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Guide to '''Ohio County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Kentucky Coal Fields] region.<br>
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Guide to '''Ohio County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{{Click|Image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Ohio County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyohio/ohioco.html Ohio Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = Ky-ohio.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state_map = Kentucky.png
 
| founded year = 1798
 
| founded date = December 17
 
| seat wl = Hartford
 
}}
 
  
=== Ohio County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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<center>{{Click|image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky_Online_Genealogy_Records}}</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''
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|organized= December 17, 1798
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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|county seat= Hartford
| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[Ohio County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]
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|parent county= [[Hardin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hardin ]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Breckinridge County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breckinridge]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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|county2= [[Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy|Butler]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1799
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|county3= [[Daviess County, Kentucky Genealogy|Daviess]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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|county4= [[Grayson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Grayson]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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|county5= [[Hancock County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hancock]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1799
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|county6= [[McLean County, Kentucky Genealogy|McLean]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1801
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|county7= [[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Muhlenberg]]</br><center>[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county8=
| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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|county9=
|}
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|county10=
 
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|county courthouse= {{KYOhiocourthouse}}
{{KYOhiocourthouse}}
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|county location in state= [[Image:Ky-ohio.png|185x185px]]
 
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|adoption= <center>{{Adoption KYGenWeb}}</center>
[http://ohiocounty.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx Ohio County Courthouse]<br>Main St; PO Box 85; <br>Hartford, KY 42347-0085<br>Phone:. 270.298.4422<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Ohio County Kentucky History  ==
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<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div>
<div style="width: 100%; float: left">
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== County Information ==
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27163 Ohio County, Kentucky, in the olden days&nbsp;: a series of old newspaper sketches of fragmentary history] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
 
 
 
*[http://ohiocountykentuckyhistory.blogspot.com/ Ohio County, Kentucky History, a blog page of historical information and genealogy references]
 
 
 
==== Parent County ====
 
 
 
'''1798'''--Ohio County was created 17 December 1798&nbsp;from [[Hardin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hardin ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Hartford <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
 
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
 
 
 
*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ky-ohio.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)</ref>
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
'''1864'''''--''A disaster destroyed some records.
 
</div>
 
  
== Ohio County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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=== Description ===
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KY Courthouse Intro|Ohio}}
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'''Ohio County Courthouse'''<br>Main St; PO Box 85; <br>Hartford, KY 42347-0085<br>Phone: 270-298-4422<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>[http://ohiocounty.ky.gov/ Ohio County Website]
  
{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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=== Ohio County, Kentucky Record Dates  ===
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{{KY Record Dates Intro|Ohio}}
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
|-
 
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| Adaburg
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
| Dukehurst
 
| Magan
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosine,_Kentucky Rosine]
 
 
|-
 
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| Aetnaville
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| Dundee
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| Matanzas
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| Sandefur Crossing
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
|-
 
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| Arnold
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Echols|subject|disp=Echols}}
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1799
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+McHenry|subject|disp=McHenry}}
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| Scottown
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1799
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1801
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1810
 
|-
 
|-
| Askin
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
| Ellmitch
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|}
| [[Mt. Pleasant, Ohio County, KY|Mt. Pleasant]]
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=== Record Loss ===
| Select
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{|  
|-
 
| Baizetown
 
| Equality
 
| Narrows
 
| Shreve
 
|-
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Beaver+Dam|subject|disp=Beaver Dam}}
 
| Flint Springs
 
| Nineteen
 
| Shultztown
 
|-
 
| Beda
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordsville,_Kentucky Fordsville]
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+No+Creek|subject|disp=No Creek}}  
 
| Simmons
 
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Bells+Run|subject|disp=Bells Run}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford,_Kentucky Hartford]
 
| Oak Grove
 
| Smallhous
 
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| Buford
 
| Haynesville
 
| Olaton
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Sulphur+Springs|subject|disp=Sulphur Springs}}
 
|-
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centertown,_Kentucky Centertown]
 
| Heflin
 
| Pleasant Ridge
 
| Sunnydale
 
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| Ceralvo
 
| Herbert
 
| Point Pleasant
 
| Taffy
 
|-
 
| Coffman
 
| Highview
 
| Prentiss
 
| White Run
 
|-
 
| Combs Ford
 
| Horse Branch
 
| Ralph
 
| Windy Hill
 
 
|-
 
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| Cool Springs
 
| Horton
 
| Renfrow
 
| Wysox
 
|-
 
| Cromwell
 
| Jingo
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Reynolds+Station|subject|disp=Reynolds Station}}
 
