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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Mercer_County,_Kentucky|Mercer County]]''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mercer_County,_Kentucky|Mercer County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Mercer County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Mercer 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
{{KYDC}}  
 
 
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
| county = Mercer County
 
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mercer County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mercer County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mercer County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mercer County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mercer County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mercer County, Kentucky#Deatj|Death]]*'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mercer County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mercer County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Mercer County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Mercer County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]</center>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Mercer County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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[[Image:Mercer County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]] [http://www.mercercounty.ky.gov/ Mercer County Courthouse]<br>235 S Main Street<br>PO Box 426<br>Harrodsburg, KY 40330-1696<br>Phone: 606.734.6310<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mercer County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[[Image:Mercer County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Mercer County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]] [http://www.mercercounty.ky.gov/ Mercer County Courthouse]<br>235 S Main Street<br>PO Box 426<br>Harrodsburg, KY 40330-1696<br>Phone: 859.734.6310<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mercer County, Kentucky page 273, {{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'''--Mercer County was created 17 October 1785&nbsp;from [[Lincoln County, Kentucky|Lincoln ]]County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Harrodsburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1785'''--Mercer County was created 17 October 1785 from [[Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lincoln ]]County.<br>'''County seat:''' Harrodsburg <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 Mercer 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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'''1928''' A disaster destroyed some records.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Anderson County, Kentucky|Anderson]]  
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*[[Anderson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Anderson]]  
*[[Boyle County, Kentucky|Boyle]]  
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*[[Boyle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyle]]  
*[[Garrard County, Kentucky|Garrard]]  
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*[[Garrard County, Kentucky Genealogy|Garrard]]  
*[[Jessamine County, Kentucky|Jessamine]]  
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*[[Jessamine County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jessamine]]  
*[[Washington County, Kentucky|Washington]]  
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*[[Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy|Washington]]  
*[[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford]]
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*[[Woodford County, Kentucky Genealogy|Woodford]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kymercer.png|thumb|right|400px|Kymercer.png]]  
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[[Image:Kymercer.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
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The following have information concerning African American research. Both should be used:  
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bracken.html Bracken Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bracken.html Bracken Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online] 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  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction] ~ Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[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://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 Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
*[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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried. Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone. May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1072 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Mercer County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
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*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1072 list of cemeteries in Mercer County] and links to the information for the individuals buried there,  
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|448748|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Mercer 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|448748|subject-id|disp=some records of cemeteries in Mercer County}}. 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=4173&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=16&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Mercer 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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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4173&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=16&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Mercer 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.
  
 
Individual Cemeteries:  
 
Individual Cemeteries:  
  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=43061 Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=43061 Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg] BillionGraves
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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=1072&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|448748|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=1072 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://kymercer.heliohost.org/cgi-bin/view_cem.cgi KYGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mercer+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=Mercer&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/mercer/mercer.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/mercer.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=Mercer&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Kentucky Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [[Mercer County, Kentucky#Taxation|Taxation]].  
 
'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [[Mercer County, Kentucky#Taxation|Taxation]].  
  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project  
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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]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6057 Mercer County, Kentucky: Marriages (1786-1800) & Wills (1786-1801)] 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>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28922 Abstracts of Sharp deeds from Mercer County, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[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)}}.  
*'''[Finley]''' Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995)}}.  
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*'''[Finley]''' Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995)}}.  
 
*'''[Letcher]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.  
 
*'''[Letcher]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.  
 
*'''[McDowell]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.  
 
*'''[McDowell]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.  
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*'''[Robertson]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.  
 
*'''[Robertson]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.  
 
*'''[Rowland]''' Petersen, Carol Rowland. ''Descendants of John Rowland, Son of William Rowland: (Botetourt Co., Va.).'' Belton, Mo.: C.R. Petersen, 1999. Digital version at {{FHL|834254|item|disp=Family History Archive}}.  
 
