Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy

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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American ====
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==== African American Research ====
 
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
 
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
 
*&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
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*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/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  ====
  
Cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county 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/jefferson.html Jefferson 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;
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.  
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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.  
 
*'''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>
 
*'''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>
 
 
*[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,
 
*[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://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/jefferson.html Jefferson 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;
 
 
 
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=432464&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Jefferson++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 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.
 
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=432464&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Jefferson++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 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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'''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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'''1911'''&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://distantcousin.com/Directories/KY/Louisville/1911/ Louisville City Directory]  
 
'''1911'''&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://distantcousin.com/Directories/KY/Louisville/1911/ Louisville City Directory]  
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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
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==== Church  ====
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*Louisville
 
*Louisville
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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  ====
  
==== Directories  ====
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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 & Reference]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://www.kykinfolk.com/jefferson/history/history.html Metro Louisville, Jefferson County, KyGenWeb Project History Links]<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/jefferson/history/history.html Metro Louisville, Jefferson County, KyGenWeb Project History Links]
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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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==== 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  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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 & 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 & Burials] ~ KY Deaths & 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 & 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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==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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==== Web Sites  ====
  
*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://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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*[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.
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*[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://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195423&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Jefferson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195423&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Jefferson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)

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Jefferson County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Jefferson County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 1, 1780
County Seat Louisville
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Jefferson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
Jefferson County, Kentucky Courthouse Marker.JPG

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 1 May 1780 from Kentucky County (Virginia). This county was abolished in 1780.   County seat:  Louisville [1]

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 Meadowbrook 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.

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

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

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)]

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).