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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
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==== African American  ====
  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:  
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* [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
 
* [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
  
* [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
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* [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans. 
  
 
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*'''[1790]''' Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=446696 FHL US/CAN 976.9 X2ph 1981]; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["2 volumes of 1790 were used." (p. 2)]
 
*'''[1790]''' Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=446696 FHL US/CAN 976.9 X2ph 1981]; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["2 volumes of 1790 were used." (p. 2)]
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==

Revision as of 21:30, 18 August 2010

United States  > Kentucky > Woodford County

County Courthouse

Woodford County Courthouse, Versailles, Ky.

History

Parent County

1788--Woodford County was created 12 November 1788 from Fayette County.  County seat:  Versailles [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1965--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bonita Gaybourn Millville Pisgah
Clifton Harmony Milner Shetland
Davistown Hunter Town Mortonsville Troy
Duckers Jacksontown (hist.) Nonesuch Versailles
Faywood McKees Crossroads Nugent Crossroads Wallace
Firmantown Midway Pinckard Woodford Village









Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

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

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Marion Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 

Census

1790 - Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation.

Church

Court

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

Family History Library Catalog

http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Woodford/

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).