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Revision as of 17:48, 14 August 2018

United States
Kentucky
Jefferson County

Guide to Jefferson 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: Louisville
Organized: May 1, 1780
Parent County(s): Kentucky (VA)
Neighboring Counties
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County Information

Description

President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

The County was named for Thomas Jefferson. The County has Louisville as its seat and the County was created 1780. The County is located in the north central area of the state.[1]

County Courthouse

Jefferson County Courthouse
527 W Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202-2814
Phone: 502.574.5700[2]
Jefferson County Website

Jefferson 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 1780 1852 1783 1783 1810
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Record Loss

1905 -- Fire partially destroyed the Jefferson County Courthouse on Dec. 26.  Firemen saved the county's records.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

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.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Jefferson County, Kentucky:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Jefferson, 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 Jefferson county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 4,765
1800 8,754 83.7%
1810 13,399 53.1%
1820 20,768 55.0%
1830 23,979 15.5%
1840 36,346 51.6%
1850 59,831 64.6%
1860 89,404 49.4%
1870 118,953 33.1%
1880 146,010 22.7%
1890 188,598 29.2%
1900 232,549 23.3%
1910 262,920 13.1%
1920 286,369 8.9%
1930 355,350 24.1%
1940 385,392 8.5%
1950 484,615 25.7%
1960 610,947 26.1%
1970 695,055 13.8%
1980 685,004 −1.4%
1990 664,937 −2.9%
2000 693,604 4.3%
2010 741,096 6.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

1790 - Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation.

1793   Tax List

1810   Index, Transcription

1859   Louisville City Directory

1911   Louisville City Directory

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.

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Christ Church

  • 1850 - Christ Church, Louisville, Birth Index 1850. Batch C530001 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1885 - Christ Church, Louisville, Marriage Index 1885. Batch M530001 at FamilySearch - free.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Louisville

Episcopal
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Louisville

  • 1839-1962 - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Louisville, Birth Index 1839-1962. Batch C530021 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1837-1960 - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Louisville, Marriage Index 1837-1960. Batch M530021 at FamilySearch - free.

Evangelical
St. John's Evangelical Church, Louisville

  • 1850 - St. John's Evangelical Church, Louisville, Birth Index 1850. Batch C530011 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1885 - St. John's Evangelical Church, Louisville, Marriage Index 1885. Batch M530011 at FamilySearch - free.

St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Louisville

  • 1840-1859 - St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Louisville, Baptism Index 1840-1859. Batch C539921 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1857-1884 - St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Louisville, Baptism Index 1857-1884. Batch C539922 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1874-1885 - St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Louisville, Baptism Index 1874-1885. Batch C539923 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1841-1890 - St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Louisville, Marriage Index 1841-1890. Batch M539923 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1871-1895 - St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Louisville, Marriage Index 1871-1895. Batch M539924 at FamilySearch - free.

St. Peter's Evangelical Church, Louisville

  • 1847-1885 - St. Peter's Evangelical Church, Louisville, Baptism Index 1847-1885. Batch C539931 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1847-1885 - St. Peter's Evangelical Church, Louisville, Marriage Index 1847-1885. Batch M539931 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1870-1895 - St. Peter's Evangelical Church, Louisville, Marriage Index 1847-1885. Batch M539932 at FamilySearch - free.

Roman Catholic

United Church of Christ
Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Louisville

  • 1891-1984 - Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Louisville, Baptism Index 1891-1984. Batch C396866 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1891-1987 - Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Louisville, Marriage Index 1891-1987. Batch M539851 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1891-1987 - Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Louisville, Death Index 1891-1987. Batch B396461 at FamilySearch - free.

Christ Evangelical United Church of Christ, Louisville

  • 1879-1982 - Christ Evangelical United Church of Christ, Louisville, Baptism Index 1879-1982. Batch C539861 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1879-1982 - Christ Evangelical United Church of Christ, Louisville, Marriage Index 1879-1982. Batch M539861 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1879-1982 - Christ Evangelical United Church of Christ, Louisville, Death Index 1879-1982. Batch B393518 at FamilySearch - free.

Lynnhurst United Church of Christ, Louisville

  • 1908-1953 - Lynnhurst United Church of Christ, Louisville, Baptism Index 1908-1953. Batch C396465 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1908-1953 - Lynnhurst United Church of Christ, Louisville, Marriage Index 1908-1953. Batch M396466 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1908-1953 - Lynnhurst United Church of Christ, Louisville, Death Index 1908-1953. Batch B396467 at FamilySearch - free.

