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Guide to '''Lewis 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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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Lewis_County,_Kentucky|Lewis County]]''
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=== County Courthouse ===
 
 
== Quick Dates ==
 
 
 
Lewis County's civil records start the following years:
 
  
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1807
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1807
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1807
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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[[Image:Lewis County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|150px|Lewis County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]  
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:Lewis County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Lewis County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]  
 
  
[http://lewiscounty.ky.gov/ Lewis County Courthouse]<br>514 Second Street<br>Vanceburg, KY 41179<br>Phone: 606.796.3062&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1807, probate records from 1806 and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lewis 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://lewiscounty.ky.gov/ Lewis County Courthouse]<br>514 Second Street<br>Vanceburg, KY 41179<br>Phone: 606.796.3062<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lewis 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  ====
  
'''1806'''--Lewis County was created 2 December 1806&nbsp;from [[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Vanceburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1806'''--Lewis County was created 2 December 1806&nbsp;from [[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mason]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Vanceburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
There has been no boundary changes since the county was formed.  
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There has been no boundary changes since the county was formed. 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.
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==== 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  ====
  
*[[Adams County, Ohio|Adams County, Ohio]]  
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*[[Adams County, Ohio Genealogy|Adams County, Ohio]]  
*[[Carter County, Kentucky|Carter]]  
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*[[Carter County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carter]]  
*[[Fleming County, Kentucky|Fleming]]  
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*[[Fleming County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fleming]]  
*[[Greenup County, Kentucky|Greenup]]  
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*[[Greenup County, Kentucky Genealogy|Greenup]]  
*[[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason]]  
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*[[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mason]]  
*[[Rowan County, Kentucky|Rowan]]  
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*[[Rowan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Rowan]]  
*[[Scioto County, Ohio|Scioto County, Ohio]]
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*[[Scioto County, Ohio Genealogy|Scioto County, Ohio]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kylewis.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky_Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies, Family&nbsp;Histories/Trees,&nbsp;GEDCOM files&nbsp;etc.<br>  ====
 
==== Biographies, Family&nbsp;Histories/Trees,&nbsp;GEDCOM files&nbsp;etc.<br>  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Lewis}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Lewis, 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=1056&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://hollyhockfarms.com/ky-lewis/cemeteries.html KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/toc.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/lewis.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=68 Kentucky Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|495285|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lewis+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=1056 Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/lewis.html Lewis 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;
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Lewis&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Lewis-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Lewis county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/index.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
 
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
*[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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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1056 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Lewis County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|495285|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Lewis County<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1281487410031_440" />}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4118&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=39&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Lewis 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=4118&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=39&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Lewis 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.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Lewis/cem/ Linkpendium Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Lewis/cem/ Linkpendium Cemeteries]  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/lewis/ Lewis Counrty Ky Court of Justice]  
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/courts/clerks/Pages/default.aspx?county=Lewis Lewis Counrty Ky Court of Justice]  
 
*[http://www.elect.ky.gov/countyclerks.htm State Board of Elections-Kentucky County Clerks]&nbsp;Scroll down the page or use index at top to go to desired county.  
 
*[http://www.elect.ky.gov/countyclerks.htm State Board of Elections-Kentucky County Clerks]&nbsp;Scroll down the page or use index at top to go to desired county.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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{{KY Land}}
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/military/ww2list.txt Army &amp; Air Corp World II Casulty List]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/lewis1.htm Lewis County Kentucky World War II Casulties Army and Air Force]<br>[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n462/mode/1up List of Revolutionary War Pensioners]<br>[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/lewis.html Soldiers of the Great War, Fallen Kentucky Soldiers in WWI, Lewis County]  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/military/ww2list.txt Army &amp; Air Corp World II Casulty List]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/lewis1.htm Lewis County Kentucky World War II Casulties Army and Air Force]<br>[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n462/mode/1up List of Revolutionary War Pensioners]<br>[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/lewis.html Soldiers of the Great War, Fallen Kentucky Soldiers in WWI, Lewis County]  
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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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:- [[4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Union)|4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Union)]], Company I
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:- [[16th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|16th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company K
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company E
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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==== Newspaper<br>  ====
 
==== Newspaper<br>  ====
  
[http://lewiscountyherald.com/ The Lewis County Hearld]  
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[http://lewisherald.com/pages/ The Lewis County Hearld]  
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate<br>  ====
 
==== Probate<br>  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/court/probate/ Index of Lewis Co., Ky Probate Records]<br>
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
  
*'''1807-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to I (1807-1930)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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'''Online Probate Records'''  
  
