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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Jefferson_County,_Kentucky|Jefferson County]]''
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{{KYDC}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Jefferson County
 
| county = Jefferson County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/jefferson/ Jefferson Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/jefferson/ Jefferson Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = Jefferson_County_svg.png
 
| county_map = Jefferson_County_svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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| seat wl = Louisville
 
| seat wl = Louisville
 
}}  
 
}}  
 
''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Jefferson_County,_Kentucky|Jefferson County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Jefferson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]] [[Image:Jefferson County, Kentucky Courthouse Marker.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1780
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1783
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1783
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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:Jefferson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Jefferson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]] [[Image:Jefferson County, Kentucky Courthouse Marker.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Jefferson County, Kentucky Courthouse Marker.JPG]] [http://www.louisvilleky.gov/ Jefferson County Courthouse]<br>527 W Jefferson Street<br> Louisville, KY 40202-2814<br> Phone: 502.574.5700<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1780'''--Jefferson County was created 1 May 1780&nbsp;from Kentucky County (Virginia).&nbsp;This county&nbsp;was abolished in 1780.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp; Louisville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1780'''--Jefferson County was created on 1 May 1780 as a Virginia county when [[Kentucky County, Virginia|Kentucky]] County (Virginia) was abolished to form [[Fayette County, Virginia|Fayette]], Jefferson and [[Lincoln County, Virginia|Lincoln]] counties. See [http://apps.sos.ky.gov/land/nonmilitary/coformations/countysearch1.asp?searchby=NEW+COUNTY&searchstrg=Jefferson County Formations Database] (Kentucky Land Office)
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'''County seat:'''&nbsp; Louisville <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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See an interactive map of Jefferson County [http://www.kentucky.n2genealogy.com/ky-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="710" align="left"
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{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
|-
 
|-
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Anchorage|subject|disp=Anchorage}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Anchorage|subject|disp=Anchorage}}  
| Glenview Hills  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenview_Hills,_Kentucky Glenview Hills]
| Lynnville  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynnview,_Kentucky Lynnville]
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+St%2E+Matthews|subject|disp=Saint Matthews}}
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+St%2E+Matthews|subject|disp=Saint Matthews}}
 
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| [http://www.audubonparkky.org/ Audubon Park]  
 
| [http://www.audubonparkky.org/ Audubon Park]  
| Glenview Manor  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenview_Manor,_Kentucky Glenview Manor]
| Manor Creek&nbsp;  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manor_Creek,_Kentucky Manor Creek&nbsp;]
| Saint Regis Park
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Regis_Park,_Kentucky Saint Regis Park]
 
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| Bancroft  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bancroft,_Kentucky Bancroft]
| Goose Creek  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_Creek,_Kentucky Goose Creek]
| Meadowbrook Vale  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meadow_Vale,_Kentucky Meadow Vale]
| Seneca Gardens
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seneca_Gardens,_Kentucky Seneca Gardens]
 
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|-
 
| [http://www.barbourmeade.org/ Barbourmeade]  
 
| [http://www.barbourmeade.org/ Barbourmeade]  
| Graymoor-Devondale  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graymoor-Devondale,_Kentucky Graymoor-Devondale]
| Meadowbrook Farm  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meadowbrook_Farm,_Kentucky Meadowbrook Farm]
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Shively|subject|disp=Shively}}
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Shively|subject|disp=Shively}}
 
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| Beechwood Village  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beechwood_Village,_Kentucky Beechwood Village]
| Green Spring  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Spring,_Kentucky Green Spring]
 
| Medora  
 
| Medora  
| Spring Mill
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Mill,_Kentucky Spring Mill]
 
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| Bellemeade  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellemeade,_Kentucky Bellemeade]
 
| Harrods Creek  
 
| Harrods Creek  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Middletown|subject|disp=Middletown}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Middletown|subject|disp=Middletown}}  
| Spring Valley&nbsp;
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Valley,_Kentucky Spring Valley&nbsp;]
 
