van Buren
 
| Van Buren
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
*[[Franklin County, Kentucky|Franklin]]  
 
*[[Franklin County, Kentucky|Franklin]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Shelby]]  
 
*[[Mercer County, Kentucky|Mercer]]  
 
*[[Mercer County, Kentucky|Mercer]]  
 
*[[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson]]  
 
*[[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson]]  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyanderson.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== African Americans  ====
  
==== African American ====
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''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky African Americans|Kentucky African Americans]]''
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/african_american_records.htm African American Records]&nbsp;at Anderson County KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
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[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/african_american_records.htm African American Records]&nbsp;at Anderson County KYGenWeb Project
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
 
 
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp;  
 
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp;  
 
*[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.  
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/anderson.html Anderson Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/anderson.html Anderson Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/cemeteries/cemeteries%20index.html Cemeteries of Anderson County] at Anderson County KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/cemeteries/cemeteries%20index.html Cemeteries of Anderson County] at Anderson County KYGenWeb  
*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=517525&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Anderson++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Anderson 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists *{{FHL|517525|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Anderson 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=3676&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=7&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Anderson 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=3676&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=7&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Anderson 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.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/census/census.directory.htm Census Directory] at Anderson County KYGenWeb
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1830= 4520
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| 1840= 5452
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| 1850= 6260
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| 1860= 7404
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| 1870= 5449
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| 1880= 9361
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| 1890= 10610
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| 1900= 10051
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| 1910= 10146
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| 1920= 9982
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| 1930= 8494
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| 1940= 8936
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| 1950= 8984
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| 1960= 8618
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| 1970= 9358
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| 1980= 12567
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| 1990= 14571
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| 2000= 19111
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| estimate= 20885
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1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Anderson County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Kentucky Census|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.
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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.
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/census/census.directory.htm Census Directory] at Anderson County KYGenWeb  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/church/churches.toc.html Churches] at Anderson County KYGenWeb
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/church/churches.toc.html Churches] at Anderson County KYGenWeb  
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*See [http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Anderson/ Anderson County]&nbsp;at Kentucky Court of Justice for information on circuit court.
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*See [http://www.elect.ky.gov/countyclerks.htm Kentucky: State Board of Elections] for contact information for county clerk. You may need to scroll down the page.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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Several genealogies have been published about Anderson County families, including:
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*'''[Catlett]''' Peters, Norman R. "Benjamin Robinson of Caroline County, VA. But Not the Clerk!" ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2004):57-75; Vol. 48, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2004):120-139. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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*'''[Reynolds]''' Tillman, Stephen Frederick. ''The Rennolds-Reynolds Family of Virginia and England, 1530-1948''. Washington, D.C.: S.F. Tillman, 1959. {{FHL|41361|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R333t}}; digital version at {{FSbook|97093}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/anderson/anderson_history.html Anderson County KY History] at Kentucky Genealogy Trails
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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*[http://jrshelby.com/hcl/ky.htm jrshelby.com/hcl/ky.htm]&nbsp;- maps showing formation of counties.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/military/military_records.htm Miltary Records] at Anderson County KYGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.theandersonnews.com/ The Anderson News]  
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*[http://www.theandersonnews.com/ The Anderson News]
  
 
Physical Address:<br>The Anderson News<br>1080 Bypass South, Suite 3<br>Lawrenceburg, KY 40242<br>Phone: 502-839-6906<br>Fax: 502-839-3118  
 
Physical Address:<br>The Anderson News<br>1080 Bypass South, Suite 3<br>Lawrenceburg, KY 40242<br>Phone: 502-839-6906<br>Fax: 502-839-3118  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1827-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A and B (1827-1930)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/wills/wills_index.html Wills] at Anderson County KYGenWeb  
 
[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/wills/wills_index.html Wills] at Anderson County KYGenWeb  
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Anderson County KYGenWeb has the following on line:  
 
Anderson County KYGenWeb has the following on line:  
  
[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/birth%20records/births.html Births]  
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/birth%20records/births.html Births]
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/marriages/marriages.toc.htm Marriages]
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/death.toc/death.html Death Records and Obituaries]
  
[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/marriages/marriages.toc.htm Marriages]
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Additional online resources:  
  
[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/death.toc/death.html Death Records and Obituaries]  
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*''Record of Marriage Bonds in Anderson County, Kentucky for the Period of Years 1827 to 1851 Inclusive.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|938492}} - free.
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*[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
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*[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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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/anderson/anderson.html Anderson County KY Archives]
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/ Anderson County KYGenWeb] part of the USGenWeb project.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/ Anderson County KYGenWeb] part of the USGenWeb project.&nbsp;  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195202&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Anderson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog] at FamilySearch
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*[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://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Anderson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} at FamilySearch  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Anderson/ Anderson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] at Linkpendium.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Anderson/ Anderson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] at Linkpendium.
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 17:43, 5 February 2013

This article is about a north-central Kentucky county. For other uses, see Anderson.

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Anderson County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 16, 1827
County Seat Lawrenceburg
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Anderson County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1831 1852 1830 1827 1827
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Anderson County, Kentucky Couthouse.JPG
 
Anderson County Courthouse
151 S Main Street
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Phone: 502.839.3041[1]

History

Parent County

1827--Anderson County was created 16 January 1827 from Franklin, Mercer and Washington Counties.
County seat: Lawrenceburg [2]

Boundary Changes

On January 28, 1854 a minor change in the line between the county of Franklin and Anderson was approved by legislation. It was to include the house in which R.C. McKee lived. See County Formations Database at Kentucky Land Office webpage.

Record Loss

1859, 1915--Disasters destroyed most records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Alton Fairview Klondyke Sparrow
Alton Station Fox Creek Lawrenceburg Stringtown
Anderson City Gee McBrayer Tyrone
Ashbrook Glensboro Nevin Van Buren
Avenstoke Hickory Grove Ninevah Wayside
Ballard Houchin (hist.) Pleasant Grove (hist.)
Birdie Jefferies (hist.) Sidney (hist.)
Drydock Johnsonville Sinai

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18304,520
18405,45220.6%
18506,26014.8%
18607,40418.3%
18705,449−26.4%
18809,36171.8%
189010,61013.3%
190010,051−5.3%
191010,1460.9%
19209,982−1.6%
19308,494−14.9%
19408,9365.2%
19508,9840.5%
19608,618−4.1%
19709,3588.6%
198012,56734.3%
199014,57115.9%
200019,11131.2%
Est. 200720,8859.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21005.txt



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

Several genealogies have been published about Anderson County families, including:

  • [Catlett] Peters, Norman R. "Benjamin Robinson of Caroline County, VA. But Not the Clerk!" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2004):57-75; Vol. 48, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2004):120-139. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Reynolds] Tillman, Stephen Frederick. The Rennolds-Reynolds Family of Virginia and England, 1530-1948. Washington, D.C.: S.F. Tillman, 1959. FHL Book 929.273 R333t; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Physical Address:
The Anderson News
1080 Bypass South, Suite 3
Lawrenceburg, KY 40242
Phone: 502-839-6906
Fax: 502-839-3118

Obituaries

Probate

Wills at Anderson County KYGenWeb

Taxation

Vital Records

Anderson County KYGenWeb has the following on line:

Additional online resources:

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anderson 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).