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<div style="width: 74%; padding-right: 1px; float:right"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Kentucky page,<br>the Bluegrass State{{/p}}
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[[Image:{{KYDerbypic}}|Kentucky Derby]]'''Kentucky''' was formed in 1792. Many of its earliest settlers came down the Ohio River from [[Pennsylvania]] or through the Cumberland Gap from [[Virginia]] and [[North Carolina]]. <br><br>{{KYDC|left}}<br><br><br><br><br>
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Guide to '''Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
 
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1. Birth Information<br>2.&nbsp;Marriage Information<br>'''3. '''[[Kentucky Research: Finding Death Information|'''Death Information''']]<br>4. Unknown Parents
 
  
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==Kentucky Information==
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Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union on June 1, 1792. Kentucky was created from part of Virginia (District of Kentucky: Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties)and is located in the east south-central region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref>The State has 120 counties.  The Capital city is Frankfort. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
  
=== Counties  ===
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==Getting Started ==
 
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*[[Adair County, Kentucky|Adair]]
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<h3>Getting Started with Kentucky Research</h3>
*[[Allen County, Kentucky|Allen]]
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Links to articles on getting started with Kentucky research.
*[[Anderson County, Kentucky|Anderson]]
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*[[Step-by-Step Kentucky Research, 1880-Present]]
*[[Ballard County, Kentucky|Ballard]]
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*[[How to Find Kentucky Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Barren County, Kentucky|Barren]]
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*[[How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[Bath County, Kentucky|Bath]]
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*[[How to Find Kentucky Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Bell County, Kentucky|Bell]]
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*[[Kentucky Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Boone County, Kentucky|Boone]]
 
*[[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]]
 
*[[Boyd County, Kentucky|Boyd]]
 
*[[Boyle County, Kentucky|Boyle]]
 
*[[Bracken County, Kentucky|Bracken]]
 
*[[Breathitt County, Kentucky|Breathitt]]
 
*[[Breckinridge County, Kentucky|Breckinridge]]
 
*[[Bullitt County, Kentucky|Bullitt]]
 
*[[Butler County, Kentucky|Butler]]
 
*[[Caldwell County, Kentucky|Caldwell]]  
 
*[[Calloway County, Kentucky|Calloway]]  
 
*[[Campbell County, Kentucky|Campbell]]
 
*[[Carlisle County, Kentucky|Carlisle]]
 
*[[Carroll County, Kentucky|Carroll]]  
 
*[[Carter County, Kentucky|Carter]]  
 
*[[Casey County, Kentucky|Casey]]
 
*[[Christian County, Kentucky|Christian]]
 
*[[Clark County, Kentucky|Clark]]
 
*[[Clay County, Kentucky|Clay]]
 
*[[Clinton County, Kentucky|Clinton]]
 
*[[Crittenden County, Kentucky|Crittenden]]
 
*[[Cumberland County, Kentucky|Cumberland]]
 
*[[Daviess County, Kentucky|Daviess]]
 
  
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*[[Edmonson County, Kentucky|Edmonson]]
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<h3>Kentucky Research Tools</h3>
*[[Elliott County, Kentucky|Elliott]]
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Kentucky research.
*[[Estill County, Kentucky|Estill]]
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*[[Kentucky Record Selection Table|Kentucky Record Finder]]
*[[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette]]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Boundary Changes for Kentucky Counties]  
*[[Fleming County, Kentucky|Fleming]]  
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*[[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky Archives and Libraries]]
*[[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd]]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb]  
*[[Franklin County, Kentucky|Franklin]]  
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:0::NO::: Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Kentucky.
*[[Fulton County, Kentucky|Fulton]]  
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|}{{Click|Image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
*[[Gallatin County, Kentucky|Gallatin]]
 
*[[Garrard County, Kentucky|Garrard]]
 
*[[Grant County, Kentucky|Grant]]
 
*[[Graves County, Kentucky|Graves]]
 
*[[Grayson County, Kentucky|Grayson]]
 
*[[Green County, Kentucky|Green]]
 
*[[Greenup County, Kentucky|Greenup]]
 
*[[Hancock County, Kentucky|Hancock]]
 
*[[Hardin County, Kentucky|Hardin]]
 
*[[Harlan County, Kentucky|Harlan]]
 
