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Guide to '''Grant County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== Grant County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
 
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[http://grantcounty.ky.gov/ Grant County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Basement; PO Box 469; <br>Williamstown, KY 41097- 0469<br>Phone: 859.824.3321<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, Kentucky page 270, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://grantcounty.ky.gov/ Grant County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Basement; PO Box 469; <br>Williamstown, KY 41097- 0469<br>Phone: 859.824.3321<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant 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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== Grant County Kentucky History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1820'''--Grant County was created 12 February 1820&nbsp;from [[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Williamstown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1820'''--Grant County was created 12 February 1820&nbsp;from [[Pendleton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pendleton]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Williamstown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-counties.html#courthouse Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Grant County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Boone County, Kentucky|Boone]]  
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*[[Boone County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boone]]  
*[[Gallatin County, Kentucky|Gallatin]]  
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*[[Gallatin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Gallatin]]  
*[[Harrison County, Kentucky|Harrison]]  
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*[[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison]]  
*[[Kenton County, Kentucky|Kenton]]  
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*[[Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Kenton]]  
*[[Owen County, Kentucky|Owen]]  
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*[[Owen County, Kentucky Genealogy|Owen]]  
*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton]]  
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*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pendleton]]  
*[[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott]]
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*[[Scott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Scott]]
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== Grant County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1029 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Grant County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1029 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Grant County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The[[Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] lists {{FHL|507735|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Grant County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
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*The[[FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] lists {{FHL|507735|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Grant County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4000&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=60&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Grant County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4000&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=60&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Grant 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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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KY Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
  
 
*'''1820-1855''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to C (1820-1855)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1820-1855''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to C (1820-1855)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1852-1859''' - Grant County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517381}} 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''' - Grant County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517382}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Grant County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517383}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1820-1865''' - Grant County Marriage Index 1820-1865. Batch {{IGI|M517385}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1859''' - Grant County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517381}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Grant County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517384}} 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  
 
*[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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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Grant County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-society-archive/ List of Kentucky Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Grant County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/grant-county/ Grant County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/grant Grant County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/grant Grant County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[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://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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Grant|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Grant|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1285885667718_560" />[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Grant/ Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1285885667718_560" />[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Grant/ Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Grant County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Seat Williamstown
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Contents

Grant County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1820 1852 1820 1820 1820
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Grant County Courthouse
Courthouse Basement; PO Box 469;
Williamstown, KY 41097- 0469
Phone: 859.824.3321[1]

Grant County Kentucky History

Parent County

1820--Grant County was created 12 February 1820 from Pendleton County.  County seat: Williamstown [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses

Grant County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Blanchet Downingsville Hilltop Mount Zion
Campbells Block House (hist.) Dry Ridge Holbrook Northcutt
Cherry Grove Elliston Jericho Sherman
Cordova Flingsville Jonesville Stewartsville
Corinth Folsom Keefer Stringtown
Crittenden Four Corners Lawrenceville Williamstown
Delia Heekin Mason Zion Station

Neighboring Counties

Grant 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.
18302,986
18404,19240.4%
18506,53155.8%
18608,35627.9%
18709,52914.0%
188013,08337.3%
189012,671−3.1%
190013,2394.5%
191010,581−20.1%
192010,435−1.4%
19309,876−5.4%
19409,8760%
19509,809−0.7%
19609,489−3.3%
19709,9995.4%
198013,30833.1%
199015,73718.3%
200022,38442.2%
Est. 200624,76910.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21081.txt

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


Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth
  • 1852-1859 - Grant County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517381 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Grant County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517382 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Grant County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517383 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1820-1865 - Grant County Marriage Index 1820-1865. Batch M517385 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1852-1859 - Grant County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517381 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Grant County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517384 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
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Grant County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Grant County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Grant County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 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.


 

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