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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Clinton_County,_Kentucky|Clinton County]]''
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Guide to '''Clinton County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Clinton County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[[Image:Clinton County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]  
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[[Image:Clinton County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|right|250px]]  
  
[http://www.clintoncounty.ky.gov/ Clinton County Courthouse]<br>212 Washington<br>Albany, KY 42602<br>Phone: 606.387.5234<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Kentucky page 269, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://clintoncounty.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx Clinton County Courthouse]<br>212 Washington<br>Albany, KY 42602<br>Phone: 606.387.5234<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Kentucky page 269, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== History  ==
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== Clinton County Kentucky History  ==
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[[Image:Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG]]  
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[[Image:Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG|thumb|right|150px|DeWitt Clinton]]  
  
 
The county is named after New York Governor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeWitt_Clinton DeWitt Clinton] (1769-1828).  
 
The county is named after New York Governor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeWitt_Clinton DeWitt Clinton] (1769-1828).  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1835'''--Clinton County was created 20 February 1835&nbsp;from [[Cumberland County, Kentucky|Cumberland]] and [[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Albany <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1835'''--Clinton County was created 20 February 1835&nbsp;from [[Cumberland County, Kentucky Genealogy|Cumberland]] and [[Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wayne]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Albany <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1865, 1890--'''Disasters destroyed some records.  
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'''1865, 1890--'''Disasters destroyed some records.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Clinton County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Clay County, Tennessee|Clay County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Clay County, Tennessee|Clay County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Cumberland County, Kentucky|Cumberland]]  
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*[[Cumberland County, Kentucky Genealogy|Cumberland]]  
 
*[[Pickett County, Tennessee|Pickett County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Pickett County, Tennessee|Pickett County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Russell County, Kentucky|Russell]]  
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*[[Russell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Russell]]  
*[[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne]]
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*[[Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wayne]]
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== Clinton County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyclinton.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
  
= Resources  =
 
[[Image:Kyclinton.png|thumb|right|400px]]
 
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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==== Bibles  ====
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[http://newsarch.rootsweb.com/th/read/COWAN/1999-03/0920869041/ Cowan Bible] ~ Andrew Cowan (1790? - 1865?) - 1812 Family Bible
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Clinton}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Clinton, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1015&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/clinton/cemeteries.html KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/clinton/toc.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/clinton.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=27 Kentucky Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|447621|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Clinton+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1015 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Clinton&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Clinton county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/index.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/clinton/cemeteries.html Cemeteries of Clinton County]] - Clinton County KYGenWeb
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/clinton.html Tombstone Transcription Project]
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;Cemetery Search]&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1015 Find A Grave]
 
*The[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|447621|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Clinton County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
 
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3860&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=36&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Clinton County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3860&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=36&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Clinton County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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'''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://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
  
 
*'''1863-1943''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 2 (1863-1943)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1863-1943''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 2 (1863-1943)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== School Records  ====
 
==== School Records  ====
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[http://kykinfolk.com/clinton/schools.html Clinton County Schools] - Clinton County KYGenWeb  
 
[http://kykinfolk.com/clinton/schools.html Clinton County Schools] - Clinton County KYGenWeb  
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*'''1852-1859''' - Clinton County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517251}} 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
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===== Marriage  =====
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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 KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1852-1859''' - Clinton County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517251}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1878''' - Clinton County Marriage Index 1878. Batch {{IGI|M517252}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
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*'''1911-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
 
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
 
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
 
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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== Clinton County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Clinton County Historical Society'''<br>104 Cumberland<br>Albany KY 42602<br><br>
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'''Clinton County Historical Society'''<br>103 North Cross Street<br>PO Box 177<br>Albany, KY 42602<br>Telephone:606-387-6021<br><br>
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
  
 
*[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]  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Clinton County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/clinton-county/ Clinton County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/clinton/ Clinton County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/clinton/ Clinton County KYGenWeb]  
*[http://kygenweb.net KYGenWeb] Project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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*[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]  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky 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.  
 
*[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.  
*[http://usgenweb.org] 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://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives]  
 
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United States
Kentucky
Clinton County

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

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Clinton County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Clinton County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1835
County Seat Albany
Courthouse
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Clinton County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Clinton County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1859 1852 1840 1848 1863
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Clinton County Courthouse
212 Washington
Albany, KY 42602
Phone: 606.387.5234[1]

Clinton County Kentucky History

DeWitt Clinton

The county is named after New York Governor DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828).

Parent County

1835--Clinton County was created 20 February 1835 from Cumberland and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Albany [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1865, 1890--Disasters destroyed some records.

Clinton County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Aaron Cumberland City Marlow Snow
Albany Decide Narvel Static
Alpha Desda Nora Upchurch
Browns Crossroads Highway Ootens Store (hist.) Wago
Bug Hobart Rolan Waterview (hist.)
Cannons Mill Huntersville Savage Watauga
Cartwright Ida Seventy Six Willis Creek
Cedar Knob Jones Mill Shipley Wolf River Dock

Neighboring Counties

Clinton County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Bibles

Cowan Bible ~ Andrew Cowan (1790? - 1865?) - 1812 Family Bible

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18403,863
18504,88926.6%
18605,78118.2%
18706,49712.4%
18807,21211.0%
18907,047−2.3%
19007,87111.7%
19108,1533.6%
19208,5895.3%
19309,0044.8%
194010,27914.2%
195010,6503.6%
19608,886−16.6%
19708,174−8.0%
19809,32114.0%
19909,135−2.0%
20009,6345.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21053.txt

For tips on accessing Clinton County, Kentucky Genealogy census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Local Histories

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

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records

World War I
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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

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

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

Online Probate Records

School Records

Clinton County Schools - Clinton County KYGenWeb

Taxation

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

Vital Records

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

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

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

Clinton County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Clinton County Historical Society
104 Cumberland
Albany KY 42602

Clinton County Historical Society
103 North Cross Street
PO Box 177
Albany, KY 42602
Telephone:606-387-6021



Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Clinton County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Clinton County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Kentucky page 269, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.