Bracken County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Revision as of 00:47, 22 August 2010

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Bracken County


County Courthouse

Bracken County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg


Parent County

1796--Bracken County was created 14 December 1796 from Campbell and Mason Counties.  County seat: Brooksville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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


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


African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:


Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • 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
  • Bracken 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. 




Local Histories





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


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).