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Guide to '''Lawrence County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Lawrence County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[[Image:{{KYLawrencecourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYLawrencecourthouse}}]]  
  
[http://www.lawrencecounty.ky.gov/ Lawrence County Courthouse]<br>122 S Main Cross Street<br>Louisa, KY 41230; <br>Phone: 606.638.4102<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Laurel County, Kentucky page 272, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.lawrencecounty.ky.gov/ Lawrence County Courthouse]<br>122 S Main Cross Street<br>Louisa, KY 41230; <br>Phone: 606.638.4102<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Laurel County, Kentucky page 272, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1821'''--Lawrence County was created 14&nbsp;December 1821&nbsp;from [[Greenup County, Kentucky|Greenup]] and [[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Louisa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1821'''--Lawrence County was created 14&nbsp;December 1821&nbsp;from [[Greenup County, Kentucky Genealogy|Greenup]] and [[Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Floyd]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Louisa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Boyd County, Kentucky|Boyd]]  
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*[[Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyd]]  
*[[Carter County, Kentucky|Carter]]  
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*[[Carter County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carter]]  
*[[Elliott County, Kentucky|Elliott]]  
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*[[Elliott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Elliott]]  
*[[Johnson County, Kentucky|Johnson]]  
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*[[Johnson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Johnson]]  
*[[Martin County, Kentucky|Martin]]  
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*[[Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Martin]]  
*[[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan]]  
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*[[Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Morgan]]  
 
*[[Wayne County, West Virginia|Wayne County, West Virginia]]
 
*[[Wayne County, West Virginia|Wayne County, West Virginia]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kylawrence.png|thumb|right|400px|Kylawrence.png]]  
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[[Image:Kylawrence.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Lawrence}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Lawrence, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1052&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/cemeteries.html KYGenWeb]
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/lawrence/cemetery.htm KYGenWeb Archives]
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1052 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Lawrence County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/lawrence.html Tombstone Project]
  
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=64 Kentucky Gravestones]
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/lawrence.html Lawrence Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
 
  
*The [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|787600|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Lawrence County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|787600|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lawrence+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1052 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Lawrence&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Lawrence-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Lawrence county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Lawrence.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4104&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=57&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Lawrence County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4104&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=57&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Lawrence County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.  
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/lawrence_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy, Lawrence County, Kentucky Cemetery Records]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/cemeteries.html Cemeteries, Lawrence County, Kentucky]
 
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/lawrence/cemeteries.html Cemeteries of Lawrence County, Kentucky]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/lawrence/cemeteries.html Cemeteries of Lawrence County, Kentucky]  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Lawrence/cem/ Linkpendium Cemeteries]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/lawrence.html The Tombstone Transcription Project-Lawrence County Kentucky]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Lawrence/cem/ Linkpendium Cemeteries]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
{{KY Church Intro}}
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{{KY Church Intro}}  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/churches.html Churches of Lawrence Co., Kentucky]&nbsp;
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/churches.html Churches of Lawrence Co., Kentucky]&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/lawrence/ Kentucky Court of Justice: Lawrence County, Ofice of the Circuit Court Clerk]  
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[http://courts.ky.gov/courts/clerks/Pages/default.aspx?county=Lawrence Lawrence County, Ofice of the Circuit Court Clerk]
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
  
{{KY Land}}
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{{KY Land}}  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
{{KY History}}
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{{KY History}}  
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_County,_Kentucky Wikipedia-Lawrence County, Kentucky]&nbsp;
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_County,_Kentucky Wikipedia-Lawrence County, Kentucky]&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/LCM_Index.htm Lawrence County Military Records]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/lawrence/pensioners.html Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy Trails-Lawrence County, Kentucky Pensioners]<br>[http://www.mindspring.com/~sixcatpack/lcvet.htm Lawrence County, Kentucky Veterans]<br>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/lawrence.htm Lawrence County, Kentucky World War II Casualities, Army and Airforce]<br>[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n461/mode/1up List of Revelutionary War Pensioners]&nbsp;  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/LCM_Index.htm Lawrence County Military Records]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/lawrence/military.html Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy Trails-Lawrence County, Kentucky Pensioners]<br>[http://www.mindspring.com/~sixcatpack/lcvet.htm Lawrence County, Kentucky Veterans]<br>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/lawrence.htm Lawrence County, Kentucky World War II Casualities, Army and Airforce]<br>[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n461/mode/1up List of Revelutionary War Pensioners]&nbsp;  
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===== Civil War  =====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1912-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[14th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|14th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I.
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia)(Union)|22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia)(Union)]], Company D.
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:- [[39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I and K.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.bigsandynews.com/ Big Sandy News Online]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/bsnews.html Clippings From the Big Sandy News, Lawrence Co., KY]<br>&nbsp;
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[http://www.bigsandynews.com/ Big Sandy News Online]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/bsnews.html Clippings From the Big Sandy News, Lawrence Co., KY]<br>&nbsp;  
  
