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Guide to '''Christian County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Christian 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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== Christian County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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=== Christian County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Christian County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[http://www.christiancountyky.gov/qcms/home.asp Christian County Courthouse ]<br>511 S Main Street<br>Hopkinsville, KY 42240-2300<br>Phone: 270.887.4105<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Christian 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.christiancountyky.gov/qcms/home.asp Christian County Courthouse ]<br>511 S Main Street<br>Hopkinsville, KY 42240-2300<br>Phone: 270.887.4105<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Christian County, Kentucky page 269, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Christian County Kentucky History  ==
 
== Christian County Kentucky History  ==
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8482 Christian and Trigg Counties, Kentucky History and Biography] 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>/$)
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1796'''--Christian&nbsp;County was&nbsp;created 13 December 1796&nbsp;from [[Logan County, Kentucky|Logan]] County. <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Hopkinsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1796'''--Christian&nbsp;County was&nbsp;created 13 December 1796&nbsp;from [[Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Logan]] County. <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Hopkinsville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1864--'''A disaster destroyed most records.  
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'''1864--'''A disaster destroyed most records.
  
 
== Christian County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
 
== Christian County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Caldwell County, Kentucky|Caldwell]]  
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*[[Caldwell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Caldwell]]  
*[[Hopkins County, Kentucky|Hopkins]]  
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*[[Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hopkins]]  
 
*[[Montgomery County, Tennessee|Montgomery County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Montgomery County, Tennessee|Montgomery County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky|Muhlenberg]]  
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*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Muhlenberg]]  
 
*[[Stewart County, Tennessee|Stewart County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Stewart County, Tennessee|Stewart County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Todd County, Kentucky|Todd]]  
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*[[Todd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Todd]]  
*[[Trigg County, Kentucky|Trigg]]
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*[[Trigg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Trigg]]
  
 
== Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kychristian.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Kychristian.png|thumb|right|400px|Kychristian.png]]  
  
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8482 Christian and Trigg Counties, Kentucky History and Biography] 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>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29849 County of Christian, Kentucky : historical and biographical] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29861 Counties of Todd and Christian, Kentucky : historical and biographical] 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>/$)
  
 
==== 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|Christian}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Christian, 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=1012&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/christian/cemetery/cemindex.html KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/christian/toc.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/christian.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=24 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|383273|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Christian+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1012 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Christian&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Christian-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Christian county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/index.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/christian.html Christian Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] Tombstone Transcription 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://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  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
*[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.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1012 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Christian County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*The[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|383273|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Christian 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=3849&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=68&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Christian 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=3849&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=68&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Christian 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.
 
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 1 page 11 - Barnes Cemetery<br>Vol. 1 page 13 - Dunning Farm Cemetery
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project  
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
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''Some pages in the 1910 Census for Magisterial District 3, ED 13 are missing.''
  
 
==== 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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[Adams]''' Maloney, James Hallett. "Drury Hatcher of Cumberland County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2005):243-256; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2006):51-59. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).  
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*'''[Adams]''' Maloney, James Hallett. "Drury Hatcher of Cumberland County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2005):243-256; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2006):51-59. Digital version at [http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp American Ancestors] ($).  
 
*'''[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}}.  
 
*'''[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}}.  
*'''[Cocke]''' Hart, Lyndon H. "The Cocke Family in Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):41-61; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):146-156; Vol. 44, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2000):203-215; Vol. 44, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2000):309-315; Vol. 45, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2001):23-36; Vol. 45, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2001):132-148; Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2001):208-219; Vol. 45, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2001):278-288; Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2002):42-46. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.  
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*'''[Cocke]''' Hart, Lyndon H. "The Cocke Family in Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):41-61; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):146-156; Vol. 44, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2000):203-215; Vol. 44, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2000):309-315; Vol. 45, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2001):23-36; Vol. 45, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2001):132-148; Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2001):208-219; Vol. 45, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2001):278-288; Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2002):42-46. Digital version at [http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.  
*'''[de Graffenried]''' de Graffenried, Thomas Pritchett. ''History of the de Graffenried Family from 1191 A.D. to 1925''. Binghampton, N.Y.: Vail-Ballou&nbsp;Press, 1925. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyofdegraff00graf Internet Archive] - free; {{FHL|157333|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 G758g}}.
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*'''[de Graffenried]''' de Graffenried, Thomas Pritchett. ''History of the de Graffenried Family from 1191 A.D. to 1925''. Binghampton, N.Y.: Vail-Ballou&nbsp;Press, 1925. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyofdegraff00graf Internet Archive] - free; {{FHL|157333|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 G758g}}.  
*'''[Finley]''' Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995)}}.  
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*'''[Finley]''' Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at [http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995)}}.  
 
