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''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Kentucky|Kentucky]] > Franklin County''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Franklin_County,_Kentucky|Franklin County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Franklin County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
'''Address'''
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{{KYDC}}
  
Franklin County Courthouse<br>218 St. Clair St.<br>Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Franklin County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| county_map = Franklin_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1794
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| founded date = December 7
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| seat wl = Frankfort
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}}
  
'''Mailing Address'''
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== Franklin County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
Franklin County Courthouse<br>P.O. Box 678<br>Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-0678
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'''Phone Number'''  
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502-564-7013 or 502-564-8380
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1795
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[http://www.franklincounty.ky.gov/ Franklin County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 338 219 St Clair Street<br>Frankfort, KY 40602-0338<br>Phone: 502.875.8702<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Kentucky page 270, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== History  ==
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Phone''':''' 502-564-7013 or 502-564-8380
  
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== Franklin County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
 
'''1794--'''Franklin County was created 7 December 1794&nbsp;from [[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford]], [[Mercer County, Kentucky|Mercer]], and [[Shelby County, Kentucky|Shelby]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Frankfort <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1794--'''Franklin County was created 7 December 1794&nbsp;from [[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford]], [[Mercer County, Kentucky|Mercer]], and [[Shelby County, Kentucky|Shelby]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Frankfort <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes&nbsp; <ref name="Map Guide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide. ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920.'' (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987).</ref> ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''1790--'''Franklin County was part of Jefferson, Woodford, and Mercer Counties.<br>'''1795--'''Franklin County was created.<br>'''1800--'''Franklin County included part of Anderson and Owen Counties. A section of Franklin County was included in Shelby County.<br>'''1810--'''Same as 1800.<br>'''1820--'''Franklin County included part of Anderson County. A small section of Franklin County was located in Henry County.<br>'''1830--'''The boundaries of Franklin County are permanently established.  
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'''1790--'''Franklin County was part of Jefferson, Woodford, and Mercer Counties.<br>'''1795--'''Franklin County was created.<br>'''1800--'''Franklin County included part of Anderson and Owen Counties. A section of Franklin County was included in Shelby County.<br>'''1810--'''Same as 1800.<br>'''1820--'''Franklin County included part of Anderson County. A small section of Franklin County was located in Henry County.<br>'''1830--'''The boundaries of Franklin County are permanently established.<ref name="Map Guide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide. ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920.'' (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987).</ref>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Franklin County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Benson  
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195345&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Franklin%2C+Forks+of+Elkhorn&columns=*,0,0 Forks of Elkhorn]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Franklin%2C+Forks+of+Elkhorn|subject|disp=Forks of Elkhorn}}
 
| Hodge (hist.)  
 
| Hodge (hist.)  
 
| Peaks Mill
 
| Peaks Mill
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| Roberts (hist.)
 
| Roberts (hist.)
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195343&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Franklin%2C+Bridgeport&columns=*,0,0 Bridgeport]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Franklin%2C+Bridgeport|subject|disp=Bridgeport}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195346&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Franklin%2C+Frankfort&columns=*,0,0 Frankfort]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Franklin%2C+Frankfort|subject|disp=Frankfort}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195347&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Franklin%2C+Jett&columns=*,0,0 Jett]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Franklin%2C+Jett|subject|disp=Jett}}
 
| Shadrick Ferry (hist.)
 
| Shadrick Ferry (hist.)
 
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| Glore (hist.)  
 
| Glore (hist.)  
 
| Knights (hist.)  
 
| Knights (hist.)  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195348&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Franklin%2C+Swallowfield&columns=*,0,0 Swallowfield]
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195344&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Franklin%2C+Elsinore&columns=*,0,0 Elsinore]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Franklin%2C+Elsinore|subject|disp=Elsinore}}
 
| Gregory (hist.)  
 
| Gregory (hist.)  
 
| Lucas Lane (hist.)  
 
| Lucas Lane (hist.)  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford]]
 
