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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Caldwell_County,_Kentucky|Caldwell County]]''  
 
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== Quick Dates ==
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== County Courthouse ==
 
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Caldwell County's civil records start the following years:
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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" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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[http://www.caldwellcounty.ky.gov/ Caldwell County Courthouse]<br>100 East Market Street Room 3<br>Princeton, Ky 42445-1675<br>Phone: 270.365.6754<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caldway County, Kentucky page 269, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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*Caldwell County Courthouse Annex<br>105 W. Court Square<br>Princeton, Ky. 42445<br>
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[[Image:{{KYCaldwellcourthouse}}]]
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
*Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/ Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb]  
*Caldwell Co., Ky. Wikipedia&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caldwell_County,_Kentucky  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caldwell_County,_Kentucky Caldwell Co., Ky. Wikipedia]
*Caldwell Co.,&nbsp;Ky Cemeteries&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/ Caldwell Co., Ky Cemeteries]
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1809'''--Caldwell County was&nbsp;created 31 January 1809&nbsp;from [[Livingston County, Kentucky|Livingston]] County. <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Princeton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1809'''--Caldwell County was created 31 January 1809 from [[Livingston County, Kentucky|Livingston]] County. <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Princeton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
Was formed from Livingston County in 1809. Before that, modern-day Caldwell County was part of Christian, Logan, and Lincoln Counties--Lincoln County being one of the three original counties in Kentucky. &nbsp;<br>
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Was formed from Livingston County in 1809. Before that, modern-day Caldwell County was part of Christian, Logan, and Lincoln Counties--Lincoln County being one of the three original counties in Kentucky. &nbsp;<br>  
  
*Ky. County Formations http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~harrisonrep/Census/kycounty.htm<br>
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~harrisonrep/Census/kycounty.htm Ky. County Formations]
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
  
''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky African Americans|Kentucky 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/Caldwell/caldwell.htm Caldwell Co., Ky. African American Griots]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/Caldwell/caldwell.htm Caldwell Co., Ky. African American Griots]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*Caldwell Co., KY Cemeteries&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/ http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/]
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/ Caldwell Co., KY Cemeteries]
*Ken Gilkey list of Caldwell Co., Cemeteries and their location http://www.westernkyhistory.org/crittenden/caldcem.html
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/crittenden/caldcem.html Ken Gilkey list of Caldwell Co., Cemeteries and their location]
  
 
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
  
 
*[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.
 
*[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=1005 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Caldwell County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1005 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Caldwell County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
  
*[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://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://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/caldwell.html Caldwell 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;
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/caldwell.html Caldwell 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;
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|448373|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Caldwell 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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*The[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|448373|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Caldwell 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.
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3811&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=83&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Caldwell 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.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3811&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=83&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Caldwell 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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==== Churches  ====
 
==== Churches  ====
  
*Some Caldwell Co., Ky. Churches&nbsp; [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/ http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/]
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/ Some Caldwell Co., Ky. Churches]
  
