Menifee County, Kentucky

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Menifee_County,_Kentucky|Menifee County]]''
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| county = Menifee County
 
| county = Menifee County
 
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/menifee/ Menifee Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/menifee/ Menifee Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Menifee County, Kentucky|Menifee County]]''
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== Quick Dates  ==
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Menifee County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Menifee County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Menifee County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Menifee County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Menifee County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]&nbsp;[http://www.menifeecounty.ky.gov/ Menifee County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;PO Box 213<br>Frenchburg, KY 40322 <br>Phone: 606-768-3512<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records&nbsp; from 1869. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Menifee 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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Artville  
 
| Artville  
| Denniston  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denniston,_Kentucky Denniston]
 
| Laurel Grove  
 
| Laurel Grove  
 
| Rebelsville
 
| Rebelsville
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| Ballard  
 
| Ballard  
 
| East Fork Slate  
 
| East Fork Slate  
| Mariba  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariba,_Kentucky Mariba]
 
| Salt Lick Creek
 
| Salt Lick Creek
 
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| Fagan  
 
| Fagan  
 
| McCausey Ridge  
 
| McCausey Ridge  
| Scranton
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scranton,_Kentucky Scranton]
 
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| Blackwater  
 
| Blackwater  
 
| Flat Rock  
 
| Flat Rock  
| Means  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Means,_Kentucky Means]
 
| Stoll
 
| Stoll
 
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| Botts  
 
| Botts  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195544&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Menifee%2C+Frenchburg&columns=*,0,0 Frenchburg]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Menifee%2C+Frenchburg|subject|disp=Frenchburg}}
 
| Myers Fork  
 
| Myers Fork  
 
| Stonequarry
 
| Stonequarry
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| Hathaway Creek  
 
| Hathaway Creek  
 
| Peter Trace  
 
| Peter Trace  
| Sudith
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudith,_Kentucky Sudith]
 
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| Cold Creek Cave  
 
| Cold Creek Cave  
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| Cornwell  
 
| Cornwell  
 
| Hill Top  
 
| Hill Top  
| Pomeroyton  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomeroyton,_Kentucky Pomeroyton]
| Wellington
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington,_Menifee_County,_Kentucky Wellington]
 
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| Craft  
 
| Craft  
| Korea  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korea,_Kentucky Korea]
 
| Ratliff  
 
| Ratliff  
 
| West Dennison
 
| West Dennison
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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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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bracken.html Bracken 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://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bracken.html Bracken 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  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions&nbsp;
 
*[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  
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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=1071 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Menifee 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=1071 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Menifee 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=555551&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Menifee++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Menifee 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|555551|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Menifee 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=4171&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=28&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Menifee 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=4171&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=28&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Menifee 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  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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| 1870= 1986
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| 1880= 3755
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| 1890= 4666
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| 1900= 6818
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| 1910= 6153
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| 1920= 5779
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| 1930= 4958
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| 1940= 5691
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| 1950= 4798
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| 1960= 4276
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| 1970= 4050
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| 1980= 5117
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| 1990= 5092
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| 2000= 6556
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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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*'''1870-1948''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book A (1870-1948)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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*''"Menifee County, Kentucky - Births, Deaths, Marriages 1874-1878"'' - book compiled/written by James L Douthat 42 pages - soft cover-full name index- printed 2012. &nbsp;
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
 
*[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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*[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=195543&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Menifee&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Menifee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Menifee/ Menifee County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Menifee/ Menifee County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

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Founded March 10, 1869
County Seat Frenchburg
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Contents

Quick Dates

Menifee County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Menifee County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
 Menifee County Courthouse
 PO Box 213
Frenchburg, KY 40322
Phone: 606-768-3512

County Clerk has marriage records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records  from 1869. [1]

History

Parent County

1869--Menifee County was created 10 March 1869 from Bath, Morgan, Powell, Montgomery and Wolfe Counties.
County seat: Frenchburg [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1911--A disaster destroyed some records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Artville Denniston Laurel Grove Rebelsville
Back Dog Trot Leatherwood Rothwell
Ballard East Fork Slate Mariba Salt Lick Creek
Big Woods Fagan McCausey Ridge Scranton
Blackwater Flat Rock Means Stoll
Botts Frenchburg Myers Fork Stonequarry
Coburn Hathaway Creek Peter Trace Sudith
Cold Creek Cave Hawkins Branch Pine Grove Trimble Bend
Cornwell Hill Top Pomeroyton Wellington
Craft Korea Ratliff West Dennison
Dan

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.
18701,986
18803,75589.1%
18904,66624.3%
19006,81846.1%
19106,153−9.8%
19205,779−6.1%
19304,958−14.2%
19405,69114.8%
19504,798−15.7%
19604,276−10.9%
19704,050−5.3%
19805,11726.3%
19905,092−0.5%
20006,55628.8%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21165.txt

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

Church

Court

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), Menifee 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).