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Guide to '''Caldwell County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Caldwell County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[http://www.caldwellcounty.ky.gov/ Caldwell County Courthouse]<br>100 East Market Street Room 3<br>Princeton, Ky 42445-1675<br>Phone: 270.365.6754<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caldway 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.caldwellcounty.ky.gov/ Caldwell County Courthouse]<br>100 East Market Street Room 3<br>Princeton, Ky 42445-1675<br>Phone: 270.365.6754<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caldway County, Kentucky page 269, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
== History  ==
 
  
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== Caldwell County Kentucky History  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/ Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/ Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caldwell_County,_Kentucky Caldwell Co., Ky. Wikipedia]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caldwell_County,_Kentucky Caldwell Co., Ky. Wikipedia]  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1809'''--Caldwell County was created 31 January 1809 from [[Livingston County, Kentucky|Livingston]] County. <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Princeton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1809'''--Caldwell County was created 31 January 1809 from [[Livingston County, Kentucky Genealogy|Livingston]] County. <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Princeton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
Was formed from Livingston County in 1809. Before that, modern-day Caldwell County was part of Christian, Logan, and Lincoln Counties--Lincoln County being one of the three original counties in Kentucky. &nbsp;<br>
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Was formed from Livingston County in 1809. Before that, modern-day Caldwell County was part of Christian, Logan, and Lincoln Counties--Lincoln County being one of the three original counties in Kentucky.  
  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~harrisonrep/Census/kycounty.htm Ky. County Formations]
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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  ====
  
The courthouse fire on 15 Dec 1864 destroyed some records  
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'''1864''' The courthouse fire on 15 Dec 1864 destroyed some records.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Caldwell County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Christian County, Kentucky|Christian]]  
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*[[Christian County, Kentucky Genealogy|Christian]]  
*[[Crittenden County, Kentucky|Crittenden]]  
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*[[Crittenden County, Kentucky Genealogy|Crittenden]]  
*[[Hopkins County, Kentucky|Hopkins]]  
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*[[Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hopkins]]  
*[[Lyon County, Kentucky|Lyon]]  
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*[[Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lyon]]  
*[[Trigg County, Kentucky|Trigg]]  
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*[[Trigg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Trigg]]  
*[[Webster County, Kentucky|Webster]]
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*[[Webster County, Kentucky Genealogy|Webster]]
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== Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kycaldwell.png|thumb|right|200px|Kycaldwell.png]]
  
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/ Caldwell Co., KY Cemeteries]  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Caldwell}}
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/crittenden/caldcem.html Ken Gilkey list of Caldwell Co., Cemeteries and their location]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Caldwell, 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=1005&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/ KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/caldwell.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=17 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|448373|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Caldwell+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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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1005 Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Kentucky Historical Society 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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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Caldwell&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
*[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.
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1005 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Caldwell County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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The following web sites have additional information on Caldwell county cemeteries.
  
*[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
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/index.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/caldwell.html Caldwell 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;
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/ Caldwell Co., KY Cemeteries]  
  
*The[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|448373|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Caldwell 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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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/crittenden/caldcem.html Ken Gilkey list of Caldwell Co., Cemeteries and their location]
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3811&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=83&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Caldwell 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=3811&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=83&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Caldwell 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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==== Churches  ====
 
==== Churches  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/ Some Caldwell Co., Ky. Churches]
 
*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/ Some Caldwell Co., Ky. Churches]
 
*[http://princetonky.org/Churches.htm Caldwell Co., Ky. Churches]
 
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Caldwell/ Caldwell Co., Ky. Circuit Court]
 
 
*[http://www.caldwellcounty.ky.gov/departments/fiscal.htm Fiscal Court]  
 
*[http://www.caldwellcounty.ky.gov/departments/fiscal.htm Fiscal Court]  
 
*[http://www.caldwellcounty.ky.gov/elected/coclerk.htm Caldwell Co., Ky. County Court Clerk]  
 
*[http://www.caldwellcounty.ky.gov/elected/coclerk.htm Caldwell Co., Ky. County Court Clerk]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/ky/caldwell/court/court-004.txt US GenWeb Archives 1810 Court Records]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/clerkrecordsearch.htm Caldwell Co. Ky. County Clerk records] search, some images available
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/caldwell/court/court-004.txt US GenWeb Archives 1810 Court Records]  
 
*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldcocourtrecs.html 1835 Court Minutes]  
 
*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldcocourtrecs.html 1835 Court Minutes]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb Archives]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[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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*'''[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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*'''[Flournoy]''' Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,'' [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241797 Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):81-90]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241809 Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):190-213]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241823 Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):318-327]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241854 Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):437-447]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241867 Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1895):67-79]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241923 Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):414-416]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241942 Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):97-101]. Digitized by JSTOR - free.
 