*[[Harrison County, Kentucky|Harrison]]
 
*[[Hart County, Kentucky|Hart]]
 
*[[Henderson County, Kentucky|Henderson]]
 
*[[Henry County, Kentucky|Henry]]
 
*[[Hickman County, Kentucky|Hickman]]
 
*[[Hopkins County, Kentucky|Hopkins]]
 
*[[Jackson County, Kentucky|Jackson]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Jessamine County, Kentucky|Jessamine]]
 
*[[Johnson County, Kentucky|Johnson]]
 
*[[Kenton County, Kentucky|Kenton]]
 
*[[Knott County, Kentucky|Knott]]
 
  
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== Kentucky Clickable Map==
*[[Knox County, Kentucky|Knox]]
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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
*[[Larue County, Kentucky|Larue]]
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*[[Laurel County, Kentucky|Laurel]]
 
*[[Lawrence County, Kentucky|Lawrence]]
 
*[[Lee County, Kentucky|Lee]]
 
*[[Leslie County, Kentucky|Leslie]]
 
*[[Letcher County, Kentucky|Letcher]]
 
*[[Lewis County, Kentucky|Lewis]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Kentucky|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Livingston County, Kentucky|Livingston]]
 
*[[Logan County, Kentucky|Logan]]
 
*[[Lyon County, Kentucky|Lyon]]
 
*[[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]]
 
*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky|Magoffin]]
 
*[[Marion County, Kentucky|Marion]]
 
*[[Marshall County, Kentucky|Marshall]]
 
*[[Martin County, Kentucky|Martin]]
 
*[[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason]]
 
*[[McCracken County, Kentucky|McCracken]]
 
*[[McCreary County, Kentucky|McCreary]]
 
*[[McLean County, Kentucky|McLean]]
 
*[[Meade County, Kentucky|Meade]]
 
*[[Menifee County, Kentucky|Menifee]]
 
*[[Mercer County, Kentucky|Mercer]]
 
*[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky|Metcalfe]]
 
*[[Monroe County, Kentucky|Monroe]]
 
*[[Montgomery County, Kentucky|Montgomery]]
 
*[[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan]]
 
*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky|Muhlenberg]]
 
*[[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson]]
 
 
 
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*[[Nicholas County, Kentucky|Nicholas]]
 
*[[Ohio County, Kentucky|Ohio]]
 
*[[Oldham County, Kentucky|Oldham]]
 
*[[Owen County, Kentucky|Owen]]
 
*[[Owsley County, Kentucky|Owsley]]
 
*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton]]
 
*[[Perry County, Kentucky|Perry]]
 
*[[Pike County, Kentucky|Pike]]
 
*[[Powell County, Kentucky|Powell]]
 
*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky|Pulaski]]
 
*[[Robertson County, Kentucky|Robertson]]
 
*[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky|Rockcastle]]
 
*[[Rowan County, Kentucky|Rowan]]
 
*[[Russell County, Kentucky|Russell]]
 
*[[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott]]
 
*[[Shelby County, Kentucky|Shelby]]
 
*[[Simpson County, Kentucky|Simpson]]
 
*[[Spencer County, Kentucky|Spencer]]
 
*[[Taylor County, Kentucky|Taylor]]
 
*[[Todd County, Kentucky|Todd]]
 
*[[Trigg County, Kentucky|Trigg]]
 
*[[Trimble County, Kentucky|Trimble]]
 
*[[Union County, Kentucky|Union]]
 
*[[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]]
 
*[[Washington County, Kentucky|Washington]]
 
*[[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne]]
 
*[[Webster County, Kentucky|Webster]]
 
*[[Whitley County, Kentucky|Whitley]]
 
*[[Wolfe County, Kentucky|Wolfe]]
 
*[[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford]]
 
