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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Hopkins County'' <br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Hopkins_County,_Kentucky|Hopkins County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Hopkins County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
[[Image:{{KYHopkinscourthouse}}]]
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== History  ==
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{{KYDC}}
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Hopkins County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/hopkins/ Hopkins Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Hopkins_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1806
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| founded date = December 9
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| seat wl = Madisonville
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}}
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== Hopkins 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" | '''[[Hopkins County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hopkins County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hopkins County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hopkins County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hopkins County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hopkins 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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[[Image:{{KYHopkinscourthouse}}]]&nbsp;
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[http://hopkinscounty.ky.gov/ Hopkins County Courthouse]<br>10 S Main St; PO Box Drawer 737<br>Madisonville, KY 42431-2064<br>Phone: 270.821.7361<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hopkins County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Hopkins County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1806'''--Hopkins County was created 9 December 1806&nbsp;from [[Henderson County, Kentucky|Henderson]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Madisonville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1806'''--Hopkins County was created 9 December 1806&nbsp;from [[Henderson County, Kentucky|Henderson]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Madisonville <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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==== County Pronunciation  ====
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*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ky-hopkins.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)</ref>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1829--'''A disaster destroyed most records.  
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'''1829--'''A disaster destroyed some records.  
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Hopkins County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Anton  
 
| Anton  
| Earlington
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earlington,_Kentucky Earlington]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195420&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Hopkins%2C+Madisonville&columns=*,0,0 Madisonville]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Hopkins%2C+Madisonville|subject|disp=Madisonville}}
 
| Pee Vee
 
| Pee Vee
 
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| Ashbyburg  
 
| Ashbyburg  
 
| Fiddle Bow  
 
| Fiddle Bow  
| Manitou  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manitou,_Kentucky Manitou]
 
| Rabbit Ridge
 
| Rabbit Ridge
 
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| Beulah  
 
| Beulah  
 
| Grapevine  
 
| Grapevine  
| Mortons Gap  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortons_Gap,_Kentucky Mortons Gap]
| Saint Charles
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Charles,_Kentucky Saint Charles]
 
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| Brentwood  
 
| Brentwood  
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| Sixth Vein
 
| Sixth Vein
 
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| Charleston  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston,_Kentucky Charleston]
| Hanson  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanson,_Kentucky Hanson]
 
| Murphy Ford  
 
| Murphy Ford  
 
| Vandetta
 
| Vandetta
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| Coiltown  
 
| Coiltown  
 
| Hecla  
 
| Hecla  
| Nebo  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebo,_Kentucky Nebo]
 
| Veazey
 
| Veazey
 
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| Dalton  
 
| Dalton  
 
| Ilsley  
 
| Ilsley  
| Nortonville  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nortonville,_Kentucky Nortonville]
 
| Victoria
 
| Victoria
 
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| Wesco
 
| Wesco
 
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| Dawson Springs  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawson_Springs,_Kentucky Dawson Springs]
 
| Kirkwood Springs  
 
| Kirkwood Springs  
 
| Olney  
 
| Olney  
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| Little Valley  
 
| Little Valley  
 
| Oriole  
 
| Oriole  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195421&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Hopkins%2C+White+Plains&columns=*,0,0 White Plains]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Hopkins%2C+White+Plains|subject|disp=White Plains}}
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Webster County, Kentucky|Webster]]
 
