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== Brief History  ==
 
== Brief History  ==
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Effective family history research requires some understanding of the historical events that affected your family and the records about them. Learning about wars, governments, laws, migrations, and religious trends may help you understand political boundaries, family movements, and settlement patterns. State, county, and town histories often include biographical sketches of local residents, including important genealogical information. This may be one of the best sources of information for some families.  
 
Effective family history research requires some understanding of the historical events that affected your family and the records about them. Learning about wars, governments, laws, migrations, and religious trends may help you understand political boundaries, family movements, and settlement patterns. State, county, and town histories often include biographical sketches of local residents, including important genealogical information. This may be one of the best sources of information for some families.  
  
The following important events in the history of [[Kentucky]] affected political boundaries, record keeping, and family movements.  
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The following important events in the history of [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]] affected political boundaries, record keeping, and family movements.  
  
 
*'''1772-1773:''' Virginia land speculation company dispatched agents to survey along the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers.  
 
*'''1772-1773:''' Virginia land speculation company dispatched agents to survey along the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers.  
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*'''1773-1774''': Lord Dunmore War the Indians attack at Cumberland Gap.  
 
*'''1773-1774''': Lord Dunmore War the Indians attack at Cumberland Gap.  
 
*'''1774''': Harrodsburg was established as the first permanent settlement in Kentucky. Settlements at Boonesboro, St. Asaph, and Danville soon followed. Early settlers received land warrants for their participation in the French and Indian War.  
 
*'''1774''': Harrodsburg was established as the first permanent settlement in Kentucky. Settlements at Boonesboro, St. Asaph, and Danville soon followed. Early settlers received land warrants for their participation in the French and Indian War.  
*'''1775:&nbsp;''' Wilderness Trail through the Cumberland Gap.  
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*'''1775: ''' Wilderness Trail through the Cumberland Gap.  
 
*'''1775''': (April 1,) Boonsboro established by Daniel Boone  
 
*'''1775''': (April 1,) Boonsboro established by Daniel Boone  
 
*'''1776''': Kentucky County was created from Fincastle County, Virginia. It included the eastern part of present-day Kentucky.  
 
*'''1776''': Kentucky County was created from Fincastle County, Virginia. It included the eastern part of present-day Kentucky.  
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*'''1812– 1815''': The War of 1812 involved many Kentucky soldiers.  
 
*'''1812– 1815''': The War of 1812 involved many Kentucky soldiers.  
 
*'''1852''': Kentucky law required counties to record births, marriages, and deaths.  
 
*'''1852''': Kentucky law required counties to record births, marriages, and deaths.  
*'''1815–1860''': Kentucky settlers benefitted from improvements in transportation, including river steamboats, canals, and railroads.  
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*'''1815–1860''': Kentucky settlers benefited from improvements in transportation, including river steamboats, canals, and railroads.  
 
*'''1861–1865''': Kentucky officially supported the Union in the Civil War, but its soldiers served on both sides (120,000 Union and 60,000 Confederate).  
 
*'''1861–1865''': Kentucky officially supported the Union in the Civil War, but its soldiers served on both sides (120,000 Union and 60,000 Confederate).  
 
*'''1862''': The Kentucky law requiring counties to record births, marriages, and deaths was repealed.  
 
*'''1862''': The Kentucky law requiring counties to record births, marriages, and deaths was repealed.  
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*'''1917–1918:''' More than 26 million men from the United States ages 18 through 45 registered with the Selective Service. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I World War I] over 4.7 million American men and women served during the war. Over 75,000 Kentuckians served in World War I  
 
*'''1917–1918:''' More than 26 million men from the United States ages 18 through 45 registered with the Selective Service. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I World War I] over 4.7 million American men and women served during the war. Over 75,000 Kentuckians served in World War I  
 
*'''1920s''': The coal mining industry boomed.  
 
*'''1920s''': The coal mining industry boomed.  
*'''1930's:''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression The Great Depression] closed many factories and mills. Many coal miners lost their jobs, and small farms were abandoned as the depression hit Kentucky. Many Kentuckians moved to the cities for better jobs.  
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*'''1930's:''' The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression The Great Depression] closed many factories and mills. Many coal miners lost their jobs, and small farms were abandoned as the depression hit Kentucky. Many Kentuckians moved to the cities for better jobs.  
*'''1940–1945:''' Over 50.6 million men ages 18 to 65 registered with the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_Training_and_Service_Act_of_1940 Selective Service]. Over 16.3 million American men and women served in the armed forces during [http://www.worldwar-2.net/ World War II]. Over 300,000 Kentuckians served in World War II. Coal mines and farms became productive again.  
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*'''1940–1945:''' Over 50.6 million men ages 18 to 65 registered with the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_Training_and_Service_Act_of_1940 Selective Service]. Over 16.3 million American men and women served in the armed forces during ["http://www.worldwar-2.net/ World War II&amp;]. Over 300,000 Kentuckians served in World War II. Coal mines and farms became productive again.  
*'''1950–1953:''' Over 5.7 million American men and women served in the [http://www.korean-war.com/ Korean War].
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*'''1950–1953:''' Over 5.7 million American men and women served in the [http://www.korean-war.com/ Korean War]  
 
*'''1950's–1960's''' The building of [http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/nhs/ interstate highways] made it easier for people to move long distances.  
 
