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{{Kentucky-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Kentucky|Kentucky]] > Webster County'' {{Adoption KYGenWeb}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Webster County, Kentucky|Webster County]]''  
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Guide to '''Webster County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Webster County
 
| 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>
 
| county_map = Ky-webster.png
 
| county_map = Ky-webster.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== Webster County Kentucky 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="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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== History  ==
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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>
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== Webster County Kentucky 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>  
  
 
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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>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
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== Webster County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Bellville  
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| Blackford  
 
| Blackford  
 
| Free Union  
 
| Free Union  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195661&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Webster%2C+Poole&columns=*,0,0 Poole]
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| Vanderburg
 
| Vanderburg
 
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| Virginia
 
| Virginia
 
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| Clay  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay,_Kentucky Clay]
 
| Hearin  
 
| Hearin  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195662&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Webster%2C+Providence&columns=*,0,0 Providence]
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| Wanamaker
 
| Wanamaker
 
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| Diamond  
 
| Diamond  
 
| Lisman  
 
| Lisman  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195663&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Webster%2C+Sebree&columns=*,0,0 Sebree]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Webster%2C+Sebree|subject|disp=Sebree}}
| Wheatcroft
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatcroft,_Kentucky Wheatcroft]
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195659&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Webster%2C+Dixon&columns=*,0,0 Dixon]
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| Little Zion  
 
| Little Zion  
 
| Shelton  
 
| Shelton  
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| Elmwood  
 
| Elmwood  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195660&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Webster%2C+Onton&columns=*,0,0 Onton]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Webster%2C+Onton|subject|disp=Onton}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195664&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Webster%2C+Slaughters&columns=*,0,0 Slaughters]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Union County, Kentucky|Union]]
 
*[[Union County, Kentucky|Union]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Webster County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kywebster.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*[[African American Research]] (US)  
 
*[[African American Research]] (US)  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.  
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
 
*[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>  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*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,  
 
*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,  
 
*[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/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;  
 
*[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;  
*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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*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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
*[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://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;
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Webster/ Webster&nbsp;County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium) <br>
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Webster/ Webster&nbsp;County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium) <br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ &nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|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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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.
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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.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
*[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  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]  
 
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*[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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research & Reference]
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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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==== 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/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]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[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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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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:- [[10th_Regiment,_Kentucky_Cavalry_(Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies A and C.
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[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
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
*[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://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  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]  
*[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://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
*[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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate  
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[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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*'''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  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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===== Birth =====
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births & 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 & Burials] ~ KY Deaths & 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 & 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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*'''1874-1875''' - Webster County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C518171}} 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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*'''1875''' - Webster County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C518172}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
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===== Marriage =====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*'''1875''' - Webster County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M518173}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1877''' - Webster County Marriage Index 1876-1877. Batch {{IGI|M518174}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable<br>
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== Webster County Kentucky Genealogy 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.  
 
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.  
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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.  
  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]  
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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]]<br>
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== Webster County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
 
 
*[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]
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*[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.
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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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Guide to Webster County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the Western Coal Fields region.

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Facts
Founded February 29, 1860
County Seat Dixon
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Contents

Webster County Kentucky 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]

Webster County Kentucky 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

Webster County Kentucky 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

Webster County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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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

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Webster County, Kentucky 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 Webster County, Kentucky:

- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Companies A and C.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1874-1875 - Webster County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C518171 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Webster County Birth Index 1875. Batch C518172 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1875 - Webster County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M518173 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1877 - Webster County Marriage Index 1876-1877. Batch M518174 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
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Webster County Kentucky Genealogy 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

Webster County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Webster County Kentucky Genealogy 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)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 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.