==== Vital Records<br> ====
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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 <br>
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/vitals/deaths/ Index of Lewis Co. KY, Vitals-Deaths]<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.org/marriages/kentucky/lewis.htm Kentucky Marriage Project-Lewis County]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/vitals/births/Lewis.prn.txt Lewis County, KENTUCKY Delayed Births 1892-1910]<br>[http://www.kykinfolk.com/lewis/marriages.html Lewis County Marriages]<br><br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/court/probate/ Index of Lewis Co., Ky Probate Records]<br>
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'''1807-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to I (1807-1930)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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==== Vital Records  ====
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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  =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Lewis County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517621}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>  
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*'''1875''' - Lewis County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517622}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1892-1910''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/vitals/births/Lewis.prn.txt Lewis County, KENTUCKY Delayed Births 1892-1910]
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>  
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*'''1852-1861''' - Lewis County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517621}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875-1876''' - Lewis County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|M517623}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1878''' - Lewis County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517624}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/marriages/kentucky/lewis.htm Kentucky Marriage Project-Lewis County]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/lewis-county/ Lewis County Marriages]
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===== Death  =====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lewis/vitals/deaths/ Index of Lewis Co. KY, Vitals-Deaths]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://lewiscountyhistoricalsociety.synthasite.com/ Lewis County Kentucky Historical Society]  
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'''Lewis County Historical Society'''<br>318 Lexington Avenue<br>P.O. Box 212<br>Vanceburg 41179<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylewis/society.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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[http://lewiscountylibrary.net/index.html Lewis County Public Library]  
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*[http://lewiscountyhistoricalsociety.synthasite.com/ Lewis County Kentucky Historical Society]
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*[http://lewiscountylibrary.net/index.html Lewis County Public Library]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Lewis|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/lewis-county/ Lewis County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Lewis|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/lewis/index.html KyGenWeb-Lewis County]  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:36, 28 February 2017

United States
Kentucky
Lewis County


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

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Lewis County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Lewis County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 2, 1806
County Seat Vanceburg
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Lewis County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1807 1852 1810 1807 1807
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Lewis County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Lewis County Courthouse
514 Second Street
Vanceburg, KY 41179
Phone: 606.796.3062[1]

History

Parent County

1806--Lewis County was created 2 December 1806 from Mason County.
County seat: Vanceburg [2]

Boundary Changes

There has been no boundary changes since the county was formed. 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

Awe Crum Kinniconick Ribolt
Bald Point (hist.) Emerson Kirkville Rugless
Buena Vista Epworth Mount Vernon (hist.) Saint Paul
Burtonville Fearisville Nashtown Saint Marys (hist.)
Carrs Firebrick Pence Salem (hist.)
Charters Garrison Petersville Stricklett
Clarksburg Glen Springs Poplar Flat Tannery
Concord Harris Queens Tollesboro
Cottageville Herron Hill Quincy Trinity
Covedale Irwin Rexton Vanceburg

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

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

Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc.

Sorted by Name-Lewis County Kentucky

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Lewis, 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 Lewis county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18102,357
18203,97368.6%
18305,22931.6%
18406,30620.6%
18507,20214.2%
18608,36116.1%
18709,1159.0%
188013,15444.3%
189014,80312.5%
190017,86820.7%
191016,887−5.5%
192015,829−6.3%
193014,315−9.6%
194015,6869.6%
195013,520−13.8%
196013,115−3.0%
197012,355−5.8%
198014,54517.7%
199013,029−10.4%
200014,0928.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21135.txt

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

Church

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

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Owens] Owens, David Hatfield. Owens Family of Virginia (Richmond, King George, Stafford, Prince William, Fauquier Counties) and Kentucky (Mason, Lewis, Fleming, Bracken, Mercer, Boyle Counties). Ann Arbor, Mich.: D.H. Owens, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 Ow2od 1991

History

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

Maps

Military

Army & Air Corp World II Casulty List 
Lewis County Kentucky World War II Casulties Army and Air Force
List of Revolutionary War Pensioners
Soldiers of the Great War, Fallen Kentucky Soldiers in WWI, Lewis County

Civil War

Online Records


Regiments. Service men in Lewis 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 Lewis County, Kentucky Genealogy:

- 4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Union), Company I
- 16th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company K
- 22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company E

Miscellaneous

Newspaper

The Lewis County Hearld

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

Obituaries

GenealogyBuff.com-Miscellaneous Lewis County, Kentucky Obituaries
Index of KY, Lewis Co., Obituraries
Lewis County Herald-Obituaries
Obituary Index Lewis County, Kentucky

 

Probate

Probate records are held by the Lewis County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Lewis 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

1807-1930 - Will Books A to I (1807-1930) have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.

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 Lewis County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Lewis 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
Marriage
Death

Index of Lewis Co. KY, Vitals-Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Lewis County Historical Society
318 Lexington Avenue
P.O. Box 212
Vanceburg 41179
Website


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.

Web Sites

References

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