*'''1950's–1960's''' The building of [http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/nhs/ interstate highways] made it easier for people to move long distances.  
 
*'''1950–1970s''': Tourism became a major industry as new highways were built. Coal mining and manufacturing continued to grow.  
 
*'''1950–1970s''': Tourism became a major industry as new highways were built. Coal mining and manufacturing continued to grow.  
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Histories are great sources of genealogical information. Many contain biographical information about individuals who lived in the area, including:  
 
Histories are great sources of genealogical information. Many contain biographical information about individuals who lived in the area, including:  
  
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== Local Histories  ==
 
== Local Histories  ==
  
Some of the most valuable sources for family history research are local histories. Published histories of towns, counties, and states usually contain accounts of families. They describe the settlement of the area and the founding of churches, schools, and businesses. You can also find lists of pioneers, soldiers, and civil officials. Even if your ancestor is not listed, information on other relatives may be included that will provide important clues for locating your ancestor. A local history may also suggest other records to search. Local histories are extensively collected by the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]], public and university libraries, and state and local historical societies.  
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Some of the most valuable sources for family history research are local histories. Published histories of towns, counties, and states usually contain accounts of families. They describe the settlement of the area and the founding of churches, schools, and businesses. You can also find lists of pioneers, soldiers, and civil officials. Even if your ancestor is not listed, information on other relatives may be included that will provide important clues for locating your ancestor. A local history may also suggest other records to search. Local histories are extensively collected by the <ref>[[Family History Library]]</ref> Family History Library public and university libraries, and state and local historical societies. An index of the pioneer histories and genealogies of Kentucky is: *''Calendar of The Kentucky Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts. 1925'' &lt;ref&gt;State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Library. Calendar of The Kentucky Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts. 1925 Reprint, Utica, KY: McDowell Publications, 1983. &lt;/ref&gt; This work lists documents in date order, giving the author, an abstract of the document, and the reference to the series, with volume and page number. A name index gives the book page number where the document is abstracted. Series CC (the code used by the Draper Collection for the Kentucky Papers)
  
An index of the pioneer histories and genealogies of Kentucky is:  
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*''A Bibliography of American County Histories'' <ref>Filby, P. William.  A Bibliography of American County Histories  Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1985.  </ref>
  
