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{{Infobox U.S. County
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Guide to '''Barren County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
| county = Barren County
 
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| state = Kentucky
 
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| founded year = 1798
 
| founded date = December 20
 
| seat wl = Glasgow
 
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|organized= December 20, 1798
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|county seat= Glasgow
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|parent county= [[Green County, Kentucky Genealogy|Green]], [[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Warren]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy|Allen]]
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|county2= [[Edmonson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Edmonson]]
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|county3= [[Hart County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hart]]
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|county4= [[Metcalfe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Metcalfe]]
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|county5= [[Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Monroe]]
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|county6= [[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Warren]]</br><center>[[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for The Barrens, a region of grassland in Kentucky. The County has Glasgow as its seat and the County was created 1798. The County is located in the south central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Barren County, Kentucky" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barren_County,_Kentucky."</ref>
  
Barren County's civil records start the following years:  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KY Courthouse Intro|Barren}}
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'''Barren County Courthouse'''<br>1st Floor<br>Glasgow, KY 42141-2812; <br>Phone: 270.651.3783<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barren, Kentucky page 268, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>[https://barrencounty.ky.gov/elected/Pages/officials.aspx Barren County Website]
  
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=== Barren County, Kentucky Record Dates  ===
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{{KY Record Dates Intro|Barren}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barren County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Barren County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Barren County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1798
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Barren County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Barren County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1798
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Barren County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1798
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Barren County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1798
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1810
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| colspan="7" | <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1799
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
 
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KY Boundary Changes Intro|Barren}}
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*'''1798'''-- Barren County was created 20 December 1798&nbsp;from [[Green County, Kentucky Genealogy|Green]] and [[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Warren]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Glasgow<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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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.
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Barren County, Kentucky," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barren_County,_Kentucky, accessed 2 August 2018.</ref>
  
[[Image:{{KYBarrencourthouse}}]]<br>[http://www.barrenco-ky.com/ &nbsp;Barren County Courthouse]<br>1st Fl; <br>Glasgow, KY 42141-2812; <br>Phone: 270.651.3783&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, land and probate records from 1798; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barren, Kentucky page 268, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_City,_Kentucky Cave City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow,_Kentucky Glasgow]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_City,_Kentucky Park City]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Grove,_Kentucky Apple Grove]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin,_Kentucky Austin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Wallow,_Barren_County,_Kentucky Bear Wallow]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beckton,_Kentucky Beckton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristletown,_Kentucky Bristletown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carden,_Kentucky Carden]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooktown,_Kentucky Cooktown]
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* Coral Hill
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighty_Eight,_Kentucky Eighty Eight]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etoile,_Kentucky Etoile]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finney,_Kentucky Finney]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodnight,_Kentucky Goodnight]
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* Griderville
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* Halfway
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haywood,_Kentucky Haywood]
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* Highland Springs
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kino,_Kentucky Kino]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lecta,_Kentucky Lecta]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas,_Kentucky Lucas]
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* Merry Oaks
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobob,_Kentucky Nobob]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_City,_Kentucky Oil City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park,_Kentucky Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Creek,_Kentucky Peter Creek]
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* Prichardsville
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* Railton
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Cross,_Kentucky Red Cross]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Hill,_Barren_County,_Kentucky Rocky Hill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slick_Rock,_Kentucky Slick Rock]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stovall,_Kentucky Stovall]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Hill,_Kentucky Temple Hill]
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* Threesprings
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy,_Kentucky Tracy]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiseville,_Kentucky Hiseville]
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== History ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Barren}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KY Resources Intro|Barren}}
  
'''1798'''-- Barren County was created 20 December 1798&nbsp;from [[Green County, Kentucky|Green]] and [[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Glasgow <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KY Bible Intro|Barren}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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[http://www.barrencoky.com/bibles/BibleIndex.htm Barren County Kentucky Family Bibles]
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KY Biographies Intro|Barren}}
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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*[http://www.usbiographies.org/biographies/index.php?358 KY Biographies], Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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*Brooks, James P. ''The Biography of Eld. Jacob Locke of Barren County, Ky.'' Glasgow, Ky.: Times Print., 1881. {{FHL|268750|item|disp=FHL Film 1232}}; digital version of Locke's&nbsp;''The Baptist Encyclopaedia'' bio at [http://www.archive.org/stream/baptistencyclop02cath#page/743/mode/1up Internet Archive].
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KY Business Records Intro|Barren}}
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Barren}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%; "
 
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| Apple Grove
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Barren, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighty_Eight,_Kentucky Eighty Eight]
 
| Kino
 
| Railton
 
 
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| Austin
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Etoile
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lecta,_Kentucky Lecta]  
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| Red Cross
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.org/barren/cemeteries/cemetery_index.html KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/barren/barren.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/barren.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=5 Kentucky Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| Bear Wallow
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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>
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Barren%2C+Finney|subject|disp=Finney}}  
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| Lucas
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Barren%2C+Rocky+Hill|subject|disp=Rocky Hill}}
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*{{FHL|432609|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Barren+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| Beckton
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Barren%2C+Glasgow|subject|disp=Glasgow}}
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| Merry Oaks
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| Roseville
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Kentucky/Barren-County?id=county_993 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
| Bristletown
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| Goodnight
 
| Nobob
 
| Slick Rock
 
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| Carden
 
| Griderville
 
| Oil City
 
| Stovall
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_City,_Kentucky Cave City]  
 
| Halfway
 
| Park
 
| Temple Hill
 
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| Cooktown
 
| Haywood
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_City,_Kentucky Park City]  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Barren%2C+Threesprings|subject|disp=Threesprings}}
 
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| Coral Hill
 
| Highland Springs
 
| Peter Creek
 
| Tracy
 
 
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| Dry Fork
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kentucky Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiseville,_Kentucky Hiseville]
 
| Prichardsville
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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The following web site has additional information on Barren county cemeteries.
  
*[[Allen County, Kentucky|Allen]]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3708&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=37&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Barren 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.
*[[Edmonson County, Kentucky|Edmonson]]
 
*[[Hart County, Kentucky|Hart]]  
 
*[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky|Metcalfe]]
 
*[[Monroe County, Kentucky|Monroe]]
 
*[[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KY Census Intro|Barren}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Barren_County,_Kentucky&action=edit&section=5 "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1800|4784
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|1810|11286
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|1820|10328
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|1830|15079
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|1840|17288
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|1850|20240
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|1860|16665
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|1870|17780
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|1880|22321
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|1890|21490
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|1900|23197
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|1910|25293
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|1920|25356
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|1930|25844
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|1940|27559
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|1950|28461
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|1960|28303
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|1970|28677
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|1980|34009
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|1990|34001
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|2000|38033
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|2010|42173
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==== African Americans  ====
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1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Barren 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.
  
