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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Ohio_County,_Kentucky|Ohio County]]''
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:''This article is about a western county of Kentucky. For other uses, see [[Ohio (disambiguation)]].''
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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.
  
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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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyohio/ohioco.html Ohio Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= December 17, 1798
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|county seat= Hartford
| founded date = December 17
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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>
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|county1= [[Breckinridge County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breckinridge]]
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|county2= [[Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy|Butler]]
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|county3= [[Daviess County, Kentucky Genealogy|Daviess]]
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|county4= [[Grayson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Grayson]]
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|county5= [[Hancock County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hancock]]
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|county6= [[McLean County, Kentucky Genealogy|McLean]]
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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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== County Information ==
  
== Ohio County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
  
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The County was named for The Ohio River. The County has Hartford as its seat and the County was created December 17, 1798. The County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ohio County, Kentucky" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_County,_Kentucky."</ref>
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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]
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=== Ohio County, Kentucky Record Dates  ===
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{{KY Record Dates Intro|Ohio}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[Ohio County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ohio County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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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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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1799  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1799
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1911
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1799
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1799  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1799
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1801
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1801
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1810
 
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| colspan="7" | <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.</center>
 
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[[Image:{{KYOhiocourthouse}}]]&nbsp;
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1864'''''--''A disaster destroyed some records.<br><br>
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[http://www.ohiocounty.ky.gov/ 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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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KY Boundary Changes Intro|Ohio}}
*[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>/$)
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*[http://ohiocountykentuckyhistory.blogspot.com/ Ohio County, Kentucky History, a blog page of historical information and genealogy references]
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*'''1798'''--Ohio County was created 17 December 1798&nbsp;from [[Hardin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hardin ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;
==== Parent County  ====
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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.
'''1798'''--Ohio County was created 17 December 1798&nbsp;from [[Hardin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hardin ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Hartford <ref name="Handybook">''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.  
 
  
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==== County Pronunciation  ====
 
==== 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>
 
*[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  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ohio County, Kentucky," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_County,_Kentucky, accessed 5 September 2018.</ref>     
  
'''1864'''''--''A disaster destroyed some 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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{{populated places
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== Ohio County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_Dam,_Kentucky Beaver Dam]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centertown,_Kentucky Centertown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordsville,_Kentucky Fordsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford,_Kentucky Hartford] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McHenry,_Kentucky McHenry]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockport,_Kentucky Rockport]
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* Adaburg
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aetnaville,_Kentucky Aetnaville]
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* Arnold
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* Askin
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* Baizetown
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* Beda
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* Bells Run
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* Buford
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* Ceralvo
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffman,_Kentucky Coffman]
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* Combs Ford
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* Cool Springs
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cromwell,_Kentucky Cromwell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deanefield,_Kentucky Deanefield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogwalk,_Kentucky Dogwalk]
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* Dukehurst
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dundee,_Kentucky Dundee]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echols,_Kentucky Echols]
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* Ellmitch
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* Equality</div>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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* Flint Springs
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* Haynesville
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* Heflin
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* Herbert
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* Highview
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_Branch,_Kentucky Horse Branch]
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* Horton
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* Jingo
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* Ken Wye
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirtley,_Kentucky Kirtley]
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* Magan
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* Matanzas
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* Mt. Pleasant
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* Narrows
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen,_Kentucky Nineteen]
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* No Creek
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* Oak Grove
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olaton,_Kentucky Olaton]
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* Pleasant Ridge</div>
  
{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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* Point Pleasant
| Adaburg
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prentiss,_Kentucky Prentiss]
| Dukehurst
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* Ralph
| Magan
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* Renfrow
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosine,_Kentucky Rosine]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds_Station,_Kentucky Reynolds Station]
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* Rob Roy
| Aetnaville
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* Sandefur Crossing
| Dundee
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* Scottown
| Matanzas
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* Select
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* Shreve
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* Shultztown
| Arnold
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simmons,_Kentucky Simmons]
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Echols|subject|disp=Echols}}
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallhous,_Kentucky Smallhous]
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+McHenry|subject|disp=McHenry}}
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* Sulphur Springs
| Scottown
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* Sunnydale
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* Taffy
| Askin
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* White Run
| Ellmitch
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* Windy Hill
| [[Mt. Pleasant, Ohio County, KY|Mt. Pleasant]]
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* Wysox</div>
| Select
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| Baizetown
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosine,_Kentucky Rosine]</div>
| Equality
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| Narrows
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| Shreve
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Beaver+Dam|subject|disp=Beaver Dam}}
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| Flint Springs
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| Nineteen
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=== History Timeline ===
| Shultztown
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{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Ohio}}
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| 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}}
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centertown,_Kentucky Centertown]  
 
