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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Ballard_County,_Kentucky|Ballard County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Ballard County, Kentucky|Ballard County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Ballard County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.<br>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Ballard County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ballard County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ballard County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ballard County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ballard County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ballard County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ballard County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ballard County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ballard County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ballard County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[[Image:{{KYBallardcourthouse}}]]&nbsp;  
 
[[Image:{{KYBallardcourthouse}}]]&nbsp;  
  
[http://www.ballardcounty.ky.gov/ Ballard County Courthouse]<br>424 Court Street<br>PO Box 145<br>Wickliffe, KY 42087-0145<br>Phone: 270.335.5168&nbsp;<br><br>Courthouse burned in 1880<br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1880. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kootenai, Idaho page 178, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.ballardcounty.ky.gov/ Ballard County Courthouse]<br>424 Court Street<br>PO Box 145<br>Wickliffe, KY 42087-0145<br>Phone: 270.335.5168&nbsp;<br><br>Courthouse burned in 1880<br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1880. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kootenai, Idaho page 178, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== History  ==
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== Ballard County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1842--'''Ballard County was&nbsp;created 15 February 1842&nbsp;from [[Hickman County, Kentucky|Hickman]] and [[McCracken County, Kentucky|McCracken]] Counties. Ballard County lies in the Jackson Purchase region of far western Kentucky. <br><br>'''County seat: '''Wickliffe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1842--'''Ballard County was&nbsp;created 15 February 1842&nbsp;from [[Hickman County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hickman]] and [[McCracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|McCracken]] Counties. Ballard County lies in the Jackson Purchase region of far western Kentucky. <br><br>'''County seat: '''Wickliffe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
Carlisle County was&nbsp;created entirely from Ballard County on May 3, 1886,  
 
Carlisle County was&nbsp;created entirely from Ballard County on May 3, 1886,  
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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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1880--'''A&nbsp;fire destroyed most records, but&nbsp;many land documents were re-entered into the court files in the next several years. See extracts from&nbsp;many of those files on land records at [http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/ KYGenWeb Project, Ballard County, Kentucky]  
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'''1880--'''A&nbsp;fire destroyed most records, but&nbsp;many land documents were re-entered into the court files in the next several years. See extracts from&nbsp;many of those files on land records at [http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/ KYGenWeb Project, Ballard County, Kentucky]
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Ballard County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander County, Illinois]]  
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*[[Alexander County, Illinois Genealogy|Alexander County, Illinois]]  
*[[Carlisle County, Kentucky|Carlisle]]  
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*[[Carlisle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carlisle]]  
*[[Graves County, Kentucky|Graves]]  
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*[[Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy|Graves]]  
*[[Massac County, Illinois|Massac County, Illinois]]  
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*[[Massac County, Illinois Genealogy|Massac County, Illinois]]  
*[[McCracken County, Kentucky|McCracken]]  
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*[[McCracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|McCracken]]  
*[[Mississippi County, Missouri|Mississippi County, Missouri]]  
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*[[Mississippi County, Missouri Genealogy|Mississippi County, Missouri]]  
*[[Pulaski County, Illinois|Pulaski County, Illinois]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Illinois Genealogy|Pulaski County, Illinois]]
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== Ballard County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyballard.png|thumb|right|250px]]  
  
== Resources  ==
 
[[Image:Kyballard.png|thumb|right|400px]]
 
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/Ballard/ballard.htm Kentucky African American Griots&nbsp;]has more information about the kinds of records
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/Ballard/ballard.htm Kentucky African American Griots&nbsp;]has more information about the kinds of records
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==== Biography  ====
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*All of the family biographies from the 1885 History of Ballard County, Kentucky by Battle, Perrin, and Kniffin are available free online on [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/kentucky-counties/ballard-county-kentucky-genealogy-biographies-one.asp My Genealogy Hound]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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/ballard.html Ballard 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/ballard.html Ballard 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=historical_records Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|565204|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Ballard 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=historical_records FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|565204|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Ballard 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=3698&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=33&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of Ballard 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=3698&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=33&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of Ballard 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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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=992&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|565204|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=992 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/CemeteryRecords.html KYGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ballard+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Ballard&cemetery_name=A Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/ballard/Ballard.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/ballard.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.kyhistory.org/cemetery.asp Kentucky Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Ballard&cemetery_name=A Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Kentucky Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
♦&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/SurnameBibleChurch.html Ballard Co. KYGenweb Church Records ]includes Bible records and some church histories.  
 
