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{{Kentucky-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Livingston County'' <br>{{Adoption KYGenWeb}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Livingston_County,_Kentucky|Livingston County]]''
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Guide to '''Livingston County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{KYDC}}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Livingston County
 
| county = Livingston County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ Livingston Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = Livingston_County_svg.png
 
| county_map = Livingston_County_svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Court St.<br>Smithland, KY 42081<br>
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|-
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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%" | <center>'''[[Livingston County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Livingston County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Livingston County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Livingston County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Livingston County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Livingston County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1799</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1810</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1800</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1799</center>
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:{{KYLivingstoncourthouse}}]]  
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[[Image:{{KYLivingstoncourthouse}}]]&nbsp;
  
== History  ==
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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<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>
  
Livingston Co., Ky. GenWeb&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/]  
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== History  ==
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[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ Livingston Co., Ky. GenWeb]  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1798'''--Livingston County was created 13 December 1798&nbsp;from [[Christian County, Kentucky|Christian]] County. &nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Smithland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1798'''--Livingston County was created 13 December 1798&nbsp;from [[Christian County, Kentucky|Christian]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Smithland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
Livingston Co., Ky. from Christian Co., Ky.&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/]  
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[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ Livingston Co., Ky. from Christian Co., Ky.]  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Bayou  
 
| Bayou  
 
| Hampton  
 
| Hampton  
| Ledbetter
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ledbetter,_Kentucky Ledbetter]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195483&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Livingston%2C+Salem&columns=*,0,0 Salem]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Livingston%2C+Salem|subject|disp=Salem}}
 
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| Birdsville  
 
| Birdsville  
 
| Heater  
 
| Heater  
 
| Lola  
 
| Lola  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195484&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Livingston%2C+Smithland&columns=*,0,0 Smithland]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Livingston%2C+Smithland|subject|disp=Smithland}}
 
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| Burna  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burna,_Kentucky Burna]
 
| Iuka  
 
| Iuka  
 
| Newbern  
 
| Newbern  
 
| Tiline
 
| Tiline
 
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| Carrsville  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrsville,_Kentucky Carrsville]
 
| Joy  
 
| Joy  
 
| Pinckneyville  
 
| Pinckneyville  
 
| Vicksburg
 
| Vicksburg
 
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| Grand Rivers  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Rivers,_Kentucky Grand Rivers]
 
| Lake City  
 
| Lake City  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kylivingston.png|thumb|right|400px|Kylivingston.png]]
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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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:  
  
*Ky African American Griots&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ Ky African American Griots]  
*&nbsp;[[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  
 
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*cemetery photos of various cemeteries [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/]
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky Cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
*listing of Livingston Co., Ky Cemeteries&nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livcem.html
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*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 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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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ cemetery photos of various cemeteries]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livcem.html listing of Livingston Co., Ky Cemeteries]
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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;
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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=1058 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Livingston County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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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://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/livingston.html Livingston 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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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|448360|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Livingston County}}.&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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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4126&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=61&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Livingston 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.
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1058 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Livingston County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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==== Census  ====
  
*[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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{{USCensusPop
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/livingston.html Livingston 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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| 1800= 2856
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| 1810= 3674
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| 1820= 5824
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| 1830= 5971
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| 1840= 9025
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| 1850= 6578
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| 1860= 7213
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| 1870= 8200
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| 1880= 9165
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| 1890= 9474
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| 1900= 11354
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| 1910= 10627
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| 1920= 9732
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| 1930= 8608
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| 1940= 9127
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| 1950= 7184
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| 1960= 7029
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| 1970= 7596
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| 1980= 9219
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| 1990= 9062
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| 2000= 9804
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21139.txt
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*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=448360&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Livingston++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Livingston County].&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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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4126&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=61&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Livingston 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.
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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
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*Livingston Co., Ky. GenWeb Churches&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livch.html http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livch.html]  
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{{KY Church Intro}}
*Listing of churches&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.faithclipart.com/guide/church-directory/kentucky/livingston-county/index.html http://www.faithclipart.com/guide/church-directory/kentucky/livingston-county/index.html]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livch.html Livingston Co., Ky. GenWeb Churches]  
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*[http://www.faithclipart.com/guide/church-directory/kentucky/livingston-county/index.html Listing of churches]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*Livingston Co. Wills and Probate Records&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/livingston/livingston.html http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/livingston/livingston.html]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/livingston/livingston.html Livingston Co. Wills and Probate Records]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Supreme Court Cases] KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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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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*'''[Baker]''' Chapman, Peggy Brown. ''Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties &amp; Jackson Purchase, Kentucky''. Lubbock, Texas: P.B.&nbsp;Chapman, 1995. {{FHL|751704|751794}}
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*'''[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 &amp; Co., 1859. {{FHL|413932|413932}}.<br>
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*'''[Lacey]''' Draper, Lyman C. ''King's Mountain and Its Heroes''. Cincinnati: Peter G. Thomson, Publishers, 1881. Pages 463-464. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=uXkFAAAAQAAJ Google Books].
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*'''[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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=B1veOLPq9v4C&pg=PA41 Google Books].
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*Bureau of Land Management http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/beta/  
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{{KY Land}}
*Ancestry.com Kentucky Land Grants http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2073&amp;cj=1&amp;o_xid=0001029688&amp;o_lid=0001029688 <br>
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/beta/ Bureau of Land Management]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2073 Ancestry.com Kentucky Land Grants] <br>  
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Livingston Co., Ky. History&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livcohistory.html
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{{KY History}}
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livcohistory.html Livingston Co., Ky. History]
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*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/ky/livingston/state.html National Register of Historic Places - Livingston Co., Ky.]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*Old Fire Maps&nbsp; http://steveeskew.com/maps/index.html
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*[http://steveeskew.com/maps/index.html Old Fire Maps]
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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]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
Livingston Co., KyGenWeb&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/]  
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ Livingston Co., KyGenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Miscellaneous ====
  
