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''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] >  [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]  >  [[Kentucky_Census]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Kentucky_Census|Census]]''  
  
== Availability ==
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| valign="middle" | <center><font size="+1">'''Tips'''</font></center>
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*If at first you don't find a name, try again under [[Spelling Substitution Tables for the United States and Canada|another spelling]].
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*[[Copying Sources|Photocopy]] each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
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*Look for an ancestor in '''''every''''' census during her or his lifetime.
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*On the [[Adding a Custom Event to a PAF Family Group Record|family group record]] show&nbsp;each person's census listings.
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*Study&nbsp;others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in [[Research a Family in Community Context|community context]].
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{{Adoption KYGenWeb}}<br>
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*For a list of the exact date of each federal census, [[Kentucky Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
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=== Online Kentucky indexes and images ===
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{{Census Online Kentucky}}
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=== Federal population schedules  ===
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==== Microfilm images  ====
  
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|+ '''Kentucky:&nbsp; Existing and Lost Federal Census Schedules'''<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16509993&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 152-58</ref><ref>William Dollarhide, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41640325&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes]'' (Bountiful, Utah: HeritageQuest, 1999), 104-105</ref><ref>''[http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=A+Census+of+Pensioners+for+Revolutionary+or+Military+Services&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;source=bl&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ots=W0WZrdm6i0&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;sig=jYVSDAIoCz3Nsa0f8tBvJhDM6Eg&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=B7rHSf2JJ8bgnQfKhPHnDQ&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;sa=X&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;oi=book_result&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;resnum=5&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ct=result A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: with Their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshals of the Several Judicial Districts, under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]'' (Washington, D.C.: Blair and Rives, 1841), 126. Digitized by Google Book in 2008.</ref>
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|+ '''Federal Census Microfilms Available from the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]'''  
 
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| align="center" width="90" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | &nbsp;  
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| 1940 N/A
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Population Schedules'''
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| {{FHL|653187|title-id|disp=1910 and Soundex}}
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Vets'''
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| {{FHL|698898|title-id|disp=1870}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Slave'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Mortal'''
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| {{FHL|1036353|title-id|disp=1930}}
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Agricu'''
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| {{FHL|653092|title-id|disp=1900 and Soundex}}
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Indust'''
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| {{FHL|704819|title-id|disp=1860}}
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Defect'''
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| {{FHL|570928|title-id|disp=1920&nbsp;and Soundex}}
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| {{FHL|673556|title-id|disp=1880 and Soundex&nbsp;}}
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| {{FHL|744480|title-id|disp=1850}}
 
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| '''1940'''
 
| Public release coming in 2012
 
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|+ '''Federal Census Microfilms Available from the [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]]'''
 
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | '''1930''' Apr 1
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| 1940 N/A
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Exist for all counties.  
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1910/part-03.html#kentucky 1910 T624]&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1910/part-01.html#kentucky Soundex T1266]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;  
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-05.html#kentucky 1870 M593]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;  
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-02.html#1840 1840 M704]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;  
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;  
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;  
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| '''1920''' Jan 1
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| [http://1930census.archives.gov/stateSearch.asp 1930 T626]
| Exist for all counties.
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-07.html#kentucky 1900 T623]&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-03.html#kentucky Soundex T1047]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-04.html#kentucky 1860 M653]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-02.html#1830 1830 M19]
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | '''1910 '''Apr 15
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-08.html#kentucky 1920 T625]&nbsp;and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-03.html#kentucky Soundex M1563]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Exist for all counties.
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-07.html#kentucky 1880 T9]&nbsp; [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-06.html#kentucky Soundex T750]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-03.html#kentucky 1850 M432]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-02.html#1820 1820 M33]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| '''1900''' Jun 1
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| &nbsp;  
| Exist for all counties.
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-02.html#1810 1810 M252]
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Kentucky, [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]]
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=== Federal non-population schedules  ===
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==== Online indexes and images  ====
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{| align="center" width="77%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | '''1890''' Jun 2
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" colspan="11" | <font size="+1">'''Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Kentucky'''</font>
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Lost
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Exist
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| '''1880''' Jun 1
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" colspan="2" | <br>
| Part of Crittendon County missing.
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" colspan="3" | '''Free'''  
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="3" | '''Free at Some Libraries''' (usually&nbsp;with&nbsp;library&nbsp;card)
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Pay'''
| Exist
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| Exist
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| Exist
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| Exist
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | '''1870 '''Jun 1
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Year'''  
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Exist for all counties.
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| align="center" width="10%" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Type'''
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" | '''Record Search'''
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" | '''Census Bureau'''
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Exist
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" | '''Google Book'''
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Exist
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" | '''Heritage Quest'''
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Exist
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" | '''Ancestry FHL'''
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" | '''Ancestry Library'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Ancestry Home'''
 