*'''[Gilkey]''' Gilkey, Kenneth Edward. ''Gilkeys of Early Kentucky 1780-2000: This Book Focuses Primarily on William Gilkey of Caldwell Co., Ky. and His Descendants and His Brothers, David Gilkey of Union County, Ky. and John Gilkey of Nelson Co. Ky. and Their Descendants''. Newburgh, Ind.: K.E. Gilkey, 2000. {{FHL|1801957|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 G397g}}  
 
*'''[Gilkey]''' Gilkey, Kenneth Edward. ''Gilkeys of Early Kentucky 1780-2000: This Book Focuses Primarily on William Gilkey of Caldwell Co., Ky. and His Descendants and His Brothers, David Gilkey of Union County, Ky. and John Gilkey of Nelson Co. Ky. and Their Descendants''. Newburgh, Ind.: K.E. Gilkey, 2000. {{FHL|1801957|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 G397g}}  
*'''[Sassin]''' Allen, Cameron. "Francois Sasin/Sassin of Manakin Town: The First Six Generations of the Sassin/Sasseen Family in America," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1993):3-17; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1993):99-116; Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):193-205; Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):259-271. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993)}}.
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*'''[Sassin]''' Allen, Cameron. "Francois Sasin/Sassin of Manakin Town: The First Six Generations of the Sassin/Sasseen Family in America," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1993):3-17; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1993):99-116; Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):193-205; Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):259-271. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993)}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KY Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/ Military Caldwell Co., Ky. Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/ Military Caldwell Co., Ky. Cemeteries]  
*[http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=registry.asp&subpage=search&drawtable=YES&Lastname=&firstname=&hometown=Princeton&state=KY&dbcode=&curpage=1 WW II Memorial- Caldwell]
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*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/wwii.html WW II Memorial- Caldwell]  
*[http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=registry.asp&subpage=search&drawtable=YES&Lastname=&firstname=&hometown=Fredonia&state=KY&dbcode=&curpage=1 WWII Memorial- Fredonia]  
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/cindexmilitary.htm Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb Military Research]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/cindexmilitary.htm Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb Military Research]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html KyGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html KyGenWeb Archives]
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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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:- [[48th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|48th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.timesleader.net/articles/sections/main/ Times Leader Newspaper]
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*'''1809-1968''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to G (1809-1968)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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*'''1809-1968''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to G (1809-1968)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free <br>
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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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*Will Books at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Caldwell County, Kentucky wills and estate records, will book A (1809-1834)&nbsp;: inventory, appraisal and settlement book 1 and miscellaneous probate records, 976.9815 P28ja, Compiled by Brenda Joyce Jerome, Newburgh, Indiana&nbsp;: B.J. Jerome, 2006, Caldwell County, Kentucky will book B, 1835-1889, 976.9815 P28j, Compiled by Brenda Joyce Jerome <br>Newburgh, Indiana&nbsp;: J.J. Jerome, c1995 <br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html US GenWeb Archives Tax Lists]  
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/caldwell/caldwell.html US GenWeb Archives Tax Lists]  
 
*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldcocourtrecs.html 1857-58 Delinquent Tax List]
 
*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/caldcocourtrecs.html 1857-58 Delinquent Tax List]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/cldwellbths.html Birth Records 1911-1930]  
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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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*[http://kyvitals.com/index.php Vital records Project]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/clerkrecordsearch.htm Caldwell Co., Ky. County Court Records]
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*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.counties.caldwell/mb.ashx Caldwell Co., Ky. Message Board]
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Caldwell County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517161}} 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>
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*'''1874-1875''' - Caldwell County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517162}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1911-1930''' - Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/cldwellbths.html Birth Records 1911-1930]
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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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*'''1852-1861''' - Caldwell County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517161}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1878''' - Caldwell County Marriage Index 1878. Batch {{IGI|M517163}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*Unknown dates, part of the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/clerkrecordsearch.htm Caldwell Co., Ky. County Clerk records search]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5615 Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1809-28] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Ky Vital records Index]
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*[http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi KY Death Records]  
 