''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky African Americans|Kentucky African Americans]]''
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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.
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.barrencoky.com/Census/index.htm Barren County Kentucky Census Records]
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/Barren/ Census Records Online, Barren Co., Kentucky]
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850-1930], USGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm Census Images], USGenWeb
  
==== Archives, Libraries, and Internet Sites  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KY Church Intro|Barren}}
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/barren/barren.html Barren County Kentucky Archives]
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*[https://books.google.com/books/about/Barren_County_Kentucky_Index_of_Churches.html?id=Qp8MHAAACAAJ Google Books], List of Barren County churches from 1799 through early 1900s, by Sandra Gorin.
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/barren/index.html KYGenWeb-Barren County]  
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory], ChurchAngel
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/KY/Barren/ RootsWeb's Barren Co., KY]
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
==== Bibles  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KY Court Intro|Barren}}
  
[http://www.barrencoky.com/bibles/BibleIndex.htm Barren County Kentucky Family Bibles]  
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*[http://www.barrencoky.com/Court/CourtIndex.htm Barren County Kentucky Court Records]
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.org/barren/ Abstracts of Early Kentucky Supreme Court Cases], KYGenWeb
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
==== Biographies  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{KY Directories Intro|Barren}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
*Brooks, James P. ''The Biography of Eld. Jacob Locke of Barren County, Ky.'' Glasgow, Ky.: Times Print., 1881. {{FHL|268750|item|disp=FHL Film 1232}}; digital version of Locke's&nbsp;''The Baptist Encyclopaedia'' bio at [http://www.archive.org/stream/baptistencyclop02cath#page/743/mode/1up Internet Archive].
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{{KY Emigration Intro|Barren}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KY Ethnic Groups Intro|Barren}}
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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==== African Americans ====
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{{KY African Americans Intro|Barren}}
  
*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.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/forum-states/index.cgi/md/read/id/745/sbj/ky-african-american-griots/ The KY African American Griots Project]
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips], Hangings in Kentucky 1792-1900
  
*[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.
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KY Funeral Homes Intro|Barren}}
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=993 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Barren County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KY Genealogies Intro|Barren}}
  
