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Guide to '''Bath 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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== Bath County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
 
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[[Image:Bath County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]][http://www.bathcounty.ky.gov/ Bath County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 609<br>Owingsville, KY 40350<br>Phone: 606.674.2613<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bath, Kentucky page 268, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[[Image:Bath County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]][http://www.bathcounty.ky.gov/ Bath County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 609<br>Owingsville, KY 40350<br>Phone: 606.674.2613<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bath, Kentucky page 268, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
=== History  ===
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== Bath County Kentucky History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1864,1964--'''Disasters destroyed many records.  
 
'''1864,1964--'''Disasters destroyed many records.  
  
=== Places / Localities  ===
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== Bath County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
 
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*[[Rowan County, Kentucky|Rowan]]
 
*[[Rowan County, Kentucky|Rowan]]
  
=== Resources  ===
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== Bath County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== African Americans  ====
 
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==== Church  ====
 
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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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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*'''[Breckenridge]''' Kennedy, Mary Selden. ''Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families''. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X6xRAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini01kenn Internet Archive] | Vol. 2 at {{FSbook|96908}};[http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini00kenn Internet Archive]; {{FHL|29009|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Se48k}}.
  
 
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives] ~ The Archives of Appalachia
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives] ~ The Archives of Appalachia
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company F.
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:- [[9th_Regiment,_Kentucky_Cavalry_(Confederate)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company F.
  
 
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm&nbsp;
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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*'''1852-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Estate Settlement Books 1 to 24 (1852-1945)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1852-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Estate Settlement Books 1 to 24 (1852-1945)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
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*'''1852-1859''' - Bath County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517061}} 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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*'''1875''' - Bath County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517062}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1860''' - Bath County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517061}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Bath County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517063}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Bath County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517064}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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  
 
*[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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*[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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== Bath 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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*[[Owingsville Kentucky Family History Center]]
 
*[[Owingsville Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
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== Bath 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.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Bath/ Bath County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Bath/ Bath County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Bath County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.

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Bath County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1811
County Seat Owingsville
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Contents

Bath County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Bath County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1792 1852 1820 1811 1811
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Bath County Courthouse
PO Box 609
Owingsville, KY 40350
Phone: 606.674.2613[1]

Bath County Kentucky History

Parent County

1811--Bath County was created 15 January 1811 from Montgomery County.
County seat: Owingsville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864,1964--Disasters destroyed many records.

Bath County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Bethel Oakla Polksville Sharpsburg
Clear Creek Furnace Olympia Preston Slate Valley
Jackson Schoolhouse (hist.) Owingsville Reynoldsville Wyoming
Kendall Springs (hist.) Peasticks Salt Lick
Midland Pebble

Neighboring Counties

Bath County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Biographies

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

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Bath Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18207,961
18308,79910.5%
18409,76311.0%
185012,11524.1%
186012,1130%
187010,145−16.2%
188011,98218.1%
189012,8136.9%
190014,73415.0%
191013,988−5.1%
192011,996−14.2%
193011,075−7.7%
194011,4513.4%
195010,410−9.1%
19609,114−12.4%
19709,2351.3%
198010,0258.6%
19909,692−3.3%
200011,08514.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21011.txt


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

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 Bath 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.

  • [1] ~ The Archives of Appalachia

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Bath 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 Bath County, Kentucky:

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

Miscellaneous

Newspapers


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

Obituaries

Probate

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

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 Bath County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Bath 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
  • 1852-1859 - Bath County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517061 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Bath County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517062 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1860 - Bath County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch M517061 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Bath County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517063 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Bath County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517064 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
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Bath County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Bath County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Bath County Kentucky Genealogy References

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