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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Edmonson_County,_Kentucky|Edmonson County]]''
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Guide to '''Edmonson 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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{{Click|Image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Edmonson County
 
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/ Edmonson Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/ Edmonson Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Edmonson County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[http://www.edmonsoncountyclerk.com/ Edmonson County Courthouse]<br>Main &amp; Cross Street<br>Brownsville, KY 42210<br>Phone: 270.597.2624<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Edmonson County, Kentucky page 270, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.edmonsoncountyclerk.com/ Edmonson County Courthouse]<br>Main &amp; Cross Street<br>Brownsville, KY 42210<br>Phone: 270.597.2624<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Edmonson County, Kentucky page 270, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
== History  ==
 
  
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== Edmonson County Kentucky History  ==
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<div style="width: 100%; float: left">
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1825'''--Edmonson County was created 12 January 1825&nbsp;from [[Grayson County, Kentucky|Grayson]], [[Hart County, Kentucky|Hart]] and [[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Brownsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1825'''--Edmonson County was created 12 January 1825&nbsp;from [[Grayson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Grayson]], [[Hart County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hart]] and [[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Warren]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Brownsville <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  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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== Edmonson County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Barren County, Kentucky|Barren]]  
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*[[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Barren]]  
*[[Butler County, Kentucky|Butler]]  
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*[[Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy|Butler]]  
*[[Grayson County, Kentucky|Grayson]]  
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*[[Grayson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Grayson]]  
*[[Hart County, Kentucky|Hart]]  
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*[[Hart County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hart]]  
*[[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]]
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*[[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Warren]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Edmonson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyedmonson.png|thumb|right|400px|Kyedmonson.png]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*The USGENWEB project for Edmonson county has a listing of cemeteries which also include transcriptions of the tombstones.&nbsp; See http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/cemetery/index.html  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Edmonson}}
*Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/edmonson.html Edmonson Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Edmonson, 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=1019&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/cemetery/index.html KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/edmonson/cems.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/edmonson.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=31 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|583108|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Edmonson+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=1019 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=Edmonson&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 Edmonson county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/edmonson.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
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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.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
 
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
*[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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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1019 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Edmonson County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*The [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=EUROPE Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|583108|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Edmonson County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3933&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=27&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Edmonson 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=3933&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=27&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Edmonson 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]
  
==== Genealogy ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
 
*'''[Sturdivant]''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5.'' 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. {{FHL|1149556|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2}}.
 
*'''[Sturdivant]''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5.'' 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. {{FHL|1149556|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2}}.
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==== 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}}
  
 
*'''1826-1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 4 (1826-1979)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1826-1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 4 (1826-1979)|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
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*The Edmonson county page for the USGENWEB project has an Birth index at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/births/index.html<br>They also have a Marriage index with both a bride index and a groom index at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/marriages/index.html<br>They also have a death index at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/deaths/index.html&nbsp; but it appears to be an extraction of&nbsp; the Edmonson county deaths from the whole Kentucky Death Index 1911 - 2000 available at: http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi  
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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''' - Edmonson County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517291}} 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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*'''1874-1875''' - Edmonson County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517292}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Edmonson County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517293}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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''' - Edmonson County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517291}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Edmonson County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517294}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1878''' - Edmonson County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517295}} 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 &amp; Marriages
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*[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.org/edmonson/marriages/index.html Edmonson County Marriage index] with both a bride index and a groom index
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===== Death =====
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*'''1873 - 1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths and Burials]
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*'''1911 - 2000''' - [http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi Death Search]
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/deaths/index.html The Edmonson county page for the USGENWEB project death index] but it appears to be an extraction of the Edmonson county deaths from the whole Kentucky Death Index
*[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
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*[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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===== Divorce  =====
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[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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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
*[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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== Edmonson County Kentucky Genealogy 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]
  
 
==== 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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== Edmonson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/edmonson-county/ Edmonson County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
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Latest revision as of 19:59, 23 August 2017

United States
Kentucky
Edmonson County

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

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Edmonson County, Kentucky
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Map of Kentucky highlighting Edmonson County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 12, 1825
County Seat Brownsville
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Edmonson County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Edmonson County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1825 1852 1830 1825 1831
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Edmonson County Courthouse
Main & Cross Street
Brownsville, KY 42210
Phone: 270.597.2624[1]

Edmonson County Kentucky History

Parent County

1825--Edmonson County was created 12 January 1825 from Grayson, Hart and Warren Counties.
County seat: Brownsville [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

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

Edmonson County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Arthur Chaumont Nick Roundhill
Asphalt Cub Run Oak Ridge Segal
Bee Spring Elko Ollie Straw
Big Reedy Huff Pig Sunfish
Black Gold Kyrock Prosperity Sweeden
Broadway Lindseyville Rhoda Union City
Brownsville Mammoth Cave Ridgedale Windyville
Cedar Spring Nash Rocky Hill Woodside
Chalybeate Springs

Neighboring Counties

Edmonson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Edmonson, 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 Edmonson county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18302,642
18402,91410.3%
18504,08840.3%
18604,64513.6%
18704,459−4.0%
18807,22262.0%
18908,00510.8%
190010,08025.9%
191010,4693.9%
192010,8944.1%
193011,4755.3%
194011,344−1.1%
19509,376−17.3%
19608,085−13.8%
19708,7518.2%
19809,96213.8%
199010,3574.0%
200011,64412.4%
Est. 200711,9782.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21061.txt

For tips on accessing Edmonson 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

Genealogy

  • [Sturdivant] Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. See Volume 2. FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 2.

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Edmonson 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 Edmonson County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Edmonson County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Edmonson 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

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 Edmonson County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Edmonson 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
  • 1839-1960 - KY Births and Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
  • 1852-1859 - Edmonson County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517291 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1875 - Edmonson County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517292 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1875 - Edmonson County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517293 at FamilySearch - free.


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

Edmonson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

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.

Edmonson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Edmonson County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Edmonson County, Kentucky page 270, 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.