*'''[Rowland]''' Petersen, Carol Rowland. ''Descendants of John Rowland, Son of William Rowland: (Botetourt Co., Va.).'' Belton, Mo.: C.R. Petersen, 1999. Digital version at {{FHL|834254|item|disp=Family History Archive}}.  
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*'''[Taylor]''' de Graffenried, Thomas Pritchett. ''History of the de Graffenried Family from 1191 A.D. to 1925''. Binghampton, N.Y.: Vail-Ballou Press, 1925. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyofdegraff00graf Internet Archive] - free; {{FHL|157333|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 G758g}}.
 
*'''[Taylor]''' Dennstedt, Albert Marjorie. "Richard and Ann Taylor's Descendants in Maryland and Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 40, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1996):29-38; Vol. 40, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1996):134-145; Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1996):199-211; Vol. 40, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1996):282-293. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.  
 
*'''[Taylor]''' Dennstedt, Albert Marjorie. "Richard and Ann Taylor's Descendants in Maryland and Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 40, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1996):29-38; Vol. 40, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1996):134-145; Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1996):199-211; Vol. 40, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1996):282-293. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.  
 
*'''[Timmons]''' Corum, Frank. ''Captain George Timmons, Fact and Fiction''. Hanson, Ky., 1990. {{FHL|408023|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 T484c}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Timmons]''' Corum, Frank. ''Captain George Timmons, Fact and Fiction''. Hanson, Ky., 1990. {{FHL|408023|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 T484c}}.<br>  
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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}}
  
 
*Rue, A.B. ''Historical Sketch of Mercer County, Ky. (Illustrated)''. Harrodsburg, Ky.: Rue, 1904. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-266-32002009 Kentuckiana Digital Library].  
 
*Rue, A.B. ''Historical Sketch of Mercer County, Ky. (Illustrated)''. Harrodsburg, Ky.: Rue, 1904. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-266-32002009 Kentuckiana Digital Library].  
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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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=====French and Indian War=====
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*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies a Mercer County veteran; see William Shepherd, page 242.]
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=====Civil War=====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[19th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|19th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
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=====World War I=====
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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
  
'''''French and Indian War'''''
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=====Korean War=====
  
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies a Mercer County veteran; see William Shepherd, page 242.]
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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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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News] - Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[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
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm] - Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]  
 
*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.  
 
*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project] ~ Kentucky Obituary Project  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot] ~ Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] ~ Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function  
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== 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
 
*'''1786-1923''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 19 (1786-1923)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1786-1923''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 19 (1786-1923)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Mercer 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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The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Mercer 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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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5794 Mercer County, Kentucky Wills 1818-1826] 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>/$)
  
 
#[http://www.copies1918.com/mercer1.html Will Book 1: 1786-1795]  
 
#[http://www.copies1918.com/mercer1.html Will Book 1: 1786-1795]  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
Kandie Adkinson's [http://sos.ky.gov/land/reference/taxarticle.htm "Researching Early Kentucky Tax Lists: 1792-1840"] is a must read. The beginning tax list researcher will find the second half of her article especially helpful and for the serious researcher, she covers the legislation involved in the tax process. She continues her work to 1880 in the 2011 editions of the periodical Kentucky Ancestors. <br>
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
*'''1787-1790''' - 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|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Sources for this publication are: remnants of the 1787 personal property tax list, 1787 tithable lists, 1787-c1790 insolvent and removed lists, 1786 tobacco inspection petition, 1786-1788 tax list substitutes, and the 1789 personal property tax list. Mercer County is included in Vol. 2.]  
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Kandie Adkinson's [http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/resources/articles/Documents/Tax%20Lists%201792-1840%20(rev).pdf "Researching Early Kentucky Tax Lists: 1792-1840"] is a must read. The beginning tax list researcher will find the second half of her article especially helpful and for the serious researcher, she covers the legislation involved in the tax process. She continues her work to 1880 in the 2011 editions of the periodical Kentucky Ancestors. <br>
*'''1789''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["1 volume of 1789 was used." (p. 2)]  
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*'''1787-1790''' - 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 Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE6494841 FamilySearch] - free; {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Sources for this publication are: remnants of the 1787 personal property tax list, 1787 tithable lists, 1787-c1790 insolvent and removed lists, 1786 tobacco inspection petition, 1786-1788 tax list substitutes, and the 1789 personal property tax list. Mercer County is included in Vol. 2.]  
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*'''1789''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["1 volume of 1789 was used." (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] ($).
 
