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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Madison_County,_Kentucky|Madison County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Madison County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Madison 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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{{Click|Image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
| county = Madison County
 
| county = Madison County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Madison County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Madison County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]</center>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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[[Image:Madison County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;[http://www.madisoncountyky.us/ Madison County Courthouse]<br>101 W Main Street<br>Richmond, KY 40475-1415<br>Phone: 859.624.4707<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison 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:Madison County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;[http://www.madisoncountyky.us/ Madison County Courthouse]<br>101 W Main Street<br>Richmond, KY 40475-1415<br>Phone: 859.624.4707<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison 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  ====
  
'''1785'''--Madison County was created 17 October 1785&nbsp;from [[Lincoln County, Kentucky|Lincoln ]]County.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Richmond <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1785'''--Madison County was created 17 October 1785&nbsp;from [[Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lincoln ]]County.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Richmond <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Madison County [http://www.kentucky.n2genealogy.com/ky-maps.html 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.  
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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  ====
  
*[[Clark County, Kentucky|Clark]]  
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*[[Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clark]]  
*[[Estill County, Kentucky|Estill]]  
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*[[Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy|Estill]]  
*[[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette]]  
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*[[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette]]  
*[[Garrard County, Kentucky|Garrard]]  
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*[[Garrard County, Kentucky Genealogy|Garrard]]  
*[[Jackson County, Kentucky|Jackson]]  
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*[[Jackson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jackson]]  
*[[Jessamine County, Kentucky|Jessamine]]  
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*[[Jessamine County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jessamine]]  
*[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky|Rockcastle]]
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*[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Rockcastle]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kymadison.png|thumb|right|400px|Kymadison.png]]  
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[[Image:Kymadison.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1064 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Madison County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1064 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Madison 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|501747|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Madison 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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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|501747|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Madison 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.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4144&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=33&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Madison 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=4144&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=33&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Madison 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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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1064&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|501747|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1064 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymadiso/madison.html KYGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Madison+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Madison&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/madison/toc.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/madison.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.kyhistory.org/cemetery.asp Kentucky Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Madison&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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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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*[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]
  
 
==== Education  ====
 
==== Education  ====
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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[Ballance]''' Pierce, Alycon Trubey. "The Ballance Family of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1994):3-20; Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):105-114. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)}}.  
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*'''[Ballance]''' Pierce, Alycon Trubey. "The Ballance Family of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1994):3-20; Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):105-114. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)}}.  
 
*'''[Bates]''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5.'' 3 vols. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004-2007. Volume 1. {{FHL|1149556|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 1}}.  
 
*'''[Bates]''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5.'' 3 vols. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004-2007. Volume 1. {{FHL|1149556|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 1}}.  
 
*'''[Boone]''' Bryan, J.C. ''The Boone-Bryan History.'' Frankfort, Ky.: The Kentucky State Historical Society, 1913. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/boonebryanhistor00brya Internet Archive] - free.  
 
*'''[Boone]''' Bryan, J.C. ''The Boone-Bryan History.'' Frankfort, Ky.: The Kentucky State Historical Society, 1913. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/boonebryanhistor00brya Internet Archive] - free.  
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*'''[Crooke]''' Ingalls, Osie Alice McDowell. ''Crooke Family: Account Book of Miss Crooke of Science Hill, Madison County, Kentucky''. MSS., National Library, [[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|D.A.R.]] Copy: {{FHL|133683|133683}}  
 
*'''[Crooke]''' Ingalls, Osie Alice McDowell. ''Crooke Family: Account Book of Miss Crooke of Science Hill, Madison County, Kentucky''. MSS., National Library, [[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|D.A.R.]] Copy: {{FHL|133683|133683}}  
 
*'''[Embry]''' Miller, William Harris. ''The Embry Family of Madison County, Ky.'' Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: n.p., 1954. Digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27334 Ancestry] ($).  
 
*'''[Embry]''' Miller, William Harris. ''The Embry Family of Madison County, Ky.'' Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: n.p., 1954. Digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27334 Ancestry] ($).  
*'''[Finley]''' Finley, Carmen J. "John and Mary Finley of Montgomery (Wythe) County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1990):243-255. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 34 (1990)}}.  
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*'''[Finley]''' Finley, Carmen J. "John and Mary Finley of Montgomery (Wythe) County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1990):243-255. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 34 (1990)}}.  
 
*'''[Francis]''' ''Francis: Family Genealogical Data, 1794-1927, Madison County, Kentucky''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1982. {{FHL|243156|item|243156}}.  
 