*[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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*'''[Adwell]''' Meredith, Mikel Ray. ''The Adwells of the Barrens.'' Cave City, Ky.: M.R. Meredith, 1995. {{FHL|677906|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
*The[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1322070943926_383" />] lists {{FHL|432609|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Barren 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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*'''[Allee]''' Allee, Ginger Rae. ''David Allee's Children.'' Friendswood, Texas: V.R.M. Allee, 1988. Digital version at {{FSbook|984499}} - free.
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*'''[Alley]''' Stever, Frank. ''Our Common Heritage: The Descendants of: Wiley Alley (1823-1906) and Charlottie Shelton Alley (1820-1906) &amp; Horotio Gower (1809-1869) and Leah McCarty Gower (1819-1897).'' Odessa, Mo.: F. Stever, 1986-1987. Digital version at {{FSbook|985413}} - free.
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*'''[Bailey]''' Bailey, Alice Lemira Morrey. ''Callam Holman Bailey, Planter, Early Settler of Barren County, Kentucky''. Fort Wayne, Ind.: A. Bailey, 1983. {{FHL|441375|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B151bam}}; additional research notes (1990s): {{FHL|1049659|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B151bam supp.}}; digital version at {{FSbook|1049659}} - free.
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*'''[Barbour]''' Barber, Woodrowe. ''Barbours to Barbers.'' Wyandotte, Okla.: Gregath, [2000?]. {{FSbook|975423}} - free.
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*'''[Bates]''' Bates, Edmond Franklin and Bates B. Witt. ''Virginia Line of Bates.'' ~1950. {{FHL|99856|item|disp=FHL Film 1307572 Item 23}}.
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*'''[Beard]''' Snow, Joy L. ''Descendants of John Beard (1759-1814) and Margaret (Kirk) Beard (1758-1850).'' {{FHL|2013577|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
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*'''[Beatty]''' Beatty, Oren A. ''History and Genealogy of Helen Huffman Beatty and Alexander Van Beatty.'' 1971. {{FHL|382543|item|disp=FHL Film 1454580 Item 1}}.
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*'''[Bewley]''' Franklin, Eva L. ''Bewley-Buley-Buly: Jess Bewley Sr. and Wife, Mary Huckeby, of Kentucky.'' 1976?. Digital version at {{FSbook|972582}} - free.
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*'''[Bewley]''' Franklin, Eva L., Shelby Jackson Bewley, and Ron Bewley. ''Bewley Roots in Barren County, Kentucky''. Rineyville, Ky.: S.J. Bewley, [1985?]. {{FHL|191123|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B468fb}}.
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*'''[Boian]''' Edwards, Eva Dean Boian. ''Boians of Kentucky.'' Irvine, Ky.: E.D.B. Edwards, 1995. {{FHL|759962|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B635e}}.
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*'''[Boston]''' Fellows, Juanite Ann Boston. ''Eugene Preston Boston: Ancestors, Descendants, and In-laws: From Richmond County VA to Orange County VA to Barren County KY to Laclede County MO: In-law Names Includes Mott, Robinett and Whelchel.'' 2010. Digital version at {{FSbook|215811}} - free.
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*'''[Brenton]''' Brenton, Chester F. ''Descendants of Henry Brenton Sr.'' Spokane, Wash.: C.F. Brenton, 1987. {{FHL|590130|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B753bd}}.
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*'''[Britt]''' Conner, Cheyanne Britt. ''The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt.'' Indianapolis, Ind.: C.B. Conner, 1981. Digital version at {{FSbook|220712}} - free.
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*'''[Buford]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''[Campbell]''' Wheeler, Alma Jean Enloe. ''Campbell: James Campbell and Sophia Downing of Cole County, Missouri.'' Ozark, Mo.: Dogwood Printing, 1988. {{FHL|353772|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C152w}}.
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*'''[Cooney]''' ''Cooney: Family Records.'' Microfilmed 1986: {{FHL|393275|item|disp=FHL Film 1421601 Item 9}}.
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*'''[Crenshaw]''' Peden, Henry C. ''The Crenshaws of Kentucky, 1800-1995:&nbsp;A Genealogy of the Crenshaws in South-central Kentucky, Primarily the Counties of Barren and Metcalfe, Including the Related Families of Allen, Arnett, Beard, Bird, Bradshaw, Dearing, Dickey, Duke, Franklin, Goad, Hord, Jackson, Love, Maupin, Mitchell, Munday, Pace, Parrish ... ''Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1995. {{FHL|762123|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 C863p}}
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*'''[Davis]''' Janes, Ray H. ''GTT: Gone to Texas: A Davis/Janes Family History.'' Denton, Texas: Ronjon, 2000. {{FHL|990192|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 D29jr}}.
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*'''[Drake]''' McMellon, Judith C. ''Drake: De[s]cendants of Greenberry &amp; Nancy "Lane" Drake &amp; Associated Families.'' 1979. Digital version at {{FSbook|98347}} - free.
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*'''[Drake]''' Drake, Michael E. ''The Search for the Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Brasater Drake of Coles County, Illinois.'' Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1996. {{FHL|763152|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 D789dra}}.
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*'''[Edmunds]''' Edmunds, Mary W. ''Edmunds History, 1710-1971.'' Thomson, Ga.: M.W. Edmunds, 1971?. Digital version at {{FSbook|980113}} - free.
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*'''[Edwards]''' Edwards, Cyrus. ''The Edwards Family of Barren County, Kentucky: History and Traditions''. Louisville, Ky. Geo. G. Fetter Co., 1924. {{FHL|51338|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 1017035 Item 8}}; digital versions at {{FSbook|51338}} - free; [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcde109_edwards World Vital Records] ($).
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*'''[Ennis]''' Johnson, Eddis. ''The Skaggs Family.'' Microfilmed 1987: {{FHL|483777|item|disp=FHL Film 1502551 Item 8}}.
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*'''[Ennis]''' Ennis, Wendell. ''The Ennis Family of Green, Barren, and Hart Counties Kentucky''. [Boston, Ky.]: W. Ennis, 1990. {{FHL|400348|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 En62e}}
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*'''[Estes]''' Alexander, Lucille Dillinger. ''The Estes Family of Virginia, Southern Kentucky, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas and Their Ancestor Families: Yates, Marshall, Stockton.'' Wayne, New Jersey: L. Alexander, 1990. Digital version at {{FSbook|79406}} - free.
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*'''[Garrison]''' Garrison, Vernon W. ''The Family of David Garrison and Elizabeth Taylor of Hamilton County, Illinois: A Working Paper.'' Houston, Texas: V.W. Garrison, 1982. {{FHL|21741|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 G193gv}}.
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*'''[Garrison]''' Garrison, Vernon W. ''The Family of Samuel Garrison and Martha Conley of Wayne County, Illinois: A Working Paper.'' Houston, Texas: V.W. Garrison, 1982. {{FHL|4576|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 G193gvw}}.
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*'''[Garrison]''' Garrison, Vernon W. ''James Garrison of White County, Illinois, Who Married Rachel Looper &amp; Selah Pierce.'' Houston, Texas: V.W. Garrison, 1983. {{FHL|21772|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 G193gvv}}.
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*'''[Gates]''' Wall, Lilly Alice Gates et al. ''Autobiographies of Lillie Alice Gates Wall &amp; William Henry Wall and Their Ancestors and Posterity.'' 2000. {{FHL|970301|item|disp=FHL Film 1425313 Item 10}}.
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*'''[Gausnell]''' Gausnell, Patricia. ''Family History of Reuben Gausnell and Sylvia May Thompson.'' Roseburg, Ore.: P. Gausnell, 1984. Digital version at {{FSbook|86784}} - free.
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*'''[Goode]''' Goode, Cecil E. ''Kentucky Cousins: The Goode Family of Barren County, Kentucky and Related Families; Accounts of the Goode, Anderson, Baker, Cary, Combs, Cozzart, Jones, Mulkey, Sherfey, Starr, White and Wren Families.'' Glasgow, Ky.: C.E. Goode, 1982. {{FHL|244792|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 G613gc}}.
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*'''[Gorin]''' Gorin, Sandra K. ''John Gorin, 1763-1837.'' 3 vols. Glasgow, Ky.: S.K.L. Gorin, 1988-. {{FHL|417416|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 G675g}}.
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*'''[Gorin]''' Gorin, Sandra K. ''Henry Gorin, 1768-1838.'' 2 vols. Glasgow, Ky.: S.K. Gorin, 1989, 1991. {{FHL|417422|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 G672g}}.
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*'''[Haley]''' Nelson, George H. ''Haley [ca. 1781-1961].'' Microfilmed 1973: {{FHL|345551|item|disp=FHL Film 924842 Item 3}}.
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*'''[Hall]''' ''Letters of James Hall, of Barren Co., Ky., Mainly to His Wife Prudence (Stockton) Hall, Whom He Had Married April 29, 1809: James Hall was Captain of a Company in 3rd Regiment, Ky. Detached Militia, During the War of 1812.'' MSS. {{FHL|124977|item|disp=FHL Film 467963 Item 3}}.
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*'''[Hall]''' Conner, Henry Clay. ''The Life and Times of Leonard Hall.'' Indianapolis: H.C. Conner, Jr., 1981. {{FHL|51140|item|disp=FHL Book 921.73 H144c}}.
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*'''[Hamilton]''' Simmons, Clyde Clayton. ''The Hamiltons and Allied Families.'' MSS., National Library D.A.R. Microfilmed 1971: {{FHL|348884|item|disp=FHL Film 860456 Item 6}}.
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*'''[Hamilton]''' Wall, Lilly Alice Gates et al. ''Autobiographies of Lillie Alice Gates Wall &amp; William Henry Wall and Their Ancestors and Posterity.'' 2000. {{FHL|970301|item|disp=FHL Film 1425313 Item 10}}.
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*'''[Harris]''' Harris, Martha Vilate DeLand and Roy Elmore Harris. ''Harris and DeLand Family Records, 1797-1955.'' 6 vols. 1955. {{FHL|146597|item|disp=FHL Film 1032952 etc.}}.
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*'''[Harris]''' Hoffman, Lela Harris. ''John Harris of Lincoln County, North Carolina: and His Descendants.'' Microfilmed 1981: {{FHL|290287|item|disp=FHL Film 1305161 Item 5}}.
