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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Lawrence_County,_Kentucky|Lawrence County]]''
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Guide to '''Lawrence County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Lawrence_County,_Kentucky|Lawrence County]]''
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== County Courthouse ==
 
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== Quick Dates ==
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Lawrence County's civil records start the following years:
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
 
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== History  ==
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[http://www.lawrencecounty.ky.gov/ Lawrence County Courthouse]<br>122 S Main Cross Street<br>Louisa, KY 41230; <br>Phone: 606.638.4102<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Laurel 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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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kylawrence.png|thumb|right|400px|Kylawrence.png]]
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*&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;
  
 
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
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[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/Lawrence/ Census Online-Lawrence Co., Kentucky]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/census.html Census Records of Lawrence Co., KY]<br>[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Lawrence/cen/ Linkpedium Census Records and Indexes]&nbsp;  
 
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<br>[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/Lawrence/ Census Online-Lawrence Co., Kentucky]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/census.html Census Records of Lawrence Co., KY]<br>[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Lawrence/cen/ Linkpedium Census Records and Indexes]&nbsp;  
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==== Church Records  ====
 
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/lawrence/ Kentucky Courth of Justice: Lawrence County, Ofice of the Circuit Court Clerk]  
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[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/lawrence/ Kentucky Court of Justice: Lawrence County, Ofice of the Circuit Court Clerk]  
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
[http://www.mindspring.com/~sixcatpack/bsnobits.htm Big Sandy News Obituaries<br>Lawrence Co., KY Genealogy Trails Obits]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/lawrence/obits.html Lawrence County KY Archives: Death &amp; Obituary Index Table]<br>[http://www.lcplky.org/Big%20Sandy%20News%20Obituary%20Index.html Lawrence County Public Library Obituary Searcher]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/obits.html Obituaries Lawrence Co., KY]<br>&nbsp;  
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[http://www.mindspring.com/~sixcatpack/bsnobits.htm Big Sandy News Obituaries<br>Lawrence Co., KY Genealogy Trails Obits]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/lawrence/obits.html Lawrence County KY Archives: Death &amp; Obituary Index Table]<br>[http://www.lcplky.org/Big%20Sandy%20News%20Obituary%20Index.html Lawrence County Public Library Obituary Searcher]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/obits.html Obituaries Lawrence Co., KY]<br>&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1821-1914''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 3 (1821-1914)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/wills.html Wills, Lawrence County, KY]&nbsp;  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/wills.html Wills, Lawrence County, KY]&nbsp;  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ky/ky-lawrence-marr1.htm GenealogyBuff.com: Miscellaneous Lawrence County, Kentucky Marriages 1822-1854]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/lawrence/obits.html Lawrence County KY Archives: Death &amp; Obituary Index Table]&nbsp;<br>[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~churn/mar.html Lawrence County Kentucky Marriage Index]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/lawrence/transcribeddeathsam1.html Lawrence County, Kentucky Transcribed Deaths...]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/lawrence/marriages.htm Marriages and Announcement-Genealogy Trails, Lawrence County, Kentucky]<br><br>
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1860''' - Lawrence County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C517601}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Lawrence County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517602}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Lawrence County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517603}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1860''' - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517601}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517604}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517605}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ky/ky-lawrence-marr1.htm GenealogyBuff.com: Miscellaneous Lawrence County, Kentucky Marriages 1822-1854]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/lawrence/obits.html Lawrence County KY Archives: Death &amp; Obituary Index Table]&nbsp;<br>[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~churn/mar.html Lawrence County Kentucky Marriage Index]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/lawrence/transcribeddeathsam1.html Lawrence County, Kentucky Transcribed Deaths...]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/lawrence/marriages.htm Marriages and Announcement-Genealogy Trails, Lawrence County, Kentucky]<br><br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylchgrs/Index.html Lawrence County Historical Society]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.lcplky.org/ Lawrence County Public Library]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylchgrs/Index.html Lawrence County Historical Society]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.lcplky.org/ Lawrence County Public Library]  
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/lawrence/lawrence.htm Lawrence County, KY Archives Project]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/lawrence/lawrence.htm Lawrence County, KY Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylchgrs/Index.html Lawrence County KYGenWeb<font color="#000000"></font>]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylchgrs/Index.html Lawrence County KYGenWeb<font color="#000000"></font>]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/lawrence/ Lawrence County, KY Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/lawrence/ Lawrence County, KY Genealogy Forum]  
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Guide to Lawrence County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lawrence County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded December 14, 1821
County Seat Louisa
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Lawrence County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1822 1852 1830 1822 1821
*Records available for these years only: 1852-1859, 1874-1878, 1903-1908. Statewide registration began 1911.
Lawrence County Courthouse, Louisa, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Lawrence County Courthouse
122 S Main Cross Street
Louisa, KY 41230;
Phone: 606.638.4102[1]

