Livingston County, Kentucky Genealogy

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[http://www.livingstonco.ky.gov/ Livingston County Courthouse]<br>335 Court Street PO Box 40; <br>Smithland, KY 42081-0400<br>Phone: 270.928.2162<br>&nbsp;<br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1799, Probate and land records from 1800.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records; records through 1865 have been microfilmed. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Livingston 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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[http://www.livingstonco.ky.gov/ Livingston County Courthouse]<br>335 Court Street PO Box 40; <br>Smithland, KY 42081-0400<br>Phone: 270.928.2162<br>&nbsp;<br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1799, Probate and land records from 1800.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records; records through 1865 have been microfilmed. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Livingston County, Kentucky page 272, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ Ky African American Griots]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ Ky African American Griots]  
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
 
*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
  
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ cemetery photos of various cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ cemetery photos of various cemeteries]  
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livcem.html listing of Livingston Co., Ky Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livcem.html listing of Livingston Co., Ky Cemeteries]  
 
*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;  
 
*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;  
 
*[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.  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/beta/ Bureau of Land Management]
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/beta/ Bureau of Land Management]  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2073 Ancestry.com Kentucky Land Grants] <br>  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2073 Ancestry.com Kentucky Land Grants] <br>  
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livcohistory.html Livingston Co., Ky. History]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livcohistory.html Livingston Co., Ky. History]  
 
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/ky/livingston/state.html National Register of Historic Places - Livingston Co., Ky.]
 
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/ky/livingston/state.html National Register of Historic Places - Livingston Co., Ky.]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://steveeskew.com/maps/index.html Old Fire Maps]
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*[http://steveeskew.com/maps/index.html Old Fire Maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).  
 
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livdeltax1837.html 1837 Deliquent Tax List for Livingston Co., Ky.]  
 
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livdeltax1837.html 1837 Deliquent Tax List for Livingston Co., Ky.]  
 
*[http://revenue.ky.gov/taxpro/CountyInformation/livingstonco/ Present Tax Rates]
 
*[http://revenue.ky.gov/taxpro/CountyInformation/livingstonco/ Present Tax Rates]
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*[http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi Ky. Death Records 1911-2000]  
 
*[http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi Ky. Death Records 1911-2000]  
 
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livmg1895.html Livingston Co., Ky. Marriages 1895]  
 
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livmg1895.html Livingston Co., Ky. Marriages 1895]  
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livdthcert.html Some Livingston Co., Ky. death cert. transcriptions]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livdthcert.html Some Livingston Co., Ky. death cert. transcriptions]  
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livcomortsch.html Livingston Co., Ky. 1860 Mortality Schedule]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livcomortsch.html Livingston Co., Ky. 1860 Mortality Schedule]  
 
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/Liv1870MS.rtf Livingston Co., Ky. 1870 Mortality Schedule]  
 
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/Liv1870MS.rtf Livingston Co., Ky. 1870 Mortality Schedule]  
*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Obits (based in Evansville, In. but some Ky. deaths listed here)]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Obits (based in Evansville, In. but some Ky. deaths listed here)]  
 
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/bthrec.html Livingston Co., Ky. Births 1911-1930]  
 
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/bthrec.html Livingston Co., Ky. Births 1911-1930]  
 
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livdelayedbths.html Delayed Livingston Co., Ky. Births 1800-1910]  
 
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livdelayedbths.html Delayed Livingston Co., Ky. Births 1800-1910]  
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livgensoc.html Livingston Co. Historical &amp; Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livgensoc.html Livingston Co. Historical &amp; Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/liv_Society.html The Little Cabin Research Center]  
 
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/liv_Society.html The Little Cabin Research Center]  
 
*[http://www.livingstonco.ky.gov/ New Library]  
 
*[http://www.livingstonco.ky.gov/ New Library]  
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==== Web Sites  ====
 
==== Web Sites  ====
  
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ Livingston Co., KyGenWeb]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ Livingston Co., KyGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  

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Founded December 13, 1798
County Seat Smithland
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Contents

Quick Dates

Livingston County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

 

Livingston County Courthouse, Smithland, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 

Livingston County Courthouse
335 Court Street PO Box 40;
Smithland, KY 42081-0400
Phone: 270.928.2162
 
County Clerk has marriage records from 1799, Probate and land records from 1800.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records; records through 1865 have been microfilmed. [1]

History

Livingston Co., Ky. GenWeb

Parent County

1798--Livingston County was created 13 December 1798 from Christian County.
County seat: Smithland [2]

Boundary Changes

Livingston Co., Ky. from Christian Co., Ky.

Record Loss

A loss of some records occurred due to a fire in 1804

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bayou Hampton Ledbetter Salem
Birdsville Heater Lola Smithland
Burna Iuka Newbern Tiline
Carrsville Joy Pinckneyville Vicksburg
Grand Rivers Lake City

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

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

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18002,856
18103,67428.6%
18205,82458.5%
18305,9712.5%
18409,02551.1%
18506,578−27.1%
18607,2139.7%
18708,20013.7%
18809,16511.8%
18909,4743.4%
190011,35419.8%
191010,627−6.4%
19209,732−8.4%
19308,608−11.5%
19409,1276.0%
19507,184−21.3%
19607,029−2.2%
19707,5968.1%
19809,21921.4%
19909,062−1.7%
20009,8048.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21139.txt

For tips on accessing Livingston County, Kentucky Genealogy 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
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL 751704
  • [Lacey] Moore, Maurice Augustus. The Life of Gen. Edward Lacey: With a List of Battles and Skirmishes in South Carolina During the Revolutionary War. Spartanburg, S.C.: Douglass, Evins & Co., 1859. FHL 413932.
  • [Lacey] Draper, Lyman C. King's Mountain and Its Heroes. Cincinnati: Peter G. Thomson, Publishers, 1881. Pages 463-464. Digital version at Google Books.
  • [Lacey] Owen, Thomas McAdory. "Colonel Edward Lacey of the Revolution and Some of His Descendants," The Gulf States Historical Magazine, Vol. 1 (July 1902):41-44. Digital version at Google Books.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

  • 1799-1832 - The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Livingston County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
  • Will Book A: 1799-1832

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Livingston County Kentucky Vital Records
  • Livingston County Clerk

335 Court Street
Smithland, KY 42081

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Livingston 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. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).