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Guide to '''Hopkins County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.<br>
 
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Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
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=== Hopkins County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
 
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{{KYHopkinscourthouse}}
  
[http://hopkinscounty.ky.gov/ Hopkins County Courthouse]<br>10 S Main St; PO Box Drawer 737<br>Madisonville, KY 42431-2064<br>Phone: 270.821.7361<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hopkins County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://hopkinscounty.ky.gov/ Hopkins County Courthouse]<br>10 S Main St; PO Box Drawer 737<br>Madisonville, KY 42431-2064<br>Phone: 270.821.7361<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hopkins County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
== History  ==
 
  
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== Hopkins County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1806'''--Hopkins County was created 9 December 1806&nbsp;from [[Henderson County, Kentucky|Henderson]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Madisonville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1806'''--Hopkins County was created 9 December 1806 from [[Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Henderson]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Madisonville <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.
  
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1829--'''A disaster destroyed some records.  
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'''1829, 1864--'''Courthouse disasters destroyed some records.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Hopkins County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Caldwell County, Kentucky|Caldwell]]  
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*[[Caldwell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Caldwell]]  
*[[Christian County, Kentucky|Christian]]  
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*[[Christian County, Kentucky Genealogy|Christian]]  
*[[McLean County, Kentucky|McLean]]  
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*[[McLean County, Kentucky Genealogy|McLean]]  
*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky|Muhlenberg]]  
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*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Muhlenberg]]  
*[[Webster County, Kentucky|Webster]]
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*[[Webster County, Kentucky Genealogy|Webster]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Hopkins County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyhopkins.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
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The following have information concerning African American research. Both should be used:  
  
 
*[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  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
  
 
==== 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|Hopkins}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Hopkins, 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=1042&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/hopkins/cems/index.html KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/hopkins/hopkins.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/hopkins.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=54 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|434606|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Hopkins+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=1042 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=Hopkins&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Hopkins-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Hopkins county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Hopkins.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
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/hopkins.html Hopkins 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;
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
 
*[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://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.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4050&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=75&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Hopkins 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.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1042 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Hopkins County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*The [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|434606|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Hopkins 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=4050&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=75&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Hopkins 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.
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
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{{Census|Kentucky}}  
 
{{Census|Kentucky}}  
  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project  
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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 & Reference]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[Anderson]''' Mills, Elizabeth Shown. "A Case Study in Family Reconstruction Within a 'Burned County,'" ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):3-19, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):174-187; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):263-273; digital versions at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($); [http://historicpathways.com/download/anderbuckpt2.pdf Historic Pathways]; reprinted in ''Genealogy: A Publication of the Family History Section, Indiana Historical Society'', [http://historicpathways.com/download/burnedcounty.pdf No. 78 (July 1983):1-10] (available for free online at Historic Pathways). Digital version also at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983), v. 30 (1986)}}.  
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*'''[Anderson]''' Mills, Elizabeth Shown. "A Case Study in Family Reconstruction Within a 'Burned County,'" ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):3-19, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):174-187; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):263-273; digital versions at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($); [http://historicpathways.com/download/anderbuckpt2.pdf Historic Pathways]; reprinted in ''Genealogy: A Publication of the Family History Section, Indiana Historical Society'', [http://historicpathways.com/download/burnedcounty.pdf No. 78 (July 1983):1-10] (available for free online at Historic Pathways). Digital version also at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983), v. 30 (1986)}}.  
 
*'''[Ashby]''' Ashby, Stephen. ''Ashby Family, Ky. Wills and Marriages of Hopkins County, Ky.'' Typescript, 1949. {{FHL|349181|item|disp=FHL Film 858667 Item 6}}  
 
*'''[Ashby]''' Ashby, Stephen. ''Ashby Family, Ky. Wills and Marriages of Hopkins County, Ky.'' Typescript, 1949. {{FHL|349181|item|disp=FHL Film 858667 Item 6}}  
*'''[Baker]''' Chapman, Peggy Brown. ''Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties &amp; Jackson Purchase, Kentucky''. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. {{FHL|751704|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B171cp}}  
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*'''[Baker]''' Chapman, Peggy Brown. ''Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky''. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. {{FHL|751704|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B171cp}}  
*'''[Crow]''' Hecathorn, Ann Austin and Catherine Dulany Austin and Mary Louise Garner. ''John S. Crow and Nancy W. Hutcheson of Mecklenburg County, Virginia and Hopkins County, Kentucky:&nbsp;A Compliation of Collected Materials Pertaining to Their Ancestors, Their Lives and Their Descendants''. [Earlville, Ill.]: A.A. Hecathorn, 1992. {{FHL|566333|item|disp=FHL&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Book 929.273 C885a}}  
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*'''[Crow]''' Hecathorn, Ann Austin and Catherine Dulany Austin and Mary Louise Garner. ''John S. Crow and Nancy W. Hutcheson of Mecklenburg County, Virginia and Hopkins County, Kentucky: A Compliation of Collected Materials Pertaining to Their Ancestors, Their Lives and Their Descendants''. [Earlville, Ill.]: A.A. Hecathorn, 1992. {{FHL|566333|item|disp=FHLnbsp;Book 929.273 C885a}}  
 
*'''[Hampton]''' Corum, Frank. "The Benefit of an Unusual Name: Charles Chester Colson Hampton," ''Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy'', Vol. 4, No. 1 (May/June 1995):3-11. {{FHL|523192|item|disp=FHL Book 975.51 D25t}}. [Discusses Virginia origin of the Hampton family of Hopkins County, Kentucky.]  
 