*'''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] ($).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth =====
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
  
*'''1852-1859''' - Mercer County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517751}} 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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<br>  
*'''1874''' - Mercer County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517752}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
  
===== Marriage =====
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===== Birth  =====
  
*'''1852-1859''' - Mercer County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517751}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843?collectionNameFilter=false KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*'''1852-1859''' - Mercer County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517751}} 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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*'''1874''' - Mercer County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517752}} 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
  
===== Unsorted =====
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===== Marriage  =====
  
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*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674849?collectionNameFilter=false KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*'''1786-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6057 Mercer County, Kentucky: Marriages (1786-1800) and Wills (1786-1801)] 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>/$)
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1800-1830''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5709 Mercer County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1800-1830 Vol. II-III] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*'''1852-1859''' - Mercer County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517751}} 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
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848?collectionNameFilter=false 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  
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ky/mercer/webbbs_config.pl Mercer County, Kentucky Obituary and Death Notices Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From various funeral homes in the Harrodsburg, Burgin, Bondville, Cornishville, and Salvisa areas.
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ky/mercer/webbbs_config.pl Mercer County, Kentucky Obituary and Death Notices Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From various funeral homes in the Harrodsburg, Burgin, Bondville, Cornishville, and Salvisa areas.
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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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'''The Harrodsburg Historical Society'''<br>220 South Chiles St.<br>PO Box 316<br>Harrodsburg, Ky. 40330<br>Phone:859-734-5985<br>[http://kymercer.heliohost.org/hhs/ Website]<br>[http://www.harrodsburghistorical.org/ Website]<br><br>
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*[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]
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
==== Web Sites  ====
 
==== Web Sites  ====
  
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/mercer-county/ Mercer County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select the county.  
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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+Mercer|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Mercer|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Mercer/ Mercer County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Mercer/ Mercer County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Mercer-County.htm Mercer County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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United States Gotoarrow.png Kentucky Gotoarrow.png Mercer County

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

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Mercer County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Mercer 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 Harrodsburg
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Mercer County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Land
Probate
1852
1786
1852
1810
1786
1786
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Mercer County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
Mercer County Courthouse
235 S Main Street
PO Box 426
Harrodsburg, KY 40330-1696
Phone: 859.734.6310[1]

History

Parent County

1785--Mercer County was created 17 October 1785 from Lincoln County.
County seat: Harrodsburg [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

1928 A disaster destroyed some records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Battle Duncan Liberty Perryville Tollgate
Bellevue Dunnlora Lucto Pleasant Hill
Bohon Ebenezer Lucton Riverview Estates
Bondville Edgewood Lynnwood Salvisa
Braxton Fairview Maple Lawn Shawnee Run
Bruners Chapel Grapevine Maplewood Stewart
Cane Hurst Harrodsburg Mayo Stringtown
Cornishville Hickory Grove McAfee Talmage
Cummins Ferry Hilltop McGary Station Terrapin
Deep Creek Jackson Nevada Vanarsdell
Dixville Kirkwood Oakland Wilson Station
Dugansville Laurel Hill Oregon Woodlawn




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.