*Caldwell Co., Ky. Churches&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;http://princetonky.org/Churches.htm
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*[http://princetonky.org/Churches.htm Caldwell Co., Ky. Churches]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*Caldwell Co., Ky. Circuit Court&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Caldwell/ http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Caldwell/]  
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Caldwell/ Caldwell Co., Ky. Circuit Court]  
*Fiscal Court&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.caldwellcounty.ky.gov/departments/fiscal.htm http://www.caldwellcounty.ky.gov/departments/fiscal.htm]
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*[http://www.caldwellcounty.ky.gov/departments/fiscal.htm Fiscal Court]
*Caldwell Co., Ky. County Court Clerk&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.caldwellcounty.ky.gov/elected/coclerk.htm http://www.caldwellcounty.ky.gov/elected/coclerk.htm]  
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*[http://www.caldwellcounty.ky.gov/elected/coclerk.htm Caldwell Co., Ky. County Court Clerk]  
*US GenWeb Archives 1810 Court Records&nbsp; [http://files.usgwarchives.org/ky/caldwell/court/court-004.txt http://files.usgwarchives.org/ky/caldwell/court/court-004.txt]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/caldwell/court/court-004.txt US GenWeb Archives 1810 Court Records]  
*1835 Court Minutes &nbsp;http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldcocourtrecs.html  
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldcocourtrecs.html 1835 Court Minutes]
*Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb Archives&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb Archives]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[Baker]''' Chapman, Peggy Brown. ''Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties &amp; Jackson Purchase, Kentucky''. Lubbock, Texas: P.B.&nbsp;Chapman, 1995. {{FHL|751704|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 B171cp}}
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*'''[Baker]''' Chapman, Peggy Brown. ''Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties &amp; Jackson Purchase, Kentucky''. Lubbock, Texas: P.B.&nbsp;Chapman, 1995. {{FHL|751704|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 B171cp}}  
*'''[Gilkey]''' Gilkey, Kenneth Edward. ''Gilkeys of Early Kentucky 1780-2000: This Book Focuses Primarily on William Gilkey of Caldwell Co., Ky. and His Descendants and His Brothers, David Gilkey of Union County, Ky. and John Gilkey of Nelson Co. Ky. and Their Descendants''. Newburgh, Ind.: K.E. Gilkey, 2000. {{FHL|1801957|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 G397g}}
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*'''[Gilkey]''' Gilkey, Kenneth Edward. ''Gilkeys of Early Kentucky 1780-2000: This Book Focuses Primarily on William Gilkey of Caldwell Co., Ky. and His Descendants and His Brothers, David Gilkey of Union County, Ky. and John Gilkey of Nelson Co. Ky. and Their Descendants''. Newburgh, Ind.: K.E. Gilkey, 2000. {{FHL|1801957|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 G397g}}  
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*'''[Sassin]''' Allen, Cameron. "Francois Sasin/Sassin of Manakin Town: The First Six Generations of the Sassin/Sasseen Family in America," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1993):3-17; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1993):99-116; Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):193-205; Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):259-271. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993)}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*Caldwell Co., Ky. Reference Map&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ReferenceMapFramesetServlet?_bm=y&-geo_id=05000US21033&-_yp=1997%20Economic%20Census&-tree_id=961&-_lang=en http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ReferenceMapFramesetServlet?_bm=y&amp;-geo_id=05000US21033&amp;-_yp=1997%20Economic%20Census&amp;-tree_id=961&amp;-_lang=en]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/maps/ United States Digital Map Library]
*United States Digital Map Library&nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/maps/  
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*[http://revenue.ky.gov/taxpro/CountyInformation/caldwellco/ Department of Revenue]
*Department of Revenue&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://revenue.ky.gov/taxpro/CountyInformation/caldwellco/ http://revenue.ky.gov/taxpro/CountyInformation/caldwellco/]
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Military Caldwell Co., Ky. Cemeteries&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/ http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/]  
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/ Military Caldwell Co., Ky. Cemeteries]  
*WW II Memorial- Caldwell&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=registry.asp&subpage=search&drawtable=YES&Lastname=&firstname=&hometown=Princeton&state=KY&dbcode=&curpage=1 http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=registry.asp&amp;subpage=search&amp;drawtable=YES&amp;Lastname=&amp;firstname=&amp;hometown=Princeton&amp;state=KY&amp;dbcode=&amp;curpage=1]  
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*[http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=registry.asp&subpage=search&drawtable=YES&Lastname=&firstname=&hometown=Princeton&state=KY&dbcode=&curpage=1 WW II Memorial- Caldwell]  
*WWII Memorial- Fredonia&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=registry.asp&subpage=search&drawtable=YES&Lastname=&firstname=&hometown=Fredonia&state=KY&dbcode=&curpage=1 http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=registry.asp&amp;subpage=search&amp;drawtable=YES&amp;Lastname=&amp;firstname=&amp;hometown=Fredonia&amp;state=KY&amp;dbcode=&amp;curpage=1]  
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*[http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=registry.asp&subpage=search&drawtable=YES&Lastname=&firstname=&hometown=Fredonia&state=KY&dbcode=&curpage=1 WWII Memorial- Fredonia]  
*Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb Military Research http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/cindexmilitary.htm  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/cindexmilitary.htm Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb Military Research]
*KyGenWeb Archives&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html KyGenWeb Archives]
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
Times Leader Newspaper&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.timesleader.net/articles/sections/main/ http://www.timesleader.net/articles/sections/main/]  
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[http://www.timesleader.net/articles/sections/main/ Times Leader Newspaper]  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1809-1968''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to G (1809-1968)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*US GenWeb Archives Tax Lists&nbsp; [http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html US GenWeb Archives Tax Lists]  
*1857-58 Delinquent Tax List&nbsp; [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldcocourtrecs.html http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldcocourtrecs.html]
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldcocourtrecs.html 1857-58 Delinquent Tax List]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*Birth Records 1911-1930&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/cldwellbths.html  
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*Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/cldwellbths.html Birth Records 1911-1930]
*KY Death Records&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi]  
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*[http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi KY Death Records]  
*KY Vital records Project&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://kyvitals.com/index.php http://kyvitals.com/index.php]  
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*[http://kyvitals.com/index.php Vital records Project]  
*Caldwell Co., Ky. Unmarked Burials&nbsp; [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/unmarkedburials.html http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/unmarkedburials.html]
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/unmarkedburials.html Caldwell Co., Ky. Unmarked Burials]
*Caldwell Co., Ky. County Court Records http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/clerkrecordsearch.htm  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/clerkrecordsearch.htm Caldwell Co., Ky. County Court Records]
*Ky Vital records Index&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/  
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Ky Vital records Index]
*Caldwell Co., Ky. Message Board&nbsp; http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.counties.caldwell/mb.ashx  
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*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.counties.caldwell/mb.ashx Caldwell Co., Ky. Message Board]
*Morgan's Funeral&nbsp; Home (Recent Obits)&nbsp; http://www.morgansfuneralhome.com/?pagetype=memlist  
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*[http://www.morgansfuneralhome.com/?pagetype=memlist Morgan's Funeral Home (Recent Obits)]
*Census Records
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*George Coon Public Library&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www2.youseemore.com/georgecoon/Default.asp http://www2.youseemore.com/georgecoon/Default.asp]?
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*[http://www2.youseemore.com/georgecoon/Default.asp George Coon Public Library]  
*Glenn Martin Genealogy Research Library&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/genealogycenter.html http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/genealogycenter.html]
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/genealogycenter.html Glenn Martin Genealogy Research Library]
*Caldwell Co., Ky. Historical Society [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/cldwellhistsoc.html http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/cldwellhistsoc.html]
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/cldwellhistsoc.html Caldwell Co., Ky. Historical Society]
*Caldwell Co., Ky. Genealogy Society&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldgensoc.html http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldgensoc.html]
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldgensoc.html Caldwell Co., Ky. Genealogy Society]
*Fredonia Valley Heritage Society&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/fredvalleyhertsoc.html http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/fredvalleyhertsoc.html]
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/fredvalleyhertsoc.html Fredonia Valley Heritage Society]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Caldwell County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1808 1852 1810 1811 1809
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Caldwell County Courthouse
100 East Market Street Room 3
Princeton, Ky 42445-1675
Phone: 270.365.6754[1]

