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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Union_County,_Kentucky|Union County]]''  
  
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Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.  
 
Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.  
  
== Quick Dates ==
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== Union County Kentucky Courthouse ==
 
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Union County's civil records start the following years:
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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%" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Adair County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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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<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>  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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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>  
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== History  ==
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== Union County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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>  
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'''1811'''--Union County was created 15 January 1811&nbsp;from [[Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy|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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Records from before 1860 in areas that became part of Webster county are still maintained at the Union County courthouse in Morganfield.  
 
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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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.
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==== 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]
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Union County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Crittenden County, Kentucky|Crittenden]]  
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*[[Crittenden County, Kentucky Genealogy|Crittenden]]  
*[[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin County, Illinois]]  
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*[[Gallatin County, Illinois Genealogy|Gallatin County, Illinois]]  
*[[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin County, Illinois]]  
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*[[Hardin County, Illinois Genealogy|Hardin County, Illinois]]  
*[[Henderson County, Kentucky|Henderson]]  
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*[[Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Henderson]]  
*[[Posey County, Indiana|Posey County, Indiana]]  
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*[[Posey County, Indiana Genealogy|Posey County, Indiana]]  
*[[Webster County, Kentucky|Webster]]
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*[[Webster County, Kentucky Genealogy|Webster]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Union County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyunion.png|thumb|right|400px|Kyunion.png]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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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  
 
*[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;  
 
*[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;  
*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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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch 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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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;  
 
*[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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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
[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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{{KY Church Intro}}
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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;
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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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}}  
 
*'''[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}}  
 
*'''[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.  
 
*'''[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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*'''[Chapman]''' "A Brief History of the Chapman Family of Frederick County," ''Frederick Findings,'' Vol. 1, No. 1 (Winter 1988):42-43. {{FHL|650162|item|disp=FHL Book 975.59 D25f}}.
 
*'''[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}}
 
*'''[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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{{KY Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== 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=29859 History of Union County, Kentucky : a complete account of the settlement, organization, and government of the county, together] 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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies C, D, F, and H.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate)]]. Companies C, D, F, and H.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate)]]. Companies C, D, F, and H.
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
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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  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
  
 
*'''1811-1941''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to H (1811-1941)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''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)
 
*[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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{{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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*'''1852-1859''' - Union County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C518031}} 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''' - Union County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C518032}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Union County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C518033}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1854-1862''' - Union County Marriage Index 1854-1862. Batch {{IGI|M518031}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875-1876''' - Union County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|M518034}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1878''' - Union County Marriage Index 1878. Batch {{IGI|M518035}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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== Union 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]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
==== Web Sites ====
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== Union County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/union-county/ Union 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.  
*Family History Library catalog for Union County: {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Union|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*FamilySearch Catalog for Union County: {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Union|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Union/ Union&nbsp;County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Union/ Union&nbsp;County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Union County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
 
<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}  
 
<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}  
 
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Union County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 15, 1811
County Seat Morganfield
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Kentucky county in the Western Coal Fields region.

Contents

Union County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Union County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1811
1852
1820
1811
1811
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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[1]

Union County Kentucky 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.

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

Union County Kentucky 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

Union 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 3,470
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

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.

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.
  • [Chapman] "A Brief History of the Chapman Family of Frederick County," Frederick Findings, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Winter 1988):42-43. FHL Book 975.59 D25f.
  • [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

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 Union 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 Union 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 Union County, Kentucky Genealogy:


- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Companies C, D, F, and H.
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate). Companies C, D, F, and H.
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate). Companies C, D, F, and H.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Union County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Union County, Kentucky Genealogy 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 Union County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Union 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
  • 1852-1859 - Union County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C518031 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1874 - Union County Birth Index 1874. Batch C518032 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875 - Union County Birth Index 1875. Batch C518033 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriage
  • 1854-1862 - Union County Marriage Index 1854-1862. Batch M518031 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875-1876 - Union County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch M518034 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1878 - Union County Marriage Index 1878. Batch M518035 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
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Union County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Union County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Union County Kentucky Genealogy 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)
  4. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 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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