*[[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Franklin County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyfranklin.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== African American Research  ====
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*Bellardo, Lewis J. "Frankfort, Kentucky, Census of Free Blacks, 1842," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 63, No. 4 (Dec. 1975):272-275. Digital version at [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ NGS website] ($); {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 63}}
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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
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Cemetery records in Franklin County, Kentucky are difficult to find.&nbsp; A good source to search is [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/franklin/index/GraveyardsBuryingGrounds.html Franklin County GenWeb Kentucky&nbsp;site]  
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/franklin.html Franklin 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;~&nbsp;&nbsp;&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.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=1025 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Franklin County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|448368|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Franklin 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=3975&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=10&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Franklin 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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*Cemetery records in Franklin County, Kentucky are difficult to find.&nbsp; A good source to search is [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/franklin/index/GraveyardsBuryingGrounds.html Franklin County GenWeb Kentucky&nbsp;site]
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Individual Cemeteries:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159191 Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158634 Frankfort State Hospital Cemetery, Frankfort] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1800= 5078
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| 1810= 8013
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| 1820= 11024
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| 1830= 9254
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| 1840= 9420
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| 1850= 12462
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| 1860= 12694
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| 1870= 15300
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| 1880= 18699
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| 1890= 21267
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| 1900= 20852
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| 1910= 21135
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| 1920= 19357
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| 1930= 21064
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| 1940= 23308
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| 1950= 25933
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| 1960= 29421
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| 1970= 34481
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| 1980= 41830
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| 1990= 43781
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| 2000= 47687
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| estimate=48183
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| estyear=2007
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21073.txt
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}}
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
The Kentucky Historical Society has an online [http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Database].  
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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
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
A good resource for information concerning people living in the Forks of the Elkhorn area is:<br>
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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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*A good resource for information concerning people living in the Forks of the Elkhorn area is:<br>
  
 
*Darnell, Ermina Jett. ''Forks of Elkhorn Church. ''Louisville, Kentucky&nbsp;: Standard Printing Co., 1946.
 
*Darnell, Ermina Jett. ''Forks of Elkhorn Church. ''Louisville, Kentucky&nbsp;: Standard Printing Co., 1946.
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Family Histories ====
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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]
  
*'''[Patteson]''' Smith, Ethel Marion. ''An&nbsp;Informal History of Virginia-Kentucky Pattesons in&nbsp;Illinois, Their Forbears and Their Kin Including the Lewises of Llangollen''. Washington, 1948. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=7186&disp=An+informal+history+of+Virginia%2D%2DKen FHL].
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==== Family Histories  ====
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*'''[Brown]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.
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*'''[Catlett]''' Peters, Norman R. "Benjamin Robinson of Caroline County, VA. But Not the Clerk!" ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2004):57-75; Vol. 48, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2004):120-139. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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*'''[Clarke]''' 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.
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*'''[Head]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.
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*'''[Julian]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''[Long]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.
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*'''[McAndre]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. 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. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.
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*'''[Major]''' Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. ''Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families''. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes &amp; Sons, 1916. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/colonialmentimes00harp Internet Archive]; {{FHL|28224|item|disp=FHL Film 1421709 Item 2}}.<br>
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*'''[Patteson]''' Smith, Ethel Marion. ''An&nbsp;Informal History of Virginia-Kentucky Pattesons in&nbsp;Illinois, Their Forbears and Their Kin Including the Lewises of Llangollen''. Washington, 1948. Available at {{FHL|7186|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== 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]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== 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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
The [[Kentucky Historical Society|Kentucky Historical Society]], in Frankfort, Kentucky, has a great newspaper collection.  
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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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*The [[Kentucky Historical Society|Kentucky Historical Society]], in Frankfort, Kentucky, has a great newspaper collection.
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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
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1785-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 3 (1785-1880)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1801''' - 1801 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  ====
  
:Births begin in 1852<br>
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:Marriages begin in 1795<br>
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*'''1852-1861''' - Franklin County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517341}} 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''' - Franklin County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517342}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Franklin County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517343}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Franklin County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517341}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Franklin County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517344}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Franklin County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517345}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Death =====
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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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:Marriages begin in 1795<br>  
 
:Deaths begin in 1852<br>
 
:Deaths begin in 1852<br>
  
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To order&nbsp;vital records from Franklin County, you may&nbsp;order online at:&nbsp;  
 
To order&nbsp;vital records from Franklin County, you may&nbsp;order online at:&nbsp;  
  
[http://www.vitalrec.com/kycounties2.html#Franklin Franklin County Vital Records]  
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[http://www.vitalrec.com/kycounties2.html#Franklin Franklin County Vital Records]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Franklin County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
Paul Sawyier Library (Frankfort): [http://www.pspl.org/ http://www.pspl.org/]  
 