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| '''1860''' Jun 1
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| '''1890'''  
| Exist for all counties.
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| width="20%" | Veterans
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1610551 Link]
| Exist
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| align="center" | -
| Exist
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| align="center" | -
| Exist
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| align="center" | -
| Exist
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | '''1850''' Jun 1
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| '''1880'''  
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Exist for all counties.
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| width="20%" | Mortality
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 Link]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Exist
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| align="center" | -
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Exist
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| align="center" | -
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Exist
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| align="center" | -
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Exist
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
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| '''1840''' Jun 1
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| '''1870'''  
| Exist for all counties.
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| Mortality
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1438024 Link]
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | '''1830''' Jun 1
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| '''1860'''  
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Exist for all counties.
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| Slave owner
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | -
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | -
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | -
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/census/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bcensus%3B8457527%3B-1%3B8%3B18&searchtype=3&offset=1&locthreadid=4479091&hitcount=5479 Link]<ref name="HQSlave">HeritageQuest has slave owner schedule images only.</ref>
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7668&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7668&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7668&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
 
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| '''1820''' Aug 7
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| '''1860'''  
| Exist for all counties.
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| Mortality
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473181 Link]
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| Exist
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | '''1810''' Aug 6
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| '''1850'''  
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Exist for all counties.
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| Slave owner
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1401638 Link]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | -
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | -
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/census/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bcensus%3B12159696%3B-1%3B7%3B18&searchtype=3&offset=1&locthreadid=8194799&hitcount=4245 Link]<ref name="HQSlave" />
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8055&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8055&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8055&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
 
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| '''1800''' Aug 4
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| '''1850'''  
| Lost.
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| Mortality
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1401638 Link]
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" | '''1790 '''Aug 2
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| '''1840'''  
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | Lost
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| Pensioners
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1786457 Link]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf BookLink]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ BookLink]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | -
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
| bgcolor="#ffff99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
 
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==== Microfilm images  ====
  
'''United States Censuses 1850-1920'''—Free Internet census indexes and images to the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1401638;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1850], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1473181;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1860], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1438024;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1870], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417683;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1880 (index only)], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1325221 1900], and [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1488411 1920 (partial index only)] can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search. These indexes show every name listed on the census, and except for 1880 and 1920, are also linked to census images including information about each person’s residence, age, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.  
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*'''1890 Veterans''' United States. Census Office. 11th Census, 1890. ''Schedules Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War.'' National Archives Microfilm Publications, M0123. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1948. (On 118 Family History Library {{FHL|230777|title-id|disp=films, beginning with 338160}}). Family History Library {{FHL|230777|title-id|disp=films for Kentucky are 338160–2.}} Each schedule may contain the following information: the veteran’s name (or if he did not survive, the names of both the widow and her deceased husband); rank; company; regiment or vessel; date of enlistment and discharge; length of service in years, months, and days; post office and address; and disabilities incurred. The schedule also contains remarks necessary for a complete statement of his term of service. Many Confederate veterans were accidentally enumerated.
  
