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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Rockcastle_County,_Kentucky|Rockcastle County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Rockcastle_County,_Kentucky|Rockcastle County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Rockcastle County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Rockcastle 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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== Rockcastle County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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=== Rockcastle County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]</center>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>  
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[[Image:{{KYRockcastlecourthouse}}]]&nbsp;  
 
[[Image:{{KYRockcastlecourthouse}}]]&nbsp;  
  
[http://www.rockcastlecountyky.com/index2.html Rockcastle County Courthouse ]<br>205 W Main Street Street<br>Mount Vernon, KY 40456-0365<br>Phone: 606.256.2831<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rockcastle 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.rockcastlecountyky.com/index2.html Rockcastle County Courthouse ]<br>205 W Main Street Street<br>Mount Vernon, KY 40456-0365<br>Phone: 606.256.2831<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rockcastle County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Rockcastle County Kentucky History  ==
 
== Rockcastle County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1810--'''Rockcastle County was created 8 January 1810&nbsp;from [[Knox County, Kentucky|Knox]],&nbsp;[[Lincoln County, Kentucky|Lincoln]], [[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]] and&nbsp;[[Pulaski County, Kentucky|Pulaski]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Mount Vernon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1810--'''Rockcastle County was created 8 January 1810&nbsp;from [[Knox County, Kentucky Genealogy|Knox]],&nbsp;[[Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lincoln]], [[Madison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Madison]] and&nbsp;[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pulaski]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Mount Vernon <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  ====
  
'''1874--'''A disaster destroyed many of the records.  
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'''1871, 1874--'''Courthouse disasters destroyed many of the records.
  
 
== Rockcastle County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
== Rockcastle County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Garrard County, Kentucky|Garrard]]  
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*[[Garrard County, Kentucky Genealogy|Garrard]]  
*[[Jackson County, Kentucky|Jackson]]  
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*[[Jackson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jackson]]  
*[[Laurel County, Kentucky|Laurel]]  
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*[[Laurel County, Kentucky Genealogy|Laurel]]  
*[[Lincoln County, Kentucky|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
*[[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]]  
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*[[Madison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Madison]]  
*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky|Pulaski]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pulaski]]
  
 
== Rockcastle County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Rockcastle County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kyrockcastle.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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*[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  
 
*[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 websites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
 
*[http://findagrave.com 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://findagrave.com 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=1090 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Rockcastle 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=1090 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Rockcastle 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|722911|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Rockcastle 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|722911|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Rockcastle 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=4270&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=33&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Rockcastle 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=4270&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=33&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Rockcastle 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=1090&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|722911|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=1090 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://kykinfolk.com/rockcastle/cemeteries.htm KYGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Rockcastle+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=Rockcastle&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/rockcastle/rockcastle.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/rockcastle.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=Rockcastle&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://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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{{KY Land}}
 
{{KY Land}}
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1971195&from=fhd ~ link to book called Rockcastle Recollections by John Lair]
  
 
==== 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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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I and J.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Union)]], Companies A, B, and C.
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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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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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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
 
*'''1855-1959''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books (1855-1959)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1855-1959''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books (1855-1959)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{KY Vital Intro}}
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
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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
 
*'''1852-1860''' - Rockcastle County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C517921}} 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>  
 
*'''1852-1860''' - Rockcastle County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C517921}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>  
 
*'''1874''' - Rockcastle County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517922}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1874''' - Rockcastle County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517922}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1875''' - Rockcastle County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517923}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1875''' - Rockcastle County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517923}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
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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>
 
*'''1852-1860''' - Rockcastle County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517921}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1852-1860''' - Rockcastle County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517921}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1875''' - Rockcastle County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517924}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1875''' - Rockcastle County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517924}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Rockcastle County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517925}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Rockcastle County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517925}} 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
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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
  
 
== Rockcastle County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Rockcastle County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Rockcastle County Historical Society'''<br>RTEC Garage Building<br>85 Spring Street<br>Box 930<br> Mt. Vernon KY 40456<br>[http://www.rockhistsoc.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]
  
 
==== 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]]
  
 
== Rockcastle County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Rockcastle County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/rockcastle-county/ Rockcastle County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/rockcastle/ Rockcastle KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/rockcastle/ Rockcastle KYGenWeb]  
 
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== Rockcastle County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
 
== Rockcastle County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==

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

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Rockcastle County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Rockcastle County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 8, 1810
County Seat Mount Vernon
Courthouse
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Beginning Dates for Rockcastle County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Land
Probate
1852
1852
1852
1810
1865
1855
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Rockcastle County Courthouse, Mount Vernon, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 

Rockcastle County Courthouse
205 W Main Street Street
Mount Vernon, KY 40456-0365
Phone: 606.256.2831[1]

Rockcastle County Kentucky History

Parent County

1810--Rockcastle County was created 8 January 1810 from KnoxLincoln, Madison and Pulaski Counties.
County seat: Mount Vernon [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

1871, 1874--Courthouse disasters destroyed many of the records.

