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Guide to '''Lee County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1870'''--Lee County&nbsp;was&nbsp;created 29 January 1870&nbsp;from [[Owsley County, Kentucky|Owsley]], [[Estill County, Kentucky|Estill]], [[Wolfe County, Kentucky|Wolfe]] and [[Breathitt County, Kentucky|Breathitt]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Beattyville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1870'''--Lee County&nbsp;was&nbsp;created 29 January 1870&nbsp;from [[Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy|Owsley]], [[Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy|Estill]], [[Wolfe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wolfe]] and [[Breathitt County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breathitt]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Beattyville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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*[[Breathitt County, Kentucky|Breathitt]]  
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*[[Breathitt County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breathitt]]  
*[[Estill County, Kentucky|Estill]]  
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*[[Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy|Estill]]  
*[[Jackson County, Kentucky|Jackson]]  
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*[[Jackson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jackson]]  
*[[Owsley County, Kentucky|Owsley]]  
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*[[Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy|Owsley]]  
*[[Powell County, Kentucky|Powell]]  
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*[[Powell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Powell]]  
*[[Wolfe County, Kentucky|Wolfe]]
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*[[Wolfe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wolfe]]
  
 
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
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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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*'''1873-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1873-1945)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
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*'''1874''' - Lee County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C518121}} 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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*'''1875''' - Lee County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C518122}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Lee County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M518123}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Lee County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M518124}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[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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Guide to Lee County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lee County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 29, 1870
County Seat Beattyville
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Lee County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1870 1870 1870 1860 1870 1873
*Many years between 1870 and 1911 are missing
Lee County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Lee County Courthouse
Main St Room 11; PO Box 551
Beattyville, KY 41311
Phone: 606.464.4115[1]

History

Parent County

1870--Lee County was created 29 January 1870 from Owsley, Estill, Wolfe and Breathitt Counties.
County seat: Beattyville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Airedale Delvinta Lower Buffalo Saint Helens
Arvel Enoch Maloney Tallega
Athol Fillmore Monica Vada
Beattyville Fixer Mount Olive White Ash
Bell Point Greeley Old Landing Williba
Canyon Falls Heidelberg Pinnacle Willow
Congleton Ida May Primrose Yellow Rock
Cressmont Lone Proctor Zoe

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18804,254
18906,20545.9%
19007,98828.7%
19109,53119.3%
192011,91825.0%
19309,729−18.4%
194010,86011.6%
19508,739−19.5%
19607,420−15.1%
19706,587−11.2%
19807,75417.7%
19907,422−4.3%
20007,9166.7%
Est. 20087,414−6.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21129.txt

For tips on accessing Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Lee County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Lee 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 Lee County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Lee 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.

Birth
  • 1874 - Lee County Birth Index 1874. Batch C518121 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Lee County Birth Index 1875. Batch C518122 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1875 - Lee County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M518123 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Lee County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M518124 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee 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 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.


 

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