*''Calendar of The Kentucky Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts. 1925'' <ref>State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Library. ''Calendar of The Kentucky Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts. 1925''. Reprint, Utica, KY: McDowell Publications, 1983. {{FHL|173965|item|disp=FHL book 977.5 A3ws vol.2 1983; film 823866 item 2}}</ref> This work lists documents in date order, giving the author, an abstract of the document, and the reference to the series, with volume and page number. A name index gives the book page number where the document is abstracted.&nbsp;Series CC&nbsp;(the code used by the Draper Collection for the Kentucky Papers) {{FHL|218462|item|disp=FHL film 889112}}.
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*''United States Local Histories in the Library of Congress'' <ref>Kaminkow, Marion J.United States Local Histories in the Library of Congress. 5 vols. Baltimore: Magna Charta Book, 1975-76.</ref> <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=United+States+Local+Histories+in+the+Library+of+Congressqt=results_page"  Worldcat]  </ref>
 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13219 The Irvins, Doaks, Logans, and McCampbells of Virginia and Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc">May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
*''A Bibliography of American County Histories'' <ref>Filby, P. William. ''A Bibliography of American County Histories''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1985. {{FHL|A Bibliography of American County Histories|item|disp=FHL book 973 H23bi}}</ref> <ref>{{WorldCat|12356760|at various libraries (WorldCat)}} </ref>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49129 Early 19th-Century German Settlers in Ohio, Kentucky, and Other States. Parts 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, and 4C] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28850 Sketches of early life and times in Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
*''United States Local Histories in the Library of Congress'' <ref>Kaminkow, Marion J. ''United States Local Histories in the Library of Congress''. 5 vols. Baltimore: Magna Charta Book, 1975-76. {{FHL|252458|item|disp=FHL book 973 A3ka}} </ref><ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=United+States+Local+Histories+in+the+Library+of+Congress&amp;amp;amp;qt=results_page Worldcat] </ref>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26510 The mountain people of Kentucky&nbsp;: an account of present conditions with the attitude of the people toward improvement] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29926 Genealogy of the Hill family, Kentucky and Virginia] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26160 A history and genealogy of the Warder family in Virginia, Kentucky and Illinois] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26510 The mountain people of Kentucky&nbsp;: an account of present conditions with the attitude of the people toward improvement] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22668 The anti-slavery movement in Kentucky, prior to 1850] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22682 A description of Kentucky in North America&nbsp;: to which are prefixed miscellaneous observations respecting the United States] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20481 A Web of family&nbsp;: letters from a Kentucky family, 1816-1865.] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24718 The Stout family of New York City and in the state of Kentucky ] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19926 The McChords of Kentucky and some related families ] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22480 The pioneer to the Kentucky emigrant&nbsp;: a brief topographical &amp; historical description of the state of Kentucky&nbsp;: to which are a] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28993 Background of genealogical research in Kentucky and Indiana] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22678 The centenary of Kentucky ] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=21074 Kentucky descendants of Thomas Norris of Maryland, 1630-1953 and allied families] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29610 Kelion Franklin Peddicord of Quirk's Scouts, Morgan's Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A.&nbsp;: biographical and autobiographical&nbsp;: together] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22913 The Roy family of Virginia and Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24657 Pioneer life in Kentucky&nbsp;: a series of reminiscential letters from Daniel Drake, M.D., of Cincinnati, to his children] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22931 The Stamm family of Ohio and Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22718 Life and times of Judge Caleb Wallace&nbsp;: some time a justice of the Court of Appeals of the state of Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23306 Polish pioneers of Virginia and Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29172 The glacial boundary in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25206 Kentucky, a pioneer commonwealth] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25332 Tipton family of Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23033 Nativism in Kentucky to 1860] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22776 A sketch and bibliography of the Kentucky Historical Society, 1836-1943] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24658 The political beginnings of Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22805 The Wilderness Road to Kentucky&nbsp;: its location and features] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22748 The political beginnings of Kentucky ] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24935 Smyth Tandy, 1741-1823, Virginia gentleman &amp; Kentucky pioneer] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24587 A history of the Kentucky and Missouri Stiles ] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24621 Kentucky, designs for her future] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29299 The personal narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22741 Old Kentucky architecture&nbsp;: colonial, federal, Greek revival, Gothic, and other types erected prior to the War Between the Stat] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26483 The Kentucky River navigation] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23022 Kentucky&nbsp;: a pioneer commonwealth] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28678 Kentucky pioneer women&nbsp;: Columbian poems and prose sketches] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27151 Mammoth Cave and the cave region of Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24304 A Kentucky pioneer] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22667 Ante-bellum Kentucky ] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22757 Report of the Daniel Boone Bicentennial Commission to the 1936 General Assembly of Kentucky and appendix&nbsp;: addresses, "Daniel B] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
  
 
== State Histories Useful to Genealogists  ==
 
== State Histories Useful to Genealogists  ==
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Good genealogists strive to understand the life and times of their ancestors. In this sense, any history is useful. But certain kinds of state, county, and local histories, especially older histories published between 1845 and 1945, often include biographical sketches of prominent individuals. The sketches usually tend toward the laudatory, but may include some genealogical details. If these histories are indexed or alphabetical, check for an ancestor's name. Some examples for the State of Kentucky:  
 
Good genealogists strive to understand the life and times of their ancestors. In this sense, any history is useful. But certain kinds of state, county, and local histories, especially older histories published between 1845 and 1945, often include biographical sketches of prominent individuals. The sketches usually tend toward the laudatory, but may include some genealogical details. If these histories are indexed or alphabetical, check for an ancestor's name. Some examples for the State of Kentucky:  
  
*''A Bibliography of Kentucky History'' <ref>John Winston Coleman. ''A Bibliography of Kentucky History''. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 1949. {{FHL|81466|item|disp=FHL book 976.9 H2co; film 1425564 item 2}} </ref>This bibliography lists sources of Kentucky history by subject and by the repositories that contain copies.
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*''A Bibliography of Kentucky History'' <ref>John Winston Coleman. A Bibliography of Kentucky History . Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 1949. </ref> This bibliography lists sources of Kentucky history by subject and by the repositories that contain copies.
  
*''A History of Kentucky, Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches. 1872'' <ref>Allen, William B. ''A History of Kentucky, Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches. 1872''. Reprint, [N.p.]: Green County Historical Society, 1967. {{FHL|81436|item|disp=FHL film 924939; book 976.9 H2aw 1967 }} </ref>This book includes some biographical sketches and is indexed.
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*''A History of Kentucky, Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches. 1872'' <ref>Allen, William B. A History of Kentucky, Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches. 1872 Reprint, [N.p.]: Green County Historical Society, 1967. </ref> This book includes some biographical sketches and is indexed.
  
