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Guide to '''Robertson 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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Guide to '''Robertson County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Robertson County
 
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| founded year = 1867
 
| founded date = February 11
 
| seat wl = Mount Olivet
 
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=== Robertson County Kentucky Courthouse ===
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|organized= February 11, 1867
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|county seat= Mount Olivet
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|parent county= [[Bracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bracken]], [[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison]], [[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mason]], [[Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nicholas]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Bracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bracken]]
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|county2= [[Fleming County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fleming]]
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|county3= [[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison]]
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|county4= [[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mason]]
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|county5= [[Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nicholas]]</br><center>[[Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Robertson County was named for George Robertson. The county is located in the northeastern area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Robertson County, Kentucky" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robertson_County,_Kentucky."</ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KY Courthouse Intro|Robertson}}
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'''Robertson County Courthouse'''<br>PO Box 75<br>Mount Olivet, KY 41064<br>Phone: 606-724-5615<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robertson County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>[http://www.robertsoncounty.ky.gov/ Robertson County Website]
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=== Robertson County, Kentucky Record Dates  ===
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{{KY Record Dates Intro|Robertson}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robertson County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Robertson County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Robertson County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Robertson County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Robertson County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Robertson County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Robertson County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1909</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1784
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1875</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1874
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1870</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1868</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1864</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1810
 
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| colspan="7" | <center>*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.</center>
 
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=== Record Loss ===
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[http://www.robertsoncounty.ky.gov/ Robertson County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br>PO Box 75; <br>Mount Olivet, KY 41064<br>Phone. 606.724.5212<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robertson County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Boundary Changes ===
 
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{{KY Boundary Changes Intro|Robertson}}
== Robertson County Kentucky History  ==
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*'''1867--'''Robertson County was created 11 February 1867&nbsp;from [[Bracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bracken]], [[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison]], [[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mason]] and [[Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nicholas]] Counties.<br>
'''1867--'''Robertson County was created 11 February 1867&nbsp;from [[Bracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bracken]], [[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison]], [[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mason]] and [[Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nicholas]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Mount Olivet <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''County seat:''' Mount Olivet<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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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.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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  ====
 
 
'''1871--'''A disaster destroyed most of the records.
 
 
== Robertson County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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| Abigail
 
| Brierly Ridge
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentontown,_Kentucky Kentontown]
 
| Mount Pleasant
 
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| Alhambra
 
| Five Lick Creek
 
| Linnville
 
| Ogden Ridge
 
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| Bratton
 
| Hittville
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Robertson%2C+Mount+Olivet|subject|disp=Mount Olivet}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piqua,_Kentucky Piqua]
 
 
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=== Populated Places ===
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://kentucky.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,201,c,robertson.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Robertson County, Kentucky," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robertson_County,_Kentucky, accessed 10 September 2018.</ref>       
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Olivet,_Kentucky Mount Olivet] (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sardis,_Kentucky Sardis]</div>
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* Abigail
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* Alhambra
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* Bratton
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Lick_Creek,_Kentucky Five Lick Creek]</div>
  
*[[Bracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bracken]]
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*[[Fleming County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fleming]]
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* Hittville
*[[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison]]  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentontown,_Kentucky Kentontown]
*[[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mason]]
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* Linnville (hist.)</div>
*[[Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nicholas]]
 
  
== Robertson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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* Mount Pleasant
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* Ogden Ridge (hist.)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piqua,_Kentucky Piqua]
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[[Image:Kyrobertson.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Robertson}}
  
==== African American Research  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KY Resources Intro|Robertson}}
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KY Bible Intro|Robertson}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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=== Biographies  ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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{{KY Biographies Intro|Robertson}}
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
 
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
 
  
==== Biographies ====
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies], Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
 
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{{KY Business Records Intro|Robertson}}
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
 
{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Robertson}}
 
{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Robertson}}
  
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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=1089&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://frontierfolk.org/robco.htm KYGenWeb]
 
*[http://frontierfolk.org/robco.htm KYGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/robertson/robertson.html#cem KYGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/robertson/robertson.html#cem KYGenWeb Archives]
 
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/robertson.html Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/robertson.html Tombstone Project]
 
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
*[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>
 
| 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|783057|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|783057|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Robertson+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Robertson+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>
 
| 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=1089 Findagrave.com]
 
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Robertson&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 
  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Kentucky/Robertson-County?id=county_1089 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394375&reqParentsLabel=Robertson%2C%20Kentucky%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kentucky Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kentucky Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web sites have additional information on Robertson county cemeteries.
 