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}  
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
[http://www.mindspring.com/~sixcatpack/bsnobits.htm Big Sandy News Obituaries<br>Lawrence Co., KY Genealogy Trails Obits]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/lawrence/obits.html Lawrence County KY Archives: Death &amp; Obituary Index Table]<br>[http://www.lcplky.org/Big%20Sandy%20News%20Obituary%20Index.html Lawrence County Public Library Obituary Searcher]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/obits.html Obituaries Lawrence Co., KY]<br>&nbsp;  
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[http://www.mindspring.com/~sixcatpack/bsnobits.htm Big Sandy News Obituaries<br>][http://genealogytrails.com/ken/lawrence/news_deaths.html Lawrence County KY Obituaries at Genealogy Trails]<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/lawrence/obits.html Lawrence County KY Archives: Death &amp; Obituary Index Table]<br>[http://www.lcplky.org/Big%20Sandy%20News%20Obituary%20Index.html Lawrence County Public Library Obituary Searcher]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/obits.html Obituaries Lawrence Co., KY]<br>&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
{{KY Probate Intro}}
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{{KY Probate Intro}}  
  
*'''1821-1914''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 3 (1821-1914)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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'''Online Probate Records'''  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/wills.html Wills, Lawrence County, KY]&nbsp;
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*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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'''1821-1914''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 3 (1821-1914)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/wills.html Wills, Lawrence County, KY]&nbsp;
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
{{KY Tax Intro}}
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{{KY Tax Intro}}  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/tax.html Tax List of Lawrence&nbsp;County, KY]&nbsp;
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/tax.html Tax List of Lawrence&nbsp;County, KY]&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{KY Vital Intro}}
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
*'''1852-1860''' - Lawrence County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C517601}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>  
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*'''1852-1860''' - Lawrence County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C517601}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>  
*'''1874''' - Lawrence County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517602}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1874''' - Lawrence County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517602}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
*'''1875''' - Lawrence County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517603}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Lawrence County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517603}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
*'''1852-1860''' - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517601}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
*'''1875''' - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517604}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1822-1854''' - [http://www.genealogybuff.com/ky/ky-lawrence-marr1.htm GenealogyBuff.com: Miscellaneous Lawrence County, Kentucky Marriages 1822-1854]
*'''1876-1878''' - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517605}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1860''' - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517601}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517604}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1878''' - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517605}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~churn/mar.html Lawrence County Kentucky Marriage Index]
  
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===== Death =====
  
[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ky/ky-lawrence-marr1.htm GenealogyBuff.com: Miscellaneous Lawrence County, Kentucky Marriages 1822-1854]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/lawrence/obits.html Lawrence County KY Archives: Death &amp; Obituary Index Table]&nbsp;<br>[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~churn/mar.html Lawrence County Kentucky Marriage Index]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/lawrence/transcribeddeathsam1.html Lawrence County, Kentucky Transcribed Deaths...]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/lawrence/marriages.htm Marriages and Announcement-Genealogy Trails, Lawrence County, Kentucky]<br><br>
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/lawrence/obits.html Lawrence County KY Archives: Death and Obituary Index Table]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Lawrence County Historical Society'''<br>100 Rodburn Road, Apt. 121<br> Morehead KY 40351<br><br>
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylchgrs/Index.html Lawrence County Historical Society]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.lcplky.org/ Lawrence County Public Library]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylchgrs/Index.html Lawrence County Historical Society]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.lcplky.org/ Lawrence County Public Library]  
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/lawrence-county/ Lawrence County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/lawrence/lawrence.htm Lawrence County, KY Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/lawrence/lawrence.htm Lawrence County, KY Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylchgrs/Index.html Lawrence County KYGenWeb<font color="#000000"></font>]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylchgrs/Index.html Lawrence County KYGenWeb<font color="#000000"></font>]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/lawrence/ Lawrence County, KY Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/lawrence/ Lawrence County, KY Genealogy Forum]  
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Latest revision as of 19:49, 15 May 2017

