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Guide to '''Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
==Alabama Information==
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==Kentucky Information==
Alabama became the twenty-second state admitted to the United States in 1819. Alabama was created form Alabama Territory and is located in the southeast region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Alabama" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref>  
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Kentucky became the twenty-second state admitted to the United States in 1819. Kentucky was created form Kentucky Territory and is located in the southeast region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref>  
  
 
==Getting Started ==
 
==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Alabama Research</h3>
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<h3>Getting Started with Kentucky Research</h3>
Links to articles on getting started with Alabama research.
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Links to articles on getting started with Kentucky research.
*[[How to Find Alabama Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Kentucky Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[How to Find Alabama Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[How to Find Alabama Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[How to Find Kentucky Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Alabama Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
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*[[Kentucky  Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
 
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<h3>Alabama Research Tools</h3>
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<h3>Kentucky Research Tools</h3>
Links to articles and websites that assist in Alabama research.
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Kentucky research.
*[[Alabama Record Selection Table|Alabama Record Finder]]
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*[[Kentucky Record Selection Table|Kentucky Record Finder]]
*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Boundary Changes for Alabama Counties]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Boundary Changes for Kentucky Counties]  
*[[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Alabama Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky Archives and Libraries]]
*[http://www.algw.org/ ALGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb]  
*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Alabama.  
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Kentucky.  
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== Alabama Clickable Map==
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== Kentucky Clickable Map==
 
Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
 
Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
 
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'''Extinct Counties:'''&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/elliott/beckham.htm Beckham] | [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]] | [http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/21013d.html Josh Bell] | [[Kentucky County, Virginia|Kentucky]]  
 
'''Extinct Counties:'''&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/elliott/beckham.htm Beckham] | [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]] | [http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/21013d.html Josh Bell] | [[Kentucky County, Virginia|Kentucky]]  
  
== Alabama Migration Routes  ==
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== Kentucky Migration Routes  ==
  
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/33?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/33?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch  
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Alabama Family History Center locator map]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Kentucky Family History Center locator map]
  
 
== Additional Resources ==
 
== Additional Resources ==
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/al/ Cyndi's List] - Alabama genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ky/ Cyndi's List] - Kentucky genealogy sites on the internet
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ala/ Alabama Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Alabama
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/ Kentucky Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Kentucky
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/alabama-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Alabama
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/kentucky-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Kentucky
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/alabama-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Alabama genealogy research
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Kentucky genealogy research
*[http://www.raogk.org/alabama-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Alabama
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*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Kentucky
*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Alabama.pdf Alabama Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Kentucky.pdf Alabama Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
  
 
=== References ===
 
=== References ===

Revision as of 20:42, 18 March 2016

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

Kentucky Information[edit | edit source]

Kentucky became the twenty-second state admitted to the United States in 1819. Kentucky was created form Kentucky Territory and is located in the southeast region of the United States.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Kentucky Research

Links to articles on getting started with Kentucky research.

Kentucky Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Kentucky research.

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Kentucky Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Lauderdale CountyLimestone CountyMadison CountyJackson CountyColbert CountyLawrence CountyMorgan CountyMarshall CountyDeKalb CountyFranklin CountyMarion CountyWinston CountyCullman CountyEtowah CountyCherokee CountyLamar CountyFayette CountyWalker CountyBlount CountySt. Clair CountyCalhoun CountyCleburne CountyPickens CountyTuscaloosa CountyJefferson CountyTalladega CountyClay CountyRandolph CountySumter CountyGreene CountyHale CountyShelby CountyBibb CountyChilton CountyCoosa CountyTallapoosa CountyChambers CountyChoctaw CountyWashington CountyMobile CountyBaldwin CountyHale CountyMarengo CountyClarke CountyPerry CountyAutauga CountyDallas CountyLowndes CountyMontgomery CountyMacon CountyRussell County, AlabamaElmore CountyLee CountyWilcox CountyMonroe CountyButler CountyConecuh CountyEscambia CountyCrenshaw CountyCovington CountyBullock CountyBarbour CountyPike CountyCoffee CountyDale CountyHenry CountyGeneva CountyHouston CountyAlabama-county-map.gif

Counties[edit | edit source]

Extinct Counties:  Beckham | Fincastle | Josh Bell | Kentucky

Kentucky Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky (accessed 15 March 2016).




KYGenWeb Project has adopted Kentucky and its counties. You are invited to contribute to any KY pages to help us make a better Wiki.

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Welcome to the Kentucky page,
the Bluegrass State


Kentucky Derby
Kentucky was formed in 1792. Many of its earliest settlers came down the Ohio River from Pennsylvania or through the Cumberland Gap from Virginia and North Carolina.

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  • 70,000 walked/rode horseback on the Wilderness Road to KY before 1796
  • County marriages are the earliest and most complete vital record for KY
  • Eloping couples went to Mason Co., or Pike Co. to avoid waiting to marry
  • KY/TN border was disputed to 1859 - some did not know where they lived - look for family land records in both[1]
  • Some early KY records are in Virginia
Kentucky was a "state-land" state, meaning the state government appropriated all land within its borders. Land was surveyed in odd-sized lots in much of the state, but west of the Tennessee River it was surveyed in townships. Several types of land grants were issued in Kentucky. Warrants authorizing surveys of the desired land were issued to persons qualified to receive grants for military service (military warrants) or cash payments (treasury warrants). Read more about land and property records in the Kentucky Land and Property article.
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The following databases are available online at the Kentucky Land Office website:

  • Virginia Patent Series and Old Kentucky Patent Series.
  • Revolutionary War Warrants database.
  • West of Tennessee River Military Patents database
  • Certificates of Settlement and Preemption Warrants database.
  • Virginia Treasury Warrants Register,
  • Lincoln Entries database.
  • County Court Order Patents database.
  • Jackson Purchase database.
  • West of Tennessee River Non-Military Patents Database.


  • The most prominent early Indian tribes in Kentucky were the Cherokee, Chickasaws, and Shawnee. Most of these tribes were eliminated from Kentucky by about the early 1800s either through warfare or resettlement to other territories by the federal government. No separate records were kept for people with American Indian blood.
  • Did you know you can find your infamous Kentucky ancestors at Kentucky Blacksheep Ancestors?
  • Alice Eichholz, ed., Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 239. (FHL Book 973 D27rb). [WorldCat entry].