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Guide to Oldham County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Oldham County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded December 15, 1823
County Seat LaGrange
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Oldham County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Oldham County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1824 1852 1830 1824 1824
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Oldham County Courthouse
100 W Jefferson Street
La Grange, KY 40031
Phone: 502.222.9311[1]

Oldham County Kentucky History

Parent County

1823--Oldham County was created 15 December 1823 from Jefferson, Shelby and Henry Counties.
County seat: LaGrange [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Oldham County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Ballardsville Demplytown Harmony Landing Pewee Valley
Belknap Beach Floydsburg Harmony Village River Bluff
Brownsboro Fraziertown La Grange Rollington
Buckner Glenarm Liro Russell Corner
Cedar Point Goshen Oldham Skylight
Centerfield Greenhaven Orchard Grass Hills Westport
Crestwood Halls Landing Park Lake

Neighboring Counties

Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy Resources


African American Research

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



Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1830 9,588
1840 7,380 −23.0%
1850 7,629 3.4%
1860 7,283 −4.5%
1870 9,027 23.9%
1880 7,667 −15.1%
1890 6,754 −11.9%
1900 7,078 4.8%
1910 7,248 2.4%
1920 7,689 6.1%
1930 7,402 −3.7%
1940 10,716 44.8%
1950 11,018 2.8%
1960 13,388 21.5%
1970 14,687 9.7%
1980 27,795 89.2%
1990 33,263 19.7%
2000 46,178 38.8%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Oldham 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 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.



Local Histories








Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

  • 1852-1861 - Oldham County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517841 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Oldham County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517842 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Oldham County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517843 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1852-1861 - Oldham County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517841 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Oldham County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517844 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1879 - Oldham County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch M517845 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Oldham County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oldham County, Kentucky page 274, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 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.