'''1810-1930--'''Kentucky censuses are available on microfilm.
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{| align="center" width="300" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''Year'''
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''KY Mortality Schedules'''
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''FHL Film'''
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1850'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Pendleton-Woodford
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 422419
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1860'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Adair-Woodford
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 422420
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1870'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Adair-Jefferson
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 422421
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1870'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Jessamine-Woodford
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 422422
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1880'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | [Aaron-Meredith]
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 422423
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1880'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | [Meridan-Zwicky]
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 422424
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1880'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Adair-Jackson
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 422425
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1880'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Jefferson-Mason
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 422426
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1880'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Meade-Woodford
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 422427
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|}
  
'''1790--'''Kentucky census was destroyed.
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'''1800--'''Kentucky census was destroyed.
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{| align="center" width="671" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''Non-Population Schedules'''
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''Kentucky&nbsp;Slave Schedules'''
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''Film Number'''&nbsp;
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1850'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Adair, Allen, Anderson, Ballard, Barren, Bath, Boone, Bourbon, Boyle, Bracken, Breathitt, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Casey
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 442991
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1850'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Franklin, Fulton
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 442992
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1850'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Graves, Grayson, Green, Greenup, Hancock, Hardin, Harlan, Harrison, Hart, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Hopkins, Jefferson
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 442993
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1850'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | &nbsp;Jessmine, Johnson, Kenton, Knox, Larue, Laurel, Lawrence, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, Logan, McCracken, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Meade, Mercer
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 442994
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1850'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Scott, Shelby, Simpson
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 442995
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1850'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Spencer, Taylor, Todd, Trigg, Trimble, Union, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Whitley, Woodford
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 442996
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1860'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Adair, Allen, Anderson, Ballard, Barren, Bath, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Breathitt, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Casey
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 803401
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''<span id="1261080187328S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>1860<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1261080187316_860" />'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Franklin
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 803402
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1860'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Fulton, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Graves, Grayson, Green, Greenup, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Hart, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Hopkins, Jackson, Jefferson
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 803403
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1860'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Knox, Larue, Laurel, Lawrence, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, McCracken, McLean, Madison, Magoffin, Marion
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 803404
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1860'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Marshall, Mason, Meade, Mercer, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Scott, Shelby
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| align="center" valign="middle" | 803405
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|-
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| align="center" valign="middle" | '''1860'''
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| align="left" valign="middle" | Simpson, Spencer, Taylor, Todd, Trigg, Trimble, Union, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Whitley, Woodford
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| align="center" valign="middle" | &nbsp;803406
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'''1890--'''Census was&nbsp;destroyed. The 1890 Union veterans schedule and index for most of the state is available.
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
  
'''1790 and 1800--'''Tax lists have been indexed and published as substitutes for the censuses.&nbsp;
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Kentucky, [[Kentucky Non-Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]].  
  
'''Missing Data''':<br>'''1880'''--Kentucky = Crittenden County is missing about 1,500 people.
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=== State, territorial, and colonial censuses  ===
  
== Historical Background  ==
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Kentucky often took censuses in the years between the federal censuses, the dates are listed below. State census records may have columns that were different or more unusual than those found on federal censuses. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family.
  
'''1772--'''Fincastle County was formed from Botetourt County, Virginia. It included all of the present state of Kentucky and small portions of Virginia and West Virginia.  
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*'''1819-1820 '''Northern Kentucky town censuses<ref>Stephen W. Worrel, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32875357 Northern Kentucky : towns census of 1819 and 1820]'' ([Falls Church, Virginia] : S.W. Worrel, 1993) [[{{WorrKY19}}]].</ref> including Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties
  
'''1774--'''Harrodsburg was established as the first permanent settlement in Kentucky.&nbsp; Settlements at Boonesboro, St. Asaph, and Danville soon followed.&nbsp; Early settlers received land warrants for their participation in the French and Indian war.
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'''School Censuses'''  
  
'''1776--'''Kentucky County was created from Fincastle County, Virginia.&nbsp; It included the eastern part of present-day Kentucky.  
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*'''1870-1936''' (mostly 1895-1910) school censuses for many Kentucky counties. School censuses, where they exist, may only be available at local boards of education. A few are at the Kentucky State Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, or [[Family History Library|Family History Library]].<ref name="Lainh">Ann S. Lainhart, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26517040 State Census Records]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[{{Lainha}}]], 47.</ref>
  
