Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Guide to '''Knott County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Knott County, Kentucky|Knott County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== Knott County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Knott County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Knott County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Knott County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Knott County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Knott County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Knott County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1884
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1884
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1884 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:{{KYKnottoldcourthouse}}]] [[Image:{{KYKnottjudicialcenter}}]]  
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== History  ==
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[http://www.knottky.com/ Knott County Courthouse]<br>Main Street; <br>Hindman, KY 41822-0446<br>Phone: 606.785.5651<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knott County, Kentucky page 272, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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== Knott County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Knott County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Amburgey  
 
| Amburgey  
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| Puncheon
 
| Puncheon
 
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| Anco  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anco,_Kentucky Anco]
 
| Cordia  
 
| Cordia  
 
| Larkslane  
 
| Larkslane  
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| Elmrock  
 
| Elmrock  
 
| Martinsville  
 
| Martinsville  
| Sassafras
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sassafras,_Kentucky Sassafras]
 
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| Betty  
 
| Betty  
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| Handshoe  
 
| Handshoe  
 
| Omaha  
 
| Omaha  
| Vest
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vest,_Kentucky Vest]
 
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| Carr Fork (hist.)  
 
| Carr Fork (hist.)  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195453&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Knott%2C+Hindman&columns=*,0,0 Hindman]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Knott%2C+Hindman|subject|disp=Hindman}}
 
| Pine Top  
 
| Pine Top  
| Wiscoal
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiscoal,_Kentucky Wiscoal]
 
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| Carrie  
 
| Carrie  
 
| Hollybush  
 
| Hollybush  
| Pippa Passes  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pippa_Passes,_Kentucky Pippa Passes]
 
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*[[Pike County, Kentucky|Pike]]
 
*[[Pike County, Kentucky|Pike]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Knott County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyknott.png|thumb|right|400px|Kyknott.png]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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[[Image:{{KYKnottjudicialcenter}}]] Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/knott.html KnottCo. 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;  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/knott.html KnottCo. 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.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1048 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Knott County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1048 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Knott County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=509680&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Knott++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Knott County].&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
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*The [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|509680|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Knott County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4088&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=25&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Knott County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4088&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=25&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Knott 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.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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| 1890= 5438
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| 1900= 8704
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| 1910= 10791
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| 1920= 11655
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| 1930= 15230
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| 1940= 20007
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| 1950= 20320
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| 1960= 17362
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| 1970= 14698
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| 1980= 17940
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| 1990= 17906
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KY Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[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}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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*'''1892-1948''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1892-1948)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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==== Taxation ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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== Knott County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
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== Knott County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://98.131.135.96/knott/ Knott County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://98.131.135.96/knott/ Knott County KYGenWeb]  
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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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195452&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Knott&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Knott|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Knott/ Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Knott/ Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Knott County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
 
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Revision as of 02:47, 8 July 2013

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Guide to Knott County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Knott County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded May 5, 1884
County Seat Hindman
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Contents

Knott County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1884 1884 1884 1900 1883 1892
*Many years between 1884 and 1911 are missing
Old Knott County Courthouse, Hindman, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Knott County Courthouse
Main Street;
Hindman, KY 41822-0446
Phone: 606.785.5651[1]

Knott County Kentucky History

Parent County

1884--Knott County was created 5 May 1884 from Floyd, Perry, Breathitt and Letcher Counties.
County seat: Hindman [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Knott County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Amburgey Clear Fork (hist.) Irishmans Porter
Amelia Cody (hist.) Kite Puncheon
Anco Cordia Larkslane Raven
Baker Camp Decoy Leburn Redfox
Bath Drew Littcarr Ritchie
Betty Dry Creek Lotts Creek (hist.) Rock Fork
Bearville Elmrock Martinsville Sassafras
Betty Emmalena Middle Carr Creek Smithsboro (hist.)
Big Branch Fisty Montgomery Soft Shell
Breeding Creek (hist.) Garner Mousie Spider
Brinkley Grigsby Nealy Sylvester (hist.)
Buckhorn (hist.) Hall Ogden Gap Tina
Carr Creek Handshoe Omaha Vest
Carr Fork (hist.) Hindman Pine Top Wiscoal
Carrie Hollybush Pippa Passes

Neighboring Counties

Knott County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

Knott County Judicial Center, Hindman, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18905,438
19008,70460.1%
191010,79124.0%
192011,6558.0%
193015,23030.7%
194020,00731.4%
195020,3201.6%
196017,362−14.6%
197014,698−15.3%
198017,94022.1%
199017,906−0.2%
200017,649−1.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21119.txt

For tips on accessing Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy 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

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 Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy. 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

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

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 Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Knott County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Knott County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Knott County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knott County, Kentucky page 272, 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).