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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Ohio_County,_Kentucky|Ohio County]]''
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:''This article is about a western county of Kentucky. For other uses, see [[Ohio (disambiguation)]].''
 
:''This article is about a western county of Kentucky. For other uses, see [[Ohio (disambiguation)]].''
  
{{stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Kentucky|Kentucky]] > Ohio County''  
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Guide to '''Ohio County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Kentucky Coal Fields] region.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{KYDC}}  
[[Image:{{KYOhiocourthouse}}]]
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== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Ohio 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/~kyohio/ohioco.html Ohio Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Ky-ohio.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1798
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| founded date = December 17
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| seat wl = Hartford
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}}
  
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== Ohio County Kentucky 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%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[Ohio County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1799
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1799
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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:{{KYOhiocourthouse}}]]&nbsp;
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[http://www.ohiocounty.ky.gov/ Ohio County Courthouse]<br>Main St; PO Box 85; <br>Hartford, KY 42347-0085<br>Phone:. 270.298.4422<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Ohio County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== County Pronunciation  ====
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*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ky-ohio.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)</ref>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1864--''A disaster destroyed most records.  
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'''1864'''''--''A disaster destroyed some records.  
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Ohio County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Adaburg  
 
| Adaburg  
 
| Dukehurst  
 
| Dukehurst  
 
| Magan  
 
| Magan  
| Rosine
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosine,_Kentucky Rosine]
 
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| Aetnaville  
 
| Aetnaville  
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| Arnold  
 
| Arnold  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195573&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Echols&columns=*,0,0 Echols]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Echols|subject|disp=Echols}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195574&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+McHenry&columns=*,0,0 McHenry]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+McHenry|subject|disp=McHenry}}
 
| Scottown
 
| Scottown
 
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| Askin  
 
| Askin  
 
| Ellmitch  
 
| Ellmitch  
| Mount Pleasant  
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| [[Mt. Pleasant, Ohio County, KY|Mt. Pleasant]]
 
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| Select
 
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| Shreve
 
| Shreve
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=892325&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Beaver+Dam&columns=*,0,0 Beaver Dam]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Beaver+Dam|subject|disp=Beaver Dam}}
 
| Flint Springs  
 
| Flint Springs  
 
| Nineteen  
 
| Nineteen  
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| Beda  
 
| Beda  
| Fordsville
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordsville,_Kentucky Fordsville]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195575&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+No+Creek&columns=*,0,0 No Creek]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+No+Creek|subject|disp=No Creek}}
 
| Simmons
 
| Simmons
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195572&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Bells+Run&columns=*,0,0 Bells Run]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Bells+Run|subject|disp=Bells Run}}
| Hartford  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford,_Kentucky Hartford]
 
| Oak Grove  
 
| Oak Grove  
 
| Smallhous
 
| Smallhous
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| Haynesville  
 
| Haynesville  
 
| Olaton  
 
| Olaton  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195578&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Sulphur+Springs&columns=*,0,0 Sulphur Springs]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Sulphur+Springs|subject|disp=Sulphur Springs}}
 
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| Centertown  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centertown,_Kentucky Centertown]
 
| Heflin  
 
| Heflin  
 
| Pleasant Ridge  
 
| Pleasant Ridge  
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| Cromwell  
 
| Cromwell  
 
| Jingo  
 
| Jingo  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195576&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Reynolds+Station&columns=*,0,0 Reynolds Station]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Reynolds+Station|subject|disp=Reynolds Station}}
 
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| Dogwalk  
 
| Dogwalk  
 
| Kirtley  
 
| Kirtley  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195577&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Rockport&columns=*,0,0 Rockport]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Rockport|subject|disp=Rockport}}
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky|Muhlenberg]]
 
*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky|Muhlenberg]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[[Image:Kyohio.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
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==== African American Research  ====
  
*[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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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1066 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Marion County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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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
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/ohio.html Ohio 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;&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
 
*[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://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/marion.html Marion 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://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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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=1080 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Ohio 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|353364|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Ohio 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=4216&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=60&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Ohio 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.
  
