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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Henderson_County,_Kentucky|Henderson County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Henderson County, Kentucky|Henderson County]]''  
  
{{KYDC}}  
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Guide to '''Henderson County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.<br>
 
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{{Click|Image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Henderson County
 
| county = Henderson County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://home.comcast.net/~hendersoncountyky/ Henderson Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://hendersonkyhistory.com/ Henderson Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = Henderson_County_svg.png
 
| county_map = Henderson_County_svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
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=== Henderson County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henderson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henderson County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henderson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henderson County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henderson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henderson County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henderson County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henderson County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henderson County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henderson County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henderson County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henderson County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[[Image:{{KYHendersoncourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYHendersoncourthouse}}]]  
  
[http://www.hendersonky.us/ Henderson County Courthouse]<br>232 1st St; PO Box 374<br>Henderson, KY 42420-3146<br>Phone: 270.827.5671<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henderson County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.hendersonky.us/ Henderson County Courthouse]<br>232 1st St; PO Box 374<br>Henderson, KY 42420-3146<br>Phone: 270.827.5671<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henderson County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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== History  ==
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== Henderson County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1798'''--Henderson County was created 21 December 1798&nbsp;from [[Christian County, Kentucky|Christian]] County. <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Henderson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1798'''--Henderson County was created 21 December 1798&nbsp;from [[Christian County, Kentucky Genealogy|Christian]] County. <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Henderson <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.
  
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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== Henderson County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Daviess County, Kentucky|Daviess]]  
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*[[Daviess County, Kentucky Genealogy|Daviess]]  
*[[McLean County, Kentucky|McLean]]  
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*[[McLean County, Kentucky Genealogy|McLean]]  
*[[Posey County, Indiana|Posey County, Indiana]]  
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*[[Posey County, Indiana Genealogy|Posey County, Indiana]]  
*[[Union County, Kentucky|Union]]  
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*[[Union County, Kentucky Genealogy|Union]]  
*[[Vanderburgh County, Indiana|Vanderburgh County, Indiana]]  
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*[[Vanderburgh County, Indiana Genealogy|Vanderburgh County, Indiana]]  
*[[Warrick County, Indiana|Warrick County, Indiana]]  
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*[[Warrick County, Indiana Genealogy|Warrick County, Indiana]]  
*[[Webster County, Kentucky|Webster]]
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*[[Webster County, Kentucky Genealogy|Webster]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyhenderson.png|thumb|right|300px|Kyhenderson.png]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/henderson.html Henderson 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/henderson.html Henderson 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=1039 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Henderson 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=1039 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Henderson 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|423813|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Henderson 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[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|423813|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Henderson 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=4037&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=39&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Henderson 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=4037&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=39&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Henderson County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1039&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|423813|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=1039 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [KYGENWEBURL KYGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Henderson+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=Henderson&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/henderson/toc.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/henderson.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=Henderson&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]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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*'''[Bethell]''' Bethell, John Pinckney. ''Some Descendants of James Bethell, Who Came from England to Jamestown, Virginia in 1625 ... and of Union Bethell, 1826-1907, of Newburg, Indiana to Henderson County, Kentucky''. Des Arc, Ark.: Bethell, 1975. {{FHL|63327|item|disp=FHL Film 928178 Item 13}}  
 
*'''[Bethell]''' Bethell, John Pinckney. ''Some Descendants of James Bethell, Who Came from England to Jamestown, Virginia in 1625 ... and of Union Bethell, 1826-1907, of Newburg, Indiana to Henderson County, Kentucky''. Des Arc, Ark.: Bethell, 1975. {{FHL|63327|item|disp=FHL Film 928178 Item 13}}  
 
*'''[Crowley]''' Crowley, Ariel L. ''Benjamin Harrison Crowley of Henderson, Kentucky, an Account of His Maternal Ancestry''. Typescript. 1969. {{FHL|103323|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C886cr}}; Supplement: {{FHL|103323|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C886cr supp.}}  
 
*'''[Crowley]''' Crowley, Ariel L. ''Benjamin Harrison Crowley of Henderson, Kentucky, an Account of His Maternal Ancestry''. Typescript. 1969. {{FHL|103323|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C886cr}}; Supplement: {{FHL|103323|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C886cr supp.}}  
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*'''[Hart]''' Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. ''The Clay Family.'' Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/clayfamily00smit Internet Archive] - free.
 
*'''[Jones]''' Jones, Otey Sherman. ''The History of the Jones Family of Henderson, Kentucky''. St. Louis, Mo.: O.S. Jones, 1974. {{FHL|1139121|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 J71jos}}  
 
*'''[Jones]''' Jones, Otey Sherman. ''The History of the Jones Family of Henderson, Kentucky''. St. Louis, Mo.: O.S. Jones, 1974. {{FHL|1139121|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 J71jos}}  
 
*'''[Tippin]''' Tippin, James Jackson. ''English Tipping Ancestry of Sanford Lathadeus Tippin Family of Henderson Co., Kentucky (U.S.A.)''. Typescript. 1900 (?). {{FHL|5781|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Fiche 6018262}}  
 
