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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Kenton County'' <br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kenton_County,_Kentucky|Kenton County]]''  
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{{KYDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Kenton County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kykenton/ Kenton Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Kenton_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1840
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| founded date = January 29
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| seat wl = Covington
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Kenton_County,_Kentucky_Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Kenton County Courthouse, Covington, Ky.]]
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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" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1858
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[http://www.kentoncounty.org/ Kenton County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;303 Courthouse; PO Box 1109; <br>Covington, KY 41012<br> Phone: 859.491.0702<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kenton 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  ====
  
'''1840'''--Kenton County was created 29 January 1840&nbsp;from [[Campbell County, Kentucky|Campbell]] County. There are two court houses, one at Independence and one at Covington. '''County seat:''' Covington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1840'''--Kenton County was created 29 January 1840&nbsp;from [[Campbell County, Kentucky|Campbell]] County. There are two court houses, one at Independence and one at Covington. <br>'''County seat:''' Covington <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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Alexander  
 
| Alexander  
| Erlanger
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlanger,_Kentucky Erlanger]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=960612&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Latonia&columns=*,0,0 Latonia]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Latonia|subject|disp=Latonia}}
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+South+Hills|subject|disp=South Hills}}
 
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| Amsterdam (hist.)  
 
| Amsterdam (hist.)  
| Fairview  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairview,_Kenton_County,_Kentucky Fairview]
| Latonia Lakes  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latonia_Lakes,_Kentucky Latonia Lakes]
 
| Springdale
 
| Springdale
 
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| Atwood  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atwood,_Kentucky Atwood]
 
| Fiskburg  
 
| Fiskburg  
 
| Lookout Heights  
 
| Lookout Heights  
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| Bank Lick  
 
| Bank Lick  
 
| Forest Hills  
 
| Forest Hills  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195447&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Ludlow&columns=*,0,0 Ludlow <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1260661121359_367" />]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Ludlow|subject|disp=Ludlow <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1260661121359_367" />}}
 
| Staffordsburg
 
| Staffordsburg
 
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| Bracht  
 
| Bracht  
| Fort Mitchell  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Mitchell,_Kentucky Fort Mitchell]
 
| Maurice  
 
| Maurice  
 
| Summit Hills Heights
 
| Summit Hills Heights
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195442&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Bromley&columns=*,0,0 Bromley]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Bromley|subject|disp=Bromley}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195445&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Fort+Wright&columns=*,0,0 Fort Wright]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Fort+Wright|subject|disp=Fort Wright}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195448&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Morning+View&columns=*,0,0 Morning View]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Morning+View|subject|disp=Morning View}}
 
| Sunny Acres
 
| Sunny Acres
 
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| Cloud City (hist.)  
 
| Cloud City (hist.)  
 
| Grant  
 
| Grant  
| Nicholson  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholson,_Kentucky Nicholson]
| Taylor Mill
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Mill,_Kentucky Taylor Mill]
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195443&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Covington&columns=*,0,0 Covington]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Covington|subject|disp=Covington}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195446&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Independence&columns=*,0,0 Independence]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Independence|subject|disp=Independence}}
 
| Oak Ridge  
 
| Oak Ridge  
| Villa Hills
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Hills,_Kentucky Villa Hills]
 
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| Crescent Park  
 
| Crescent Park  
 
| Kenton  
 
| Kenton  
| Park Hills  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Hills,_Kentucky Park Hills]
| Visalia
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visalia,_Kentucky Visalia]
 
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| Crescent Springs  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescent_Springs,_Kentucky Crescent Springs]
 
| Kenton Hills  
 
| Kenton Hills  
 
| Piner  
 
| Piner  
 
| West Covington
 
| West Covington
 
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| Crestview Hills  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestview_Hills,_Kentucky Crestview Hills]
| Kenton Vale  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenton_Vale,_Kentucky Kenton Vale]
 
| Ricedale  
 
| Ricedale  
 
| White Tower
 
| White Tower
 
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| DeCoursey  
 
| DeCoursey  
| Lakeside Park  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeside_Park,_Kentucky Lakeside Park]
 
| Ryland  
 
| Ryland  
 
| White Villa
 
| White Villa
 
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| Edgewood  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgewood,_Kentucky Edgewood]
 
| Lakeview  
 
| Lakeview  
| Ryland Heights  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryland_Heights,_Kentucky Ryland Heights]
 
| Winston Hills (hist.)
 
