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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford County]]''
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Woodford_County,_Kentucky|Woodford County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.
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*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.  
 
*[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=1108 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Woodford 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=1108 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Woodford County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1790 |9210
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|1800 |6624
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|1810 |9659
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|1820 |12207
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|1830 |12273
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|1840 |11740
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|1850 |12423
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|1860 |11219
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|1870 |8240
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|1880 |11800
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|1890 |12380
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|1900 |13134
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|1910 |12571
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|1920 |11784
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|1930 |10981
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|1940 |11847
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|1950 |11212
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|1960 |11913
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|1970 |14434
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|1980 |17778
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|1990 |19955
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|2000 |23208
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1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Woodford County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Kentucky Census|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.
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
  
 
'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Woodford_County,_Kentucky#Taxation Taxation].  
 
'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Woodford_County,_Kentucky#Taxation Taxation].  

Revision as of 00:26, 8 January 2011

Woodford County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Woodford County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 12, 1788
County Seat Versailles
Courthouse
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Woodford County

County Courthouse

Woodford County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

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.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 9,210
1800 6,624 −28.1%
1810 9,659 45.8%
1820 12,207 26.4%
1830 12,273 0.5%
1840 11,740 −4.3%
1850 12,423 5.8%
1860 11,219 −9.7%
1870 8,240 −26.6%
1880 11,800 43.2%
1890 12,380 4.9%
1900 13,134 6.1%
1910 12,571 −4.3%
1920 11,784 −6.3%
1930 10,981 −6.8%
1940 11,847 7.9%
1950 11,212 −5.4%
1960 11,913 6.3%
1970 14,434 21.2%
1980 17,778 23.2%
1990 19,955 12.2%
2000 23,208 16.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

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

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


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).