Daviess County, Kentucky Genealogy

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}} ''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Daviess_County,_Kentucky|Daviess County]]'' <br>Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.  
 
}} ''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Daviess_County,_Kentucky|Daviess County]]'' <br>Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.  
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== Quick Dates  ==
 
== Quick Dates  ==
  
 
Daviess County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Daviess County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Daviess County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Daviess County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341853030569_266" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341853030569_186" />[http://www.daviessky.org/homepage.asp Daviess County Courthouse]<br>212 St Ann Street<br>Owensboro, KY 42303<br>Phone: 270.685.8434&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1815 and probate&nbsp;records; Clerk Circuit Courth has divorce and court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Daviess County, Kentucky page 270, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341853030428_232" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341853030444_769" />
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[[Image:Daviess County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341853030569_266" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341853030569_186" />[http://www.daviessky.org/homepage.asp Daviess County Courthouse]<br>212 St Ann Street<br>Owensboro, KY 42303<br>Phone: 270.685.8434&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1815 and probate&nbsp;records; Clerk Circuit Courth has divorce and court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Daviess County, Kentucky page 270, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341853030428_232" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341853030444_769" />  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[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  
 
*&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;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky_Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
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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=1018 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Daviess 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=1018 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Daviess County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=EUROPE Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|353314|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Daviess 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 [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=EUROPE Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|353314|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Daviess 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=3908&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=29&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Daviess 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=3908&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=29&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Daviess 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.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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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
==== Genealogy ====
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*'''[Bransford]''' Bransford, Clifton Wood. "Jacob Ammonet of Virginia: and a Part of His Descendants," ''Publications of the Southern History Association,'' Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan. 1899):35-40. Digitized by [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou01merigoog#page/n42/mode/2up Internet Archive]. Copy: {{FHL|84445|item|disp=FHL Film 1015826 Item 18}}.
 
*'''[Bransford]''' Bransford, Clifton Wood. "Jacob Ammonet of Virginia: and a Part of His Descendants," ''Publications of the Southern History Association,'' Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan. 1899):35-40. Digitized by [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou01merigoog#page/n42/mode/2up Internet Archive]. Copy: {{FHL|84445|item|disp=FHL Film 1015826 Item 18}}.
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*[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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*[[Owensboro Kentucky Family History Center]]
 
*[[Owensboro Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
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Revision as of 16:22, 13 August 2012

Daviess County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 14, 1815
County Seat Owensboro
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Kentucky county in the Western Coal Fields region.

Contents

Quick Dates

Daviess County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Daviess County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
 Daviess County Courthouse
212 St Ann Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
Phone: 270.685.8434 

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1815 and probate records; Clerk Circuit Courth has divorce and court records [1]

History

Parent County

1815--Daviess County was created 14 January 1815 from Ohio County.
County seat: Owensboro [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

1865--A disaster destroyed some records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Birk city Handyville Oklahoma Sorgho
Boston Knottsville Owensboro Spice Knob
Browns Valley Lawrence Panther Stanley
Curdsville Livia Pettit Sutherland
Delaware Maceo Philpot Thruston
Dermont Masonville Pleasant Ridge Tuck
Ensor Maxwell Red Hill Utica
Gatewood Moseleyville Rome West Louisville
Grandview Newman Saint Joseph Whitesville
Griffith Oak Ridge Scythia Yelvington
Habit

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18203,876
18305,20934.4%
18408,33159.9%
185012,36248.4%
186015,54925.8%
187020,71433.2%
188027,73033.9%
189033,12019.4%
190038,66716.7%
191041,0206.1%
192040,733−0.7%
193043,7797.5%
194052,33519.5%
195057,2419.4%
196070,58823.3%
197079,48612.6%
198085,9498.1%
199087,1891.4%
200091,5455.0%
Est. 200894,4183.1%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21059.txt

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


Church

Court

Genealogy

  • [Bransford] Bransford, Clifton Wood. "Jacob Ammonet of Virginia: and a Part of His Descendants," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan. 1899):35-40. Digitized by Internet Archive. Copy: FHL Film 1015826 Item 18.

Land

Local Histories

  • [1] ~ The Archives of Appalachia

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Daviess County, Kentucky page 270, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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)