*'''[Francis]''' ''Francis: Family Genealogical Data, 1794-1927, Madison County, Kentucky''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1982. {{FHL|243156|item|243156}}.  
*'''[Gates]''' Ross, Janet Morgan and Hester Gates Morgan. "Gates Families of the Colonial Virginia Counties of Henrico and Chesterfield," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 46, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2002):137-150; Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2002):183-189. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($); {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 46 (2002)}}.  
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*'''[Gates]''' Ross, Janet Morgan and Hester Gates Morgan. "Gates Families of the Colonial Virginia Counties of Henrico and Chesterfield," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 46, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2002):137-150; Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2002):183-189. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($); {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 46 (2002)}}.  
 
*'''[Hill]''' Hill, L. Henry. ''Genealogy of the Hill Family of Garrard and Madison Counties, Kentucky''. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1978. {{FHL|166763|166763}}  
 
*'''[Hill]''' Hill, L. Henry. ''Genealogy of the Hill Family of Garrard and Madison Counties, Kentucky''. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1978. {{FHL|166763|166763}}  
 
*'''[Jett]''' Jett, C. Otis. ''The Genealogy of the Breathitt, Clay and Madison County, Kentucky Branch of the Jett Family''. Georgetown, Ky.: I.L. Jett, 1988. {{FHL|470135|470135}}  
 
*'''[Jett]''' Jett, C. Otis. ''The Genealogy of the Breathitt, Clay and Madison County, Kentucky Branch of the Jett Family''. Georgetown, Ky.: I.L. Jett, 1988. {{FHL|470135|470135}}  
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*'''[Park]''' Park, Evelyn Potter and Warren R. Park. ''Allen Park, 1745-1805, of Rowan County, North Carolina and Madison County, Kentucky: Including Some of His Descentants and Allied Families''. Chandler, Okla.: n.p., 1970. {{FHL|1796|1796}}; 1977 supplement: {{FHL|1813|1813}}  
 
*'''[Park]''' Park, Evelyn Potter and Warren R. Park. ''Allen Park, 1745-1805, of Rowan County, North Carolina and Madison County, Kentucky: Including Some of His Descentants and Allied Families''. Chandler, Okla.: n.p., 1970. {{FHL|1796|1796}}; 1977 supplement: {{FHL|1813|1813}}  
 
*'''[Pursley]''' Winchester, Warren. ''Benjamin Pursley (Pursell): of Loudoun County, Virginia, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Madison County, Kentucky''. Middletown, Ky.: W. Winchester, 1995. {{FHL|751739|751739}}  
 
*'''[Pursley]''' Winchester, Warren. ''Benjamin Pursley (Pursell): of Loudoun County, Virginia, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Madison County, Kentucky''. Middletown, Ky.: W. Winchester, 1995. {{FHL|751739|751739}}  
*'''[Robertson]''' Ross, Janet Morgan and Hester Gates Morgan. "Gates Families of the Colonial Virginia Counties of Henrico and Chesterfield," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 46, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2002):137-150; Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2002):183-189. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($); {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 46 (2002)}}.  
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*'''[Robertson]''' Ross, Janet Morgan and Hester Gates Morgan. "Gates Families of the Colonial Virginia Counties of Henrico and Chesterfield," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 46, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2002):137-150; Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2002):183-189. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($); {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 46 (2002)}}.  
 
*'''[Shearer]''' Shearer, Oliver F. ''In Search of my Shearer Heritage in Madison and Rock Castle Countys [sic ] in Kentucky''. [Winchester, Ky.]: O.F. Shearer, [199?]. {{FHL|711990|711990}}  
 
*'''[Shearer]''' Shearer, Oliver F. ''In Search of my Shearer Heritage in Madison and Rock Castle Countys [sic ] in Kentucky''. [Winchester, Ky.]: O.F. Shearer, [199?]. {{FHL|711990|711990}}  
 
*'''[Turner]''' Sargent, Samuel S. ''Genealogy of the Turner Family (Especially of Madison County, Kentucky &amp; Illinois), ca. 1700-1955''. MSS., 1955. {{FHL|321518|321518}}
 
*'''[Turner]''' Sargent, Samuel S. ''Genealogy of the Turner Family (Especially of Madison County, Kentucky &amp; Illinois), ca. 1700-1955''. MSS., 1955. {{FHL|321518|321518}}
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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  ====
  
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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{{KY History}}
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29865 A glimpse at historic Madison County and Richmond, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
==== 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]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== 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}}  
 
{{VAciv}}  
 
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:- [[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies A, B, E, F, G, and H.  
:- [[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies A, B, E, F, G, and H.
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:- [[Jesse's Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Riflemen (Confederate)|Jesse's Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Riflemen (Confederate)]], Company C
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:- [[12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company G
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battle was fought in Madison County.
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Madison County:
  
 
*August 29-30, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky007.htm Richmond]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky007.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August, 2012)</ref>
 
*August 29-30, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky007.htm Richmond]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky007.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KYmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KYmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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=====World War I=====
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
 
 
*[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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=====Korean War=====
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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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*'''1787 - 1939''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ky/kymadison01.htm Madison County Kentucky list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills. - free
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*'''1727 -  1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990|access=browse}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Madison County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Madison County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''1787''' - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|622815}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Madison County is included in Vol. 1.]  
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
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*'''1787''' - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1047151 FamilySearch] - free; [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Madison County is included in Vol. 1.]  
 