 
|  
 
|  
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'''1864'''''--''A disaster destroyed some records.<br><br>
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{{Fire+}}
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|}
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KY Boundary Changes Intro|Ohio}}
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{|
 
|-
 
|-
| Deanefield
 
| Ken Wye
 
| Rob Roy
 
|
 
|-
 
| Dogwalk
 
| Kirtley
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Rockport|subject|disp=Rockport}}
 
 
|  
 
|  
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*'''1798'''--Ohio County was created 17 December 1798&nbsp;from [[Hardin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hardin ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*'''County seat:''' Hartford<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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|}
 
|}
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==== County Pronunciation  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ky-ohio.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)</ref>
  
*[[Breckinridge County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breckinridge]]
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=== Populated Places ===
*[[Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy|Butler]]
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{{KY Populated Places Intro|Ohio}}
*[[Daviess County, Kentucky Genealogy|Daviess]]
 
*[[Grayson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Grayson]]
 
*[[Hancock County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hancock]]
 
*[[McLean County, Kentucky Genealogy|McLean]]
 
*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Genealogy|Muhlenberg]]
 
  
== Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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{| width="60%"
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|-
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| valign="top" width="20%"|
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* Adaburg
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* Aetnaville
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* Arnold
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* Askin
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* Baizetown
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* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Beaver+Dam|subject|disp=Beaver Dam}}
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* Beda
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* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Bells+Run|subject|disp=Bells Run}}
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* Buford
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centertown,_Kentucky Centertown]
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* Ceralvo
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* Coffman
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* Combs Ford
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* Cool Springs
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* Cromwell
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* Deanefield
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* Dogwalk
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* Dukehurst
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* Dundee
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* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Echols|subject|disp=Echols}}
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* Ellmitch
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* Equality
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| valign="top" width="20%"|
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* Flint Springs
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordsville,_Kentucky Fordsville]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford,_Kentucky Hartford]
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* Haynesville
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* Heflin
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* Herbert
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* Highview
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* Horse Branch
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* Horton
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* Jingo
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* Ken Wye
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* Kirtley
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* Magan
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* Matanzas
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* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+McHenry|subject|disp=McHenry}}
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* Mt. Pleasant
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* Narrows
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* Nineteen
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* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+No+Creek|subject|disp=No Creek}}
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* Oak Grove
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* Olaton
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* Pleasant Ridge
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| valign="top" width="20%"|
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* Point Pleasant
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* Prentiss
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* Ralph
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* Renfrow
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* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Reynolds+Station|subject|disp=Reynolds Station}}
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* Rob Roy
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* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Rockport|subject|disp=Rockport}}
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosine,_Kentucky Rosine]
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* Sandefur Crossing
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* Scottown
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* Select
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* Shreve
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* Shultztown
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* Simmons
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* Smallhous
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* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Sulphur+Springs|subject|disp=Sulphur Springs}}
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* Sunnydale
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* Taffy
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* White Run
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* Windy Hill
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* Wysox
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|}
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Ohio}}
  
[[Image:Kyohio.png|thumb|right|250px|Kyohio.png]]
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== Resources ==
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{{KY Resources Intro|Ohio}}
  
==== African American Research  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KY Bible Intro|Ohio}}
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{KY Biographies Intro|Ohio}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies], Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
 
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
 
  
==== Biographies  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
 
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{{KY Business Records Intro|Ohio}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
 
{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Ohio}}
 
{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Ohio}}
  
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |  
  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1080&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1080&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyohio/OCCem.htm KYGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyohio/OCCem.htm KYGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/ohio/cemetery.html KYGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/ohio/cemetery.html KYGenWeb Archives]
 
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/ohio.html Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/ohio.html Tombstone Project]
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black"|
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black"|  
  
 
*{{FHL|353364|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|353364|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ohio+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ohio+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |  
  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1080 Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1080 Findagrave.com]
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Ohio&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Ohio&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Ohio-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Ohio-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
 
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The following web sites have additional information on Ohio county cemeteries.
 
The following web sites have additional information on Ohio county cemeteries.
  
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Ohio.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Ohio.htm Interment.net], Kentucky cemetery records by county.
 
