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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Nicholas_County,_Kentucky|Nicholas County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Nicholas County, Kentucky|Nicholas County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Nicholas County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Nicholas 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}}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Nicholas County
 
| county = Nicholas County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| founded date = December 18
 
| founded date = December 18
 
| seat wl = Carlisle
 
| seat wl = Carlisle
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== Nicholas County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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=== Nicholas County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Nicholas County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Nicholas County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Nicholas County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Nicholas County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Nicholas County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Nicholas County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Nicholas County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Nicholas County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[Nicholas County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[Nicholas County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Nicholas County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Nicholas County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[http://www.nicholascounty.ky.gov/ Nicholas County Courthouse]<br>Main Street<br>Carlisle, KY 40311-0329<br>Phone: 859.289.3730<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nicholas County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://nicholascounty.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx Nicholas County Courthouse]<br>Main Street<br>Carlisle, KY 40311-0329<br>Phone: 859.289.3730<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nicholas County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Nicholas County Kentucky History  ==
 
== Nicholas County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1799'''--Nicholas County was created 18 December 1799&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]] and [[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Carlisle <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1799'''--Nicholas County was created 18 December 1799&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bourbon]] and [[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mason ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Carlisle <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== 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  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Nicholas County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
== Nicholas County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bath County, Kentucky|Bath]]  
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*[[Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bath]]  
*[[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]]  
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*[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bourbon]]  
*[[Fleming County, Kentucky|Fleming]]  
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*[[Fleming County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fleming]]  
*[[Harrison County, Kentucky|Harrison]]  
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*[[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison]]  
*[[Robertson County, Kentucky|Robertson]]
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*[[Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Robertson]]
  
 
== Nicholas County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Nicholas County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kynicholas.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Kynicholas.png|thumb|right|400px|Kynicholas.png]]  
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1079 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Nicholas County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1079 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Nicholas County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catal Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|787613|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Nicholas 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&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catal FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|787613|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Nicholas 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=4211&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=13&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Nicholas 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=4211&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=13&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Nicholas County cemeteries ]gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1079&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|787613|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=1079 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://frontierfolk.org/nichco.htm KYGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Nicholas+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=Nicholas&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/nicholas/toc.html#cem KYGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/nicholas.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=Nicholas&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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*[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  
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22677 Census of 1810, Nicholas 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>/$)
  
 
==== 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]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
 
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19994 Some of the descendants of Robert and Jane ( ) McCune of Bourbon and Nicholas 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>/$)
  
 
===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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{{KY Land}}
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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{{KY History}}
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8492 Bourbon, Harrison, Nicholas, and Scott Counties, Kentucky History] 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>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19994 Some of the descendants of Robert and Jane ( ) McCune of Bourbon and Nicholas County, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
==== 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
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
 
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{VAciv}}  
 
{{VAciv}}  
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:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B.  
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B.  
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B.
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/nicholas/toc.html#court Court Records]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/nicholas/toc.html#court Court Records]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
*'''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  ====
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
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*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843?collectionNameFilter=false KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
 
*'''1852-1859''' - Nicholas County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517821}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
 
*'''1852-1859''' - Nicholas County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517821}} 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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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== 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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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
 
*'''1800-1812''' - ''Nicholas County, Kentucky Marriages, 1800-1812.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|937515}} - free.  
 
*'''1800-1812''' - ''Nicholas County, Kentucky Marriages, 1800-1812.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|937515}} - free.  
*'''1800-1812''' - [http://www.magiclink.com/web/sinatra/ Nicholas County, Kentucky Marriages 1800-1812] - free.
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*'''1800-1812''' - [http://www.magiclink.com/web/sinatra/ Nicholas County, Kentucky Marriages 1800-1812] - free.  
 
*'''1852-1859''' - Nicholas County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517821}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1852-1859''' - Nicholas County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517821}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Nicholas County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517822}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Nicholas County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517822}} 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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*'''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
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*[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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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
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*[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://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[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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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
 
== Niocholas County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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'''Nicholas County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 222<br> 101 Market St<br> Carlisle KY 40311<br>Phone:859-289-4200<br> Toll Free Phone:877-289-4212<br>Email[mailto:carlislehistory@gmail.com]<br>[http://carlisle-nicholascounty.org/history/index.htm Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/nicholas-county/ Nicholas County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky 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.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Nicholas/ Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)]  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Nicholas-County.htm Nicholas County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
 
== Nicholas County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
 
== Nicholas County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==

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

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Nicholas County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Nicholas County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 18, 1799
County Seat Carlisle
Courthouse
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Nicholas County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1800 1852 1810 1800 1800
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Nicholas County Courthouse
Main Street
Carlisle, KY 40311-0329
Phone: 859.289.3730[1]

Nicholas County Kentucky History

Parent County

1799--Nicholas County was created 18 December 1799 from Bourbon and Mason Counties.
County seat: Carlisle [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Nicholas County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Barefoot Ellisville Milltown Sprout
Barterville Headquarters Moorefield Upper Blue Lick
Carlisle Hickory Ridge (hist.) Myers Weston
East Union Hooktown Pleasant Valley

Neighboring Counties

Nicholas County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

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


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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 2,925
1810 4,898 67.5%
1820 7,973 62.8%
1830 8,834 10.8%
1840 8,745 −1.0%
1850 10,361 18.5%
1860 11,030 6.5%
1870 9,129 −17.2%
1880 11,869 30.0%
1890 10,764 −9.3%
1900 11,952 11.0%
1910 10,601 −11.3%
1920 9,894 −6.7%
1930 8,571 −13.4%
1940 8,617 0.5%
1950 7,532 −12.6%
1960 6,677 −11.4%
1970 6,508 −2.5%
1980 7,157 10.0%
1990 6,725 −6.0%
2000 6,813 1.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Nicholas County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

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:

Bibliography
  • [Asbury] Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Bedinger] Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. The Clay Family. Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Stafford] Stafford, Carolyn Joy. The Biography of Thomas Moore Stafford, 1841-1910 of City of Louisville, Clark, and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky and Citrus and Lee Counties, Florida: Saddler, Soldier, Settler. Brandon, Fla.: C.J. Stafford, 2007. FHL Book 921.73 St13s; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

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 Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records


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


- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company B.
- 9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company B.
World War I
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[7] 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 Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Nicholas 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

Niocholas County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Nicholas County Historical Society
PO Box 222
101 Market St
Carlisle KY 40311
Phone:859-289-4200
Toll Free Phone:877-289-4212
Email[1]
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.


Nicholas County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Nicholas County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nicholas County, Kentucky page 274, 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. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  7. 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).
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 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.