Menifee County, Kentucky

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Menifee County

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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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded March 10, 1869
County Seat Frenchburg
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Menifee County, Kentucky 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 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

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Menifee County, Kentucky. 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 Menifee County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

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

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.