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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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Guide to '''Kenton County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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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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== Kenton County Kentucky Courthouse ==
 
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== Quick Dates ==
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Kenton County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1852
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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" | 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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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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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>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== Kenton County Kentucky History  ==
 
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[[Image:Kenton County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;Kenton County; 303 Courthouse; PO Box 1109; Covington, KY 41012; Ph. 859.491.0702 Details: (Co Clk has m, land &amp; pro rec from 1860; Clk Cir Ct has div &amp; ct rec) www.kentoncounty.org/
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Kenton County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton]]
 
*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kykenton.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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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.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=41254 Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=41254 Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill]  
*[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=41607 Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=41742 Independence Cemetery, Independence]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=41742 Independence Cemetery, Independence]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=42302 Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=42302 Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright]  
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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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==== Genealogy  ====
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*'''[Flournoy]''' Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,'' [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241797 Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):81-90]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241809 Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):190-213]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241823 Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):318-327]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241854 Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):437-447]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241867 Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1895):67-79]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241923 Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):414-416]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241942 Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):97-101]. Digitized by JSTOR - free.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== 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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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1859''' - Kenton County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517561}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874-1875''' - Kenton County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517562}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1859''' - Kenton County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517561}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Kenton County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517563}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[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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*[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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== Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy 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]
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*[[Northern Kentucky Family History Center]]
 
*[[Northern Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kykenton/ Kenton County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kykenton/ Kenton County KYGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Kenton/ Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Kenton/ Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Guide to Kenton County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded January 29, 1840
County Seat Covington
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Contents

Kenton County Kentucky 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]

Kenton County Kentucky 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

Kenton County Kentucky 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

Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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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

Genealogy

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1859 - Kenton County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517561 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1875 - Kenton County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517562 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1859 - Kenton County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517561 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Kenton County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517563 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.