*''A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians'', by E. Polk Johnson. 3 vols. 1912. Includes biographical sketches. [http://books.google.com/books/about/A_history_of_Kentucky_and_Kentuckians.html?id=ZXMUAAAAYAAJ Vol. I], [http://books.google.com/books/about/A_history_of_Kentucky_and_Kentuckians.html?id=FXQUAAAAYAAJ Vol. II], [http://books.google.com/books/about/A_history_of_Kentucky_and_Kentuckians.html?id=E2m43HWFcrMC Vol. III].
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*''A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians'', by E. Polk Johnson. 3 vols. 1912. Includes biographical sketches. <ref>[http://books.google.com/books/about/A_history_of_Kentucky_and_Kentuckians.html?id=ZXMUAAAAYAAJ A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians Vol. I]</ref> <ref>[http://books.google.com/books/about/A_history_of_Kentucky_and_Kentuckians.html?id=FXQUAAAAYAAJ A_history_of_Kentucky_and_Kentuckians Vol. II]</ref>;, <ref>http://books.google.com/books/about/A_history_of_Kentucky_and_Kentuckians.html?id=E2m43HWFcrMC A_history_of_Kentucky_and_KentuckiansVol. III]</ref>
  
*''A New History of Kentucky'' <ref>Harrison, Lowell H. ''A New History of Kentucky''. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1998. {{FHL|816282|item|disp=book 976.9 H2ha}} </ref>This book contains chapters on the history of the economy, education, politics, slavery, and social changes in Kentucky. It is indexed.
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*''A New History of Kentucky'' <ref>Harrison, Lowell H. A New History of Kentucky . Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1998.   </ref> This book contains chapters on the history of the economy, education, politics, slavery, and social changes in Kentucky. It is indexed.
  
*''History of Kentucky'' <ref>Kerr, Charles. ''History of Kentucky''. 5 vols. Chicago, Illinois: American Historical Society, 1922.  {{FHL|82906|disp=FHL films 1000045–6; book 976.9 H2k}} </ref>Volumes 3 through 5 contain several hundred biographical sketches. An index is included with volume one of this record.
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*''History of Kentucky'' <ref>Kerr, Charles. History of Kentucky 5 vols. Chicago, Illinois: American Historical Society, 1922.  </ref>Volumes 3 through 5 contain several hundred biographical sketches. An index is included with volume one of this record.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22695 History of Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27331 The descendants of Peter Beghtol of Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Illinois&nbsp;: by his first wife Polly Bruner, by his second wife Ca] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7675 Kentucky History, 1922] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22772 A Sesqui-centennial history of Kentucky&nbsp;: a narrative historical edition, commemorating one hundred and fifty years of statehood] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48418 Kentucky Colonization in Texas] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18672 Hawkins of Virginia, the Carolinas and Kentucky ] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20488 A Massie family history&nbsp;: descendants of James R. Massie of Virginia and Kentucky and his sons William Redman Massie (born 1800] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=17239 Kentucky Brights and their kin ] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20142 William McMurtry of Kentucky and Alabama and his descendants] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=14927 DuVals of Kentucky from Virginia, 1794-1935&nbsp;: descendants and allied families] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=17275 Eastern Kentucky papers&nbsp;: the founding of Harman's Station&nbsp;: with an account of the Indian captivity of Mrs. Jennie Wiley and] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13271 Snatches of O'Daniel, Hamilton, and allied ancestry and history in Maryland and Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22694 The history of Kentucky&nbsp;: from its earliest discovery and settlement, to the present date, embracing its prehistoric and aborig] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22714 Kentucky&nbsp;: a history of the state, embracing [a concise] account of the origin and development of the Virginia colony, its [exp] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=12599 Genealogies and sketches of some old families who have taken prominent part in the development of Virginia and Kentucky especia] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=17242 Origins of Clements-Spalding and allied families of Maryland and Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29480 Chronicles of a Germany family, or, Heiners of Germany, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Texas] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=15741 Annals of the Fowler family with branches in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississipp] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18300 History of the Gilbert family of Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky et al.] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20631 The Moores of Virginia and Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28656 The family of Rev. John Tanner, Baptist preacher&nbsp;: Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri.] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16294 Governor Garrard of Kentucky ] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=12188 Park of Kentucky, 1747-1929 ] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19070 Genealogy of Hollon and related families&nbsp;: early settlers of eastern Kentucky and their descendants] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22687 First explorations of Kentucky&nbsp;: Doctor Thomas Walker's journal of an exploration of Kentucky in 1750, being the first record ] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=15662 The Bowmans, a pioneering family in Virginia, Kentucky and the northwest territory] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22717 The life and adventures of Daniel Boone, the first settler of Kentucky&nbsp;: interspersed with incidents in the early annals of the] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22792 Three Kentucky pioneers ] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27837 Our Southern family&nbsp;: the Greens, Malcolms, Thomas, Cooper, Williams and Magness families of Kentucky and Tennessee.] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27379 An early Barrickman line in the state of Kentucky.] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27132 John Filson, the first historian of Kentucky&nbsp;: an account of his life and writings, principally from original sources] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26482 The Kentuckie country&nbsp;: an historical exposition of land interest in Kentucky prior to 1790, coupled with facsimile reproductio] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
  
