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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Union County'' <br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Union_County,_Kentucky|Union County]]''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Union County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://home.comcast.net/~unioncountyky/ Union Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Ky-union.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1811
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| founded date = January 15
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| seat wl = Morganfield
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}}
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Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
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== Quick Dates  ==
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Union County's civil records start the following years:
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[Adair County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | &nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | &nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | &nbsp;
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
The Union County county seat is located in Morganfield. The county courthouse is located downtown and maintains records dating from the county's founding in 1811.
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[[Image:{{KYUnioncourthouse}}]]&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>[http://unioncounty.ky.gov/index.php/countygovernment/countyclerk Union County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;PO Box 119<br>Morganfield, KY 42437<br>Phone: 270.389.1334
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&nbsp;<br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and land&nbsp;records&nbsp;<br>Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1811. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Union County, Kentucky page 275, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1250773661264_391" />History  ==
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== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1811'''--Union County was created 15 January 1811&nbsp;from [[Henderson County, Kentucky|Henderson ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Morganfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1811'''--Union County was created 15 January 1811&nbsp;from [[Henderson County, Kentucky|Henderson ]]County.<br>'''County seat:''' Morganfield <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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Webster county was formed in 1860. Some portions were taken from Union County.
  
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Records from before 1860 in areas that became part of Webster county are still maintained at the Union County courthouse in Morganfield.
  
Webster county was formed in 1860. Some portions were taken from Union County.
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==== County Pronunciation  ====
  
Records from before 1860 in areas that became part of Webster county are still maintained at the Union County courthouse in Morganfield.
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*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ky-union.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)</ref>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== 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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|-
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| Arnold
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| Curlew
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| Hazel
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Union%2C+St%2E+Vincent|subject|disp=Saint Vincent}}
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| Blackburn
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| Dekoven
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| Henshaw
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| Spring Grove
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| Bordley
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| Flournoy
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| Hitesville
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Union%2C+Sturgis|subject|disp=Sturgis}}
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|-
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| Boxville
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| Givens
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| King Mills
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| Sullivan
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breckinridge_Center,_Kentucky Breckinridge Center]
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| Grangertown
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Union%2C+Morganfield|subject|disp=Morganfield}}
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| The Rocks
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|-
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Union%2C+Caseyville|subject|disp=Caseyville}}
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| Grove Center
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| Mulfordtown
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Union%2C+Uniontown|subject|disp=Uniontown}}
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|-
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| Chapman
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| Hamner
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| Pride
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waverly,_Kentucky Waverly]
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|-
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| Cullen
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| Harding
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| Raleigh
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| Yuba
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|}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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  ====
  
[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=116:2:3443330828936798::::::YES USGS GNIS search results for Union County, Kentucky 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=1101 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Union County] 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/union.html Union&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|704550|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Union 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=4343&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=25&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Union 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://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:925068669075455::NO::P1_COUNTY,P1_COUNTY_ALONG:n%2C%7CUSGS GNIS search results for Union County, Kentucky cemeteries]&nbsp;
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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 |3470
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|1830 |4764
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|1840 |6673
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|1850 |9012
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|1860 |12791
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|1870 |13640
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|1880 |17809
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|1890 |18229
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|1900 |21326
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|1910 |19886
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|1920 |18040
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|1930 |17053
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|1940 |17411
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|1950 |14893
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|1960 |14537
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|1970 |15882
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|1980 |17821
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|1990 |16557
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|2000 |15637
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}}
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1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Union 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.
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:925068669075455::NO::P1_COUNTY,P1_COUNTY_ALONG:n%2C USGS GNIS search results for Union County, Kentucky churches]&nbsp;
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==== Census  ====
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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
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==== 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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*'''[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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*'''[Blackwell]''' Hardy, Stella Pickett. ''Colonial Families of the Southern States of America.'' New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1911. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=e1VlAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA49 Google Books] - free.
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*'''[Gilkey]''' Gilkey, Kenneth Edward. ''Gilkeys of Early Kentucky 1780-2000: This Book Focuses Primarily on William Gilkey of Caldwell Co., Ky. and His Descendants and His Brothers, David Gilkey of Union County, Ky. and John Gilkey of Nelson Co. Ky. and Their Descendants''. Newburgh, Ind.: K.E. Gilkey, 2000. {{FHL|1801957|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 G397g}}
  
 
==== 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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*'''1811-1941''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to H (1811-1941)|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)
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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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==== 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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==== Web Sites  ====
  
*Union County Website: [http://unioncounty.ky.gov/ unioncounty.ky.gov/]
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*USGenWeb site for Union County: [http://home.comcast.net/~unioncountyky/ home.comcast.net/~unioncountyky/]  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
*Family History Library catalog for Union County: [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195640&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Union&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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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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*Family History Library catalog for Union County: {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Union|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Union/ Union&nbsp;County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />
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<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}
  
 
[[Category:Union_County,_Kentucky]]
 
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Union County, Kentucky
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Founded January 15, 1811
County Seat Morganfield
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Kentucky county in the Western Coal Fields region.

Contents

Quick Dates

Union County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852   1852      

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Union County Courthouse, Morganfield, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
  
Union County Courthouse
 PO Box 119
Morganfield, KY 42437
Phone: 270.389.1334

 
County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records 
Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1811. [1]

History

Parent County

1811--Union County was created 15 January 1811 from Henderson County.
County seat: Morganfield [2]

Boundary Changes

Webster county was formed in 1860. Some portions were taken from Union County.

Records from before 1860 in areas that became part of Webster county are still maintained at the Union County courthouse in Morganfield.

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arnold Curlew Hazel Saint Vincent
Blackburn Dekoven Henshaw Spring Grove
Bordley Flournoy Hitesville Sturgis
Boxville Givens King Mills Sullivan
Breckinridge Center Grangertown Morganfield The Rocks
Caseyville Grove Center Mulfordtown Uniontown
Chapman Hamner Pride Waverly
Cullen Harding Raleigh Yuba

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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 3,470
1830 4,764 37.3%
1840 6,673 40.1%
1850 9,012 35.1%
1860 12,791 41.9%
1870 13,640 6.6%
1880 17,809 30.6%
1890 18,229 2.4%
1900 21,326 17.0%
1910 19,886 −6.8%
1920 18,040 −9.3%
1930 17,053 −5.5%
1940 17,411 2.1%
1950 14,893 −14.5%
1960 14,537 −2.4%
1970 15,882 9.3%
1980 17,821 12.2%
1990 16,557 −7.1%
2000 15,637 −5.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

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

USGS GNIS search results for Union County, Kentucky churches 

Census

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
  • [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
  • [Blackwell] Hardy, Stella Pickett. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America. New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1911. Digital version at Google Books - free.
  • [Gilkey] Gilkey, Kenneth Edward. Gilkeys of Early Kentucky 1780-2000: This Book Focuses Primarily on William Gilkey of Caldwell Co., Ky. and His Descendants and His Brothers, David Gilkey of Union County, Ky. and John Gilkey of Nelson Co. Ky. and Their Descendants. Newburgh, Ind.: K.E. Gilkey, 2000. FHL Book 929.273 G397g

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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