'''1792--'''The Commonwealth of Kentucky was admitted to the Union as the 15th state.
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*{{FHL|824520|title-id|disp=Anderson 1898-1918}}
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*{{FHL|549500|title-id|disp=Barren}}
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*{{FHL|825931|title-id|disp=Bath 1916-1920}}
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*{{FHL|133672|title-id|disp=Boone 1896-1902}}
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*{{FHL|744148|title-id|disp=Boyle 1900-1903}}
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*{{FHL|789489|title-id|disp=Bracken 1894-1928}}
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*{{FHL|705290|title-id|disp=Breathitt 1898-1900}}<br>
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*{{FHL|623980|title-id|disp=Clay 1895}}<br>
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*{{FHL|767463|title-id|disp=Edmonson 1877-1880, 1896, 1906}}<br>
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*{{FHL|116818|title-id|disp=Elliott 1902-1932}}
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*{{FHL|408588|title-id|disp=Fayette 1898-1910}}
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*{{FHL|646962|title-id|disp=Gallatin 1894-1936}}
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*{{FHL|643210|title-id|disp=Graves 1889-1908}}, {{FHL|76986|title-id|disp=1899}}
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*{{FHL|645706|title-id|disp=Grayson 1898-1900}}
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*{{FHL|117324|title-id|disp=Green 1995-1906}}
  
'''1803--'''Migration through Kentucky, as well as settlement there, increased after the Louisiana Purchase.
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*{{FHL|117312|title-id|disp=Hancock 1894-1906}}
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*{{FHL|261205|title-id|disp=Hopkins 1898}}
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*{{FHL|117367|title-id|disp=Johnson 1896-1910}}
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*{{FHL|117342|title-id|disp=Knox 1880-1905}}, and {{FHL|574090|title-id|disp=1894}}
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*{{FHL|116767|title-id|disp=Lawrence 1898-1902}}
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*{{FHL|686791|title-id|disp=Leslie}}
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*{{FHL|735027|title-id|disp=Letcher 1904-1913}}
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*{{FHL|765005|title-id|disp=Livingston 1898-1913}}
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*{{FHL|318191|title-id|disp=Logan 1877-1906}}, {{FHL|782188|title-id|disp=1905}}, {{FHL|782187|title-id|disp=1895}}
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*{{FHL|644532|title-id|disp=Lyon 1885-1932}}
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*{{FHL|3249|title-id|disp=Magoffin 1897-1906}}<br>
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*{{FHL|117300|title-id|disp=Marion 1894-1900}}<br>
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*{{FHL|117979|title-id|disp=Martin 1870-1920}}<br>
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*{{FHL|837039|title-id|disp=McCracken 1914-1916}}<br>
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*{{FHL|768802|title-id|disp=Metcalfe 1894-1899, 1903-1905}}<br>
  
== Indexes  ==
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*{{FHL|117304|title-id|disp=Monroe 1893-1903}}, {{FHL|1339310|title-id|disp=1880-1899}}
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*{{FHL|408604|title-id|disp=Montgomery 1897-1900}}
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*{{FHL|116878|title-id|disp=Morgan 1893-1916}}
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*{{FHL|408567|title-id|disp=Nicholas 1895-1932}}
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*{{FHL|1216684|title-id|disp=Ohio 1909-1913}}
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*{{FHL|700017|title-id|disp=Pendleton 1896-1926}}
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*{{FHL|719856|title-id|disp=Perry 1906}}
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*{{FHL|117276|title-id|disp=Pike 1895-1924}}
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*{{FHL|117276|title-id|disp=Robertson 1895-1934}}
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*{{FHL|644475|title-id|disp=Simpson 1894-1915}}
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*{{FHL|644231|title-id|disp=Taylor 1897-1935}} + {{FHL|759503|title-id|disp=1897}}
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*{{FHL|782259|title-id|disp=Todd 1895}}
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*{{FHL|759256|title-id|disp=Trigg 1894-1924}}
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*{{FHL|245302|title-id|disp=Trimble 1897-1922}}
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*{{FHL|699962|title-id|disp=Washington 1893}}
  
