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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.
 
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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==
 
==Kentucky Information==
Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union on June 1, 1792. Kentucky was created from part of Virginia (District of Kentucky: Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties)and is located in the east south-central 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>The State has 120 counties.  The Capital city is Frankfort. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
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In 1775, Daniel Boone ushered the first settlers into Kentucky along the Wilderness Road, through the Cumberland Gap. On 1 June 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union. A large migration into the state occurred around this time; extending into the early 1800's. Originally part of Virginia (District of Kentucky: Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties), Kentucky lies in the east, south-central 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> The State currently includes 120 counties with Frankfort as its capitol. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
  
==Getting Started ==
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==Getting Started==
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<h3>Getting Started with Kentucky Research</h3>
 
<h3>Getting Started with Kentucky Research</h3>
 
Links to articles on getting started with Kentucky research.
 
Links to articles on getting started with Kentucky research.
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*[[GuidedResearch:Kentucky|Guided Research]]
 
*[[Step-by-Step Kentucky Research, 1880-Present]]
 
*[[Step-by-Step Kentucky Research, 1880-Present]]
 
*[[How to Find Kentucky Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
 
*[[How to Find Kentucky Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[Kentucky  Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
 
*[[Kentucky  Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
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<h3>Kentucky Research Tools</h3>
 
<h3>Kentucky Research Tools</h3>
 
Links to articles and websites that assist in Kentucky research.
 
Links to articles and websites that assist in Kentucky research.
*[[Kentucky Record Selection Table|Kentucky Record Finder]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Boundary Changes for Kentucky Counties]  
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*[[Kentucky Record Finder|Kentucky Record Finder]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Boundary Changes for Kentucky Counties]
 
