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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Caldwell_County,_Kentucky|Caldwell County]]''  
 
''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Caldwell_County,_Kentucky|Caldwell County]]''  
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Guide to '''Caldwell County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== Quick Dates ==
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== Caldwell County Kentucky Courthouse ==
  
Caldwell County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
 
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
 
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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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== Caldwell County Kentucky History ==
 
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== County Courthouse ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/ Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb]  
 
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caldwell_County,_Kentucky Caldwell Co., Ky. Wikipedia]
*Caldwell County Courthouse Annex<br>105 W. Court Square<br>Princeton, Ky. 42445<br>
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/ Caldwell Co., Ky Cemeteries]
 
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[[Image:{{KYCaldwellcourthouse}}]]
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Caldwell County; 100 E Market St Rm 3; Princeton, KY 42445-1675; Ph. 270.365.6754 Details: (Co Clk has m, land &amp; pro rec from 1809 &amp; mil dis rec; Clk Cir ct has div &amp; ct rec)
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== History  ==
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*Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/]  
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*Caldwell Co., Ky. Wikipedia&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caldwell_County,_Kentucky  
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*Caldwell Co.,&nbsp;Ky Cemeteries&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/
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==== 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  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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The courthouse fire on 15 Dec 1864 destroyed some records  
 
The courthouse fire on 15 Dec 1864 destroyed some records  
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Caldwell County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*[[Webster County, Kentucky|Webster]]
 
*[[Webster County, Kentucky|Webster]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kycaldwell.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
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==== 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;
  
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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{{Census|Kentucky}}  
  
 
==== 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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/clerkrecordsearch.htm Caldwell Co. Ky. County Clerk records] search, some images available
*1835 Court Minutes &nbsp;http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldcocourtrecs.html  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/caldwell/court/court-004.txt US GenWeb Archives 1810 Court Records]  
*Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb Archives&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldcocourtrecs.html 1835 Court Minutes]
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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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*'''[Flournoy]''' Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,'' [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241797 Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):81-90]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241809 Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):190-213]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241823 Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):318-327]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241854 Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):437-447]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241867 Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1895):67-79]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241923 Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):414-416]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241942 Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):97-101]. Digitized by JSTOR - free.
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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}}  
 
*'''[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)}}.
 
*'''[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)}}.
  
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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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===== Birth =====
*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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*KY Vital records Project&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://kyvitals.com/index.php http://kyvitals.com/index.php]
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*Caldwell Co., Ky. Unmarked Burials&nbsp; [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/unmarkedburials.html http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/unmarkedburials.html]
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*Caldwell Co., Ky. County Court Records http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/clerkrecordsearch.htm
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*Ky Vital records Index&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/
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*Caldwell Co., Ky. Message Board&nbsp; http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.counties.caldwell/mb.ashx
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*Morgan's Funeral&nbsp; Home (Recent Obits)&nbsp; http://www.morgansfuneralhome.com/?pagetype=memlist
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*Census Records
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*'''1852-1861''' - Caldwell County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517161}} 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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*'''1874-1875''' - Caldwell County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517162}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1911-1930''' - Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/cldwellbths.html Birth Records 1911-1930]
  
*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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===== Marriage  =====
*Glenn Martin Genealogy Research Library&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/genealogycenter.html http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/genealogycenter.html]
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*Caldwell Co., Ky. Historical Society [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/cldwellhistsoc.html http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/cldwellhistsoc.html]
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*Caldwell Co., Ky. Genealogy Society&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldgensoc.html http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldgensoc.html]
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*Fredonia Valley Heritage Society&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/fredvalleyhertsoc.html http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/fredvalleyhertsoc.html]
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Caldwell County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517161}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1878''' - Caldwell County Marriage Index 1878. Batch {{IGI|M517163}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*Unknown dates, part of the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/clerkrecordsearch.htm Caldwell Co., Ky. County Clerk records search]
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*[http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi KY Death Records]
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*[http://kyvitals.com/index.php Vital records Project]
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/unmarkedburials.html Caldwell Co., Ky. Unmarked Burials]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/clerkrecordsearch.htm Caldwell Co., Ky. County Court Records]
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Ky Vital records Index]
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*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.counties.caldwell/mb.ashx Caldwell Co., Ky. Message Board]
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*[http://www.morgansfuneralhome.com/?pagetype=memlist Morgan's Funeral Home (Recent Obits)]
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== Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www2.youseemore.com/georgecoon/Default.asp George Coon Public Library]
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/genealogycenter.html Glenn Martin Genealogy Research Library]
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/cldwellhistsoc.html Caldwell Co., Ky. Historical Society]
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldgensoc.html Caldwell Co., Ky. Genealogy Society]
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/fredvalleyhertsoc.html Fredonia Valley Heritage Society]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
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== Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Caldwell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
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Revision as of 19:12, 8 April 2013

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Guide to Caldwell County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded January 31, 1809
County Seat Princeton
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Contents

Caldwell County Kentucky 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]

Caldwell County Kentucky 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

Caldwell County Kentucky 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

Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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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

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Times Leader Newspaper

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Caldwell County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517161 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1875 - Caldwell County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517162 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1911-1930 - Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb Birth Records 1911-1930
Marriage
Unsorted

Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

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

Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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.