'''United States Census Indexes 1850-1920'''—Free Internet census indexes to the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1401638;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1850], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1473181;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1860], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1438024;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1870], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417683;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1880], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1325221 1900], and [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1488411 1920 (partial index only)] can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search.
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'''1810-1870--'''Statewide surname indexes for the censuses have been published.
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'''1880-1930--'''There is a SOUNDEX (phonetic) index on microfilm.
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Separate indexes of many Kentucky counties are available for the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses.
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*Jackson, Ronald Vern. ''AIS Microfiche Indexes of U.S. Census and Other Records''. Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1984. (No Family History Library fiche number, but it is available on microfiche at many Family History Centers.) Census indexes for 1790, 1800, and 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, and 1860 are on searches 1 through 5. There is a composite index for the mortality schedules of 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 on search 8. For further instructions, see A I S Indexes to U. S. Censuses 1607-1906 (30970).
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+
Reference tools that help determine which census schedule and enumeration district to search for a specific address include:
+
 
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*''Census Descriptions and Geographical Subdivisions and Enumeration Districts''. National Archives Microfilm Publications, T1224 and T1210. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Service, 1977–1978. These describe the boundaries of the area covered by each census taker. The films for Kentucky are:
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1880 --Family History Library&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=464749&disp=Census+descriptions+of+geographic+subdiv%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 1402860] <br>1900-- Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=59389&disp=Census+enumeration+district+descriptions%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 1303022] <br>1910-- Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=297379&disp=Census+descriptions+of+geographic+subdiv%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 1374004] <br>1920 --Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=622083&disp=Census+descriptions+of+geographic+subdiv%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 1842707]<br>1930-- Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1037259&disp=Census+descriptions+of+geographic+subdiv%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 2261283]
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<br>Maps are good tools to use with censuses because of the many boundary changes over the years. A publication that shows county boundary changes during census years in Kentucky is:
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*Thorndale,William and William Dollarhide ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790–1920.&nbsp;''Baltimore, [Maryland]:&nbsp;Genealogical Publishing,&nbsp;1987.&nbsp;
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+
== Special Censuses  ==
+
 
+
==== Mortality Schedules  ====
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+
'''1850-1880--'''The Kentucky State Archives has mortality schedules, which list persons who died during the 12 months before the federal censuses were taken. In addition to providing the same information about the deceased person that the regular census schedules provided for the living, mortality schedules also state the month of death, cause of death, and the number of days ill.
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+
'''1850 United States Census Mortality Schedules'''—A free Internet index and images to the 1850 United States Census Mortality Schedules can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1420441 FamilySearch Record Search - Pilot Site]. Mortality schedules provided nationwide death statistics for the twelve months&nbsp;prior to the 1850 census.&nbsp; Key genealogical facts found on the 1850 mortality&nbsp;schedule are: Name, age, sex, color, married or widowed, birthplace, month of death, occupation, cause of death.
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The Family History Library has copies of the schedules:
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*United States. Bureau of the Census. ''Federal Mortality Census Schedules and Related Indexes: Kentucky, 1850; 1860; 1870; 1880. ''National Archives Microfilm Publications, T0655. Washington, DC: National Archives and Record Service, 1962. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=422419 films 422419–27].)&nbsp;
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==== Slave Schedules  ====
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1850-1860--Slave schedules list the names of slave owners but do not normally list the names of the slaves. The numbers of slaves, their sex, and their age ranges are given. <br>
+
 
