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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Trigg County, Kentucky|Trigg County]]''  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
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Guide to '''Trigg County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Trigg County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representatives<br>'''[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/trigg/ Trigg Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Ky-trigg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1820
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| founded date = January 27
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| seat wl = Cadiz
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}}
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== Trigg County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Trigg County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Trigg County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Trigg County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Trigg County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Trigg County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Trigg 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>1820</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>1820</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1820</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:Trigg County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Trigg County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]] [http://www.triggcounty.ky.gov/ Trigg County Courthouse]<br>41 Main Street PO Box 1310<br>Cadiz, KY 42211-0609<br>Phone: 270.552.6661<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trigg 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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== Trigg County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1820--'''Trigg County was created 27 January 1820&nbsp;from Caldwell and Christian Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Cadiz <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1820--'''Trigg County was created 27 January 1820&nbsp;from [[Caldwell County, Kentucky|Caldwell]] and [[Christian County, Kentucky|Christian ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Cadiz <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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'''1895, 1920--'''Disasters destroyed most of the records.  
 
'''1895, 1920--'''Disasters destroyed most of the records.  
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Trigg 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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| Barkley Shores
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| Cedar Point
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| Ferguson Spring
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| Roaring Spring
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| Black Hawk
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerulean,_Kentucky Cerulean]
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| Golden Pond
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| Rockcastle
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| Blue Spring
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| Cumberland Shores
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| Linton
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| Rockcastle Shores
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| Buffalo
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| Donaldson
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Trigg%2C+Locust+Grove|subject|disp=Locust Grove}}
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| Shawnee Hills
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Trigg%2C+Cadiz|subject|disp=Cadiz}}
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Trigg%2C+Dry+Creek|subject|disp=Dry Creek}}
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| Maple Grove
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| Trigg Furnace
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| Caledonia
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| Fenton
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| Montgomery
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Trigg%2C+Wallonia|subject|disp=Wallonia}}
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| Canton
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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*[[Caldwell County, Kentucky|Caldwell]]
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*[[Calloway County, Kentucky|Calloway]]
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*[[Christian County, Kentucky|Christian]]
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*[[Lyon County, Kentucky|Lyon]]
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*[[Marshall County, Kentucky|Marshall]]
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*[[Stewart County, Tennessee|Stewart County, Tennessee]]
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== Trigg County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kytrigg.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== African American Research  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp;
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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
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== 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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*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=1099 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Trigg County<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1281451760859_22" />] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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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://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/trigg.html Trigg&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|447192|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Trigg 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=4337&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=68&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Trigg 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;~ 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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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1820 |3874
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|1830 |5916
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|1840 |7716
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|1850 |10129
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|1860 |11051
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|1870 |13686
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|1880 |14489
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|1890 |13902
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|1900 |14073
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|1910 |14539
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|1920 |14208
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|1930 |12531
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|1940 |12784
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|1950 |9683
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|1960 |8870
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|1970 |8620
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|1980 |9384
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|1990 |10361
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|2000 |12597
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1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Trigg 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.
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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.
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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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{{KY Church Intro}}
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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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*'''[Baker]''' Chapman, Peggy Brown. ''Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties &amp; Jackson Purchase, Kentucky''. Lubbock, Texas: P.B.&nbsp;Chapman, 1995. {{FHL|751704|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 B171cp}}.
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*'''[Pettypool]''' Hartsough, Carolyn S. "The William Pettypool Family of Southside Virginia: Lineage Reconstruction Based on Current Review of Evidence," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 47, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2003):57-75; Vol. 47, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2003):139-146. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($); {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KY Land}}
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
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*Perrin, William Henry. ''Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky: Historical and Biographical.'' Chicago; Louisville: F.A. Battey, 1884. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-73-27206924 Kentuckiana Digital Library].
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ Archives of Appalachia] ~ Preserving the history of the people of Appalachia.
  
 
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==== 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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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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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  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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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)
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==== Taxation ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1852-1862''' - Trigg County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|C518011}} 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''' - Trigg County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C518012}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Trigg County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C518013}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1852-1862''' - Trigg County Marriage Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|M518011}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Trigg County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M518014}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Trigg County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M518015}} 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<br>
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== Trigg 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]]
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== Trigg County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Trigg|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Trigg/ Trigg County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Trigg County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195633&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Trigg&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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== References  ==
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Guide to Trigg County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

Trigg County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Trigg County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1820
1852
1820
1820
1820
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Trigg County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
Trigg County Courthouse
41 Main Street PO Box 1310
Cadiz, KY 42211-0609
Phone: 270.552.6661[1]

Trigg County Kentucky History

Parent County

1820--Trigg County was created 27 January 1820 from Caldwell and Christian Counties.
County seat: Cadiz [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1895, 1920--Disasters destroyed most of the records.

Trigg County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Barkley Shores Cedar Point Ferguson Spring Roaring Spring
Black Hawk Cerulean Golden Pond Rockcastle
Blue Spring Cumberland Shores Linton Rockcastle Shores
Buffalo Donaldson Locust Grove Shawnee Hills
Cadiz Dry Creek Maple Grove Trigg Furnace
Caledonia Fenton Montgomery Wallonia
Canton

Neighboring Counties

Trigg 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 3,874
1830 5,916 52.7%
1840 7,716 30.4%
1850 10,129 31.3%
1860 11,051 9.1%
1870 13,686 23.8%
1880 14,489 5.9%
1890 13,902 −4.1%
1900 14,073 1.2%
1910 14,539 3.3%
1920 14,208 −2.3%
1930 12,531 −11.8%
1940 12,784 2.0%
1950 9,683 −24.3%
1960 8,870 −8.4%
1970 8,620 −2.8%
1980 9,384 8.9%
1990 10,361 10.4%
2000 12,597 21.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

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

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
  • [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.
  • [Pettypool] Hartsough, Carolyn S. "The William Pettypool Family of Southside Virginia: Lineage Reconstruction Based on Current Review of Evidence," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 47, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2003):57-75; Vol. 47, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2003):139-146. Digital version at American Ancestors ($); FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Trigg County, Kentucky. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

  • Perrin, William Henry. Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky: Historical and Biographical. Chicago; Louisville: F.A. Battey, 1884. Digital version at Kentuckiana Digital Library.
  • Archives of Appalachia ~ Preserving the history of the people of Appalachia.

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Trigg County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Trigg County, Kentucky Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.


Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Trigg County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Trigg County, Kentucky Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth
  • 1852-1862 - Trigg County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch C518011 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1875 - Trigg County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C518012 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Trigg County Birth Index 1875. Batch C518013 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1862 - Trigg County Marriage Index 1852-1862. Batch M518011 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Trigg County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M518014 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Trigg County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M518015 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
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Trigg County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Trigg County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Trigg County Kentucky Genealogy References

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