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{{Kentucky-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Kentucky|Kentucky]] > Webster County''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Webster_County,_Kentucky|Webster County]]''  
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{{KYDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Webster County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kywebste/ Webster Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Ky-webster.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1860
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| founded date = February 29
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| seat wl = Dixon
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}}
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Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:{{KYWebstercourthouse}}]] The Webster County county seat is located in Dixon. The courthouse is located in the central portion of town.  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Webster County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Webster County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Webster County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Webster County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Webster County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Webster County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</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:{{KYWebstercourthouse}}]]&nbsp; <br>
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[http://webstercountyclerk.ky.gov/ Webster County Courthouse]<br>25 Main Street<br>Dixon, KY 42409-0155<br>Phone: 270.639.7006<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Webster County, Kentucky page 275, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1860--'''Webster County was created 29 February 1860&nbsp;from [[Henderson County, Kentucky|Henderson]], [[Hopkins County, Kentucky|Hopkins]] and [[Union County, Kentucky|Union ]]Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Dixon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1860--'''Webster County was created 29 February 1860&nbsp;from [[Henderson County, Kentucky|Henderson]], [[Hopkins County, Kentucky|Hopkins]] and [[Union County, Kentucky|Union ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Dixon <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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==== County Pronunciation  ====
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*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ky-webster.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)</ref>
  
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay,_Kentucky Clay]
 
| Hearin  
 
| Hearin  
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| Diamond  
 
| Lisman  
 
| Lisman  
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| Wheatcroft
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatcroft,_Kentucky Wheatcroft]
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[McLean County, Kentucky|McLean]]  
 
*[[McLean County, Kentucky|McLean]]  
 
*[[Union County, Kentucky|Union]]
 
*[[Union County, Kentucky|Union]]
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== Quick Dates  ==
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Casey County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp;  
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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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
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*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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*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=1105 list of cemeteries in Webster&nbsp;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/webster.html Webster&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|448333|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Webster 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=4374&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=46&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Webster 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 USGS GNIS search results for Webster County, Kentucky cemeteries]&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Webster/ Webster&nbsp;County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium) <br>
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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; 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
  
*[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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==== Census  ====
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1105 list of cemeteries in Webster&nbsp;County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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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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|1860 |7533
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|1870 |10937
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|1880 |14246
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|1890 |17196
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|1900 |20097
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|1910 |20974
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|1920 |20762
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|1930 |20534
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|1940 |19198
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|1950 |15555
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|1960 |14244
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|1970 |13282
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|1980 |14832
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|1990 |13955
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|2000 |14120
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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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1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Webster 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.  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/webster.html Webster&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 [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=448333&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Webster++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Webster County].&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4374&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=46&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Webster County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=116:2:3443330828936798::::::YES USGS GNIS search results for Webster County, Kentucky cemeteries]  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Webster/ Webster&nbsp;County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium) <br>
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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  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=116:2:3443330828936798::::::YES USGS GNIS search results for Webster County, Kentucky]  
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:925068669075455::NO::P1_COUNTY,P1_COUNTY_ALONG:n%2C%7CUSGS USGS GNIS search results for Webster County, Kentucky] &nbsp;
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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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*'''[Proctor]''' "Notes on a Proctor Family of Northeastern Rutherford Co., N.C.," ''The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research,'' Vol. 38, No. 3 (August 2010):102-110. {{FHL|43856|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 38}}
  
 
==== 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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*'''1860-1916''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 2 (1860-1916)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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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A satellite library branch exists in Providence, Kentucky, and maintains a smaller genealogy section, mostly focusing on historical photographs.  
 
A satellite library branch exists in Providence, Kentucky, and maintains a smaller genealogy section, mostly focusing on historical photographs.  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== 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.
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webster_County,_Kentucky Webster County, Kentucky wikipedia page]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webster_County,_Kentucky Webster County, Kentucky wikipedia page]  
 
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/maps/ghm1999/webster.gif Webster County, Kentucky 1999 Highway Map]  
 
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/maps/ghm1999/webster.gif Webster County, Kentucky 1999 Highway Map]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kywebste/ Webster County Kentucky USGenWeb Project page]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kywebste/ Webster County Kentucky USGenWeb Project page]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195658&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Webster&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Webster|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Webster/ http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Webster/]
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Webster/ http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Webster/]
  

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Webster County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded February 29, 1860
County Seat Dixon
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Kentucky county in the Western Coal Fields region.

Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Webster County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1860
1860
1860
1860
1860
1860
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Webster County Courthouse, Dixon, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 

Webster County Courthouse
25 Main Street
Dixon, KY 42409-0155
Phone: 270.639.7006[1]

History

Parent County

1860--Webster County was created 29 February 1860 from Henderson, Hopkins and Union Counties.
County seat: Dixon [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bellville Fairmont Ortiz Tilden
Blackford Free Union Poole Vanderburg
Breton Gatesville Pratt Virginia
Clay Hearin Providence Wanamaker
Derby Jolly Rock Spring West Wheatcroft
Diamond Lisman Sebree Wheatcroft
Dixon Little Zion Shelton Williams
Elmwood Onton Slaughters

Neighboring Counties

Quick Dates

Casey County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Resources

African American

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.  %±
1860 7,533
1870 10,937 45.2%
1880 14,246 30.3%
1890 17,196 20.7%
1900 20,097 16.9%
1910 20,974 4.4%
1920 20,762 −1.0%
1930 20,534 −1.1%
1940 19,198 −6.5%
1950 15,555 −19.0%
1960 14,244 −8.4%
1970 13,282 −6.8%
1980 14,832 11.7%
1990 13,955 −5.9%
2000 14,120 1.2%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Webster County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.


Church

Court

Genealogy

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

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [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
  • [Proctor] "Notes on a Proctor Family of Northeastern Rutherford Co., N.C.," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 38, No. 3 (August 2010):102-110. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 38

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records



Societies and Libraries

The primary branch of the Webster County library is located in Dixon, Kentucky, and maintains a genealogy section including local histories, many local newspapers on microfilm, and microfilmed copies of county vital records.

A satellite library branch exists in Providence, Kentucky, and maintains a smaller genealogy section, mostly focusing on historical photographs.

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

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