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| Bellewood  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellewood,_Kentucky Bellewood]
| Heritage Creek  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heritage_Creek,_Kentucky Heritage Creek]
| Mockingbird Valley  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mockingbird_Valley,_Kentucky Mockingbird Valley]
| Strathmoor Manor
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strathmoor_Manor,_Kentucky Strathmoor Manor]
 
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| Blue Ridge Manor  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ridge_Manor,_Kentucky Blue Ridge Manor]
| Hickory Hill  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hickory_Hill,_Kentucky Hickory Hill]
| Murray Hill  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_Hill,_Kentucky Murray Hill]
| Strathmoor Village
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strathmoor_Village,_Kentucky Strathmoor Village]
 
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| Briarwood  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Briarwood,_Kentucky Briarwood]
| Highview  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highview,_Louisville Highview]
| Newburg  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newburg,_Louisville Newburg]
| Sycamore
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sycamore,_Kentucky Sycamore]
 
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| Broeck Pointe  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broeck_Pointe,_Kentucky Broeck Pointe]
| Hills and Dales  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hills_and_Dales,_Kentucky Hills and Dales]
| Northfield  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northfield,_Kentucky Northfield]
| Ten&nbsp;Broeck&nbsp;
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Broeck,_Kentucky Ten&nbsp;Broeck&nbsp;]
 
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| Brownsboro Farm  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownsboro_Farm,_Kentucky Brownsboro Farm]
| Hollow Creek  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow_Creek,_Kentucky Hollow Creek]
| Norwood  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwood,_Kentucky Norwood]
| Thornhill
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thornhill,_Kentucky Thornhill]
 
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| Brownsboro Village  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownsboro_Village,_Kentucky Brownsboro Village]
| Hollyvilla  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollyvilla,_Kentucky Hollyvilla]
| Okolona  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okolona,_Louisville Okolona]
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Valley+Station|subject|disp=Valley Station}}
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Valley+Station|subject|disp=Valley Station}}
 
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Cambridge|subject|disp=Cambridge}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Cambridge|subject|disp=Cambridge}}  
| Houston Acres  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Acres,_Kentucky Houston Acres]
| Old Brownsboro Place&nbsp;  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Brownsboro_Place,_Kentucky Old Brownsboro Place&nbsp;]
| Watterson Park
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watterson_Park,_Kentucky Watterson Park]
 
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| Coldstream  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coldstream,_Kentucky Coldstream]
| Hurstbourne  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurstbourne,_Kentucky Hurstbourne]
| Parkway Village  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkway_Village,_Kentucky Parkway Village]
 
| [http://www.therealwaverlyhills.com/ Waverly Hills] ([http://whsmemorial.tripod.com/ memorial])
 
| [http://www.therealwaverlyhills.com/ Waverly Hills] ([http://whsmemorial.tripod.com/ memorial])
 
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| Creekside  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creekside,_Kentucky Creekside]
| Hurstbourne Acres  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurstbourne_Acres,_Kentucky Hurstbourne Acres]
| Plantation&nbsp;  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantation,_Kentucky Plantation&nbsp;]
| Wellington
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington,_Kentucky Wellington]
 
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| Crossgate  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossgate,_Kentucky Crossgate]
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Indian+Hills|subject|disp=Indian HIlls}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Indian+Hills|subject|disp=Indian HIlls}}  
| Pleasure Ridge Park  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasure_Ridge_Park,_Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park]
| West Buechel
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Buechel,_Kentucky West Buechel]
 
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| [http://www.douglasshillsnews.com/ Douglass Hills]  
 
| [http://www.douglasshillsnews.com/ Douglass Hills]  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Jeffersontown|subject|disp=Jeffersontown}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Jeffersontown|subject|disp=Jeffersontown}}  
| Poplar Hills  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poplar_Hills,_Kentucky Poplar Hills]
| Westwood
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westwood,_Jefferson_County,_Kentucky Westwood]
 