*[[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky Archives and Libraries]]
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb]
*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:32706173906064 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Kentucky.  
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Kentucky.
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== Kentucky 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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*[[Adair County, Kentucky Genealogy|Adair]]  
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    <li>[[Adair County, Kentucky Genealogy|Adair]]</li>
*[[Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy|Allen]]  
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    <li>[[Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy|Allen]]</li>
*[[Anderson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Anderson]]  
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    <li>[[Anderson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Anderson]]</li>
*[[Ballard County, Kentucky Genealogy|Ballard]]  
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    <li>[[Ballard County, Kentucky Genealogy|Ballard]]</li>
*[[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Barren]]  
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    <li>[[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Barren]]</li>
*[[Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bath]]  
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    <li>[[Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bath]]</li>
*[[Bell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bell]]  
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    <li>[[Bell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bell]]</li>
*[[Boone County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boone]]  
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    <li>[[Boone County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boone]]</li>
*[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bourbon]]  
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    <li>[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bourbon]]</li>
*[[Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyd]]  
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    <li>[[Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyd]]</li>
*[[Boyle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyle]]  
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    <li>[[Boyle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyle]]</li>
*[[Bracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bracken]]  
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    <li>[[Bracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bracken]]</li>
*[[Breathitt County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breathitt]]  
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    <li>[[Breathitt County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breathitt]]</li>
*[[Breckinridge County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breckinridge]]  
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    <li>[[Breckinridge County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breckinridge]]</li>
*[[Bullitt County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bullitt]]  
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    <li>[[Bullitt County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bullitt]]</li>
*[[Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy|Butler]]  
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    <li>[[Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy|Butler]]</li>
*[[Caldwell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Caldwell]]  
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    <li>[[Caldwell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Caldwell]]</li>
*[[Calloway County, Kentucky Genealogy|Calloway]]  
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    <li>[[Calloway County, Kentucky Genealogy|Calloway]]</li>
*[[Campbell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Campbell]]  
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    <li>[[Campbell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Campbell]]</li>
*[[Carlisle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carlisle]]  
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    <li>[[Carlisle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carlisle]]</li>
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    <li>[[Carroll County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carroll]]</li>
*[[Carroll County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carroll]]  
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    <li>[[Carter County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carter]]</li>
*[[Carter County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carter]]  
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    <li>[[Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy|Casey]]</li>
*[[Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy|Casey]]  
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    <li>[[Christian County, Kentucky Genealogy|Christian]]</li>
*[[Christian County, Kentucky Genealogy|Christian]]  
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    <li>[[Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clark]]</li>
*[[Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clark]]  
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    <li>[[Clay County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clay]]</li>
*[[Clay County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clay]]  
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    <li>[[Clinton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clinton]]</li>
*[[Clinton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clinton]]  
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    <li>[[Crittenden County, Kentucky Genealogy|Crittenden]]</li>
*[[Crittenden County, Kentucky Genealogy|Crittenden]]  
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    <li>[[Cumberland County, Kentucky Genealogy|Cumberland]]</li>
*[[Cumberland County, Kentucky Genealogy|Cumberland]]  
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    <li>[[Daviess County, Kentucky Genealogy|Daviess]]</li>
*[[Daviess County, Kentucky Genealogy|Daviess]]
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    <li>[[Edmonson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Edmonson]]</li>
*[[Edmonson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Edmonson]]  
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    <li>[[Elliott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Elliott]]</li>
*[[Elliott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Elliott]]  
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    <li>[[Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy|Estill]]</li>
*[[Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy|Estill]]  
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    <li>[[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette]]</li>
*[[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette]]  
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    <li>[[Fleming County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fleming]]</li>
*[[Fleming County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fleming]]  
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    <li>[[Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Floyd]]</li>
*[[Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Floyd]]  
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    <li>[[Franklin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Franklin]]</li>
*[[Franklin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Franklin]]  
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    <li>[[Fulton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fulton]]</li>
*[[Fulton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fulton]]  
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    <li>[[Gallatin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Gallatin]]</li>
*[[Gallatin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Gallatin]]  
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    <li>[[Garrard County, Kentucky Genealogy|Garrard]]</li>
*[[Garrard County, Kentucky Genealogy|Garrard]]  
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    <li>[[Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy|Grant]]</li>
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    <li>[[Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy|Graves]]</li>
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    <li>[[Grayson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Grayson]]</li>
*[[Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy|Graves]]  
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    <li>[[Green County, Kentucky Genealogy|Green]]</li>
*[[Grayson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Grayson]]  
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    <li>[[Greenup County, Kentucky Genealogy|Greenup]]</li>
*[[Green County, Kentucky Genealogy|Green]]  
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    <li>[[Hancock County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hancock]]</li>
*[[Greenup County, Kentucky Genealogy|Greenup]]  
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    <li>[[Hardin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hardin]]</li>
*[[Hancock County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hancock]]  
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    <li>[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harlan]]</li>
*[[Hardin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hardin]]  
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    <li>[[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison]]</li>
*[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harlan]]  
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    <li>[[Hart County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hart]]</li>
*[[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison]]  
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    <li>[[Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Henderson]]</li>
*[[Hart County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hart]]  
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    <li>[[Henry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Henry]]</li>
*[[Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Henderson]]  
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    <li>[[Hickman County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hickman]]</li>
*[[Henry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Henry]]  
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    <li>[[Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hopkins]]</li>
*[[Hickman County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hickman]]  
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    <li>[[Jackson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jackson]]</li>
*[[Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hopkins]]  
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    <li>[[Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jefferson]]</li>
*[[Jackson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jackson]]  
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    <li>[[Jessamine County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jessamine]]</li>
*[[Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