*[[Webster County, Kentucky|Webster]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Hopkins County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyhopkins.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== African American Research  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/hopkins.html Hopkins 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.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county 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.
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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=1042 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Hopkins County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|434606|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Hopkins 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=4050&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=75&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Hopkins 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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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1810= 2964
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| 1820= 5322
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| 1830= 6763
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| 1840= 9171
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| 1850= 12441
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| 1860= 11875
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| 1870= 13827
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| 1880= 19122
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| 1890= 23505
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| 1900= 30995
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| 1910= 34291
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| 1920= 34133
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| 1930= 37449
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| 1940= 37789
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| 1950= 38815
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| 1960= 38458
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| 1970= 38167
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| 1980= 46174
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| 1990= 46126
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| 2000= 46519
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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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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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Anderson]''' Mills, Elizabeth Shown. "A Case Study in Family Reconstruction Within a 'Burned County,'" ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):3-19, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):174-187; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):263-273; digital versions at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($); [http://historicpathways.com/download/anderbuckpt2.pdf Historic Pathways]; reprinted in ''Genealogy: A Publication of the Family History Section, Indiana Historical Society'', [http://historicpathways.com/download/burnedcounty.pdf No. 78 (July 1983):1-10] (available for free online at Historic Pathways). Digital version also at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983), v. 30 (1986)}}.
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*'''[Ashby]''' Ashby, Stephen. ''Ashby Family, Ky. Wills and Marriages of Hopkins County, Ky.'' Typescript, 1949. {{FHL|349181|item|disp=FHL Film 858667 Item 6}}
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*'''[Baker]''' Chapman, Peggy Brown. ''Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties &amp; Jackson Purchase, Kentucky''. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. {{FHL|751704|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B171cp}}
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*'''[Crow]''' Hecathorn, Ann Austin and Catherine Dulany Austin and Mary Louise Garner. ''John S. Crow and Nancy W. Hutcheson of Mecklenburg County, Virginia and Hopkins County, Kentucky:&nbsp;A Compliation of Collected Materials Pertaining to Their Ancestors, Their Lives and Their Descendants''. [Earlville, Ill.]: A.A. Hecathorn, 1992. {{FHL|566333|item|disp=FHL&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Book 929.273 C885a}}
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*'''[Hampton]''' Corum, Frank. "The Benefit of an Unusual Name: Charles Chester Colson Hampton," ''Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy'', Vol. 4, No. 1 (May/June 1995):3-11. {{FHL|523192|item|disp=FHL Book 975.51 D25t}}. [Discusses Virginia origin of the Hampton family of Hopkins County, Kentucky.]
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*'''[Henry]''' Austin, Catherine Dulany and Ann Austin Hecathorn. ''Joseph Henry and Alvira Crow Henry of Hopkins County, Kentucky and Jefferson County, Illinois''. [Earlville, Ill.]: A.A. Hecathorn, 1990. {{FHL|390824|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H396ac}}
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*'''[Rudd]''' Corum, Frank. ''The Rudd Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky''. Hanson, Ky.: F. Corum, 1991. {{FHL|554034|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R831c}}
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*'''[Southard]''' Dugger, Gary D. ''The Southard Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky''. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 2001. {{FHL|1001449|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 So87d}}; digital version at {{FSbook|100164}}.
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*'''[Timmons]''' Corum, Frank. ''Captain George Timmons: Fact and Fiction''. Madisonville, Ky.: F. Corum, 1990. {{FHL|408023|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 T484c}}
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*'''[Tunstall]''' Morris, Whitmore. ''The First Tunstalls in Virginia, and Some of Their Descendants.'' San Antonio, Texas: W. Morris, 1950. Digital version at {{FSbook|1026007}} - free.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies I and K.
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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
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1800-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 13 (1800-1930)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Hopkins County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517511}} 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''' - Hopkins County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517512}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1874-1876''' - Hopkins County Birth Index 1874-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517513}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517511}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517514}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517515}} 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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== Hopkins 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  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Madisonville Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Hopkins County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/hopkins/ Hopkins County KYGenWeb]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195419&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Hopkins&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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Guide to Hopkins County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the Western Coal Fields region.

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Hopkins County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded December 9, 1806
County Seat Madisonville
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Contents

Hopkins County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Hopkins County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1807 1852 1810 1807 1807
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Hopkins County Courthouse, Madisonville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 

Hopkins County Courthouse
10 S Main St; PO Box Drawer 737
Madisonville, KY 42431-2064
Phone: 270.821.7361[1]

Hopkins County Kentucky History

Parent County

1806--Hopkins County was created 9 December 1806 from Henderson County.
County seat: Madisonville [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

1829--A disaster destroyed some records.

