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Guide to '''Washington County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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== Quick Dates ==
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=== Washington County Kentucky Courthouse ===
 
 
Washington County's civil records start the following years:
 
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[Adair County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Washington County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1792</center>
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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{{KYWashingtoncourthouse}}
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:{{KYWashingtoncourthouse}}]]&nbsp;
 
 
 
<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1342024278949_118" />[http://www.washingtoncountyky.com/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 446<br>Springfield, KY 40069-0446<br>Phone: 859.336.5425&nbsp;
 
 
 
<br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1792 and school census 1893-1917.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1792, some naturalization records and military discharge records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Kentucky page 275, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
== History  ==
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[http://www.washingtoncountyky.com/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 446<br>Springfield, KY 40069-0446<br>Phone: 859.336.5425<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Kentucky page 275, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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== Washington County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1792--'''Washington County was created 22 June 1792&nbsp;from [[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson ]]County.<br>'''County seat:''' Springfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1792--'''Washington County was created 22 June 1792&nbsp;from [[Nelson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nelson ]]County.<br>'''County seat:''' Springfield <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1814--'''A disaster destroyed most of the records in the courthouse.  
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'''1795, 1814--''' Disasters destroyed most of the records in the courthouse.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Washington County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Anderson County, Kentucky|Anderson]]  
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*[[Anderson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Anderson]]  
*[[Boyle County, Kentucky|Boyle]]  
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*[[Boyle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyle]]  
*[[Marion County, Kentucky|Marion]]  
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*[[Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy|Marion]]  
*[[Mercer County, Kentucky|Mercer]]  
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*[[Mercer County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mercer]]  
*[[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson]]
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*[[Nelson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nelson]]
 
 
== Quick Dates  ==
 
 
 
Casey County's civil records start the following years:
 
 
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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== Washington County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kywashington.png|thumb|right|200px]]
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Washington}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Washington, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1103&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/washington/ KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/washington/washington.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/washington.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=115 Kentucky Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|609044|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Washington+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1103 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Washington&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Washington county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Washington.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4369&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Washington County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and website.  
  
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
 
*[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=1103 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Washington County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*[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://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/washington.html Washington 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;
 
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|609044|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Washington 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=4369&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Washington 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.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
 
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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*'''[Hardin]''' Hardin, John J. ''Hardin Family Papers.'' MSS., Chicago Historical Society. Microfilmed 1959: {{FHL|319209|item|disp=FHL Films 421996-422013}}.  
 
*'''[Hardin]''' Hardin, John J. ''Hardin Family Papers.'' MSS., Chicago Historical Society. Microfilmed 1959: {{FHL|319209|item|disp=FHL Films 421996-422013}}.  
 
*'''[Hatton]''' Carvin, Joseph Franklin. ''The Family of Wiley G. and Nancy Hatton''. Columbus, Ohio: J.F. and M.A. Carvin, c1984. Digital version at {{FHA|IE90912|disp=Family&nbsp;History Archives}}; {{FHL|166154|item|disp=FHL Film 1697852 Item 12}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Hatton]''' Carvin, Joseph Franklin. ''The Family of Wiley G. and Nancy Hatton''. Columbus, Ohio: J.F. and M.A. Carvin, c1984. Digital version at {{FHA|IE90912|disp=Family&nbsp;History Archives}}; {{FHL|166154|item|disp=FHL Film 1697852 Item 12}}.<br>  
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*'''[Lincoln]''' Hatcher, Patricia Law. "The Real Thomas Lincoln of Cumberland County, Kentucky: Not the Father of the President," ''The American Genealogist,'' Vol. 85, No. 4 (Oct. 2011):254-261. {{FHL|319844|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D25aga}}.
 