*'''[Henry]''' 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.  
 
*'''[Henry]''' 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.  
*'''[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] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993)}}.  
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*'''[Lindsey]''' Shinn, Josiah Hazen. ''Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas.'' Little Rock, Ark.: Democrat Printing and Lithographing Co., 1908. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/pioneersandmake01shingoog#page/n272/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.
*'''[Shipp]''' Sanders, Walter R. ''The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Fa[u]quier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. {{FHL|34455|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL&nbsp;Film 875372 Item 5}}
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*'''[Sassin]''' Allen, Cameron. "Francois Sasin/Sassin of Manakin Town: The First Six Generations of the Sassin/Sasseen Family in America," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1993):3-17; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1993):99-116; Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):193-205; Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):259-271. Digital version at [http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993)}}. *'''[Shipp]''' Sanders, Walter R. ''The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Fa[u]quier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. {{FHL|34455|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL&nbsp;Film 875372 Item 5}}
  
 
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==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]  
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]  
 
*The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Christian County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
 
*The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Christian County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
  
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==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*Fowler, W.T. ''Christian County, Kentucky''. Hopkinsville, Ky.: n.p., 1915. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-109-27905156 Kentuckiana Digital Library].  
 
*Fowler, W.T. ''Christian County, Kentucky''. Hopkinsville, Ky.: n.p., 1915. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-109-27905156 Kentuckiana Digital Library].  
 
*Perrin, William Henry. ''Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky: Historical and Biographical.'' Chicago; Louisville: F.A. Battey, 1884. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-73-27206924 Kentuckiana Digital Library].  
 
*Perrin, William Henry. ''Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky: Historical and Biographical.'' Chicago; Louisville: F.A. Battey, 1884. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-73-27206924 Kentuckiana Digital Library].  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29849 County of Christian, Kentucky : historical and biographical] 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>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29861 Counties of Todd and Christian, Kentucky : historical and biographical] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[[Image:450px-Latham Confederate Monument.jpg|thumb|right|230x345px]]  
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[[Image:450px-Latham Confederate Monument.jpg|thumb|right|230x345px|450px-Latham Confederate Monument.jpg]]  
  
 
*[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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===== 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://search.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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:- [[3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, I, K and M.
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50406 Kentucky New Era (Hopkinsville, Kentucky)] 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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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
  
 
*'''1797-1921''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books (1797-1921)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1797-1921''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books (1797-1921)|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)
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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}}
  
 
*'''1797''' - "Christian County Tax List 1797," ''Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society'', Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2007):5-10. Digital version at {{FSbook|97081}}.
 
*'''1797''' - "Christian County Tax List 1797," ''Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society'', Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2007):5-10. Digital version at {{FSbook|97081}}.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth =====
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
  
*'''1852-1862''' - Christian County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|C517221}} 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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
*'''1874-1875''' - Christian County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517222}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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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*'''1852-1862''' - Christian County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|C517221}} 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''' - Christian County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517222}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
*'''1852-1860''' - Christian County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517221}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
*'''1852-1861''' - Christian County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517225}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
*'''1874-1875''' - Christian County Marriage Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|M517223}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1852-1860''' - Christian County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517221}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
*'''1876-1878''' - Christian County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517224}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1861''' - Christian County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517225}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1874-1875''' - Christian County Marriage Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|M517223}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1878''' - Christian County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517224}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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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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*"Christian Co., KY Marriage Bonds through 1820," published in ''Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society'', Vol. 22 (2001), beginning on page 44. Digital version at {{FSbook|78498}} - free.
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
  
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===== Death  =====
  
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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
 
*"Christian Co., KY Marriage Bonds through 1820," published in ''Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society'', Vol. 22 (2001), beginning on page 44. Digital version at {{FSbook|78498}} - free.
 
*[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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===== Divorce  =====
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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
  
 
== Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Christian County Historical Society'''<br>3700 Bradshaw Pike<br>Hopkinsville KY 42240<br><br>
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'''Christian County Genealogical Society'''<br>1101 Bethel Street<br>Hopkinsville, KY 42240<br>[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tqpeiffer/Documents/Locations%20-%20USA/County/Christian%20Co.,%20KY.htm Website]<br><br>
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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== Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/christian-county/ Christian 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.  
 