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| Druid Hills  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druid_Hills,_Kentucky Druid Hills]
| Kingsley  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsley,_Kentucky Kingsley]
| Prospect  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospect,_Kentucky Prospect]
| Wildwood
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildwood,_Kentucky Wildwood]
 
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| Fairdale  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairdale,_Louisville Fairdale]
| Langdon Place  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langdon_Place,_Kentucky Langdon Place]
| Richlawn  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richlawn,_Kentucky Richlawn]
| Windy Hills
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windy_Hills,_Kentucky Windy Hills]
 
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| Fincastle  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fincastle,_Kentucky Fincastle]
| Lincolnshire  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincolnshire,_Kentucky Lincolnshire]
| Riverwood&nbsp;  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverwood,_Kentucky Riverwood&nbsp;]
| Woodlawn Hills
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodland_Hills,_Kentucky Woodlawn Hills]
 
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| Forest Hills  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_Hills,_Kentucky Forest Hills]
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Louisville|subject|disp=Louisville}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson%2C+Louisville|subject|disp=Louisville}}  
| Rolling Fields  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_Fields,_Kentucky Rolling Fields]
| Woodlawn Park
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodlawn_Park,_Kentucky Woodlawn Park]
 
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| Glenview  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenview,_Kentucky Glenview]
| Lyndon  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon,_Kentucky Lyndon]
 
| Routt  
 
| Routt  
| Worthington Hills
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worthington_Hills,_Kentucky Worthington Hills]
 
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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.
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*'''The Metro Louisville-Jefferson County KyGenWeb Project''' [http://www.kykinfolk.com/jefferson/cems/cemeteries.html Cemetery Directory] has the largest cemetery listing.&nbsp; Jefferson County once had over 500 public cemeteries and family graveyards, but many have been lost through the ravages of time.&nbsp; This site identifies 235 of them.  
*'''The Metro Louisville-Jefferson County KyGenWeb Project''' [http://www.kykinfolk.com/jefferson/cems/cemeteries.html Cemetery Directory] has the largest cemetery listing.&nbsp; Jefferson County once had over 500 public cemeteries and family graveyards, but many have been lost through the ravages of time.&nbsp; This site identifies 235 of them.&nbsp; <br>
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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=1044 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Jefferson 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=1044 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Jefferson 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|432464|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Jefferson 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[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|432464|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Jefferson 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=4068&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=42&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Jefferson 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=4068&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=42&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Jefferson 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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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=43538 Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1790= 4765
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| 1800= 8754
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| 1810= 13399
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| 1820= 20768
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| 1830= 23979
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| 1840= 36346
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| 1850= 59831
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| 1860= 89404
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| 1870= 118953
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| 1880= 146010
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| 1890= 188598
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| 1900= 232549
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| 1910= 262920
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| 1920= 286369
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| 1930= 355350
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| 1940= 385392
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| 1950= 484615
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| 1960= 610947
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| 1970= 695055
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| 1980= 685004
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| 1990= 664937
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| 2000= 693604
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| estimate= 721594
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| estyear= 2009
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| estref=
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| footnote=[http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21111.txt Jefferson County, KY census]
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}}
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
 
'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Jefferson_County,_Kentucky#Taxation Taxation].  
 
'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Jefferson_County,_Kentucky#Taxation Taxation].  
  
'''1793'''&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjeffer/census/taxlist1793.html Tax List]<br>
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'''1793'''&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjeffer/census/taxlist1793.html Tax List]<br>  
  
 
'''1810''' &nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjeffer/census/1810CensusIndex.html Index], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjeffer/census/1810Census.html Transcription]  
 