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'''1850 United States Census Slave Schedules'''—A free Internet index and images to the 1850 United States Census Slave Schedules can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1420440;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site] listing each '''slave owner's''' name and residence. It also shows the age, gender, and color of the slaves. Slave names are not normally listed.
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+
==== Veterans Schedules  ====
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'''1840--'''In the federal census a listing was made of the Revolutionary War veterans, giving their ages, their residences, and the names of the heads of the household. The following indexes are available, listing these veterans for all states:
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*''A General Index to a Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Service, 1840''. Baltimore, Maryland.: Genealogical Publishing, 1965. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=899835 fiche 6046771, film 899835].) <br>
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*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Service: With Their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshals of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census''. Washington DC: Printed by Blair and Rives, 1841. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=282860&disp=A+Census+of+pensioners+for+Revolutionary%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 1064759 item 3].)
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For a list of Kentucky pensioners, see:
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*Minix, Sharroll K. ''1840 Special Federal Census of Kentucky Pensioners of Revolutionary or Military Service''. Salyersville, KY: Magoffin County Historical Society, 1983. The names of the pensioners and heads of the household are listed by county.
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'''1890--'''In the census of Kentucky Union Army veterans of the Civil War, the census enumeration was destroyed for about half of the counties. For the remainder of the census, see:
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*United States. Census Office. 11th Census, 1890. ''Schedules Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War.'' National Archives Microfilm Publications, M0123. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1948. (On 118 Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=230777&disp=Schedules+enumerating+Union+veterans+and%20%20&columns=*,0,0 films, beginning with 338160]). Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=230777&disp=Schedules+enumerating+Union+veterans+and%20%20&columns=*,0,0 films for Kentucky are 338160–2.] Each schedule may contain the following information: the veteran’s name (or if he did not survive, the names of both the widow and her deceased husband); rank; company; regiment or vessel; date of enlistment and discharge; length of service in years, months, and days; post office and address; and disabilities incurred. The schedule also contains remarks necessary for a complete statement of his term of service. Many Confederate veterans were accidentally enumerated.
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For an index to the 1890 veterans schedules, see:
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*Dilts, Bryan Lee. ''1890 Kentucky Census Index of Civil War Veterans or Their Widows''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Index Pub., 1984 (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=44382&disp=1890+Kentucky+census+index+of+Civil+War+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 fiche 6331355]). This does not circulate to Family History Centers. This index contains the name of the veteran or his widow, his county of residence, a supervisor’s district, and an enumeration district number.
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==== School Censuses  ====
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Many counties took school censuses at various times between 1888 and 1932 (mostly 1895 to 1910). These list every person in the household. As of June 1999 the Family History Library had copies of school censuses from 18 counties, such as:
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*Monroe County Kentucky. Clerk of the County Court. ''School Census, 1893–1903''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=117304&disp=School+census%2C+1893%2D1903%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 589661].) This school census lists the children’s name, age, sex, and parents’ names.
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== Territorial and State Censuses  ==
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'''1787--'''Kentucky was enumerated with parts of Virginia and West Virginia.
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=== Census Substitutes  ===
  
'''1795--'''Kentucky took a state census.  
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*'''1787-1811''' tax lists<ref>James F. Sutherland, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14205756 Early Kentucky householders, 1787-1811]'' (Baltimore : Genealogical Pub., 1986) [[{{Suth8711}}]].</ref>
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*'''1800''' tax lists<ref>Garrett Glenn Clift, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/479080 Second census of Kentucky : a privately compiled and published enumeration of tax payers appearing in the 79 manuscript volumes extant of tax lists of the 42 counties of Kentucky in existance in 1800]'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Genealogical Pub., 1966) [[{{Clif1800}}]]. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49057 Ancestry] ($).</ref> - Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49057 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''1795''' tax lists<ref>T.L.C. Genealogy, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/oclc/25678106 The 1795 census of Kentucky]'' (Miami Beach, Florida: TLC Genealogy, c1991) [[{{TLCGeneKY95}}]].</ref>
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*'''1790''' tax lists<ref>Charles B. Heinemann, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/478130 First census of Kentucky, 1790]'' (1940; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Pub., 1965) [[{{Hein1790}}]].</ref>
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*'''1787''' tax lists<ref>Netti Schreiner-Yantis, and Florene Speakman Love, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17262576 The 1787 census of Virginia : an accounting of the name of every white male tithable over 21 years, the number of white males between 16 and 21 years, the number of slaves over 16 and those under 16 years, together with a listing of their horses, cattle and carriages, and also the names of all persons to whom ordinary licenses and physician's licenses were issued]'', 2 vols. (Springfield, Virginia : Genealogical Books in Print, c1987) [[{{SchrLove}}]].</ref> In 1787 part of Virginia included what is now Kentucky.
  