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online], Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction], Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten], The Eastern State Hospital Project
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
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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://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
 
 
*[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.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4216&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=60&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Ohio 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=4216&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=60&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Ohio 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.
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KY Census Intro|Ohio}}
  
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
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|1990 |21105
 
|1990 |21105
 
|2000 |22916
 
|2000 |22916
}}  
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}}
  
1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Ohio County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Kentucky Census|Kentucky Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.  
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1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Ohio County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Kentucky Census|Kentucky Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.
  
See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850-1930], USGenWeb
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm Census Images], USGenWeb
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ KY Census Online], Links to online census records
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KY Church Intro|Ohio}}
  
{{KY Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory], ChurchAngel
 
+
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]  
 
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
+
LDS Ward and Branch Records
  
 
*Westerfield
 
*Westerfield
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
 +
{{KY Court Intro|Ohio}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Kentucky Supreme Court Cases], KYGenWeb
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
==== Genealogy  ====
+
=== Directories ===
 +
{{KY Directories Intro|Ohio}}
  
*'''[Austin]''' Galau, Jeane K. ''The Austin Family of Montgomery County, Maryland and Ohio County, Kentucky: With Related Lines.'' 3 vols. Menasha, Wisc.: J.K. Galau, 1978-1979. Digitized by FamilySearch Books Online: {{FSbook|223604|disp=Vol. 1}} | {{FSbook|223626|disp=Vol. 2}} | {{FSbook|223613|disp=Vol. 3}} - all free.  
+
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
*'''[Barnes]''' Kirk, Arthur Dale. ''The Barnes Family of Ohio County, Kentucky.'' 1943. Digital version at {{FSbook|744162}} - free.  
+
{{KY Emigration Intro|Ohio}}
*'''[Render]''' Smith, Pearl O. ''Renders and Their Relatives; Joshua Render of Charles County, Maryland, and Orange County, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1720-1985''. Arlington, Va.: P.O. Smith, 1985. {{FHL|350892|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R293s}}.<br>
+
 
 +
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{KY Ethnic Groups Intro|Ohio}}
 +
 
 +
==== African Americans ====
 +
{{KY African Americans Intro|Ohio}}
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project]
 +
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records available
 +
*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips], Hangings in Kentucky 1792-1900
 +
 
 +
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 +
{{KY Funeral Homes Intro|Ohio}}
 +
 
 +
=== Genealogies  ===
 +
{{KY Genealogies Intro|Ohio}}
 +
 
 +
*'''[Austin]''' Galau, Jeane K. ''The Austin Family of Montgomery County, Maryland and Ohio County, Kentucky: With Related Lines.'' 3 vols. Menasha, Wisc.: J.K. Galau, 1978-1979. Digitized by FamilySearch Books Online: {{FSbook|223604|disp=Vol. 1}} | {{FSbook|223626|disp=Vol. 2}} | {{FSbook|223613|disp=Vol. 3}} - all free.
 +
*'''[Barnes]''' Kirk, Arthur Dale. ''The Barnes Family of Ohio County, Kentucky.'' 1943. Digital version at {{FSbook|744162}} - free.
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*'''[Render]''' Smith, Pearl O. ''Renders and Their Relatives; Joshua Render of Charles County, Maryland, and Orange County, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1720-1985''. Arlington, Va.: P.O. Smith, 1985. {{FHL|350892|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R293s}}.
 
*'''[Wallace]''' Lindsey, Richard O. ''House of Charles Wallace, Ohio County, Kentucky.'' MSS., [[Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. Copy: {{FHL|580910|item|disp=FHL Film 1481387 Item 5}}.
 
*'''[Wallace]''' Lindsey, Richard O. ''House of Charles Wallace, Ohio County, Kentucky.'' MSS., [[Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. Copy: {{FHL|580910|item|disp=FHL Film 1481387 Item 5}}.
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KY Guardianship Intro|Ohio}}
  
{{KY Land}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{KY Land Intro|Ohio}}
  
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
 
+
{{KY Histories Intro|Ohio}}
{{KY History}}  
 
 
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
  
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
+
{{KY Maps Intro|Ohio}}
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[[Image:Kyohio.png|thumb|right|250px|Kyohio.png]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
 +
{{KY Migration Intro|Ohio}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
+
=== Military Records ===
 +
{{KY Military Intro|Ohio}}
  
=====Civil War=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
  
'''Online Records'''
+
==== Civil War ====
 +
{{KY Civil War Intro|Ohio}}
 +
'''Online Records
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''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''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''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)
+
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
*'''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)
+
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (free)
 
*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
=====World War I=====
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==== World War I ====
 
+
{{KY World War I Intro|Ohio}}
*[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]
  
=====Korean War=====
+
==== Korean War ====
 +
{{KY Korean War Intro|Ohio}}
 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY], KYGenWeb
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
+
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{KY Naturalization Intro|Ohio}}
  
==== Miscellaneous  ====
+
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{KY Newspapers Intro|Ohio}}
  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
+
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php USNPL, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
+
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html World-Newspapers, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27163 Ohio County, Kentucky, in the olden days&nbsp;: a series of old newspaper sketches of fragmentary history] at Ancestry ($).
  
