Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Crittenden County Kentucky Records Online

By now you have probably heard that the microfilm loan services through FamilySearch.org  will cease on Friday, 8 September 2017.  Don't worry, though, as many of these films are now available - or soon will be - online through FamilySearch.  If you are not yet familiar with FamilySearch, take a few minutes to explore the site. You may have to register, but that is ok;  it's free.

To see what records are available, go to FamilySearch.org.  Click on Catalog.  I usually search by place. In the space for place, type in United States, Name of State, Name of County. For example, if I want to see what is available for Crittenden County, Kentucky, I type United States, Kentucky, Crittenden. Then click on Search. A list of Crittenden County records will appear on the screen. 

As of this date, 4 September 2017, not all Crittenden County records are online, but  more are being added almost daily.   These are the Crittenden County  records that are currently online:

Index to Deeds Vol 1 - 3  Grantor and Grantee
Guardian Bond Book 1842 - 1878
Guardian Bond Book 1878 - 1922
Marriage Register  (Marriage Records are listed under Vital Records)
Marriage Records (Loose papers: consent notes, licenses and bonds) 1842 - 1963
Declaration of Marriages of Mulattoes and Negroes 1866 - 1872
Estate  Inventory Books Vol.  A - G  1842 - 1925
Estate Settlements Vol. 1 - 5  1843 - 1919
Wills  Vol 1 -3  1842 - 1968
Court of Common Pleas 1867-1873 and 1877-1880
Circuit Court Order "Equity and Criminal Court" Book A 1856-1859

Census records are also online at FamilySearch.org.

As of this date, the tax lists are not yet online, nor are the Circuit Court case file index and Order Books.  The Circuit Court case files, which contain the details of each case, are at the Kentucky Dept for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) in Frankfort.

It is becoming easier to do research from home, but don't forget to check FamilySearch.org weekly to see if additional records have been placed online.

Published 5 September 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/