Menifee County, Kentucky Genealogy

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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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Guide to '''Menifee 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 = Menifee County
 
| county = Menifee County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
| 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>
 
| county_map = Menifee_County_svg.png
 
| county_map = Menifee_County_svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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| seat wl = Frenchburg
 
| seat wl = Frenchburg
 
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Menifee County, Kentucky|Menifee County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Menifee County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Menifee County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Menifee County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Menifee County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Menifee County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Menifee County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Menifee County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1869</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1869</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1869</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1870</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1869</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1870</center>
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1869 and 1911 are missing</center>
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== History  ==
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[[Image:Menifee County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;[http://www.menifeecounty.ky.gov/ Menifee County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;PO Box 213<br>Frenchburg, KY 40322 <br>Phone: 606-768-3512<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>
  
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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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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| 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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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kymenifee.png|thumb|right|400px|Kymenifee.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  ====
 
==== 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 {{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.  
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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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===== Birth =====
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*'''1874''' - Menifee County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C518141}} 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''' - Menifee County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C518142}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1875''' - Menifee County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M518143}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Menifee County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M518144}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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  ====
 
==== Web Sites  ====
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Revision as of 20:19, 29 March 2013

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

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Menifee County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded March 10, 1869
County Seat Frenchburg
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Menifee County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1869
1869
1869
1870
1869
1870
*Many years between 1869 and 1911 are missing
Menifee County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
 Menifee County Courthouse
 PO Box 213
Frenchburg, KY 40322
Phone: 606-768-3512[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

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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.
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 Genealogy census records online, see: Kentucky Census.


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1874 - Menifee County Birth Index 1874. Batch C518141 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Menifee County Birth Index 1875. Batch C518142 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1875 - Menifee County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M518143 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Menifee County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M518144 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
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), 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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.