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    <li>[[Johnson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Johnson]]</li>
*[[Jessamine County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jessamine]]  
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    <li>[[Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Kenton]]</li>
*[[Johnson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Johnson]]  
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    <li>[[Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Knott]]</li>
*[[Kenton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Kenton]]  
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    <li>[[Knox County, Kentucky Genealogy|Knox]]</li>
*[[Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Knott]]
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    <li>[[Larue County, Kentucky Genealogy|Larue]]</li>
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    <li>[[Laurel County, Kentucky Genealogy|Laurel]]</li>
*[[Knox County, Kentucky Genealogy|Knox]]  
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    <li>[[Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lawrence]]</li>
*[[Larue County, Kentucky Genealogy|Larue]]  
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    <li>[[Lee County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lee]]</li>
*[[Laurel County, Kentucky Genealogy|Laurel]]  
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    <li>[[Leslie County, Kentucky Genealogy|Leslie]]</li>
*[[Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lawrence]]  
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    <li>[[Letcher County, Kentucky Genealogy|Letcher]]</li>
*[[Lee County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lee]]  
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    <li>[[Lewis County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lewis]]</li>
*[[Leslie County, Kentucky Genealogy|Leslie]]  
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    <li>[[Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lincoln]]</li>
*[[Letcher County, Kentucky Genealogy|Letcher]]  
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    <li>[[Livingston County, Kentucky Genealogy|Livingston]]</li>
*[[Lewis County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lewis]]  
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    <li>[[Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Logan]]</li>
*[[Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
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    <li>[[Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lyon]]</li>
*[[Livingston County, Kentucky Genealogy|Livingston]]  
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    <li>[[Madison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Madison]]</li>
*[[Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Logan]]  
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    <li>[[Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Magoffin]]</li>
*[[Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lyon]]  
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    <li>[[Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy|Marion]]</li>
*[[Madison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Madison]]  
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    <li>[[Marshall County, Kentucky Genealogy|Marshall]]</li>
*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Magoffin]]  
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    <li>[[Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Martin]]</li>
*[[Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy|Marion]]  
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    <li>[[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mason]]</li>
*[[Marshall County, Kentucky Genealogy|Marshall]]  
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    <li>[[McCracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|McCracken]]</li>
*[[Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Martin]]  
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    <li>[[McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy|McCreary]]</li>
*[[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mason]]  
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    <li>[[McLean County, Kentucky Genealogy|McLean]]</li>
*[[McCracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|McCracken]]  
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    <li>[[Meade County, Kentucky Genealogy|Meade]]</li>
*[[McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy|McCreary]]  
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    <li>[[Menifee County, Kentucky Genealogy|Menifee]]</li>
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    <li>[[Mercer County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mercer]]</li>
*[[McLean County, Kentucky Genealogy|McLean]]  
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    <li>[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Metcalfe]]</li>
*[[Meade County, Kentucky Genealogy|Meade]]  
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    <li>[[Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Monroe]]</li>
*[[Menifee County, Kentucky Genealogy|Menifee]]  
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    <li>[[Montgomery County, Kentucky Genealogy|Montgomery]]</li>
*[[Mercer County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mercer]]  
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    <li>[[Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Morgan]]</li>
*[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Metcalfe]]  
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    <li>[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Muhlenberg]]</li>
*[[Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Monroe]]  
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    <li>[[Nelson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nelson]]</li>
*[[Montgomery County, Kentucky Genealogy|Montgomery]]  
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    <li>[[Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nicholas]]</li>
*[[Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Morgan]]  
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    <li>[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy|Ohio]]</li>
*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Muhlenberg]]  
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    <li>[[Oldham County, Kentucky Genealogy|Oldham]]</li>
*[[Nelson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nelson]]
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    <li>[[Owen County, Kentucky Genealogy|Owen]]</li>
*[[Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nicholas]]  
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    <li>[[Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy|Owsley]]</li>
*[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy|Ohio]]  
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    <li>[[Pendleton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pendleton]]</li>
*[[Oldham County, Kentucky Genealogy|Oldham]]  
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    <li>[[Perry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Perry]]</li>
*[[Owen County, Kentucky Genealogy|Owen]]  
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    <li>[[Pike County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pike]]</li>
*[[Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy|Owsley]]  
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    <li>[[Powell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Powell]]</li>
*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pendleton]]  
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    <li>[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pulaski]]</li>
*[[Perry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Perry]]  
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    <li>[[Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Robertson]]</li>
*[[Pike County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pike]]  
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    <li>[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Rockcastle]]</li>
*[[Powell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Powell]]  
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    <li>[[Rowan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Rowan]]</li>
*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pulaski]]  
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    <li>[[Russell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Russell]]</li>
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    <li>[[Scott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Scott]]</li>
*[[Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Robertson]]  
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    <li>[[Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy|Shelby]]</li>
*[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Rockcastle]]  
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    <li>[[Simpson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Simpson]]</li>
*[[Rowan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Rowan]]  
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    <li>[[Spencer County, Kentucky Genealogy|Spencer]]</li>
*[[Russell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Russell]]  
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    <li>[[Taylor County, Kentucky Genealogy|Taylor]]</li>
*[[Scott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Scott]]  
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    <li>[[Todd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Todd]]</li>
*[[Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy|Shelby]]  
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    <li>[[Trigg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Trigg]]</li>
*[[Simpson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Simpson]]  
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    <li>[[Trimble County, Kentucky Genealogy|Trimble]]</li>
*[[Spencer County, Kentucky Genealogy|Spencer]]  
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    <li>[[Union County, Kentucky Genealogy|Union]]</li>
*[[Taylor County, Kentucky Genealogy|Taylor]]  
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    <li>[[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Warren]]</li>
*[[Todd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Todd]]  
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    <li>[[Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy|Washington]]</li>
*[[Trigg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Trigg]]  
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    <li>[[Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wayne]]</li>
*[[Trimble County, Kentucky Genealogy|Trimble]]  
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    <li>[[Webster County, Kentucky Genealogy|Webster]]</li>
*[[Union County, Kentucky Genealogy|Union]]  
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    <li>[[Whitley County, Kentucky Genealogy|Whitley]]</li>
*[[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Warren]]  
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    <li>[[Wolfe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wolfe]]</li>
*[[Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy|Washington]]  
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    <li>[[Woodford County, Kentucky Genealogy|Woodford]]</li>
*[[Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wayne]]  
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*[[Webster County, Kentucky Genealogy|Webster]]  
 