*'''[Hampton]''' Corum, Frank. "The Benefit of an Unusual Name: Charles Chester Colson Hampton," ''Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy'', Vol. 4, No. 1 (May/June 1995):3-11. {{FHL|523192|item|disp=FHL Book 975.51 D25t}}. [Discusses Virginia origin of the Hampton family of Hopkins County, Kentucky.]  
 
*'''[Henry]''' Austin, Catherine Dulany and Ann Austin Hecathorn. ''Joseph Henry and Alvira Crow Henry of Hopkins County, Kentucky and Jefferson County, Illinois''. [Earlville, Ill.]: A.A. Hecathorn, 1990. {{FHL|390824|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H396ac}}  
 
*'''[Henry]''' Austin, Catherine Dulany and Ann Austin Hecathorn. ''Joseph Henry and Alvira Crow Henry of Hopkins County, Kentucky and Jefferson County, Illinois''. [Earlville, Ill.]: A.A. Hecathorn, 1990. {{FHL|390824|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H396ac}}  
 
*'''[Rudd]''' Corum, Frank. ''The Rudd Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky''. Hanson, Ky.: F. Corum, 1991. {{FHL|554034|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R831c}}  
 
*'''[Rudd]''' Corum, Frank. ''The Rudd Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky''. Hanson, Ky.: F. Corum, 1991. {{FHL|554034|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R831c}}  
 
*'''[Southard]''' Dugger, Gary D. ''The Southard Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky''. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 2001. {{FHL|1001449|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 So87d}}; digital version at {{FSbook|100164}}.  
 
*'''[Southard]''' Dugger, Gary D. ''The Southard Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky''. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 2001. {{FHL|1001449|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 So87d}}; digital version at {{FSbook|100164}}.  
*'''[Timmons]''' Corum, Frank. ''Captain George Timmons: Fact and Fiction''. Madisonville, Ky.: F. Corum, 1990. {{FHL|408023|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 T484c}}
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*'''[Timmons]''' Corum, Frank. ''Captain George Timmons: Fact and Fiction''. Madisonville, Ky.: F. Corum, 1990. {{FHL|408023|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 T484c}}  
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*'''[Tunstall]''' Morris, Whitmore. ''The First Tunstalls in Virginia, and Some of Their Descendants.'' San Antonio, Texas: W. Morris, 1950. Digital version at {{FSbook|1026007}} - free.
  
 
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==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/military/revwar/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.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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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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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies I and K.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate)]], Companies I and K
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate)]], Companies I and K
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News] - Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[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
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm] - Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]  
 
*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.  
 
*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project] ~ Kentucky Obituary Project  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot] ~ Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] ~ Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function  
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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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
 
*'''1800-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 13 (1800-1930)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1800-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 13 (1800-1930)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]  
*[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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*[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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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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===== Birth  =====
*[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://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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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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*'''1852-1861''' - Hopkins County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517511}} 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''' - Hopkins County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517512}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1874-1876''' - Hopkins County Birth Index 1874-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517513}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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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*'''1852-1861''' - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517511}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517514}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1878''' - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517515}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records 1973 - 2000] ~ 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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*'''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] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[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
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
 
*[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
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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===== Divorce  =====
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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== Hopkins County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Hopkins County Genealogical Society'''<br>14 Court Street<br>Madisonville,KY 42431<br>Telephone: 270-327-1876<br>E-mail:[mailto:hcgs_ky@yahoo.com hcgs_ky@yahoo.com]<br>[http://visitmadisonvilleky.com/listing/hopkins-county-genealogical-society Website]<br><br>
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'''Hopkins County Genealogical Society'''<br>31 South Maint St<br> above the library<br>PO BOx 51<br>Madisonville, Ky 42431-0051<br>[http://hopkinscounty.tripod.com/Genealogical_Society.htm Website]<br><br>
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''' Historical Society of Hopkins County'''<br>107 Union St<br>Madisonville, KY 42431 -2529<br>Telephone: 270-821-3986<br>[http://www.historicalsocietyhopkinscoky.org Website]<br><br>
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*[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  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Madisonville Kentucky Family History Center]]
 
*[[Madisonville Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
==== Web Sites ====
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== Hopkins County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/hopkins-county/ Hopkins County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/hopkins/ Hopkins County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/hopkins/ Hopkins 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 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 The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Hopkins|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Hopkins|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Hopkins/ Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Hopkins/ Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Hopkins-County.htm Hopkins County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 20:05, 21 September 2017

United States
Kentucky
Hopkins County

Guide to Hopkins County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the Western Coal Fields region.

