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<!--{12090539714340} -->{{Kentucky-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Garrard County'' <br> {{Adoption KYGenWeb}}  
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Garrard_County,_Kentucky|Garrard County]]''
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Guide to '''Garrard County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Garrard County
 
| county = Garrard County
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| state = Kentucky
 
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| seat wl = Lancaster
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[[Image:Garrard County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
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== Garrard County Kentucky Courthouse ==
  
Courthouse hours:<br>8-4 Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.<br>8-12 Wed., Sat.  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Garrard County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Garrard County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Garrard County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Garrard County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Garrard County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1797
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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" | 1797
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1797
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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== History  ==
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[[Image:Garrard County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]] [http://www.garrardcounty.ky.gov/ Garrard County Courthouse]<br>Public Square<br>Lancaster, KY 40444<br>Phone: 859.792.3071<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Garrard 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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Courthouse hours:<br>8-4 Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.<br>8-12 Wed., Sat.
  
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== Garrard County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
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*Lost census: 1890
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== Garrard County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Bourne  
 
| Bourne  
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| Point Leavell
 
| Point Leavell
 
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| Bryantsville  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryantsville,_Kentucky Bryantsville]
 
| Hamack (hist.)  
 
| Hamack (hist.)  
 
| Marksbury  
 
| Marksbury  
 
| Stone
 
| Stone
 
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| Buckeye  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckeye,_Kentucky Buckeye]
| Hyattsville  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyattsville,_Kentucky Hyattsville]
 
| McCreary  
 
| McCreary  
 
| Teatersville
 
| Teatersville
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| Buena Vista  
 
| Buena Vista  
 
| Judson  
 
| Judson  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195359&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Garrard%2C+Mt%2E+Hebron&columns=*,0,0 Mount Hebron]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Garrard%2C+Mt%2E+Hebron|subject|disp=Mount Hebron}}
 
| Three Forks
 
| Three Forks
 
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| Cartersville  
 
| Cartersville  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195358&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Garrard%2C+Lancaster&columns=*,0,0 Lancaster]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Garrard%2C+Lancaster|subject|disp=Lancaster}}
 
| New Union (hist.)  
 
| New Union (hist.)  
 
| Toddville
 
| Toddville
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| Davistown  
 
| Davistown  
 
| Manse  
 
| Manse  
| Paint Lick  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paint_Lick,_Kentucky Paint Lick]
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky|Rockcastle]]
 