| Heflin
 
| Pleasant Ridge
 
| Sunnydale
 
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| Ceralvo
 
| Herbert
 
| Point Pleasant
 
| Taffy
 
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| Coffman
 
| Highview
 
| Prentiss
 
| White Run
 
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| Combs Ford
 
| Horse Branch
 
| Ralph
 
| Windy Hill
 
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| Cool Springs
 
| Horton
 
| Renfrow
 
| Wysox
 
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| Cromwell
 
| Jingo
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Reynolds+Station|subject|disp=Reynolds Station}}  
 
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| Deanefield
 
| Ken Wye
 
| Rob Roy
 
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| Dogwalk
 
| Kirtley
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Rockport|subject|disp=Rockport}}
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KY Resources Intro|Ohio}}
  
*[[Breckinridge County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breckinridge]]
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=== Bible Records ===
*[[Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy|Butler]]
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{{KY Bible 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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=== Biographies ===
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{{KY Biographies Intro|Ohio}}
  
[[Image:Kyohio.png|thumb|right|400px|Kyohio.png]]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies], Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
==== African American Research  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KY Business Records Intro|Ohio}}
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KY Cemeteries 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.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Ohio, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.org/ohio/OCCem.htm KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/ohio/cemetery.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/ohio.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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*{{FHL|353364|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ohio+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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==== Cemeteries ====
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Kentucky/Ohio-County?id=county_1080 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Ohio-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kentucky Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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The following web sites have additional information on Ohio county cemeteries.
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/ohio.html Ohio Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Ohio.htm Interment.net], Kentucky cemetery records by county.
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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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
*[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], The Eastern State Hospital Project
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
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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://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
 
*[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.
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1080 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Ohio 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|353364|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Ohio County}}.&nbsp; 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=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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|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_County,_Kentucky "Wikipedia.org".]
 
|1800 |1223
 
|1800 |1223
 
|1810 |3792
 
|1810 |3792
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|1990 |21105
 
|1990 |21105
 
|2000 |22916
 
|2000 |22916
}}  
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|2010 |23842
 
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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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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.
  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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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://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850-1930], USGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm Census Images], USGenWeb
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ KY Census Online], Links to online census records
  
{{KY Church Intro}}  
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KY Church Intro|Ohio}}
  
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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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]  
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*[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  
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
  
 
*Westerfield
 
*Westerfield
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KY Court Intro|Ohio}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Kentucky Supreme Court Cases], KYGenWeb
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*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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=== Directories ===
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{{KY Directories Intro|Ohio}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{KY Emigration Intro|Ohio}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KY Ethnic Groups Intro|Ohio}}
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==== African Americans ====
 +
{{KY African Americans Intro|Ohio}}
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 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project]
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records available
 +
*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips], Hangings in Kentucky 1792-1900
  
*[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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=== Funeral Homes  ===
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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{{KY Funeral Homes Intro|Ohio}}
  
==== Genealogy ====
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=== 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.  
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*'''[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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*'''[Barnes]''' Kirk, Arthur Dale. ''The Barnes Family of Ohio County, Kentucky.'' 1943. Digital version at {{FSbook|744162}} - 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|350892|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R293s}}.<br>
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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 ===
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{{KY Land Intro|Ohio}}
  
*[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 ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KY Histories Intro|Ohio}}
  
{{KY History}}
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KY Maps Intro|Ohio}}
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{{KY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KY Ohio County}}}}
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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]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{KY Migration Intro|Ohio}}
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]  
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=== Military Records ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
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{{KY Military Intro|Ohio}}
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
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==== Civil War ====
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{{KY Civil War Intro|Ohio}}
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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://ancestry.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://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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==== World War I ====
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{{KY World War I Intro|Ohio}}
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY]
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==== Korean War ====
 +
{{KY Korean War Intro|Ohio}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY], KYGenWeb
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{KY Naturalization Intro|Ohio}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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=== Newspapers ===
*'''1912-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{KY Newspapers Intro|Ohio}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
 
  
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php USNPL, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html World-Newspapers, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]
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*[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 ($).
  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
 
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KY Obituaries Intro|Ohio}}
  
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ Kentucky Footsteps Archives], KYGenWeb
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html Kentucky Obituary Sources], KYGenWeb
*[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.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database], Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm Kentucky Obituaries], USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas], African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot], Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times], Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Christian Advocate Death Abstracts]
  