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*'''[Hatridge]''' Hatridge, Marilyn Jeanette Smith. ''Hatridge ... in the Beginning Hardwitch.'' Camden, Ark.: M.J.S. Hatridge, 1988. {{FHL|668765|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H286h}}.
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*'''[Hicks]''' Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. "Hicks Family of Goochland County, Virginia, and Barren County, Kentucky," ''Abstracts of Virginia Families: Vol. 1.'' Microfilmed 1990: {{FHL|543271|item|disp=FHL Film
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*'''[Holder]''' Reneau, Martha Powell. ''The Holder Family of Barren and Allen Counties, Kentucky''. [Glasgow, Ky.]: M. Reneau, [1972?]. {{FHL|648064|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H711rm}}; digital version at {{FSbook|79505}} - free.
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*'''[Howell]''' Howell, Ted R. ''The De[s]cendants of James Howell and Martha Denny.'' DeSoto, Mo.: T.R. Howell, [1986?]. {{FHL|379756|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H839ht}}.
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*'''[Jones]''' Button, Martha Jones et al. ''The Diary of Martha Jones Button; Her Journal of 1866-1872: The Life of a Girl of South Central Kentucky.'' Glasgow, Ky.: Gorin Genealogical Pub., 1993. {{FHL|649101|item|disp=FHL Book 921.73 B983g}}.
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*'''[Kelsay]''' Kelsay, Carl G. ''Moses Kelsay, 1741-1812, of Barren County, Kentucky and Some of His Descendants''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1976. {{FHL|12063|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 K299Lk}}.
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*'''[Lawrence]''' Moulder, Victor. ''Lawrence--Beckham Family History, Since 1701.'' 1938. {{FHL|568656|item|disp=FHL Film 1481375 Item 14}}.
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*'''[Locke]''' Brooks, James P. ''The Biography of Eld. Jacob Locke of Barren County, Ky.'' Glasgow, Ky.: Times Print., 1881. {{FHL|268750|item|disp=FHL Film 1232}}.
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*'''[McAdoo]''' Lemons, Nova A. ''John McAdoo of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.'' Dallas, Texas: N.A. Lemons, 1991. {{FHL|404782|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M115L}}.
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*'''[Martin]''' ''Martin: Family Records, ca. 1755-1844.'' Microfilmed 1868: {{FHL|167164|item|disp=FHL Film 547078 Item 8}}.
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*'''[Morehead]''' ''Morehead Revolutionary War Soldiers.'' Microfilmed 1987: {{FHL|572674|item|disp=FHL Film 1481378 Item 3}}.
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*'''[Moss]''' Moss, T.C. ''The David Moss Family: Green, Adair, Boyle, Barren, Hart, and Warren Co., Ky.; Williamson and Maury Co., Tenn.; Mississippi''. Memphis, Tenn.: T.C. Moss, 1968. {{FHL|443361|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M855mo}}.
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*'''[Murray]''' Miller, Gilbert L. and Sonia J. Murray. ''Murray - Davidson - Turner: A Family History: With Related Names, Anderson, Baird, Bridges, Cox, Donaldson, and Dunaway, Durning, Ellis, Glasgow, Gunn, Hammett, Lewelling - Lewallen [i.e. Luallen] - Lewallen, Miller, Mitchell, Moore, Stanton, Stephens, White and Whitwell ...'' MSS. Microfilmed 1982: {{FHL|44835|item|disp=FHL Film 1033847 Item 9}}.
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*'''[Payne]''' Peden, Eva Coe and Martha Powell Reneau. ''My Payne Ancestors: Barren County.'' 1969? {{FHL|985593|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P293pec}}.
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*'''[Peden]''' Peden, Henry C. ''The Pedens of Southwest Virginia and Southcentral Kentucky: Descendants of John Peden (1734-1815) and Mary Smith (1734-1806).'' Edgewood, Md.: H.C. Peden, Jr., 1978. Digital version at {{FHL|322155|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P341ph}}.
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*'''[Pennington]''' Wilson, Duane Earl. ''Our Pennington Family: Being Some of the Descendants of Richard and Hannah (Boone) Pennington and Related Maternal Lines, Including the Morgan, Gist, Cromwell, Murray, Howard, Jarrett, Webb, Dame, Oyler, Arndt, and Ramsey Families.'' Naperville, Ill.: D.E. Wilson, 1998. {{FHL|824806|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P384w}}.
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*'''[Perry]''' Perry, Cortes Lee. ''Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Thomas Perry, 1893-1950 and Pearl May Greenup, 1895-1983.'' Huntsville, Ala.: C.L. Perry, 1990. {{FHL|486585|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P429pc}}.
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*'''[Pettypool]''' Hartsough, Carolyn S. "The William Pettypool Family of Southside Virginia: Lineage Reconstruction Based on Current Review of Evidence," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 47, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2003):57-75; Vol. 47, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2003):139-146. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($); {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
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*'''[Poynter]''' Poynter, Irma Lee and Harold Poynter. ''Poynter Cousins.'' Maysville, Mo.: I.L. and H. Poynter, 1993. {{FHL|756659|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P877pi}}.
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*'''[Proctor]''' Fahrni, Margie Procter. ''Nathan Procter/Proctor and His Descendants 1786-1981.'' 1981. {{FHL|479846|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P942f}}.
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*'''[Randel]''' Malone, Royleta Clopton. ''Moses Randel and His Descendants, 1776-2001: With Allied Lines of Horner, Broadaway, Whitwell, Hufstedler, Kelly, Dabbs and Others.'' Hemet, Calif.: R.C. Malone, 2001. {{FHL|1011490|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R158m}}.
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*'''[Reynolds]''' Reynolds, Barry. ''A Genealogy of the Joshua Reynolds Family.'' Lubbock, Texas: B. Reynolds, [1987?]. {{FHL|527351|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R335r}}.
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*'''[Reynolds]''' Beals, Kathleen C. "Thomas Reynolds of King William County, Virginia, With Cotterell, Mitchell and Quarles Connections," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2002):29-36. {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 46 (2002)}}.
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*'''[Short]''' Short, Donald Paul. ''The Prairie Shorts: Descendants of Thomas and Mary Hurt Short.'' Andover, Kan.: D. Short, 1995. Digital version at {{FSbook|973404}} - free.
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*'''[Skaggs]''' Johnson, Eddis. ''The Skaggs Family.'' Microfilmed 1987: {{FHL|483777|item|disp=FHL Film 1502551 Item 8}}.
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*'''[Stone]''' Calhoun, Logan E. ''John and Janetta Moore Stone of Fayette Co. Kentucky.'' Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 2000. {{FHL|971724|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
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*'''[Turner]''' Martin, John Robert. ''Lile-Turner: Descendants of John Martin Lile (1795-1870) of Clark County, Kentucky and Macon County, Missouri.'' Morton, Ill., 1970. {{FHL|424019|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 L627m}}.
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*'''[Warriner]''' Mireles, Dana Ann. "Jacob Warriner, Sr., of Buckingham County, Virginia: His Children and His Parents," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):83-93. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($).
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*'''[Wheeler]''' Wheeler, Dennis. ''The Life and Times of William Wheeler &amp; Nancy Puckett of Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky Whose Descendants Came to Missouri: With a Genealogy of the Grandfather of William Wheeler, Micajah Wheeler of Albemarle County, Virginia''. Jackson, Mo.: D. Wheeler, 1996. {{FHL|787426|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W569w}}; digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F787426 Family History Archives].
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*'''[Whitwell]''' Malone, Royleta Clopton. ''William Whitwell, His Ancestors and Descendants 1774-1994.'' Hemet, Calif.: R.C. Malone, 1994, 1998. Digital version at {{FSbook|928199}} - free.
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*'''[Wilkinson]''' Park, Imogene. ''The Wilkinson Family.'' 2009. {{FHL|2026570|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
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*'''[Wilson]''' Jones, Frances Y. "Wilson/Yancey Connection in Barren County, Kentucky," ''Yancey Family Genealogical Records.'' Microfilmed 1995: {{FHL|730189|item|disp=FHL Film 1598294 Item 29}}.
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*'''[Wright]''' Title, Barbara Dobbins. ''My Kentucky Wright-Helm Line: Including Jacob &amp; Miriam Helm Wright, Joseph &amp; Margaret Enoch Higdon, James D. &amp; Rebecca Higdon Smith, Uberto and Susannah Jane Smith Wright, John Preston B. &amp; Narcissa Wright McConnell and Descendants.'' Orange, Calif.: B.D. Title, 1996. Digital version at {{FSbook|988623}} - free.
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*'''[Yancey]''' Jones, Frances Y. "Wilson/Yancey Connection in Barren County, Kentucky," ''Yancey Family Genealogical Records.'' Microfilmed 1995: {{FHL|730189|item|disp=FHL Film 1598294 Item 29}}.
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*'''[Yancey]''' Orr, Sarah Y. "Descendants of Robert and Jane Yancey of Barren Co., Kentucky," ''Yancey Family Genealogical Records.'' Microfilmed 1995: {{FHL|730315|item|disp=FHL Film 1598293 Item 32}}.
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*'''[Yancey]''' Yancey, Dennis J. ''Yancey Family Genealogical Collection.'' 1995. {{FHL|761276|item|disp=FHL Film 1598378 Item 14}}.
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*'''[Yancey]''' Yancey, Dennis J. "Joel Yancey (1773-1839) of Barren Co., Kentucky and Joel Yancey (1774-1833) of Bedford Co., Virginia," ''Yancey Family Genealogical Collection.'' 1995. {{FHL|761339|item|disp=FHL Film 1598378 Item 2}}.
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3708&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=37&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Barren 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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=== Guardianship ===
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/barren.html The Tombstone Transcription Project-Barren County, Kentucky] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
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{{KY Guardianship Intro|Barren}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KY Land Intro|Barren}}
  