 
== Additional Sources For Historical Information  ==
 
== Additional Sources For Historical Information  ==
  
 
Much historical information about early settlers in Indiana is found in the following collection:  
 
Much historical information about early settlers in Indiana is found in the following collection:  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26765 The history of Methodism in Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7633 Kentucky History, 1872] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref name="fhc"/>/$)
  
 
=== The Draper Manuscript Collection  ===
 
=== The Draper Manuscript Collection  ===
  
The Draper Manuscript Collection is a significant regional source that includes records of Kentucky.  
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The [[Draper Manuscript Collection]] is a significant regional source that includes records of Kentucky.  
  
*''[http://frontierfolk.org/draper.htm Draper Manuscript Collection]''<ref> Draper, Lyman Copeland. ''[http://frontierfolk.org/draper.htm Draper Manuscript Collection]'' Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Library, 197–?. {{FHL|218462|item|disp=FHL film 889098 (first of 147 films)}} </ref> The collection consists of nearly 500 volumes of manuscripts, papers, and books collected by Lyman Copeland Draper about the history of the trans-Allegheny West, a region including the western areas of the Carolinas and Virginia, all the Ohio River Valley, and part of the upper Mississippi Valley from the 1740s to 1830. The collection is divided into 50 series. Some series are titled by geographic area, some by the names of prominent frontier leaders, and some by topic. The bulk of the collection consists of notes from interviews, questionnaires, and letters gathered during Draper’s extensive travels and research to learn about frontier history. Personal papers are much more rare than government or military records.
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*''[[Draper Manuscript Collection]] ''<ref> Draper, Lyman Copeland. [http://frontierfolk.org/draper.htm Draper Manuscript Collection] Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Library, 197–?. </ref> The collection consists of nearly 500 volumes of manuscripts, papers, and books collected by Lyman Copeland Draper about the history of the trans-Allegheny West, a region including the western areas of the Carolinas and Virginia, all the Ohio River Valley, and part of the upper Mississippi Valley from the 1740s to 1830. The collection is divided into 50 series. Some series are titled by geographic area, some by the names of prominent frontier leaders, and some by topic. The bulk of the collection consists of notes from interviews, questionnaires, and letters gathered during Draper’s extensive travels and research to learn about frontier history. Personal papers are much more rare than government or military records.
  
 
The collection includes many items of a genealogical or biographical nature. For an inventory and partial indexes, see:  
 
The collection includes many items of a genealogical or biographical nature. For an inventory and partial indexes, see:  
  
*''Guide to the Draper Manuscripts'' <ref>Harper, Josephine L. ''Guide to the Draper Manuscripts''. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1983. {{FHL|147518|item|disp=FHL book 977.583/M1 A3h}} </ref>This guide gives series and volume descriptions for some of the Draper manuscripts. There are several indexes at the end of the book, including a name and subject index, an additional personal data index, and a list of references to Illinois.
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*''Guide to the Draper Manuscripts'' <ref>Harper, Josephine L. Guide to the Draper Manuscripts . Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1983. </ref>This guide gives series and volume descriptions for some of the Draper manuscripts. There are several indexes at the end of the book, including a name and subject index, an additional personal data index, and a list of references to Illinois.
  
*''Index to Lyman C. Draper Manuscripts.'' <ref>Wolfe, Barbara Schull. ''Index to Lyman C. Draper Manuscripts.'' Logansport, Indiana: B.S. Wolfe, 197–?. {{FHL|446497|item|disp=FHL book 977.583/M1 A3w}} </ref>The name index gives the series and volume numbers, but is not complete.
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*''Index to Lyman C. Draper Manuscripts.'' <ref>Wolfe, Barbara Schull. Index to Lyman C. Draper Manuscripts. Logansport, Indiana: B.S. Wolfe, 197–?.   </ref> The name index gives the series and volume numbers, but is not complete.
  
 
Beginger made extensive abstracts of Kentucky material in the Draper Collection:  
 
Beginger made extensive abstracts of Kentucky material in the Draper Collection:  
  
*''The George M. Bedinger papers volume 1A of the Draper Manuscript Collection.''<ref>Craig L. Heath and George Michael Bedinger, ''The George M. Bedinger papers volume 1A of the Draper Manuscript Collection'' (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, 2002). {{FHL|1044261|item|disp=FHL Book 976.9 D29h}}</ref>
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*''The George M. Bedinger papers volume 1A of the Draper Manuscript Collection.''<ref>Craig L. Heath and George Michael Bedinger, The George M. Bedinger papers volume 1A of the Draper Manuscript Collection (Bowie, Maryland Heritage Books, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== United States History  ==
 