♦&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/SurnameBibleChurch.html Ballard Co. KYGenweb Church Records ]includes Bible records and some church histories.  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KY Land}}
  
 
[[Image:Ballard County KY.jpg|frame|right|300x260px|Ballard County KY.jpg]] ♦&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/DeedIndex.html Ballard Co., KYGenWeb Indexes to Deeds]: After the courthouse fire in 1880, many&nbsp;land transactions were re-recorded. Many are indexed and extracted here.  
 
[[Image:Ballard County KY.jpg|frame|right|300x260px|Ballard County KY.jpg]] ♦&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/DeedIndex.html Ballard Co., KYGenWeb Indexes to Deeds]: After the courthouse fire in 1880, many&nbsp;land transactions were re-recorded. Many are indexed and extracted here.  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
♦&nbsp; ''Ballard County, KY: medical account book of Dr. W.A. Moffitt of Kevil, KY&nbsp;<br>''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Author Don Simmons <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Publisher Simmons Historical Publications, 1993 <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Length 87 pages <br>  
 
♦&nbsp; ''Ballard County, KY: medical account book of Dr. W.A. Moffitt of Kevil, KY&nbsp;<br>''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Author Don Simmons <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Publisher Simmons Historical Publications, 1993 <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Length 87 pages <br>  
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♦&nbsp; [http://aad.archives.gov/aad/display-partial-records.jsp?f=513&mtch=1055&q=kentucky&cat=GP21&dt=197&tf=F&bc=,sl,sd Kentucky Casualty/MIA/POW Vietnam NARA&nbsp;] - see what National Archives holds<br>  
 
♦&nbsp; [http://aad.archives.gov/aad/display-partial-records.jsp?f=513&mtch=1055&q=kentucky&cat=GP21&dt=197&tf=F&bc=,sl,sd Kentucky Casualty/MIA/POW Vietnam NARA&nbsp;] - see what National Archives holds<br>  
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===== Civil War  =====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company D
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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♦&nbsp; [http://ballardweekly.com/ Ballard Weekly]  
 
♦&nbsp; [http://ballardweekly.com/ Ballard Weekly]  
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
  
 
♦&nbsp; [http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/Wills.html Ballard County KYGenWeb Extraction of Wills ](1880 - 1918 complete)  
 
♦&nbsp; [http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/Wills.html Ballard County KYGenWeb Extraction of Wills ](1880 - 1918 complete)  
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♦ '''1879-1924''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book A (1879-1924)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.  
 
♦ '''1879-1924''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book A (1879-1924)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.  
  
♦ &nbsp;{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ballard|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog }}- listings of books and microfilm  
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♦ &nbsp;{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ballard|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog }}- listings of books and microfilm  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
♦&nbsp; [http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/TaxIndex.html Ballard County KYGenWeb ]Ongoing transcription of tax records (1843 &amp; 1848 complete)  
 
♦&nbsp; [http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/TaxIndex.html Ballard County KYGenWeb ]Ongoing transcription of tax records (1843 &amp; 1848 complete)  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
♦&nbsp; [http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi KY Death Records] - Index to Kentucky deaths from years 1911&nbsp;to 2000 (free)  
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
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*[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''' - Ballard County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517041}} 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/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Ballard County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517042}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Ballard County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517043}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1853-1859''' - Ballard County Marriage Index 1853-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517041}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Ballard County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517044}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Ballard County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517045}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1852-1953''' - [http://www.ancestry.com KY Deaths from 1852-1953 ]- actual copies of death certs or records (pay site)
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*'''1911-2000''' - [http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi KY Death Records] - Index to Kentucky deaths(free)
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Social Security Death Index] - modern death record dates (free)
  
