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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Simpson County'' <br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Simpson County, Kentucky|Simpson County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Simpson County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
[[Image:{{KYSimpsoncourthouse}}]]
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== History  ==
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{{KYDC}}
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Simpson County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.simpsonco.bizland.com/ Simpson Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Ky-simpson.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1819
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| founded date = January 28
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| seat wl = Franklin
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}}
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== Simpson 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%" | <center>'''[[Simpson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Simpson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Simpson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Simpson County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Simpson County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Simpson 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>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1820</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1882</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1882</center>
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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:{{KYSimpsoncourthouse}}]]
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[http://www.simpsoncounty.us/ Simpson County Courthouse]<br>103 W Cedar Street<br>Franklin, KY 42134-0268<br>Phone: 270.586.8161<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Simpson 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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== Simpson County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1819--'''Simpson County was&nbsp;created 28 January 1819&nbsp;from [[Allen County, Kentucky|Allen]], [[Logan County, Kentucky|Logan]] and [[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]] Counties. '''County seat: '''Franklin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1819--'''Simpson County was&nbsp;created 28 January 1819&nbsp;from [[Allen County, Kentucky|Allen]], [[Logan County, Kentucky|Logan]] and [[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Franklin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''1882--'''A fire on 16 May destroyed most county court records. Deeds, however, were later later reconstructed from originals held by the owners. Circuit court records were not affected.  
 
'''1882--'''A fire on 16 May destroyed most county court records. Deeds, however, were later later reconstructed from originals held by the owners. Circuit court records were not affected.  
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Simpson County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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| Black Jack  
 
| Black Jack  
| Gold City  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_City,_Kentucky Gold City]
 
| Neosheo  
 
| Neosheo  
| Salmons
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmons,_Kentucky Salmons]
 
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| Bornes Ford  
 
| Bornes Ford  
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| Flat Rock  
 
| Flat Rock  
 
| Highland  
 
| Highland  
| Prices Mill  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prices_Mill,_Kentucky Prices Mill]
 
| Temperance
 
| Temperance
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195622&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Simpson%2C+Franklin&columns=*,0,0 Franklin]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Simpson%2C+Franklin|subject|disp=Franklin}}
 
| Hillsdale  
 
| Hillsdale  
| Providence  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Providence,_Simpson_County,_Kentucky Providence]
 
| Turnertown
 
| Turnertown
 
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| Geddes  
 
| Geddes  
| Middleton  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middleton,_Kentucky Middleton]
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]]
 
*[[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Simpson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[[Image:Kysimpson.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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==== African American Research  ====
  
*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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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp;  
  
*[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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*[[African American Research]] (US)
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.
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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
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1095 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Simpson County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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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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{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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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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*[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=1095 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Simpson 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://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/simpson.html Simpson&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;
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/simpson.html Simpson&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;  
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|461066|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Simpson 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=4303&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=10&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Simpson 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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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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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; 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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==== Census  ====
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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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|1820 |4852
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|1830 |5815
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|1840 |6537
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|1850 |7733
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|1860 |8146
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|1870 |9573
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|1880 |10641
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|1890 |10878
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|1900 |11624
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|1910 |11460
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|1920 |11150
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|1930 |11336
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|1940 |11752
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|1950 |11678
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|1960 |11548
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|1970 |13054
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|1980 |14673
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|1990 |15145
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|2000 |16405
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1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Simpson 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.
  
*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=461066&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Simpson++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Simpson 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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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4303&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=10&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Simpson 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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*[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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*[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]
  
 
==== 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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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Dick]''' Hoffman, Muriel M. ''History of Peter and Christina Shutt Dick Family: Frederick County, Maryland, Wilkes County, North Carolina, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Simpson County, Kentucky, Sangamon County, Illinois, Cass, County, Illinois''. Anchor, Ill.: Hoffman, 1970. {{FHL|266633|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 D55h}}
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ Archives of Appalachia] ~ Preserving the history of the people 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 KY Postcards] 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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==== 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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*'''1882-1962''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 4 (1882-1962)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Simpson County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517971}} 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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*'''1874-1875''' - Simpson County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517972}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875-1876''' - Simpson County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517973}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1852-1859''' - Simpson County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517971}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Simpson County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517974}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Simpson County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517975}} 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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== Simpson 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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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Simpson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
*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://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195621&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Simpson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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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.
  
== References  ==
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Simpson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Simpson/ Simpson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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== Simpson County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
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Simpson County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Simpson County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1852
1852
1820
1882
1882
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Simpson County Courthouse, Franklin, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Simpson County Courthouse
103 W Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134-0268
Phone: 270.586.8161[1]

Simpson County Kentucky History

Parent County

1819--Simpson County was created 28 January 1819 from Allen, Logan and Warren Counties.
County seat: Franklin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1882--A fire on 16 May destroyed most county court records. Deeds, however, were later later reconstructed from originals held by the owners. Circuit court records were not affected.

Simpson County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Black Jack Gold City Neosheo Salmons
Bornes Ford Hickory Flat Peden Mill Schweizer
Flat Rock Highland Prices Mill Temperance
Franklin Hillsdale Providence Turnertown
Geddes Middleton

Neighboring Counties

Simpson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. 

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1820 4,852
1830 5,815 19.8%
1840 6,537 12.4%
1850 7,733 18.3%
1860 8,146 5.3%
1870 9,573 17.5%
1880 10,641 11.2%
1890 10,878 2.2%
1900 11,624 6.9%
1910 11,460 −1.4%
1920 11,150 −2.7%
1930 11,336 1.7%
1940 11,752 3.7%
1950 11,678 −0.6%
1960 11,548 −1.1%
1970 13,054 13.0%
1980 14,673 12.4%
1990 15,145 3.2%
2000 16,405 8.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Simpson 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

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Dick] Hoffman, Muriel M. History of Peter and Christina Shutt Dick Family: Frederick County, Maryland, Wilkes County, North Carolina, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Simpson County, Kentucky, Sangamon County, Illinois, Cass, County, Illinois. Anchor, Ill.: Hoffman, 1970. FHL Book 929.273 D55h

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Simpson County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517971 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1875 - Simpson County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517972 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875-1876 - Simpson County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch C517973 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1859 - Simpson County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch C517971 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Simpson County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517974 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Simpson County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517975 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Simpson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Simpson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Simpson County Kentucky Genealogy References

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