==== Newspapers  ====
+
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
+
=== Obituaries ===
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
+
{{KY Obituaries Intro|Ohio}}
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
  
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
+
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ Kentucky Footsteps Archives], KYGenWeb
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html Kentucky Obituary Sources], KYGenWeb
 +
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
 +
*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database], Compiled by Charles Browning.
 +
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm Kentucky Obituaries], USGenWeb
 +
*[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], Kentucky Newspaper Citations
 +
*[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 Christian Advocate Death Abstracts]
  
==== Obituaries  ====
+
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{KY Other Records Intro|Ohio}}
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
+
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards], USGenWeb
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
 
*[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://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; 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.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; 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
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
  
==== Probate  ====
+
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{KY Periodicals Intro|Ohio}}
  
{{KY Probate Intro}}  
+
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{KY Probate Intro|Ohio}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
+
'''Online Probate Records
  
*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
+
*'''1727–1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
+
*'''1774–1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) — index and images
*'''1801-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to G (1801-1955)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
+
*'''1801-1955''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to G (1801-1955)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
==== Taxation  ====
+
=== School Records ===
 +
{{KY Schools Intro|Ohio}}
  
{{KY Tax Intro}}  
+
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{KY Tax Intro|Ohio}}
  
*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>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).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
+
*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
  
==== Vital Records ====
+
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{KY Vital Intro|Ohio}}
  
{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
+
==== Birth ====
 +
{{KY Birth Intro|Ohio}}
  
<br>
+
*'''1839-1960''' – {{RecordSearch|1674843|Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960}} at FamilySearch
 
+
*'''1852-1861''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517831}} 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>
===== Birth  =====
+
*'''1874''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517832}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
 
*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843?collectionNameFilter=false KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
 
*'''1852-1861''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517831}} 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>  
 
*'''1874''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517832}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
 
*'''1875''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517833}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1875''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517833}} at FamilySearch - free.
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
+
*'''1911-1912''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Birth Index]
 
+
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records],  Ancestry ($)
===== Marriage =====
 
  
 +
==== Marriage ====
 +
{{KY Marriage Intro|Ohio}}
 
*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674849?collectionNameFilter=false KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*'''1785-1979''' – {{RecordSearch|1674849|Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979}} at FamilySearch
*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1852-1861''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517831}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1852-1861''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517831}} at FamilySearch - free.
*'''1875''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517834}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
+
*'''1875''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517834}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517835}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517835}} at FamilySearch - free.
*'''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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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Marriage Records]
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
+
*'''1973-2000''' - [https://web.archive.org/web/20151103090615/http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records 1973-2000]
  
===== Death =====
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==== Death ====
 +
{{KY Death Intro|Ohio}}
  
*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848?collectionNameFilter=false KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970  
+
*'''1843-1970''' – {{RecordSearch|1674848|Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970}} at FamilySearch
 
*'''1911-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1911-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[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
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*'''1911-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Death Index]
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
+
*{{RecordSearch|1202535| 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
+
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions and Images of Kentucky Death Certificates
  
===== Divorce =====
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{KY Divorce Intro|Ohio}}
  
*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Kentucky Divorces 1973-1993], University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
== Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
+
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{KY Research Facilities Intro|Ohio}}
  
'''Ohio County Historical Society'''<br>415 Mulberry St<br>Hartford 42347-1734<br><br>
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=== Archives ===
 +
{{KY Archives Intro|Ohio}}
  
'''Ohio County Genealogical Society'''<br>317 N. Main<br> Beaver Dam KY 42320<br>[http://rruth.tripod.com/ocgsindex-2.html website]<br><br>
+
=== Family History Centers ===
+
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
+
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{KY Libraries Intro|Ohio}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ohio -county/ Ohio County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
+
=== Museums ===
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
+
{{KY Museums Intro|Ohio}}
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]  
+
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
+
== Societies ==
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
+
{{KY Societies Intro|Ohio}}
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
+
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Ohio/ Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
+
*'''Ohio County Historical Society'''<br>415 Mulberry St<br>Hartford, KY 42347-1734
 +
*'''Ohio County Genealogical Society'''<br>317 N. Main<br> Beaver Dam, KY 42320<br>[http://rruth.tripod.com/ocgsindex-2.html Website]
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 +
 
