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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-counties.html#courthouse Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Oldham County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
== Oldham County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/oldham.html Oldham Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.   
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/oldham.html Oldham Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.   
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]   -   Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]   -   Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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*'''1824-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 9 (1824-1917)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1824-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 9 (1824-1917)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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===== Birth =====
  
*'''1852-1861''' - Oldham County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517841}} 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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*'''1852-1861''' - Oldham County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517841}} 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>  
*'''1874''' - Oldham County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517842}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1874''' - Oldham County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517842}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1875''' - Oldham County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517843}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1875''' - Oldham County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517843}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
===== Marriage =====
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===== Marriage =====
  
*'''1852-1861''' - Oldham County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517841}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1861''' - Oldham County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517841}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
*'''1875''' - Oldham County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517844}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Oldham County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517844}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1876-1879''' - Oldham County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517845}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1876-1879''' - Oldham County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517845}} 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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== Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-society-archive/ List of Kentucky Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.oldhamcountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Oldham County Historical Society]<br>106 N Second Avenue<br>LaGrange, Kentucky 40031  
 
*[http://www.oldhamcountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Oldham County Historical Society]<br>106 N Second Avenue<br>LaGrange, Kentucky 40031  
 
*[http://www.youseemore.com/oldham/default.asp Oldham County Public Library]<br>5895 West Highway 146<br>Crestwood, KY 40014<br>Phone: (502) 241-9899  
 
*[http://www.youseemore.com/oldham/default.asp Oldham County Public Library]<br>5895 West Highway 146<br>Crestwood, KY 40014<br>Phone: (502) 241-9899  
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== Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/oldham-county/ Oldham County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/oldham Oldham County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/oldham Oldham County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/oldham/oldham.html Oldham County USGenWeb Archives] &nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/oldham/oldham.html Oldham County USGenWeb Archives] &nbsp;  

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

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Oldham County, Kentucky
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Founded December 15, 1823
County Seat LaGrange
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Oldham County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Oldham County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1824 1852 1830 1824 1824
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Oldham County Courthouse
100 W Jefferson Street
La Grange, KY 40031
Phone: 502.222.9311[1]

Oldham County Kentucky History

Parent County

1823--Oldham County was created 15 December 1823 from Jefferson, Shelby and Henry Counties.
County seat: LaGrange [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses

Oldham County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Ballardsville Demplytown Harmony Landing Pewee Valley
Belknap Beach Floydsburg Harmony Village River Bluff
Brownsboro Fraziertown La Grange Rollington
Buckner Glenarm Liro Russell Corner
Cedar Point Goshen Oldham Skylight
Centerfield Greenhaven Orchard Grass Hills Westport
Crestwood Halls Landing Park Lake

Neighboring Counties

Oldham 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.  %±
1830 9,588
1840 7,380 −23.0%
1850 7,629 3.4%
1860 7,283 −4.5%
1870 9,027 23.9%
1880 7,667 −15.1%
1890 6,754 −11.9%
1900 7,078 4.8%
1910 7,248 2.4%
1920 7,689 6.1%
1930 7,402 −3.7%
1940 10,716 44.8%
1950 11,018 2.8%
1960 13,388 21.5%
1970 14,687 9.7%
1980 27,795 89.2%
1990 33,263 19.7%
2000 46,178 38.8%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Oldham 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.

Court

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 Oldham 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 Oldham County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Oldham County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Oldham 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.

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 Oldham County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Oldham 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. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records


Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Oldham County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517841 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Oldham County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517842 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Oldham County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517843 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Oldham County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517841 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Oldham County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517844 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1879 - Oldham County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch M517845 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
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Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy References

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


 

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