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}  
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=== Other Records ===
 +
{{KY Other Records Intro|Ohio}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards], USGenWeb
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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=== Periodicals ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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{{KY Periodicals Intro|Ohio}}
*[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 ====
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=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{KY Probate Intro|Ohio}}
  
{{KY Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1774–1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) — index and images
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*'''1800-1824''' [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers] ($) Images of Wills, Estates, Distributions, Inventories, Guardianships, Book A
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*'''1801-1955''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to G (1801-1955)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1826-1843''' [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers] ($) Images of Wills, Estates, Distributions, Inventories, Guardianships, Book B
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*'''1841-1862''' [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers] ($) Images of Wills, Estates, Distributions, Inventories, Guardianships, Book C
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*'''1862-1912''' [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers] ($) Images of Wills, Estates, Distributions, Inventories, Guardianships, Book D
  
*'''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 $
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=== School Records ===
*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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{{KY Schools Intro|Ohio}}
*'''1801-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to G (1801-1955)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KY Tax Intro|Ohio}}
  
{{KY Tax Intro}}
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*'''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] ($).
  
*'''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] ($).
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KY Vital Intro|Ohio}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Birth ====
 +
{{KY Birth Intro|Ohio}}
  
{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]  
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*'''1839-1960''' – {{RecordSearch|1674843|Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960}} at FamilySearch
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*'''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>
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*'''1874''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517832}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1875''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517833}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1911-1912''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Birth Index]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records],  Ancestry ($)
  
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==== Marriage ====
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{{KY Marriage Intro|Ohio}}
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*'''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 $
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*'''1785-1979''' – {{RecordSearch|1674849|Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979}} at FamilySearch
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1852-1861''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517831}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1875''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517834}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1876-1878''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517835}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Marriage Records]
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*'''1973-2000''' - [https://web.archive.org/web/20151103090615/http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records 1973-2000]
  
===== Birth  =====
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==== Death ====
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{{KY Death Intro|Ohio}}
  
*'''1852-1861''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517831}} 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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*'''1843-1970''' {{RecordSearch|1674848|Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970}} at FamilySearch
*'''1874''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517832}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1911-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1875''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517833}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1911-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Death Index]
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*{{RecordSearch|1202535| The Social Security Death Index }} - Searchable
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions and Images of Kentucky Death Certificates
  
===== Marriage  =====
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==== Divorce ====
*'''1797-1954''' -  {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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{{KY Divorce Intro|Ohio}}
*'''1852-1861''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517831}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1875''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517834}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517835}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
  
===== Unsorted  =====
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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Kentucky Divorces 1973-1993], University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
*[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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== Research Facilities ==
*[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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{{KY Research Facilities Intro|Ohio}}
*[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
 
  
== Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Archives ===
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{{KY Archives Intro|Ohio}}
  
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=== Family History Centers ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{KY Libraries Intro|Ohio}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ohio -county/ Ohio County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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=== Museums ===
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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{{KY Museums Intro|Ohio}}
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
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*[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.
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== Societies ==
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{{KY Societies Intro|Ohio}}
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*'''Ohio County Historical Society'''<br>415 Mulberry St<br>Hartford, KY 42347-1734
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*'''Ohio County Genealogical Society'''<br>317 N. Main<br> Beaver Dam, KY 42320<br>[http://rruth.tripod.com/ocgsindex-2.html Website]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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== Websites ==
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{{KY Websites Intro|Ohio}}
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*[https://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ohio-county/ Ohio County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives]
 
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Revision as of 22:16, 10 September 2018

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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Ohio County Courthouse, Hartford, KY
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County Information

Description

The County was named for The Ohio River. The County has Hartford as its seat and the County was created December 17, 1798. The County is located in the north central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Ohio County Courthouse
Main St; PO Box 85;
Hartford, KY 42347-0085
Phone: 270-298-4422[3]
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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1852 1799 1911 1799 1799 1801 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.

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[5]

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 the county.[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
  • Flint Springs
  • Haynesville
  • Heflin
  • Herbert
  • Highview
  • Horse Branch
  • Horton
  • Jingo
  • Ken Wye
  • Kirtley
  • Magan
  • Matanzas
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Narrows
  • Nineteen
  • No Creek
  • Oak Grove
  • Olaton
  • Pleasant Ridge
Census-designated places


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%
2010 23,842 4.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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,[8] 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. Wikipedia contributors, "Ohio County, Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_County,_Kentucky."
  3. 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.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Ohio County, Kentucky," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_County,_Kentucky, accessed 5 September 2018.
  8. 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).
  9. 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.