{{USCensusPop
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*[http://www.barrencoky.com/Deeds/deedsIndex.htm Barren County Kentucky Deeds]
| 1800= 4784
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*[http://www.barrencoky.com/landgrants/index.html Barren County Kentucky Land Records 1799-1909]
| 1810= 11286
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
| 1820= 10328
 
| 1830= 15079
 
| 1840= 17288
 
| 1850= 20240
 
| 1860= 16665
 
| 1870= 17780
 
| 1880= 22321
 
| 1890= 21490
 
| 1900= 23197
 
| 1910= 25293
 
| 1920= 25356
 
| 1930= 25844
 
| 1940= 27559
 
| 1950= 28461
 
| 1960= 28303
 
| 1970= 28677
 
| 1980= 34009
 
| 1990= 34001
 
| 2000= 38033
 
| estimate= 41184
 
| estyear= 2007
 
| estref=
 
| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21009.txt
 
}}
 
  
<br>
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KY Histories Intro|Barren}}
  
1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Barren 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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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KY Maps Intro|Barren}}
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{{KY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KY Barren County}}}}
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/maps/barren.gif Detailed Map of Barren County Kentucky]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
*[http://www.barrencoky.com/Census/index.htm Barren County Kentucky Census Records]
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=== Migration ===
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/Barren/ Census Records Online, Barren Co., Kentucky]
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{{KY Migration Intro|Barren}}
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
 
*[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
 
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KY Military Intro|Barren}}
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*[http://www.barrencoky.com/Military/MartinBenjRWPension.htm Barren County Kentucky Military Records]
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.org/barren/military/militaryindex.html Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
  
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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==== Civil War ====
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]  
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{{KY Civil War Intro|Barren}}
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
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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://www.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://www.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://ancestry.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
  
==== Court  ====
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{{KY Civil War Regiments|Barren}}<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies A, C, D, E and I.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Wolford's Cavalry) (Union)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Wolford's Cavalry) (Union)]], Company E.
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:- [[37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I and K.
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:- [[47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies I and K.
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:- [[49th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|49th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, H and K.
  
