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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Russell_County,_Kentucky|Russell County]]''
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Guide to '''Russell 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]]  [[Russell_County,_Kentucky|Russell County]]''
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== Russell County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
== Quick Dates  ==
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Russell County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[Adair County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Russell County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Russell County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Russell County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Russell County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Russell County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Russell County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1826</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1830</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1825</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1826</center>
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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[[Image:Russell County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Russell County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.russellcounty.ky.gov/ Russell County Courthouse]<br>101 Monument Square<br>PO Box 579<br>Jamestown, KY 42629-0579<br>Phone:. 270.343.2125<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Russell County, Kentucky page 275, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Russell County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1342023570671_153" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1342023570671_555" />Russell County Courthouse<br> 101 Monument Square<br> PO Box 579<br> Jamestown, KY 42629-0579<br> Phone:. 270.343.2125&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate, court and land records from 1826; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Russell 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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== History  ==
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== Russell County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Russell County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*[[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne]]
 
*[[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Russell County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== 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://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
==== Genealogy ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
 
*'''[Warriner]''' Mireles, Dana Ann. "Jacob Warriner, Sr., of Buckingham County, Virginia: His Children and His Parents," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):83-93. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
 
*'''[Warriner]''' Mireles, Dana Ann. "Jacob Warriner, Sr., of Buckingham County, Virginia: His Children and His Parents," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):83-93. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1826-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 4 (1826-1955)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Russell County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Russell County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1860''' - Russell County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C517941}} 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''' - Russell County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517942}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Russell County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517943}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1859''' - Russell County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517941}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Russell County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517944}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876''' - Russell County Marriage Index 1876. Batch {{IGI|M517945}} 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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== Russell County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
==== Web Sites ====
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== Russell County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyrussel/russell.html Russell County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyrussel/russell.html Russell County KYGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Russell/ Russell County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Russell/ Russell County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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== Russell County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Revision as of 22:38, 29 March 2013

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

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Founded December 14, 1825
County Seat Jamestown
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Contents

Russell County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Russell County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1826
1852
1830
1825
1826
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Russell County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg
Russell County Courthouse
101 Monument Square
PO Box 579
Jamestown, KY 42629-0579
Phone:. 270.343.2125[1]

Russell County Kentucky History

Parent County

1825--Russell County was created 14 December 1825 from Adair, Cumberland and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Jamestown [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Russell County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bryan Humble Middletown Russell Springs
Creelsboro Indian Hills Old Olga Salem
Decatur Jabez Olga Sano
Eli Jamestown Ono Sewelltown
Esto Jericho Ribbon Sycamore Flat
Fonthill Karius Rose Crossroads Vinnie
Freedom Long Bottom Rowena Webbs Cross Roads
Helm Manntown Royville Whittle
Horntown

Neighboring Counties

Russell 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 3,879
1840 4,238 9.3%
1850 5,349 26.2%
1860 6,024 12.6%
1870 5,809 −3.6%
1880 7,591 30.7%
1890 8,136 7.2%
1900 9,695 19.2%
1910 10,861 12.0%
1920 11,854 9.1%
1930 11,930 0.6%
1940 13,615 14.1%
1950 13,717 0.7%
1960 11,076 −19.3%
1970 10,542 −4.8%
1980 13,708 30.0%
1990 14,716 7.4%
2000 16,315 10.9%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

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

Court

Genealogy

  • [Warriner] Mireles, Dana Ann. "Jacob Warriner, Sr., of Buckingham County, Virginia: His Children and His Parents," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):83-93. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Land

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Russell County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Deed Book A: 1825-1829
  2. Deed Book B: 1828-1834
  3. Deed Book C: 1834-1840

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Russell County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book 1: 1826-1854
  2. Will Book 2: 1854-1870

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1860 - Russell County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch C517941 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Russell County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517942 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Russell County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517943 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1859 - Russell County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517941 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Russell County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517944 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876 - Russell County Marriage Index 1876. Batch M517945 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Russell County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Russell County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Russell County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Russell County, Kentucky page 275, 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.