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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Guide to '''Anderson County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.
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= County Courthouse  =
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== Anderson County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Anderson County, Kentucky Couthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]] located at 151 Main Street,  
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 Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Anderson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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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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== Anderson County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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'''1859, 1915--'''Disasters destroyed most records.  
 
'''1859, 1915--'''Disasters destroyed most records.  
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Anderson County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Alton  
 
| Alton  
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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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*[[Franklin County, Kentucky|Franklin]]  
 
*[[Franklin County, Kentucky|Franklin]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Shelby]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Shelby]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Jefferson County]][[Mercer County, Kentucky|Mercer]]  
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*[[Mercer County, Kentucky|Mercer]]  
 
*[[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson]]  
 
*[[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson]]  
 
*[[Spencer County, Kentucky|Spencer]]  
 
*[[Spencer County, Kentucky|Spencer]]  
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*[[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford]]
 
*[[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Anderson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
==== African American  ====
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[[Image:Kyanderson.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
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==== African Americans  ====
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''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky African Americans|Kentucky African Americans]]''
  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
 
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
 
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/african_american_records.htm African American Records]&nbsp;at Anderson County KYGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/african_american_records.htm African American Records]&nbsp;at Anderson County KYGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
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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 *{{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.  
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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.
  
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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.  
 
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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[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.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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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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==== 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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1859''' - Anderson County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517031}} 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''' - Anderson County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517032}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Anderson County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517033}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1831-1866''' - Anderson County Marriage Index 1831-1866. Batch {{IGI|M539941}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1837-1847''' - Anderson County Marriage Index 1837-1847. Batch {{IGI|M539942}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1848-1865''' - Anderson County Marriage Index 1848-1865. Batch {{IGI|M539943}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1859''' - Anderson County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517031}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Anderson County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517034}} (broken link) at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Anderson County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517035}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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Anderson County KYGenWeb has the following on line:  
 
Anderson County KYGenWeb has the following on line:  
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/birth%20records/births.html Births]  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/birth%20records/births.html Births]  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/marriages/marriages.toc.htm Marriages]  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/marriages/marriages.toc.htm Marriages]  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/anderson/death.toc/death.html Death Records and Obituaries]  
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*[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.
 
*[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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== Anderson 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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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Anderson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/anderson/anderson.html Anderson County KY Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/anderson/anderson.html Anderson County KY Archives]  
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*[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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== Anderson County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
 
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Revision as of 17:53, 27 March 2013

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

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

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

Anderson County Kentucky 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]

Anderson County Kentucky 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.

Anderson County Kentucky 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

Anderson County Kentucky Genealogy 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

Birth
  • 1852-1859 - Anderson County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517031 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Anderson County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517032 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Anderson County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517033 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1831-1866 - Anderson County Marriage Index 1831-1866. Batch M539941 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1837-1847 - Anderson County Marriage Index 1837-1847. Batch M539942 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1848-1865 - Anderson County Marriage Index 1848-1865. Batch M539943 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1852-1859 - Anderson County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517031 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Anderson County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517034 (broken link) at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Anderson County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517035 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Anderson County KYGenWeb has the following on line:

Additional online resources:

Anderson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Anderson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Anderson County Kentucky Genealogy 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 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.