History

Parent County

1821--Lawrence County was created 14 December 1821 from Greenup and Floyd Counties.  County seat: Louisa [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adams Elm Grove (hist.) Kise (hist.) Skaggs
Adeline (hist.) Evergreen Ledocio Stringtown
Ben Bow Fallsburg Louisa Summit
Blaine Fisher Town (hist.) Lowmansville Terryville
Blevins Five Forks Martha Torchlight
Brows Defeat (hist.) Fullers Mazie Ulysses
Buchanan Gallup Noris Walbridge
Busseyville Georges Creek Orr Webbville
Chapman Glenwood Overda Webbs Mill (hist.)
Charley Green Valley (hist.) Patrick Wilbur
Cherokee Greenwood (hist.) Peach Orchard Yatesville
Clifford Hannah Prosperity (hist.) Zelda
Cordell Holt Providence (hist.)
Davisville Houckville Rockville (hist.)
Ellen Irad Richardson

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American

African-American Info-Lawrence County KY

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

Bible

Bible Records of Lawrence County KY

Biographies, Family History/Trees, GEDCOM files, etc

Family Trees of Lawrence County KY 
Linkpendium Surnames 
Sorted by Name.com-Lawrence County, Kentucky

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Lawrence Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18303,900
18404,73021.3%
18506,28132.8%
18607,60121.0%
18708,49711.8%
188013,26256.1%
189017,70233.5%
190019,61210.8%
191020,0672.3%
192017,643−12.1%
193016,713−5.3%
194017,2753.4%
195014,418−16.5%
196012,134−15.8%
197010,726−11.6%
198014,12131.7%
199013,998−0.9%
200015,56911.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21127.txt

For tips on accessing Lawrence County, Kentucky census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Census Online-Lawrence Co., Kentucky
Census Records of Lawrence Co., KY
Linkpedium Census Records and Indexes 

Church Records

Churches of Lawrence Co., Kentucky 

Court

Kentucky Court of Justice: Lawrence County, Ofice of the Circuit Court Clerk

Land

Local Histories

Wikipedia-Lawrence County, Kentucky 

Maps

Military

Lawrence County Military Records
Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy Trails-Lawrence County, Kentucky Pensioners
Lawrence County, Kentucky Veterans
Lawrence County, Kentucky World War II Casualities, Army and Airforce
List of Revelutionary War Pensioners 

Newspapers

Big Sandy News Online
Clippings From the Big Sandy News, Lawrence Co., KY
 

Obituaries

Big Sandy News Obituaries
Lawrence Co., KY Genealogy Trails Obits
 
Lawrence County KY Archives: Death & Obituary Index Table
Lawrence County Public Library Obituary Searcher
Obituaries Lawrence Co., KY
 

Probate

Wills, Lawrence County, KY 

Taxation

Tax List of Lawrence County, KY 

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1860 - Lawrence County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch C517601 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Lawrence County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517602 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Lawrence County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517603 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1860 - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch M517601 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517604 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517605 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

GenealogyBuff.com: Miscellaneous Lawrence County, Kentucky Marriages 1822-1854 
Lawrence County KY Archives: Death & Obituary Index Table 
Lawrence County Kentucky Marriage Index
Lawrence County, Kentucky Transcribed Deaths...
Marriages and Announcement-Genealogy Trails, Lawrence County, Kentucky

Societies and Libraries

Lawrence County Historical Society 
Lawrence County Public Library

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Laurel 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.