*[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky|Rockcastle]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Garrard County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
==== African American  ====
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[[Image:Kygarrard.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== African American Research ====
  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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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;
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/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  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/garrard.html Garrard 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.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=1028 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Garrard County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The [[Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] lists {{FHL|577406|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Garrard 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=3987&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=15&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Garrard 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.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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==== Census  ====
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1028 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Garrard County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1800= 6186
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| 1810= 9186
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| 1820= 10851
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| 1830= 11871
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| 1840= 10480
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| 1850= 10237
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| 1860= 10531
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| 1870= 10376
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| 1880= 11704
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| 1890= 11138
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| 1900= 12042
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| 1910= 11894
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| 1920= 12503
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| 1930= 11562
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| 1940= 11910
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| 1950= 11029
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| 1960= 9747
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| 1970= 9457
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| 1980= 10853
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| 1990= 11579
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| 2000= 14792
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| estimate= 17041
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| estyear= 2007
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21079.txt
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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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{{Census|Kentucky}}
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/garrard.html Garrard 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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*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=577406&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Garrard++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Garrard 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.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
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3987&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=15&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Garrard 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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The 1890 U.S. Federal Census is lost; however, a substitute is available. See [[Garrard County, Kentucky#Taxation|Taxation]].  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== 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]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== 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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==== Genealogy  ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== General  =====
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Forrest Calico studied many Garrard County families. His large collection of files, kept in Lancaster, Ky., were microfilmed in 1959: {{FHL|421225|item|disp=FHL Films 183258-183264}}.
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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Alford]''' James, Jessamine Bland. ''Family Records of Andrew Hunter of Louisa County, Virginia, and Jacob Alford of Garrard County, Kentucky, and Charles Alford of Garrard Co., Ky. Copied from Court Records, Bibles, and Tombstones''. Typescript. Donated 1958. {{FHL|17851|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6018643}}
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*'''[Alford]''' James, Jessamine Bland. ''Records of the Andrew Hunter Family of Louisa Co., Virginia, and Jacob Alford Family of Garrard County, Kentucky, and Charles Alford of Garrard County, Kentucky''. Typescript, National Library, [[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|D.A.R]]. Microfilmed 1971. {{FHL|321241|item|disp=FHL Film 854151 Item 6}}
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*'''[Bainbridge]''' 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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*'''[Bland]''' James, Jessamine Bland. ''Records of the Andrew Hunter Family of Louisa Co., Virginia, and Jacob Alford Family of Garrard County, Kentucky, and Charles Alford of Garrard County, Kentucky''. Typescript, National Library, D.A.R. Microfilmed 1971. {{FHL|321241|item|disp=FHL Film 854151 Item 6}}
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*'''[Bruce]''' Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. ''The Clay Family.'' Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/clayfamily00smit Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''[Finley]''' Finley, Carmen J. and James D. Finley. ''Before David: An Addendum to David Finley (1754-1848) of Garrard, Kentucky and Orange County, Indiana''. Santa Rosa, Calif.: C.J. Finley, 1983. {{FHL|56370|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 F496fca}}
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*'''[Finley]''' Finley, Carmen J. "John and Mary Finley of Montgomery (Wythe) County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1990):243-255; Vol. 35, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1991):18-33; Vol. 35, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1991):122-135; Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1991):173-185; Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1991):251-262. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 34 (1990)-v. 35 (1991)}}.
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*'''[Finley]''' Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995)}}.
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*'''[Frye]''' Wylie, William Bird. ''Bird Genealogy''. St. Louis, Mo.: W.B. Wylie, 1903. Digital version at {{FSbook|91505}}; {{FHL|153210|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 B532w}}.
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*'''[Henderson]''' Robinson, Peggy H. ''Alexander Hamilton of Garrard County, Kentucky, and His Descendants''. Lexington, Ky.: P.H. Robinson, 1975. {{FHL|16051|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 2623}}
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*'''[Hill]''' Hill, L. Henry. ''Genealogy of the Hill Family of Garrard and Madison Counties, Kentucky''. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1978. {{FHL|166763|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H55d}}
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*'''[Jennings]''' Loeber, Charles. ''Jennings Family, Garrard County, Kentucky: Address Delivered ... Consulting Engineer for the Jennings Family Record ... Richmond, Virginia, at a Meeting Held in Garrard County Court House, Lancaster, Kentucky, Monday, December 23rd, 1929 at 7 P.M.'' Lancaster, Ky.: Printed by the Central Record, 1929. {{FHL|467134|item|disp=FHL Film 1463955 Item 28}}.
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*'''[Letcher]''' 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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*'''[McIntosh]''' 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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*'''[Robertson]''' 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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*'''[Rogers]''' Irwin, Lyndon N. ''The Rogers Family of Paint Lick and Crab Orchard: Ancestry and Descendants Joseph and Ellen Steward Rogers of Garrard, Rockcastle, and Lincoln Counties in Kentucky''. Bois D'Arc and Ozark, Mo.: L. Irwin, 1994. {{FHL|733178|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R632i}}
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*'''[Sassin]''' Allen, Cameron. "Francois Sasin/Sassin of Manakin Town: The First Six Generations of the Sassin/Sasseen Family in America," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1993):3-17; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1993):99-116; Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):193-205; Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):259-271. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993)}}.
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*'''[Warner]''' Reynolds, Lyman Foster. ''Peter Warner Born Maryland - Fredrick County: Revolutionary War Soldier (with George Washington in Capture of Trenton) to Lincoln County Kentucky 1780's, Children Settled in Kentucky; Lincoln, Garrard, Boyle, Mercer &amp; Washington Counties; Indiana Putnam County''. Louisville, Ky.: L.F. Reynolds, 2007. {{FHL|1689977|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W246r}}
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Garrard County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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*The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Garrard County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
  