♦&nbsp; [http://www.ancestry.com KY Deaths from 1852-1953 ]- actual copies of death certs or records (pay site)
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== Ballard County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
♦&nbsp; [http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Social Security Death Index] - modern death record dates (free)
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'''Ballard-Carlisle Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 279<br>257 4th Street<br>Wickliffe, KY 42087<br>Phone:270-642-2187<br>[http://www.ballardcarlislekygenealogy.com/home.html website]<br>[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/state/counties/ballard/societies.html Website]<br>
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Open Friday 9am -4pm call for appointment<br><br>
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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♦[http://www.ballard-carlisle-ky-genealogy.com/ Ballard/Carlisle Counties Genealogical Society]
  
♦&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.ballard-carlisle-ky-genealogy.com/ Ballard/Carlisle Counties Genealogical Society]
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==== Family History Center  ====
  
==== Family History Library  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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♦&nbsp; '''Ballard County Library'''  
 
♦&nbsp; '''Ballard County Library'''  
  
Ballard/Carlisle/Livingston Public Library System<br>132 North Fourth Street<br>Wickliffe, KY 42087<br>Phone: 270-335-5059<br>Contact: Mainord, Sonya<br>Mailing Address<br>P.O. Box 428<br>Bardwell, KY 42023-0428<br>  
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Ballard/Carlisle/Livingston Public Library System<br>132 North Fourth Street<br>Wickliffe, KY 42087<br>Phone: 270-335-5059<br>Contact: Mainord, Sonya<br>Mailing Address<br>P.O. Box 428<br>Bardwell, KY 42023-0428<br>
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Ballard County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ballard-county/ Ballard County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/ Ballard County KYGenWeb] project. Pages of photos, maps, family research, links.  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/ Ballard County KYGenWeb] project. Pages of photos, maps, family research, links.  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/ Ballard County KY Kindred Trails]. No information but lots of links  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/ballard/ Ballard County KY Kindred Trails]. No information but lots of links  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ballard|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ballard|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Ballard/ BallardCounty, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Ballard/ BallardCounty, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Ballard-County.htm Ballard County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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== Ballard County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
 
♦ &nbsp;[http://www.kentuckyexplorer.com/ Kentucky Explorer Magazine]  
 
♦ &nbsp;[http://www.kentuckyexplorer.com/ Kentucky Explorer Magazine]  
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Guide to Ballard County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.

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Ballard County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Ballard County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 15, 1842
County Seat Wickliffe
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Ballard County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Ballard County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1879 1852 1850 1842 1879
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Ballard County Courthouse, Wickliffe, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 

Ballard County Courthouse
424 Court Street
PO Box 145
Wickliffe, KY 42087-0145
Phone: 270.335.5168 

Courthouse burned in 1880
County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1880.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and probate records.[1]

Ballard County Kentucky History

Parent County

1842--Ballard County was created 15 February 1842 from Hickman and McCracken Counties. Ballard County lies in the Jackson Purchase region of far western Kentucky.

County seat: Wickliffe [2]

Boundary Changes

Carlisle County was created entirely from Ballard County on May 3, 1886,

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.

Record Loss

1880--A fire destroyed most records, but many land documents were re-entered into the court files in the next several years. See extracts from many of those files on land records at KYGenWeb Project, Ballard County, Kentucky

Ballard County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Bandana Gage La Center New York
Barlow Hinkleville Lovelaceville Oscar
Blandville Ingleside Monkeys Eyebrow Slater
Ceredo Kevil Needmore Wickcliffe

Neighboring Counties

Ballard County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Biography

  • All of the family biographies from the 1885 History of Ballard County, Kentucky by Battle, Perrin, and Kniffin are available free online on My Genealogy Hound

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Lookup volunteers who own books listing cemetery burials through Ballard County KYGenWeb will look up information.

  • Ballard Co. KYGenWeb Cemeteries Page has a list of the county cemeteries and recent photos of many, as well as some grave listings.
  • 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
  • Ballard 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. 
  • The FamilySearch Catalog lists some records of cemeteries in Ballard County.  Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
  • ePodunk list of Ballard 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.


