Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy

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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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&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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| Bethanna  
 
| Bethanna  
| Falcon  
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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  
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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  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredville,_Kentucky Fredville]
 
| Lickburg  
 
| Lickburg  
 
| Seitz
 
| Seitz
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sublett,_Kentucky Sublett]
 
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| Craft Fork  
 
| Craft Fork  
 
| Grayfox  
 
| Grayfox  
 
| Marshallville  
 
| Marshallville  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swampton,_Kentucky Swampton]
 
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| Cyrus  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunlock,_Kentucky Gunlock]
 
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| Gypsy  
 
| Minefork  
 
| Minefork  
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| Dixie  
 
| Dixie  
 
| Hager  
 
| Hager  
 
| Netty  
 
| Netty  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsie,_Kentucky Elsie]
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| Epson  
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivyton,_Kentucky Ivyton]
 
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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  
 
*[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://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://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=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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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Taxation ====
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*'''1860-1975''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 2 (1860-1975)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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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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*'''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
  
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*[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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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 22, 1860
County Seat Salyersville
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy 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 Genealogy 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

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 Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy. 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 Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

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

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

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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.