*'''[Tippin]''' Tippin, James Jackson. ''English Tipping Ancestry of Sanford Lathadeus Tippin Family of Henderson Co., Kentucky (U.S.A.)''. Typescript. 1900 (?). {{FHL|5781|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Fiche 6018262}}  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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{{KY Land}}
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]  
*Starling, Edmund Lyne. ''History of Henderson County, Kentucky''. Henderson, Ky.: n.p., 1887. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-110-27905320 Kentuckiana Digital Library].
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*Starling, Edmund Lyne. ''History of Henderson County, Kentucky''. Henderson, Ky.: n.p., 1887. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-110-27905320 Kentuckiana Digital Library].  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29848 History of Henderson County, 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>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25034 Ancestry of Sanford Lathadeus Tippin family of Henderson County, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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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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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{VAciv}}
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<u>Confederate soldiers</u><br>
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company L.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate)]], Company L.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate)]], Company L.
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:-[[8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies B, E, H and L.
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:-[[35th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|35th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company K
  
 
==== 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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*'''1799-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to H (1799-1946)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1799-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to H (1799-1946)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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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}}
  
 
*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>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).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
 
*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>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).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
County Clerk has birth and death records 1911-1949<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henderson County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
  
*[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
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===== Birth  =====
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search  
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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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
*[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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*'''1852-1859''' - Henderson County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517481}} 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/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*'''1874''' - Henderson County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517482}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
*[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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*'''1875-1876''' - Henderson County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517483}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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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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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1852-1861''' - Henderson County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517481}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Henderson County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517484}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Henderson County Birth Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517485}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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===== Death =====
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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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*'''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
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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://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
 
*[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
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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County Clerk has birth and death records 1911-1949<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henderson County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Henderson Co Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>132-B South Green Street<br> P.O. Box 303<br>Henderson KY 42419-0303<br>Phone: 270-830-7514<br><rb>
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
*[http://www.home.comcast.net/~hendersoncountyky/ Henderson County KYGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/henderson-county/ Henderson County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://hendersonkyhistory.com/ Henderson 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.  
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Henderson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Henderson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Henderson/ Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Henderson/ Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Henderson-County.htm Henderson County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
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Guide to Henderson County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the Western Coal Fields region.

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Henderson County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Henderson County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1798
County Seat Henderson
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Henderson County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1798 1852 1810 1797 1799
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Henderson County Courthouse, Henderson, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Henderson County Courthouse
232 1st St; PO Box 374
Henderson, KY 42420-3146
Phone: 270.827.5671[1]

Henderson County Kentucky History

Parent County

1798--Henderson County was created 21 December 1798 from Christian County.
County seat: Henderson [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.

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

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

Henderson County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Anthoston Corydon Henderson Scuffletown
Baskett Dixie Jonesburg Smith Mills
Beals Euterpe Niagara Spottsville
Bluff City Finley Addition Rankin Tunnel Hill
Cairo Geneva Reed Weaverton
Carlinburg Graham Hill Robards Wilson
Coraville Hebbardsville Rock Springs

Neighboring Counties

Henderson 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.
18001,468
18104,703220.4%
18205,71421.5%
18306,65916.5%
18409,54843.4%
185012,17127.5%
186014,26217.2%
187018,45729.4%
188024,51532.8%
189029,53620.5%
190032,90711.4%
191029,352−10.8%
192027,609−5.9%
193026,295−4.8%
194027,0202.8%
195030,71513.7%
196033,5199.1%
197036,0317.5%
198040,84913.4%
199043,0445.4%
200044,8294.1%
Est. 200645,6661.9%
http://ksdc.louisville.edu/sdc/rankings/rankcounties_pop.htm

For tips on accessing Henderson 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

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]
General
  • Moody, Shirley C. Kith and Kin of Henderson County, Kentucky and Their Descendants. 6 vols. Evansville, Ind.: S. Moody, 1991. FHL Film 1597933 Items 1-6
Bibliography
  • [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
  • [Bethell] Bethell, John Pinckney. Some Descendants of James Bethell, Who Came from England to Jamestown, Virginia in 1625 ... and of Union Bethell, 1826-1907, of Newburg, Indiana to Henderson County, Kentucky. Des Arc, Ark.: Bethell, 1975. FHL Film 928178 Item 13
  • [Crowley] Crowley, Ariel L. Benjamin Harrison Crowley of Henderson, Kentucky, an Account of His Maternal Ancestry. Typescript. 1969. FHL Book 929.273 C886cr; Supplement: FHL Book 929.273 C886cr supp.
  • [Hart] Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. The Clay Family. Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Jones] Jones, Otey Sherman. The History of the Jones Family of Henderson, Kentucky. St. Louis, Mo.: O.S. Jones, 1974. FHL Book 929.273 J71jos
  • [Tippin] Tippin, James Jackson. English Tipping Ancestry of Sanford Lathadeus Tippin Family of Henderson Co., Kentucky (U.S.A.). Typescript. 1900 (?). FHL Fiche 6018262
  • [Tippin] Tippin, James Jackson. Ancestry of Sanford Lathadeus Tippin Family of Henderson County, Kentucky. Shreveport, La.: J.J. Tippin, 1940. FHL Film 1405352

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

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


Confederate soldiers

- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company L.
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate), Company L.
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate), Company L.


Union soldiers

-8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies B, E, H and L.
-35th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company K

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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.

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[6] 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 Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Henderson 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. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records

Birth
  • 1839-1960 - KY Births and Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
  • 1852-1859 - Henderson County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517481 at FamilySearch - free.[7]
  • 1874 - Henderson County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517482 at FamilySearch - free.[7]
  • 1875-1876 - Henderson County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch C517483 at FamilySearch - free.[7]
  • Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
Marriage
Death
Divorce
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

County Clerk has birth and death records 1911-1949[1]

Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Henderson Co Historical and Genealogical Society
132-B South Green Street
P.O. Box 303
Henderson KY 42419-0303
Phone: 270-830-7514


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.


Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henderson County, Kentucky page 271, 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. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  4. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  5. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  6. 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).
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 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.