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Guide to '''Carter 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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=== Carter County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[[Image:Carter County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Carter County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]]  
 
[[Image:Carter County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Carter County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]]  
  
[http://www.cartercounty.ky.gov/ Carter County Courthouse]<br>300 W Main Street<br>Grayson, KY 41143<br>Phone: 606.474.5188<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carter 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.cartercounty.ky.gov/ Carter County Courthouse]<br>300 W Main Street<br>Grayson, KY 41143<br>Phone: 606.474.5188<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carter 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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== Carter County Kentucky History  ==
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<div style="width: 100%; float: left">
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1838'''--Carter County was created 9 February 1838&nbsp;from [[Greenup County, Kentucky|Greenup]] and [[Lawrence County, Kentucky|Lawrence]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Grayson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1838'''--Carter County was created 9 February 1838&nbsp;from [[Greenup County, Kentucky Genealogy|Greenup]] and [[Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lawrence]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Grayson <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  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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== Carter County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Boyd County, Kentucky|Boyd]]  
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*[[Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyd]]  
*[[Elliott County, Kentucky|Elliott]]  
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*[[Elliott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Elliott]]  
*[[Greenup County, Kentucky|Greenup]]  
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*[[Greenup County, Kentucky Genealogy|Greenup]]  
*[[Lawrence County, Kentucky|Lawrence]]  
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*[[Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lawrence]]  
*[[Lewis County, Kentucky|Lewis]]  
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*[[Lewis County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lewis]]  
*[[Rowan County, Kentucky|Rowan]]
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*[[Rowan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Rowan]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Carter County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kycarter.png|thumb|right|400px|Kycarter.png]]
  
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible  ====
 
==== Bible  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/bible/index.html Carter County Bible Records]  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/bible/1_index_Bible.html Carter County Bible Records]
  
 
==== Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc.  ====
 
==== Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc.  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/journals/index.html Letters, Journals, Ledgers, Essays, and Diaries]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/charts/surname.html Carter County Surnames]<br>[http://gedcomindex.com/Towns/usky1023.html Sorted by Name.com-Carter County Kentucky]  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/journals/1_index_journals.html Letters, Journals, Ledgers, Essays, and Diaries]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/charts/surname.html Carter County Surnames]<br>[http://gedcomindex.com/Towns/usky1023.html Sorted by Name.com-Carter County Kentucky]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Carter}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Carter, 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=1010&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/cemetery/cem_index.html KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/carter/carter.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/carter.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=22 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|358743|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Carter+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 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.&nbsp; <br>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1010 Findagrave.com]
  
*[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://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Carter&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1010 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Carter County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Carter-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kentucky Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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The following web sites have additional information on Carter county cemeteries.
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/carter.html Carter 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|358743|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Carter 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.interment.net/us/ky/index.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3833&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=46&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Carter 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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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3833&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=46&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Carter 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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/cemetery/cem_index.html Carter County Kentucky Cemetery Index]
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Kentucky}}  
 
{{Census|Kentucky}}  
  
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/kentucky/carter_county_census.htm Access Genealogy, Carter County Kentucky Census Records]  
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/carter-county-kentucky-census-records.htm Access Genealogy, Carter County Kentucky Census Records]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/census/1_index_census.html Carter County, KY Census Records]<br>[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/Carter/ Census Online, Carter County Kentucky]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/census/1_index_census.html Carter County, KY Census Records]<br>[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/Carter/ Census Online, Carter County Kentucky]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
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*[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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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/court/index.html Carter County Court Records]<br>[http://easternkentuckygenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/04/carter-county-kentucky-guardianship.html Eastern Kentucky Genealogy, "Carter County Kentucky Gaurdianship Bonds"]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/order_books/order_book_index/index.html Order Book Index]<br>  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/ Carter County Court Records]<br>[http://easternkentuckygenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/04/carter-county-kentucky-guardianship.html Eastern Kentucky Genealogy, "Carter County Kentucky Gaurdianship Bonds"]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/order_books/order_book_index/index.html Order Book Index]<br>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/court/allotment_of_dower/index.html Allowment of Dower]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/deeds/index.html Carter County Real Property Deeds and Leases]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/real_estate_mortgages/index.html Real Estate Mortgages]  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/court/allotment_of_dower/index.html Allowment of Dower]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/deeds/index.html Carter County Real Property Deeds and Leases]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/whatsnew.html Real Estate Mortgages]  
  
*[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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Kentucky Wikipedia-Carter County, Kentucky]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Kentucky Wikipedia-Carter County, Kentucky]  
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/] ~ The Archives of Appalachia
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/military/military.html Carter County Military Page]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/military/1_index_military.html Carter County Military Page]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[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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:- [[22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company D
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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==== Newspaper  ====
 
