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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky|Kentucky]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Carter_County,_Kentucky|Carter County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Carter County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:Carter_County_Kentucky_Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Carter County, Kentucky Courthouse, Grayson, Ky.]]
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{{KYDC}}
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Carter County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| county_map = Carter_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1838
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| founded date = February 9
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| seat wl = Grayson
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}}
  
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== Carter County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Carter County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
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[http://www.cartercounty.ky.gov/ Carter County Courthouse]<br>300 W Main Street<br>Grayson, KY 41143<br>Phone: 606.474.5188<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carter 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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== Carter County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1838'''--Carter County was created 9 February 1838&nbsp;from [[Greenup County, Kentucky|Greenup]] and [[Lawrence County, Kentucky|Lawrence]] Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Grayson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1838'''--Carter County was created 9 February 1838&nbsp;from [[Greenup County, Kentucky|Greenup]] and [[Lawrence County, Kentucky|Lawrence]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Grayson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Carter County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Gesling  
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grayson,_Kentucky Grayson]
 
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| North Branch  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Rowan County, Kentucky|Rowan]]
 
*[[Rowan County, Kentucky|Rowan]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Carter County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kycarter.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== 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/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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==== Bible  ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/bible/index.html Carter County Bible Records]
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==== Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc.  ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/journals/index.html Letters, Journals, Ledgers, Essays, and Diaries]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/charts/surname.html Carter County Surnames]<br>[http://gedcomindex.com/Towns/usky1023.html Sorted by Name.com-Carter County Kentucky]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*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://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=1010 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Carter County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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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/carter.html Carter 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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*The [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|358743|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Carter 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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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3833&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=46&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Carter 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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/cemetery/cem_index.html Carter County Kentucky Cemetery Index]
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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1840= 2905
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| 1850= 6241
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| 1860= 8516
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| 1870= 7509
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| 1880= 12345
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| 1890= 17204
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| 1900= 20228
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| 1910= 21966
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| 1920= 22474
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| 1930= 23839
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| 1940= 25545
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| 1950= 22559
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| 1960= 20817
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| 1970= 19850
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| 1980= 25060
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| 1990= 24340
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| 2000= 26889
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/kentucky/carter_county_census.htm Access Genealogy, Carter County Kentucky Census Records]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/census/1_index_census.html Carter County, KY Census Records]<br>[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/Carter/ Census Online, Carter County Kentucky]
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==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
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==== Court  ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/court/index.html Carter County Court Records]<br>[http://easternkentuckygenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/04/carter-county-kentucky-guardianship.html Eastern Kentucky Genealogy, "Carter County Kentucky Gaurdianship Bonds"]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/order_books/order_book_index/index.html Order Book Index]<br>
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==== Land  ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/court/allotment_of_dower/index.html Allowment of Dower]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/deeds/index.html Carter County Real Property Deeds and Leases]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/real_estate_mortgages/index.html Real Estate Mortgages]
  
==== Bible ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/bible/index.html Carter County Bible Records]
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==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc. ====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Kentucky Wikipedia-Carter County, Kentucky]
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/] ~ The Archives of Appalachia
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/journals/index.html Letters, Journals, Ledgers, Essays, and Diaries]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/charts/surname.html Carter County Surnames]<br>[http://gedcomindex.com/Towns/usky1023.html Sorted by Name.com-Carter County Kentucky]
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==== Maps  ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/cemetery/cem_index.html Carter County Kentucky Cemetery Index]
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==== Military  ====
  
==== Church ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/military/military.html Carter County Military Page]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
  
==== Census ====
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
  
[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/kentucky/carter_county_census.htm Access Genealogy, Carter County Kentucky Census Records]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/census/1_index_census.html Carter County, KY Census Records]<br>[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/Carter/ Census Online, Carter County Kentucky]<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
==== Court ====
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==== Newspaper  ====
  
[http://easternkentuckygenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/04/carter-county-kentucky-guardianship.html Eastern Kentucky Genealogy, "Carter County Kentucky Gaurdianship Bonds"]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/order_books/order_book_index/index.html Order Book Index]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/news/index.html Newspaper Articles and Newspaper Related Links]  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
  
'''Land'''
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/court/allotment_of_dower/index.html Allowment of Dower]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/deeds/index.html Carter County Real Property Deeds and Leases]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/real_estate_mortgages/index.html Real Estate Mortgages]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/obits/1_index_obits.html Carter County Obituaries]
  
