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{{Kentucky-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Kenton County'' <br> {{Adoption KYGenWeb}}  
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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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{{KYDC}}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Kenton County
 
| 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>
 
| county_map = Kenton_County_svg.png
 
| county_map = Kenton_County_svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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| seat wl = Covington
 
| seat wl = Covington
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[[Image:Kenton County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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== Kenton County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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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  ==
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== Kenton County Kentucky History  ==
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" width="710" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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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}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195451&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Kenton%2C+South+Hills&columns=*,0,0 South Hills]
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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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*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton]]
 
*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
==== African American  ====
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[[Image:Kykenton.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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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;[[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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{{KY Church Intro}}
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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]
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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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{{KY Land}}
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
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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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===== Civil War  =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company M.
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:- [[5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company I.
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:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company B.
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:- [[7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company E.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L and M.<br>
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:- [[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company G.
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:- [[12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company B.
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:- [[18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company C.
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:- [[37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company H.
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:- [[53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I and K.<br>
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:- [[55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, F, I and K.<br>
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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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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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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
  
 
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*'''1856-1924''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 16 (1856-1924)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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==== Taxation ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
  
== Websites ==
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===== Birth =====
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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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>
*[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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*'''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
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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
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== Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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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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== Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kykenton/ Kenton County KYGenWeb]
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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}}
 
*[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)
  
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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

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Genealogy

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Kenton County, Kentucky. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Kenton County, Kentucky served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Kenton County, Kentucky:

- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company M.
- 5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company I.
- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company B.
- 7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company E.
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L and M.
- 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company G.
- 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company B.
- 18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company C.
- 37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company H.
- 53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I and K.
- 55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, F, I and K.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Kenton County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Kenton County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Kenton County, Kentucky Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky 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.