'''1810''' &nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjeffer/census/1810CensusIndex.html Index], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjeffer/census/1810Census.html Transcription]  
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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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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==== Directories  ====
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Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_88/city_directories_louisville Louisville City Directories 1861, 1864-1923] available online.
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==== Genealogy  ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Bainbridge]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''[Barns]''' Brand, Franklin Marion. ''The Brand Family of Monongalia County, Virginia (Now West Virginia)''. Morgantown, W. Va.: F.M. Brand, 1922. {{FHL|336952|item|disp=FHL Film 1033725 Item 7}}; digital version at {{FSbook|74663}} - free.
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*'''[Beeler]''' Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
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*'''[Booker]''' Booker, Charles Lee. ''The Bucher/Booker Family, 1686-1990 from Klein Gartach, Wurttemberg, Germany to Frederick County, Virginia to Harrison and Jefferson Counties, Kentucky to Knox and Sullivan Counties, Indiana to the Illinois Counties of Jasper, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, and Sangamon''. n.p.: C.L. Booker, 1990. {{FHL|543038|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 B852b}}
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*'''[Brooks]''' Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
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*'''[Bucher]''' ''See Booker''.
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*'''[Byerly]''' Hanson, Richard E. ''Descendants of Paul Byerly (Born 1855, Louisville, Kentucky) and His Wife, Martha Marie Hodgman''. Typescript, circa 1960. {{FHL|46930|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Fiche 6019132}}
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*'''[Cary]''' Harrison, Fairfax. ''The Virginia Carys''. New York: De Vinne Press, 1919. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/virginiacarysan01harrgoog Internet Archive] - free; {{FHL|126773|item|disp=FHL Film 1011836 Item 3}}.
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*'''[Clark]''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Descendants of General Jonathan Clark, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1750-1811''. Louisville, Ky.: n.p., 1949. Reprinted from the ''Filson Club History Quarterly'', Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2, 4. {{FHL|2420|item|disp=FHL Film 1036197 Item 4}}
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*'''[Deneal]''' DeNeal, Gary. ''The DeNeales of Virginia.'' 1971. Fairfax Public Library, Fairfax, Va.
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*'''[Deneal]''' Hunt, John G. "Deneal(e) or Oduneal of Fairfax County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 25, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1981):295-302. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 25 (1981)}}.
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*'''[Egg]''' Miller, Marguerite A. ''My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's''. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. {{FHL|1477754|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 K729mm}}; digital version at {{FSbook|52260}}.
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*'''[Eppler]''' Miller, Marguerite A. ''My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's''. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. {{FHL|1477754|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 K729mm}}; digital version at {{FSbook|52260}}.
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*'''[Fleischmann]''' Miller, Marguerite A. ''My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's''. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. {{FHL|1477754|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 K729mm}}; digital version at {{FSbook|52260}}.
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*'''[Gray]''' Amundson, Margaret R. "When was George Gray Born?" ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 50, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2006):148-151. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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*'''[Johnston]''' Johnston, Floyd Allen. ''Lt. Benjamin Johnston Virginia Milita - Revolutionary War Born, Carolina County, Virginia in 1735, Died, Louisville Kentucky in 1792, Son of William Johnston and Ann Chew''. Typescript, 1969. {{FHL|323265|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 877505 Item 4}}
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*'''[Knauer]''' Miller, Marguerite A. ''My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's''. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. {{FHL|1477754|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 K729mm}}; digital version at {{FSbook|52260}}.
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*'''[Krieg]''' Head, James H. ''German Origins of a Krieg Family:&nbsp;A Description of the Family of Jacob Krieg (1778-c1845) Who Immigrated from Beuren in Württemberg to Monroe County, Ohio in 1834: Descendants Lived in Monroe County, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Bartholomew County, Indiana''. Monument, Colo.: J.H. Head, 2006. {{FHL|1345953|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 K893h}}; digital version at {{FSbook|65195}}. Another edition: {{FHL|1354978|item|disp=FHL 929.273 K893h 2006}}; digital version at {{FSbook|66089}}.
