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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Magoffin_County,_Kentucky|Magoffin County]]''
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Guide to '''Magoffin County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Magoffin 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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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]</center>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Magoffin County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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[[Image:{{KYMagoffincourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYMagoffincourthouse}}]]  
  
[http://magoffincounty.ky.gov/ Magoffin County Courthouse]<br>Court Street<br>Salyersville, KY 41465<br>Phone: 606.349.2216<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Magoffin County, Kentucky page 272, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://magoffincounty.ky.gov/ Magoffin County Courthouse]<br>Court Street<br>Salyersville, KY 41465<br>Phone: 606.349.2216<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Magoffin 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  ====
  
Created in 1860 from [[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan]], [[Johnson County, Kentucky|Johnson]] and [[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd]] counties. <br>  
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Created in 1860 from [[Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Morgan]], [[Johnson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Johnson]] and [[Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Floyd]] counties. <br>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
A disaster has caused the loss of some records.  
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'''1957''' A disaster caused the loss of some records. For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-counties.html#courthouse Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Breathitt County, Kentucky|Breathitt]]  
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*[[Breathitt County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breathitt]]  
*[[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd]]  
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*[[Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Floyd]]  
*[[Johnson County, Kentucky|Johnson]]  
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*[[Johnson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Johnson]]  
*[[Knott County, Kentucky|Knott]]  
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*[[Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Knott]]  
*[[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan]]  
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*[[Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Morgan]]  
*[[Wolfe County, Kentucky|Wolfe]]
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*[[Wolfe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wolfe]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kymagoffin.png|thumb|right|400px|Kymagoffin.png]]  
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[[Image:Kymagoffin.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Mago‌ffin}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Mago‌ffin, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1065&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymagoff/ KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/magoffin/magoff.htm KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/magoffin.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=74 Kentucky Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|723192|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mago‌ffin+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1065 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Mago‌ffin&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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The following web sites have additional information on Mago‌ffin county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/index.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/magoffin.html Magoffin 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;
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
 
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://www.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=1065 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Magoffin 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|723192|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Magoffin 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=4146&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=92&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Magoffin 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=4146&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=92&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Magoffin 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  ====
  
{{KY Church Intro}}
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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]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
{{KY Land}}
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{{KY Land}}  
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
{{KY History}}
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{{KY History}}  
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
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*[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://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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=====World War I=====
 
*[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.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
  
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}  
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
{{KY Probate Intro}}
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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
 
*'''1860-1975''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 2 (1860-1975)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1860-1975''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 2 (1860-1975)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Taxation ====
  
{{KY Tax Intro}}
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{{KY Tax Intro}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{KY Vital Intro}}
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
*'''1859-1862''' - Magoffin County Birth Index 1859-1862. 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>  
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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
*'''1874''' - Magoffin County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517692}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1859-1862''' - Magoffin County Birth Index 1859-1862. Batch {{IGI|C517691}} 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/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>  
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*'''1874''' - Magoffin County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517692}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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  =====
  
*'''1861''' - Magoffin County Marriage Index 1861. Batch {{IGI|M517701}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1861''' - Magoffin County Marriage Index 1861. Batch {{IGI|M517701}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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
  
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===== Death =====
  
*[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
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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
*[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://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/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970  
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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/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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'''Magoffin County Historical Society'''<br>191 South Church Street<br>Salyersville, KY 41456<br>Telephone: 606-349-1607<br>E-mail:[mailto:magoffin@foothills.net magoffin@foothills.net]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymhs/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Magoffin County Historical Society Pioneer Village'''<br>191 S. Church St<br>Salyersville, KY 41465<br>Telephone: 606-349-1607<br>Fax: 606-349-1353<br>E-mail:[mailto:magoffin@foothills.net magoffin@foothills.net]<br>[http://www.kentuckytourism.com/magoffin-county-historical-society-pioneer-village/1379/ Website]<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  ====
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/magoffin/ Magoffin County KYGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/magoffin-county/ Magoffin County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymagoff/ Magoffin 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 Kentucky Website]  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:34, 28 February 2017

United States
Kentucky
Magoffin County

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

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Magoffin County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Magoffin County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 22, 1860
County Seat Salyersville
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Land
Probate
1860
1860
1860
1860
1860
1860
*Many years between 1860 and 1911 are missing
Magoffin County Courthouse, Salyersville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Magoffin County Courthouse
Court Street
Salyersville, KY 41465
Phone: 606.349.2216[1]

History

Parent County

Created in 1860 from Morgan, Johnson and Floyd counties.

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

1957 A disaster caused the loss of some records. For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arthurmabel Ever Kernie Puncheon
Bethanna Falcon Lacey Right Middle Fork
Bloomington Flat Fork Lakeville Royalton
Bradley Foraker Leatha Salyersville
Burning Fork Fredville Lickburg Seitz
Carver Fritz Logville Skaggs
Cisco Galdia Lower Burning Fork Stella
College Heights Gapville Lykins Stringtown
Conley Gifford Maggard Sublett
Craft Fork Grayfox Marshallville Swampton
Cutuno Gullett Mashfork Tiptop
Cyrus Gunlock Mason Waldo
Dale Gypsy Minefork Wheelersburg
Dixie Hager Netty Wonnie
Edna Harper Ova
Elsie Hendricks Painters Lick
Epson Ivyton Plutarch

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Mago‌ffin, 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 Mago‌ffin county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18704,684
18806,94448.2%
18909,19632.4%
190012,00630.6%
191013,65413.7%
192013,8591.5%
193015,71913.4%
194017,49011.3%
195013,839−20.9%
196011,156−19.4%
197010,443−6.4%
198013,51529.4%
199013,077−3.2%
200013,3321.9%
201013,166−1.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21153.txt

For tips on accessing Magoffin 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

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 Magoffin 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

World War I
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Magoffin 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 Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Magoffin 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
  • 1859-1862 - Magoffin County Birth Index 1859-1862. Batch C517691 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1874 - Magoffin County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517692 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 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

Magoffin County Historical Society
191 South Church Street
Salyersville, KY 41456
Telephone: 606-349-1607
E-mail:magoffin@foothills.net
Website

Magoffin County Historical Society Pioneer Village
191 S. Church St
Salyersville, KY 41465
Telephone: 606-349-1607
Fax: 606-349-1353
E-mail:magoffin@foothills.net
Website

Family History Centers

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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Magoffin County, Kentucky page 272, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 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.