The following web sites have additional information on Robertson county cemeteries.
  
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/index.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/index.htm Interment.net], Kentucky cemetery records by county.
 
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction], 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], The Eastern State Hospital Project
 
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4267&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=9&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Robertson 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.
 
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KY Census Intro|Robertson}}
  
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
|type = USA
 
|type = USA
 
|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robertson_County,_Kentucky "Wikipedia.org".]
 
|1870 |5399
 
|1870 |5399
 
|1880 |5814
 
|1880 |5814
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|1990 |2124
 
|1990 |2124
 
|2000 |2266
 
|2000 |2266
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|2010 |2282
 
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1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Robertson 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.
 
  
See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
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1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Robertson 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://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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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://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850-1930], USGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm Census Images], USGenWeb
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ KY Census Online], Links to online census records
  
{{KY Church Intro}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KY Church Intro|Robertson}}
  
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory], ChurchAngel
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]  
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394375&reqParentsLabel=Robertson%2C%20Kentucky%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KY Court Intro|Robertson}}
  
*[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://sites.rootsweb.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Kentucky Supreme Court Cases], KYGenWeb
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
==== Land ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{KY Directories Intro|Robertson}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{KY Emigration Intro|Robertson}}
  
{{KY Land}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KY Ethnic Groups Intro|Robertson}}
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==== African Americans ====
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{{KY African Americans Intro|Robertson}}
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records available
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project]
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips], Hangings in Kentucky 1792-1900
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KY Funeral Homes Intro|Robertson}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KY Genealogies Intro|Robertson}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KY Guardianship Intro|Robertson}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KY Land Intro|Robertson}}
  
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KY Histories Intro|Robertson}}
  
{{KY History}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KY Maps Intro|Robertson}}
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{{KY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KY Robertson County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394375&reqParentsLabel=Robertson%2C%20Kentucky%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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=== Migration ===
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{{KY Migration Intro|Robertson}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Military Records ===
*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
+
{{KY Military Intro|Robertson}}
*[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]
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~kymil/ Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{KY Civil War Intro|Robertson}}
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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] - [[Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
 +
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
 +
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 +
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (free)
 +
*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
+
==== World War I ====
 +
{{KY World War I Intro|Robertson}}
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY]
  
=====Civil War=====
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==== Korean War ====
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{{KY Korean War Intro|Robertson}}
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY], KYGenWeb
  
'''Online Records'''
+
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
+
{{KY Naturalization Intro|Robertson}}
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
 
*'''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)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
=====World War I=====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KY Newspapers Intro|Robertson}}
  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
+
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php USNPL, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
 +
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html World-Newspapers, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]
  
=====Korean War=====
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
+
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{KY Obituaries Intro|Robertson}}
  
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ Kentucky Footsteps Archives], KYGenWeb
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html Kentucky Obituary Sources], KYGenWeb
  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://browning.evpl.org/ Browning Genealogy Database], Compiled by Charles Browning.
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm Kentucky Obituaries], USGenWeb
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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], Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[https://sites.rootsweb.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times], 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 Christian Advocate Death Abstracts]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KY Other Records Intro|Robertson}}
  
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards], USGenWeb
*[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
 
  
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{KY Periodicals Intro|Robertson}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{KY Probate Intro|Robertson}}
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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'''Online Probate Records
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
 
*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
  
==== Probate ====
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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] ($) — index and images
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*'''1798-1943''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 8 (1798-1943)|access=browse}}  at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]  - [[Kentucky Probate Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1864-1937''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1864-1937)|access=browse}} t [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]  - [[Kentucky Probate Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== School Records ===
 +
{{KY Schools Intro|Robertson}}
  
*'''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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===Social Security Records===
*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
*'''1864-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1864-1937)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
+
*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{KY Tax Intro|Robertson}}
  
{{KY Tax Intro}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records],  Ancestry ($)
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{KY Vital Intro|Robertson}}
  
{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
+
==== Birth ====
 +
{{KY Birth Intro|Robertson}}
  
<br>  
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*'''1839-1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1674843|Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Kentucky Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1852-1861''' - Montgomery County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517781}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Robertson County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C518161}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Robertson County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C518162}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1911-1912''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Birth Index]
 +
*'''1911-1999''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10007/kentucky-births-1911-1999?s=275764761 Kentucky Births, 1911-1999] at MyHeritage ($) — index
  
