Rowan County, Kentucky Genealogy
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- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
1864--A disaster destroyed most of the records.
The following have information concerning African American research. Both should be used:
- African American Research (US) has more information about the kinds of records
- Kentucky Minorities has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.
- Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date. This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.
- Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried. Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone. May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
- Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Rowan County and links to the information for the individuals buried there,
- Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
- Rowan Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
- ePodunk list of Rowan 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.
- Access Genealogy-Rowan County Kentucky Cemeteries
- KYGenWeb Archives Project-Rowan County Cemetery Records
- Linkpendium-Rowan Co., Cemeteries
- Rowan County Cemeteries
Societies and Libraries
Rowan County Historical Society
P. O. Box 60
Morehead, KY 40351
Rowan County Public Library
185 East First Street
Morehead, KY 40351
- Family History Library Catalog
- KYGenWeb Archives-Rowan County
- KYGenWeb-Rowan County
- Rowan County KY Genealogy Forum
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).