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*'''[Krieg]''' Head, James H. ''Krieg Family History: An Account of the Genealogy of the Krieg Family of Bartholomew County, Indiana with Comments on Kreig (Krieg) Relations in Louisville, Kentucky''. Monument, Colo.: J.H. Head, 2006. {{FHL|1354981|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 K893hj}}; digital version at {{FSbook|66073}}.
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*'''[Machtolff]''' Parrott, Edna and Carol Miller. ''Ancestry and Descendants of August Andreas Machtolff of Louisville, Kentucky''. Louisville, Ky.: E. Parrott &amp; C. Miller, 2003. {{FHL|1143125|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 M185p}}
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*'''[Pentecost]''' Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
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*'''[Prather]'''Prather, William A.''Captain Basil Prather, 1731-1803, of Maryland and Kentucky and His Louisville Home 'Fox Hill'.'' Waynesboro, Miss.: W.A. Prather, 1994. {{FHL|702404|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 P887pr}}.
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*'''[Rogers]''' Rogers, Lon B. "Colonel James Rogers (1742--1828) Nelson County Pioneer," ''The Kentucky Genealogist,'' Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1961):3-6.
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*'''[Rust]''' Rust, Ellsworth Marshall. ''Rust of Virginia: Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of William Rust, 1654-1940''. Washington, D.C.: Rust, 1940. {{FHL|5485|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R922re}}.
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*'''[Seaton]''' Katheder, Thomas. "Seaton of Fauquier County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):83-102. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
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*'''[Shipp]''' Sanders, Walter R. ''The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Faquier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. {{FHL|34455|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL&nbsp;Film 875372 Item 5}}
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*'''[Shoninger]''' ''Shoninger Family of Louisville, Kentucky: Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1793-1916''. MSS., American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio. Reproduction: {{FHL|347539|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 1012750 Item 7}}
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*'''[Stafford]''' Stafford, Carolyn Joy. ''The Biography of Thomas Moore Stafford, 1841-1910 of City of Louisville, Clark, and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky and Citrus and Lee Counties, Florida: Saddler, Soldier, Settler''. Brandon, Fla.: C.J. Stafford, 2007. {{FHL|1413735|item|disp=FHL Book 921.73 St13s}}; digital version at {{FSbook|50149}}.
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*'''[Strother]''' Owen, Thomas McAdory, "William Strother of Virginia and His Descendants," ''Publications of the Southern History Association,'' Vol. 2, No. 1 (Apr. 1898):149-173. Digitized by [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou15assogoog#page/n152/mode/2up Internet Archive].
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*'''[Taylor]''' Hall, Newman Arnold. "Allerton of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):83-92; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):171-178; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):287-296; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):13-18; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):94-102; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):175-180. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988)-v. 33 (1989)}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[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  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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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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*The 1890 Census Veterans Schedules for all of Jefferson County were destroyed except those for the Central Kentucky Lunatic Asylum in Lakeland, Ky listing eight individuals. For information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see [[Union Census Records|Union Census Records]].
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1784-1901''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 23 (1784-1901)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Jefferson County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Jefferson County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''[1789-1790]''' Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The sources of this publication are the 1789 and 1790 [?] personal property tax lists, and substitutes for 1786 through 1788. Jefferson County is included in Vol. 2.]  
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*'''1789-1790''' - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The sources of this publication are the 1789 and 1790 [?] personal property tax lists, and substitutes for 1786 through 1788. Jefferson County is included in Vol. 2.]  
*'''[1789]''' Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["6 volumes of 1789 were used, and some duplications were found." (p. 2)]
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*'''1789''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["6 volumes of 1789 were used, and some duplications were found." (p. 2)]  
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*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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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== 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]
  