== United States History  ==
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The following are only a few of the many sources that are available:  
 
The following are only a few of the many sources that are available:  
  
*''The Almanac of American History'', <ref>Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur M. ''The Almanac of American History.'' Greenwich, Conn.: Bison Books, 1983. {{FHL|531408|item|disp=FHL book 973 H2alm}} </ref><ref>{{WorldCat|9392978|disp=at various libraries(WorldCat)}} </ref>This provides brief historical essays and chronological descriptions of thousands of key events in United States history.
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*''The Almanac of American History'', <ref>Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur M. The Almanac of American History. Greenwich, Conn.: Bison Books, 1983. </ref> This provides brief historical essays and chronological descriptions of thousands of key events in United States history.
  
*''Dictionary of American History, Revised ed'' <ref>'' Dictionary of American History, Revised ed., 8 vols''. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976. ({{FHL|76529|item|disp=FHL book 973 H2ad}}</ref> <ref>{{WorldCat|2507380|disp=at various libraries(WorldCat)}} </ref>This includes historical sketches on various topics in U.S. history, such as wars, people, laws, and organizations. A snippet view is available at [http://books.google.com/books?id=Lz9WC9EyF08C&q=9780684138565&dq=9780684138565&ei=F4GxSbisHpDMlQSW3Z36BQ&pgis=1 Google books].
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*''Dictionary of American History, Revised ed'' <ref> Dictionary of American History, Revised ed., 8 vols New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976. </ref> This includes historical sketches on various topics in U.S. history, such as wars, people, laws, and organizations. A snippet view is available at <ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=Lz9WC9EyF08Cq=9780684138565;dq=9780684138565;ei=F4GxSbisHpDMlQSW3Z36BQ Google books]</ref>.
  
*''Webster's Guide to American History: A Chronological, Geographical, and Biographical Survey and Compendium'' <ref>'' Webster's Guide to American History: A Chronological, Geographical, and Biographical Survey and Compendium''. Springfield, Mass.: G and C Merriam, 1971. {{FHL|280192|item|disp=FHL book 973 H2v}} </ref><ref>Limited view at [http://books.google.com/books?id=MVU6DS6Re8gC&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=Webster%27s+Guide+to+American+History:+A+Chronological,+Geographical,+and+Biographical+Survey+and+Compendium%27&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=Vn-xSeS6FJDUlQSby81v#PPP13,M1 Google Books] </ref><ref>{{WorldCat|142893|disp=at various libraries (WorldCat)}} </ref>This includes a history, some maps, tables, and other historical information.
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*''Webster's Guide to American History: A Chronological, Geographical, and Biographical Survey and Compendium'' <ref>Webster's Guide to American History: A Chronological, Geographical, and Biographical Survey and Compendium. Springfield, Mass.: G and C Merriam, 1971. </ref> <ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=MVU6DS6Re8gCamp;dq=Webster%27s+Guide+to+American+History:+A+Chronological,+Geographical,+and+Biographical+Survey+and+Compendium%27ei=Vn-xSeS6FJDUlQSby81v#PPP13 Google Books] </ref>This includes a history, some maps, tables, and other historical information.
  
*''Writings on American History'' <ref>''Writings on American History'' By American Historical Association, Library of Congress, United States National Historical Publications Commission, Published by KTO Press, 1921 {{FHL|244514|item|disp=FHL book 973 H23w}} </ref><ref>{{WorldCat|1770230|disp=at various libraries (WorldCat)}} </ref>Has the full text available at [http://books.google.com/books?id=mgEPAAAAYAAJ&dq=United+States+Local+Histories+in+the+Library+of+Congress&ei=N3yxSd6pI4K0kATC-qRu Google Books]
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*''Writings on American History'' <ref> Writings on American History By American Historical Association, Library of Congress, United States National Historical Publications Commission, Published by KTO Press, 1921   </ref> Has the full text available at <ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=mgEPAAAAYAAJ;dq=United+States+Local+Histories+in+the+Library+of+Congress;ei=N3yxSd6pI4K0kATC-qRu Google Books]</ref>
  
To find more books and articles about Kentucky 's history use the Internet [http://www.google.com/ Google] search for phases like "Kentucky history." [[Family History Library Catalog Surname Search|Family History Library Catalog Surname Search]] lists many more histories under topics like:  
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To find more books and articles about Kentucky 's history use the Internet [http://www.google.com/ Google] search for phases like "Kentucky history." [[FamilySearch Catalog Surname Search|FamilySearch Catalog Surname Search]] lists many more histories under topics like:  
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Beginning Research
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Brief History

Effective family history research requires some understanding of the historical events that affected your family and the records about them. Learning about wars, governments, laws, migrations, and religious trends may help you understand political boundaries, family movements, and settlement patterns. State, county, and town histories often include biographical sketches of local residents, including important genealogical information. This may be one of the best sources of information for some families.