  
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==Counties==
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*[[Adair County, Kentucky Genealogy|Adair]]
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*[[Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy|Allen]]
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*[[Anderson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Anderson]]
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*[[Ballard County, Kentucky Genealogy|Ballard]]
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*[[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Barren]]
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*[[Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bath]]
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*[[Bell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bell]]
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*[[Boone County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boone]]
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*[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bourbon]]
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*[[Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyd]]
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*[[Boyle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyle]]
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*[[Bracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bracken]]
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*[[Breathitt County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breathitt]]
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*[[Breckinridge County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breckinridge]]
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*[[Bullitt County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bullitt]]
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*[[Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy|Butler]]
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*[[Caldwell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Caldwell]]
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*[[Calloway County, Kentucky Genealogy|Calloway]]
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*[[Campbell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Campbell]]
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*[[Carlisle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carlisle]]
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*[[Carroll County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carroll]]
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*[[Carter County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carter]]
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*[[Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy|Casey]]
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*[[Christian County, Kentucky Genealogy|Christian]]
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*[[Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clark]]
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*[[Clay County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clay]]
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*[[Clinton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clinton]]
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*[[Crittenden County, Kentucky Genealogy|Crittenden]]
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*[[Cumberland County, Kentucky Genealogy|Cumberland]]
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*[[Daviess County, Kentucky Genealogy|Daviess]]
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*[[Edmonson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Edmonson]]
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*[[Elliott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Elliott]]
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*[[Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy|Estill]]
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*[[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette]]
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*[[Fleming County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fleming]]
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*[[Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Floyd]]
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*[[Franklin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Franklin]]
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*[[Fulton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fulton]]
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*[[Gallatin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Gallatin]]
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*[[Garrard County, Kentucky Genealogy|Garrard]]
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*[[Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy|Grant]]
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*[[Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy|Graves]]
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*[[Grayson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Grayson]]
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*[[Green County, Kentucky Genealogy|Green]]
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*[[Greenup County, Kentucky Genealogy|Greenup]]
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*[[Hancock County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hancock]]
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*[[Hardin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hardin]]
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*[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harlan]]
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*[[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison]]
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*[[Hart County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hart]]
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*[[Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Henderson]]
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*[[Henry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Henry]]
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*[[Hickman County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hickman]]
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*[[Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hopkins]]
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*[[Jackson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jackson]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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*[[Jessamine County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jessamine]]
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*[[Johnson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Johnson]]
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*[[Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Kenton]]
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*[[Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Knott]]
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*[[Knox County, Kentucky Genealogy|Knox]]
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*[[Larue County, Kentucky Genealogy|Larue]]
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*[[Laurel County, Kentucky Genealogy|Laurel]]
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*[[Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lawrence]]
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*[[Lee County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lee]]
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*[[Leslie County, Kentucky Genealogy|Leslie]]
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*[[Letcher County, Kentucky Genealogy|Letcher]]
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*[[Lewis County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lewis]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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*[[Livingston County, Kentucky Genealogy|Livingston]]
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*[[Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Logan]]
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*[[Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lyon]]
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*[[Madison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Madison]]
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*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Magoffin]]
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*[[Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy|Marion]]
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*[[Marshall County, Kentucky Genealogy|Marshall]]
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*[[Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Martin]]
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*[[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mason]]
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*[[McCracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|McCracken]]
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*[[McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy|McCreary]]
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*[[McLean County, Kentucky Genealogy|McLean]]
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*[[Meade County, Kentucky Genealogy|Meade]]
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*[[Menifee County, Kentucky Genealogy|Menifee]]
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*[[Mercer County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mercer]]
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*[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Metcalfe]]
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*[[Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Monroe]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Kentucky Genealogy|Montgomery]]
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*[[Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Morgan]]
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*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Muhlenberg]]
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*[[Nelson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nelson]]
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*[[Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nicholas]]
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*[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy|Ohio]]
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*[[Oldham County, Kentucky Genealogy|Oldham]]
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*[[Owen County, Kentucky Genealogy|Owen]]
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*[[Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy|Owsley]]
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*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pendleton]]
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*[[Perry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Perry]]
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*[[Pike County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pike]]
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*[[Powell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Powell]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pulaski]]
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*[[Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Robertson]]
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*[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Rockcastle]]
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*[[Rowan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Rowan]]
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*[[Russell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Russell]]
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*[[Scott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Scott]]
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*[[Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy|Shelby]]
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*[[Simpson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Simpson]]
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*[[Spencer County, Kentucky Genealogy|Spencer]]
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*[[Taylor County, Kentucky Genealogy|Taylor]]
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*[[Todd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Todd]]
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*[[Trigg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Trigg]]
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*[[Trimble County, Kentucky Genealogy|Trimble]]
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*[[Union County, Kentucky Genealogy|Union]]
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*[[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Warren]]
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*[[Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy|Washington]]
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*[[Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wayne]]
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*[[Webster County, Kentucky Genealogy|Webster]]
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*[[Whitley County, Kentucky Genealogy|Whitley]]
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*[[Wolfe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wolfe]]
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*[[Woodford County, Kentucky Genealogy|Woodford]]
 
