Bracken County, Kentucky Genealogy

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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.  
 
*[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.  
 
may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
 
may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
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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.  
 
*[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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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Bracken County


Bracken County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Bracken County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 14, 1796
County Seat Brooksville
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Contents

County Courthouse

Bracken County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

History

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.

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

Resources

African American

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

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • [1] ~ The Archives of Appalachia

Maps

Military

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

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


References

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