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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Grant County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:Grant_County_Kentucky_Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Grant County Courthouse, Williamstown, Ky.]]  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= February 12, 1820
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|county seat= Williamstown
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|parent county= [[Pendleton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pendleton]]<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= [[Boone County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boone]]
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|county2= [[Gallatin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Gallatin]]
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|county3= [[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison]]
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|county4= [[Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Kenton]]
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|county5= [[Owen County, Kentucky Genealogy|Owen]]
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|county6= [[Pendleton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pendleton]]
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|county7= [[Scott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Scott]]</br><center>[[Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[File:Grant county kentucky courthouse.jpg|185px]]
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Colonel John Grant. The County has Williamstown as its seat and the County was created 1820. The County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, Kentucky" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Kentucky."</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KY Courthouse Intro|Grant}}
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'''Grant County Courthouse'''<br>Courthouse Basement<br>PO Box 469<br>Williamstown, KY 41097-0469<br>Phone: 859-824-3321<br>[http://grantcounty.ky.gov/ Grant County Website]<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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=== Grant County, Kentucky Record Dates  ===
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{{KY Record Dates Intro|Grant}}
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|-
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KY Boundary Changes Intro|Grant}}
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*'''1820'''--Grant County was created 12 February 1820&nbsp;from [[Pendleton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pendleton]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*'''County seat:''' Williamstown<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, "Grant County, Kentucky," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Kentucky, accessed 12 August.</ref>
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corinth,_Kentucky Corinth]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crittenden,_Kentucky Crittenden]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_Ridge,_Kentucky Dry Ridge]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamstown,_Kentucky Williamstown]</div>
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* Blanchet
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* Cherry Grove
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordova,_Kentucky Cordova]
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* Delia
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downingsville,_Kentucky Downingsville]
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* Elliston
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* Flingsville
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* Folsom</div>
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* Four Corners
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* Heekin
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* Hilltop
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* Holbrook
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* Jericho
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonesville,_Grant_County,_Kentucky Jonesville]
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* Keefer
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* Lawrenceville
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason,_Grant_County,_Kentucky Mason]
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* Mount Zion
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* Northcutt
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman,_Kentucky Sherman]
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* Stewartsville
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* Stringtown
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* Zion Station</div>
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== History ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KY Resources Intro|Grant}}
  
'''1820'''--Grant County was created 12 February 1820&nbsp;from [[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Williamstown <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|Grant}}
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KY Biographies Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[http://www.usbiographies.org/biographies/index.php?358 KY Biographies]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KY Business Records Intro|Grant}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
 
  
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="710" align="left" border="0"
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| Blanchet
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Grant, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
| Downingsville
 
| Hilltop
 
| Mount Zion
 
 
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| Campbells Block House (hist.)
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Dry Ridge
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| Holbrook
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| Northcutt
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://kykinfolk.org/grant/Cemeteries.htm KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/grant/grant.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/grant.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=41 Kentucky Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| Cherry Grove
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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>
| Elliston
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| Jericho
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| Sherman
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*{{FHL|507735|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Grant+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| Cordova
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| Flingsville
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| Jonesville
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| Stewartsville
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Kentucky/Grant-County?id=county_1029 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
| Corinth
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Grant-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
| Folsom
 
| Keefer
 
| Stringtown
 
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| Crittenden
 
| Four Corners
 
| Lawrenceville
 
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195361&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Grant%2C+Williamstown&columns=*,0,0 Williamstown]
 
 
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| Delia
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kentucky Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| Heekin
 
| Mason
 
| Zion Station
 
 
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<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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The following web sites have additional information on Grant county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/grant.htm Interment.net], Kentucky cemetery records by county.
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction], Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten], The Eastern State Hospital Project
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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.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4000&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=60&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Grant 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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=== Census Records ===
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{{KY Census Intro|Grant}}
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Kentucky "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1830|2986
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|1840|4192
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|1850|6531
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|1860|8356
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|1870|9529
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|1880|13083
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|1890|12671
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|1900|13239
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|1910|10581
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|1920|10435
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|1930|9876
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|1940|9876
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|1950|9809
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|1960|9489
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|1970|9999
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|1980|13308
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|1990|15737
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|2000|22384
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|2010|24682
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}}
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{{Census|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
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ KY Census Online], Links to online census records
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KY Church Intro|Grant}}
  
*[[Boone County, Kentucky|Boone]]
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory], ChurchAngel
*[[Gallatin County, Kentucky|Gallatin]]
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
*[[Harrison County, Kentucky|Harrison]]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
*[[Kenton County, Kentucky|Kenton]]
 
*[[Owen County, Kentucky|Owen]]
 
*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton]]  
 
*[[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KY Court Intro|Grant}}
  
==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Kentucky Supreme Court Cases], KYGenWeb
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*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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=== Directories ===
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{{KY Directories Intro|Grant}}
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KY Emigration Intro|Grant}}
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KY Ethnic Groups Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== African Americans ====
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{{KY African Americans Intro|Grant}}
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
  
*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; <br>
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records available
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*[http://www.usgenwebsites.org/AAGriots/ The 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|Grant}}
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1029 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Grant 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|Grant}}
  
