McCracken County, Kentucky

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[McCracken_County,_Kentucky|McCracken County]]''
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Guide to '''McCracken 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]]  [[McCracken_County,_Kentucky|McCracken County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== Quick Dates  ==
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McCracken County's civil records start the following years:
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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>'''[[McCracken County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[McCracken County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[McCracken County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[McCracken County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[McCracken County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.countyclerk.mccrackencounty.ky.gov/ McCracken County Courthouse]<br>132 S 4th Street<br>Paducah, KY 42001<br>Phone&nbsp;270.335.5168<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McCracken County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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McCracken County; 132 S 4th St; Paducah, KY 42001; ph. 270.335.5168 Details: (Co Clk has m, pro &amp; land rec from 1825)
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kymccracken.png|thumb|right|400px|Kymccracken.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;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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*'''[Flournoy]''' Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,'' [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241797 Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):81-90]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241809 Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):190-213]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241823 Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):318-327]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241854 Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):437-447]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241867 Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1895):67-79]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241923 Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):414-416]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241942 Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):97-101]. Digitized by JSTOR - free.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*Neuman, Fred G. ''The Story of Paducah.'' Paducah, Ky.: Young Printing Company, 1920. Digital version at {{FSbook|952189}} - free.
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in McCracken County.
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*March 25, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky010.htm Paducah]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky010.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KYmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.<br> <br>
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*'''1825-1947''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to H (1825-1947)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*'''1852-1862''' - McCracken County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|C517671}} 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''' - McCracken County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517672}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - McCracken County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517673}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1860''' - McCracken County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517671}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875-1876''' - McCracken County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|M517674}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1879''' - McCracken County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517675}} 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://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]
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Paducah Kentucky Family History Center]]
 
*[[Paducah Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
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Revision as of 20:31, 29 March 2013

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

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McCracken County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded December 17, 1824
County Seat Paducah
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for McCracken County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1825
1852
1830
1825
1825
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
McCracken County Courthouse, Paducah, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

McCracken County Courthouse
132 S 4th Street
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone 270.335.5168[1]

History

Parent County

1824--McCracken County was created 17 December 1824 from Hickman County.
County seat: Paducah [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Avondale Heights Future City Lone Oak Riverview
Camelia Grahamville Massac Rossington
Cecil Hardmoney Maxon Rowlandtown
Chiles Heath Maxon Crossing Saint Johns
Cimota City Hendron Melber Shady Grove
Concord High Point Oakdale Stiles Crossing
Epperson Ingleside Oaks Tyler
Forest Hill Krebs Paducah West Paducah
Freemont Lamont Ragland Woodlawn
Futrell Littleville Reidland Woodville

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.
18301,297
18404,745265.8%
18506,06727.9%
186010,36070.8%
187013,98835.0%
188016,26216.3%
189021,05129.4%
190028,73336.5%
191035,06422.0%
192037,2466.2%
193046,27124.2%
194048,5344.9%
195049,1371.2%
196057,30616.6%
197058,2811.7%
198061,3105.2%
199062,8792.6%
200065,5144.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21145.txt

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

Land

Local Histories

  • Neuman, Fred G. The Story of Paducah. Paducah, Ky.: Young Printing Company, 1920. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in McCracken County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1862 - McCracken County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch C517671 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - McCracken County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517672 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - McCracken County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517673 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1852-1860 - McCracken County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch M517671 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875-1876 - McCracken County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch M517674 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1879 - McCracken County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch M517675 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
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), McCracken County, Kentucky page 273, 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August, 2012)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 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.