Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Martin_County,_Kentucky|Martin County]]''
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Guide to '''Martin County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Martin County
 
| county = Martin County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/martin/ Martin Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/martin/ Martin Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
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| seat wl = Inez
 
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Martin County, Kentucky|Martin County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Martin County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Martin County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Martin County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Martin County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Martin County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1880</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:{{KYMartincourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYMartincourthouse}}]]  
  
== History  ==
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[http://www.martincounty.ky.gov/ Martin County Courthouse]<br>Main Street <br>Inez, KY 41224<br>Phone: 606.298.2810<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Martin County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Parent County  ====
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== History<br>  ==
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==== Parent County<br> ====
  
'''1870'''--Martin County was created 10 March 1870&nbsp;from [[Johnson County, Kentucky|Johnson]], [[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd]], [[Pike County, Kentucky|Pike]] and [[Lawrence County, Kentucky|Lawrence ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Inez <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1870--'''Martin County was created in 1870 from Johnson, Floyd, Pike and Lawrence counties.<br>  
  
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauty,_Kentucky Beauty]
 
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| McClure  
 
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| Castle  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inez,_Kentucky Inez]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomahawk,_Kentucky Tomahawk]
 
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| Davella  
 
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| Job  
 
| Job  
 
| Moree  
 
| Moree  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warfield,_Kentucky Warfield]
 
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| Davisport  
 
| Davisport  
| Laura  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura,_Kentucky Laura]
 
| Pilgrim  
 
| Pilgrim  
 
| West Lovely
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kymartin.png|thumb|right|400px|Kymartin.png]]
  
 
==== 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;
  
 
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==== Census  ====
 
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| 1890= 4209
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| 1900= 5780
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| 1910= 7291
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| 1920= 7654
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| 1930= 8584
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| 1940= 10970
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| 1950= 11677
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| 1960= 10201
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| 1970= 9377
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| 1980= 13925
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| 1990= 12526
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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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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[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  ====
 
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{{KY Land}}
  
 
*[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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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Taxation ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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*'''1871-1941''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1871-1941)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1874''' - Martin County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C518131}} 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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*'''1875''' - Martin County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C518132}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1876-1878''' - Martin County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M518133}} 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://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.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195512&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Martin&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Martin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Martin/ Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Martin/ Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Martin County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Martin 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 March 10, 1870
County Seat Inez
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1871
1852
1880
1870
1861
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Martin County Courthouse, Inez, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Martin County Courthouse
Main Street
Inez, KY 41224
Phone: 606.298.2810[1]

History

Parent County

1870--Martin County was created in 1870 from Johnson, Floyd, Pike and Lawrence counties.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1892--A disaster destroyed most records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Beauty Hode McClure Threeforks
Castle Inez Milo Tomahawk
Davella Job Moree Warfield
Davisport Laura Pilgrim West Lovely
Debord Lovely Stidham

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.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Martin County and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,
  • Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
  • ePodunk list of Martin 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.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18803,057
18904,20937.7%
19005,78037.3%
19107,29126.1%
19207,6545.0%
19308,58412.2%
194010,97027.8%
195011,6776.4%
196010,201−12.6%
19709,377−8.1%
198013,92548.5%
199012,526−10.0%
200012,5780.4%
Est. 200811,602−7.8%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21159.txt

For tips on accessing Martin 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 Martin 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 Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Martin 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 Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Martin 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
  • 1874 - Martin County Birth Index 1874. Batch C518131 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1875 - Martin County Birth Index 1875. Batch C518132 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
Marriage
  • 1876-1878 - Martin County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M518133 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), Martin County, Kentucky page 273, 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.