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Charts
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Death Records
Divorce Records
Genealogical Societies
Grave Markings/Symbols
Handwriting
Heritage Council
Historical Societies
Hopkinsville
Indians
Kentucky Counties
Kentucky, State of
Immigrant Records
Land Records
Landmarks
LDS / Family History Center
Libraries
Maps
Marriage Records
Medical
Military
Miscellaneous Links
Names
Newspapers
Obituaries
Occupations
Photographs, How to ...
Preservation Society
Social Security Records
Soundex 
 Towns
Vital Statistics
 

Biographies
 

**Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project The original Project Site.   OFFLINE

**Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project New Project Site.  More Search Capabilities

Biography Assistant   Help Writing Biographies



Birth Records
 
 

Kentucky Dept. for Public Health, Vital Statistics  (How/Where to order birth certificates)

Seach KY Birth Records 1911-200  Info is here, but not very user friendly



Calendars
 

Perpetual Calendar   Find out what day of the week a date falls on (any date).

Time Capsule  What happened on this day in History (input any date)

Find Any CalendarFind many different calendars links at this site .
 



Cemeteries
 

**Find-A-Grave.com
 Search for a Cemetery
Christian Co. Listings 
**Guide to Kentucky Places Names

**Political Graveyard of KY  Listing of Ky Politicians burial places

Saving Graves.com KY  (A list of endangered Cemeteries)

Attorney Generals Task Force on Cemetery Preservation

Interment.net Cemetery listings for some Ky Counties

Identify Images and Symbols found on Tombstones

Identify Abbreviations found on Tombstones


Census
 
 

USGenWeb Census Project  (KY plus links to other states)

Census Online.com Project KY (Listing of KY Counties and census schedules available)

Census Profile Christian County, KY  From the US Census Bureau

Printable Census Forms 1790 - 1920 From Family Tree Maker

Printable Census Forms 1790 - 1920 From Ancestry

County Census Maps (Formation of KY Counties 1790 - 1920)

U.S. Map (Formation of States 1790 - 1920)



Charts
 

Family Group Sheets Printable

Relationship Charts (Charting Cousins)

Ancestral Chart (Pedigree) Printable

Census Forms 1790 - 1920    Printable



Churches
 

**Guide to Kentucky Places Names

Copyrights
 

Copyrights.  The Basics

Copyrights  (Covers Copyright notices, Fair Use, & Public Domain)

Copyright Myths




Death Records
 
**Kentucky Death Records 1911 - 2000 at Rootsweb

**Kentucky Vital Records Index at UK

Kentucky Dept. for Public Health, Vital Statistics  (How/Where to order death certificates)



Divorce Records
 

**Kentucky Vital Records Index at UK



Genealogical Societies
 

Christian County Genealogical Society

Kentucky Genealogical Society


Grave Markings and Symbols
 

Identify Images and Symbols found on Tombstones

Identify Abbreviations found on Tombstones



Handwriting
 

Deciphering Old Handwriting



Heritage Council
 

Kentucky Heritage Council

Kentucky Humanities Council



Historical Societies
 

Kentucky Historical Society

Filson Club --Independant Historical Society of KY




 

Hopkinsville
 

History of Hopkinsville  By William Turner



Indians
 

Trail of Tears.org  (Hopkinsville, KY)

Trail of Tears, History


Immigrant Records
 

**Ellis Island Organization




 

Kentucky Counties
 

Kentucky County Formation Guide  at Rootsweb

KyGenWeb County  Lists at Rootsweb



Kentucky, State of
 

Commonwealth of KY Homepage



Land Records
 

Analyzing Deeds for Useful Clues

Land Records Search (RootsWeb) (Records for KY, CA, AL, MI, MN, MS, MO, OH)

**Revolutionary War Land Warrants KY



Landmarks
 

**Guide to Kentucky Places Names




LDS / Family History Center
 
**LDS Family Search

Find a Family History Center near you

LDS Research Guide for KY



Libraries
 

Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives   (KDLA)

Kentucky Virtual Library



Maps
 

**Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer

GNIS--Geographic Names Information System Place names & Locations anywhere in U.S.

**Guide to Kentucky Places Names

1999 Map of Christian County, KY

County Census Maps (Formation of KY Counties 1790 - 1920)

U.S. Map (Formation of States 1790 - 1920)



Marriage Records
 

**Marriage Records 1973 - 2000 at Rootsweb

**Kentucky Vital Records Index at UK



Medical
 

Archaic Medical Terms

Diseases & Medical Terms

Glossary of Ancient Diseases



Military Links
 

SEARCH Everything Military  Claims over 1 Million military pages linked

How to Order Military Records Forms and Procedures

Civil War Links - KY

Civil War Links - KY (Many links!)

Civil War Preservation

Found Dog Tags.comList of dog tags found in Vietnam to return to families

Kentucky State Civil War Memorial at Vicksburg, MS

Korean Conflict Casualty List - KY

Korean Conflit - Missing in Action - KY

Orphan Brigade, CSA    (First KY Brigade)

**Revolutionary War Warrants

Vietnam Conflict Casualty List -KY

Vietnam Veterans Memorial - KY

Vietnam - Missing in Action - KY

Miscellaneous Links
 

KY Covered Bridges

Genealogy Abbreviations

Genealogy Dictionary

Ghost Towns of Kentucky

Preserving Old Documents

KY Post Offices of 1870 Statewide Listing

Executions in the State of Kentucky (Contains large files, wait to load)

Historical Events Timeline Create a timeline for you or one of your ancestors



Names
 

Etymology & History of First Names

Name Abbreviations used in Records

Naming Patterns



Newspapers
 

Find a Newspaper in the U. S   Excellent Link! Search by State, City, etc.

Cadiz Record

Courier Journal - Louisville

Daily News - Bowling Green

Kentucky New Era - Hopkinsville/Christian County


Library of Congress, Digitized Newspapers Some from 1836 - 1922   **SEARCHABLE**
**The Daily Kentuckian 1898
**Daily Kentuckian (revived) 1918-
**Daily South Kentuckian 1881-18??
**Hopkinsville Kentuckian 1889-1918
**Hopkinsville Kentuckian late 1800's to early 1900's
**The South Kentuckian (Hopkinsville) 1879 - 1883
**The Kentuckian 191?-19??

**OTHER NEWSPAPERS THAT WOULD MENTION CHRISTIAN COUNTY*****

Paducah Sun - Paducah / McCracken County

Times Leader - Princeton / Caldwell Co.


Obituaries

**Legacy.com  Links to many funeral homes and newspapers from across the Country
Searchable by state and/or newspaper.


Occupations
 

Obsolete Occupations

Old Time Occupations




 

Photographs, How To . . .
 

How to Date Old Photos

Restoring Old Photographs



Preservation Society
 

Preservation Kentucky, Inc.

Civil War Preservation

Attorney Generals Task Force on Cemetery Preservation



Social Security Records
 

**Social Security Death Index at Ancestry  (?Requires Membership)



Soundex
 

Soundex Name Calculator




Towns
 

Collection of True KY Place Names  (From  Beauty, KY  To Whynot, Ky)

**Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer

**Guide to Kentucky Places Names

Ghost Towns of Kentucky

KY Post Offices of 1870 Statewide Listing



Vital Statistics
 

**Kentucky Death Records 1911 - 2000 at Rootsweb

**Kentucky Vital Records Index at UK

Kentucky Dept. for Public Health, Vital Statistics  (How/Where to order birth, death, etc. certificates)

Vital Records KY County Index



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