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Hopkins County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Hopkins County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 9, 1806
County Seat Madisonville
Courthouse
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Hopkins County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1807 1852 1810 1807 1807
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Hopkins County Courthouse, Madisonville, KY


Hopkins County Courthouse
10 S Main St; PO Box Drawer 737
Madisonville, KY 42431-2064
Phone: 270.821.7361[1]

Hopkins County Kentucky History

Parent County

1806--Hopkins County was created 9 December 1806 from Henderson County.
County seat: Madisonville [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.

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

1829, 1864--Courthouse disasters destroyed some records.

Hopkins County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Anton Earlington Madisonville Pee Vee
Ashbyburg Fiddle Bow Manitou Rabbit Ridge
Barnsley Fies Mitchell Hill Richland
Beulah Grapevine Mortons Gap Saint Charles
Brentwood Hamby Mount Carmel Sixth Vein
Charleston Hanson Murphy Ford Vandetta
Coiltown Hecla Nebo Veazey
Dalton Ilsley Nortonville Victoria
Daniel Boone Jewel City Oak Hill Wesco
Dawson Springs Kirkwood Springs Olney West Side Heights
Dozier Heights Little Valley Oriole White Plains

Neighboring Counties

Hopkins 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 Hopkins, 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 Hopkins county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18102,964
18205,32279.6%
18306,76327.1%
18409,17135.6%
185012,44135.7%
186011,875−4.5%
187013,82716.4%
188019,12238.3%
189023,50522.9%
190030,99531.9%
191034,29110.6%
192034,133−0.5%
193037,4499.7%
194037,7890.9%
195038,8152.7%
196038,458−0.9%
197038,167−0.8%
198046,17421.0%
199046,126−0.1%
200046,5190.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21107.txt

For tips on accessing Hopkins 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

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors
Bibliography
  • [Anderson] Mills, Elizabeth Shown. "A Case Study in Family Reconstruction Within a 'Burned County,'" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):3-19, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):174-187; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):263-273; digital versions at American Ancestors ($); Historic Pathways; reprinted in Genealogy: A Publication of the Family History Section, Indiana Historical Society, No. 78 (July 1983):1-10 (available for free online at Historic Pathways). Digital version also at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983), v. 30 (1986).
  • [Ashby] Ashby, Stephen. Ashby Family, Ky. Wills and Marriages of Hopkins County, Ky. Typescript, 1949. FHL Film 858667 Item 6
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp
  • [Crow] Hecathorn, Ann Austin and Catherine Dulany Austin and Mary Louise Garner. John S. Crow and Nancy W. Hutcheson of Mecklenburg County, Virginia and Hopkins County, Kentucky: A Compliation of Collected Materials Pertaining to Their Ancestors, Their Lives and Their Descendants. [Earlville, Ill.]: A.A. Hecathorn, 1992. FHLnbsp;Book 929.273 C885a
  • [Hampton] Corum, Frank. "The Benefit of an Unusual Name: Charles Chester Colson Hampton," Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. 4, No. 1 (May/June 1995):3-11. FHL Book 975.51 D25t. [Discusses Virginia origin of the Hampton family of Hopkins County, Kentucky.]
  • [Henry] Austin, Catherine Dulany and Ann Austin Hecathorn. Joseph Henry and Alvira Crow Henry of Hopkins County, Kentucky and Jefferson County, Illinois. [Earlville, Ill.]: A.A. Hecathorn, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 H396ac
  • [Rudd] Corum, Frank. The Rudd Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky. Hanson, Ky.: F. Corum, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 R831c
  • [Southard] Dugger, Gary D. The Southard Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 2001. FHL Book 929.273 So87d; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Timmons] Corum, Frank. Captain George Timmons: Fact and Fiction. Madisonville, Ky.: F. Corum, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 T484c
  • [Tunstall] Morris, Whitmore. The First Tunstalls in Virginia, and Some of Their Descendants. San Antonio, Texas: W. Morris, 1950. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Land

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 Hopkins 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


Regiments. Service men in Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy:

- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Companies I and K.
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate), Companies I and K
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate), Companies I and K

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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 Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Hopkins 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.. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records


Birth
  • 1839-1960 - KY Births and Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
  • 1852-1861 - Hopkins County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517511 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Hopkins County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517512 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1874-1876 - Hopkins County Birth Index 1874-1876. Batch C517513 at FamilySearch - free.
  • Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Hopkins County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Hopkins County Genealogical Society
14 Court Street
Madisonville,KY 42431
Telephone: 270-327-1876
E-mail:hcgs_ky@yahoo.com
Website

Hopkins County Genealogical Society
31 South Maint St
above the library
PO BOx 51
Madisonville, Ky 42431-0051
Website

Historical Society of Hopkins County
107 Union St
Madisonville, KY 42431 -2529
Telephone: 270-821-3986
Website


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.

Hopkins County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Hopkins County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hopkins County, Kentucky page 271, 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. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  4. 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.