Individual Cemeteries:


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.
17907,091
18009,64636.0%
181012,63030.9%
182015,58723.4%
183017,69413.5%
184018,7205.8%
185014,067−24.9%
186013,701−2.6%
187013,144−4.1%
188014,1427.6%
189015,0346.3%
190014,426−4.0%
191014,063−2.5%
192014,7955.2%
193014,471−2.2%
194014,6291.1%
195014,6430.1%
196014,596−0.3%
197015,9609.3%
198019,01119.1%
199019,1480.7%
200020,8178.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21167.txt

For tips on accessing Mercer 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

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
  • [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 ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 34 (1990).
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995).
  • [Letcher] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [McDowell] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Maccoun] Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. The Clay Family. Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Owens] Owens, David Hatfield. Owens Family of Virginia (Richmond, King George, Stafford, Prince William, Fauquier Counties) and Kentucky (Mason, Lewis, Fleming, Bracken, Mercer, Boyle Counties). Ann Arbor, Mich.: D.H. Owens, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 Ow2od 1991
  • [Robertson] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Rowland] Petersen, Carol Rowland. Descendants of John Rowland, Son of William Rowland: (Botetourt Co., Va.). Belton, Mo.: C.R. Petersen, 1999. Digital version at Family History Archive.
  • [Taylor] de Graffenried, Thomas Pritchett. History of the de Graffenried Family from 1191 A.D. to 1925. Binghampton, N.Y.: Vail-Ballou Press, 1925. Digital version at Internet Archive - free; FHL Book 929.273 G758g.
  • [Taylor] Dennstedt, Albert Marjorie. "Richard and Ann Taylor's Descendants in Maryland and Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 40, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1996):29-38; Vol. 40, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1996):134-145; Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1996):199-211; Vol. 40, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1996):282-293. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Timmons] Corum, Frank. Captain George Timmons, Fact and Fiction. Hanson, Ky., 1990. FHL Book 929.273 T484c.
  • [Warner] Reynolds, Lyman Foster. Peter Warner Born Maryland - Fredrick County: Revolutionary War Soldier (with George Washington in Capture of Trenton) to Lincoln County Kentucky 1780's, Children Settled in Kentucky; Lincoln, Garrard, Boyle, Mercer & Washington Counties; Indiana Putnam County. Louisville, Ky.: L.F. Reynolds, 2007. FHL Book 929.273 W246r

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 Mercer 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

French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies a Mercer County veteran; see William Shepherd, page 242.]
Civil War

Online Records


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


- 19th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
World War I
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Mercer County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Mercer 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 Mercer 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 Book 1: 1786-1795
  2. Will Book 2: 1795-1803
  3. Will Book 3: 1803-1808
  4. Will Book 4: 1808-1813
  5. Will Book 5: 1813-1816

School

  • Stephenson, Martha. Education in Harrodsburg and Neighborhood Since 1775. Harrodsburg, Ky.: Harrodsburg Herald, n.d. Digital version at Kentuckiana Digital Library.

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.

Kandie Adkinson's "Researching Early Kentucky Tax Lists: 1792-1840" is a must read. The beginning tax list researcher will find the second half of her article especially helpful and for the serious researcher, she covers the legislation involved in the tax process. She continues her work to 1880 in the 2011 editions of the periodical Kentucky Ancestors.

  • 1787-1790 - 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; FHL. [Sources for this publication are: remnants of the 1787 personal property tax list, 1787 tithable lists, 1787-c1790 insolvent and removed lists, 1786 tobacco inspection petition, 1786-1788 tax list substitutes, and the 1789 personal property tax list. Mercer County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • 1789 - Heinemann, Charles B. "First Census" of Kentucky 1790. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: FHL US/CAN 976.9 X2ph 1981; digital version at Kentucky Kinfolks. ["1 volume of 1789 was used." (p. 2)]
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Mercer County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[6] digitized by Ancestry ($).

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 Mercer County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Mercer 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
Divorce
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Societies and Libraries

The Harrodsburg Historical Society
220 South Chiles St.
PO Box 316
Harrodsburg, Ky. 40330
Phone:859-734-5985
Website
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), Mercer County, Kentucky page 273, 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. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  5. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  6. 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).
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 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.
  8. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  9. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.