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
KYGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
KYGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Kentucky Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18505,496
18608,69258.2%
187012,57644.7%
188014,37814.3%
18908,390−41.6%
190010,76128.3%
191012,69017.9%
192012,045−5.1%
19309,910−17.7%
19409,480−4.3%
19508,545−9.9%
19608,291−3.0%
19708,276−0.2%
19808,7986.3%
19907,902−10.2%
20008,2864.9%
Est. 20068,245−0.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21007.txt


1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Ballard 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.

♦  Ballard Co. KYGenweb Church Records includes Bible records and some church histories.

♦  Baptist Roots at Rootsweb has many records.

♦  Ballard Co., KY Genweb "A Few Ballard County Churches" contains numbers on church affiliations and some photos of Ballard County churches.

♦  Baptist History Homepage - lots of transcribed Baptist documents

♦  Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives - a fine research resource

♦  Access Genealogy "Kentucky Bible Records"

Court - contact the County Clerk for actual records

Ballard County Court Clerk

Ballard County Courthouse
132 North 4th Street
Wickliffe, KY 42087
(270) 335-5168

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.

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♦   Ballard Co., KYGenWeb Indexes to Deeds: After the courthouse fire in 1880, many land transactions were re-recorded. Many are indexed and extracted here.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Ballard 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.

♦  Ballard County, KY: medical account book of Dr. W.A. Moffitt of Kevil, KY 
    Author Don Simmons
    Publisher Simmons Historical Publications, 1993
    Length 87 pages

♦  Ballard/Carlisle Counties Genealogical Society (see link below)

♦  Ballard County KYGenWeb Lookups in local history books

Maps

♦   Ballard County KYGenWeb 1880 Map with post offices (includes Carlisle Co.)

Military

♦  Ballard County KYGenWeb Military Records & Sources - list of sources

♦  Kentucky Casualties in Korean Conflict NARA  - see what National Archives holds

♦  Kentucky Casualty/MIA/POW Vietnam NARA  - see what National Archives holds

Civil War

Online Records


Regiments. Service men in Ballard 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 Ballard County, Kentucky Genealogy:


- 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate), Company D

Newspapers

♦  The Advance Yeoman -

♦  Ballard Weekly

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

Probate

Probate records are held by the Ballard County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Ballard 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.

♦  Ballard County KYGenWeb Extraction of Wills (1880 - 1918 complete)

1879-1924 - Will Book A (1879-1924) has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.

♦  FamilySearch Catalog- listings of books and microfilm

Online Probate Records

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.

♦  Ballard County KYGenWeb Ongoing transcription of tax records (1843 & 1848 complete)

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 Ballard County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Ballard 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.

Birth
  • 1852-1859 - Ballard County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517041 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Ballard County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517042 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Ballard County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517043 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
Death

Ballard County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Ballard-Carlisle Historical and Genealogical Society
PO Box 279
257 4th Street
Wickliffe, KY 42087
Phone:270-642-2187
website
Website
Membership dues are $15.00 per year Open Friday 9am -4pm call for appointment

Ballard/Carlisle Counties Genealogical Society

Family History Center

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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Paducah Kentucky
320 Birch St
Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Phone: 270-443-8381 (call first, hours may change)
Hours: T 10am-3pm; Th 9:30am-2pm; Sat: 10am-4pm

♦  Ballard County Library

Ballard/Carlisle/Livingston Public Library System
132 North Fourth Street
Wickliffe, KY 42087
Phone: 270-335-5059
Contact: Mainord, Sonya
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 428
Bardwell, KY 42023-0428

Ballard County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Ballard County Kentucky Genealogy References

♦  Kentucky Explorer Magazine

♦  Kentucky Genealogical Society Bluegrass Roots (back issues)

♦  PERSI (largest index of genealogical periodicals

♦  Local History and Genealogy Reading Room from the National Government
  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kootenai, Idaho page 178, 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.