*[[Whitley County, Kentucky Genealogy|Whitley]]  
 
*[[Wolfe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wolfe]]  
 
*[[Woodford County, Kentucky Genealogy|Woodford]]
 
 
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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]]
  
== Kentucky Migration Routes ==
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==Kentucky Migration Routes==
  
 
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*[[Cumberland River]]
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    <li>[[Cumberland River]]</li>
*[[Green River]]
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    <li>[[Green River]]</li>
*[[Kentucky River]]
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    <li>[[Kentucky River]]</li>
*[[Licking River]]
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    <li>[[Licking River]]</li>
*[[Mississippi River]]
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    <li>[[Mississippi River]]</li>
*[[Ohio River]]
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    <li>[[Ohio River]]</li>
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    <li>[[Tennessee River]]</li>
*[[Tennessee River]]
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    <li>[[Louisville and Portland Canal]]</li>
*[[Louisville and Portland Canal]]
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    <li>[[Buffalo Trace]]</li>
*[[Buffalo Trace]]
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    <li>[[Catawba Trail]]</li>
*[[Catawba Trail]]
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    <li>[[Cumberland and Great Lake Trail]]</li>
*[[Cumberland and Great Lake Trail]]
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    <li>[[Cumberland and Ohio Falls Trail]]</li>
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    <li>[[Great Valley Road]]</li>
*[[Cumberland and Ohio Falls Trail]]
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    <li>[[Kentucky Road]]</li>
*[[Great Valley Road]]
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    <li>[[Maysville Turnpike]]</li>
*[[Kentucky Road]]
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    <li>[[Nashville-Saline River Trail]]</li>
*[[Maysville Turnpike]]
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    <li>[[Russellville-Shawneetown Trail]]</li>
*[[Nashville-Saline River Trail]]
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    <li>[[Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail]]</li>
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    <li>[[Warriors Path]]</li>
*[[Russellville-Shawneetown Trail]]
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    <li>[[Wilderness Road]]</li>
*[[Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail]]
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    <li>[http://www.touring-ohio.com/history/zane-trace.html Zane's Trace]</li>
*[[Warriors Path]]
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*[[Wilderness Road]]
 
