Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kenton_County,_Kentucky|Kenton County]]''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| county = Kenton County
 
| county = Kenton County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kykenton/ Kenton Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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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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| seat wl = Covington
 
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kenton County, Kentucky|Kenton County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Kenton County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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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="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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Alexander  
 
| Alexander  
| Erlanger  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlanger,_Kentucky Erlanger]
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Latonia|subject|disp=Latonia}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Latonia|subject|disp=Latonia}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+South+Hills|subject|disp=South Hills}}
 
| {{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  
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Ludlow|subject|disp=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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| 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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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Covington|subject|disp=Covington}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Covington|subject|disp=Covington}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+Independence|subject|disp=Independence}}  
 
| {{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.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  ====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
 
*[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  ====
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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=1047 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Kenton 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=1047 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Kenton 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|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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*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.  
 
*[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.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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Individual cemeteries
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BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=41254 Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill]
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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]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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==== 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  ====
 
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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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*[[Northern Kentucky Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kykenton/ Kenton County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kykenton/ Kenton County KYGenWeb]  

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County Seat Covington
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy 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 Genealogy 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).