Carter County, Kentucky Genealogy

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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Carter&nbsp;County''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
 
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
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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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/cemetery/cem_index.html Carter County Kentucky Cemetery Index]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/cemetery/cem_index.html Carter County Kentucky Cemetery Index]
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<br>[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.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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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]  
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
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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]  
 
[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.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/military/military.html Carter County Military Page]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/military/military.html Carter County Military Page]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
  
==== Miscellaneous ====
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==== Miscellaneous ====
  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/news/index.html Newspaper Articles and Newspaper Related Links]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/news/index.html Newspaper Articles and Newspaper Related Links]  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/obits/1_index_obits.html Carter County Obituaries]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/obits/1_index_obits.html Carter County Obituaries]
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]  
*[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://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
*[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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate  
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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/birth/1_index_birth.html Carter County Kentucky Births]  
*[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/death/1_index_death.html Carter County Kentucky Deaths]  
*[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://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]  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births & 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/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths & Burials] ~ KY Deaths & Burials 1843 - 1970
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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  
*[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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*[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  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths & Marriages  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
*[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://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000  
*[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://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases  
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/ Carter County Kentucky USGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/ Carter County Kentucky USGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
*[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://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.  
*[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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*[http://usgenweb.org] USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Carter|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Carter|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Carter/ Carter County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Carter/ Carter County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

Revision as of 19:25, 18 January 2011


Carter County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 9, 1838
County Seat Grayson
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Carter County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

History

Parent County

1838--Carter County was created 9 February 1838 from Greenup and Lawrence Counties.  County seat: Grayson [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Resources

African American

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

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. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • 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




Access Genealogy, Carter County Kentucky Census Records
Carter County, KY Census Records
Census Online, Carter County Kentucky

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

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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