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Guide to '''Kenton County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Kenton 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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== Kenton County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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=== Kenton County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Kenton County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[http://www.kentoncounty.org/ Kenton County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;303 Courthouse; PO Box 1109; <br>Covington, KY 41012<br> Phone: 859.491.0702<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kenton 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.kentoncounty.org/ Kenton County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;303 Courthouse; PO Box 1109; <br>Covington, KY 41012<br> Phone: 859.491.0702<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kenton County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br> Kenton County Courthouse 2 <br>Madison Pike <br>Independence, KY 41051<br>859.392.1690
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== Kenton County Kentucky History  ==
 
== Kenton County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1840'''--Kenton County was created 29 January 1840&nbsp;from [[Campbell County, Kentucky|Campbell]] County. There are two court houses, one at Independence and one at Covington. <br>'''County seat:''' Covington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1840'''--Kenton County was created 29 January 1840&nbsp;from [[Campbell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Campbell]] County. There are two court houses, one at Independence and one at Covington. <br>'''County seat:''' Covington <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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Kenton County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
== Kenton County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Boone County, Kentucky|Boone]]  
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*[[Boone County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boone]]  
*[[Campbell County, Kentucky|Campbell]]  
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*[[Campbell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Campbell]]  
*[[Grant County, Kentucky|Grant&nbsp;]]  
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*[[Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy|Grant&nbsp;]]  
*[[Hamilton County, Ohio|Hamilton County, Ohio]]  
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*[[Hamilton County, Ohio Genealogy|Hamilton County, Ohio]]  
*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton]]
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*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pendleton]]
  
 
== Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kykenton.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Kykenton.png|thumb|right|400px|Kykenton.png]]  
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Kenton}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Kenton, 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=1047&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kykenton/ KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kenton/kenton.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kenton.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=59 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|431595|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Kenton+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=1047 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=Kenton&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Kenton-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Kenton county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Kenton.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kenton.html Kenton 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://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=1047 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Kenton 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|431595|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Kenton 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=4084&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Kenton 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=4084&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Kenton 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.
 
Individual cemeteries
 
 
BillionGraves
 
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=41254 Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=41607 Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=41742 Independence Cemetery, Independence]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=42302 Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=42846 St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Independence]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=42859 St. Johns Cemetery, Fort Wright]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=42868 St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Mitchell]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159179 Sisters of Notre Dame Cemetery, Park Hills]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158921 Wilmington Baptist Church Cemetery, Covington]
 
  
 
==== 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]
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==== Directories ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5126 Covington, Kentucky Directories, 1890, 1892] at Ancestry.com )May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here]./$)
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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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]
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==== 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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:- [[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company M.
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:- [[5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company I.
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:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company B.
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:- [[7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company E.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L and M.
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:- [[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company G.
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:- [[12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company B.
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:- [[18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company C.
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:- [[37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company H.
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:- [[53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I and K.
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:- [[55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, F, I and 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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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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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
 
*'''1856-1924''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 16 (1856-1924)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1856-1924''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 16 (1856-1924)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth =====
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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===== Birth =====
  
*'''1852-1859''' - Kenton County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517561}} 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>
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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
*'''1874-1875''' - Kenton County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517562}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1859''' - Kenton County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517561}} 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/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>  
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*'''1874-1875''' - Kenton County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517562}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
  
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===== Marriage =====
  
*'''1852-1859''' - Kenton County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517561}} 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
*'''1876-1878''' - Kenton County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517563}} 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>
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*'''1852-1859''' - Kenton County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517561}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>  
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*'''1876-1878''' - Kenton County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517563}} 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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*[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
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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/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
 
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
 
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
 
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
 
== Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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'''Kenton County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 641<br>Covington, Ky 41012<br>Telephone: 859-491-4003<br>[http://www.kentoncountyhistoricalsociety.org/home/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Kenton County Historical Society'''<br>Behringer-Crawford Museum<br>1600 Montague Road - Devou Park<br>Covington, Kentucky 41011<br>Telephone: 859-491-4003<br>E-mail[mailto:info@bcmuseum.org info@bcmuseum.org]<br>[http://www.bcmuseum.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24&Itemid=64 Website]<br><br>
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[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
 
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== Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/kenton-county/ Kenton County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kykenton/ Kenton County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kykenton/ Kenton 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+Kenton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Kenton|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Kenton/ Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Kenton/ Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Kenton-County.htm Kenton County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
 
== Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 21:17, 28 February 2017

United States
Kentucky


Kenton County


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

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Kenton County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Kenton County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 29, 1840
County Seat Covington
Courthouse
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Kenton County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1840 1852 1840 1840 1858
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Kenton County Courthouse
 303 Courthouse; PO Box 1109;
Covington, KY 41012
Phone: 859.491.0702[1]
Kenton County Courthouse 2
Madison Pike
Independence, KY 41051
859.392.1690

Kenton County Kentucky History

Parent County

1840--Kenton County was created 29 January 1840 from Campbell County. There are two court houses, one at Independence and one at Covington.
County seat: Covington [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

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

Kenton County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alexander Erlanger Latonia South Hills
Amsterdam (hist.) Fairview Latonia Lakes Springdale
Atwood Fiskburg Lookout Heights Springlake
Bank Lick Forest Hills Ludlow Staffordsburg
Bracht Fort Mitchell Maurice Summit Hills Heights
Bromley Fort Wright Morning View Sunny Acres
Cloud City (hist.) Grant Nicholson Taylor Mill
Covington Independence Oak Ridge Villa Hills
Crescent Park Kenton Park Hills Visalia
Crescent Springs Kenton Hills Piner West Covington
Crestview Hills Kenton Vale Ricedale White Tower
DeCoursey Lakeside Park Ryland White Villa
Edgewood Lakeview Ryland Heights Winston Hills (hist.)
Elsmere Lamb Sanfordtown Winston Park

Neighboring Counties

Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

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

Biographies

  • Pictorial and Industrial Review of Northern Kentucky. Historical Souvenir, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-three, Kenton and Campbell Counties. 1923. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Photographs and short bios of leading citizens of the county.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Kenton, 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 Kenton county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
185017,038
186025,46749.5%
187036,09641.7%
188043,98321.9%
189054,16123.1%
190063,59117.4%
191070,35510.6%
192073,4534.4%
193093,53427.3%
194093,139−0.4%
1950104,25411.9%
1960120,70015.8%
1970129,4407.2%
1980137,0585.9%
1990142,0313.6%
2000151,4646.6%
Est. 2008157,6924.1%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21117.txt

For tips on accessing Kenton 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

Directories

Genealogy

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 Kenton 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 Kenton 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 Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy:

- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company M.
- 5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company I.
- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company B.
- 7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company E.
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L and M.
- 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company G.
- 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company B.
- 18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company C.
- 37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company H.
- 53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I and K.
- 55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, F, I and K.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Kenton 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.

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 Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Kenton 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 - Kenton County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517561 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1875 - Kenton County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517562 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 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

Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Kenton County Historical Society
PO Box 641
Covington, Ky 41012
Telephone: 859-491-4003
Website

Kenton County Historical Society
Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road - Devou Park
Covington, Kentucky 41011
Telephone: 859-491-4003
E-mailinfo@bcmuseum.org
Website

Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies

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.

Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy References

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  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kenton 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. 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.
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