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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Metcalfe_County,_Kentucky|Metcalfe County]]''
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Guide to '''Metcalfe 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]]  [[Metcalfe_County,_Kentucky|Metcalfe County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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== History  ==
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[[Image:{{KYMetcalfecourthouse}}]] <br>[http://metcalfecounty.ky.gov/ Metcalfe County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 850; <br>Edmonton, KY 42129<br>Phone: 270.432.4821<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Metcalfe County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== &nbsp;Parent County  ====
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
  
 
'''1860'''--Metcalfe County was created 1 February 1860&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Adair County, Kentucky|Adair]], [[Barren County, Kentucky|Barren]], [[Cumberland County, Kentucky|Cumberland]], [[Green County, Kentucky|Green<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231368311843_195" />]] and [[Monroe County, Kentucky|Monroe]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Edmonton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1860'''--Metcalfe County was created 1 February 1860&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Adair County, Kentucky|Adair]], [[Barren County, Kentucky|Barren]], [[Cumberland County, Kentucky|Cumberland]], [[Green County, Kentucky|Green<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231368311843_195" />]] and [[Monroe County, Kentucky|Monroe]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Edmonton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knob_Lick,_Kentucky Knob Lick]
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kymetcalfe.png|thumb|right|400px|Kymetcalfe.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/metcalfe.html Metcalfe 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/metcalfe.html Metcalfe 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;~&nbsp;&nbsp;&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  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[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  
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
 
 
*[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=1073 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Metcalfe 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=1073 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Metcalfe 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|427988|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Metcalfe 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|427988|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Metcalfe 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=4174&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=26&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Metcalfe 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=4174&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=26&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Metcalfe 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|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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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:  
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[[Image:{{KYMetcalfeoldcourthouse}}]] It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:  
  
 
*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1865-1933''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1865-1933)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1861''' - Metcalfe County Birth Index 1861. Batch {{IGI|C517761}} 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''' - Metcalfe County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517762}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Metcalfe County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517763}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1861''' - Metcalfe County Marriage Index 1861. Batch {{IGI|M517761}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Metcalfe County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517764}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Metcalfe County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517765}} 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://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.kykinfolk.com/metcalfe/index.html Metcalfe County Genealogy ](USGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/metcalfe/index.html Metcalfe County Genealogy ](USGenWeb)  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Metcalfe|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Metcalfe|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Metcalfe/ Metcalfe County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Metcalfe/ Metcalfe County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)  
*[http://www.scrtc.com/~metcolib/ Metcalfe County Public Library]
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*[http://www.metcalfecounty.ky.gov/departments/library.htm/ Metcalfe County Public Library] &nbsp;
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Sulphur Well Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
 
== References  ==
 
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<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}  
 
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Guide to Metcalfe County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Metcalfe County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded February 1, 1860
County Seat Edmonton
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Metcalfe County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1860
1861
1860
1860
1868
1865
*Many years between 1860 and 1911 are missing
Metcalfe County Courthouse, Edmonton, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Metcalfe County Courthouse
PO Box 850;
Edmonton, KY 42129
Phone: 270.432.4821[1]

History

Parent County

1860--Metcalfe County was created 1 February 1860 from Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Green and Monroe Counties.
County seat: Edmonton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1867--A disaster destroyed most records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Beaumont Cork Goodluck Savoyard
Beechville Curtis Knob Lick Shady Grove
Cedar Flats Echo New Liberty Summer Shade
Center Edmonton Node Willow Shade
Clarks Corner Gascon Randolph Wisdom
Cofer

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.
18707,934
18809,42318.8%
18909,8714.8%
19009,9881.2%
191010,4534.7%
192010,075−3.6%
19309,373−7.0%
194010,85315.8%
19509,851−9.2%
19608,367−15.1%
19708,177−2.3%
19809,48416.0%
19908,963−5.5%
200010,03712.0%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21169.txt

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

Old Metcalfe County Courthouse, Edmonton, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Crenshaw] Peden, Henry C. The Crenshaws of Kentucky, 1800-1995: A Genealogy of the Crenshaws in South-central Kentucky, Primarily the Counties of Barren and Metcalfe, Including the Related Families of Allen, Arnett, Beard, Bird, Bradshaw, Dearing, Dickey, Duke, Franklin, Goad, Hord, Jackson, Love, Maupin, Mitchell, Munday, Pace, Parrish ... Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 C863p

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1861 - Metcalfe County Birth Index 1861. Batch C517761 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Metcalfe County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517762 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Metcalfe County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517763 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1861 - Metcalfe County Marriage Index 1861. Batch M517761 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Metcalfe County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517764 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Metcalfe County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517765 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Metcalfe 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 3.4 3.5 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.