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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Christian_County,_Kentucky|Christian County]]''
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Guide to '''Christian County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Christian_County,_Kentucky|Christian County]]''
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== Christian County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
== Quick Dates  ==
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Christian County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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[[Image:ChristianKY.jpg|thumb|right|250x220px]]  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:{{KYChristiancourthouse}}]]
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== History  ==
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[http://www.christiancountyky.gov/qcms/home.asp Christian County Courthouse ]<br>511 S Main Street<br>Hopkinsville, KY 42240-2300<br>Phone: 270.887.4105<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Christian 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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== Christian County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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'''1864--'''A disaster destroyed most records.  
 
'''1864--'''A disaster destroyed most records.  
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Christian County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Apex  
 
| Apex  
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| Bennettstown  
 
| Bennettstown  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairview,_Christian_County,_Kentucky Fairview]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairview,_Christian_County,_Kentucky Fairview]  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Christian%2C+Hopkinsville|subject|disp=Hopkinsville}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Christian%2C+Hopkinsville|subject|disp=Hopkinsville}}  
 
| Peedee
 
| Peedee
 
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| Beverly  
 
| Beverly  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fearsville,_Kentucky Fearsville]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fearsville,_Kentucky Fearsville]  
 
| Howel  
 
| Howel  
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembroke,_Kentucky Pembroke]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembroke,_Kentucky Pembroke]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Christian%2C+Caskey|subject|disp=Casky}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Christian%2C+Caskey|subject|disp=Casky}}  
 
| Garrettsburg  
 
| Garrettsburg  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaFayette,_Kentucky LaFayette]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaFayette,_Kentucky LaFayette]  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Christian%2C+Sinking+Fork|subject|disp=Sinking Fork}}
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Christian%2C+Sinking+Fork|subject|disp=Sinking Fork}}
 
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| Church Hill  
 
| Church Hill  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gracey,_Kentucky Gracey]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gracey,_Kentucky Gracey]  
 
| Mannington  
 
| Mannington  
 
| West Brook
 
| West Brook
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*[[Trigg County, Kentucky|Trigg]]
 
*[[Trigg County, Kentucky|Trigg]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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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]]''  
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[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
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3849&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=68&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Christian 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=3849&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=68&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Christian 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.
  
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 1 page 11 - Barnes Cemetery<br>Vol. 1 page 13 - Dunning Farm Cemetery
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[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 1 page 11 - Barnes Cemetery<br>Vol. 1 page 13 - Dunning Farm Cemetery  
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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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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*'''[Adams]''' Maloney, James Hallett. "Drury Hatcher of Cumberland County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2005):243-256; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2006):51-59. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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*'''[Baker]''' Chapman, Peggy Brown. ''Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties &amp; Jackson Purchase, Kentucky''. Lubbock, Texas: P.B.&nbsp;Chapman, 1995. {{FHL|751704|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 B171cp}}.
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*'''[Cocke]''' Hart, Lyndon H. "The Cocke Family in Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):41-61; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):146-156; Vol. 44, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2000):203-215; Vol. 44, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2000):309-315; Vol. 45, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2001):23-36; Vol. 45, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2001):132-148; Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2001):208-219; Vol. 45, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2001):278-288; Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2002):42-46. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
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*'''[Finley]''' Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995)}}.
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*'''[Henry]''' Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,'' [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241797 Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):81-90]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241809 Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):190-213]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241823 Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):318-327]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241854 Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):437-447]; '''[http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241867 Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1895):67-79];''' [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241923 Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):414-416]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241942 Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):97-101]. Digitized by JSTOR - free.
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*'''[Sassin]''' Allen, Cameron. "Francois Sasin/Sassin of Manakin Town: The First Six Generations of the Sassin/Sasseen Family in America," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1993):3-17; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1993):99-116; Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):193-205; Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):259-271. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993)}}.
 
*'''[Shipp]''' Sanders, Walter R. ''The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Fa[u]quier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. {{FHL|34455|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL&nbsp;Film 875372 Item 5}}
 
*'''[Shipp]''' Sanders, Walter R. ''The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Fa[u]quier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. {{FHL|34455|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL&nbsp;Film 875372 Item 5}}
  
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*Fowler, W.T. ''Christian County, Kentucky''. Hopkinsville, Ky.: n.p., 1915. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-109-27905156 Kentuckiana Digital Library].  
 
*Fowler, W.T. ''Christian County, Kentucky''. Hopkinsville, Ky.: n.p., 1915. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-109-27905156 Kentuckiana Digital Library].  
*Perrin, William Henry. ''Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky: Historical and Biographical.'' Chicago; Louisville: F.A. Battey, 1884. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-73-27206924 Kentuckiana Digital Library].
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*Perrin, William Henry. ''Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky: Historical and Biographical.'' Chicago; Louisville: F.A. Battey, 1884. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-73-27206924 Kentuckiana Digital Library].  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
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==== Military  ====
 
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[[Image:450px-Latham Confederate Monument.jpg|thumb|right|230x345px]]
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*'''1874-2008''' - ''Kentucky New Era'' (Hopkinsville, Ky.) at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=0N-VGjzr574C Google News] - free.
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*'''1887-1912''' - ''Weekly Kentucky New Era'' (Hopkinsville, Ky.) at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=aXwx4OqTWR4C Google News] - free.
 