*'''1788 '''[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/madison/court_tax_records.html Court and Tax Records]. GenealogyTrails.  
 
*'''1788 '''[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/madison/court_tax_records.html Court and Tax Records]. GenealogyTrails.  
 
*'''1789''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|446696}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["3 volumes of 1789 were used, with some duplication of names." (p. 2)]  
 
*'''1789''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|446696}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["3 volumes of 1789 were used, with some duplication of names." (p. 2)]  
*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).  
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*'''1815''' - The 1815 list is the first list (at least since 1808) in which we can build geographical clusters despite the alphabetizing of the first letter of surnames. This is done by using the regiment and company information. See FHL US/CAN Film 8,127. These alphabetical by surname lists were prepared by the Madison County clerk from records in his office.<br>
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== 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  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
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*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
 
*'''1852-1859''' - Madison County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517691}} 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/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>  
 
*'''1852-1859''' - Madison County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517691}} 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/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>  
 
*'''1874''' - Madison County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517692}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1874''' - Madison County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517692}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1875''' - Madison County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517693}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1875''' - Madison County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517693}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
*'''1785-1851''' - ''Record of Marriages in Madison County, Kentucky for the Period of Years 1785 to 1851 Inclusive.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|937884}} - free.
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*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*'''1785-1851''' - ''Record of Marriages in Madison County, Kentucky for the Period of Years 1785 to 1851 Inclusive.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|937884}} - free.  
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*'''1790-1843''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5679 Madison County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1790-1843] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
 
*'''1852-1859''' - Madison County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517691}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1852-1859''' - Madison County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517691}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1875''' - Madison County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517694}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1875''' - Madison County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517694}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1875''' - Madison County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517696}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1875''' - Madison County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517696}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Madison County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517695}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Madison County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517695}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
  
===== Unsorted  =====
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===== Death =====
  
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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
 
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
 
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
 
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
 
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
 
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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'''Madison County Historical Society'''<br>PO box 5066<br>PO Box 397<br>Richmond, KY  40476<br>E-mail:[mailto:tjbiii@aol.com tjbiii@aol.com]<br>[http://www.madisonhistoryky.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Society of Boonesborough'''<br>PO Box 226<br>Richmond Kentucky 40476-0226 <br><br>
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
 
==== 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]]
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==== Web Sites  ====
 
==== Web Sites  ====
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/madison-county/ Madison County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kymadiso Madison County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kymadiso Madison 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+Madison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Madison|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Madison/ Madison County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Madison/ Madison County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Madison-County.htm Madison County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Madison County

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

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Madison County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 17, 1785
County Seat Richmond
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Madison County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Land
Probate
1852
1786
1852
1810
1787
1787
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Madison County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg
 Madison County Courthouse
101 W Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475-1415
Phone: 859.624.4707[1]

History

Parent County

1785--Madison County was created 17 October 1785 from Lincoln County.
County seat: Richmond [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

Arlington Crooksville (hist.) Kingston Round Hill
Baldwin Crow Valley Kirksville Ruthton
Berea Cuzick Middletown Silver Creek
Bighill Doylesville Million Slate Lick
Bobtown Dreyfus Moberly Speedwell
Boonesboro Duluth Newby Stringtown
Brassfield Duncanon Panola Terrill
Buggytown Edenton Peytontown Union City
Bybee Elliston Rosedale (hist.) Valley View
Caleast Farristown Redhouse Waco
College Hill Happy Landing Reeds Crossing Wallaceton
Cottonburg Hillcrest Richmond Whites

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
KYGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
KYGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Kentucky Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
17905,772
180010,49081.7%
181015,54048.1%
182015,9542.7%
183018,75117.5%
184016,355−12.8%
185015,727−3.8%
186017,2079.4%
187019,54313.6%
188022,05212.8%
189024,34810.4%
190025,6075.2%
191026,9515.2%
192026,284−2.5%
193027,6215.1%
194028,5413.3%
195031,1799.2%
196033,4827.4%
197042,73027.6%
198053,35224.9%
199057,5087.8%
200070,87223.2%
Est. 200882,19216.0%
http://ksdc.louisville.edu/

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

1790 - Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation.

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

Education

  • Berea College Yearbooks - approximately 40 years of yearbooks digitized and available full-text online via the Internet Archive. Years include approximately 1929-1970 (not fully inclusive).

