Rowan County, Kentucky Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American ====
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==== African American Research ====
 
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
  
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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
 
*&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
 
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*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
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==== Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc  ====
 
==== Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc  ====
  
[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/rowan/family-pages.html Rowan County Family Pages]<br>[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/family/pettit/FG_TOC.htm Relatives of Truby Petitt &amp; Florence Hall of Rowan County, Kentucky] <br>[http://gedcomindex.com/Towns/usky1104.html Sorted by Name, Rowan County, Kentucky]  
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[*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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*http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/rowan/family-pages.html Rowan County Family Pages]<br>[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/family/pettit/FG_TOC.htm Relatives of Truby Petitt &amp; Florence Hall of Rowan County, Kentucky] <br>*[http://gedcomindex.com/Towns/usky1104.html Sorted by Name, Rowan County, Kentucky]  
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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 cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/rowan.html Rowan 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;
*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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*[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;~ 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
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*[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.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=1091 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Rowan 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=1091 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Rowan County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*[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/rowan.html Rowan&nbsp;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;&nbsp;
 
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4275&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=29&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Rowan 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=4275&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=29&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Rowan 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.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/rowan_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy-Rowan County Kentucky Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/rowan_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy-Rowan County Kentucky Cemeteries]  
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[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Rowan/cen/ Linkpendium Census Records &amp; Indexes- Rowan County Kentucky]<br>[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/rowan/census/census_main.html Rowan County Census Records]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/rowan/1870mortality.html Rowan County Genealogy Trails-1870 Census Index]  
 
[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Rowan/cen/ Linkpendium Census Records &amp; Indexes- Rowan County Kentucky]<br>[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/rowan/census/census_main.html Rowan County Census Records]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/rowan/1870mortality.html Rowan County Genealogy Trails-1870 Census Index]  
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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
  
==== <br>Courts ====
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==== Church ====
  
[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/rowan/ Kentucky Court of Justice-Rowan County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk]  
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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]
  
==== <br>History  ====
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==== 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 & Reference]
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/rowan/ Kentucky Court of Justice-Rowan County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk]
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==== History  ====
  
 
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/rowan/histories.htm Rowan County Kentucky History Records]<br>[http://www.kentuckystewarts.com/RowanCounty/RowanCountyHistory.htm The Alexander Stewart Family of Rowan County Kentucky]<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowan_County,_Kentucky Wikipedia-Rowan County, Kentucky]&nbsp;  
 
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/rowan/histories.htm Rowan County Kentucky History Records]<br>[http://www.kentuckystewarts.com/RowanCounty/RowanCountyHistory.htm The Alexander Stewart Family of Rowan County Kentucky]<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowan_County,_Kentucky Wikipedia-Rowan County, Kentucky]&nbsp;  
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==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/KY/County/rowan.htm 1895 U.S. Atlas- Rowan County Kentucky 1895]
 
  
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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]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/KY/County/rowan.htm 1895 U.S. Atlas- Rowan County Kentucky 1895]
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==== <br>Military<br> ====
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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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/rowan/vietnamcas_rowan.html Rowan County Genealogy Trails Vietam War Casulaties]
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*http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n487/mode/1up List of Revelutionary War Pensioners]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/rowan/military.htm USGenWeb Archives Project-Rowan County Kentucky Military Records]
  
[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/rowan/vietnamcas_rowan.html Rowan County Genealogy Trails Vietam War Casulaties]<br>
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==== Miscellaneous ====
  
[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n487/mode/1up List of Revelutionary War Pensioners]<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/rowan/military.htm USGenWeb Archives Project-Rowan County Kentucky Military Records]
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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  ====
  
[http://themoreheadnews.com/ The Morehead News]<br>[http://rowancountybulletin.com/ Rowan County Bulletin]  
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*[http://themoreheadnews.com/ The Morehead News]
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*[http://rowancountybulletin.com/ Rowan County Bulletin]  
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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
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
[http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/home.cfm?&fh_id=11032 Lane/Stucky/Gray Funeral Home Obituraries] <br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/rowan/news.htm USGenWeb Archives Project-Rowan County Kentucky Newspaper Records]  
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*[http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/home.cfm?&fh_id=11032 Lane/Stucky/Gray Funeral Home Obituraries]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/rowan/news.htm USGenWeb Archives Project-Rowan County Kentucky Newspaper Records]  
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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
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.org/marriages/kentucky/rowan.htm Kentucky Marriage Project-Rowan County]<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/rowan/vitals.htm KYGenWeb Archives Project-Rowan County Vital Records]<br>[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/rowan/birth-ov.html Rowan County Births]<br>[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/rowan/deathrec.html Rowan County Deaths]<br>[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/rowan/rowan-mg.html Rowan County Marriages]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/marriages/kentucky/rowan.htm Kentucky Marriage Project-Rowan County]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/rowan/vitals.htm KYGenWeb Archives Project-Rowan County Vital Records]
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*[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/rowan/birth-ov.html Rowan County Births]
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*[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/rowan/deathrec.html Rowan County Deaths]
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*[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/rowan/rowan-mg.html Rowan County Marriages]  
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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 & 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 & Burials] ~ KY Deaths & 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 & 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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Rowan County Historical Society<br>P. O. Box 60<br>Morehead, KY 40351<br>  
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*Rowan County Historical Society<br>P. O. Box 60<br>Morehead, KY 40351
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*[http://www.youseemore.com/rowan/default.asp Rowan County Public Library]<br>185 East First Street<br>Morehead, KY 40351 <br>(606) 784-7137
  
[http://www.youseemore.com/rowan/default.asp Rowan County Public Library]<br>185 East First Street<br>Morehead, KY 40351 <br>(606) 784-7137
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/rowan/rowan.html KYGenWeb Archives-Rowan County]
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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.
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195605&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Rowan&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195605&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Rowan&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/rowan/rowan.html KYGenWeb Archives-Rowan County]
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyrowan/ KYGenWeb-Rowan County]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyrowan/ KYGenWeb-Rowan County]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/rowan/ Rowan County KY Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/rowan/ Rowan County KY Genealogy Forum]  

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Rowan County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Rowan County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 15, 1856
County Seat Morehead
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Rowan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

History

Parent County

1856--Rowan County was created 15 March 1856 from Fleming and Morgan Counties.  County seat: Morehead [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bangor Cranston Hilda Ramey
Bluestone Elliottville Lakeview Heights Rodburn
Brady Farmers Lick Fork Sharkey
Christy Gates Minor Smile
Clearfield Haldeman Morehead Triplett
Cogswell Hamim Paragon Waltz
Craney Hays Crossing










Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc

[*KY Biographies ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Linkpendium Census Records & Indexes- Rowan County Kentucky
Rowan County Census Records
Rowan County Genealogy Trails-1870 Census Index

Church

Court

History

Rowan County Kentucky History Records
The Alexander Stewart Family of Rowan County Kentucky
Wikipedia-Rowan County, Kentucky 

Land

Maps


Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Rowan County Historical Society
    P. O. Box 60
    Morehead, KY 40351
  • Rowan County Public Library
    185 East First Street
    Morehead, KY 40351
    (606) 784-7137

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).