[http://www.barrencoky.com/Court/CourtIndex.htm Barren County Kentucky Court Records]  
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==== World War I ====
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{{KY World War I Intro|Barren }}
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky]
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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==== Korean War ====
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
+
{{KY Korean War Intro|Barren }}
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*[https://www.vetfriends.com/memorial/mem_alphab.cfm?war_id=3&page_id=1&states_id=19 Korean War Memorial], Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{KY Naturalization Intro|Barren}}
  
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
+
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{KY Newspapers Intro|Barren}}
  
*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*[http://www.barrencoky.com/Articles.html Barren County Kentucky Glasgow Times Misc. Articles]
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php USNPL, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
*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://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html World-Newspapers, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]
  
===== General  =====
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
Barren Co., KYGenWeb site includes a&nbsp;list of links for online family histories:
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KY Obituaries Intro|Barren}}
  
 
*[http://www.barrencoky.com/Biographies/FamilyHistories.html Barren County Kentucky Family Histories]
 
*[http://www.barrencoky.com/Biographies/FamilyHistories.html Barren County Kentucky Family Histories]
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ Kentucky Footsteps Archives], KYGenWeb
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html Kentucky Obituary Sources], KYGenWeb
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database], Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm Kentucky Obituaries], USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas], African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot], Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70050 Obituary Daily Times], Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function (Ancestry)
 +
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Christian Advocate Death Abstracts]
  
===== Bibliography  =====
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=== Other Records ===
 
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{{KY Other Records Intro|Barren}}
*'''[Bailey]''' Bailey, Alice Lemira Morrey. ''Callam Holman Bailey, Planter, Early Settler of Barren County, Kentucky''. Fort Wayne, Ind.: A. Bailey, 1983. {{FHL|441375|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B151bam}}; additional research notes (1990s): {{FHL|1049659|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B151bam supp.}}
 
*'''[Bewley]''' Franklin, Eva L., Shelby Jackson Bewley, and Ron Bewley. ''Bewley Roots in Barren County, Kentucky''. Rineyville, Ky.: S.J. Bewley, [1985?]. {{FHL|191123|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B468fb}}
 
*'''[Crenshaw]''' Peden, Henry C. ''The Crenshaws of Kentucky, 1800-1995:&nbsp;A Genealogy of the Crenshaws in South-central Kentucky, Primarily the Counties of Barren and Metcalfe, Including the Related Families of Allen, Arnett, Beard, Bird, Bradshaw, Dearing, Dickey, Duke, Franklin, Goad, Hord, Jackson, Love, Maupin, Mitchell, Munday, Pace, Parrish ... ''Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1995. {{FHL|762123|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 C863p}}
 
*'''[Edwards]''' Edwards, Cyrus. ''The Edwards Family of Barren County, Kentucky: History and Traditions''. Louisville, Ky. Geo. G. Fetter Co., 1924. {{FHL|51338|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 1017035 Item 8}}; digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcde109_edwards World Vital Records] ($).
 
*'''[Ennis]'''&nbsp;Ennis, Wendell. ''The Ennis Family of Green, Barren, and Hart Counties Kentucky''. [Boston, Ky.]: W. Ennis, 1990. {{FHL|400348|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 En62e}}
 
*'''[Goode]''' Goode, Cecil E. ''Kentucky Cousins: The Goode Family of Barren County, Kentucky and Related Families; Accounts of the Goode, Anderson, Baker, Cary, Combs, Cozzart, Jones, Mulkey, Sherfey, Starr, White and Wren Families.'' Glasgow, Ky.: C.E. Goode, 1982. {{FHL|244792|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 G613gc}}
 
*'''[Holder]''' Reneau, Martha Powell. ''The Holder Family of Barren and Allen Counties, Kentucky''. [Glasgow, Ky.]: M. Reneau, [1972?]. {{FHL|648064|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H711rm}}; digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F648064 Family History Archives.]
 
*'''[Kelsay]''' Kelsay, Carl G. ''Moses Kelsay, 1741-1812, of Barren County, Kentucky and Some of His Descendants''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1976. {{FHL|12063|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 K299Lk}}
 
*'''[Moss]''' Moss, T.C. ''The David Moss Family: Green, Adair, Boyle, Barren, Hart, and Warren Co., Ky.; Williamson and Maury Co., Tenn.; Mississippi''. Memphis, Tenn.: T.C. Moss, 1968. {{FHL|443361|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M855mo}}.
 
*'''[Warriner]''' Mireles, Dana Ann. "Jacob Warriner, Sr., of Buckingham County, Virginia: His Children and His Parents," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):83-93. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
 
*'''[Wheeler]''' Wheeler, Dennis. ''The Life and Times of William Wheeler &amp; Nancy Puckett of Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky Whose Descendants Came to Missouri: With a Genealogy of the Grandfather of William Wheeler, Micajah Wheeler of Albemarle County, Virginia''. Jackson, Mo.: D. Wheeler, 1996. {{FHL|787426|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W569w}}; digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F787426 Family History Archives].
 
  
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards], USGenWeb
  
*[http://www.barrencoky.com/Deeds/deedsIndex.htm Barren County Kentucky Deeds]
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=== Periodicals ===
*[http://www.barrencoky.com/landgrants/index.html Barren County Kentucky Land Records 1799-1909]
+
{{KY Periodicals Intro|Barren}}
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{KY Probate Intro|Barren}}
  
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ &nbsp;The Archives of Appalachia]
+
'''Online Probate Records
  
==== Maps  ====
+
*'''1774–1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) — index and images
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*'''1797-1819''' - Indexes to Barron County Wills, Estates, Inventories [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers ($)]
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*'''1797-1819''' - Images of Barren County Wills, Estates, Inventories, Bk 1 at [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers ($)]
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*'''1798-1943''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 8 (1798-1943)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1799-1815''' - [http://www.copies1918.com/barren1.html Will Book 1: 1799-1815]
 +
*'''1800-1824''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5668 Barren County, Kentucky Wills] at Ancestry.com, ($)
 +
*'''1817-1829''' - Indexes to Barron County Wills, Estates, Inventories [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers ($)]
 +
*'''1817-1829''' - Images of Barren County Wills, Estates, Inventories, Bk 2 at [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers ($)]
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*'''1828-1856''' - Images of Barren County Wills, Estates, Inventories, Bk 3 at [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers ($)]
 +
*'''1856-1884''' - Images of Barren County Wills, Estates, Inventories, Bk 4 at [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers ($)]
 +
*'''1828-1856''' - Indexes to Barron County Wills, Estates, Inventories [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers ($)]
 +
*[http://www.barrencoky.com/Wills/BarCoWills.htm Barren County Kentucky Wills]
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5668 Barren County, Kentucky Wills, 1800-24] at Ancestry ($)
 +
*[http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Barren County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee.
  
