Kentucky Genealogy

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Kentucky was a "state-land" state, meaning the state government appropriated all land within its borders. Land was surveyed in odd-sized lots in much of the state, but west of the Tennessee River it was surveyed in townships. Several types of land grants were issued in Kentucky. Warrants authorizing surveys of the desired land were issued to persons qualified to receive grants for military service (military warrants) or cash payments (treasury warrants). Read more about the subject of land and property records in the [[Kentucky Land and Property]] article.  
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{{Adoption KYGenWeb}}Kentucky was a "state-land" state, meaning the state government appropriated all land within its borders. Land was surveyed in odd-sized lots in much of the state, but west of the Tennessee River it was surveyed in townships. Several types of land grants were issued in Kentucky. Warrants authorizing surveys of the desired land were issued to persons qualified to receive grants for military service (military warrants) or cash payments (treasury warrants). Read more about the subject of land and property records in the [[Kentucky Land and Property]] article.  
  
 
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*The most prominent early Indian tribes in Kentucky were the Cherokee, Chickasaws, and Shawnee. Most of these tribes were eliminated from Kentucky by about the early 1800s either through warfare or resettlement to other territories by the federal government. No separate records were kept for people with American Indian blood.<br>
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*Did you know you can find your infamous Kentucky ancestors at&nbsp;[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/kentucky.shtml Kentucky Blacksheep Ancestors]?
 
*Did you know you can find your infamous Kentucky ancestors at&nbsp;[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/kentucky.shtml Kentucky Blacksheep Ancestors]?
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[[Category:Kentucky]] [[Category:States_of_the_United_States]]
 
[[Category:Kentucky]] [[Category:States_of_the_United_States]]

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This article is about a state of the United States. For other uses, see Kentucky (disambiguation).

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Kentucky was a "state-land" state, meaning the state government appropriated all land within its borders. Land was surveyed in odd-sized lots in much of the state, but west of the Tennessee River it was surveyed in townships. Several types of land grants were issued in Kentucky. Warrants authorizing surveys of the desired land were issued to persons qualified to receive grants for military service (military warrants) or cash payments (treasury warrants). Read more about the subject of land and property records in the Kentucky Land and Property article.

The following databases are available online at the Kentucky Land Office website:

  • Virginia Patent Series & Old Kentucky Patent Series.
  • Revolutionary War Warrants database.
  • West of Tennessee River Military Patents database
  • Certificates of Settlement and Preemption Warrants database.
  • Virginia Treasury Warrants Register,
  • Lincoln Entries database.
  • County Court Order Patents database.
  • Jackson Purchase database.
  • West of Tennessee River Non-Military Patents Database.

Did you know?

  • The most prominent early Indian tribes in Kentucky were the Cherokee, Chickasaws, and Shawnee. Most of these tribes were eliminated from Kentucky by about the early 1800s either through warfare or resettlement to other territories by the federal government. No separate records were kept for people with American Indian blood.
  • Did you know you can find your infamous Kentucky ancestors at Kentucky Blacksheep Ancestors?

Counties

Muhlenberg CountyBreckinridge CountyHardin CountyMeade CountyHancock CountyOhio CountyGrayson CountyEdmonson CountyDaviess CountyFulton CountyGraves CountyHickman CountyCarlisle CountyBallard CountyMcCracken CountyCalloway CountyMarshall CountyLyon CountyLivingston CountyCrittenden CountyUnion CountyWebster CountyHenderson CountyMcLean CountyTodd CountyTrigg CountyChristian CountyCaldwell CountyHopkins CountyButler CountyWarren CountySimpson CountyAllen CountyMonroe CountyCumberland CountyClinton CountyWayne CountyMcCreary CountyWhitley CountyBell CountyHarlan CountyLetcher CountyPerry CountyPike CountyMartin CountyLawrence CountyBoyd CountyGreenup CountyLewis CountyMason CountyBracken CountyPendleton CountyCampbell CountyKenton CountyBoone CountyGallatin CountyCarroll CountyTrimble CountyOldham CountyShelby CountySpencer CountyNelson CountyWashington CountyMarion CountyTaylor CountyCasey CountyPulaski CountyLaurel CountyJefferson CountyBullitt CountyLarue CountyHart CountyGreen CountyTaylor CountyLogan CountyBarren CountyMetcalfe CountyAdair CountyRussell CountyCasey CountyPulaski CountyLincoln CountyRockcastle CountyMadison CountyGarrard CountyBoyle CountyMercer CountyAnderson CountyWoodford CountyFranklin CountyKnott CountyFloyd CountyMagoffin CountyBreathitt CountyWolfe CountyLee CountyMenifee CountyBourbon CountyNicholas CountyRobertson CountyFleming CountyRowan CountyBath CountyClark CountyEstill CountyOwsley CountyClay CountyLaurel CountyKnox CountyHenry CountyOwen CountyGrant CountyScott CountyFayette CountyHarrison CountyJessamine CountyPowell CountyMontgomery CountyCarter CountyMorgan CountyElliott CountyJohnson CountyLeslie CountyJackson CountyKentucky-county-map.gif
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Extinct Counties:  Beckham | Fincastle | Josh Bell | Kentucky

Major Repositories

Pioneer Pathways

  • Mississippi River
  • Ohio River
  • Tennessee River
  • Cumberland River
  • Kentucky River
  • Green River
  • Licking River

Research Tools

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