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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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Guide to '''Graves County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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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'''1823'''--Graves County was created in 1823 from [[Hickman County, Kentucky Genealogy|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>  
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
'''1864, 1896--'''Had disasters which 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. For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-counties.html#courthouse Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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== Graves County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
== Graves County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Ballard County, Kentucky|Ballard]]  
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*[[Ballard County, Kentucky Genealogy|Ballard]]  
*[[Calloway County, Kentucky|Calloway]]  
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*[[Calloway County, Kentucky Genealogy|Calloway]]  
*[[Carlisle County, Kentucky|Carlisle]]  
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*[[Carlisle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carlisle]]  
 
*[[Henry County, Tennessee|Henry County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Henry County, Tennessee|Henry County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Hickman County, Kentucky|Hickman]]  
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*[[Hickman County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hickman]]  
*[[Marshall County, Kentucky|Marshall]]  
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*[[Marshall County, Kentucky Genealogy|Marshall]]  
*[[McCracken County, Kentucky|McCracken]]  
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*[[McCracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|McCracken]]  
 
*[[Weakley County, Tennessee|Weakley County, Tennessee]]
 
*[[Weakley County, Tennessee|Weakley County, Tennessee]]
  
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==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project  
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*All of the family biographies from the 1885 History of Graves County, Kentucky by Battle, Perrin, and Kniffin are available free online on [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/kentucky-counties/kentucky-biographies-by-county.html My Genealogy Hound]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*[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 [[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.  
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*The [[FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch 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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==== 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]
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*[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  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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=====Civil War=====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company H
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
 
  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[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  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
  
 
*'''1888-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to D (1888-1939)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1888-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to D (1888-1939)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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==== 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]
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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*'''1875-1876''' - Graves County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517393}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1875-1876''' - Graves County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517393}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
===== Marriage =====
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===== Marriage =====
  
*'''1852-1859''' - Graves County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517391}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1859''' - Graves County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517391}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
*'''1852-1907''' - Graves County Marriage Index 1852-1907. Batch {{IGI|M517396}} 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" />  
*'''1875-1876''' - Graves County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|M517394}} 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" />  
 
*'''1876-1879''' - Graves County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517395}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''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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== Graves County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Graves 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]
  
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== Graves County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Graves County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/graves-county/ Graves County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/graves/ Graves County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/graves/ Graves 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+Graves|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Graves|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[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)
  

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Guide to Graves County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Graves County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy 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

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

1864, 1896--Had disasters which destroyed some records.
1897--Court house burned to the ground but material survived this also. For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses


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

  • KY Biographies ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  • All of the family biographies from the 1885 History of Graves County, Kentucky by Battle, Perrin, and Kniffin are available free online on My Genealogy Hound

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 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

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

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 Graves 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

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy:


- 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate), Company H

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Graves 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 Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Graves 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 - 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.


 

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