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/maps/barren.gif Detailed Map of Barren County Kentucky]
+
=== School Records ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
+
{{KY Schools Intro|Barren}}
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
  
==== Military  ====
+
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{KY Tax Intro|Barren}}
  
*[http://www.barrencoky.com/military/military.html Barren County Kentucky Military Records]
+
*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of Barren County, Kentucky 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] ($).
*[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
 
  
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KY Vital Intro|Barren}}
  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
+
==== Birth ====
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
+
{{KY Birth Intro|Barren}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
+
*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Kentucky Births and Christenings 1839-1960] at FamilySearch
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*'''1852-1862''' - Barren County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|C517051}} 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/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.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
  
*[http://www.barrencoky.com/Articles.html Barren County Kentucky Glasgow Times Misc. Articles]  
+
==== Marriage ====
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
+
{{KY Marriage Intro|Barren}}
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
+
*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Kentucky Marriages 1783-1979] at FamilySearch
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1852-1862''' - Barren County Marriage Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|M517051}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1877-1878''' - Barren County Marriage Index 1877-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517052}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records], Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/barren/marriages.htm Barren County Marriages], USGenWeb
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Death ====
 +
{{KY Death Intro|Barren}}
  
[http://www.barrencoky.com/Wills/BarCoWills.htm Barren County Kentucky Wills]  
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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Kentucky Deaths and Burials 1843-1970] at FamilySearch
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*'''1911-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/barren/obituaries/e.html Barren County, KY Archives Deaths and Obituary Transcriptions Index]
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*[http://www.censusdiggins.com/barren_ky_deaths.html CensusDiggins.com, Barren Co, KY Death Certificates]
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates
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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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*{{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
  
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Barren County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{KY Divorce Intro|Barren}}
  
#[http://www.copies1918.com/barren1.html Will Book 1: 1799-1815]
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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Kentucky Divorces 1973-1993], University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
==== Obituaries  ====
+
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{KY Research Facilities Intro|Barren}}
  
*[http://www.barrencoky.com/Biographies/FamilyHistories.html Barren County Kentucky Family Histories]
+
=== Archives ===
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
+
{{KY Archives Intro|Barren}}
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
 
*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/barren/barren.html Barren County Kentucky Archives]
  
[http://www.barrencoky.com/Records/1818DelTax.htm The ARGUS of WESTERN AMERICA]
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/barren/obituaries/e.html BARREN COUNTY, KY ARCHIVES DEATHS &amp; OBITUARY TRANSCRIPTIONS INDEX]
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=== Libraries ===
*[http://www.barrencoky.com/Births/BarCoBirthsIndex.htm Barren County, KY Births]
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{{KY Libraries Intro|Barren}}
*[http://www.barrencoky.com/certificates/index.html Barren County Kentucky Death Certificates]
 
*[http://www.barrencoky.com/marriage/index.html Barren County Kentucky Marriage Records]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/barren/marriages.htm Barren Co, &nbsp;KY USGen Web Archives]
 
*[http://www.censusdiggins.com/barren_ky_deaths.html CensusDiggins.com, Barren Co, KY Death Certificates]
 
*[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
 
*[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
 
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Museums ===
 +
{{KY Museums Intro|Barren}}
  
 +
== Societies ==
 +
{{KY Societies Intro|Barren}}
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*'''South Central KY Historical & Genealogical Society'''<br>P O Box 157<br>Glasgow, KY 42142-0157<br>
 
*[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> ====
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== Websites ==
 +
{{KY Websites Intro|Barren}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/barren-county/ Barren County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/barren/index.html KYGenWeb-Barren County]
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives]
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*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/Barren/ Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Barren-County.htm Barren County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20170411012612/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/USA/KY/Barren/ RootsWeb's Barren Co., KY]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|195208|Kentucky|Barren}}. Free - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Research Guides ==
 
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{{KY Research Guides Intro|Barren}}
*[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://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.
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Barren|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Barren/ Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium) <br>
 
 
 
== References  ==
 
  
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Latest revision as of 21:57, 10 September 2018

United States
Kentucky
Barren County

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

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County Facts
County seat: Glasgow
Organized: December 20, 1798
Parent County(s): Green, Warren[1]
Neighboring Counties
Allen  • Edmonson  • Hart  • Metcalfe  • Monroe  • Warren
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Courthouse
Barren County Courthouse, Glasgow, KY
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County Information

Description

The County was named for The Barrens, a region of grassland in Kentucky. The County has Glasgow as its seat and the County was created 1798. The County is located in the south central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Barren County Courthouse
1st Floor
Glasgow, KY 42141-2812;
Phone: 270.651.3783[3]
Barren County Website

Barren County, Kentucky Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1852 1798 1852 1798 1798 1798 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • 1798-- Barren County was created 20 December 1798 from Green and Warren Counties.
  • County seat: Glasgow[5]

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.

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Barren County Kentucky Family Bibles

Biographies

  • KY Biographies, Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  • Brooks, James P. The Biography of Eld. Jacob Locke of Barren County, Ky. Glasgow, Ky.: Times Print., 1881. FHL Film 1232; digital version of Locke's The Baptist Encyclopaedia bio at Internet Archive.

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Barren, Kentucky online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
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Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 4,784
1810 11,286 135.9%
1820 10,328 −8.5%
1830 15,079 46.0%
1840 17,288 14.6%
1850 20,240 17.1%
1860 16,665 −17.7%
1870 17,780 6.7%
1880 22,321 25.5%
1890 21,490 −3.7%
1900 23,197 7.9%
1910 25,293 9.0%
1920 25,356 0.2%
1930 25,844 1.9%
1940 27,559 6.6%
1950 28,461 3.3%
1960 28,303 −0.6%
1970 28,677 1.3%
1980 34,009 18.6%
1990 34,001 −0.0%
2000 38,033 11.9%
2010 42,173 10.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

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 Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

African Americans

More information about African American resources in Kentucky can be found on the Kentucky African Americans and the United States African Americans Wiki pages.