*'''[Peter]''' McDonald, Frank V. ''Supplement No. 1 to Edition B of the MacDonald Genealogy, Containing Records of the Descendants of Jesse Peter: One of the Pioneer Settlers Near Mackville, Washington County, Kentucky: Together with a Few Remarks on the Early History of the Peter family, and Whatever Other Knowledge of Value Concerning This Branch of the Name Could Be Collected Up to Feb. 25, 1880''. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, University Press, 1880. {{FHL|24055|item|disp=FHL Film 1429852 Item 26}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Peter]''' McDonald, Frank V. ''Supplement No. 1 to Edition B of the MacDonald Genealogy, Containing Records of the Descendants of Jesse Peter: One of the Pioneer Settlers Near Mackville, Washington County, Kentucky: Together with a Few Remarks on the Early History of the Peter family, and Whatever Other Knowledge of Value Concerning This Branch of the Name Could Be Collected Up to Feb. 25, 1880''. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, University Press, 1880. {{FHL|24055|item|disp=FHL Film 1429852 Item 26}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Rakes]''' Tungate, Paul. ''The John Rakes Families of Marion Co., KY.'' Cincinnati, Ohio: P. Tungate, 1995. {{FHL|1149736|item|disp=Family History Archive}}.  
 
*'''[Rakes]''' Tungate, Paul. ''The John Rakes Families of Marion Co., KY.'' Cincinnati, Ohio: P. Tungate, 1995. {{FHL|1149736|item|disp=Family History Archive}}.  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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{{KY Land}}
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ Archives of Appalachia] ~ Preserving the history of the people of Appalachia.
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ Archives of Appalachia] ~ Preserving the history of the people of Appalachia.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[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]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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'''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.com] — index and images $
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*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''1792-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books (1792-1929)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1792-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books (1792-1929)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
*'''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 {{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  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843?collectionNameFilter=false KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*'''1852-1859''' - Washington County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C518051}} 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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*'''1875-1876''' - Washington County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|C518052}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674849?collectionNameFilter=false KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1852-1859''' - Washington County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M518051}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Washington County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M518053}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1877''' - Washington County Marriage Index 1876-1877. Batch {{IGI|M518054}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848?collectionNameFilter=false KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
 
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
 
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
 
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''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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== Washington County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Washington County Genealogical Society'''<br>210 E. Main Street<br>Springfield KY 40069<br><br>
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Washington County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/washington-county/ Washington County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/washington/ Washington County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/washington/ Washington County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[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 Kencucky Website]  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky 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.  
 
*[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.  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Washington|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Washington/ Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Washington/ Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Washington-County.htm Washington County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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== Washington County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:22, 21 September 2017

United States
Kentucky
Washington County

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

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Washington County, Kentucky
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Map of Kentucky highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 22, 1792
County Seat Springfield
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Washington County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Land
Probate
1852
1792
1852
1810
1792
1792
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Washington County Courthouse, Springfield, KY


Washington County Courthouse
PO Box 446
Springfield, KY 40069-0446
Phone: 859.336.5425[1]

Washington County Kentucky History

Parent County

1792--Washington County was created 22 June 1792 from Nelson County.
County seat: Springfield [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1795, 1814-- Disasters destroyed most of the records in the courthouse.

Washington County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Battle Hardesty Mooresville Simstown
Bearwallow Hickory Grove (hist.) Oakland Springfield
Booker Jenkinsville Pleasant Grove St. Catherine
Briartown Jimtown Polin Tablow
Brush Grove Litsey Pottsville Tatham Springs
Cardwell Mackville Pulliam Texas
Cissleville Manton Rineltown Thompsonville
Croakes Maud Seaville Valley Hill
Fredericktown Monfort (hist.) Sharpsville Willisburg

Neighboring Counties

Washington County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American

The following have information concerning African American research. 

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Washington, 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 Washington county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 9,050
1810 13,248 46.4%
1820 15,947 20.4%
1830 19,017 19.3%
1840 10,596 −44.3%
1850 12,194 15.1%
1860 11,575 −5.1%
1870 12,464 7.7%
1880 14,419 15.7%
1890 13,622 −5.5%
1900 14,182 4.1%
1910 13,940 −1.7%
1920 14,773 6.0%
1930 12,623 −14.6%
1940 12,965 2.7%
1950 12,777 −1.5%
1960 11,168 −12.6%
1970 10,728 −3.9%
1980 10,764 0.3%
1990 10,441 −3.0%
2000 10,916 4.5%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Washington 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