*[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+Christian|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Christian|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Christian/ Christian County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Christian/ Christian County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Christian-County.htm Christian County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
 
== Christian County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
 
== Christian County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
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Latest revision as of 23:26, 20 June 2017

United States
Kentucky
Christian County

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

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Christian County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Christian County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 13, 1796
County Seat Hopkinsville
Courthouse
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Christian County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Christian County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1797 1852 1810 1797 1797
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Christian County Courthouse
511 S Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240-2300
Phone: 270.887.4105[1]

Christian County Kentucky History

Parent County

1796--Christian County was created 13 December 1796 from Logan County.
County seat: Hopkinsville [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

1864--A disaster destroyed most records.

Christian County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Apex Dogwood Hawkins Merrittstown
Bainbridge Edgoten Hensleytown Newstead
Bakersport Empire Herndon Oak Grove
Barkers Mill Era Honey Grove Ovil
Bennettstown Fairview Hopkinsville Peedee
Beverly Fearsville Howel Pembroke
Binns Mill Fedelio Julien Pleasant Green Hill
Bluff Spring Fort Campbell Kelly Pleasant Hill
Carl Fruit Hill Kennedy Saint Elmo
Casky Garrettsburg LaFayette Sinking Fork
Church Hill Gracey Mannington West Brook
Crofton Haleys Mill Masonville

Neighboring Counties

Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Christian, 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 Christian county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18002,318
181011,020375.4%
182010,459−5.1%
183012,68421.3%
184015,58722.9%
185019,58025.6%
186021,62710.5%
187023,2277.4%
188031,68236.4%
189034,1187.7%
190037,96211.3%
191038,8452.3%
192035,883−7.6%
193034,283−4.5%
194036,1295.4%
195042,35917.2%
196056,90434.3%
197056,224−1.2%
198066,87818.9%
199068,9413.1%
200072,2654.8%
Est. 200780,86811.9%
http://ksdc.louisville.edu/

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

Some pages in the 1910 Census for Magisterial District 3, ED 13 are missing.

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

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
  • [Adams] Maloney, James Hallett. "Drury Hatcher of Cumberland County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2005):243-256; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2006):51-59. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp.
  • [Cocke] Hart, Lyndon H. "The Cocke Family in Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):41-61; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):146-156; Vol. 44, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2000):203-215; Vol. 44, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2000):309-315; Vol. 45, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2001):23-36; Vol. 45, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2001):132-148; Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2001):208-219; Vol. 45, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2001):278-288; Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2002):42-46. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [de Graffenried] de Graffenried, Thomas Pritchett. History of the de Graffenried Family from 1191 A.D. to 1925. Binghampton, N.Y.: Vail-Ballou Press, 1925. Digital version at Internet Archive - free; FHL Book 929.273 G758g.
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995).
  • [Henry] Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):81-90; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):190-213; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):318-327; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):437-447; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1895):67-79; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):414-416; Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):97-101. Digitized by JSTOR - free.
  • [Lindsey] Shinn, Josiah Hazen. Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas. Little Rock, Ark.: Democrat Printing and Lithographing Co., 1908. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Sassin] Allen, Cameron. "Francois Sasin/Sassin of Manakin Town: The First Six Generations of the Sassin/Sasseen Family in America," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1993):3-17; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1993):99-116; Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):193-205; Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):259-271. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993). *[Shipp] Sanders, Walter R. The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Fa[u]quier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL Film 875372 Item 5

Land

  • The KY Land Office
  • The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Christian County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
  1. Deed Book B: 1797-1815
  2. Deed Book C: 1810-1816

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Christian 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

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Civil War

Online Records


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

- 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, C, I, K and M.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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

  • 1797 - "Christian County Tax List 1797," Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2007):5-10. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • 1798 - "Christian County Tax List 1798," Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2007):5-13. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Christian County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[11] digitized by Ancestry ($).

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 Christian County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Christian 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
  • 1852-1862 - Christian County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch C517221 at FamilySearch - free.[12]
  • 1874-1875 - Christian County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517222 at FamilySearch - free.
Marriage
  • 1783-1979 - KY Marriage Records ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
  • 1797-1954 - Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954 at FamilySearch — index and images
  • 1852-1860 - Christian County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch M517221 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1852-1861 - Christian County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517225 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1874-1875 - Christian County Marriage Index 1874-1875. Batch M517223 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1876-1878 - Christian County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517224 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1973-2000 - Kentucky Marriage Records  1973 - 2000  ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
  • "Christian Co., KY Marriage Bonds through 1820," published in Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society, Vol. 22 (2001), beginning on page 44. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
Death
Divorce
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Christian County Historical Society
3700 Bradshaw Pike
Hopkinsville KY 42240

Christian County Genealogical Society
1101 Bethel Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Website

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Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Christian County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Christian County, Kentucky page 269, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  5. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  6. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  7. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  8. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  9. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  10. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  11. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  12. 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.