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Guide to '''Oldham County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Oldham County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Oldham County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Oldham County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Oldham County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Oldham County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Oldham County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Oldham County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Oldham County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Oldham County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Oldham County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[Oldham County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[Oldham County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Oldham County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Oldham County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[[Image:Oldham County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
 
[[Image:Oldham County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
  
[http://www.oldhamcounty.net/ Oldham County Courthouse]<br>100 W Jefferson Street<br>La Grange, KY 40031<br>Phone: 502.222.9311<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oldham 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://www.brbpub.com/kentucky/oldham/ Oldham County Courthouse]<br>100 W Jefferson Street<br>La Grange, KY 40031<br>Phone: 502.222.9311<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oldham County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== History  ==
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== Oldham County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1823'''--Oldham County was created 15 December 1823&nbsp;from [[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Jefferson]], [[Shelby County, Kentucky|Shelby]] and [[Henry County, Kentucky|Henry]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;LaGrange <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1823'''--Oldham County was created 15 December 1823&nbsp;from [[Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jefferson]], [[Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy|Shelby]] and [[Henry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Henry]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;LaGrange <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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'''1873''' A disaster destroyed some records.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Oldham County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballardsville,_Kentucky Ballardsville]  
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballardsville,_Kentucky Ballardsville]  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Clark County, Indiana|Clark County, Indiana]]  
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*[[Clark County, Indiana Genealogy|Clark County, Indiana]]  
*[[Henry County, Kentucky|Henry]]  
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*[[Henry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Henry]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[Shelby County, Kentucky|Shelby]]  
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*[[Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy|Shelby]]  
*[[Trimble County, Kentucky|Trimble]]
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*[[Trimble County, Kentucky Genealogy|Trimble]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kyoldham.png|thumb|right|400px|Kyoldham.png]]  
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[[Image:Kyoldham.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Oldham}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Oldham, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1081&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/oldham/cemeteries.html KYGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/oldham/cemeteries.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/oldham.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|444771|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Oldham+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1081 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Oldham&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Oldham-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Oldham county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Oldham.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/oldham.html Oldham&nbsp;Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp;&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
 
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1081 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Oldham County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|444771|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Oldham 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=4219&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=8&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Oldham 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=4219&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=8&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Oldham County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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{{KY Land}}
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== 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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=====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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=====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
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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
 
*'''1824-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 9 (1824-1917)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1824-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 9 (1824-1917)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]  
*[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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*[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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*'''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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*'''1852-1861''' - Oldham County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517841}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Oldham County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517842}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Oldham County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517843}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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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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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1852-1861''' - Oldham County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517841}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Oldham County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517844}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1879''' - Oldham County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517845}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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===== Death =====
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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848?collectionNameFilter=false KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
 
*[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
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
 
  
*[http://www.oldhamcountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Oldham County Historical Society]<br>106 N Second Avenue<br>LaGrange, Kentucky 40031  
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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
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== Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Oldham County Historical Society'''<br>106 N Second Avenue<br>LaGrange, Kentucky 40031 <br>
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[http://www.oldhamcountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Oldham County Historical Society'''<br> West Highway 146<br> Pewee Valley KY 40056<br>Telephone: 502-222-0826<br>Fax: 502-222-7115<br>E-mail[mailto:ochstryctr@aol.com ochstryctr@aol.com]<br>[http://www.oldhamcountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.youseemore.com/oldham/default.asp Oldham County Public Library]<br>5895 West Highway 146<br>Crestwood, KY 40014<br>Phone: (502) 241-9899  
 
*[http://www.youseemore.com/oldham/default.asp Oldham County Public Library]<br>5895 West Highway 146<br>Crestwood, KY 40014<br>Phone: (502) 241-9899  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
==== Web Sites ====
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== Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/oldham Oldham Countty KYGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/oldham-county/ Oldham County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/oldham Oldham County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/oldham/oldham.html Oldham County USGenWeb Archives] &nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/oldham/oldham.html Oldham County USGenWeb Archives] &nbsp;  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:34, 28 February 2017

United States
Kentucky
Oldham County

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

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Oldham County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Oldham County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 15, 1823
County Seat LaGrange
Courthouse
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Oldham County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Oldham County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1824 1852 1830 1824 1824
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Oldham County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Oldham County Courthouse
100 W Jefferson Street
La Grange, KY 40031
Phone: 502.222.9311[1]

Oldham County Kentucky History

Parent County

1823--Oldham County was created 15 December 1823 from Jefferson, Shelby and Henry Counties.
County seat: LaGrange [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

1873 A disaster destroyed some records.

Oldham County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Ballardsville Demplytown Harmony Landing Pewee Valley
Belknap Beach Floydsburg Harmony Village River Bluff
Brownsboro Fraziertown La Grange Rollington
Buckner Glenarm Liro Russell Corner
Cedar Point Goshen Oldham Skylight
Centerfield Greenhaven Orchard Grass Hills Westport
Crestwood Halls Landing Park Lake

Neighboring Counties

Oldham 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

Cemeteries of Oldham, Kentucky online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites have additional information on Oldham county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1830 9,588
1840 7,380 −23.0%
1850 7,629 3.4%
1860 7,283 −4.5%
1870 9,027 23.9%
1880 7,667 −15.1%
1890 6,754 −11.9%
1900 7,078 4.8%
1910 7,248 2.4%
1920 7,689 6.1%
1930 7,402 −3.7%
1940 10,716 44.8%
1950 11,018 2.8%
1960 13,388 21.5%
1970 14,687 9.7%
1980 27,795 89.2%
1990 33,263 19.7%
2000 46,178 38.8%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Oldham 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

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

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records

World War I
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Oldham County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Oldham County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Oldham County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Oldham County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records


Birth
  • 1839-1960 - KY Births and Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
  • 1852-1861 - Oldham County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517841 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Oldham County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517842 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1875 - Oldham County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517843 at FamilySearch - free.
  • Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages


Marriage


Death


Divorce
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Oldham County Historical Society
106 N Second Avenue
LaGrange, Kentucky 40031
Website

Oldham County Historical Society
West Highway 146
Pewee Valley KY 40056
Telephone: 502-222-0826
Fax: 502-222-7115
E-mailochstryctr@aol.com
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.

Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy References

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