St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Louisville

  • 1857-1885 - St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Louisville, Baptism Index 1857-1885. Batch C539841 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1850-1895 - St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Louisville, Marriage Index 1850-1895. Batch M539841 at FamilySearch - free.

St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, Louisville

  • 1890-1895 - St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, Louisville, Marriage Index 1890-1895. Batch M539911 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1889-1939 - St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, Louisville, Death Index 1889-1939. Batch B539911 at FamilySearch - free.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

African Americans

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

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

  • [Bainbridge] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Barns] Brand, Franklin Marion. The Brand Family of Monongalia County, Virginia (Now West Virginia). Morgantown, W. Va.: F.M. Brand, 1922. FHL Film 1033725 Item 7; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Beeler] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Booker] Booker, Charles Lee. The Bucher/Booker Family, 1686-1990 from Klein Gartach, Wurttemberg, Germany to Frederick County, Virginia to Harrison and Jefferson Counties, Kentucky to Knox and Sullivan Counties, Indiana to the Illinois Counties of Jasper, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, and Sangamon. n.p.: C.L. Booker, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 B852b
  • [Brooks] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Bucher] See Booker.
  • [Byerly] Hanson, Richard E. Descendants of Paul Byerly (Born 1855, Louisville, Kentucky) and His Wife, Martha Marie Hodgman. Typescript, circa 1960. FHL Fiche 6019132
  • [Cary] Harrison, Fairfax. The Virginia Carys. New York: De Vinne Press, 1919. Digital version at Internet Archive - free; FHL Film 1011836 Item 3.
  • [Clark] Dorman, John Frederick. Descendants of General Jonathan Clark, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1750-1811. Louisville, Ky.: n.p., 1949. Reprinted from the Filson Club History Quarterly, Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2, 4. FHL Film 1036197 Item 4
  • [Croghan] Crouse, Randy F. McNew "The Revolutionary War Diary of Major William Croghan of the Virginia Continental Line, 1779-1780", 2012. 107 pages. ISBN 9781105675379. William Croghan, native Virginian, settled in Louisville, Kentucky where he and his wife, Lucy Clark Croghan, built "Locust Grove" mansion. His brother-in-law, Geroge Rogers Clark, famously lived out his final years there. Recounts the story, through his first hand experiences in his diary, when three detachments of Virginia soldiers were dispatched in the last months of 1779 to proceed to South Carolina to aid in the defense of Charleston. A member of the 1st Virginia Regiment, Major William Croghan belonged to this group who were, on account of the rivers being so solidly frozen that ships could not move, obliged to march the 800 miles from the Jerseys to Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina’s Charleston Harbor. Major Croghan kept an itinerant diary which reveals the hardships, and pleasures, experienced by this group of more than 700 patriots. Extensive index. Lulu, FHL.FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 25 (1981)
  • [Deneal] DeNeal, Gary. The DeNeales of Virginia. 1971. Fairfax Public Library, Fairfax, Va.
  • [Deneal] Hunt, John G. "Deneal(e) or Oduneal of Fairfax County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1981):295-302. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 25 (1981).
  • [Egg] Miller, Marguerite A. My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K729mm; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Eppler] Miller, Marguerite A. My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K729mm; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Fleischmann] Miller, Marguerite A. My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K729mm; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Gray] Amundson, Margaret R. "When was George Gray Born?" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 50, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2006):148-151. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Johnston] Johnston, Floyd Allen. Lt. Benjamin Johnston Virginia Milita - Revolutionary War Born, Carolina County, Virginia in 1735, Died, Louisville Kentucky in 1792, Son of William Johnston and Ann Chew. Typescript, 1969. FHL Film 877505 Item 4
  • [Knauer] Miller, Marguerite A. My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K729mm; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Krieg] Head, James H. German Origins of a Krieg Family: A Description of the Family of Jacob Krieg (1778-c1845) Who Immigrated from Beuren in Württemberg to Monroe County, Ohio in 1834: Descendants Lived in Monroe County, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Bartholomew County, Indiana. Monument, Colo.: J.H. Head, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K893h; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Another edition: FHL 929.273 K893h 2006; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Krieg] Head, James H. Krieg Family History: An Account of the Genealogy of the Krieg Family of Bartholomew County, Indiana with Comments on Kreig (Krieg) Relations in Louisville, Kentucky. Monument, Colo.: J.H. Head, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K893hj; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Machtolff] Parrott, Edna and Carol Miller. Ancestry and Descendants of August Andreas Machtolff of Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville, Ky.: E. Parrott & C. Miller, 2003. FHL Book 929.273 M185p
  • [Pentecost] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Prather]Prather, William A.Captain Basil Prather, 1731-1803, of Maryland and Kentucky and His Louisville Home 'Fox Hill'. Waynesboro, Miss.: W.A. Prather, 1994. FHL Book 929.273 P887pr.
  • [Rogers] Rogers, Lon B. "Colonel James Rogers (1742--1828) Nelson County Pioneer," The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1961):3-6.
  • [Rust] Rust, Ellsworth Marshall. Rust of Virginia: Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of William Rust, 1654-1940. Washington, D.C.: Rust, 1940. FHL Book 929.273 R922re.
  • [Seaton] Katheder, Thomas. "Seaton of Fauquier County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):83-102. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Shipp] Sanders, Walter R. The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Faquier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL Film 875372 Item 5
  • [Shoninger] Shoninger Family of Louisville, Kentucky: Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1793-1916. MSS., American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio. Reproduction: FHL Film 1012750 Item 7.
  • [Speed] Speed, Thomas. Records and Memorials of the Speed Family. Louisville, Ky.: Courier-Journal Job Printing Company, 1892. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Stafford] Stafford, Carolyn Joy. The Biography of Thomas Moore Stafford, 1841-1910 of City of Louisville, Clark, and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky and Citrus and Lee Counties, Florida: Saddler, Soldier, Settler. Brandon, Fla.: C.J. Stafford, 2007. FHL Book 921.73 St13s; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Stowers] Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Strother] Owen, Thomas McAdory, "William Strother of Virginia and His Descendants," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Apr. 1898):149-173. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  • [Taylor] Hall, Newman Arnold. "Allerton of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):83-92; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):171-178; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):287-296; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):13-18; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):94-102; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):175-180. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988)-v. 33 (1989).
  • [Taylor] Roberts, Gary Boyd. Ancestors of American Presidents. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. FHL Book 973 D2r 2009; online bookstore.
  • [Thruston] Crozier, William Armstrong. The Buckners of Virginia and the Allied Families of Strother and Ashby. New York: The Genealogical Association, 1907. Digital version at Google Books - free.