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'''Extinct Counties:'''&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/elliott/beckham.htm Beckham] | [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]] | [http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/21013d.html Josh Bell] | [[Kentucky County, Virginia|Kentucky]]  
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'''Extinct Counties:'''&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/elliott/beckham.htm Beckham] | [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]] | [http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/21013d.html Josh Bell] | [[Kentucky County, Virginia|Kentucky]]
  
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Kentucky Counties Map|click here]]. {{KYimagemap2}}
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== Kentucky Migration Routes ==
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=== Major Repositories ===
 
  
{{Adoption KYGenWeb}}[[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky State Archives]], Frankfort{{·}} [http://www.filsonhistorical.org/ Filson Library], Louisville{{·}} [[Kentucky Historical Society#Special_Collections_Reading_Room|Martin F. Schmidt Research Library]], Frankfort{{·}} [[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]] (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
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=== Migration Routes  ===
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*[[Cumberland River]]
Cumberland River{{·}} Green River{{·}} Kentucky River{{·}} Licking River{{·}} [[Mississippi River]]{{·}} Ohio River{{·}} Tennessee River{{·}} [[Louisville and Portland Canal]]{{·}} [[Buffalo Trace]]{{·}} [[Catawba Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland and Great Lake Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland and Ohio Falls Trail]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[Kentucky Road]]{{·}} [[Maysville Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Nashville-Saline River Trail]]{{·}} [[Russellville-Shawneetown Trail]]{{·}} [[Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Warriors Path]]{{·}} [[Wilderness Road]]{{·}} [http://www.touring-ohio.com/history/zane-trace.html Zane's Trace]
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*[[Green River]]
 
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*[[Kentucky River]]
=== &nbsp;Research Tools  ===
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*[[Licking River]]
 
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*[[Mississippi River]]
*The [http://www.kygenweb.net/ Kentucky GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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*[[Ohio River]]
*[http://www.fbgsonline.com/internet%20Kentucky.html Kentucky Online Resources] list of Internet links arranged by topic to help with Kentucky genealogy research.
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*[http://kentuckypioneers.blogspot.com/ Kentucky Pioneers] blog of name lists in wills, genealogies, estates, Bible records, and gedcom files; enticing you to buy transcript books.
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*[[Tennessee River]]
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/kentuckygenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Kentucky]
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*[[Louisville and Portland Canal]]
 
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*[[Buffalo Trace]]
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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*[[Catawba Trail]]
 
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*[[Cumberland and Great Lake Trail]]
*[[Kentucky Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Kentucky, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Cumberland and Ohio Falls Trail]]
*[[Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applicatons (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Great Valley Road]]
*[[Kentucky County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Kentucky Road]]
*[[Kentucky Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Maysville Turnpike]]
*[[Kentucky Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Nashville-Saline River Trail]]
*[[Kentucky Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Kentucky Statewide Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky Statewide Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Russellville-Shawneetown Trail]]
*[[Kentucky, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail]]
 
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*[[Warriors Path]]
=== Most unique genealogical features  ===
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*[[Wilderness Road]]
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*[http://www.touring-ohio.com/history/zane-trace.html Zane's Trace]  
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*70,000 walked/rode horseback on the [[Wilderness Road]] to KY before 1796
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==FamilySearch Resources==
*[[Kentucky Vital Records#Marriage_Records|County marriages]] are the earliest and most complete vital record for KY
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
*Eloping couples went to [[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason Co.]], or [[Pike County, Kentucky|Pike Co.]] to avoid waiting to marry
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*KY/TN border was disputed to 1859 - some did not know where they lived&nbsp;- look for family [[Kentucky Land and Property|land records]] in both<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 239. ({{FHL|479190|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}). [[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry]].</ref>
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*Some early KY records are in Virginia
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/36?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Kentucky Family History Center locator map]
  