===== Birth  =====
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==== Marriage ====
 +
{{KY Marriage Intro|Robertson}}
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*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 +
*'''1785-1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1674849| Kentucky Marriages 1785-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]- [[Kentucky Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Kentucky, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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*'''1875''' - Robertson County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M518163}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]
 +
*'''1876-1878''' - Robertson County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M518164}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Marriage Records]
 +
*'''1973-2000''' - [https://web.archive.org/web/20151103090615/http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records 1973-2000]
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*'''1960-1993''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10082/kentucky-marriages-1960-1993?s=275764761 Kentucky Marriages, 1960-1993] at MyHeritage ($) — index
  
*'''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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==== Death ====
*'''1874''' - Robertson County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C518161}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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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{{KY Death Intro|Robertson}}
*'''1875''' - Robertson County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C518162}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
 
  
===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1843-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1674848|Kentucky Deaths and Burials 1843-1970}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Kentucky Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1900-1999''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10046/kentucky-deaths-1900-1999?s=275764761 Kentucky Deaths, 1900-1999] at MyHeritage ($) — index
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*'''1911-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Kentucky Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
 +
*'''1911-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Death Index]
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*{{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions and Images of Kentucky Death Certificates
  
*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674849?collectionNameFilter=false KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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==== Divorce ====
*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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{{KY Divorce Intro|Robertson}}
*'''1875''' - Robertson County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M518163}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Robertson County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M518164}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1973-2000''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
 
  
===== Death  =====
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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973-1993], University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848?collectionNameFilter=false KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
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== Research Facilities ==
*[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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{{KY Research Facilities Intro|Robertson}}
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
  
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=== Archives ===
 +
{{KY Archives Intro|Robertson}}
  
===== Divorce  =====
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*'''Archives of Appalachia'''<br>East Tennessee State University<br>[https://www.etsu.edu/cas/cass/archives/collections/ Website]
  
*'''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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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Robertson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{KY Libraries Intro|Robertson}}
  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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=== Museums ===
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{{KY Museums Intro|Robertson}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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== Societies ==
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{KY Societies Intro|Robertson}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''Robertson County Historical Society'''<br>Mt. Olivet, KY 41064<br>
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]<br>
  
== Robertson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{KY Websites Intro|Robertson}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/robertson-county/ Robertson County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[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.  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives]  
*[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://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Robertson/ Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Robertson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Robertson/ Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Robertson-County.htm Robertson County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Robertson-County.htm Robertson County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|195601|Kentucky|Robertson}}. Free - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
== Robertson County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{KY Research Guides Intro|Robertson}}
  
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Latest revision as of 16:58, 28 June 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Mount Olivet
Organized: February 11, 1867
Parent County(s): Bracken, Harrison, Mason, Nicholas[1]
Neighboring Counties
Bracken  • Fleming  • Harrison  • Mason  • Nicholas
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Robertson County was named for George Robertson. The county is located in the northeastern area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Robertson County Courthouse
PO Box 75
Mount Olivet, KY 41064
Phone: 606-724-5615[3]
Robertson County Website

Robertson County, Kentucky Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Marriage Court Land Probate Census
1784 1867 1874 1867 1867 1867 1810
*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1871--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Ogden Ridge (hist.)
  • Piqua


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Robertson, 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 Robertson county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 5,399
1880 5,814 7.7%
1890 4,684 −19.4%
1900 4,900 4.6%
1910 4,121 −15.9%
1920 3,871 −6.1%
1930 3,344 −13.6%
1940 3,419 2.2%
1950 2,881 −15.7%
1960 2,443 −15.2%
1970 2,163 −11.5%
1980 2,265 4.7%
1990 2,124 −6.2%
2000 2,266 6.7%
2010 2,282 0.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Robertson 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 Records[edit | edit source]

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.


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

More information about African American resources in Kentucky can be found on the African American Resources for Kentucky and the United States African Americans Wiki pages.

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Robertson 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 and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

World War I[edit | edit source]

Korean War[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records are held by the Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977 for Caldwell, Henry, Hickman, Russell and Trimble counties. 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

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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 Robertson County Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Robertson County Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Robertson County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Kentucky Archives and Libraries.

  • Archives of Appalachia
    East Tennessee State University
    Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Robertson County. For state-wide library facilities, see Kentucky Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Robertson County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Kentucky Societies.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Robertson County, Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robertson_County,_Kentucky."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robertson County, Kentucky page 274, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robertson County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Robertson County, Kentucky," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robertson_County,_Kentucky, accessed 10 September 2018.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.