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{{Kentucky-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Kentucky|Kentucky]] > Wolfe County'' {{Adoption KYGenWeb}}  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Wolfe_County,_Kentucky|Wolfe County]]''  
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{{KYDC}}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Wolfe County
 
| county = Wolfe County
| county_map = Wolfe_County_svg.png
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kywolfe/ Wolfe Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Ky-wolfe.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state_map = Kentucky.png  
 
| state_map = Kentucky.png  
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| seat wl = Campton
 
| seat wl = Campton
 
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}}  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Wolfe County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]  
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Wolfe County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Wolfe County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Wolfe County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Wolfe County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Wolfe County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Wolfe County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1870</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1885</center>
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|-
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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|}
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[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/wolfe/ Wolfe County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 400<br>Campton, KY 41301-0400<br>Phone: 606.668.3771<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wolfe County, Kentucky page 275, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Antioch  
 
| Antioch  
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| Toliver
 
| Toliver
 
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| Bethany
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethany,_Kentucky Bethany]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195669&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Wolfe%2C+Hazel+Green&columns=*,0,0 Hazel Green]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Wolfe%2C+Hazel+Green|subject|disp=Hazel Green}}
 
| Mary  
 
| Mary  
 
| Torrent
 
| Torrent
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| Helechawa  
 
| Helechawa  
 
| Mullins Point  
 
| Mullins Point  
| Trent
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trent,_Kentucky Trent]
 
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|-
 
| Burkhart  
 
| Burkhart  
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| Upper Gillmore
 
| Upper Gillmore
 
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| Campton  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campton,_Kentucky Campton]
 
| Hollonville  
 
| Hollonville  
 
| Pence  
 
| Pence  
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| Chamber Fork  
 
| Chamber Fork  
 
| Landsaw  
 
| Landsaw  
| Pine Ridge  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Ridge,_Kentucky Pine Ridge]
 
| Vortex
 
| Vortex
 
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|-
 
| Daysboro  
 
| Daysboro  
| Lee City  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_City,_Kentucky Lee City]
 
| Rogers  
 
| Rogers  
 
| Zachariah
 
| Zachariah
 
|}
 
|}
 
<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
 
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan]]  
 
*[[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan]]  
 
*[[Powell County, Kentucky|Powell]]
 
*[[Powell County, Kentucky|Powell]]
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== Quick Dates  ==
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Casey County's civil records start the following years:
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp;  
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[[African American Research]] (US)
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.
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*[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
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. <br><br>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>
  
*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>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/ 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.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1107 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Wolfe County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*[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
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/wolfe.html Wolfe&nbsp;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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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists some&nbsp;{{FHL|758678|subject-id|disp=records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Wolfe 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.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4401&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=17&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Wolfe 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.
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[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]&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]&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://www.findagrave.com/ 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.
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==== Census  ====
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1107 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Wolfe County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1870 |3603
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|1880 |5638
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|1890 |7180
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|1900 |8764
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|1910 |9864
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|1920 |8783
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|1930 |8425
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|1940 |9997
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|1950 |7615
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|1960 |6534
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|1970 |5669
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|1980 |6698
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|1990 |6503
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|2000 |7065
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}}
  
*[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
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1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Wolfe 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://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/wolfe.html Wolfe&nbsp;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 [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists some&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=758678&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Wolfe++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Wolfe 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.
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4401&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=17&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Wolfe 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.
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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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
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== Bibliography  =====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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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]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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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] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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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&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; 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 Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[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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*[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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*[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
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*[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
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[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://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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<br><br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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<br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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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 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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*[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 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.
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195668&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Wolfe&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Wolfe|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Wolfe/ http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Wolfe/]
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Wolfe/ http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Wolfe/]
  

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Founded March 5, 1860
County Seat Campton
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Beginning Dates for Wolfe County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1860
1860
1860
1870
1860
1885
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Wolfe County Courthouse
PO Box 400
Campton, KY 41301-0400
Phone: 606.668.3771[1]

History

Parent County

1860--Wolfe County was created 5 March 1860 from Breathitt, Morgan, Owsley and Powell Counties.
County seat: Campton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1886, 1915--Disasters destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Antioch El Park Leeco Rosefork
Balleyfield Gillmore Lexie Standing Rock
Baptist Glencairn Lower Gillmore Stillwater
Belknap Grannie Malaga Toliver
Bethany Hazel Green Mary Torrent
Booth Helechawa Mullins Point Trent
Burkhart High Falls Nelson Upper Gillmore
Campton Hollonville Pence Valeria
Chamber Fork Landsaw Pine Ridge Vortex
Daysboro Lee City Rogers Zachariah

Neighboring Counties

Quick Dates

Casey County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research. 

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

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. 

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 3,603
1880 5,638 56.5%
1890 7,180 27.4%
1900 8,764 22.1%
1910 9,864 12.6%
1920 8,783 −11.0%
1930 8,425 −4.1%
1940 9,997 18.7%
1950 7,615 −23.8%
1960 6,534 −14.2%
1970 5,669 −13.2%
1980 6,698 18.2%
1990 6,503 −2.9%
2000 7,065 8.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Wolfe 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

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

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records



Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wolfe 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).