Difference between revisions of "Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy"

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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*African American Griots Lyon Co., Ky.   [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/Lyon/lyon.htm http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/Lyon/lyon.htm]
 
*African American Griots Lyon Co., Ky.   [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/Lyon/lyon.htm http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/Lyon/lyon.htm]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*Some Lyon Co., Ky. Cemeteries   http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/index.html
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*Some Lyon Co., Ky. Cemeteries   http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/index.html  
*Some Lyon Co., Ky. Cemeteries  [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/ http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/]
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*Some Lyon Co., Ky. Cemeteries  [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/ http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/]  
 
*Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.  
 
*Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.  
 
*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; <br>
 
*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; <br>
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4141&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=31&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Lyon 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=4141&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=31&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Lyon 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.
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==== Census ====
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions  1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
Ky Court of Justice&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Lyon/ http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Lyon/]  
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*Ky Court of Justice&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Lyon/ http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Lyon/]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research & Reference]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Miscellaneous ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*Lyon Co., Ky. Archives -Marriages 1891-1910 (Partial Listing)http://files.usgwarchives.org/ky/lyon/vitals/marriages/1891marr.txt  
 
*Lyon Co., Ky. Archives -Marriages 1891-1910 (Partial Listing)http://files.usgwarchives.org/ky/lyon/vitals/marriages/1891marr.txt  
 
*Lyon Co., KyGenWeb Births 1911-1930&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/lyonbths.html http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/lyonbths.html]  
 
*Lyon Co., KyGenWeb Births 1911-1930&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/lyonbths.html http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/lyonbths.html]  
*Ky Vital Records Project-death certs. http://kyvitals.com/staff/staffHome.php
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*Ky Vital Records Project-death certs. http://kyvitals.com/
 
*1860 Lyon Co., Ky. Mortality Schedule http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/1860mortalityschedule.htm&nbsp;  
 
*1860 Lyon Co., Ky. Mortality Schedule http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/1860mortalityschedule.htm&nbsp;  
 
*Lyon Co., Ky. mail list obits  
 
*Lyon Co., Ky. mail list obits  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kylyon Lyon County KYGenWeb]
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195492&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Lyon&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195492&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Lyon&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Lyon/ Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Lyon/ Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)

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Lyon County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Lyon County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 14, 1854
County Seat Eddyville
Courthouse


County Courthouse

  • Lyon County Judicial Center

500A W. Dale Ave.
Eddyville, Ky. 42038

Lyon County Courthouse, Eddyville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

History

Parent County

1854--Lyon County was created 14 January 1854 from Caldwell County.  County seat: Eddyville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Carmack Eddyville Kuttawa Saratoga
Confederate Eden Bay Lamasco Suwanee
Cross Road Fairview Palisades Twin Lakes
Eddy Bay Indian Hills








Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

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

Cemeteries

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Lyon Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 

Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Signs  http://www.signsofhistory.com/kentucky/Lyon/lyon.htm

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Society    http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/lyonhistsoc.html

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).