*[http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi KY Death Records]  
*[http://kyvitals.com/index.php Vital records Project]
 
 
*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/unmarkedburials.html Caldwell Co., Ky. Unmarked Burials]  
 
*[http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/unmarkedburials.html Caldwell Co., Ky. Unmarked Burials]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/clerkrecordsearch.htm Caldwell Co., Ky. County Court Records]
 
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Ky Vital records Index]
 
*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.counties.caldwell/mb.ashx Caldwell Co., Ky. Message Board]
 
 
*[http://www.morgansfuneralhome.com/?pagetype=memlist Morgan's Funeral Home (Recent Obits)]
 
*[http://www.morgansfuneralhome.com/?pagetype=memlist Morgan's Funeral Home (Recent Obits)]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Caldwell County Genealogy Society'''<br>PO Box 51<br>Princeton, Kentucky 42445<br>E-mail:[mailto:Colbob52@yahoo.com Colbob52@yahoo.com]<br>[http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/01/caldwell-county-historical-and.html Website]<br><br>
  
 
*[http://www2.youseemore.com/georgecoon/Default.asp George Coon Public Library]  
 
*[http://www2.youseemore.com/georgecoon/Default.asp George Coon Public Library]  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/caldwell-county/ Caldwell County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Caldwell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*Family Search Catalog for Caldwell County, Kentucky, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=195265&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Kentucky%2C%20Caldwell%22 FamilySearch]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Caldwell-County.htm Caldwell County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
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Latest revision as of 21:30, 28 February 2017

United States
Kentucky
Caldwell County

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

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Caldwell County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Caldwell County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 31, 1809
County Seat Princeton
Courthouse
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Caldwell County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Caldwell County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1808 1852 1810 1811 1809
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Caldwell County Courthouse
100 East Market Street Room 3
Princeton, Ky 42445-1675
Phone: 270.365.6754[1]

Caldwell County Kentucky History

Parent County

1809--Caldwell County was created 31 January 1809 from Livingston County.
County seat: Princeton [2]

Boundary Changes

Was formed from Livingston County in 1809. Before that, modern-day Caldwell County was part of Christian, Logan, and Lincoln Counties--Lincoln County being one of the three original counties in Kentucky.

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

1864 The courthouse fire on 15 Dec 1864 destroyed some records.

Caldwell County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Bakers Enon McGowan Ruth
Baldwin ford Farmersville Midway Scottsburg
Cedar Bluff Flat Rock Needmore Smith Ford
Claxton Fredonia Otter Pond The Bluff
Cobb Friendship Princeton Tom Gray Ford
Creswell Harper Ford Pumpkin Center Utley Ford
Crider Hopson Quinn Walche Cut
Crowtown Lakeshore Rufus White Sulphur
Dulaney Lewistown

Neighboring Counties

Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Caldwell, 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 Caldwell county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18104,268
18209,022111.4%
18308,324−7.7%
184010,36524.5%
185013,04825.9%
18609,318−28.6%
187010,82616.2%
188011,2824.2%
189013,18616.9%
190014,51010.0%
191014,063−3.1%
192013,975−0.6%
193013,781−1.4%
194014,4995.2%
195013,199−9.0%
196013,073−1.0%
197013,1790.8%
198013,4732.2%
199013,232−1.8%
200013,060−1.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21033.txt

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

Churches

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

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

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 Caldwell 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 Caldwell 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 Caldwell County, Kentucky Genealogy:

- 48th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.

Newspapers

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

Probate

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

  • Will Books at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Caldwell County, Kentucky wills and estate records, will book A (1809-1834) : inventory, appraisal and settlement book 1 and miscellaneous probate records, 976.9815 P28ja, Compiled by Brenda Joyce Jerome, Newburgh, Indiana : B.J. Jerome, 2006, Caldwell County, Kentucky will book B, 1835-1889, 976.9815 P28j, Compiled by Brenda Joyce Jerome
    Newburgh, Indiana : J.J. Jerome, c1995

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 Caldwell County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Caldwell 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
  • 1852-1861 - Caldwell County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517161 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1875 - Caldwell County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517162 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1911-1930 - Caldwell Co., KyGenWeb Birth Records 1911-1930
Marriage
Death

Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Caldwell County Genealogy Society
PO Box 51
Princeton, Kentucky 42445
E-mail:Colbob52@yahoo.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.

Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Caldwell County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caldway 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. 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.
  4. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.