Eastern Kentucky University

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
  • [Ballance] Pierce, Alycon Trubey. "The Ballance Family of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1994):3-20; Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):105-114. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994).
  • [Bates] Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5. 3 vols. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004-2007. Volume 1. FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 1.
  • [Boone] Bryan, J.C. The Boone-Bryan History. Frankfort, Ky.: The Kentucky State Historical Society, 1913. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Collins] Collins, Gerald E. William Collins (176*-1848): of North Carolina, Madison County, Kentucky, Shelby County, Indiana and Some of His Descendants. No publication info. FHL 727107
  • [Crooke] Crooke, B.F. Genealogy of the Crooke and Proctor Families. 1908. FHL 133683
  • [Crooke] Ingalls, Osie Alice McDowell. Crooke Family: Account Book of Miss Crooke of Science Hill, Madison County, Kentucky. MSS., National Library, D.A.R. Copy: FHL 133683
  • [Embry] Miller, William Harris. The Embry Family of Madison County, Ky. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: n.p., 1954. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. "John and Mary Finley of Montgomery (Wythe) County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1990):243-255. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 34 (1990).
  • [Francis] Francis: Family Genealogical Data, 1794-1927, Madison County, Kentucky. Typescript. Microfilmed 1982. FHL Collection.
  • [Gates] Ross, Janet Morgan and Hester Gates Morgan. "Gates Families of the Colonial Virginia Counties of Henrico and Chesterfield," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 46, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2002):137-150; Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2002):183-189. Digital version at American Ancestors ($); FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 46 (2002).
  • [Hill] Hill, L. Henry. Genealogy of the Hill Family of Garrard and Madison Counties, Kentucky. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1978. FHL 166763
  • [Jett] Jett, C. Otis. The Genealogy of the Breathitt, Clay and Madison County, Kentucky Branch of the Jett Family. Georgetown, Ky.: I.L. Jett, 1988. FHL 470135
  • [Park] Gum, Nell Marshall Park. Park of Kentucky, 1747-1929: Biographical Sketches and Genealogy of the Descendants of Ebenezer Park, Pioneer of Madison County, Kentucky. Frankfort, Ky.: Gum, 1929. FHL 1715; digital version at Ancestry. ($)
  • [Park] Park, Evelyn Potter and Warren R. Park. Allen Park, 1745-1805, of Rowan County, North Carolina and Madison County, Kentucky: Including Some of His Descentants and Allied Families. Chandler, Okla.: n.p., 1970. FHL 1796; 1977 supplement: FHL 1813
  • [Pursley] Winchester, Warren. Benjamin Pursley (Pursell): of Loudoun County, Virginia, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Madison County, Kentucky. Middletown, Ky.: W. Winchester, 1995. FHL 751739
  • [Robertson] Ross, Janet Morgan and Hester Gates Morgan. "Gates Families of the Colonial Virginia Counties of Henrico and Chesterfield," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 46, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2002):137-150; Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2002):183-189. Digital version at American Ancestors ($); FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 46 (2002).
  • [Shearer] Shearer, Oliver F. In Search of my Shearer Heritage in Madison and Rock Castle Countys [sic ] in Kentucky. [Winchester, Ky.]: O.F. Shearer, [199?]. FHL 711990
  • [Turner] Sargent, Samuel S. Genealogy of the Turner Family (Especially of Madison County, Kentucky & Illinois), ca. 1700-1955. MSS., 1955. FHL 321518

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 Madison 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

Civil War

Online Records


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

- 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Companies A, B, E, F, G, and H.
- Jesse's Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Riflemen (Confederate), Company C
- 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate), Company G


Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Madison County:

Map showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.
World War I
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Madison County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Books A-A1: 1787-1813

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.

  • 1787 - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at FamilySearch - free; [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Madison County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • 1788 Court and Tax Records. GenealogyTrails.
  • 1789 - Heinemann, Charles B. "First Census" of Kentucky 1790. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: FHL 446696; digital version at Kentucky Kinfolks. ["3 volumes of 1789 were used, with some duplication of names." (p. 2)]
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Madison County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[5] digitized by Ancestry ($).
  • 1815 - The 1815 list is the first list (at least since 1808) in which we can build geographical clusters despite the alphabetizing of the first letter of surnames. This is done by using the regiment and company information. See FHL US/CAN Film 8,127. These alphabetical by surname lists were prepared by the Madison County clerk from records in his office.

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 Madison County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Madison 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
  • 1839-1960 - KY Births and Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
  • 1852-1859 - Madison County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517691 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1874 - Madison County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517692 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1875 - Madison County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517693 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
Marriage
Death
Divorce
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Societies and Libraries

Madison County Historical Society
PO box 5066
PO Box 397
Richmond, KY 40476
E-mail:tjbiii@aol.com
Website

Society of Boonesborough
PO Box 226
Richmond Kentucky 40476-0226

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), Madison 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. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August, 2012)
  5. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.