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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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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
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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

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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.


 

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