Lewis County, Kentucky Genealogy

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| seat wl = Vanceburg
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American ====
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==== African American Research ====
 
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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:  
  
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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;[[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
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*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
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==== Biographies, Family&nbsp;Histories/Trees,&nbsp;GEDCOM files&nbsp;etc.<br> ====
 
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==== 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]  
  
 
==== 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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*[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;
*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://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
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*[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
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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.
 
*[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=1056 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Lewis 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=1056 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Lewis County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*[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;
 
 
 
*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.
 
*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.
 
 
*[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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*[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 ====
  
[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/lewis/ Lewis Counrty Ky Court of Justice]  
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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]
  
[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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==== Court  ====
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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 & Reference]
  
 
==== 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  ====
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[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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*[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
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==== Newspaper<br> ====
  
 
[http://lewiscountyherald.com/ The Lewis County Hearld]  
 
[http://lewiscountyherald.com/ The Lewis County Hearld]  
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==== Probate<br> ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/court/probate/ Index of Lewis Co., Ky Probate Records]<br>  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/court/probate/ Index of Lewis Co., Ky Probate Records]<br>
 
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==== Vital Records<br> ====
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[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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[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>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==

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Lewis County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Lewis County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 2, 1806
County Seat Vanceburg
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Lewis County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

History

Parent County

1806--Lewis County was created 2 December 1806 from Mason County.  County seat: Vanceburg [1]

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

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

Church

Court

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

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

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).