Kentucky, United States Genealogy

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Guide to Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Kentucky Information

Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union on June 1, 1792. Kentucky was created from part of Virginia (District of Kentucky: Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties)and is located in the east south-central region of the United States.[1]The State has 120 counties. The Capital city is Frankfort. [2]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Kentucky Research

Links to articles on getting started with Kentucky research.

Kentucky Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Kentucky research.

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Kentucky Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Muhlenberg CountyBreckinridge CountyHardin CountyMeade CountyHancock CountyOhio CountyGrayson CountyEdmonson CountyDaviess CountyFulton CountyGraves CountyHickman CountyCarlisle CountyBallard CountyMcCracken CountyCalloway CountyMarshall CountyLyon CountyLivingston CountyCrittenden CountyUnion CountyWebster CountyHenderson CountyMcLean CountyTodd CountyTrigg CountyChristian CountyCaldwell CountyHopkins CountyButler CountyWarren CountySimpson CountyAllen CountyMonroe CountyCumberland CountyClinton CountyWayne CountyMcCreary CountyWhitley CountyBell CountyHarlan CountyLetcher CountyPerry CountyPike CountyMartin CountyLawrence CountyBoyd CountyGreenup CountyLewis CountyMason CountyBracken CountyPendleton CountyCampbell CountyKenton CountyBoone CountyGallatin CountyCarroll CountyTrimble CountyOldham CountyShelby CountySpencer CountyNelson CountyWashington CountyMarion CountyTaylor CountyCasey CountyPulaski CountyLaurel CountyJefferson CountyBullitt CountyLarue CountyHart CountyGreen CountyTaylor CountyLogan CountyBarren CountyMetcalfe CountyAdair CountyRussell CountyCasey CountyPulaski CountyLincoln CountyRockcastle CountyMadison CountyGarrard CountyBoyle CountyMercer CountyAnderson CountyWoodford CountyFranklin CountyKnott CountyFloyd CountyMagoffin CountyBreathitt CountyWolfe CountyLee CountyMenifee CountyBourbon CountyNicholas CountyRobertson CountyFleming CountyRowan CountyBath CountyClark CountyEstill CountyOwsley CountyClay CountyLaurel CountyKnox CountyHenry CountyOwen CountyGrant CountyScott CountyFayette CountyHarrison CountyJessamine CountyPowell CountyMontgomery CountyCarter CountyMorgan CountyElliott CountyJohnson CountyLeslie CountyJackson CountyKentucky-county-map.gif


Extinct Counties:  Beckham | Fincastle | Josh Bell | Kentucky

Kentucky Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

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Additional Resources


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 09/18/2016.