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[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Daviess_County,_Kentucky|Daviess County]]''
  
''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Daviess_County,_Kentucky|Daviess County]]''
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| seat wl = Owensboro
 
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== Quick Dates  ==
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<br>Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
  
Daviess County's civil records start the following years:
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Daviess County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Daviess County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Daviess County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Daviess County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Daviess County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Daviess County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
 
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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[[Image:Daviess County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]] [http://www.daviessky.org/homepage.asp Daviess County Courthouse]<br>212 St Ann Street<br>Owensboro, KY 42303<br>Phone: 270.685.8434<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>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Daviess County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Birk city  
 
| Birk city  
 
| Handyville  
 
| Handyville  
 
| Oklahoma  
 
| Oklahoma  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorgho,_Kentucky Sorgho]
 
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| Boston  
 
| Boston  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knottsville,_Kentucky Knottsville]
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Daviess%2C+Owensboro|subject|disp=Owensboro}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Daviess%2C+Owensboro|subject|disp=Owensboro}}  
 
| Spice Knob
 
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| Dermont  
 
| Dermont  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masonville,_Kentucky Masonville]
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Daviess%2C+Pleasant+Ridge|subject|disp=Pleasant Ridge}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Daviess%2C+Pleasant+Ridge|subject|disp=Pleasant Ridge}}  
 
| Tuck
 
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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  ====
 
==== 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp 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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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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}}.
  
 
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*'''1812-1936''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to H (1812-1936)|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://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]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Owensboro Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
 
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Kentucky county in the Western Coal Fields region.

Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Daviess County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1815 1852 1820 1815 1812
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Daviess County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
Daviess County Courthouse
212 St Ann Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
Phone: 270.685.8434[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 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, 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)