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

  • [Adwell] Meredith, Mikel Ray. The Adwells of the Barrens. Cave City, Ky.: M.R. Meredith, 1995. FHL Collection.
  • [Allee] Allee, Ginger Rae. David Allee's Children. Friendswood, Texas: V.R.M. Allee, 1988. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Alley] Stever, Frank. Our Common Heritage: The Descendants of: Wiley Alley (1823-1906) and Charlottie Shelton Alley (1820-1906) & Horotio Gower (1809-1869) and Leah McCarty Gower (1819-1897). Odessa, Mo.: F. Stever, 1986-1987. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Bailey] Bailey, Alice Lemira Morrey. Callam Holman Bailey, Planter, Early Settler of Barren County, Kentucky. Fort Wayne, Ind.: A. Bailey, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 B151bam; additional research notes (1990s): FHL Book 929.273 B151bam supp.; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Barbour] Barber, Woodrowe. Barbours to Barbers. Wyandotte, Okla.: Gregath, [2000?]. FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Bates] Bates, Edmond Franklin and Bates B. Witt. Virginia Line of Bates. ~1950. FHL Film 1307572 Item 23.
  • [Beard] Snow, Joy L. Descendants of John Beard (1759-1814) and Margaret (Kirk) Beard (1758-1850). FHL Collection.
  • [Beatty] Beatty, Oren A. History and Genealogy of Helen Huffman Beatty and Alexander Van Beatty. 1971. FHL Film 1454580 Item 1.
  • [Bewley] Franklin, Eva L. Bewley-Buley-Buly: Jess Bewley Sr. and Wife, Mary Huckeby, of Kentucky. 1976?. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Bewley] Franklin, Eva L., Shelby Jackson Bewley, and Ron Bewley. Bewley Roots in Barren County, Kentucky. Rineyville, Ky.: S.J. Bewley, [1985?]. FHL Book 929.273 B468fb.
  • [Boian] Edwards, Eva Dean Boian. Boians of Kentucky. Irvine, Ky.: E.D.B. Edwards, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B635e.
  • [Boston] Fellows, Juanite Ann Boston. Eugene Preston Boston: Ancestors, Descendants, and In-laws: From Richmond County VA to Orange County VA to Barren County KY to Laclede County MO: In-law Names Includes Mott, Robinett and Whelchel. 2010. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Brenton] Brenton, Chester F. Descendants of Henry Brenton Sr. Spokane, Wash.: C.F. Brenton, 1987. FHL Book 929.273 B753bd.
  • [Britt] Conner, Cheyanne Britt. The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt. Indianapolis, Ind.: C.B. Conner, 1981. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Buford] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Campbell] Wheeler, Alma Jean Enloe. Campbell: James Campbell and Sophia Downing of Cole County, Missouri. Ozark, Mo.: Dogwood Printing, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 C152w.
  • [Cooney] Cooney: Family Records. Microfilmed 1986: FHL Film 1421601 Item 9.
  • [Crenshaw] Peden, Henry C. The Crenshaws of Kentucky, 1800-1995: A Genealogy of the Crenshaws in South-central Kentucky, Primarily the Counties of Barren and Metcalfe, Including the Related Families of Allen, Arnett, Beard, Bird, Bradshaw, Dearing, Dickey, Duke, Franklin, Goad, Hord, Jackson, Love, Maupin, Mitchell, Munday, Pace, Parrish ... Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 C863p
  • [Davis] Janes, Ray H. GTT: Gone to Texas: A Davis/Janes Family History. Denton, Texas: Ronjon, 2000. FHL Book 929.273 D29jr.
  • [Drake] McMellon, Judith C. Drake: De[s]cendants of Greenberry & Nancy "Lane" Drake & Associated Families. 1979. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Drake] Drake, Michael E. The Search for the Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Brasater Drake of Coles County, Illinois. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1996. FHL Book 929.273 D789dra.
  • [Edmunds] Edmunds, Mary W. Edmunds History, 1710-1971. Thomson, Ga.: M.W. Edmunds, 1971?. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Edwards] Edwards, Cyrus. The Edwards Family of Barren County, Kentucky: History and Traditions. Louisville, Ky. Geo. G. Fetter Co., 1924. FHL Film 1017035 Item 8; digital versions at FamilySearch Books Online - free; World Vital Records ($).
  • [Ennis] Johnson, Eddis. The Skaggs Family. Microfilmed 1987: FHL Film 1502551 Item 8.
  • [Ennis] Ennis, Wendell. The Ennis Family of Green, Barren, and Hart Counties Kentucky. [Boston, Ky.]: W. Ennis, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 En62e
  • [Estes] Alexander, Lucille Dillinger. The Estes Family of Virginia, Southern Kentucky, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas and Their Ancestor Families: Yates, Marshall, Stockton. Wayne, New Jersey: L. Alexander, 1990. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Garrison] Garrison, Vernon W. The Family of David Garrison and Elizabeth Taylor of Hamilton County, Illinois: A Working Paper. Houston, Texas: V.W. Garrison, 1982. FHL Book 929.273 G193gv.
  • [Garrison] Garrison, Vernon W. The Family of Samuel Garrison and Martha Conley of Wayne County, Illinois: A Working Paper. Houston, Texas: V.W. Garrison, 1982. FHL Book 929.273 G193gvw.
  • [Garrison] Garrison, Vernon W. James Garrison of White County, Illinois, Who Married Rachel Looper & Selah Pierce. Houston, Texas: V.W. Garrison, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 G193gvv.
  • [Gates] Wall, Lilly Alice Gates et al. Autobiographies of Lillie Alice Gates Wall & William Henry Wall and Their Ancestors and Posterity. 2000. FHL Film 1425313 Item 10.
  • [Gausnell] Gausnell, Patricia. Family History of Reuben Gausnell and Sylvia May Thompson. Roseburg, Ore.: P. Gausnell, 1984. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Goode] Goode, Cecil E. Kentucky Cousins: The Goode Family of Barren County, Kentucky and Related Families; Accounts of the Goode, Anderson, Baker, Cary, Combs, Cozzart, Jones, Mulkey, Sherfey, Starr, White and Wren Families. Glasgow, Ky.: C.E. Goode, 1982. FHL Book 929.273 G613gc.
  • [Gorin] Gorin, Sandra K. John Gorin, 1763-1837. 3 vols. Glasgow, Ky.: S.K.L. Gorin, 1988-. FHL Book 929.273 G675g.
  • [Gorin] Gorin, Sandra K. Henry Gorin, 1768-1838. 2 vols. Glasgow, Ky.: S.K. Gorin, 1989, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 G672g.
  • [Haley] Nelson, George H. Haley [ca. 1781-1961]. Microfilmed 1973: FHL Film 924842 Item 3.
  • [Hall] Letters of James Hall, of Barren Co., Ky., Mainly to His Wife Prudence (Stockton) Hall, Whom He Had Married April 29, 1809: James Hall was Captain of a Company in 3rd Regiment, Ky. Detached Militia, During the War of 1812. MSS. FHL Film 467963 Item 3.
  • [Hall] Conner, Henry Clay. The Life and Times of Leonard Hall. Indianapolis: H.C. Conner, Jr., 1981. FHL Book 921.73 H144c.
  • [Hamilton] Simmons, Clyde Clayton. The Hamiltons and Allied Families. MSS., National Library D.A.R. Microfilmed 1971: FHL Film 860456 Item 6.
  • [Hamilton] Wall, Lilly Alice Gates et al. Autobiographies of Lillie Alice Gates Wall & William Henry Wall and Their Ancestors and Posterity. 2000. FHL Film 1425313 Item 10.
  • [Harris] Harris, Martha Vilate DeLand and Roy Elmore Harris. Harris and DeLand Family Records, 1797-1955. 6 vols. 1955. FHL Film 1032952 etc..
  • [Harris] Hoffman, Lela Harris. John Harris of Lincoln County, North Carolina: and His Descendants. Microfilmed 1981: FHL Film 1305161 Item 5.
  • [Hatridge] Hatridge, Marilyn Jeanette Smith. Hatridge ... in the Beginning Hardwitch. Camden, Ark.: M.J.S. Hatridge, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 H286h.
  • [Hicks] Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. "Hicks Family of Goochland County, Virginia, and Barren County, Kentucky," Abstracts of Virginia Families: Vol. 1. Microfilmed 1990: {{FHL|543271|item|disp=FHL Film
  • [Holder] Reneau, Martha Powell. The Holder Family of Barren and Allen Counties, Kentucky. [Glasgow, Ky.]: M. Reneau, [1972?]. FHL Book 929.273 H711rm; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Howell] Howell, Ted R. The De[s]cendants of James Howell and Martha Denny. DeSoto, Mo.: T.R. Howell, [1986?]. FHL Book 929.273 H839ht.
  • [Jones] Button, Martha Jones et al. The Diary of Martha Jones Button; Her Journal of 1866-1872: The Life of a Girl of South Central Kentucky. Glasgow, Ky.: Gorin Genealogical Pub., 1993. FHL Book 921.73 B983g.
  • [Kelsay] Kelsay, Carl G. Moses Kelsay, 1741-1812, of Barren County, Kentucky and Some of His Descendants. Typescript. Microfilmed 1976. FHL Book 929.273 K299Lk.
  • [Lawrence] Moulder, Victor. Lawrence--Beckham Family History, Since 1701. 1938. FHL Film 1481375 Item 14.
  • [Locke] Brooks, James P. The Biography of Eld. Jacob Locke of Barren County, Ky. Glasgow, Ky.: Times Print., 1881. FHL Film 1232.
  • [McAdoo] Lemons, Nova A. John McAdoo of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. Dallas, Texas: N.A. Lemons, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 M115L.
  • [Martin] Martin: Family Records, ca. 1755-1844. Microfilmed 1868: FHL Film 547078 Item 8.
  • [Morehead] Morehead Revolutionary War Soldiers. Microfilmed 1987: FHL Film 1481378 Item 3.
  • [Moss] Moss, T.C. The David Moss Family: Green, Adair, Boyle, Barren, Hart, and Warren Co., Ky.; Williamson and Maury Co., Tenn.; Mississippi. Memphis, Tenn.: T.C. Moss, 1968. FHL Book 929.273 M855mo.
  • [Murray] Miller, Gilbert L. and Sonia J. Murray. Murray - Davidson - Turner: A Family History: With Related Names, Anderson, Baird, Bridges, Cox, Donaldson, and Dunaway, Durning, Ellis, Glasgow, Gunn, Hammett, Lewelling - Lewallen [i.e. Luallen] - Lewallen, Miller, Mitchell, Moore, Stanton, Stephens, White and Whitwell ... MSS. Microfilmed 1982: FHL Film 1033847 Item 9.
  • [Payne] Peden, Eva Coe and Martha Powell Reneau. My Payne Ancestors: Barren County. 1969? FHL Book 929.273 P293pec.
  • [Peden] Peden, Henry C. The Pedens of Southwest Virginia and Southcentral Kentucky: Descendants of John Peden (1734-1815) and Mary Smith (1734-1806). Edgewood, Md.: H.C. Peden, Jr., 1978. Digital version at FHL Book 929.273 P341ph.
  • [Pennington] Wilson, Duane Earl. Our Pennington Family: Being Some of the Descendants of Richard and Hannah (Boone) Pennington and Related Maternal Lines, Including the Morgan, Gist, Cromwell, Murray, Howard, Jarrett, Webb, Dame, Oyler, Arndt, and Ramsey Families. Naperville, Ill.: D.E. Wilson, 1998. FHL Book 929.273 P384w.
  • [Perry] Perry, Cortes Lee. Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Thomas Perry, 1893-1950 and Pearl May Greenup, 1895-1983. Huntsville, Ala.: C.L. Perry, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 P429pc.
  • [Pettypool] Hartsough, Carolyn S. "The William Pettypool Family of Southside Virginia: Lineage Reconstruction Based on Current Review of Evidence," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 47, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2003):57-75; Vol. 47, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2003):139-146. Digital version at American Ancestors ($); FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Poynter] Poynter, Irma Lee and Harold Poynter. Poynter Cousins. Maysville, Mo.: I.L. and H. Poynter, 1993. FHL Book 929.273 P877pi.
  • [Proctor] Fahrni, Margie Procter. Nathan Procter/Proctor and His Descendants 1786-1981. 1981. FHL Book 929.273 P942f.
  • [Randel] Malone, Royleta Clopton. Moses Randel and His Descendants, 1776-2001: With Allied Lines of Horner, Broadaway, Whitwell, Hufstedler, Kelly, Dabbs and Others. Hemet, Calif.: R.C. Malone, 2001. FHL Book 929.273 R158m.
  • [Reynolds] Reynolds, Barry. A Genealogy of the Joshua Reynolds Family. Lubbock, Texas: B. Reynolds, [1987?]. FHL Book 929.273 R335r.
  • [Reynolds] Beals, Kathleen C. "Thomas Reynolds of King William County, Virginia, With Cotterell, Mitchell and Quarles Connections," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2002):29-36. FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 46 (2002).
  • [Short] Short, Donald Paul. The Prairie Shorts: Descendants of Thomas and Mary Hurt Short. Andover, Kan.: D. Short, 1995. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Skaggs] Johnson, Eddis. The Skaggs Family. Microfilmed 1987: FHL Film 1502551 Item 8.
  • [Stone] Calhoun, Logan E. John and Janetta Moore Stone of Fayette Co. Kentucky. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 2000. FHL Collection.
  • [Turner] Martin, John Robert. Lile-Turner: Descendants of John Martin Lile (1795-1870) of Clark County, Kentucky and Macon County, Missouri. Morton, Ill., 1970. FHL Book 929.273 L627m.
  • [Warriner] Mireles, Dana Ann. "Jacob Warriner, Sr., of Buckingham County, Virginia: His Children and His Parents," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):83-93. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Wheeler] Wheeler, Dennis. The Life and Times of William Wheeler & Nancy Puckett of Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky Whose Descendants Came to Missouri: With a Genealogy of the Grandfather of William Wheeler, Micajah Wheeler of Albemarle County, Virginia. Jackson, Mo.: D. Wheeler, 1996. FHL Book 929.273 W569w; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Whitwell] Malone, Royleta Clopton. William Whitwell, His Ancestors and Descendants 1774-1994. Hemet, Calif.: R.C. Malone, 1994, 1998. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Wilkinson] Park, Imogene. The Wilkinson Family. 2009. FHL Collection.
  • [Wilson] Jones, Frances Y. "Wilson/Yancey Connection in Barren County, Kentucky," Yancey Family Genealogical Records. Microfilmed 1995: FHL Film 1598294 Item 29.
  • [Wright] Title, Barbara Dobbins. My Kentucky Wright-Helm Line: Including Jacob & Miriam Helm Wright, Joseph & Margaret Enoch Higdon, James D. & Rebecca Higdon Smith, Uberto and Susannah Jane Smith Wright, John Preston B. & Narcissa Wright McConnell and Descendants. Orange, Calif.: B.D. Title, 1996. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Yancey] Jones, Frances Y. "Wilson/Yancey Connection in Barren County, Kentucky," Yancey Family Genealogical Records. Microfilmed 1995: FHL Film 1598294 Item 29.
  • [Yancey] Orr, Sarah Y. "Descendants of Robert and Jane Yancey of Barren Co., Kentucky," Yancey Family Genealogical Records. Microfilmed 1995: FHL Film 1598293 Item 32.
  • [Yancey] Yancey, Dennis J. Yancey Family Genealogical Collection. 1995. FHL Film 1598378 Item 14.
  • [Yancey] Yancey, Dennis J. "Joel Yancey (1773-1839) of Barren Co., Kentucky and Joel Yancey (1774-1833) of Bedford Co., Virginia," Yancey Family Genealogical Collection. 1995. FHL Film 1598378 Item 2.

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Land and Property Records

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 Barren 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.

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Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Men in Barren County served in various regiments and companies. Those listed below were specifically formed in this county:

- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, C, D, E and I.
- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Wolford's Cavalry) (Union), Company E.
- 37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I and K.
- 47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies I and K.
- 49th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, H and K.

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

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Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977 for Caldwell, Henry, Hickman, Russell and Trimble counties. 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.

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School Records

Tax Records

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 Barren County, Kentucky 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 Barren County Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Barren County Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Barren County, Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barren_County,_Kentucky."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barren, Kentucky page 268, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barren County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Barren County, Kentucky," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barren_County,_Kentucky, accessed 2 August 2018.
  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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.

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