United States
Kentucky
Lawrence County

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

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Lawrence County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Lawrence County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 14, 1821
County Seat Louisa
Courthouse
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Beginning Dates for Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1822 1852 1830 1822 1821
*Records available for these years only: 1852-1859, 1874-1878, 1903-1908. Statewide registration began 1911.
Lawrence County Courthouse, Louisa, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Lawrence County Courthouse
122 S Main Cross Street
Louisa, KY 41230;
Phone: 606.638.4102[1]

History

Parent County

1821--Lawrence County was created 14 December 1821 from Greenup and Floyd Counties.  County seat: Louisa [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adams Elm Grove (hist.) Kise (hist.) Skaggs
Adeline (hist.) Evergreen Ledocio Stringtown
Ben Bow Fallsburg Louisa Summit
Blaine Fisher Town (hist.) Lowmansville Terryville
Blevins Five Forks Martha Torchlight
Brows Defeat (hist.) Fullers Mazie Ulysses
Buchanan Gallup Noris Walbridge
Busseyville Georges Creek Orr Webbville
Chapman Glenwood Overda Webbs Mill (hist.)
Charley Green Valley (hist.) Patrick Wilbur
Cherokee Greenwood (hist.) Peach Orchard Yatesville
Clifford Hannah Prosperity (hist.) Zelda
Cordell Holt Providence (hist.)
Davisville Houckville Rockville (hist.)
Ellen Irad Richardson

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American

African-American Info-Lawrence County KY

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

Bible

Bible Records of Lawrence County KY

Biographies, Family History/Trees, GEDCOM files, etc

Family Trees of Lawrence County KY 
Linkpendium Surnames 
Sorted by Name.com-Lawrence County, Kentucky

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Lawrence, Kentucky online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites have additional information on Lawrence county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18303,900
18404,73021.3%
18506,28132.8%
18607,60121.0%
18708,49711.8%
188013,26256.1%
189017,70233.5%
190019,61210.8%
191020,0672.3%
192017,643−12.1%
193016,713−5.3%
194017,2753.4%
195014,418−16.5%
196012,134−15.8%
197010,726−11.6%
198014,12131.7%
199013,998−0.9%
200015,56911.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21127.txt

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

Census Online-Lawrence Co., Kentucky
Census Records of Lawrence Co., KY
Linkpedium Census Records and Indexes 

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Churches of Lawrence Co., Kentucky 

Court

Lawrence County, Ofice of the Circuit Court Clerk

Land

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

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

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Wikipedia-Lawrence County, Kentucky 

Maps

Military

Lawrence County Military Records
Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy Trails-Lawrence County, Kentucky Pensioners
Lawrence County, Kentucky Veterans
Lawrence County, Kentucky World War II Casualities, Army and Airforce
List of Revelutionary War Pensioners 

Civil War

Online Records


Regiments. Service men in Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy:

- 14th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I.
- 22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia)(Union), Company D.
- 39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I and K.

Newspapers

Big Sandy News Online
Clippings From the Big Sandy News, Lawrence Co., KY
 

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

Obituaries

Big Sandy News Obituaries
Lawrence County KY Obituaries at Genealogy Trails
Lawrence County KY Archives: Death & Obituary Index Table
Lawrence County Public Library Obituary Searcher
Obituaries Lawrence Co., KY
 

Probate

Probate records are held by the Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Probate Records

1821-1914 - Will Books 1 to 3 (1821-1914) have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Tax List of Lawrence County, KY 

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records


Birth
  • 1852-1860 - Lawrence County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch C517601 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Lawrence County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517602 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1875 - Lawrence County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517603 at FamilySearch - free.
Marriage
Death

Lawrence County KY Archives: Death and Obituary Index Table

Societies and Libraries

Lawrence County Historical Society
100 Rodburn Road, Apt. 121
Morehead KY 40351

Lawrence County Historical Society 
Lawrence County Public Library

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Laurel County, Kentucky page 272, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.