*[http://www.touring-ohio.com/history/zane-trace.html Zane's Trace]  
 
 
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/36?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/36?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
 
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Kentucky Family History Center locator map]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Kentucky Family History Center locator map]
  
== Additional Resources ==
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==Additional Resources==
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*[https://kygs.org/index.php Kentucky Genealogical Society] - Founded in 1973 to foster excellence in preserving, sharing, and connecting researchers with Kentucky ancestors
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/African_American_Resources_for_Kentucky Kentucky African American Research] - Family Search Kentucky African American Resources
 
*[http://kentuckyancestors.org/ Kentucky Ancestors] - Free Pub:Case Studies and Guides for conducting Kentucky Genealogical research
 
*[http://kentuckyancestors.org/ Kentucky Ancestors] - Free Pub:Case Studies and Guides for conducting Kentucky Genealogical research
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ky/ Cyndi's List] - Kentucky genealogy sites on the internet
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ky/ Cyndi's List] - Kentucky genealogy sites on the internet
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/ Kentucky Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Kentucky  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/ Kentucky Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Kentucky
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/kentucky-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Kentucky  
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/kentucky-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Kentucky
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Kentucky genealogy research
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Kentucky genealogy research
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Kentucky  
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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/Kentucky.pdf Kentucky Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
 
*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Kentucky.pdf Kentucky Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
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Kentucky Information[edit | edit source]

In 1775, Daniel Boone ushered the first settlers into Kentucky along the Wilderness Road, through the Cumberland Gap. On 1 June 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union. A large migration into the state occurred around this time; extending into the early 1800's. Originally part of Virginia (District of Kentucky: Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties), Kentucky lies in the east, south-central region of the United States.[1] The State currently includes 120 counties with Frankfort as its capitol. [2]

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.

Muhlenberg CountyBreckinridge CountyHardin CountyMeade CountyHancock CountyOhio CountyGrayson CountyEdmonson CountyDaviess CountyFulton CountyGraves CountyHickman CountyCarlisle CountyBallard CountyMcCracken CountyCalloway CountyMarshall CountyLyon CountyLivingston CountyCrittenden CountyUnion CountyWebster CountyHenderson CountyMcLean CountyTodd CountyTrigg CountyChristian CountyCaldwell CountyHopkins CountyButler CountyWarren CountySimpson CountyAllen CountyMonroe CountyCumberland CountyClinton CountyWayne CountyMcCreary CountyWhitley CountyBell CountyHarlan CountyLetcher CountyPerry CountyPike CountyMartin CountyLawrence CountyBoyd CountyGreenup CountyLewis CountyMason CountyBracken CountyPendleton CountyCampbell CountyKenton CountyBoone CountyGallatin CountyCarroll CountyTrimble CountyOldham CountyShelby CountySpencer CountyNelson CountyWashington CountyMarion CountyTaylor CountyCasey CountyPulaski CountyLaurel CountyJefferson CountyBullitt CountyLarue CountyHart CountyGreen CountyTaylor CountyLogan CountyBarren CountyMetcalfe CountyAdair CountyRussell CountyCasey CountyPulaski CountyLincoln CountyRockcastle CountyMadison CountyGarrard CountyBoyle CountyMercer CountyAnderson CountyWoodford CountyFranklin CountyKnott CountyFloyd CountyMagoffin CountyBreathitt CountyWolfe CountyLee CountyMenifee CountyBourbon CountyNicholas CountyRobertson CountyFleming CountyRowan CountyBath CountyClark CountyEstill CountyOwsley CountyClay CountyLaurel CountyKnox CountyHenry CountyOwen CountyGrant CountyScott CountyFayette CountyHarrison CountyJessamine CountyPowell CountyMontgomery CountyCarter CountyMorgan CountyElliott CountyJohnson CountyLeslie CountyJackson CountyKentucky-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 researching 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).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.