*[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]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*'''1797-1921''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books (1797-1921)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1797''' - "Christian County Tax List 1797," ''Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society'', Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2007):5-10. Digital version at {{FSbook|97081}}.
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*'''1798''' - "Christian County Tax List 1798," ''Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society'', Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2007):5-13. Digital version at {{FSbook|97081}}.
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*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*'''1852-1862''' - Christian County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|C517221}} 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''' - Christian County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517222}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1852-1860''' - Christian County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517221}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1861''' - Christian County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517225}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1874-1875''' - Christian County Marriage Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|M517223}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Christian County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517224}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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  
 
*[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/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/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  
 
*[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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*"Christian Co., KY Marriage Bonds through 1820," published in ''Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society'', Vol. 22 (2001), beginning on page 44. Digital version at {{FSbook|78498}} - free.
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
 
*[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  
 
*[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://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Hopkinsville Kentucky Family History Center]]
 
*[[Hopkinsville Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[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.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Christian/ Christian County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Christian/ Christian County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Christian County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
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Guide to Christian County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Christian County, Kentucky
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Founded December 13, 1796
County Seat Hopkinsville
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Contents

Christian County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Christian County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1797 1852 1810 1797 1797
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Christian County Courthouse
511 S Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240-2300
Phone: 270.887.4105[1]

Christian County Kentucky History

Parent County

1796--Christian County was created 13 December 1796 from Logan County.
County seat: Hopkinsville [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

1864--A disaster destroyed most records.

Christian County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Apex Dogwood Hawkins Merrittstown
Bainbridge Edgoten Hensleytown Newstead
Bakersport Empire Herndon Oak Grove
Barkers Mill Era Honey Grove Ovil
Bennettstown Fairview Hopkinsville Peedee
Beverly Fearsville Howel Pembroke
Binns Mill Fedelio Julien Pleasant Green Hill
Bluff Spring Fort Campbell Kelly Pleasant Hill
Carl Fruit Hill Kennedy Saint Elmo
Casky Garrettsburg LaFayette Sinking Fork
Church Hill Gracey Mannington West Brook
Crofton Haleys Mill Masonville

Neighboring Counties

Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Biographies

Cemeteries

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

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 1 page 11 - Barnes Cemetery
Vol. 1 page 13 - Dunning Farm Cemetery

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18002,318
181011,020375.4%
182010,459−5.1%
183012,68421.3%
184015,58722.9%
185019,58025.6%
186021,62710.5%
187023,2277.4%
188031,68236.4%
189034,1187.7%
190037,96211.3%
191038,8452.3%
192035,883−7.6%
193034,283−4.5%
194036,1295.4%
195042,35917.2%
196056,90434.3%
197056,224−1.2%
198066,87818.9%
199068,9413.1%
200072,2654.8%
Est. 200780,86811.9%
http://ksdc.louisville.edu/

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Adams] Maloney, James Hallett. "Drury Hatcher of Cumberland County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2005):243-256; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2006):51-59. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp.
  • [Cocke] Hart, Lyndon H. "The Cocke Family in Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):41-61; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):146-156; Vol. 44, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2000):203-215; Vol. 44, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2000):309-315; Vol. 45, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2001):23-36; Vol. 45, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2001):132-148; Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2001):208-219; Vol. 45, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2001):278-288; Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2002):42-46. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995).
  • [Henry] Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):81-90; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):190-213; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):318-327; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):437-447; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1895):67-79; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):414-416; Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):97-101. Digitized by JSTOR - free.
  • [Sassin] Allen, Cameron. "Francois Sasin/Sassin of Manakin Town: The First Six Generations of the Sassin/Sasseen Family in America," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1993):3-17; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1993):99-116; Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):193-205; Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):259-271. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993).
  • [Shipp] Sanders, Walter R. The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Fa[u]quier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL Film 875372 Item 5

Land

  • The KY Land Office
  • The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Christian County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
  1. Deed Book B: 1797-1815
  2. Deed Book C: 1810-1816

Local Histories

Maps

Military

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Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

  • 1797 - "Christian County Tax List 1797," Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2007):5-10. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • 1798 - "Christian County Tax List 1798," Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2007):5-13. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Christian County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[4] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1862 - Christian County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch C517221 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1874-1875 - Christian County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517222 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriage
  • 1852-1860 - Christian County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch M517221 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1852-1861 - Christian County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517225 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1874-1875 - Christian County Marriage Index 1874-1875. Batch M517223 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1876-1878 - Christian County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517224 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Unsorted

Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Christian County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Christian 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. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  4. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 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.