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{{Kentucky-stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Kentucky|Kentucky]] > Lewis County'' {{Adoption KYGenWeb}}  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Lewis_County,_Kentucky|Lewis County]]''
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Guide to '''Lewis County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Lewis County
 
| county = Lewis County
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.kykinfolk.com/lewis/ Lewis Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = Lewis_County_svg.png
 
| county_map = Lewis_County_svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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| seat wl = Vanceburg
 
| seat wl = Vanceburg
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Lewis County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1807
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1807
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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== History  ==
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[[Image:Lewis County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Lewis County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]
  
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[http://lewiscounty.ky.gov/ Lewis County Courthouse]<br>514 Second Street<br>Vanceburg, KY 41179<br>Phone: 606.796.3062<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lewis 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  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1806'''--Lewis County was created 2 December 1806&nbsp;from [[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp;Vanceburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1806'''--Lewis County was created 2 December 1806&nbsp;from [[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Vanceburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Awe  
 
| Awe  
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| Firebrick  
 
| Firebrick  
 
| Pence  
 
| Pence  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195475&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Lewis%2C+Salem&columns=*,0,0 Salem] (hist.)
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Lewis%2C+Salem|subject|disp=Salem}} (hist.)
 
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| Charters  
 
| Charters  
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| Tannery
 
| Tannery
 
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| Concord  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concord,_Kentucky Concord]
 
| Harris  
 
| Harris  
 
| Queens  
 
| Queens  
| Tollesboro
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tollesboro,_Kentucky Tollesboro]
 
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| Cottageville  
 
| Cottageville  
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| Irwin  
 
| Irwin  
 
| Rexton  
 
| Rexton  
| Vanceburg
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanceburg,_Kentucky Vanceburg]
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American  ====
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[[Image:Kylewis.png|thumb|right|400px|Kylewis.png]]
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==== African American Research ====
  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
 
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies, Family&nbsp;Histories/Trees,&nbsp;GEDCOM files&nbsp;etc.<br>  ====
 
==== Biographies, Family&nbsp;Histories/Trees,&nbsp;GEDCOM files&nbsp;etc.<br>  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
[http://gedcomindex.com/Towns/usky1069.html Sorted by Name-Lewis County Kentucky]  
 
[http://gedcomindex.com/Towns/usky1069.html Sorted by Name-Lewis County Kentucky]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
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*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
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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.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1056 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Lewis County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/lewis.html Lewis Co. 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://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/lewis.html Lewis Co. 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.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
 
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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.
*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=495285&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Lewis++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Lewis County<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1281487410031_440" />].&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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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1056 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Lewis County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|495285|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Lewis County<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1281487410031_440" />}}.&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=4118&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=39&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Lewis 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=4118&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=39&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Lewis 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.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Lewis/cem/ Linkpendium Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Lewis/cem/ Linkpendium Cemeteries]  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
[http://www.us-census.org/image-index/ky/lewis/1810/index.htm Lewis Co. Kentucky 1810 Federal Census Index]<br>  
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1810= 2357
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| 1820= 3973
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| 1830= 5229
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| 1840= 6306
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| 1850= 7202
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| 1860= 8361
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| 1870= 9115
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| 1880= 13154
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| 1890= 14803
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| 1900= 17868
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| 1910= 16887
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| 1920= 15829
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| 1930= 14315
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| 1940= 15686
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| 1950= 13520
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| 1960= 13115
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| 1970= 12355
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| 1980= 14545
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| 1990= 13029
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| 2000= 14092
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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*[http://www.us-census.org/image-index/ky/lewis/1810/index.htm Lewis Co. Kentucky 1810 Federal Census Index]<br>  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
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==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/lewis/ Lewis Counrty Ky Court of Justice]  
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/lewis/ Lewis Counrty Ky Court of Justice]
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*[http://www.elect.ky.gov/countyclerks.htm State Board of Elections-Kentucky County Clerks]&nbsp;Scroll down the page or use index at top to go to desired county.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
[http://www.elect.ky.gov/countyclerks.htm State Board of Elections-Kentucky County Clerks]&nbsp;Scroll down the page or use index at top to go to desired county.  
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==== Genealogy  ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:  
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Owens]''' Owens, David Hatfield. ''Owens Family of Virginia (Richmond, King George, Stafford, Prince William, Fauquier Counties) and Kentucky (Mason, Lewis, Fleming, Bracken, Mercer, Boyle Counties)''. Ann Arbor, Mich.: D.H. Owens, 1991. {{FHL|502871|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Ow2od 1991}}
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_County,_Kentucky Wikipedia-Lewis County Kentucky]  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_County,_Kentucky Wikipedia-Lewis County Kentucky]
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==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Land<br>  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/KY/County/lewis.htm 1895 Atlas-Lewis County Kentucky]<br>  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/KY/County/lewis.htm 1895 Atlas-Lewis County Kentucky]<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/military/ww2list.txt Army &amp; Air Corp World II Casulty List]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/lewis1.htm Lewis County Kentucky World War II Casulties Army and Air Force]<br>[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n462/mode/1up List of Revolutionary War Pensioners]<br>[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/lewis.html Soldiers of the Great War, Fallen Kentucky Soldiers in WWI, Lewis County]  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/military/ww2list.txt Army &amp; Air Corp World II Casulty List]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/lewis1.htm Lewis County Kentucky World War II Casulties Army and Air Force]<br>[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n462/mode/1up List of Revolutionary War Pensioners]<br>[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/lewis.html Soldiers of the Great War, Fallen Kentucky Soldiers in WWI, Lewis County]  
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspaper<br>  ====
 
