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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Clark_County,_Kentucky|Clark County]]''  
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Guide to '''Clark County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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== Clark County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Clark County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]] [http://www.clarkcoky.com/ Clark County Courthouse]<br>34 S Main Street Rm 103<br>Winchester, KY 40391-2600<br>Phone: 606.745.0282<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark 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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[[Image:Clark County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]] [http://www.clarkcoky.com/ Clark County Courthouse]<br>34 S Main Street Rm 103<br>Winchester, KY 40391-2600<br>Phone: 859.745.0282<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark 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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== History  ==
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== Clark County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1792'''--Clark County was&nbsp;created 6 December 1792&nbsp;from [[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]] and [[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Winchester <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1792'''--Clark County was&nbsp;created 6 December 1792&nbsp;from [[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bourbon]] and [[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Winchester <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-counties.html#courthouse Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Clark County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]]  
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*[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bourbon]]  
*[[Estill County, Kentucky|Estill]]  
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*[[Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy|Estill]]  
*[[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette]]  
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*[[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette]]  
*[[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]]  
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*[[Madison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Madison]]  
*[[Montgomery County, Kentucky|Montgomery]]  
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*[[Montgomery County, Kentucky Genealogy|Montgomery]]  
*[[Powell County, Kentucky|Powell<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229374028937_365" />]]
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*[[Powell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Powell]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Clark County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyclark.png|thumb|right|400px|Kyclark.png]]
  
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
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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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1013 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Clark 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=1013 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Clark County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|437147|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Clark County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
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*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FamilySearch Catalog/frameset_fhlc.asp FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|437147|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Clark County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3851&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=19&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Clark 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=3851&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=19&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Clark 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.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online<br>
 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22787 Third census of the United States (1810 census), Clark County, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
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[[Image:Khp.jpg|right|300x290px|Kentucky Horse Park]]
  
 
*'''[Hall]''' Hayden, Richard A. "Early Hall Family Pioneers of Frederick County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):163-174. 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)}}.  
 
*'''[Hall]''' Hayden, Richard A. "Early Hall Family Pioneers of Frederick County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):163-174. 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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*'''[Hickman]''' Jones, L.H. ''Captain Roger Jones of London and Virginia, Some of His Antecedents and Descendants: With Appreciative Notice of Other Families, viz.: Bathurst, Belford, Browning, Carter, Catesby, Cocke, Graham, Fauntleroy, Hickman, Hoskins, Latane, Lewis, Meriwether, Skelton, Walker, Waring, Woodford, and Others''. Albany, N.Y.:&nbsp;Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers, 1891.&nbsp;Digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=7B1WAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/captainrogerjone00jone Internet Archives]. 1911 edition: {{FHL|381040|item|disp=FHL Film 1321070 Item 1}}; 1985 reprint:&nbsp;{{FHL|324517|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 J71jL 1985}}.
 
*'''[Hickman]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.  
 
*'''[Hickman]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.  
 
*'''[Hickman]''' Fay, Mary Smith. "The Three James Hickmans: Identifying Revolutionary War Veterans," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1997):52-54. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.  
 
*'''[Hickman]''' Fay, Mary Smith. "The Three James Hickmans: Identifying Revolutionary War Veterans," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1997):52-54. 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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*'''[Jones]''' Jones, L.H. ''Captain Roger Jones of London and Virginia, Some of His Antecedents and Descendants: With Appreciative Notice of Other Families, viz.: Bathurst, Belford, Browning, Carter, Catesby, Cocke, Graham, Fauntleroy, Hickman, Hoskins, Latane, Lewis, Meriwether, Skelton, Walker, Waring, Woodford, and Others''. Albany, N.Y.:&nbsp;Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers, 1891.&nbsp;Digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=7B1WAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/captainrogerjone00jone Internet Archives]. 1911 edition: {{FHL|381040|item|disp=FHL Film 1321070 Item 1}}; 1985 reprint:&nbsp;{{FHL|324517|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 J71jL 1985}}.
 
*'''[Lampton]''' Keith, Clayton. ''Sketch of the Lampton Family in America, 1740-1914''. Louisiana, Mo.: C. Keith, 1914. {{FHL|400886|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Film 1321273 Item 10}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13599 Ancestry] ($).  
 