The following important events in the history of Kentucky affected political boundaries, record keeping, and family movements.

  • 1772-1773: Virginia land speculation company dispatched agents to survey along the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers.
  • 1772: Fincastle County was formed from Botetourt County, Virginia. It included all of the present state of Kentucky and small portions of Virginia and West Virginia.
  • 1773-1774: Lord Dunmore War the Indians attack at Cumberland Gap.
  • 1774: Harrodsburg was established as the first permanent settlement in Kentucky. Settlements at Boonesboro, St. Asaph, and Danville soon followed. Early settlers received land warrants for their participation in the French and Indian War.
  • 1775: Wilderness Trail through the Cumberland Gap.
  • 1775: (April 1,) Boonsboro established by Daniel Boone
  • 1776: Kentucky County was created from Fincastle County, Virginia. It included the eastern part of present-day Kentucky.
  • 1792: Virginia dropped claims to region
  • 1792: (June 1,)The Commonwealth of Kentucky was admitted to the Union as the 15th state. Many pioneers of Kentucky were Revolutionary War veterans who came to claim bounty land.
  • 1792: Battle of Fallen Timbers ends Indian resistance in the area.
  • 1803: Migration through Kentucky, as well as settlement there, increased after the Louisiana Purchase.
  • 1812– 1815: The War of 1812 involved many Kentucky soldiers.
  • 1852: Kentucky law required counties to record births, marriages, and deaths.
  • 1815–1860: Kentucky settlers benefited from improvements in transportation, including river steamboats, canals, and railroads.
  • 1861–1865: Kentucky officially supported the Union in the Civil War, but its soldiers served on both sides (120,000 Union and 60,000 Confederate).
  • 1862: The Kentucky law requiring counties to record births, marriages, and deaths was repealed.
  • 1870s: Further attempts were made to record births, marriages, and deaths.
  • 1898: Over 300,000 men were involved in the Spanish-American War which was fought mainly in Cuba and the Philippines.
  • 1911: Kentucky again required the registration of births and deaths.
  • 1917–1918: More than 26 million men from the United States ages 18 through 45 registered with the Selective Service. World War I over 4.7 million American men and women served during the war. Over 75,000 Kentuckians served in World War I
  • 1920s: The coal mining industry boomed.
  • 1930's: The The Great Depression closed many factories and mills. Many coal miners lost their jobs, and small farms were abandoned as the depression hit Kentucky. Many Kentuckians moved to the cities for better jobs.
  • 1940–1945: Over 50.6 million men ages 18 to 65 registered with the Selective Service. Over 16.3 million American men and women served in the armed forces during ["http://www.worldwar-2.net/ World War II&]. Over 300,000 Kentuckians served in World War II. Coal mines and farms became productive again.
  • 1950–1953: Over 5.7 million American men and women served in the Korean War
  • 1950's–1960's The building of interstate highways made it easier for people to move long distances.
  • 1950–1970s: Tourism became a major industry as new highways were built. Coal mining and manufacturing continued to grow.
  • 1964–1972: Over 8.7 million American men and women served in the Vietnam War.

Historical Content

Histories are great sources of genealogical information. Many contain biographical information about individuals who lived in the area, including:

  • Parents' names
  • Maiden names of women
  • Place of birth, death, or marriage
  • Occupation
  • Migration
  • Military service
  • Descendants

Local Histories

Some of the most valuable sources for family history research are local histories. Published histories of towns, counties, and states usually contain accounts of families. They describe the settlement of the area and the founding of churches, schools, and businesses. You can also find lists of pioneers, soldiers, and civil officials. Even if your ancestor is not listed, information on other relatives may be included that will provide important clues for locating your ancestor. A local history may also suggest other records to search. Local histories are extensively collected by the [1] Family History Library public and university libraries, and state and local historical societies. An index of the pioneer histories and genealogies of Kentucky is: *Calendar of The Kentucky Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts. 1925 <ref>State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Library. Calendar of The Kentucky Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts. 1925 Reprint, Utica, KY: McDowell Publications, 1983. </ref> This work lists documents in date order, giving the author, an abstract of the document, and the reference to the series, with volume and page number. A name index gives the book page number where the document is abstracted. Series CC (the code used by the Draper Collection for the Kentucky Papers)

  • A Bibliography of American County Histories [2]

State Histories Useful to Genealogists

Good genealogists strive to understand the life and times of their ancestors. In this sense, any history is useful. But certain kinds of state, county, and local histories, especially older histories published between 1845 and 1945, often include biographical sketches of prominent individuals. The sketches usually tend toward the laudatory, but may include some genealogical details. If these histories are indexed or alphabetical, check for an ancestor's name. Some examples for the State of Kentucky:

  • A Bibliography of Kentucky History [6] This bibliography lists sources of Kentucky history by subject and by the repositories that contain copies.
  • A History of Kentucky, Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches. 1872 [7] This book includes some biographical sketches and is indexed.
  • A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians, by E. Polk Johnson. 3 vols. 1912. Includes biographical sketches. [8] [9];, [10]
  • A New History of Kentucky [11] This book contains chapters on the history of the economy, education, politics, slavery, and social changes in Kentucky. It is indexed.
  • History of Kentucky [12]Volumes 3 through 5 contain several hundred biographical sketches. An index is included with volume one of this record.