==== Newspaper<br>  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/court/probate/ Index of Lewis Co., Ky Probate Records]<br>  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/court/probate/ Index of Lewis Co., Ky Probate Records]<br>  
  
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*'''1807-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to I (1807-1930)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
==== Vital Records<br> ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/vitals/deaths/ Index of Lewis Co. KY, Vitals-Deaths]<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.org/marriages/kentucky/lewis.htm Kentucky Marriage Project-Lewis County]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/vitals/births/Lewis.prn.txt Lewis County, KENTUCKY Delayed Births 1892-1910]<br>[http://www.kykinfolk.com/lewis/marriages.html Lewis County Marriages]<br><br>  
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Lewis County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517621}} 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''' - Lewis County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517622}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Lewis County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517621}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875-1876''' - Lewis County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|M517623}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Lewis County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517624}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/vitals/deaths/ Index of Lewis Co. KY, Vitals-Deaths]<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/marriages/kentucky/lewis.htm Kentucky Marriage Project-Lewis County]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/vitals/births/Lewis.prn.txt Lewis County, KENTUCKY Delayed Births 1892-1910]<br>[http://www.kykinfolk.com/lewis/marriages.html Lewis County Marriages]<br><br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://lewiscountylibrary.net/index.html Lewis County Public Library]  
 
[http://lewiscountylibrary.net/index.html Lewis County Public Library]  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195474&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Lewis&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Lewis|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/lewis/index.html KyGenWeb-Lewis County]  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/lewis/index.html KyGenWeb-Lewis County]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylewis4/ Lewis County Kentucky History &amp; Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylewis4/ Lewis County Kentucky History &amp; Genealogy]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/lewis/toc.html Lewis County Kentucky Archives Project]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/toc.html Lewis County Kentucky Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Lewis/ Lewis County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Lewis/ Lewis County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Revision as of 17:03, 29 March 2013

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

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Lewis County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded December 2, 1806
County Seat Vanceburg
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Lewis County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1807 1852 1810 1807 1807
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Lewis County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Lewis County Courthouse
514 Second Street
Vanceburg, KY 41179
Phone: 606.796.3062[1]

History

Parent County

1806--Lewis County was created 2 December 1806 from Mason County.
County seat: Vanceburg [2]

Boundary Changes

There has been no boundary changes since the county was formed.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Awe Crum Kinniconick Ribolt
Bald Point (hist.) Emerson Kirkville Rugless
Buena Vista Epworth Mount Vernon (hist.) Saint Paul
Burtonville Fearisville Nashtown Saint Marys (hist.)
Carrs Firebrick Pence Salem (hist.)
Charters Garrison Petersville Stricklett
Clarksburg Glen Springs Poplar Flat Tannery
Concord Harris Queens Tollesboro
Cottageville Herron Hill Quincy Trinity
Covedale Irwin Rexton Vanceburg

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

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

Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc.

Sorted by Name-Lewis County Kentucky

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18102,357
18203,97368.6%
18305,22931.6%
18406,30620.6%
18507,20214.2%
18608,36116.1%
18709,1159.0%
188013,15444.3%
189014,80312.5%
190017,86820.7%
191016,887−5.5%
192015,829−6.3%
193014,315−9.6%
194015,6869.6%
195013,520−13.8%
196013,115−3.0%
197012,355−5.8%
198014,54517.7%
199013,029−10.4%
200014,0928.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21135.txt

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Owens] Owens, David Hatfield. Owens Family of Virginia (Richmond, King George, Stafford, Prince William, Fauquier Counties) and Kentucky (Mason, Lewis, Fleming, Bracken, Mercer, Boyle Counties). Ann Arbor, Mich.: D.H. Owens, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 Ow2od 1991

History

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Army & Air Corp World II Casulty List 
Lewis County Kentucky World War II Casulties Army and Air Force
List of Revolutionary War Pensioners
Soldiers of the Great War, Fallen Kentucky Soldiers in WWI, Lewis County

Miscellaneous

Newspaper

The Lewis County Hearld

Obituaries

GenealogyBuff.com-Miscellaneous Lewis County, Kentucky Obituaries
Index of KY, Lewis Co., Obituraries
Lewis County Herald-Obituaries
Obituary Index Lewis County, Kentucky

 

Probate

Index of Lewis Co., Ky Probate Records

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Lewis County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517621 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Lewis County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517622 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Lewis County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517621 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875-1876 - Lewis County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch M517623 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Lewis County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517624 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Index of Lewis Co. KY, Vitals-Deaths
Kentucky Marriage Project-Lewis County
Lewis County, KENTUCKY Delayed Births 1892-1910
Lewis County Marriages

Societies and Libraries

Lewis County Kentucky Historical Society

Lewis County Public Library

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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