| Winston Hills (hist.)
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195444&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Elsmere&columns=*,0,0 Elsmere]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Elsmere|subject|disp=Elsmere}}
 
| Lamb  
 
| Lamb  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195450&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Sanfordtown&columns=*,0,0 Sanfordtown]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Sanfordtown|subject|disp=Sanfordtown}}
 
| Winston Park
 
| Winston Park
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American  ====
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==== African American Research ====
  
 
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:  
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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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;
  
*&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
  
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*''Pictorial and Industrial Review of Northern Kentucky. Historical Souvenir, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-three, Kenton and Campbell Counties.'' 1923. Digital version at {{FSbook|953021}} - free. Photographs and short bios of leading citizens of the county.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky 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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{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*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.&nbsp; <br>
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kenton.html Kenton 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.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=1047 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Kenton 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|431595|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Kenton 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=4084&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Kenton 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.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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Individual cemeteries
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1047 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Kenton County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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BillionGraves
  
*[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.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=41254 Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill]
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kenton.html Kenton 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://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=41607 Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell]  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=41742 Independence Cemetery, Independence]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=42302 Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=42846 St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Independence]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=42859 St. Johns Cemetery, Fort Wright]  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=42868 St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Mitchell]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159179 Sisters of Notre Dame Cemetery, Park Hills]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158921 Wilmington Baptist Church Cemetery, Covington]
  
*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=431595&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Kenton++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Kenton 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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==== Census  ====
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4084&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Kenton 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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{{USCensusPop
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| 1850= 17038
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| 1860= 25467
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| 1870= 36096
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| 1880= 43983
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| 1890= 54161
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| 1900= 63591
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| 1910= 70355
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| 1920= 73453
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| 1930= 93534
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| 1940= 93139
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| 1950= 104254
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| 1960= 120700
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| 1970= 129440
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| 1980= 137058
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| 1990= 142031
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| 2000= 151464
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| estimate= 157692
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| estyear= 2008
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21117.txt }}
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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]
  
 
==== 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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==== 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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*'''1856-1924''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 16 (1856-1924)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Vital Records ====
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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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Websites ==
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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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*[[Northern Kentucky Family History Center]]
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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://www.rootsweb.com/~kykenton/ Kenton County KYGenWeb]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195441&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Kenton&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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*[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.  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Kenton/ Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Kenton County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 29, 1840
County Seat Covington
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Kenton County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1840 1852 1840 1840 1858
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Kenton County Courthouse
 303 Courthouse; PO Box 1109;
Covington, KY 41012
Phone: 859.491.0702[1]

History

Parent County

1840--Kenton County was created 29 January 1840 from Campbell County. There are two court houses, one at Independence and one at Covington.
County seat: Covington [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alexander Erlanger Latonia South Hills
Amsterdam (hist.) Fairview Latonia Lakes Springdale
Atwood Fiskburg Lookout Heights Springlake
Bank Lick Forest Hills Ludlow Staffordsburg
Bracht Fort Mitchell Maurice Summit Hills Heights
Bromley Fort Wright Morning View Sunny Acres
Cloud City (hist.) Grant Nicholson Taylor Mill
Covington Independence Oak Ridge Villa Hills
Crescent Park Kenton Park Hills Visalia
Crescent Springs Kenton Hills Piner West Covington
Crestview Hills Kenton Vale Ricedale White Tower
DeCoursey Lakeside Park Ryland White Villa
Edgewood Lakeview Ryland Heights Winston Hills (hist.)
Elsmere Lamb Sanfordtown Winston Park

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

  • Pictorial and Industrial Review of Northern Kentucky. Historical Souvenir, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-three, Kenton and Campbell Counties. 1923. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Photographs and short bios of leading citizens of the county.

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Individual cemeteries

BillionGraves

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
185017,038
186025,46749.5%
187036,09641.7%
188043,98321.9%
189054,16123.1%
190063,59117.4%
191070,35510.6%
192073,4534.4%
193093,53427.3%
194093,139−0.4%
1950104,25411.9%
1960120,70015.8%
1970129,4407.2%
1980137,0585.9%
1990142,0313.6%
2000151,4646.6%
Est. 2008157,6924.1%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21117.txt

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

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), Kenton 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).