Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy

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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Estill_County,_Kentucky|Estill County]]''
  
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{{KYDC}}
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Estill County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| county_map = Estill_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1808
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| founded date = January 27
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| seat wl = Irvine
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}}
  
[[Category:Estill County, Kentucky]]
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== County Courthouse  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1808
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1809
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1808
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|-
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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|}
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[[Image:{{KYEstillcourthouse}}]]
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[http://www.estillky.com/ Estill County Courthouse]<br>130 Main Street<br>Irvine, KY 40336-1098<br>Phone: 606.723.5156<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Estill 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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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1808'''--Estill County was&nbsp;created 27 January 1808&nbsp;from [[Clark County, Kentucky|Clark]] and [[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Irvine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1964--'''A disaster destroyed some records.
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== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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| Alumbaugh
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Estill%2C+Irvine|subject|disp=Irvine}}
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| Palmer
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| Sparks
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|-
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| Cobhill
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| Jinks
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| Patsey
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| Spout Springs
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| Cressy
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| Kimbrell
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| Pilot
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| Texola
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|-
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| Crystal
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| Leighton
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| Pitts
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Estill%2C+Thomas|subject|disp=Thomas}}
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|-
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| Evelyn
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| Little Rock (hist.)
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| Pryse
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| Wagersville
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| Fitchburg
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| Locust Branch
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenna,_Kentucky Ravenna]
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| West Irvine
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| Fox
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| Millers Creek
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| Rice Station (hist.)
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| Winston
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| Furnace
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| Mountain Spring (hist.)
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| Ross Creek (hist.)
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| Wisemantown
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|-
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| Greenbriar (hist.)
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| Noland
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| Shade
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| Witt
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|-
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| Hargett
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| North Irvine
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| South Irvine
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| Witt Springs
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|-
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| Iron Mound
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|
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|
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|}
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<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Clark County, Kentucky|Clark]]
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*[[Jackson County, Kentucky|Jackson]]
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*[[Lee County, Kentucky|Lee]]
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*[[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]]
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*[[Powell County, Kentucky|Powell]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== African American Research  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/estill.html Estill Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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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.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1021 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Estill County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch.org Family History Library Catalog ]lists {{FHL|457203|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Estill 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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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3945&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=118&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Estill 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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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1810= 2082
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| 1820= 3507
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| 1830= 4618
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| 1840= 5535
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| 1850= 5985
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| 1860= 6886
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| 1870= 9198
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| 1880= 9860
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| 1890= 10836
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| 1900= 11669
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| 1910= 12273
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| 1920= 15569
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| 1930= 17079
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| 1940= 17978
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| 1950= 14677
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| 1960= 12466
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| 1970= 12752
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| 1980= 14495
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| 1990= 14614
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| 2000= 15307
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| estimate= 14948
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| estyear= 2008
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21065.txt
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}}
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
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==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
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==== Court  ====
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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
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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==== Local Histories  ====
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*Park, E.C. ''History of Irvine and Estill County, Kentucky''. Lexington, Ky.: Transylvania, 1906. Digital versions at {{FSbook|937932}} - free; [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-132-29323075 Kentuckiana Digital Library].
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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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.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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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
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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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
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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
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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
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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
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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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
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*[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://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyestill/ Estill County KYGenWeb]
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*[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://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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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.
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*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Estill|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Estill/ Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
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<references />
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[[Category:Estill_County,_Kentucky]]

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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1808 1852 1810 1809 1808
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Estill County Courthouse, Irvine, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Estill County Courthouse
130 Main Street
Irvine, KY 40336-1098
Phone: 606.723.5156[1]

History

Parent County

1808--Estill County was created 27 January 1808 from Clark and Madison Counties.
County seat: Irvine [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1964--A disaster destroyed some records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Alumbaugh Irvine Palmer Sparks
Cobhill Jinks Patsey Spout Springs
Cressy Kimbrell Pilot Texola
Crystal Leighton Pitts Thomas
Evelyn Little Rock (hist.) Pryse Wagersville
Fitchburg Locust Branch Ravenna West Irvine
Fox Millers Creek Rice Station (hist.) Winston
Furnace Mountain Spring (hist.) Ross Creek (hist.) Wisemantown
Greenbriar (hist.) Noland Shade Witt
Hargett North Irvine South Irvine Witt Springs
Iron Mound















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.
18102,082
18203,50768.4%
18304,61831.7%
18405,53519.9%
18505,9858.1%
18606,88615.1%
18709,19833.6%
18809,8607.2%
189010,8369.9%
190011,6697.7%
191012,2735.2%
192015,56926.9%
193017,0799.7%
194017,9785.3%
195014,677−18.4%
196012,466−15.1%
197012,7522.3%
198014,49513.7%
199014,6140.8%
200015,3074.7%
Est. 200814,948−2.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21065.txt

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


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

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), Estill 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).