*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=436871&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Marion++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,180,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Marion 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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==== Census  ====
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4152&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Marion 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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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1800 |1223
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|1810 |3792
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|1820 |3879
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|1830 |4715
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|1840 |6592
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|1850 |9749
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|1860 |12209
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|1870 |15561
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|1880 |19669
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|1890 |22946
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|1900 |27287
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|1910 |27642
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|1920 |26473
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|1930 |24469
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|1940 |24421
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|1950 |20840
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|1960 |17725
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|1970 |18790
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|1980 |21765
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|1990 |21105
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|2000 |22916
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1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Ohio County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Kentucky Census|Kentucky Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
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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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{{KY Church Intro}}
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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]
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== 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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*'''[Austin]''' Galau, Jeane K. ''The Austin Family of Montgomery County, Maryland and Ohio County, Kentucky: With Related Lines.'' 3 vols. Menasha, Wisc.: J.K. Galau, 1978-1979. Digitized by FamilySearch Books Online: {{FSbook|223604|disp=Vol. 1}} | {{FSbook|223626|disp=Vol. 2}} | {{FSbook|223613|disp=Vol. 3}} - all free.
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*'''[Barnes]''' Kirk, Arthur Dale. ''The Barnes Family of Ohio County, Kentucky.'' 1943. Digital version at {{FSbook|744162}} - free.
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*'''[Render]''' Smith, Pearl O. ''Renders and Their Relatives; Joshua Render of Charles County, Maryland, and Orange County, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1720-1985''. Arlington, Va.: P.O. Smith, 1985. {{FHL|350892|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R293s}}.<br>
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*'''[Wallace]''' Lindsey, Richard O. ''House of Charles Wallace, Ohio County, Kentucky.'' MSS., [[Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. Copy: {{FHL|580910|item|disp=FHL Film 1481387 Item 5}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KY Land}}
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
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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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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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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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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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*'''1801-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to G (1801-1955)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
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*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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===== Birth =====
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*'''1852-1861''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517831}} 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>
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195571&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Ohio&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*'''1874''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517832}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517833}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517831}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517834}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517835}} 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
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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
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== Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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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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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Ohio/ Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Ohio County

This article is about a western county of Kentucky. For other uses, see Ohio (disambiguation).

Guide to Ohio County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the Western Kentucky Coal Fields region.

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Ohio County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded December 17, 1798
County Seat Hartford
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Contents

Ohio County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Ohio County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1799 1852 1810 1799 1801
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Ohio County Courthouse, Hartford, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 

Ohio County Courthouse
Main St; PO Box 85;
Hartford, KY 42347-0085
Phone:. 270.298.4422[1]

Ohio County Kentucky History

Parent County

1798--Ohio County was created 17 December 1798 from Hardin County.  County seat: Hartford [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

1864--A disaster destroyed some records.

Ohio County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adaburg Dukehurst Magan Rosine
Aetnaville Dundee Matanzas Sandefur Crossing
Arnold Echols McHenry Scottown
Askin Ellmitch Mt. Pleasant Select
Baizetown Equality Narrows Shreve
Beaver Dam Flint Springs Nineteen Shultztown
Beda Fordsville No Creek Simmons
Bells Run Hartford Oak Grove Smallhous
Buford Haynesville Olaton Sulphur Springs
Centertown Heflin Pleasant Ridge Sunnydale
Ceralvo Herbert Point Pleasant Taffy
Coffman Highview Prentiss White Run
Combs Ford Horse Branch Ralph Windy Hill
Cool Springs Horton Renfrow Wysox
Cromwell Jingo Reynolds Station
Deanefield Ken Wye Rob Roy
Dogwalk Kirtley Rockport

Neighboring Counties

Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy 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.  %±
1800 1,223
1810 3,792 210.1%
1820 3,879 2.3%
1830 4,715 21.6%
1840 6,592 39.8%
1850 9,749 47.9%
1860 12,209 25.2%
1870 15,561 27.5%
1880 19,669 26.4%
1890 22,946 16.7%
1900 27,287 18.9%
1910 27,642 1.3%
1920 26,473 −4.2%
1930 24,469 −7.6%
1940 24,421 −0.2%
1950 20,840 −14.7%
1960 17,725 −14.9%
1970 18,790 6.0%
1980 21,765 15.8%
1990 21,105 −3.0%
2000 22,916 8.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Ohio County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Westerfield

Court

Genealogy

  • [Austin] Galau, Jeane K. The Austin Family of Montgomery County, Maryland and Ohio County, Kentucky: With Related Lines. 3 vols. Menasha, Wisc.: J.K. Galau, 1978-1979. Digitized by FamilySearch Books Online: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3 - all free.
  • [Barnes] Kirk, Arthur Dale. The Barnes Family of Ohio County, Kentucky. 1943. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Render] Smith, Pearl O. Renders and Their Relatives; Joshua Render of Charles County, Maryland, and Orange County, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1720-1985. Arlington, Va.: P.O. Smith, 1985. FHL Book 929.273 R293s.
  • [Wallace] Lindsey, Richard O. House of Charles Wallace, Ohio County, Kentucky. MSS., Willard Library, Evansville, Ind. Copy: FHL Film 1481387 Item 5.

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Ohio County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Ohio County, Kentucky Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

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.

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Ohio County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[4] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Ohio County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Ohio County, Kentucky Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Ohio County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517831 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1874 - Ohio County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517832 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875 - Ohio County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517833 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Ohio County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517831 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875 - Ohio County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517834 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1876-1878 - Ohio County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517835 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
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Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

LDS Ward and Branch Records

Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio County, Kentucky page 274, 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. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  4. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 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.