*[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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=== Guardianship ===
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/grant.html Grant 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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{{KY Guardianship Intro|Grant}}
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=507735&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Grant++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Grant 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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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KY Land Intro|Grant}}
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4000&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=60&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Grant 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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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KY Histories Intro|Grant}}
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KY Maps Intro|Grant}}
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{{KY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KY Grant County}}}}
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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]
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=== Migration ===
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{{KY Migration Intro|Grant}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KY Military Intro|Grant}}
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*''Abstracts of Pension Papers Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Indian Wars Who Settled in Grant [and Graves] County, Kentucky.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|938559}} - free.
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20170413224023/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/~kymil/ Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
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==== Civil War ====
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{{KY Civil War Intro|Grant}}
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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
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==== World War I ====
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{{KY World War I Intro|Grant}}
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY]
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==== Korean War ====
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{{KY Korean War Intro|Grant}}
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.org/bath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY], KYGenWeb
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KY Naturalization Intro|Grant}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KY Newspapers Intro|Grant}}
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php USNPL, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html World-Newspapers, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KY Obituaries Intro|Grant}}
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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
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Christian Advocate Death Abstracts]
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KY Other Records Intro|Grant}}
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards], USGenWeb
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KY Periodicals Intro|Grant}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KY Probate Intro|Grant}}
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*'''1820-1855''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to C (1820-1855)|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] ($) — index and images
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=== School Records ===
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{{KY Schools Intro|Grant}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KY Tax Intro|Grant}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records],  Ancestry ($)
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KY Vital Intro|Grant}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{KY Birth Intro|Grant}}
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*'''1839-1960''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843 Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960] at FamilySearch
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*'''1852-1859''' - Grant County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517381}} 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/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Grant County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517382}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1875''' - Grant County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517383}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1911-1912''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Birth Index]
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==== Marriage ====
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{{KY Marriage Intro|Grant}}
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*'''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 $
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*'''1785-1979''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674849 Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979] at FamilySearch
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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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*'''1820-1865''' - Grant County Marriage Index 1820-1865. Batch {{IGI|M517385}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1852-1859''' - Grant County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517381}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1876-1878''' - Grant County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517384}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Marriage Records]
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*'''1973-2000''' - [https://web.archive.org/web/20151103090615/http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records 1973-2000]
  
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==== Death ====
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{{KY Death Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Court  ====
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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848 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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*'''1911-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Death Index]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535 The Social Security Death Index] - Searchable
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions and Images of Kentucky Death Certificates
  
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{{KY Divorce Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Kentucky Divorces 1973-1993], University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KY Research Facilities Intro|Grant}}
  
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=== Archives ===
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{{KY Archives Intro|Grant}}
  
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{KY Libraries Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{KY Museums Intro|Grant}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Societies ==
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{{KY Societies Intro|Grant}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*'''Grant County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 33<br>Mason, KY 41054<br>
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]<br>
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Websites ==
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195360&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Grant&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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{{KY Websites Intro|Grant}}
  
== References  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/grant-county/ Grant County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/grant Grant County KYGenWeb]
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*[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://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives]
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*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1285885667718_560" />[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Grant/ Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Grant-County.htm Grant County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|195360|Kentucky|Grant}}. 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
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== Research Guides ==
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Latest revision as of 23:52, 17 August 2018

United States
Kentucky
Grant County

Guide to Grant 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: Williamstown
Organized: February 12, 1820
Parent County(s): Pendleton[1]
Neighboring Counties
Boone  • Gallatin  • Harrison  • Kenton  • Owen  • Pendleton  • Scott
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County Information

Description

The County was named for Colonel John Grant. The County has Williamstown as its seat and the County was created 1820. The County is located in the north central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Grant County Courthouse
Courthouse Basement
PO Box 469
Williamstown, KY 41097-0469
Phone: 859-824-3321
Grant County Website[3]

Grant 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
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1852 1820 1852 1820 1820 1820
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • 1820--Grant County was created 12 February 1820 from Pendleton County.  
  • County seat: Williamstown[4]

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.[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
  • Four Corners
  • Heekin
  • Hilltop
  • Holbrook
  • Jericho
  • Jonesville
  • Keefer
  • Lawrenceville
  • Mason
  • Mount Zion
  • Northcutt
  • Sherman
  • Stewartsville
  • Stringtown
  • Zion Station


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Grant, 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 Grant county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1830 2,986
1840 4,192 40.4%
1850 6,531 55.8%
1860 8,356 27.9%
1870 9,529 14.0%
1880 13,083 37.3%
1890 12,671 −3.1%
1900 13,239 4.5%
1910 10,581 −20.1%
1920 10,435 −1.4%
1930 9,876 −5.4%
1940 9,876 0.0%
1950 9,809 −0.7%
1960 9,489 −3.3%
1970 9,999 5.4%
1980 13,308 33.1%
1990 15,737 18.3%
2000 22,384 42.2%
2010 24,682 10.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

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.

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

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

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 Grant 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 and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

  • Abstracts of Pension Papers Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Indian Wars Who Settled in Grant [and Graves] County, Kentucky. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Military Resources, Revolutionary War through Civil War

Civil War

Online Records

World War I

Korean War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

Online Probate Records

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.

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 Grant County Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Grant County 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

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

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, "Grant County, Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Kentucky."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, Kentucky," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Kentucky, accessed 12 August.
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.

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