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Guide to '''Marshall County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
Guide to '''Marshall County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marshall County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marshall County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marshall County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marshall County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marshall County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Marshall County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]</center>  
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[[Image:{{KYMarshallcourthouse}}]]&nbsp;
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{{KYMarshallcourthouse}}
  
[http://marshallcounty.ky.gov/ Marshall County Courthouse]<br>1101 Main Street<br>Benton, KY 42025-1498<br>Phone 270.527.4740<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marshall County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.marshallcounty.net/government.html Marshall County Courthouse]<br>1101 Main Street<br>Benton, KY 42025-1498<br>Phone 270.527.4740<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marshall County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County <br>  ====
 
==== Parent County <br>  ====
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1888, 1914--'''Disasters destroyed most records. For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-counties.html#courthouse Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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'''1888, 1914--'''Disasters destroyed most records.  
  
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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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|Marshall}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Marshall, 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=1067&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://kykinfolk.org/marshall/ KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/marshall/toc.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/marshall.html Tombstone Project]
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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|333973|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Marshall+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=1067 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=Marshall&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Marshall-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Marshall county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Marshall.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/marshall.html Marshall] 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] 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://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
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*[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.  
 
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
*[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.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1067 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Marshall County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|333973|subject-id|disp=some records of cemeteries in Marshall County}}. 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=4153&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=57&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Marshall 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.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4153&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=57&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Marshall 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.
  
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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 &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KY Land}}  
 
{{KY Land}}  
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
*'''1912-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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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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*[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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; 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
  
 
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}  
 
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}  
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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
  
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]  
 
{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]  
  
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
*'''1852-1861''' - Marshall County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517721}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>  
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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
*'''1874''' - Marshall County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517722}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1852-1861''' - Marshall County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517721}} 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/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>  
*'''1875''' - Marshall County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517723}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1874''' - Marshall County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517722}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Marshall County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517723}} 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
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
*'''1797-1954''' -  {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
 
*'''1852-1861''' - Marshall County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517721}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1875''' - Marshall County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517724}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Marshall County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517725}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
  
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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''' - Marshall County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517721}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Marshall County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517724}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1878''' - Marshall County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517725}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1973-2000''' - [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://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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*'''1843-1970''' - [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
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
*[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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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages  
*[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
 
*[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
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
 
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
 
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
 
 
*[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
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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
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Marshall County Genealogical and Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 373<br>1100 Main Street<br> Benton, KY 42025-1450<br>Telephone: 270-527-4749<br>E-mail[mailto:marcoky@ky.gov marcoky@ky.gov]
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Located in the basement of the courthouse.
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Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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The society has the original marriage records and court files.<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]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
==== Web Sites ====
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/marshall-county/ Marshall County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/marshall-county/ Marshall County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[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.  
 
*http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&amp;subject=195506&amp;subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Marshall&amp;columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch Catalog]  
 
*http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&amp;subject=195506&amp;subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Marshall&amp;columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch Catalog]  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Marshall/ Marshall&nbsp;County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Marshall/ Marshall&nbsp;County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://kentucky-genealogy.com/Marshall-County-Genealogy.htm Marshall County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Marshall-County.htm Marshall County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 21:25, 21 September 2017

United States
Kentucky
Marshall County

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

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Marshall County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 12, 1842
County Seat Benton
Courthouse
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Beginning Dates for Marshall County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Land
Probate
1852
1802
1852
1850
1848
1848
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Marshall County Courthouse, Benton, KY


Marshall County Courthouse
1101 Main Street
Benton, KY 42025-1498
Phone 270.527.4740[1]

History

Parent County

1842--Marshall County was created in 1842 from Calloway County.

County seat: Benton

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.

Record Loss

1888, 1914--Disasters destroyed most records.


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Altona Cambridge Shores Harris Hill Ford Possum Trot
Aurora Cloud Crossing Harvey Scale
Benton Dogtown  Iola Sharpe
Birmingham Draffenville Little Bear Creek Sherwood Shores
Brewers Elva Little Cypress South Marshall
Brien Fairdealing Marshall Tatumsville
Briensburg Gilbertsville Oak Level The Moors
Buena Vista Glade Olive Walnut Grove
Calvert City Hardin Palma

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

  • KY Biographies ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  • All of the family biographies from the 1885 History of Marshall County, Kentucky by Battle, Perrin, and Kniffin are available free online on My Genealogy Hound

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Marshall, 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 Marshall county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18505,269
18606,98232.5%
18709,45535.4%
18809,6472.0%
189011,28717.0%
190013,69221.3%
191015,77115.2%
192015,215−3.5%
193012,889−15.3%
194016,60228.8%
195013,387−19.4%
196016,73625.0%
197020,38121.8%
198025,63725.8%
199027,2056.1%
200030,12510.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21157.txt

For tips on accessing Marshall 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

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 Marshall 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

World War I
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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

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 {{{1}}} County Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the {{{1}}} County 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 - Marshall County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517721 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1874 - Marshall County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517722 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1875 - Marshall County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517723 at FamilySearch - free.
  • Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Marshall County Genealogical and Historical Society
PO Box 373
1100 Main Street
Benton, KY 42025-1450
Telephone: 270-527-4749
E-mailmarcoky@ky.gov

Located in the basement of the courthouse.

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The society has the original marriage records and court files.


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.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marshall County, Kentucky page 273, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.