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Guide to '''Butler County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records. Part of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
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Guide to '''Butler County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records. Part of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.<br>
 
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== Butler County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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=== Butler County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
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[[Image:{{KYButlercourthouse}}]]  
  
[http://www.butlercounty.ky.gov/elected/countyclerk.htm Butler County Courthouse]<br>110 N Main Street<br>Morgantown, KY 42261-0448<br>Phone: 270.526.5676<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Butler County, Kentucky page 269, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.butlercounty.ky.gov/elected/countyclerk.htm Butler County Courthouse]<br>110 N Main Street<br>Morgantown, KY 42261-0448<br>Phone: 270.526.5676<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Butler County, Kentucky page 269, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Butler County Kentucky History  ==
 
== Butler County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1810'''--Butler County was&nbsp;created 18 January 1810&nbsp;from [[Logan County, Kentucky|Logan]] and [[Ohio County, Kentucky|Ohio]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Morgantown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1810'''--Butler County was&nbsp;created 18 January 1810&nbsp;from [[Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Logan]] and [[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy|Ohio]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Morgantown <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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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.
  
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1872''' A courthouse disaster destroyed some records.
  
 
== Butler County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
 
== Butler County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Edmonson County, Kentucky|Edmonson]]  
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*[[Edmonson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Edmonson]]  
*[[Grayson County, Kentucky|Grayson]]  
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*[[Grayson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Grayson]]  
*[[Logan County, Kentucky|Logan]]  
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*[[Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Logan]]  
*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky|Muhlenberg]]  
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*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Muhlenberg]]  
*[[Ohio County, Kentucky|Ohio]]  
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*[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy|Ohio]]  
*[[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]]
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*[[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Warren]]
  
 
== Butler County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Butler County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kybutler.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Kybutler.png|thumb|right|200px|Kybutler.png]]  
  
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Butler}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Butler, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1004&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://genealogenie.net/kybutler/cemeteries.html KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/butler/cems.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/butler.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=16 Kentucky Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|437137|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Butler+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1004 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Butler&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Butler-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Butler county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/index.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
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*[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  
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*[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
  
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.
 
*[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=1004 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Butler 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://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/butler.html Butler 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://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|437137|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Butler 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=3806&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=47&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Butler 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=3806&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=47&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Butler 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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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[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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'''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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:- [[27th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|27th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies B, C and E.
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[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
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*'''1813-1973''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to D (1813-1973)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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{{KY Probate Intro}}  
  
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*'''1813-1973''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to D (1813-1973)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[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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'''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
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth =====
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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 =====
  
*'''1852-1859''' - Butler County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517151}} 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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*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
*'''1874''' - Butler County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517152}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1859''' - Butler County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517151}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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>  
*'''1875-1876''' - Butler County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517153}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1874''' - Butler County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517152}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875-1876''' - Butler County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517153}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
  
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===== Marriage =====
  
*'''1852-1859''' - Butler County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517151}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1783-1979''' - [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
*'''1875-1876''' - Butler County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|M517154}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
*'''1876-1878''' - Butler County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517155}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1859''' - Butler County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517151}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875-1876''' - Butler County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|M517154}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1878''' - Butler County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517155}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1973-2000''' - [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://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
  
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*'''1843 - 1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
*[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
 
*[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
 
*[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
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
 
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
 
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
 
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
 
== Butler County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Butler County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 435<br> Morgantown, KY  42261<br><br>
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'''Butler County Kentucky History and Genealogy'''<br> 103 Orchard St.<br>Morgantown, KY 42261<br>Telephone: 270-526-4491<br>E-mail:[mailto:desertroad@aol.com desertroad@aol.com]<br>[http://www.kentuckykin.com/ Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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== Butler County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Butler County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/butler-county/ Butler County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
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Latest revision as of 21:38, 28 February 2017

United States
Kentucky
County

Guide to Butler County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records. Part of the Western Coal Fields region.

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Butler County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Butler County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 18, 1810
County Seat Morgantown
Courthouse
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Butler County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1810 1852 1810 1810 1813
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Butler County Courthouse, Morgantown, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Butler County Courthouse
110 N Main Street
Morgantown, KY 42261-0448
Phone: 270.526.5676[1]

Butler County Kentucky History

Parent County

1810--Butler County was created 18 January 1810 from Logan and Ohio Counties.
County seat: Morgantown [2]

Boundary Changes

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.

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

1872 A courthouse disaster destroyed some records.

Butler County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Aberdeen Gilstrap Mining City Sharer
Banock Grancer Monford Silver City
Boston Harper Crossroads Morgantown South Hill
Brooklyn Harreldsville Neafus Sugar Grove
Casey Horsemill Needmore Tilford
Davis Crossroads Huldeville Pleasant Hill Turnertown
Decker Huntsville Provo Vineyard
Dexterville Jetson Quality Welchs Creek
Dimple Lee Reedyville Welcome
Dunbar Leetown Richelieu Woodbury
Eden Logansport Rochester Youngtown
Flener Love

Neighboring Counties

Butler County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Butler, Kentucky online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites have additional information on Butler county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18203,083
18303,058−0.8%
18403,89827.5%
18505,75547.6%
18607,92737.7%
18709,40418.6%
188012,18129.5%
189013,95614.6%
190015,89613.9%
191015,805−0.6%
192015,197−3.8%
193012,620−17.0%
194014,37113.9%
195011,309−21.3%
19609,586−15.2%
19709,7231.4%
198011,06413.8%
199011,2451.6%
200013,01015.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21031.txt

For tips on accessing Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

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.

Court

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Butler 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.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 27th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies B, C and E.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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

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.

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 Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Butler 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
  • 1839-1960 - KY Births and Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
  • 1852-1859 - Butler County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517151 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Butler County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517152 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1875-1876 - Butler County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch C517153 at FamilySearch - free.
  • Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
Marriage
Death
Divorce
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Butler County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society
PO Box 435
Morgantown, KY 42261

Butler County Kentucky History and Genealogy
103 Orchard St.
Morgantown, KY 42261
Telephone: 270-526-4491
E-mail:desertroad@aol.com
Website


Family History Centers

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.

Butler County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Butler County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Butler County, Kentucky page 269, 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. 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.