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Guide to '''Magoffin County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Magoffin_County,_Kentucky|Magoffin County]]''
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== County Courthouse ==
 
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== Quick Dates ==
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Magoffin County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
 
[[Image:{{KYMagoffincourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYMagoffincourthouse}}]]  
  
== History  ==
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[http://magoffincounty.ky.gov/ Magoffin County Courthouse]<br>Court Street<br>Salyersville, KY 41465<br>Phone: 606.349.2216<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Magoffin 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  ====
  
'''1860'''--Magoffin County was created 22 February 1860&nbsp;from [[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan]], [[Johnson County, Kentucky|Johnson]] and [[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Salyersville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Created in 1860 from [[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan]], [[Johnson County, Kentucky|Johnson]] and [[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd]] counties. <br>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Bethanna  
 
| Bethanna  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falcon,_Kentucky Falcon]
 
| Lacey  
 
| Lacey  
 
| Right Middle Fork
 
| Right Middle Fork
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| Flat Fork  
 
| Flat Fork  
 
| Lakeville  
 
| Lakeville  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royalton,_Kentucky Royalton]
 
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| Bradley  
 
| Bradley  
| Foraker  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foraker,_Kentucky Foraker]
 
| Leatha  
 
| Leatha  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Magoffin%2C+Salyersville|subject|disp=Salyersville}}
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Magoffin%2C+Salyersville|subject|disp=Salyersville}}
 
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| Burning Fork  
 
| Burning Fork  
| Fredville  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredville,_Kentucky Fredville]
 
| Lickburg  
 
| Lickburg  
 
| Seitz
 
| Seitz
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| Gifford  
 
| Gifford  
 
| Maggard  
 
| Maggard  
| Sublett
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sublett,_Kentucky Sublett]
 
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| Craft Fork  
 
| Craft Fork  
 
| Grayfox  
 
| Grayfox  
 
| Marshallville  
 
| Marshallville  
| Swampton
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swampton,_Kentucky Swampton]
 
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| Cutuno  
 
| Cutuno  
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| Cyrus  
 
| Cyrus  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunlock,_Kentucky Gunlock]
 
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| Mason  
 
| Waldo
 
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| Gypsy  
 
| Gypsy  
 
| Minefork  
 
| Minefork  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheelersburg,_Kentucky Wheelersburg]
 
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| Dixie  
 
| Dixie  
 
| Hager  
 
| Hager  
 
| Netty  
 
| Netty  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonnie,_Kentucky Wonnie]
 
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| Edna  
 
| Edna  
 
| Harper  
 
| Harper  
 
| Ova  
 
| Ova  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsie,_Kentucky Elsie]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendricks,_Kentucky Hendricks]
 
| Painters Lick  
 
| Painters Lick  
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| Epson  
 
| Epson  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivyton,_Kentucky Ivyton]
 
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| Plutarch  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[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  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/magoffin.html MagoffinCo. 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://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/magoffin.html Magoffin 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;  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
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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.  
 
*[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=1065 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Magoffin 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=1065 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Magoffin County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|723192|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Magoffin 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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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|723192|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Magoffin 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.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4146&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=92&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Magoffin 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=4146&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=92&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Magoffin 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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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1860-1975''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 2 (1860-1975)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*'''1859-1862''' - Magoffin County Birth Index 1859-1862. Batch {{IGI|C517691}} 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/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Magoffin County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517692}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1861''' - Magoffin County Marriage Index 1861. Batch {{IGI|M517701}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
==== Web Sites  ====
 
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/magoffin/ Magoffin County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/magoffin/ Magoffin County 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]  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[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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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Magoffin/ Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Magoffin/ Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Magoffin County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Magoffin County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded February 22, 1860
County Seat Salyersville
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Magoffin County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1860
1860
1860
1860
1860
1860
*Many years between 1860 and 1911 are missing
Magoffin County Courthouse, Salyersville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Magoffin County Courthouse
Court Street
Salyersville, KY 41465
Phone: 606.349.2216[1]

History

Parent County

Created in 1860 from Morgan, Johnson and Floyd counties.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

A disaster has caused the loss of some records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arthurmabel Ever Kernie Puncheon
Bethanna Falcon Lacey Right Middle Fork
Bloomington Flat Fork Lakeville Royalton
Bradley Foraker Leatha Salyersville
Burning Fork Fredville Lickburg Seitz
Carver Fritz Logville Skaggs
Cisco Galdia Lower Burning Fork Stella
College Heights Gapville Lykins Stringtown
Conley Gifford Maggard Sublett
Craft Fork Grayfox Marshallville Swampton
Cutuno Gullett Mashfork Tiptop
Cyrus Gunlock Mason Waldo
Dale Gypsy Minefork Wheelersburg
Dixie Hager Netty Wonnie
Edna Harper Ova
Elsie Hendricks Painters Lick
Epson Ivyton Plutarch

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18704,684
18806,94448.2%
18909,19632.4%
190012,00630.6%
191013,65413.7%
192013,8591.5%
193015,71913.4%
194017,49011.3%
195013,839−20.9%
196011,156−19.4%
197010,443−6.4%
198013,51529.4%
199013,077−3.2%
200013,3321.9%
201013,166−1.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21153.txt

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1859-1862 - Magoffin County Birth Index 1859-1862. Batch C517691 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1874 - Magoffin County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517692 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
Marriage
  • 1861 - Magoffin County Marriage Index 1861. Batch M517701 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
Unsorted

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Magoffin County, Kentucky page 272, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.