Paul Sawyier Library (Frankfort): [http://www.pspl.org/ http://www.pspl.org/]  
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*Peaks Mill
 
*Peaks Mill
  
== Web Sites ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Franklin County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*Franklin County, Kentucky:&nbsp; [http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Franklin/ http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Franklin/]  
 
*Franklin County, Kentucky:&nbsp; [http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Franklin/ http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Franklin/]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195342&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Franklin&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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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+Franklin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Franklin/ Franklin County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Franklin County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded December 7, 1794
County Seat Frankfort
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Contents

Franklin County Kentucky Courthouse

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1795 1852 1810 1795 1795
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Franklin County Courthouse
PO Box 338 219 St Clair Street
Frankfort, KY 40602-0338
Phone: 502.875.8702[1]

Phone: 502-564-7013 or 502-564-8380

Franklin County Kentucky History

Parent County

1794--Franklin County was created 7 December 1794 from Woodford, Mercer, and Shelby Counties.
County seat: Frankfort [2]

Boundary Changes

1790--Franklin County was part of Jefferson, Woodford, and Mercer Counties.
1795--Franklin County was created.
1800--Franklin County included part of Anderson and Owen Counties. A section of Franklin County was included in Shelby County.
1810--Same as 1800.
1820--Franklin County included part of Anderson County. A small section of Franklin County was located in Henry County.
1830--The boundaries of Franklin County are permanently established.[3]

Record Loss

Franklin County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Benson Forks of Elkhorn Hodge (hist.) Peaks Mill
Big Eddy Fox Gap (hist.) Honeysuckle (hist.) Polsgrove
Bon Air Hills Flag Fork Indian Hills Roberts (hist.)
Bridgeport Frankfort Jett Shadrick Ferry (hist.)
Bryant Gibbs Road (hist.) Kennebec Slickway
Elmville Glore (hist.) Knights (hist.) Swallowfield
Elsinore Gregory (hist.) Lucas Lane (hist.) Woodlake
Evergreen Harp (hist.) Mount Zion (hist.)
Farmdale Harvieland Ottusville

Neighboring Counties

Franklin County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Individual Cemeteries:

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18005,078
18108,01357.8%
182011,02437.6%
18309,254−16.1%
18409,4201.8%
185012,46232.3%
186012,6941.9%
187015,30020.5%
188018,69922.2%
189021,26713.7%
190020,852−2.0%
191021,1351.4%
192019,357−8.4%
193021,0648.8%
194023,30810.7%
195025,93311.3%
196029,42113.5%
197034,48117.2%
198041,83021.3%
199043,7814.7%
200047,6878.9%
Est. 200748,1831.0%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21073.txt

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

Church

  • A good resource for information concerning people living in the Forks of the Elkhorn area is:
  • Darnell, Ermina Jett. Forks of Elkhorn Church. Louisville, Kentucky : Standard Printing Co., 1946.

Court

Family Histories

  • [Brown] Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995).
  • [Catlett] Peters, Norman R. "Benjamin Robinson of Caroline County, VA. But Not the Clerk!" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2004):57-75; Vol. 48, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2004):120-139. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Clarke] 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.
  • [Head] Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995).
  • [Julian] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Long] Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995).
  • [McAndre] Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995).
  • [Major] Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes & Sons, 1916. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Film 1421709 Item 2.
  • [Patteson] Smith, Ethel Marion. An Informal History of Virginia-Kentucky Pattesons in Illinois, Their Forbears and Their Kin Including the Lewises of Llangollen. Washington, 1948. Available at FHL.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

  • 1801 - 1801 Tax List of Franklin County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[4] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Franklin County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517341 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1874 - Franklin County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517342 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875 - Franklin County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517343 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Franklin County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517341 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875 - Franklin County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517344 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1876-1878 - Franklin County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517345 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Death
Unsorted
Births begin in 1852
Marriages begin in 1795
Deaths begin in 1852

The Family History Library has copies of the vital records starting with above dates.

To order vital records from Franklin County, you may order online at: 

Franklin County Vital Records

Franklin County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Paul Sawyier Library (Frankfort): http://www.pspl.org/

Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort): http://history.ky.gov/

Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (Frankfort): http://www.kdla.ky.gov/

  • Bald Knob
  • Bridgeport
  • Forks of the Elkhorn
  • Frankfort City
  • Peaks Mill

Family History Centers

Franklin County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Franklin County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin 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. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920. (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987).
  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.