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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Calloway_County,_Kentucky|Calloway County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Calloway County, Kentucky|Calloway County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Calloway County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Calloway 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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{{Click|Image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
{{KYDC}}  
 
 
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
| county = Calloway County
 
| county = Calloway County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
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== Calloway County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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=== Calloway County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calloway County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calloway County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calloway County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calloway County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calloway County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calloway County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calloway County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calloway County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calloway County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calloway County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calloway County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calloway County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[[Image:{{KYCallowaycourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYCallowaycourthouse}}]]  
  
[http://www.callowaycounty-ky.gov/ Calloway County Courthouse]<br>101 S 5th Street<br>Murray, KY 42071<br>Phone: 270.767.0429<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calloway 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.callowaycounty-ky.gov/ Calloway County Courthouse]<br>101 S 5th Street<br>Murray, KY 42071<br>Phone: 270.767.0429<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calloway County, Kentucky page 269, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Calloway County Kentucky History  ==
 
== Calloway County Kentucky History  ==
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[[Image:{{KYCallowayfirstcourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYCallowayfirstcourthouse}}]]  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1821'''--Calloway County was&nbsp;created 19 December 1821&nbsp;from [[Hickman County, Kentucky|Hickman]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Murray <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1821'''--Calloway County was&nbsp;created 19 December 1821&nbsp;from [[Hickman County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hickman]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Murray <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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1906--'''A disaster destroyed most records.  
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'''1906--'''A disaster destroyed most records.
  
 
== Calloway County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
 
== Calloway County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Graves County, Kentucky|Graves]]  
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*[[Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy|Graves]]  
 
*[[Henry County, Tennessee|Henry County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Henry County, Tennessee|Henry County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Marshall County, Kentucky|Marshall]]  
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*[[Marshall County, Kentucky Genealogy|Marshall]]  
 
*[[Stewart County, Tennessee|Stewart County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Stewart County, Tennessee|Stewart County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Trigg County, Kentucky|Trigg]]
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*[[Trigg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Trigg]]
  
 
== Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kycalloway.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Kycalloway.png|thumb|right|400px|Kycalloway.png]]  
  
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
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==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project  
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*All of the family biographies from the 1885 History of Calloway County, Kentucky by Battle, Perrin, and Kniffin are available free online on [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/kentucky-counties/kentucky-biographies-by-county.html My Genealogy Hound]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bracken.html Bracken 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/bracken.html Bracken 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://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/calloway.html Calloway 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/calloway.html Calloway 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  
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*The [https://familysearch.org/catalog-search FamilySearch Catalog] lists  
 
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C++Calloway|subject|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Calloway 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.
 
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C++Calloway|subject|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Calloway 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=3815&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=85&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Calloway 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=3815&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=85&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Calloway 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=1006&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|448781|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=1006 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/calloway/toc.html KYGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Calloway+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=Calloway&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/calloway/toc.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/calloway.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=Calloway&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}}
  
 
*[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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{{KY Land}}
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives] ~ The Archives of Appalachia
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{{KY History}}
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== 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}}
  
====== Civil War Battle  ======
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<u>Confederate soldiers</u>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry]], Company G
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<u>Union soldiers</u>
  
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:- [[15th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|15th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry]], Company D
  
The following Civil War Battle was fought in Calloway County.
 
  
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
*February 6, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tn001.htm Fort Henry<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tn001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 21 August 2012)</ref>]
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The following Civil War Battle was fought in Calloway County.
  
Map showing battle in Tennessee click [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tn001.htm here]  
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*February 6, 1862 - [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tn001.htm Fort Henry<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tn001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 21 August 2012)</ref>]
  
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For more information about the battle including maps, see the Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Henry Battle of Fort Henry].
  
 
===== Other Military Resources Include:  =====
 
===== Other Military Resources Include:  =====
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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  ====
  
*'''1836-1961''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books (1836-1961)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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*'''1836-1961''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books (1836-1961)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)<br>
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
*[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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*'''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}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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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*'''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
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*'''1852-1859''' - Calloway County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517171}} 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''' - Calloway County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517172}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Calloway County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517173}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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  =====
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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
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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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*'''1852-1859''' - Calloway County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517171}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Calloway County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517174}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Calloway County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517175}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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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===== Death  =====
  
 
*[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
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*[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  
*[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  
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
*[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
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*[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://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and 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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===== Divorce  =====
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
 
== Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Calloway County Genealogical Society'''<br>1405 Main Street<br>Murray KY 42071<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<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/calloway-county/ Calloway County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
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== Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
 
== Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==

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

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Calloway County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Calloway County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 19, 1821
County Seat Murray
Courthouse
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Calloway County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Calloway County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1823 1852 1830 1822 1836
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Calloway County Courthouse, Murray, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Calloway County Courthouse
101 S 5th Street
Murray, KY 42071
Phone: 270.767.0429[1]

Calloway County Kentucky History

First Calloway County Courthouse, Central Park, Murray, Ky. (Originally stood at Wadesboro, Ky.) Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Parent County

1821--Calloway County was created 19 December 1821 from Hickman County.
County seat: Murray [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.

Record Loss

1906--A disaster destroyed most records.

Calloway County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Almo Faxon Kirksey Pleasant Hill
Almo Heights Five Points Lynn Grove Pottertown
Backusburg Fort Heiman Midway Protemus
Bakers Crossroads Hamlin Murray Shiloh
Boatwright Harris Grove New Concord Stella
Coldwater Hazel New Providence Wadesboro
Crossland Hico Penny Wiswell
Dexter Irvin Cobb Resort

Neighboring Counties

Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Biographies

  • KY Biographies ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  • All of the family biographies from the 1885 History of Calloway 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.


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

For tips on accessing Calloway 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 Calloway 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 Calloway 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 Calloway County, Kentucky Genealogy:


Confederate soldiers

- 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Company G


Union soldiers

- 15th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Company D


Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Calloway County.

For more information about the battle including maps, see the Wikipedia article, Battle of Fort Henry.

Other Military Resources Include:

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Calloway County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Calloway 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 Calloway County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Calloway 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 - Calloway County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517171 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Calloway County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517172 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Calloway County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517173 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Calloway County Genealogical Society
1405 Main Street
Murray KY 42071


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.


Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calloway 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 21 August 2012)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 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.