 +
== Websites ==
 +
{{KY Websites Intro|Ohio}}
 +
 
 +
*[https://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ohio-county/ Ohio County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 +
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
 +
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]
 +
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives]
 +
*[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.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Ohio/ Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Ohio-County.htm Ohio County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Ohio-County.htm Ohio County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
 +
*[http://ohiocountykentuckyhistory.blogspot.com/ Ohio County, Kentucky History, a blog page of historical information and genealogy references]
 +
*{{FHL Place IDNum|195571|Kentucky|Ohio}}. Free - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 +
== Research Guides ==
 +
{{KY Research Guides Intro|Ohio}}
  
== Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy References ==
+
== References ==
 
 
 
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{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}
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[[Category:Kentucky_Counties]]
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United States
Kentucky
Ohio County

Guide to Ohio 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: Hartford
Organized: December 17, 1798
Parent County(s): Hardin [1]
Neighboring Counties
Breckinridge  • Butler  • Daviess  • Grayson  • Hancock  • McLean  • Muhlenberg
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Courthouse
Ohio County Courthouse, Hartford, KY
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County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Ohio County Courthouse
Main St; PO Box 85;
Hartford, KY 42347-0085
Phone: 270-298-4422[2]
Ohio County Website

Ohio 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 1799 1852 1799 1801 1810
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Record Loss

1864--A disaster destroyed some records.

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

Boundary Changes

  • 1798--Ohio County was created 17 December 1798 from Hardin County.  
  • County seat: Hartford[3]

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.

County Pronunciation

Populated Places

The following are locations in Ohio County, Kentucky:

  • Adaburg
  • Aetnaville
  • Arnold
  • Askin
  • Baizetown
  • Beaver Dam
  • Beda
  • Bells Run
  • Buford
  • Centertown
  • Ceralvo
  • Coffman
  • Combs Ford
  • Cool Springs
  • Cromwell
  • Deanefield
  • Dogwalk
  • Dukehurst
  • Dundee
  • Echols
  • Ellmitch
  • Equality
  • Flint Springs
  • Fordsville
  • Hartford
  • Haynesville
  • Heflin
  • Herbert
  • Highview
  • Horse Branch
  • Horton
  • Jingo
  • Ken Wye
  • Kirtley
  • Magan
  • Matanzas
  • McHenry
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Narrows
  • Nineteen
  • No Creek
  • Oak Grove
  • Olaton
  • Pleasant Ridge

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Ohio, 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 Ohio county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 1,223
1810 3,792 210.1%
1820 3,879 2.3%
1830 4,715 21.6%
1840 6,592 39.8%
1850 9,749 47.9%
1860 12,209 25.2%
1870 15,561 27.5%
1880 19,669 26.4%
1890 22,946 16.7%
1900 27,287 18.9%
1910 27,642 1.3%
1920 26,473 −4.2%
1930 24,469 −7.6%
1940 24,421 −0.2%
1950 20,840 −14.7%
1960 17,725 −14.9%
1970 18,790 6.0%
1980 21,765 15.8%
1990 21,105 −3.0%
2000 22,916 8.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Ohio County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Westerfield

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

  • [Austin] Galau, Jeane K. The Austin Family of Montgomery County, Maryland and Ohio County, Kentucky: With Related Lines. 3 vols. Menasha, Wisc.: J.K. Galau, 1978-1979. Digitized by FamilySearch Books Online: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3 - all free.
  • [Barnes] Kirk, Arthur Dale. The Barnes Family of Ohio County, Kentucky. 1943. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Render] Smith, Pearl O. Renders and Their Relatives; Joshua Render of Charles County, Maryland, and Orange County, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1720-1985. Arlington, Va.: P.O. Smith, 1985. FHL Book 929.273 R293s.
  • [Wallace] Lindsey, Richard O. House of Charles Wallace, Ohio County, Kentucky. MSS., Willard Library, Evansville, Ind. Copy: FHL Film 1481387 Item 5.

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 Ohio 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

Civil War

Online Records

World War I

Korean War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[5] digitized by 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 Ohio County Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Ohio 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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio County, Kentucky page 274, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  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/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.