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Guide to '''Todd County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Todd County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1819--'''Todd County was created 30 December 1819&nbsp;from [[Christian County, Kentucky|Christian]] and&nbsp;[[Logan County, Kentucky|Logan]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Elkton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1819--'''Todd County was created 30 December 1819&nbsp;from [[Christian County, Kentucky Genealogy|Christian]] and&nbsp;[[Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Logan]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Elkton <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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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.
  
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== 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]
  
 
== Todd County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
== Todd County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Christian County, Kentucky|Christian]]  
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*[[Christian County, Kentucky Genealogy|Christian]]  
*[[Logan County, Kentucky|Logan]]  
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*[[Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Logan]]  
 
*[[Montgomery County, Tennessee|Montgomery County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Montgomery County, Tennessee|Montgomery County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky|Muhlenberg]]  
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*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Muhlenberg]]  
 
*[[Robertson County, Tennessee|Robertson County, Tennessee]]
 
*[[Robertson County, Tennessee|Robertson County, Tennessee]]
  
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==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project  
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*All of the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/kentucky-counties/todd-county-kentucky-genealogy-biographies-one.asp family biographies] from the ''County of Todd, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical''&nbsp;edited by William Henry Perrin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Co. in 1884 are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29861 Counties of Todd and Christian, Kentucky : historical and biographical] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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  
 
*[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  
 
*&nbsp;[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/todd.html Todd 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://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/todd.html Todd 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;  
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form.3Dcatalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|517609|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Todd 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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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form.3Dcatalog FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|517609|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Todd 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.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4334&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=34&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Todd 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=4334&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=34&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Todd 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.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[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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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KY Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ Archives of Appalachia] ~ Preserving the history of the people of Appalachia.
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ Archives of Appalachia] ~ Preserving the history of the people of Appalachia.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29861 Counties of Todd and Christian, Kentucky : historical and biographical] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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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]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[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}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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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)
 
*[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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==== Taxation ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== 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  =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Todd County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C518001}} 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''' - Todd County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C518002}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Todd County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C518003}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1852-1862''' - Todd County Marriage Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|M518001}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Todd County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M518004}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Todd County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M518005}} 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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== Todd County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Todd 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.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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== Todd County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Todd County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/todd-county/ Todd County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Todd|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Todd|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Todd/ Todd County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Todd/ Todd County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

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Guide to Todd County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded December 30, 1819
County Seat Elkton
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Todd County Kentucky Courthouse

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

Todd County Courthouse
PO Box 307
Elkton, KY 42220-0157
Phone: 270.265.2363[1]

Todd County Kentucky History

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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero Col. John Todd (1750-1782).

Parent County

1819--Todd County was created 30 December 1819 from Christian and Logan Counties.
County seat: Elkton [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.

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

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

Todd County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Allegre Clifty Jason Tabernacle
Allensville Darnell Kirkmansville Trenton
Anderson Daysville Liberty Tress Shop
Bradshaw Elkton Mount Tabor Tyewhoppety
Britmart Guthrie Pinchem Wilhelmina
Cedar Grove Hadensville Sharon Grove Zion
Claymour Hermon

Neighboring Counties

Todd 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 5,089
1830 8,680 70.6%
1840 9,991 15.1%
1850 12,268 22.8%
1860 11,575 −5.6%
1870 12,612 9.0%
1880 15,994 26.8%
1890 16,814 5.1%
1900 17,371 3.3%
1910 16,488 −5.1%
1920 15,694 −4.8%
1930 13,520 −13.9%
1940 14,234 5.3%
1950 12,890 −9.4%
1960 11,364 −11.8%
1970 10,823 −4.8%
1980 11,874 9.7%
1990 10,940 −7.9%
2000 11,971 9.4%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

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

Genealogy

Old Todd County Courthouse, Elkton, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
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
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp.
  • [Kennedy] Smith, Ruth Hightower and Urban Ewing Kennedy. The Early Settlements of Todd County, Kentucky: Sketches by Urban Ewing Kennedy and the Kennedy Family History. Murray, Ky.: M.H. Smith, 1991. FHL Book 976.977 H2s.
  • [Page] Page, Richard Channing Moore. Genealogy of the Page Family in Virginia. Also a Condensed Account of the Nelson, Walker, Pendleton and Randolph Families, With References to the Bland, Burwell, Byrd, Carter, Cary, Duke, Gilmer, Harrison, Rives, Thornton, Wellford, Washington, and Other Distinguished Families in Virginia. New York: Press of the Publishers' Printing Co., 1893. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books (full-view).
  • [Sassin] Allen, Cameron. "Francois Sasin/Sassin of Manakin Town: The First Six Generations of the Sassin/Sasseen Family in America," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1993):3-17; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1993):99-116; Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):193-205; Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):259-271. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993).
  • [Taliaferro] Amundson, Margaret R. "Who Did Elizabeth Taliaferro, Daughter of Margaret French and Robert Taliaferro, Mary?" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 41, No. 3 (Jan.-Mar. 1997):3-14. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Todd County, Kentucky Genealogy. 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

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Todd County, Kentucky Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Todd County, Kentucky Genealogy:


- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Woodward's) - CSA - Company D.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Todd County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

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 Todd County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Todd County, Kentucky Genealogy 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 - Todd County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C518001 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1874 - Todd County Birth Index 1874. Batch C518002 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1875 - Todd County Birth Index 1875. Batch C518003 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
Marriage
  • 1852-1862 - Todd County Marriage Index 1852-1862. Batch M518001 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1875 - Todd County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M518004 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1876-1878 - Todd County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M518005 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
Unsorted

Todd County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Todd County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Todd County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Todd 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. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  4. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  5. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 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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