'''Local Histories'''
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Kentucky Wikipedia-Carter County, Kentucky]
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==== Probate  ====
  
'''Maps'''
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*'''1835-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 3 (1835-1958)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
'''Military'''
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/affidavits_of_descent/affidavits_of_descent_index.html Carter County Affadavits of Descent]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/wills/index.html Carter County Wills]
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/military/military.html Carter County Military Page]
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==== Taxation  ====
  
'''Newspaper'''
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/tax/index.html Carter County Tax Records]
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/news/index.html Newspaper Articles and Newspaper Related Links]
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
==== Obituaries ====
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===== Birth =====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/obits/1_index_obits.html Carter County Obituaries]
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*'''1852-1862''' - Carter County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|C517201}} 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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*'''1875-1876''' - Carter County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517202}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
==== Probate ====
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===== Marriage =====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/affidavits_of_descent/affidavits_of_descent_index.html Carter County Affadavits of Descent]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/wills/index.html Carter County Wills]
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*'''1852-1862''' - Carter County Marriage Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|M517201}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Carter County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517203}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Carter County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517204}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Vital Records ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/birth/1_index_birth.html Carter County Kentucky Births]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/death/1_index_death.html Carter County Kentucky Deaths]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/marriage/1_index_marriage.html Carter County KY Marriages]<br>[http://www.kykinfolk.com/elliott/cartminx.htm Carter County, Kentucky Marriages 1839-1878]
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/birth/1_index_birth.html<br>http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/main_links/records.html<br>http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/death/1_index_death.html<br>http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/marriage/1_index_marriage.html<br>http://www.genealinks.com/marriages/ky.htm<br>http://www.kykinfolk.com/elliott/cartminx.htm<br>
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== Carter County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Carter County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/ Carter County Kentucky USGenWeb Project]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/ Carter County Kentucky USGenWeb Project]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195289&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Carter&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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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.
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Carter|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Carter/ Carter County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Carter County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
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Carter County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Carter County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1838 1852 1840 1838 1835
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Carter County Courthouse
300 W Main Street
Grayson, KY 41143
Phone: 606.474.5188[1]

Carter County Kentucky History

Parent County

1838--Carter County was created 9 February 1838 from Greenup and Lawrence Counties.
County seat: Grayson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Carter County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Access Fairview Hill Johns Run Rooney
Aden Fitch Lawton Rose Hill
Beech Grove Fultz Leon Smiths Creek
Beetle Garvin Ridge Limestone Smoky Valley
Boone Furnace Gesling McGlone Creek Soldier
Brinegar Globe Mount Savage Sophi
Carter Gollihue Mountain Top Stinson
Charlotte Furnace Grahn Music Straight Creek
Clark Hill Grayson North Branch The Crossroads (hist.)
Cory Gregoryville Offill's Mill (hist.) Upper Tygart
Counts Crossroads Hayward Olive Hill Wesleyville
Deevert Hitchins Pactolus Willard
Denton Iron Hill Poplar Williams Creek
Eby Jacobs Prater Wolf
Enterprise Jeriel Reedville

Neighboring Counties

Carter County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Bible

Carter County Bible Records

Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc.

Letters, Journals, Ledgers, Essays, and Diaries
Carter County Surnames
Sorted by Name.com-Carter County Kentucky

Cemeteries

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

  • 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 Interment.net
  • Carter 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. 

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18402,905
18506,241114.8%
18608,51636.5%
18707,509−11.8%
188012,34564.4%
189017,20439.4%
190020,22817.6%
191021,9668.6%
192022,4742.3%
193023,8396.1%
194025,5457.2%
195022,559−11.7%
196020,817−7.7%
197019,850−4.6%
198025,06026.2%
199024,340−2.9%
200026,88910.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21043.txt

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

Church

Court

Carter County Court Records
Eastern Kentucky Genealogy, "Carter County Kentucky Gaurdianship Bonds"
Order Book Index

Land

Allowment of Dower
Carter County Real Property Deeds and Leases
Real Estate Mortgages

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspaper

Obituaries

Probate

Carter County Affadavits of Descent
Carter County Wills

Taxation

Carter County Tax Records

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1862 - Carter County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch C517201 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875-1876 - Carter County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch C517202 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1862 - Carter County Marriage Index 1852-1862. Batch M517201 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Carter County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517203 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Carter County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517204 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
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Carter County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Carter County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Carter County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carter 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 3.4 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.