 
#[http://www.copies1918.com/garrard.html Deed Books 1797-1802]
 
#[http://www.copies1918.com/garrard.html Deed Books 1797-1802]
  
 
==== 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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*''Abstracts of Pension Papers Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Indian wars Who Resided in Garrard County, Kentucky.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|938544}} - free.
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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  ====
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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  ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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===== Published abstracts  =====
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*'''1797, 1799''' - Kurtz, Harold J. ''1797 and 1799 Tax List of Garrard County, Kentucky''. Lancaster, Ky.: Garrard County Historical Society, 1990. {{FHL|483935|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 976.9525 R4k}}
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*'''1797-1802''' - Kurtz, Harold J. ''1797-1802 Taxpayers of Garrard County, Kentucky''. Lancaster, Ky.: Garrard County Historical Society, 1990, 1997. {{FHL|819884|item|disp=FHL Book 976.9525 R48k}}
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*'''1800''' - 1800 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] ($).
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*'''1890''' - Kurtz, Harold J. ''1890 Tax List of Garrard County, Kentucky''. Richmond, Ky.: Garrard County Historical Society, 198-. {{FHL|565630|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 976.9 A1 no. 347}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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===== Birth =====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*'''1852-1859''' - Garrard County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517371}} 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/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Garrard County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517372}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Garrard County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517373}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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===== Marriage =====
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195357&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Garrard&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*'''1852-1859''' - Garrard County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517371}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Garrard County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517374}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Garrard County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517375}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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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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== Garrard County Kentucky Genealogy 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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== Garrard County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kygarrar/ Garrard Co. 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+Garrard|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Garrard/ Garrard County,Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium) <br>
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Garrard/ Garrard County,Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium) <br>
  
== References  ==
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Guide to Garrard County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Garrard County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Garrard County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1797 1852 1810 1797 1797
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Garrard County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg
Garrard County Courthouse
Public Square
Lancaster, KY 40444
Phone: 859.792.3071[1]

Courthouse hours:
8-4 Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
8-12 Wed., Sat.

Garrard County Kentucky History

Parent County

1796--Garrard County was created 17 December 1796 from Lincoln, Madison and Mercer Counties.
County seat: Lancaster [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Garrard County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bourne Hackley Marcellus Point Leavell
Bryantsville Hamack (hist.) Marksbury Stone
Buckeye Hyattsville McCreary Teatersville
Buena Vista Judson Mount Hebron Three Forks
Cartersville Lancaster New Union (hist.) Toddville
Camp Nelson (hist.) Lowell Nina White Oak
Davistown Manse Paint Lick

Neighboring Counties

Garrard County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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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.
18006,186
18109,18648.5%
182010,85118.1%
183011,8719.4%
184010,480−11.7%
185010,237−2.3%
186010,5312.9%
187010,376−1.5%
188011,70412.8%
189011,138−4.8%
190012,0428.1%
191011,894−1.2%
192012,5035.1%
193011,562−7.5%
194011,9103.0%
195011,029−7.4%
19609,747−11.6%
19709,457−3.0%
198010,85314.8%
199011,5796.7%
200014,79227.7%
Est. 200717,04115.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21079.txt

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

The 1890 U.S. Federal Census is lost; however, a substitute is available. See Taxation.

Church

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
General

Forrest Calico studied many Garrard County families. His large collection of files, kept in Lancaster, Ky., were microfilmed in 1959: FHL Films 183258-183264.

