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Livingston County, Kentucky
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Livingston County, Kentucky Facts

When was Livingston County, KY Created?
Livingston County was created on December 13, 1798 from Christian County (Although Livingston was created 13 Dec 1798, county administration didn’t become effective until 21 May 1799). Currently the county was named in honor of Robert Livingston (1746–1813), one of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence.

What is the County Seat of Livingston County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Smithland additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Livingston County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Hardin County, Illinois (north), Crittenden County (northeast), Lyon County (southeast), Marshall County (south), McCracken County (southwest), Massac County, Illinois (west), Pope County, Illinois (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Livingston County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Carrsville, Grand Rivers, Ledbetter, Salem, Smithland.

Livingston County, KY Vital Records

Where can find Livingston County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Livingston County vital records can be found at the Kentucky Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for of birth & deathe certificates (1911 - present), marriage licenses & divorce decrees (since June 1958). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kentucky for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Livingston County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth CertificateMarriage / Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives contains birth and death records for the cities of Louisville, Lexington, Covington and Newport, which introduced records laws before 1911. The Archives also offers birth and death records before to 1911 and 1911-1957 death records for the entire state.

Livingston County, KY Census Records

What Livingston County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Livingston County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Livingston Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Livingston Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Livingston Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Livingston Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Kentucky Census Records Research Guide

Livingston County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Livingston County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Livingston County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Livingston County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kentucky Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Livingston County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Livingston County, KY?
A list of Livingston County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kentucky Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Livingston County, KY Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Livingston County, KY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Livingston County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Livingston Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Livingston Co. KY Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Livingston Co. KY General and History Websites

Livingston Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Livingston Co. KY Military Records

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