History

Parent County

1809--Caldwell County was created 31 January 1809 from Livingston County.
County seat: Princeton [2]

Boundary Changes

Was formed from Livingston County in 1809. Before that, modern-day Caldwell County was part of Christian, Logan, and Lincoln Counties--Lincoln County being one of the three original counties in Kentucky.  

Record Loss

The courthouse fire on 15 Dec 1864 destroyed some records

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Bakers Enon McGowan Ruth
Baldwin ford Farmersville Midway Scottsburg
Cedar Bluff Flat Rock Needmore Smith Ford
Claxton Fredonia Otter Pond The Bluff
Cobb Friendship Princeton Tom Gray Ford
Creswell Harper Ford Pumpkin Center Utley Ford
Crider Hopson Quinn Walche Cut
Crowtown Lakeshore Rufus White Sulphur
Dulaney Lewistown

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

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Cemeteries

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

  • 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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18104,268
18209,022111.4%
18308,324−7.7%
184010,36524.5%
185013,04825.9%
18609,318−28.6%
187010,82616.2%
188011,2824.2%
189013,18616.9%
190014,51010.0%
191014,063−3.1%
192013,975−0.6%
193013,781−1.4%
194014,4995.2%
195013,199−9.0%
196013,073−1.0%
197013,1790.8%
198013,4732.2%
199013,232−1.8%
200013,060−1.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21033.txt

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

Churches

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
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp
  • [Gilkey] Gilkey, Kenneth Edward. Gilkeys of Early Kentucky 1780-2000: This Book Focuses Primarily on William Gilkey of Caldwell Co., Ky. and His Descendants and His Brothers, David Gilkey of Union County, Ky. and John Gilkey of Nelson Co. Ky. and Their Descendants. Newburgh, Ind.: K.E. Gilkey, 2000. FHL Book 929.273 G397g
  • [Sassin] Allen, Cameron. "Francois Sasin/Sassin of Manakin Town: The First Six Generations of the Sassin/Sasseen Family in America," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1993):3-17; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1993):99-116; Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):193-205; Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):259-271. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993).

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Times Leader Newspaper

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caldway County, Kentucky page 269, 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).