Bibliography
  • [Alford] James, Jessamine Bland. Family Records of Andrew Hunter of Louisa County, Virginia, and Jacob Alford of Garrard County, Kentucky, and Charles Alford of Garrard Co., Ky. Copied from Court Records, Bibles, and Tombstones. Typescript. Donated 1958. FHL Fiche 6018643
  • [Alford] James, Jessamine Bland. Records of the Andrew Hunter Family of Louisa Co., Virginia, and Jacob Alford Family of Garrard County, Kentucky, and Charles Alford of Garrard County, Kentucky. Typescript, National Library, D.A.R. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Film 854151 Item 6
  • [Bainbridge] 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.
  • [Bland] James, Jessamine Bland. Records of the Andrew Hunter Family of Louisa Co., Virginia, and Jacob Alford Family of Garrard County, Kentucky, and Charles Alford of Garrard County, Kentucky. Typescript, National Library, D.A.R. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Film 854151 Item 6
  • [Bruce] Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. The Clay Family. Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. and James D. Finley. Before David: An Addendum to David Finley (1754-1848) of Garrard, Kentucky and Orange County, Indiana. Santa Rosa, Calif.: C.J. Finley, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 F496fca
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. "John and Mary Finley of Montgomery (Wythe) County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1990):243-255; Vol. 35, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1991):18-33; Vol. 35, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1991):122-135; Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1991):173-185; Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1991):251-262. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 34 (1990)-v. 35 (1991).
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995).
  • [Frye] Wylie, William Bird. Bird Genealogy. St. Louis, Mo.: W.B. Wylie, 1903. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online; FHL Book 929.273 B532w.
  • [Henderson] Robinson, Peggy H. Alexander Hamilton of Garrard County, Kentucky, and His Descendants. Lexington, Ky.: P.H. Robinson, 1975. FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 2623
  • [Hill] Hill, L. Henry. Genealogy of the Hill Family of Garrard and Madison Counties, Kentucky. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1978. FHL Book 929.273 H55d
  • [Jennings] Loeber, Charles. Jennings Family, Garrard County, Kentucky: Address Delivered ... Consulting Engineer for the Jennings Family Record ... Richmond, Virginia, at a Meeting Held in Garrard County Court House, Lancaster, Kentucky, Monday, December 23rd, 1929 at 7 P.M. Lancaster, Ky.: Printed by the Central Record, 1929. FHL Film 1463955 Item 28.
  • [Letcher] 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.
  • [McIntosh] 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.
  • [Robertson] 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.
  • [Rogers] Irwin, Lyndon N. The Rogers Family of Paint Lick and Crab Orchard: Ancestry and Descendants Joseph and Ellen Steward Rogers of Garrard, Rockcastle, and Lincoln Counties in Kentucky. Bois D'Arc and Ozark, Mo.: L. Irwin, 1994. FHL Book 929.273 R632i
  • [Sassin] Allen, Cameron. "Francois Sasin/Sassin of Manakin Town: The First Six Generations of the Sassin/Sasseen Family in America," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1993):3-17; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1993):99-116; Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):193-205; Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):259-271. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993).
  • [Warner] Reynolds, Lyman Foster. Peter Warner Born Maryland - Fredrick County: Revolutionary War Soldier (with George Washington in Capture of Trenton) to Lincoln County Kentucky 1780's, Children Settled in Kentucky; Lincoln, Garrard, Boyle, Mercer & Washington Counties; Indiana Putnam County. Louisville, Ky.: L.F. Reynolds, 2007. FHL Book 929.273 W246r

Land

  • The KY Land Office
  • The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Garrard County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
  1. Deed Books 1797-1802

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Published abstracts
  • 1797, 1799 - Kurtz, Harold J. 1797 and 1799 Tax List of Garrard County, Kentucky. Lancaster, Ky.: Garrard County Historical Society, 1990. FHL Book 976.9525 R4k
  • 1797-1802 - Kurtz, Harold J. 1797-1802 Taxpayers of Garrard County, Kentucky. Lancaster, Ky.: Garrard County Historical Society, 1990, 1997. FHL Book 976.9525 R48k
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Garrard County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] digitized by Ancestry ($).
  • 1890 - Kurtz, Harold J. 1890 Tax List of Garrard County, Kentucky. Richmond, Ky.: Garrard County Historical Society, 198-. FHL Book 976.9 A1 no. 347

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1859 - Garrard County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517371 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Garrard County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517372 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Garrard County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517373 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1852-1859 - Garrard County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517371 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Garrard County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517374 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1878 - Garrard County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517375 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Unsorted

Garrard County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Garrard County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Garrard County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Garrard 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. 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).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.