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 Jefferson 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

  • Military Resources, Revolutionary War through Civil War
  • The 1890 Census Veterans Schedules for all of Jefferson County were destroyed except those for the Central Kentucky Lunatic Asylum in Lakeland, KY listing eight individuals. For information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see Union Census Records.

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company A.
- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company F.
- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D and E.
- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, C, H, I, J, L and M.
- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, C, G, H, J, L and M.
- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, H, I, K and L.
- 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L and M.
- 4th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company H.
- 4th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies B, C, D and G.
- 4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I and K.
- 4th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company A.
- 4th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies E and F.
- 5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and K.
- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies D, F, G, H, I and K.
- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I, K, L and M.
- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company E.
- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company D.
- 7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company C.
- 7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies G, H and M.
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company G.
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company B.
- 9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies D, K and L.
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company K.
- 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H.
- 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies B, C, D, E, H, K, L and M.
- 12th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company F.
- 22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia)(Union), Company I.
- 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company A.
- 13th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies B and K.
- 15th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company A
- 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L and M.
- 20th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies F, H, I and K.
- 22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company I.
- 26th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies C, D, E, H and I.
- 27th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company F.
- 28th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company A.
- 34th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
- 37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company K.
- 52nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company F.
- 54th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies D, E and K.
- 55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies D, E, F, G, H and K.

World War I

Korean War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

  • 1789-1790 - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at FamilySearch - free; FHL. [The sources of this publication are the 1789 and 1790 [?] personal property tax lists, and substitutes for 1786 through 1788. Jefferson County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • 1789 - Heinemann, Charles B. "First Census" of Kentucky 1790. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: FHL US/CAN 976.9 X2ph 1981; digital version at Kentucky Kinfolks. ["6 volumes of 1789 were used, and some duplications were found." (p. 2)]
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[5] digitized by Ancestry ($).
  • 1790-1892 - Jefferson County Tax Books from 1790-1892 online digital images and microfilms.
  • Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records, Ancestry ($)

Vital Records

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

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Jefferson County Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Jefferson 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. Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson County, Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Kentucky."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Louisville, KY Court House Fire, Dec 1905 at GenDisasters.com http://www3.gendisasters.com/kentucky/8201/louisville-ky-jefferson-county-court-house-fire-dec-1905
  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. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  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.