==== Newspaper  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/news/index.html Newspaper Articles and Newspaper Related Links]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/news/1_index_news.html Newspaper Articles and Newspaper Related Links]  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[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  ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
  
 
*'''1835-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 3 (1835-1958)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1835-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 3 (1835-1958)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/affidavits_of_descent/affidavits_of_descent_index.html Carter County Affadavits of Descent]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/wills/index.html Carter County Wills]  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/affidavits_of_descent/affidavits_of_descent_index.html Carter County Affadavits of Descent]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/wills/1_index_wills.html Carter County Wills]  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/tax/index.html Carter County Tax Records]  
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/tax/1_index_tax.html Carter County Tax Records]
  
 
==== 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*'''1852-1862''' - Carter County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|C517201}} 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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*'''1875-1876''' - Carter County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517202}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/birth/1_index_birth.html Carter County Kentucky Births]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/birth/1_index_birth.html Carter County Kentucky Births]  
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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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*'''1839-1878''' - [http://www.kykinfolk.com/elliott/cartminx.htm Carter County, Kentucky Marriages 1839-1878]
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*'''1852-1862''' - Carter County Marriage Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|M517201}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Carter County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517203}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Carter County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517204}} 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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/marriage/1_index_marriage.html Carter County KY Marriages]
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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  =====
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*'''1873-1970''' - [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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/death/1_index_death.html Carter County Kentucky Deaths]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/death/1_index_death.html Carter County Kentucky Deaths]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/marriage/1_index_marriage.html Carter County KY Marriages]<br>[http://www.kykinfolk.com/elliott/cartminx.htm Carter County, Kentucky Marriages 1839-1878]
 
 
*[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
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== Carter County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Carter County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 1128<br>Grayson, Kentucky  41143-1128<br><br>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
  
 
*[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]
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Family History Centers ===
  
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== Carter County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/carter-county/ Carter County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/ Carter County Kentucky USGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarter/ Carter County Kentucky USGenWeb Project]  
 
*[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]  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky 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.  
 
*[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.  
*[http://usgenweb.org] USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb] USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Carter|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Carter|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Carter/ Carter County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Carter/ Carter County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Carter-County.htm Carter County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
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Latest revision as of 18:35, 15 February 2017

United States
Kentucky


Carter County


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

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Carter County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Carter County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 9, 1838
County Seat Grayson
Courthouse
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Carter County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Carter County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1838 1852 1840 1838 1835
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Carter County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Carter County Courthouse
300 W Main Street
Grayson, KY 41143
Phone: 606.474.5188[1]

Carter County Kentucky History

Parent County

1838--Carter County was created 9 February 1838 from Greenup and Lawrence Counties.
County seat: Grayson [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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Carter County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Access Fairview Hill Johns Run Rooney
Aden Fitch Lawton Rose Hill
Beech Grove Fultz Leon Smiths Creek
Beetle Garvin Ridge Limestone Smoky Valley
Boone Furnace Gesling McGlone Creek Soldier
Brinegar Globe Mount Savage Sophi
Carter Gollihue Mountain Top Stinson
Charlotte Furnace Grahn Music Straight Creek
Clark Hill Grayson North Branch The Crossroads (hist.)
Cory Gregoryville Offill's Mill (hist.) Upper Tygart
Counts Crossroads Hayward Olive Hill Wesleyville
Deevert Hitchins Pactolus Willard
Denton Iron Hill Poplar Williams Creek
Eby Jacobs Prater Wolf
Enterprise Jeriel Reedville

Neighboring Counties

Carter County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Bible

Carter County Bible Records

Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc.

Letters, Journals, Ledgers, Essays, and Diaries
Carter County Surnames
Sorted by Name.com-Carter County Kentucky

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Carter, 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 Carter county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18402,905
18506,241114.8%
18608,51636.5%
18707,509−11.8%
188012,34564.4%
189017,20439.4%
190020,22817.6%
191021,9668.6%
192022,4742.3%
193023,8396.1%
194025,5457.2%
195022,559−11.7%
196020,817−7.7%
197019,850−4.6%
198025,06026.2%
199024,340−2.9%
200026,88910.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21043.txt

For tips on accessing Carter 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

Carter County Court Records
Eastern Kentucky Genealogy, "Carter County Kentucky Gaurdianship Bonds"
Order Book Index

Land

Allowment of Dower
Carter County Real Property Deeds and Leases
Real Estate Mortgages

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Carter 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 Carter 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 Carter County, Kentucky Genealogy:

- 22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company D

Miscellaneous

Newspaper

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

Obituaries

Probate

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

Carter County Affadavits of Descent
Carter County Wills

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.

Carter County Tax Records

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 Carter County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Carter 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
Marriage
Death
Divorce
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Carter County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Carter County Historical and Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1128
Grayson, Kentucky 41143-1128


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.

Carter County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Carter County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carter 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 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.

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