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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Graves_County,_Kentucky|Graves County]]''
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Guide to '''Graves County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Graves County, Kentucky|Graves County]]''
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== Graves County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Graves County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Graves County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Graves County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Graves County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Graves County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Graves-County-Kentucky-Courts.htm Graves County Courthouse]<br>201 E College Street<br>Mayfield, KY 42066 <br>Phone: &nbsp;270.247.1733<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Graves 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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== Graves County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1823'''--Graves County was created in 1823 from [[Hickman County, Kentucky|Hickman]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Mayfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1823'''--Graves County was created in 1823 from [[Hickman County, Kentucky|Hickman]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Mayfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1864, 1896--'''Had disasterswhich destroyed some records.<br>'''1897--'''Court house burned to the ground but material survived this also.  
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'''1864, 1896--'''Had disasters which destroyed some records.<br>'''1897--'''Court house burned to the ground but material survived this also.  
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Graves County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Baltimore  
 
| Baltimore  
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| Fairbanks  
 
| Fairbanks  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Graves%2C+Lowes|subject|disp=Lowes}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Graves%2C+Lowes|subject|disp=Lowes}}  
| Symsonia
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symsonia,_Kentucky Symsonia]
 
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| Boaz  
 
| Boaz  
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| Cooksville  
 
| Cooksville  
| Hickory  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hickory,_Kentucky Hickory]
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Graves%2C+Pryors|subject|disp=Pryorsburg}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Graves%2C+Pryors|subject|disp=Pryorsburg}}  
 
| Westplains
 
| Westplains
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*[[Weakley County, Tennessee|Weakley County, Tennessee]]
 
*[[Weakley County, Tennessee|Weakley County, Tennessee]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Graves County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kygraves.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
 
 
*[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=1030 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Graves 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=1030 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Graves County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|Kentucky%2C++Graves|subject|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Graves 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 [[Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] lists {{FHL|Kentucky%2C++Graves|subject|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Graves 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=4003&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=127&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Graves 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=4003&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=127&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Graves County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  
 
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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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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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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*''Abstracts of Pension Papers Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Indian Wars Who Settled in Grant [and Graves] County, Kentucky.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|938559}} - free.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1888-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to D (1888-1939)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1852-1859''' - Graves County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517391}} 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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*'''1874-1875''' - Graves County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517392}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875-1876''' - Graves County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517393}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1859''' - Graves County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517391}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1907''' - Graves County Marriage Index 1852-1907. Batch {{IGI|M517396}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875-1876''' - Graves County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|M517394}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1879''' - Graves County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517395}} 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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== Graves County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Graves County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/graves/ Graves County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/graves/ Graves County KYGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Graves/ Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Graves/ Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Graves County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
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Guide to Graves County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

Graves County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Graves County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1888 1852 1830 1888 1888
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Graves County Courthouse, Mayfield, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 


Graves County Courthouse
201 E College Street
Mayfield, KY 42066
Phone:  270.247.1733[1]

Graves County Kentucky History

Parent County

1823--Graves County was created in 1823 from Hickman County.
County seat: Mayfield [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864, 1896--Had disasters which destroyed some records.
1897--Court house burned to the ground but material survived this also.

Graves County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Baltimore Dublin Kansas Stubblefield
Bell City Fairbanks Lowes Symsonia
Boaz Fancy Farm Lynnville Tri City
Boydsville Farmington Mayfield Vealsburg
Browns Grove Feliciana Payne Viola
Camp Beauregard Folsomdale Pilot Oak Water Valley
Clear Springs Golo Pottsville West Viola
Cooksville Hickory Pryorsburg Westplains
Cuba Hicksville Roper Wheel
Dogwood Holifield Sedalia Wingo
Dublin Kaler South Highland

Neighboring Counties

Graves 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.
18302,504
18407,465198.1%
185011,39752.7%
186016,23342.4%
187019,39819.5%
188024,13824.4%
189028,53418.2%
190033,20416.4%
191033,5391.0%
192032,483−3.1%
193030,778−5.2%
194031,7633.2%
195031,364−1.3%
196030,021−4.3%
197030,9393.1%
198034,04910.1%
199033,550−1.5%
200037,02810.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21083.txt

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

  • [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).

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1859 - Graves County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517391 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1875 - Graves County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517392 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875-1876 - Graves County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch C517393 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1859 - Graves County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517391 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1852-1907 - Graves County Marriage Index 1852-1907. Batch M517396 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875-1876 - Graves County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch M517394 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1879 - Graves County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch M517395 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
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Graves County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Graves County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Graves County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Graves 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 3.6 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.