*[http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/record.php?lir_id=272 University of Ky. Libraries&nbsp;newspapers on microfilm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/record.php?lir_id=272]
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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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==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.ky-news.com/co_livingston.htm Livingston Ledger]
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*[http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/record.php?lir_id=272 University of Ky. Libraries newspapers on microfilm]
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html 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:  
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
*[http://www.copies1918.com/livingstona.html Will Book A: 1799-1832]  
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*Livingston Co. Wills and Probate Records http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/livingston/livingston.html<br>
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*'''1799-1873''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to B (1799-1873)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1799-1832''' - The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html 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:  
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*[http://www.copies1918.com/livingstona.html Will Book A: 1799-1832]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/livingston/livingston.html Livingston Co. Wills and Probate Records]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
Present Tax Rates&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://revenue.ky.gov/taxpro/CountyInformation/livingstonco/ http://revenue.ky.gov/taxpro/CountyInformation/livingstonco/]  
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
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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] ($).
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livdeltax1837.html 1837 Deliquent Tax List for Livingston Co., Ky.]
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*[http://revenue.ky.gov/taxpro/CountyInformation/livingstonco/ Present Tax Rates]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Livingston County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517641}} 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''' - Livingston County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517642}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Livingston County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517641}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Livingston County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517643}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Livingston County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517644}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Unsorted  =====
  
 
*Livingston County Kentucky Vital Records  
 
*Livingston County Kentucky Vital Records  
 
*Livingston County Clerk
 
*Livingston County Clerk
  
335 Court Street<br>Smithland, KY 42081<br>
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335 Court Street<br>Smithland, KY 42081<br>  
  
*Ky. Death Records 1911-2000&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi]  
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*[http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi Ky. Death Records 1911-2000]  
*Livingston Co., Ky. Marriages 1895&nbsp; [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livmg1895.html http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livmg1895.html]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livmg1895.html Livingston Co., Ky. Marriages 1895]
*Some Livingston Co., Ky. death cert. transcriptions http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livdthcert.html  
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livdthcert.html Some Livingston Co., Ky. death cert. transcriptions]
*Livingston Co., Ky. 1860 Mortality Schedule&nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livcomortsch.html
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livcomortsch.html Livingston Co., Ky. 1860 Mortality Schedule]
*Livingston Co., Ky. 1870 Mortality Schedule&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/Liv1870MS.rtf http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/Liv1870MS.rtf]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/Liv1870MS.rtf Livingston Co., Ky. 1870 Mortality Schedule]
*Browning Obits (based in Evansville, In. but some Ky. deaths listed here) http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Obits (based in Evansville, In. but some Ky. deaths listed here)]
*Livingston Co., Ky. Births 1911-1930&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/bthrec.html http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/bthrec.html]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/bthrec.html Livingston Co., Ky. Births 1911-1930]
*Delayed Livingston Co., Ky. Births 1800-1910&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livdelayedbths.html http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livdelayedbths.html]  
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livdelayedbths.html Delayed Livingston Co., Ky. Births 1800-1910]  
*Ky Vital Records Project&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://kyvitals.com/ http://kyvitals.com/]
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*[http://kyvitals.com/ http://kyvitals.com/ Ky Vital Records Project]
  
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
*Livingston Co. Historical &amp; Genealogical Society&nbsp; &nbsp;http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livgensoc.html  
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/livgensoc.html Livingston Co. Historical &amp; Genealogical Society]
*The Little Cabin Research Center&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/liv_Society.html http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/liv_Society.html]  
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/liv_Society.html The Little Cabin Research Center]  
*New Library&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.livingstonco.ky.gov/ http://www.livingstonco.ky.gov/]  
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*[http://www.livingstonco.ky.gov/ New Library]  
*Kentuckiana Digital Library&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://kdl.kyvl.org/ http://kdl.kyvl.org/]  
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*[http://kdl.kyvl.org/ Kentuckiana Digital Library]  
*Filson Library&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.filsonhistorical.org/collections-and-exhibits/collections/library.aspx http://www.filsonhistorical.org/collections-and-exhibits/collections/library.aspx]
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*[http://www.filsonhistorical.org/collections-and-exhibits/collections/library.aspx Filson Library]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.&nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.usgenweb.org/  
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ Livingston Co., KyGenWeb]
*Livingston Co., KyGenWeb&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/ <br>
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195482&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Livingston&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Livingston|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Livingston/ Livingston County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Livingston County

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

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Livingston 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 December 13, 1798
County Seat Smithland
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Livingston County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1799
1852
1810
1800
1799
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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[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

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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 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

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

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 Livingston County, Kentucky. 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 Livingston County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Livingston County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Livingston County, Kentucky 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.

  • 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

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 Livingston County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Livingston County, Kentucky Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Livingston County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517641 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Livingston County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517642 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Livingston County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517641 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Livingston County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517643 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1878 - Livingston County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517644 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Unsorted
  • 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).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 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.