Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy
|Lyon County, Kentucky|
Location in the state of Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
|Founded||January 14, 1854|
- 1 Quick Dates
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places/Localities
- 5 Resources
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Lyon County's civil records start the following years:
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Lyon County Judicial Center
500A W. Dale Ave.
Eddyville, Ky. 42038
|Cross Road||Fairview||Palisades||Twin Lakes|
|Eddy Bay||Indian Hills|
- African American Griots Lyon Co., Ky. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/Lyon/lyon.htm
- Sandi Gorin's Tips ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
The following have information concerning African American research. Both should be used:
- African American Research (US) has more information about the kinds of records
- Kentucky Minorities has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
- Some Lyon Co., Ky. Cemeteries http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/index.html
- Some Lyon Co., Ky. Cemeteries http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/
- Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.
- Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date. This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.
- Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried. Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone. May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
- Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Lyon County and links to the information for the individuals buried there,
- Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
- Lyon Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
- The Family History Library Catalog lists some records of cemeteries in Lyon County. Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
- ePodunk list of Lyon 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.
- USGenWeb Census Project ~ Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
- The USGenWeb Census Images ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
- Kentucky Census Transcriptions ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
- Census Online ~ Census Online
- A list of Lyon Co., Ky. Churces http://www.lyoncounty.com/Churches.htm
- Ky Court of Justice http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Lyon/
- Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
- Kentucky Court of Justice Research & Reference
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]
- [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
Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Signs http://www.signsofhistory.com/kentucky/Lyon/lyon.htm
- Military Resources ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
- Korean War Memorial Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
- Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
- Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
- The KYGenWeb Footsteps ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
- Kentucky News - Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
- Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
- Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm - Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
- KY Footsteps Archives ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
- KY Obituary Sources ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
- Links to research and locate obituaries
- Browning Genealogy Database ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
- USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project ~ Kentucky Obituary Project
- Afrigeneas ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
- Obituary Depot ~ Kentucky Newspaper Citations
- Obituary Daily Times ~ Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
- Nashville Advocate ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
- Lyon County, Kentucky Obituary Collection From various funeral homes in the Eddyville and Kuttawa area.
- Lyon Co., Ky. Archives -Marriages 1891-1910 (Partial Listing)http://files.usgwarchives.org/ky/lyon/vitals/marriages/1891marr.txt
- Lyon Co., KyGenWeb Births 1911-1930 http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/lyonbths.html
- Ky Vital Records Project-death certs. http://kyvitals.com/
- 1860 Lyon Co., Ky. Mortality Schedule http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/1860mortalityschedule.htm
- Lyon Co., Ky. mail list obits
- Some Lyon Co., KyGenWeb Delayed Birth Records http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/delayedbirthrecords.html
- Social Security Death Index http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
- Lyon Co., Ky Cemeteries Unmarked Burials http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/unmarkedlyon.html
Societies and Libraries
Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Society http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/lyonhistsoc.html
- Lyon County KYGenWeb
- KYGenWeb project. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select the county.
- State of Kencucky Website
- USGenWeb Kentucky Archives ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
- The USGenWeb project May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).