==== Web Sites ====
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==== Family history Centers ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Louisville Kentucky Family History Center]]
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*[[Shawnee Kentucky Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/jefferson/ Jefferson County Metro KYGenWeb]
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/jefferson/ Jefferson County Metro 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.  
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]  
 
*[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+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.kentucky-genealogy.com/Jefferson-County-Genealogy.htm Jefferson County Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Jefferson County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1780 1852 1810 1783 1783
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Jefferson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
Jefferson County, Kentucky Courthouse Marker.JPG
Jefferson County Courthouse
527 W Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202-2814
Phone: 502.574.5700[1]

History

President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

The county was named after Declaration of Independence Author Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) who became President in 1797.

Parent County

1780--Jefferson County was created on 1 May 1780 as a Virginia county when Kentucky County (Virginia) was abolished to form Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln counties. See County Formations Database (Kentucky Land Office)

County seat:  Louisville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Jefferson County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Anchorage Glenview Hills Lynnville Saint Matthews
Audubon Park Glenview Manor Manor Creek  Saint Regis Park
Bancroft Goose Creek Meadow Vale Seneca Gardens
Barbourmeade Graymoor-Devondale Meadowbrook Farm Shively
Beechwood Village Green Spring Medora Spring Mill
Bellemeade Harrods Creek Middletown Spring Valley 
Bellewood Heritage Creek Mockingbird Valley Strathmoor Manor
Blue Ridge Manor Hickory Hill Murray Hill Strathmoor Village
Briarwood Highview Newburg Sycamore
Broeck Pointe Hills and Dales Northfield Ten Broeck 
Brownsboro Farm Hollow Creek Norwood Thornhill
Brownsboro Village Hollyvilla Okolona Valley Station
Cambridge Houston Acres Old Brownsboro Place  Watterson Park
Coldstream Hurstbourne Parkway Village Waverly Hills (memorial)
Creekside Hurstbourne Acres Plantation  Wellington
Crossgate Indian HIlls Pleasure Ridge Park West Buechel
Douglass Hills Jeffersontown Poplar Hills Westwood
Druid Hills Kingsley Prospect Wildwood
Fairdale Langdon Place Richlawn Windy Hills
Fincastle Lincolnshire Riverwood  Woodlawn Hills
Forest Hills Louisville Rolling Fields Woodlawn Park
Glenview Lyndon Routt Worthington Hills

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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.

Individual cemeteries:

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
17904,765
18008,75483.7%
181013,39953.1%
182020,76855.0%
183023,97915.5%
184036,34651.6%
185059,83164.6%
186089,40449.4%
1870118,95333.1%
1880146,01022.7%
1890188,59829.2%
1900232,54923.3%
1910262,92013.1%
1920286,3698.9%
1930355,35024.1%
1940385,3928.5%
1950484,61525.7%
1960610,94726.1%
1970695,05513.8%
1980685,004−1.4%
1990664,937−2.9%
2000693,6044.3%
Est. 2009721,5944.0%
Jefferson County, KY census

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

1790 - Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation.

1793   Tax List

1810   Index, Transcription

1859   Louisville City Directory

1911   Louisville City Directory


Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

Court

Directories

Fold3.com ($) has Louisville City Directories 1861, 1864-1923 available online.

