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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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Livingston County, Kentucky
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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

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

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.


 

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