=== Featured Content  ===
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== Additional Resources ==
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*[http://kentuckyancestors.org/ Kentucky Ancestors] - Free Pub:Case Studies and Guides for conducting Kentucky Genealogical research
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ky/ Cyndi's List] - Kentucky genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/ Kentucky Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Kentucky
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/kentucky-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Kentucky
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Kentucky genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Kentucky
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Kentucky.pdf Kentucky Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
Kentucky was a "state-land" state, meaning the state government appropriated all land within its borders. Land was surveyed in odd-sized lots in much of the state, but west of the Tennessee River it was surveyed in townships. Several types of land grants were issued in Kentucky. Warrants authorizing surveys of the desired land were issued to persons qualified to receive grants for military service (military warrants) or cash payments (treasury warrants). Read more about land and property records in the [[Kentucky Land and Property]] article. [[Image:Kentucky.png|right|200px|Kentucky.png]][[Image:Kentucky flag.png|right|180px|Kentucky flag.png]]<br>{{Forum badge
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*West of Tennessee River Military Patents database
 
*Certificates of Settlement and Preemption Warrants database.
 
*Virginia Treasury Warrants Register,
 
*Lincoln Entries database.
 
*County Court Order Patents database.
 
*Jackson Purchase database.
 
*West of Tennessee River Non-Military Patents Database.
 
  
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*The most prominent early Indian tribes in Kentucky were the Cherokee, Chickasaws, and Shawnee. Most of these tribes were eliminated from Kentucky by about the early 1800s either through warfare or resettlement to other territories by the federal government. No separate records were kept for people with American Indian blood.
 
*Did you know you can find your infamous Kentucky ancestors at [http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/kentucky.shtml Kentucky Blacksheep Ancestors]?
 
 
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Guide to Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Kentucky Information

Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union on June 1, 1792. Kentucky was created from part of Virginia (District of Kentucky: Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties)and is located in the east south-central region of the United States.[1]The State has 120 counties. The Capital city is Frankfort. [2]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Kentucky Research

Links to articles on getting started with Kentucky research.

Kentucky Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Kentucky research.

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Kentucky Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Muhlenberg CountyBreckinridge CountyHardin CountyMeade CountyHancock CountyOhio CountyGrayson CountyEdmonson CountyDaviess CountyFulton CountyGraves CountyHickman CountyCarlisle CountyBallard CountyMcCracken CountyCalloway CountyMarshall CountyLyon CountyLivingston CountyCrittenden CountyUnion CountyWebster CountyHenderson CountyMcLean CountyTodd CountyTrigg CountyChristian CountyCaldwell CountyHopkins CountyButler CountyWarren CountySimpson CountyAllen CountyMonroe CountyCumberland CountyClinton CountyWayne CountyMcCreary CountyWhitley CountyBell CountyHarlan CountyLetcher CountyPerry CountyPike CountyMartin CountyLawrence CountyBoyd CountyGreenup CountyLewis CountyMason CountyBracken CountyPendleton CountyCampbell CountyKenton CountyBoone CountyGallatin CountyCarroll CountyTrimble CountyOldham CountyShelby CountySpencer CountyNelson CountyWashington CountyMarion CountyTaylor CountyCasey CountyPulaski CountyLaurel CountyJefferson CountyBullitt CountyLarue CountyHart CountyGreen CountyTaylor CountyLogan CountyBarren CountyMetcalfe CountyAdair CountyRussell CountyCasey CountyPulaski CountyLincoln CountyRockcastle CountyMadison CountyGarrard CountyBoyle CountyMercer CountyAnderson CountyWoodford CountyFranklin CountyKnott CountyFloyd CountyMagoffin CountyBreathitt CountyWolfe CountyLee CountyMenifee CountyBourbon CountyNicholas CountyRobertson CountyFleming CountyRowan CountyBath CountyClark CountyEstill CountyOwsley CountyClay CountyLaurel CountyKnox CountyHenry CountyOwen CountyGrant CountyScott CountyFayette CountyHarrison CountyJessamine CountyPowell CountyMontgomery CountyCarter CountyMorgan CountyElliott CountyJohnson CountyLeslie CountyJackson CountyKentucky-county-map.gif

Counties

Extinct Counties:  Beckham | Fincastle | Josh Bell | Kentucky

Kentucky Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.