*'''[Lampton]''' Keith, Clayton. ''Sketch of the Lampton Family in America, 1740-1914''. Louisiana, Mo.: C. Keith, 1914. {{FHL|400886|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Film 1321273 Item 10}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13599 Ancestry] ($).  
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*'''[Price]''' ''American Ancestry: Giving the Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of Americans Whose Ancestors Settled in the United States Previous to the Declaration of Independence, A.D. 1776.'' Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers, 1898. Vol. 9:128-129. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=Tqs8AQAAIAAJ&pg=PA128 Google Books] - free.
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*'''[Price]''' Price, Benjamin Luther. ''John Price the Emigrant, Jamestown Colony 1620, With Some of His Descendants''. Alexandria, La.: B.J. Price, 1910; digital version at [http://archive.org/details/johnpriceemigran00pric Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''[Quisenberry]''' Quisenberry, Anderson Chenault. ''Memorials of the Quisenberry Family in Germany, England and America.'' Washington, D.C.: Gilson Bros., Printers, 1900. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/memorialsofquise00quis Internet Archive] - free.
 
*'''[Stafford]''' Stafford, Carolyn Joy. ''The Biography of Thomas Moore Stafford, 1841-1910 of City of Louisville, Clark, and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky and Citrus and Lee Counties, Florida: Saddler, Soldier, Settler''. Brandon, Fla.: C.J. Stafford, 2007. {{FHL|1413735|item|disp=FHL Book 921.73 St13s}}; digital version at [https://dcms.lds.org/view/action/ieViewer.do?from_proxy=true&dps_pid=IE50149&dps_dvs=1344458429614~448&dps_pid=IE50149&change_lng=en Family History Archives].  
 
*'''[Stafford]''' Stafford, Carolyn Joy. ''The Biography of Thomas Moore Stafford, 1841-1910 of City of Louisville, Clark, and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky and Citrus and Lee Counties, Florida: Saddler, Soldier, Settler''. Brandon, Fla.: C.J. Stafford, 2007. {{FHL|1413735|item|disp=FHL Book 921.73 St13s}}; digital version at [https://dcms.lds.org/view/action/ieViewer.do?from_proxy=true&dps_pid=IE50149&dps_dvs=1344458429614~448&dps_pid=IE50149&change_lng=en Family History Archives].  
 
*'''[Watts]''' Heinemann, Charles Brunk. ''John Watts Family of Clark County, Kentucky: (Watts Family No. 2).'' 1934?. {{FHL|318569|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W349he}}.
 
*'''[Watts]''' Heinemann, Charles Brunk. ''John Watts Family of Clark County, Kentucky: (Watts Family No. 2).'' 1934?. {{FHL|318569|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W349he}}.
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[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
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Woodward's). (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Woodward's)]] - CSA - Company A.
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:- [[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]] - CSA - Company C.
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====== Union  ======
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia)(Union)|22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia)]], Companies A, B, C, F, and G
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:- [[39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry]], Company A, B, C, D, F, G, I, and K
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:- [[45th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|45th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry]], Company K
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:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry]], Company E
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[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]  
 
*[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
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
  
 
*'''1793-1868''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 19 (1793-1868)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1793-1868''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 19 (1793-1868)|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)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5721 Clark County, Kentucky Wills 1792-1826, Vol. 1-2] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
*'''1792''' - Burbridge, Sandra, submitter. [http://www.kykinfolk.com/clark/burbridge/1792tax.htm "1792 Tax Roll for Clark County, Kentucky"], Clark County KyGenWeb.<br>
 
*'''1792''' - Burbridge, Sandra, submitter. [http://www.kykinfolk.com/clark/burbridge/1792tax.htm "1792 Tax Roll for Clark County, Kentucky"], Clark County KyGenWeb.<br>
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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*'''1852-1861''' - Clark County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517231}} 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''' - Clark County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517232}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875-1876''' - Clark County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517233}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1829-1853''' - Clark County Marriage Index 1829-1853. Batch {{IGI|M539821}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1859''' - Clark County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517231}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Clark County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517234}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Clark County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517235}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1895''' - Clark County Marriage Index 1895. Batch {{IGI|M517231}} 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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*[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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== Clark County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-society-archive/ List of Kentucky Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[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<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Clark County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/clark-county/ Clark County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/clark/ Clark County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/clark/ Clark County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[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://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://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.  
 
*[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+Clark|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Clark|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Clark/ Clark County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Clark/ Clark County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Clark County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Contents

Clark County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1793 1852 1810 1793 1793
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Clark County Courthouse
34 S Main Street Rm 103
Winchester, KY 40391-2600
Phone: 859.745.0282[1]

Clark County Kentucky History

Parent County

1792--Clark County was created 6 December 1792 from Bourbon and Fayette Counties.
County seat: Winchester [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses

Clark County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Agawam Ford Meadowbrook Schollsville
Becknerville Forest Grove Mina Sewell Shop
Bel Air Goffs Corner Mount Zion Stoner Creek Settlement (hist.)
Bloomingdale Hampton Manor Old Pine Grove Tebbs
Bon Haven Hedges Pilot View Trapp
Boonesboro Hootentown Pinchem Vianna
Charleston (hist.) Hunt Pine Grove Wesleyan Park
Colby Kiddville Rabbit Town Winchester
Colby Hills Lisletown Renick Wyandotte
Dunaway Station (hist.) Locust Grove Rightangle
Elkin Log Lick Rockwell Village (hist.)
Flanagan Lyndale Ruckersville

Neighboring Counties

Clark 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.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 7,653
1810 11,519 50.5%
1820 11,449 −0.6%
1830 13,051 14.0%
1840 10,802 −17.2%
1850 12,683 17.4%
1860 11,484 −9.5%
1870 10,882 −5.2%
1880 12,115 11.3%
1890 15,434 27.4%
1900 16,694 8.2%
1910 17,987 7.7%
1920 17,901 −0.5%
1930 17,640 −1.5%
1940 17,988 2.0%
1950 18,898 5.1%
1960 21,075 11.5%
1970 24,090 14.3%
1980 28,322 17.6%
1990 29,496 4.1%
2000 33,144 12.4%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

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


*USGenWeb Census Project ~ Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
The USGenWeb Census Images ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
*Kentucky Census Transcriptions ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
*Census Online ~ Census Online

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

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
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  • [Hall] Hayden, Richard A. "Early Hall Family Pioneers of Frederick County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):163-174. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993).
  • [Hickman] Jones, L.H. Captain Roger Jones of London and Virginia, Some of His Antecedents and Descendants: With Appreciative Notice of Other Families, viz.: Bathurst, Belford, Browning, Carter, Catesby, Cocke, Graham, Fauntleroy, Hickman, Hoskins, Latane, Lewis, Meriwether, Skelton, Walker, Waring, Woodford, and Others. Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers, 1891. Digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archives. 1911 edition: FHL Film 1321070 Item 1; 1985 reprint: FHL Book 929.273 J71jL 1985.
  • [Hickman] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Hickman] Fay, Mary Smith. "The Three James Hickmans: Identifying Revolutionary War Veterans," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1997):52-54. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Jones] Jones, L.H. Captain Roger Jones of London and Virginia, Some of His Antecedents and Descendants: With Appreciative Notice of Other Families, viz.: Bathurst, Belford, Browning, Carter, Catesby, Cocke, Graham, Fauntleroy, Hickman, Hoskins, Latane, Lewis, Meriwether, Skelton, Walker, Waring, Woodford, and Others. Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers, 1891. Digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archives. 1911 edition: FHL Film 1321070 Item 1; 1985 reprint: FHL Book 929.273 J71jL 1985.
  • [Lampton] Keith, Clayton. Sketch of the Lampton Family in America, 1740-1914. Louisiana, Mo.: C. Keith, 1914. FHL US/CAN Film 1321273 Item 10; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Price] American Ancestry: Giving the Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of Americans Whose Ancestors Settled in the United States Previous to the Declaration of Independence, A.D. 1776. Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers, 1898. Vol. 9:128-129. Digital version at Google Books - free.
  • [Price] Price, Benjamin Luther. John Price the Emigrant, Jamestown Colony 1620, With Some of His Descendants. Alexandria, La.: B.J. Price, 1910; digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Quisenberry] Quisenberry, Anderson Chenault. Memorials of the Quisenberry Family in Germany, England and America. Washington, D.C.: Gilson Bros., Printers, 1900. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Stafford] Stafford, Carolyn Joy. The Biography of Thomas Moore Stafford, 1841-1910 of City of Louisville, Clark, and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky and Citrus and Lee Counties, Florida: Saddler, Soldier, Settler. Brandon, Fla.: C.J. Stafford, 2007. FHL Book 921.73 St13s; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Watts] Heinemann, Charles Brunk. John Watts Family of Clark County, Kentucky: (Watts Family No. 2). 1934?. FHL Book 929.273 W349he.

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy:


Confederate
- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Woodward's) - CSA - Company A.
- 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate) - CSA - Company C.
Union
- 22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia), Companies A, B, C, F, and G
- 39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Company A, B, C, D, F, G, I, and K
- 45th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Company K
- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Company E

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[5] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Clark County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517231 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1874 - Clark County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517232 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1875-1876 - Clark County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch C517233 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
Marriage
  • 1829-1853 - Clark County Marriage Index 1829-1853. Batch M539821 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1852-1859 - Clark County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517231 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1875 - Clark County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517234 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1876-1878 - Clark County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517235 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1895 - Clark County Marriage Index 1895. Batch M517231 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
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Clark County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Clark County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Clark County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark 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. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  4. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  5. 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).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 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.


 

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