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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Gallatin County

Guide to Gallatin County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Gallatin County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded December 14, 1798
County Seat Warsaw
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Gallatin County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Gallatin County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1799 1852 1810 1798 1800
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Gallatin County Courthouse
100 Main; PO Box 616
Warsaw, KY 41095-0616
Phone: 859.567.5411[1]

Gallatin County Kentucky History

Parent County

1798--Gallatin County was created 14 December 1798 from Franklin and Shelby Counties.  County seat: Warsaw [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Gallatin County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Ethridge Munk Ryle Steeles Creek (hist.)
Glencoe Napoleon Sparta Warsaw

Neighboring Counties

Gallatin County Kentucky Genealogy Resources


African American Research

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



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


Historical populations
Census Pop.
Est. 20068,1533.6%

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


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.



Local Histories

Local histories are available for Gallatin 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.





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



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


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.

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Gallatin County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] 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 Gallatin County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Gallatin 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.

  • 1852-1861 - Gallatin County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517361 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Gallatin County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517362 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Gallatin County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517363 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1852-1861 - Gallatin County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517361 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Gallatin County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517364 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1878 - Gallatin County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517365 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Gallatin County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

209 West Market Street
Warsaw, KY 41095
Phone: (859) 567-2786
Gallatin County Historical Society
P. O. Box 920
Warsaw, KY 41095

Family History Centers

Gallatin County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Gallatin County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gallatin 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. 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).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.