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State of   KENTUCKY -   (The Blue Grass State)
      The 15th U.S. State to join the Union:   01-June-1792
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Assorted Groups  (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
    African-American Griots - African American Research Resources, Guides and More.
    The Jewish Community of Louisville - Blintzes and Grits. Bagels and Bluegrass.
         "Shalom, Y'all." The jokes come from the obvious contrasts between what we think
         of as Jewish culture and what we think of as Southern. But the reality is a much
         more complex blending of cultures and identities, creating a unique kind of Jew —
         the Kentucky Jew. (Also see Jefferson County.)

Note:  These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.


Census & related Lists of various kinds:
    1910 Census - Adoptions in Kentucky.
    Kentucky Civil War Rosters - Database of 35627 records (10396 distinct surnames).
    Vietnam Veterans - from Kentucky (Surnames A - D)

Coal Mining History in Kentucky - Coal has been used in Kentucky for over 250 years and
         probably longer if you count the native American Indians.

Extinct Kentucky Counties:: (not linked unless noted, ):
    (If you know of more to be added, please contact us.)
County Name
Beckham -

Fincastle -
Factual information
formed by the Kentucky General Assembly on February 9, 1904. Beckham
         County was dissolved by the Kentucky Court of Appeals on April 29, 1904
         because it was not created in conformance with state law. Read more...
created in 1772 from Botetourt County, whose boundaries extended all the way
         to the Mississippi River. Fincastle County was abolished in 1776, and divided
         into three new counties - Montgomery Country, Washington County, and
         Kentucky County (which later became the Commonwealth of Kentucky).

Families and Surnames:
    Family Group Sheets Project - Search the Kentucky Family Group Sheets and also find
         surnames & places within the group sheet.
    Jackson Purchase/surnames - 8 counties of the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky.
    The Peakes - of Nelson County, Kentucky.


Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click here - (Counties we have listed),   (To list a local society, please contact us.)

Ghost Towns of Kentucky - several towns listed

Historical interest Items, etc.:
    Ghost Towns of Kentucky - several towns listed
    Kentucky in the Military - American Civil War, American Revolutionary War, Mexican
         War and the War of 1812


Libraries & Newspapers:
    Kentucky Digital Library - Historic Newspapers, Images, Collections, Maps, Books, Oral
    Kentucky Dept. of Library and Archives - Electronic Records Archives (e-Archives).


Migrations to, from and through:
    Kentucky Migrations Project - This page is home to Migration Projects across Kentucky.
         If your ancestor either moved into or out of Kentucky, and you know the county,
         click on the county and submit your information there.
    The Peakes of Kentucky - The first trans-Appalachian region subjected to massive
         settlement by the newly victorious Americans following the Revolutionary War was
         Kentucky, as it was largely devoid of permanent Indian settlements. Maryland
         Catholic settlers, who began arriving in Kentucky in large numbers around 1785...
         (Quote from the web site).


National Parks, Playgrounds, Recreational Areas etc.:
    Mammoth Cave National Park - Learn about the park's history and wildlife, discover
         scenic hiking trails and beautiful campgrounds.


  • State of Kentucky
  • State Capital City Frankfort   (Capital since 1792 - located in   Franklin County)

    The State name:  Kentucky comes from the Wyandot Indian name for "plain" in reference to the central plains of the state.
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    County maps of Kentucky
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)

    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories

    Vital Records:
        Death Records - (1911 - 2000) Search engine
        Marriage Index - (1973-2000) Search engine
        Vital Record Project - Kentucky


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