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Barlow] Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. Abstracts of Virginia Families: Vol. 1. MSS. Microfilmed 1990: FHL Film 1597677 Item 12
  • [Craven] Craven, Patricia. The Craven Clan of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Various Kentucky Counties Nelson, Washington, Marion, Boone, Fayette, Jessamine, Henry. Chicago, Ill.: P. Craven, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 C855cr
  • [Gootee] Lundergan, Gene. Family Histories of the Lundergan-Norris and Related Families of Daviess County, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1986: FHL Film 1255703.
  • [Graham] Sinclair, Thomas Graham. The William Graham and Harriet Froman Family of Carroll County, Missouri. Palm Desert, Calif.: T.G. Sinclair, 2003. Family History Archive.
  • [Gregory] Gregory and Related Lines. MSS. Microfilmed 1987: FHL Film 1509499 Item 8.
  • [Hardin] Hardin, John J. Hardin Family Papers. MSS., Chicago Historical Society. Microfilmed 1959: FHL Films 421996-422013.
  • [Hatton] Carvin, Joseph Franklin. The Family of Wiley G. and Nancy Hatton. Columbus, Ohio: J.F. and M.A. Carvin, c1984. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Film 1697852 Item 12.
  • [Lincoln] Hatcher, Patricia Law. "The Real Thomas Lincoln of Cumberland County, Kentucky: Not the Father of the President," The American Genealogist, Vol. 85, No. 4 (Oct. 2011):254-261. FHL Book 973 D25aga.
  • [Peter] McDonald, Frank V. Supplement No. 1 to Edition B of the MacDonald Genealogy, Containing Records of the Descendants of Jesse Peter: One of the Pioneer Settlers Near Mackville, Washington County, Kentucky: Together with a Few Remarks on the Early History of the Peter family, and Whatever Other Knowledge of Value Concerning This Branch of the Name Could Be Collected Up to Feb. 25, 1880. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, University Press, 1880. FHL Film 1429852 Item 26.
  • [Rakes] Tungate, Paul. The John Rakes Families of Marion Co., KY. Cincinnati, Ohio: P. Tungate, 1995. Family History Archive.
  • [Rowland] Petersen, Carol Rowland. Descendants of John Rowland, Son of William Rowland: (Botetourt Co., Va.). Belton, Mo.: C.R. Petersen, 1999. Digital version at Family History Archive.
  • [Slack] Slack, Mary Louise McCarthy. The Slack Family, 1753-1981. Cullman, Ala.: M.M. Slack, 1981. FHL Book 929.273 SL11sm.
  • [Taylor] Tompkins, Joyce L. and Marjorie Dorn. Taylor, Lovell, and Related Names. MSS. Microfilmed 1990: FHL Film 1674173 Item 11.
  • [Thomas] A Line of a Thomas Family in Pike County, Indiana. Typescript. Family Records Collection, Barrett Memorial Library (Petersburg, Indiana). Thom. Microfilmed 1986: FHL Film 1451835 Item 1.
  • [Thurman] Thurman, David Livingston. History of the Thurman Family. Typescript. Microfilmed 1978: FHL Film 1036650 Item 8.
  • [Warner] Reynolds, Lyman Foster. Peter Warner Born Maryland - Fredrick County: Revolutionary War Soldier (with George Washington in Capture of Trenton) to Lincoln County Kentucky 1780's, Children Settled in Kentucky; Lincoln, Garrard, Boyle, Mercer & Washington Counties; Indiana Putnam County. Louisville, Ky.: L.F. Reynolds, 2007. FHL Book 929.273 W246r

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records

World War I
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

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

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] 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 Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records


Birth
  • 1839-1960 - KY Births and Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
  • 1852-1859 - Washington County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C518051 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875-1876 - Washington County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch C518052 at FamilySearch - free.
  • Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
Marriage
Death
Divorce
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Washington County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Washington County Genealogical Society
210 E. Main Street
Springfield KY 40069

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Washington County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Washington County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Kentucky page 275, 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. 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).
  4. 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.