'''1819--'''Kentucky took a state census for '''Boone''', '''Campbell''', and '''Kenton''' Counties.
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=== Existing and lost censuses  ===
  
== Web Sites  ==
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For a list of available and missing Kentucky censuses, [[Kentucky Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>
  
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=allCollections;r=0 FamilySearch Record Search] has free census indexes and images for 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1900; but indexes only for 1880, and 1920.
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=== Why use a census?  ===
  
[http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry]
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A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.  
  
[http://www.heritagequestonline.com Heritage Quest Online]
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=== More about censuses  ===
  
[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online]
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[[United States Census|Click here]] for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:
  
[http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/ky/census.html Genealogy Today]  
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:*[[United States Census Searching|index searching tips]]
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:*[[United States Census Analyzing Census Data|analyzing and using what you find]]
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:*[[United States Census Accuracy|census accuracy]]
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:*[[United States Census Historical Background|historical background]]
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:*[[United States Census#Contents_of_Federal_Censuses|contents of various census years and types]]
  
[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/kentucky.htm Access Genealogy]
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=== Sources and footnotes  ===
  
[http://www.censusfinder.com/kentucky.htm Census Finder: Kentucky]
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== References<br> ==
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{{USCensus}}
  
*''[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=Kentucky.ASP Kentucky Research Outline].'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family&nbsp;History Department, 1998, 2000.
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{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}
*1880 Cenus Index CD Manuel.
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[[Category:Kentucky|Kentucky]]
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[edit] Federal population schedules

[edit] Microfilm images

Federal Census Microfilms Available from the Family History Library
1940 N/A 1910 and Soundex 1870            
1930 1900 and Soundex 1860
1920 and Soundex 1880 and Soundex  1850
     


Federal Census Microfilms Available from the National Archives
1940 N/A 1910 T624   Soundex T1266 1870 M593         1840 M704
1930 T626 1900 T623   Soundex T1047 1860 M653 1830 M19
1920 T625 and Soundex M1563 1880 T9  Soundex T750 1850 M432 1820 M33
      1810 M252

[edit] Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Kentucky, click here

[edit] Federal non-population schedules

[edit] Online indexes and images

Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Kentucky

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[edit] Microfilm images

  • 1890 Veterans United States. Census Office. 11th Census, 1890. Schedules Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M0123. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1948. (On 118 Family History Library films, beginning with 338160). Family History Library films for Kentucky are 338160–2. Each schedule may contain the following information: the veteran’s name (or if he did not survive, the names of both the widow and her deceased husband); rank; company; regiment or vessel; date of enlistment and discharge; length of service in years, months, and days; post office and address; and disabilities incurred. The schedule also contains remarks necessary for a complete statement of his term of service. Many Confederate veterans were accidentally enumerated.
Year KY Mortality Schedules FHL Film
1850 Pendleton-Woodford 422419
1860 Adair-Woodford 422420
1870 Adair-Jefferson 422421
1870 Jessamine-Woodford 422422
1880 [Aaron-Meredith] 422423
1880 [Meridan-Zwicky] 422424
1880 Adair-Jackson 422425
1880 Jefferson-Mason 422426
1880 Meade-Woodford 422427


Non-Population Schedules Kentucky Slave Schedules Film Number 
1850 Adair, Allen, Anderson, Ballard, Barren, Bath, Boone, Bourbon, Boyle, Bracken, Breathitt, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Casey 442991
1850 Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Franklin, Fulton 442992
1850 Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Graves, Grayson, Green, Greenup, Hancock, Hardin, Harlan, Harrison, Hart, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Hopkins, Jefferson 442993
1850  Jessmine, Johnson, Kenton, Knox, Larue, Laurel, Lawrence, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, Logan, McCracken, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Meade, Mercer 442994
1850 Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Scott, Shelby, Simpson 442995
1850 Spencer, Taylor, Todd, Trigg, Trimble, Union, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Whitley, Woodford 442996
1860 Adair, Allen, Anderson, Ballard, Barren, Bath, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Breathitt, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Casey 803401
1860 Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Franklin 803402
1860 Fulton, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Graves, Grayson, Green, Greenup, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Hart, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Hopkins, Jackson, Jefferson 803403
1860 Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Knox, Larue, Laurel, Lawrence, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, McCracken, McLean, Madison, Magoffin, Marion 803404
1860 Marshall, Mason, Meade, Mercer, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Scott, Shelby 803405
1860 Simpson, Spencer, Taylor, Todd, Trigg, Trimble, Union, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Whitley, Woodford  803406

[edit] Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Kentucky, click here.