Rockcastle County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bloss Goochland Mount Vernon Roundstone
Boone Gum Sulphur Mullins Sand Springs
Brodhead Hansford Orlando Sinks
Burr Hummel Ottawa Spiro
Climax Johnetta Pine Hill Wabd
Conway Level Green Pongo Wellhope
Cooksburg Livingston Quail Wildie
Disputanta Luner Renfro Valley Willailla
Flat Rock Maretburg

Neighboring Counties

Rockcastle 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.  %±
1810 1,731
1820 2,249 29.9%
1830 2,865 27.4%
1840 3,409 19.0%
1850 4,697 37.8%
1860 5,343 13.8%
1870 7,145 33.7%
1880 9,670 35.3%
1890 9,841 1.8%
1900 12,416 26.2%
1910 14,473 16.6%
1920 15,406 6.4%
1930 15,149 −1.7%
1940 17,165 13.3%
1950 13,925 −18.9%
1960 12,334 −11.4%
1970 12,305 −0.2%
1980 13,973 13.6%
1990 14,803 5.9%
2000 16,582 12.0%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Rockcastle 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:

  • 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]
General
  • Lair, John and J. Allen Singleton. Rockcastle Roots: Informal Histories of Families of Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Mt. Vernon, Ky.: Polly House Pub., 1992. FHL Book 976.9623 D2L
Bibliography
  • [Clark] Clark, Lily May McLemore. Wallis Clark, Sr. of Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Mount Vernon, Ky.: Rockcastle County Historical Society, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 C547cLL
  • [Cummins] Funk, Frances. Cummins Ancient, Cummins New: A History of the Cummins Family of Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Washington, D.C.: McGregor and Werner, 1978. FHL Book 929.273 C912a
  • [Harper] Harper, Joseph Doyle. The Harper's of Pulaski and Rockcastle Counties, Kentucky:A Genealogical and Historical Narrative. Livingston, Montana: The Shields' Valley Publishing Co., 1990. FHL Book 929.273 H231hh
  • [Hasty] Hasty, Warren H. Archibald Hasty and Descendants: of Pulaski & Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Minneapolis, Minn.: W.H. Hasty, 2004. FHL Book 929.273 H279hwa
  • [Johnson] Yates, William Allen. Johnson Genealogy: Descendants of George W. Johnson of Scott County, Virginia and Rockcastle County, Kentucky and Descendants of Benjamin Johnson of Smyth County, Virginia. Stevensville, Montana: W.A. Yates, 1992. FHL Book 929.273 J632y
  • [Owen] Owens, Charles Sterling. David Owen, Revolutionary War Soldier, and His Descendants Wilkes County, North Carolina to Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Knoxville, Tenn.: C.S. Owens, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 Ow2owc
  • [Rogers] Irwin, Lyndon N. The Rogers Family of Paint Lick and Crab Orchard: Ancestry and Descendants Joseph and Ellen Steward Rogers of Garrard, Rockcastle, and Lincoln Counties in Kentucky. Bois D'Arc, Missouri: L. Irwin, 1994. FHL Book 929.273 R632i
  • [Wallins] Heflin, Donald L. The Wanderin' Wallins from Henry County, Virginia, to Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Georgetown, Ky.: D.L. Heflin, 1994. FHL Book 929.273 W158h

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 Rockcastle 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 Rockcastle 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 Rockcastle County, Kentucky Genealogy:


- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I and J.
- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J.
- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, and C.
World War I
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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.


Rockcastle County Tax Lists, 1811-1875, are available for purchase as digital images in PDF format on CD from Jeff Renner's Genealogical Resources. When the PDF files are viewed in a program such as Acrobat Pro you can bookmark pages/images with year changes, ancestors names, etc. You can also drag an image/page out of Acrobat Pro and throw it into Photoshop to enhance viewing or you can just save that extracted page/image to be used as an attachment to your ancestor in whatever Record Manager (ie: Legacy, RootsMagic, etc) program you use.

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 Rockcastle County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Rockcastle 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
  • 1852-1860 - Rockcastle County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch C517921 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Rockcastle County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517922 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Rockcastle County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517923 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 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

Rockcastle County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Rockcastle County Historical Society
RTEC Garage Building
85 Spring Street
Box 930
Mt. Vernon KY 40456
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.


Rockcastle County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Rockcastle County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rockcastle 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 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.