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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Meade County'' <br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Meade_County,_Kentucky|Meade County]]''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Meade County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymeade/ Meade Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Meade_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1823
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| founded date = December 17
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| seat wl = Brandenburg
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}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Meade_County,_Kentucky_Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Meade County Courthouse]]
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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>'''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Meade County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1824</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1830</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1824</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1824</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:Meade County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]
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[http://countyclerk.meadecounty.ky.gov/ Meade County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 614;<br>Brandenburg, KY 40108-0614<br>Phone: 270.422.2152<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Meade County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1823'''--Meade County was created 17 December 1823&nbsp;from [[Breckinridge County, Kentucky|Breckinridge]] and [[Hardin County, Kentucky|Hardin ]]Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat: '''Brandenburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1823'''--Meade County was created 17 December 1823&nbsp;from [[Breckinridge County, Kentucky|Breckinridge]] and [[Hardin County, Kentucky|Hardin ]]Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>'''County seat: '''Brandenburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Andyville  
 
| Andyville  
 
| Concordia  
 
| Concordia  
 
| Hillgrove  
 
| Hillgrove  
| Payneville
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payneville,_Kentucky Payneville <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1298670878078_13" />]
 
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| Battletown
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battletown,_Kentucky Battletown]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195541&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Doe+Run&columns=*,0,0 Doe Run]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Doe+Run|subject|disp=Doe Run}}
 
| Hughes Landing  
 
| Hughes Landing  
 
| Pilcher Landing
 
| Pilcher Landing
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| Eastwood Hills  
 
| Eastwood Hills  
 
| Liberty  
 
| Liberty  
| Rhodelia
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodelia,_Kentucky Rhodelia]
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195539&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Brandenburg&columns=*,0,0 Brandenburg]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Brandenburg|subject|disp=Brandenburg}}
| Ekron  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekron,_Kentucky Ekron]
 
| Lickskillet  
 
| Lickskillet  
 
| Roberta
 
| Roberta
 
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| Brandenburg Station  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg,_Kentucky Brandenburg Station]
| Flaherty  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaherty,_Kentucky Flaherty]
 
| Lodale  
 
| Lodale  
 
| Rock Haven
 
| Rock Haven
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| Sirocco
 
| Sirocco
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195540&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Camp+Carlson&columns=*,0,0 Camp Carlson]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Camp+Carlson|subject|disp=Camp Carlson}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195542&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Grahamton&columns=*,0,0 Grahamton]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Grahamton|subject|disp=Grahamton}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=874325&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Midway&columns=*,0,0 Midway]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Midway|subject|disp=Midway}}
 
| Van Voorhis Manor
 
| Van Voorhis Manor
 
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| Cedar Flat  
 
| Cedar Flat  
| Guston  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guston,_Kentucky Guston]
| Muldraugh  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muldraugh,_Kentucky Muldraugh]
 
| Wolf Creek
 
| Wolf Creek
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American Research  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/meade.html Meade 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;
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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*[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
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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.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1070 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Meade County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|354868|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Meade 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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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4169&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=28&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Meade 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  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1830= 4131
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| 1840= 5780
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| 1850= 7393
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| 1860= 8898
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| 1870= 9485
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| 1880= 10323
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| 1890= 9484
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| 1900= 10533
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| 1910= 9783
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| 1920= 9442
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| 1930= 8042
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| 1940= 8827
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| 1950= 9422
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| 1960= 18938
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| 1970= 18796
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| 1980= 22854
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| 1990= 24170
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| 2000= 26349
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| estimate= 27270
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| estyear= 2007
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| footnote=[http://ukcc.uky.edu/census/21163.txt Meade County, Kentucky census figures]
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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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
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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*'''[Alexander]''' Hardy, Stella Pickett. ''Colonial Families of the Southern States of America.'' New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1911. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=e1VlAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA7 Google Books] - free.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1824-1932''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to C (1824-1932)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Brandenburg Kentucky Family History Center]]
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==== Web Sites  ====
  
*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://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195538&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Meade&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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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.
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*[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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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Meade/ Meade County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Founded December 17, 1823
County Seat Brandenburg
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Meade County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1824
1852
1830
1824
1824
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Meade County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Meade County Courthouse
PO Box 614;
Brandenburg, KY 40108-0614
Phone: 270.422.2152[1]

History

Parent County

1823--Meade County was created 17 December 1823 from Breckinridge and Hardin Counties.  
County seat: Brandenburg [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1974--A disaster destroyed some records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Andyville Concordia Hillgrove Payneville
Battletown Doe Run Hughes Landing Pilcher Landing
Beechland Eastwood Hills Liberty Rhodelia
Brandenburg Ekron Lickskillet Roberta
Brandenburg Station Flaherty Lodale Rock Haven
Buck Grove Garrett Maples Corner Sirocco
Camp Carlson Grahamton Midway Van Voorhis Manor
Cedar Flat Guston Muldraugh Wolf Creek
Cold Springs Haysville Oolite

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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.
18304,131
18405,78039.9%
18507,39327.9%
18608,89820.4%
18709,4856.6%
188010,3238.8%
18909,484−8.1%
190010,53311.1%
19109,783−7.1%
19209,442−3.5%
19308,042−14.8%
19408,8279.8%
19509,4226.7%
196018,938101.0%
197018,796−0.7%
198022,85421.6%
199024,1705.8%
200026,3499.0%
Est. 200727,2703.5%
Meade County, Kentucky census figures

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

  • [Alexander] Hardy, Stella Pickett. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America. New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1911. Digital version at Google Books - free.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Meade 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).