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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Kentucky|Kentucky&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Bracken_County,_Kentucky|Bracken County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Bracken County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.
  
== History  ==
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{{KYDC}}
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Bracken County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/bracken/ Bracken Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Bracken_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1796
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| founded date = December 14
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| seat wl = Brooksville
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}}
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== Bracken County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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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" | '''[[Bracken County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bracken County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bracken County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bracken County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bracken County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bracken County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1797
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1797
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1797
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:Bracken County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Bracken County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]]
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[http://brackencountyclerk.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx Bracken County Courthouse]<br>116 W Miami Street PO Box 147<br>Brooksville, KY 41004<br>Phone: 606-735-2952<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bracken 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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== Bracken County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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'''1848--'''A disaster caused the loss of some records.  
 
'''1848--'''A disaster caused the loss of some records.  
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Bracken County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195244&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bracken%2C+Augusta&columns=*,0,0 Augusta]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bracken%2C+Augusta|subject|disp=Augusta}}
 
| Cumminsville  
 
| Cumminsville  
 
| Parina (hist.)  
 
| Parina (hist.)  
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| Berlin  
 
| Berlin  
| Germantown
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germantown,_Kentucky Germantown]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195246&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bracken%2C+Powersville&columns=*,0,0 Powersville]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bracken%2C+Brooksville|subject|disp=Brooksville}}
 
| Milford  
 
| Milford  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195247&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bracken%2C+Stepstone&columns=*,0,0 Stepstone]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Harrison County, Kentucky|Harrison]]  
 
*[[Harrison County, Kentucky|Harrison]]  
 
*[[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason]]  
 
*[[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason]]  
*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229361906125_146" />]]
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*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton]]  
 
*[[Robertson County, Kentucky|Robertson]]
 
*[[Robertson County, Kentucky|Robertson]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Bracken County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kybracken.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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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]]''
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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
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bracken.html Bracken 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;
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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*[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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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=995 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Bracken County ]and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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*{{FHL|540753|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Bell 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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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3722&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Bell 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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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1800= 2606
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| 1810= 3706
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| 1820= 5280
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| 1830= 6518
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| 1840= 7053
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| 1850= 8903
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| 1860= 11021
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| 1870= 11409
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| 1880= 13509
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| 1890= 12369
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| 1900= 12137
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| 1910= 10308
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| 1920= 10210
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| 1930= 9616
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| 1940= 9389
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| 1950= 8424
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| 1960= 7422
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| 1970= 7227
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| 1980= 7738
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| 1990= 7766
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| 2000= 8279
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| estimate=8655
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| estyear=2006
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21023.txt
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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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  ====
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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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*[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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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Owens]''' Owens, David Hatfield. ''Owens Family of Virginia (Richmond, King George, Stafford, Prince William, Fauquier Counties) and Kentucky (Mason, Lewis, Fleming, Bracken, Mercer, Boyle Counties)''. Ann Arbor, Mich.: D.H. Owens, 1991. {{FHL|502871|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Ow2od 1991}}
  
 
==== 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://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]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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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===== Civil War  =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[7th_Cavalry_Regiment_(Confederate)|7th Cavalry Regiment, Kentucky (Confederate)]]. Company A.
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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  ====
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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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*'''1798-1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to I (1798-1866)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Bracken County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
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#[http://www.copies1918.com/bracken-a.html Will Book A: 1798-1815]
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#[http://www.copies1918.com/bracken-b.html Will Book B: 1815-1823]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1799''' - 1799 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Bracken County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517111}} 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''' - Bracken County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517112}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1796-1851''' - ''Record of Marriages of Bracken County, Kentucky, 1796-1851.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|938574}} - free.
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*'''1852-1861''' - Bracken County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517111}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Bracken County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517113}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Bracken County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517114}} 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
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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
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== Bracken County Kentucky Genealogy 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  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Bracken County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*[http://usgenweb.org] USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Boone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Boone/ Boone County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195243&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bracken&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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== References  ==
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== Bracken County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
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Guide to Bracken County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.

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Bracken County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded December 14, 1796
County Seat Brooksville
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Contents

Bracken County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Bracken County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1797 1852 1810 1797 1797
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Bracken County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Bracken County Courthouse
116 W Miami Street PO Box 147
Brooksville, KY 41004
Phone: 606-735-2952[1]

Bracken County Kentucky History

Parent County

1796--Bracken County was created 14 December 1796 from Campbell and Mason Counties.  County seat: Brooksville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1848--A disaster caused the loss of some records.

Bracken County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Augusta Cumminsville Parina (hist.) Stoney Point
Belmont (hist.) Foster Petra Wellsburg
Berlin Germantown Powersville Willow
Bladeston Gertrude Rock Springs Willow Grove
Bradford Johnsville Santa Fe Woolcott
Bridgeville Lenoxburg South Higginsport
Brooksville Milford Stepstone
Chatham Neave Stonewall











Neighboring Counties

Bracken County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18002,606
18103,70642.2%
18205,28042.5%
18306,51823.4%
18407,0538.2%
18508,90326.2%
186011,02123.8%
187011,4093.5%
188013,50918.4%
189012,369−8.4%
190012,137−1.9%
191010,308−15.1%
192010,210−1.0%
19309,616−5.8%
19409,389−2.4%
19508,424−10.3%
19607,422−11.9%
19707,227−2.6%
19807,7387.1%
19907,7660.4%
20008,2796.6%
Est. 20068,6554.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21023.txt

For tips on accessing Bracken County, Kentucky census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

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
  • [Owens] Owens, David Hatfield. Owens Family of Virginia (Richmond, King George, Stafford, Prince William, Fauquier Counties) and Kentucky (Mason, Lewis, Fleming, Bracken, Mercer, Boyle Counties). Ann Arbor, Mich.: D.H. Owens, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 Ow2od 1991

Land

Local Histories

  • [1] ~ The Archives of Appalachia

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Bracken 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 Bracken County, Kentucky:

- 7th Cavalry Regiment, Kentucky (Confederate). Company A.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Bracken County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book A: 1798-1815
  2. Will Book B: 1815-1823

Taxation

  • 1799 - 1799 Tax List of Bracken County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Bracken County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517111 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Bracken County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517112 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1796-1851 - Record of Marriages of Bracken County, Kentucky, 1796-1851. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1852-1861 - Bracken County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517111 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Bracken County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517113 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1878 - Bracken County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517114 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Unsorted

Bracken County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Bracken County Kentucky Genealogy Websites


Bracken County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bracken 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. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.