Additional Sources For Historical Information

Much historical information about early settlers in Indiana is found in the following collection:

The Draper Manuscript Collection

The Draper Manuscript Collection is a significant regional source that includes records of Kentucky.

  • Draper Manuscript Collection [13] The collection consists of nearly 500 volumes of manuscripts, papers, and books collected by Lyman Copeland Draper about the history of the trans-Allegheny West, a region including the western areas of the Carolinas and Virginia, all the Ohio River Valley, and part of the upper Mississippi Valley from the 1740s to 1830. The collection is divided into 50 series. Some series are titled by geographic area, some by the names of prominent frontier leaders, and some by topic. The bulk of the collection consists of notes from interviews, questionnaires, and letters gathered during Draper’s extensive travels and research to learn about frontier history. Personal papers are much more rare than government or military records.

The collection includes many items of a genealogical or biographical nature. For an inventory and partial indexes, see:

  • Guide to the Draper Manuscripts [14]This guide gives series and volume descriptions for some of the Draper manuscripts. There are several indexes at the end of the book, including a name and subject index, an additional personal data index, and a list of references to Illinois.
  • Index to Lyman C. Draper Manuscripts. [15] The name index gives the series and volume numbers, but is not complete.

Beginger made extensive abstracts of Kentucky material in the Draper Collection:

  • The George M. Bedinger papers volume 1A of the Draper Manuscript Collection.[16]

United States History

The following are only a few of the many sources that are available:

  • The Almanac of American History, [17] This provides brief historical essays and chronological descriptions of thousands of key events in United States history.
  • Dictionary of American History, Revised ed [18] This includes historical sketches on various topics in U.S. history, such as wars, people, laws, and organizations. A snippet view is available at [19].
  • Webster's Guide to American History: A Chronological, Geographical, and Biographical Survey and Compendium [20] [21]This includes a history, some maps, tables, and other historical information.
  • Writings on American History [22] Has the full text available at [23]

To find more books and articles about Kentucky 's history use the Internet Google search for phases like "Kentucky history." FamilySearch Catalog Surname Search lists many more histories under topics like:


KENTUCKY - HISTORY
KENTUCKY, [COUNTY] - HISTORY
KENTUCKY, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - HISTORY
KENTUCKY, BIBLIOGRAPHY


Web Sites

Sources

  1. Family History Library
  2. Filby, P. William. A Bibliography of American County Histories Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1985.
  3. Kaminkow, Marion J.United States Local Histories in the Library of Congress. 5 vols. Baltimore: Magna Charta Book, 1975-76.
  4. " Worldcat
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  6. John Winston Coleman. A Bibliography of Kentucky History . Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 1949.
  7. Allen, William B. A History of Kentucky, Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches. 1872 Reprint, [N.p.]: Green County Historical Society, 1967.
  8. A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians Vol. I
  9. A_history_of_Kentucky_and_Kentuckians Vol. II
  10. http://books.google.com/books/about/A_history_of_Kentucky_and_Kentuckians.html?id=E2m43HWFcrMC A_history_of_Kentucky_and_KentuckiansVol. III]
  11. Harrison, Lowell H. A New History of Kentucky . Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1998.
  12. Kerr, Charles. History of Kentucky 5 vols. Chicago, Illinois: American Historical Society, 1922.
  13. Draper, Lyman Copeland. Draper Manuscript Collection Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Library, 197–?.
  14. Harper, Josephine L. Guide to the Draper Manuscripts . Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1983.
  15. Wolfe, Barbara Schull. Index to Lyman C. Draper Manuscripts. Logansport, Indiana: B.S. Wolfe, 197–?.
  16. Craig L. Heath and George Michael Bedinger, The George M. Bedinger papers volume 1A of the Draper Manuscript Collection (Bowie, Maryland Heritage Books, 2002).
  17. Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur M. The Almanac of American History. Greenwich, Conn.: Bison Books, 1983.
  18. Dictionary of American History, Revised ed., 8 vols New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976.
  19. Google books
  20. Webster's Guide to American History: A Chronological, Geographical, and Biographical Survey and Compendium. Springfield, Mass.: G and C Merriam, 1971.
  21. Google Books
  22. Writings on American History By American Historical Association, Library of Congress, United States National Historical Publications Commission, Published by KTO Press, 1921
  23. Google Books