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
  • [Bainbridge] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Barns] Brand, Franklin Marion. The Brand Family of Monongalia County, Virginia (Now West Virginia). Morgantown, W. Va.: F.M. Brand, 1922. FHL Film 1033725 Item 7; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Beeler] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Booker] Booker, Charles Lee. The Bucher/Booker Family, 1686-1990 from Klein Gartach, Wurttemberg, Germany to Frederick County, Virginia to Harrison and Jefferson Counties, Kentucky to Knox and Sullivan Counties, Indiana to the Illinois Counties of Jasper, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, and Sangamon. n.p.: C.L. Booker, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 B852b
  • [Brooks] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Bucher] See Booker.
  • [Byerly] Hanson, Richard E. Descendants of Paul Byerly (Born 1855, Louisville, Kentucky) and His Wife, Martha Marie Hodgman. Typescript, circa 1960. FHL Fiche 6019132
  • [Cary] Harrison, Fairfax. The Virginia Carys. New York: De Vinne Press, 1919. Digital version at Internet Archive - free; FHL Film 1011836 Item 3.
  • [Clark] Dorman, John Frederick. Descendants of General Jonathan Clark, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1750-1811. Louisville, Ky.: n.p., 1949. Reprinted from the Filson Club History Quarterly, Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2, 4. FHL Film 1036197 Item 4
  • [Deneal] DeNeal, Gary. The DeNeales of Virginia. 1971. Fairfax Public Library, Fairfax, Va.
  • [Deneal] Hunt, John G. "Deneal(e) or Oduneal of Fairfax County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1981):295-302. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 25 (1981).
  • [Egg] Miller, Marguerite A. My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K729mm; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Eppler] Miller, Marguerite A. My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K729mm; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Fleischmann] Miller, Marguerite A. My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K729mm; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Gray] Amundson, Margaret R. "When was George Gray Born?" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 50, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2006):148-151. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Johnston] Johnston, Floyd Allen. Lt. Benjamin Johnston Virginia Milita - Revolutionary War Born, Carolina County, Virginia in 1735, Died, Louisville Kentucky in 1792, Son of William Johnston and Ann Chew. Typescript, 1969. FHL Film 877505 Item 4
  • [Knauer] Miller, Marguerite A. My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K729mm; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Krieg] Head, James H. German Origins of a Krieg Family: A Description of the Family of Jacob Krieg (1778-c1845) Who Immigrated from Beuren in Württemberg to Monroe County, Ohio in 1834: Descendants Lived in Monroe County, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Bartholomew County, Indiana. Monument, Colo.: J.H. Head, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K893h; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Another edition: FHL 929.273 K893h 2006; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Krieg] Head, James H. Krieg Family History: An Account of the Genealogy of the Krieg Family of Bartholomew County, Indiana with Comments on Kreig (Krieg) Relations in Louisville, Kentucky. Monument, Colo.: J.H. Head, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K893hj; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Machtolff] Parrott, Edna and Carol Miller. Ancestry and Descendants of August Andreas Machtolff of Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville, Ky.: E. Parrott & C. Miller, 2003. FHL Book 929.273 M185p
  • [Pentecost] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Prather]Prather, William A.Captain Basil Prather, 1731-1803, of Maryland and Kentucky and His Louisville Home 'Fox Hill'. Waynesboro, Miss.: W.A. Prather, 1994. FHL Book 929.273 P887pr.
  • [Rogers] Rogers, Lon B. "Colonel James Rogers (1742--1828) Nelson County Pioneer," The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1961):3-6.
  • [Rust] Rust, Ellsworth Marshall. Rust of Virginia: Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of William Rust, 1654-1940. Washington, D.C.: Rust, 1940. FHL Book 929.273 R922re.
  • [Seaton] Katheder, Thomas. "Seaton of Fauquier County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):83-102. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Shipp] Sanders, Walter R. The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Faquier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL Film 875372 Item 5
  • [Shoninger] Shoninger Family of Louisville, Kentucky: Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1793-1916. MSS., American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio. Reproduction: FHL Film 1012750 Item 7
  • [Stafford] Stafford, Carolyn Joy. The Biography of Thomas Moore Stafford, 1841-1910 of City of Louisville, Clark, and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky and Citrus and Lee Counties, Florida: Saddler, Soldier, Settler. Brandon, Fla.: C.J. Stafford, 2007. FHL Book 921.73 St13s; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Strother] Owen, Thomas McAdory, "William Strother of Virginia and His Descendants," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Apr. 1898):149-173. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  • [Taylor] Hall, Newman Arnold. "Allerton of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):83-92; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):171-178; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):287-296; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):13-18; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):94-102; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):175-180. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988)-v. 33 (1989).

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
  • Korean War Memorial Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
  • Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
  • The 1890 Census Veterans Schedules for all of Jefferson County were destroyed except those for the Central Kentucky Lunatic Asylum in Lakeland, Ky listing eight individuals. For information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see Union Census Records.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Jefferson County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book 1: 1784-1813
  2. Will Book 2: 1805-1833
  3. Will Book 3: 1833-1846

Taxation

  • 1789-1790 - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The sources of this publication are the 1789 and 1790 [?] personal property tax lists, and substitutes for 1786 through 1788. Jefferson County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • 1789 - Heinemann, Charles B. "First Census" of Kentucky 1790. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: FHL US/CAN 976.9 X2ph 1981; digital version at Kentucky Kinfolks. ["6 volumes of 1789 were used, and some duplications were found." (p. 2)]
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Jefferson County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family history Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson 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. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).