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Guide to '''Lyon 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%" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Lyon County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]</center>  
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[[Image:{{KYLyoncourthouse}}]]&nbsp; <br>[http://www.lyoncounty.ky.gov/ Lyon County Courthouse]<br>200 W Dale Avenue<br>PO Box 698<br>Eddyville, KY 42038<br>Phone: 270.388.2331<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon 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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[[Image:{{KYLyoncourthouse}}]]&nbsp; <br>[http://www.lyoncounty.ky.gov/ Lyon County Courthouse]<br>200 W Dale Avenue<br>PO Box 698<br>Eddyville, KY 42038<br>Phone: 270.388.2331<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon 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  ====
  
'''1854'''--Lyon County was created 14 January 1854&nbsp;from [[Caldwell County, Kentucky|Caldwell ]]County. <br>'''County seat:''' Eddyville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1854'''--Lyon County was created 14 January 1854&nbsp;from [[Caldwell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Caldwell ]]County. <br>'''County seat:''' Eddyville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*Lyon Co., Ky. http://www.cardcow.com/44146/lyon-county-courthouse-eddyville-kentucky/
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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  ====
  
*[[Caldwell County, Kentucky|Caldwell]]  
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*[[Caldwell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Caldwell]]  
*[[Crittenden County, Kentucky|Crittenden]]  
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*[[Crittenden County, Kentucky Genealogy|Crittenden]]  
*[[Livingston County, Kentucky|Livingston]]  
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*[[Livingston County, Kentucky Genealogy|Livingston]]  
*[[Marshall County, Kentucky|Marshall]]  
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*[[Marshall County, Kentucky Genealogy|Marshall]]  
*[[Trigg County, Kentucky|Trigg]]
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*[[Trigg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Trigg]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kylyon.png|thumb|right|250px]]
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/index.html Some Lyon Co., Ky. Cemeteries]  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Lyon}}
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/ Some Lyon Co., Ky. Cemeteries]  
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*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.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1060&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/ KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/lyon/lyon.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/lyon.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=72 Kentucky Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[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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*{{FHL|490027|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1060 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Lyon County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lyon+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[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.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1060 Findagrave.com]
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/lyon.html Lyon 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://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|490027|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Lyon 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/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Lyon&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Lyon-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Lyon county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Lyon.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/ by Westernkyhistory.org] Some Lyon Co., Ky. Cemeteries
  
 
*[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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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://www.lyoncounty.com/Churches.htm A list of Lyon Co., Ky. Churches]
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{{KY Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.churchfinder.com/churches/ky/eddyville A list of Lyon Co., Ky. Churches]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Lyon/ Ky Court of Justice]  
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx Ky Court of Justice]  
 
*[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.signsofhistory.com/kentucky/Lyon/lyon.htm Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Signs]  
 
[http://www.signsofhistory.com/kentucky/Lyon/lyon.htm Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Signs]  
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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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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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://search.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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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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
 
*'''1847-1941''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1847-1941)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1847-1941''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1847-1941)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/ky/lyon/vitals/marriages/1891marr.txt Lyon Co., Ky. Archives -Marriages 1891-1910 (Partial Listing)]
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/lyonbths.html Lyon Co., KyGenWeb Births 1911-1930]  
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*[http://kyvitals.com/ Ky Vital Records Project-death certs.]  
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*1860 Lyon Co.,[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/mortality/ Ky. Mortality Schedule]  
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===== Birth  =====
*Lyon Co., Ky. mail list obits
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/delayedbirthrecords.html Some Lyon Co., KyGenWeb Delayed Birth Records]  
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*'''1853-1862''' - Lyon County Birth Index 1853-1862. Batch {{IGI|C517661}} 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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*'''1874''' - Lyon County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517662}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Lyon County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517663}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1911-1930''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/lyonbths.html Lyon Co., KyGenWeb Births 1911-1930]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/delayedbirthrecords.html Some Lyon Co., KyGenWeb Delayed Birth Records]
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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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*'''1853-1862''' - Lyon County Marriage Index 1853-1862. Batch {{IGI|M517661}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Lyon County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517664}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1878''' - Lyon County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517665}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1891-1910'''-[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lyon/vitals/marriages/1891marr.txt Lyon Co., Ky. Archives -Marriages 1891-1910 (Partial Listing)]
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===== Death =====
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*'''1860''' - 1860 Lyon Co.,[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/mortality/ Ky. Mortality Schedule]
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*[http://kyvitals.com/ Ky Vital Records Project-death certs.]
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Social Security Death Index]  
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Social Security Death Index]  
*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/unmarkedlyon.html Lyon Co., Ky Cemeteries Unmarked Burials]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/unmarkedlyon.html Lyon Co., Ky Cemeteries Unmarked Burials]  
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*Lyon Co., Ky. mail list obits
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/lyonhistsoc.html Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Society]  
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'''Lyon County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 811<br>Eddyville, Kentucky, 42038<br>[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/lyonhistsoc.html Website]<br><br>
  
 
==== 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/lyon-county/ Lyon County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kylyon Lyon County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kylyon Lyon County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Lyon|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Lyon|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Lyon/ Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Lyon/ Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Lyon-County.htm Lyon County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
 
<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}  
 
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Latest revision as of 23:27, 20 June 2017

United States
Kentucky
Lyon County

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

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

Beginning Dates for Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Land
Probate
1853
1854
1853
1860
1854
1847
*Many years between 1853 and 1911 are missing
Lyon County Courthouse, Eddyville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 
Lyon County Courthouse
200 W Dale Avenue
PO Box 698
Eddyville, KY 42038
Phone: 270.388.2331[1]

History

Parent County

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

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American

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

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Lyon, 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 Lyon county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18605,307
18706,23317.4%
18806,7688.6%
18907,62812.7%
19009,31922.2%
19109,4231.1%
19208,795−6.7%
19308,530−3.0%
19409,0676.3%
19506,853−24.4%
19605,924−13.6%
19705,562−6.1%
19806,49016.7%
19906,6242.1%
20008,08022.0%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21143.txt

For tips on accessing Lyon 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
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL 751704

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 Lyon 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.

Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Signs

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records

World War I
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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

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.

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 Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Lyon 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

Societies and Libraries

Lyon County Historical Society
P.O. Box 811
Eddyville, Kentucky, 42038
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.

Websites

References

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