Woodford County, Kentucky

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* [[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
 
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Woodford County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Woodford County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 12, 1788
County Seat Versailles
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Woodford County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

History

Parent County

1788--Woodford County was created 12 November 1788 from Fayette County.  County seat:  Versailles [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1965--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bonita Gaybourn Millville Pisgah
Clifton Harmony Milner Shetland
Davistown Hunter Town Mortonsville Troy
Duckers Jacksontown (hist.) Nonesuch Versailles
Faywood McKees Crossroads Nugent Crossroads Wallace
Firmantown Midway Pinckard Woodford Village









Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Woodford Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 

Census

1790 - Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation.

Church

Court

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

Family History Library Catalog

http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Woodford/

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).