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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Estill_County,_Kentucky|Estill County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Estill County, Kentucky|Estill County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Estill County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Estill County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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{{Click|Image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
{{KYDC}}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Estill County
 
| county = Estill County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
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== Estill County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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=== Estill County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Estill County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[[Image:{{KYEstillcourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYEstillcourthouse}}]]  
  
[http://www.estillky.com/ Estill County Courthouse]<br>130 Main Street<br>Irvine, KY 40336-1098<br>Phone: 606.723.5156<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Estill County, Kentucky page 270, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.estillky.com/ Estill County Courthouse]<br>130 Main Street<br>Irvine, KY 40336-1098<br>Phone: 606.723.5156<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Estill County, Kentucky page 270, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Estill County Kentucky History  ==
 
== Estill County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1808'''--Estill County was&nbsp;created 27 January 1808&nbsp;from [[Clark County, Kentucky|Clark]] and [[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Irvine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1808'''--Estill County was&nbsp;created 27 January 1808&nbsp;from [[Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clark]] and [[Madison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Madison]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Irvine <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  ====
  
'''1964--'''A disaster destroyed some records.  
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'''1864, 1964--''' Disasters destroyed some records.  
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== Estill County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
 
== Estill County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Clark County, Kentucky|Clark]]  
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*[[Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clark]]  
*[[Jackson County, Kentucky|Jackson]]  
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*[[Jackson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jackson]]  
*[[Lee County, Kentucky|Lee]]  
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*[[Lee County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lee]]  
*[[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]]  
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*[[Madison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Madison]]  
*[[Powell County, Kentucky|Powell]]
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*[[Powell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Powell]]
  
 
== Estill County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Estill County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kyestill.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Kyestill.png|thumb|right|400px|Kyestill.png]]  
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/estill.html Estill Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/estill.html Estill Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
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*[http://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.  
 
*[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=1021 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Estill County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1021 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Estill County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch.org Family History Library Catalog ]lists {{FHL|457203|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Estill 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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*The [[FamilySearch.org|FamilySearch Catalog]] lists {{FHL|457203|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Estill 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=3945&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=118&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Estill 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=3945&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=118&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Estill County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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{| width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1021&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|457203|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1021 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [KYGENWEBURL KYGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Estill+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Estill&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/estill/toc.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/estill.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.kyhistory.org/cemetery.asp Kentucky Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Estill&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Kentucky Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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*[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]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*Park, E.C. ''History of Irvine and Estill County, Kentucky''. Lexington, Ky.: Transylvania, 1906. Digital versions at {{FSbook|937932}} - free; [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-132-29323075 Kentuckiana Digital Library].  
 
*Park, E.C. ''History of Irvine and Estill County, Kentucky''. Lexington, Ky.: Transylvania, 1906. Digital versions at {{FSbook|937932}} - free; [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-132-29323075 Kentuckiana Digital Library].  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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===== 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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*'''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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<u>Confederate soldiers</u>
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:- [[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company D
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<u>Union soldiers</u>
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:- [[14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies E, F, G, H, I K, L and M.
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:- [[47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H.
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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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  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth =====
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
  
*'''1852-1861''' - Estill County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517301}} 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]
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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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*'''1852-1861''' - Estill County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517301}} 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>  
 
*'''1874''' - Estill County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517302}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1874''' - Estill County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517302}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
  
===== Marriage =====
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===== Marriage =====
  
*'''1852-1861''' - Estill County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517301}} 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
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1852-1861''' - Estill County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517301}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1874''' - Estill County Marriage Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517302}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1874''' - Estill County Marriage Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517302}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
  
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===== Death  =====
  
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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
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
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===== Divorce  =====
*[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://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases  
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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
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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== Estill County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Estill County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>133 Broadway<br>Irvine, KY 40336<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyestill/echgs.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External 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<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Estill County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Estill County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/estill-county/ Estill County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyestill/ Estill County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyestill/ Estill County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[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.  
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*[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.  
 
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== Estill County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
 
== Estill County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==

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

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Estill County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Estill County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 27, 1808
County Seat Irvine
Courthouse
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Estill County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1808 1852 1810 1809 1808
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Estill County Courthouse, Irvine, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Estill County Courthouse
130 Main Street
Irvine, KY 40336-1098
Phone: 606.723.5156[1]

Estill County Kentucky History

Parent County

1808--Estill County was created 27 January 1808 from Clark and Madison Counties.
County seat: Irvine [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

1864, 1964-- Disasters destroyed some records.

Estill County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Alumbaugh Irvine Palmer Sparks
Cobhill Jinks Patsey Spout Springs
Cressy Kimbrell Pilot Texola
Crystal Leighton Pitts Thomas
Evelyn Little Rock (hist.) Pryse Wagersville
Fitchburg Locust Branch Ravenna West Irvine
Fox Millers Creek Rice Station (hist.) Winston
Furnace Mountain Spring (hist.) Ross Creek (hist.) Wisemantown
Greenbriar (hist.) Noland Shade Witt
Hargett North Irvine South Irvine Witt Springs
Iron Mound















Neighboring Counties

Estill County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
[KYGENWEBURL KYGenWeb] WorldCat Billion Graves
KYGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Kentucky Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18102,082
18203,50768.4%
18304,61831.7%
18405,53519.9%
18505,9858.1%
18606,88615.1%
18709,19833.6%
18809,8607.2%
189010,8369.9%
190011,6697.7%
191012,2735.2%
192015,56926.9%
193017,0799.7%
194017,9785.3%
195014,677−18.4%
196012,466−15.1%
197012,7522.3%
198014,49513.7%
199014,6140.8%
200015,3074.7%
Est. 200814,948−2.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21065.txt

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


Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Local Histories

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


Confederate soldiers

- 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate), Company D

Union soldiers

- 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies E, F, G, H, I K, L and M.
- 47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Estill 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

Estill County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society
133 Broadway
Irvine, KY 40336
Website

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Estill County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Estill County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Estill County, Kentucky page 270, 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 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.