Hopkins County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Anton Earlington Madisonville Pee Vee
Ashbyburg Fiddle Bow Manitou Rabbit Ridge
Barnsley Fies Mitchell Hill Richland
Beulah Grapevine Mortons Gap Saint Charles
Brentwood Hamby Mount Carmel Sixth Vein
Charleston Hanson Murphy Ford Vandetta
Coiltown Hecla Nebo Veazey
Dalton Ilsley Nortonville Victoria
Daniel Boone Jewel City Oak Hill Wesco
Dawson Springs Kirkwood Springs Olney West Side Heights
Dozier Heights Little Valley Oriole White Plains

Neighboring Counties

Hopkins 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.
18102,964
18205,32279.6%
18306,76327.1%
18409,17135.6%
185012,44135.7%
186011,875−4.5%
187013,82716.4%
188019,12238.3%
189023,50522.9%
190030,99531.9%
191034,29110.6%
192034,133−0.5%
193037,4499.7%
194037,7890.9%
195038,8152.7%
196038,458−0.9%
197038,167−0.8%
198046,17421.0%
199046,126−0.1%
200046,5190.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21107.txt

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

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
Bibliography
  • [Anderson] Mills, Elizabeth Shown. "A Case Study in Family Reconstruction Within a 'Burned County,'" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):3-19, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):174-187; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):263-273; digital versions at American Ancestors ($); Historic Pathways; reprinted in Genealogy: A Publication of the Family History Section, Indiana Historical Society, No. 78 (July 1983):1-10 (available for free online at Historic Pathways). Digital version also at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983), v. 30 (1986).
  • [Ashby] Ashby, Stephen. Ashby Family, Ky. Wills and Marriages of Hopkins County, Ky. Typescript, 1949. FHL Film 858667 Item 6
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp
  • [Crow] Hecathorn, Ann Austin and Catherine Dulany Austin and Mary Louise Garner. John S. Crow and Nancy W. Hutcheson of Mecklenburg County, Virginia and Hopkins County, Kentucky: A Compliation of Collected Materials Pertaining to Their Ancestors, Their Lives and Their Descendants. [Earlville, Ill.]: A.A. Hecathorn, 1992. FHL&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Book 929.273 C885a
  • [Hampton] Corum, Frank. "The Benefit of an Unusual Name: Charles Chester Colson Hampton," Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. 4, No. 1 (May/June 1995):3-11. FHL Book 975.51 D25t. [Discusses Virginia origin of the Hampton family of Hopkins County, Kentucky.]
  • [Henry] Austin, Catherine Dulany and Ann Austin Hecathorn. Joseph Henry and Alvira Crow Henry of Hopkins County, Kentucky and Jefferson County, Illinois. [Earlville, Ill.]: A.A. Hecathorn, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 H396ac
  • [Rudd] Corum, Frank. The Rudd Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky. Hanson, Ky.: F. Corum, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 R831c
  • [Southard] Dugger, Gary D. The Southard Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 2001. FHL Book 929.273 So87d; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Timmons] Corum, Frank. Captain George Timmons: Fact and Fiction. Madisonville, Ky.: F. Corum, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 T484c
  • [Tunstall] Morris, Whitmore. The First Tunstalls in Virginia, and Some of Their Descendants. San Antonio, Texas: W. Morris, 1950. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Hopkins County, Kentucky 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 Hopkins County, Kentucky:

- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Companies I and K.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Hopkins County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517511 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Hopkins County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517512 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874-1876 - Hopkins County Birth Index 1874-1876. Batch C517513 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517511 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517514 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1878 - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517515 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Unsorted

Hopkins County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Hopkins County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Hopkins County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hopkins County, Kentucky page 271, 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. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  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.