[edit] State, territorial, and colonial censuses

Kentucky often took censuses in the years between the federal censuses, the dates are listed below. State census records may have columns that were different or more unusual than those found on federal censuses. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family.

  • 1819-1820 Northern Kentucky town censuses[9] including Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties

School Censuses

  • 1870-1936 (mostly 1895-1910) school censuses for many Kentucky counties. School censuses, where they exist, may only be available at local boards of education. A few are at the Kentucky State Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, or Family History Library.[10]
Selected County School Censuses

[edit] Census Substitutes

  • 1787-1811 tax lists[11]
  • 1800 tax lists[12] - Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1795 tax lists[13]
  • 1790 tax lists[14]
  • 1787 tax lists[15] In 1787 part of Virginia included what is now Kentucky.

[edit] Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing Kentucky censuses, click here.

[edit] Why use a census?

A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.

[edit] More about censuses

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[edit] Sources and footnotes

  1. FamilySearch, a free online service of the Family History Library, including free images of many federal censuses, including an index of the 1880 federal census of the United States; connected with 1880 census images provided by Ancestry.com, a subscription site.
  2. Internet Archive, a free online service includes free images of most of the federal censuses.
  3. HeritageQuest has arranged with many subscribing public libraries in the United States to allow users free access on home computers by means of their personal library card numbers. HeritageQuest provides images of all surviving 1790 to 1930 federal censuses, and indexes to many but not all of them.
  4. Fold3, formerly known as Footnote.com, a subscription site partnering with the National Archives and includes some federal censuses. Free access is available at many public libraries.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ancestry.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an FHL edition free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a slightly smaller Library edition free only at some public libraries, and (3) a Home edition subscription service for individuals.
  6. Archives.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal census records, among other sources.
  7. FamilyLink.com, a subscription site that provides online images (and some indexes) to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources.
  8. 8.0 8.1 HeritageQuest has slave owner schedule images only.
  9. Stephen W. Worrel, Northern Kentucky : towns census of 1819 and 1820 ([Falls Church, Virginia] : S.W. Worrel, 1993) [FHL Book 976.9 A1 no. 477].
  10. Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[FHL book 973 X2Lai]], 47.
  11. James F. Sutherland, Early Kentucky householders, 1787-1811 (Baltimore : Genealogical Pub., 1986) [FHL Book 976.9625 R4s].
  12. Garrett Glenn Clift, Second census of Kentucky : a privately compiled and published enumeration of tax payers appearing in the 79 manuscript volumes extant of tax lists of the 42 counties of Kentucky in existance in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Genealogical Pub., 1966) [FHL Book 976.9 X2p 1800; Film 390838]. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  13. T.L.C. Genealogy, The 1795 census of Kentucky (Miami Beach, Florida: TLC Genealogy, c1991) [FHL Book 976.9 R48t].
  14. Charles B. Heinemann, First census of Kentucky, 1790 (1940; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Pub., 1965) [FHL Book 976.9 X2ph 1790; Film 1440537 Item 17].
  15. Netti Schreiner-Yantis, and Florene Speakman Love, The 1787 census of Virginia : an accounting of the name of every white male tithable over 21 years, the number of white males between 16 and 21 years, the number of slaves over 16 and those under 16 years, together with a listing of their horses, cattle and carriages, and also the names of all persons to whom ordinary licenses and physician's licenses were issued, 2 vols. (Springfield, Virginia : Genealogical Books in Print, c1987) [FHL Book 975.5 R4sn].



 

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