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11 Jan 1998

1880 Crittenden Co Census Missing Precinct

Crittenden Co, KY researchers should be aware that the Piney Precinct was not filmed by the National Archives and does not appear on the 1880 Federal Population Schedule. This means that approximately 300 families are not listed on that census. Some of the families living in Piney Precinct during 1880 are Crowell, McConnell, Little, Woodsides, Orr, Parish, Cannan, Brown, Easley, Kemp, Alexander, Hawkins, and Young. The 1880 Mortality Schedule does list those who died in this precinct between 1 June 1879 and 31 May 1880.
Brenda Joyce Jerome, CGRS
Western Kentucky Journal

24 May 1997.

Local Researcher, Author and Publisher Receives Certification

Brenda Joyce Jerome has received notification from the Board of Certification in Washington, DC that she now a Certified Genealogical Record Specialist. Brenda is publisher of the Western Kentucky Journal, owner of a very active genealogical publishing company, speaker, author and genealogist. Let us all join in congratulating her!!

Brenda Travis Underdown has provided this item:

UPDATE:  The Crittenden County Genealogical Society meets the 2nd 
Saturday monthly at 10 a.m. at the Crittenden County Library on Carlisle 
St., Marion, KY.  Officers are Fay Carol Crider, Pres., Sybil Hunt, 
v-Pres., Nancy Lapp, Recording Secretary, Brenda Underdown, Treasurer, 
Doyl Polk, Historian.  Dues are $10 per year and a quarterly newsletter 
is sent to all members.  The society may be contacted at PO Box 61, 
Marion, KY 42064.

The Genealogical Society has the 1860 Crittenden County Census for sale.  

The Crittenden County Historical Society has the following books for
sale:  Can be ordered at P.O. Box 25, Marion, KY 42064

Satan's Ferryman, by W. D. Snively, Jr. & Louana Furbee 
Outlaws of Cave-In-Rock, by Otta A. Rothert 

Spawn of Evil, by Paul I. Wellman 

Chronicles of A Kentucky Settlement, by Wm. C. Watts

History of Crittenden County Schools, published by the Crittenden
County Historical Society.  

The Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, located on North Walker St.
World famous mineral collection.

Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
can be contacted for brochures at P.0. Box 391, Marion, KY 42064 or 

Also to open April 1:

The Crittenden County Bob Wheeler Museum, located on W. Carlisle St. Open 
Tues.- Sat.  Hours 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or by 
appointment. Can be contacted at 502-965-9257 or P.O. Box 25, Marion, KY 
42064 for brochures.