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Bourbon County, Kentucky
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Bourbon County, Kentucky Facts

When was Bourbon County, KY Created?
Bourbon County was created on October 17, 1785 from Fayette County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Bourbon County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Harrison CountyNicholas CountyBath CountyMontgomery CountyClark CountyFayette CountyScott County.

Bourbon County, KY Vital Records

Where can find Bourbon County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bourbon County vital records can be found at the Kentucky Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for of birth & death 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 Bourbon 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.

Bourbon County, KY Census Records

What Bourbon County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bourbon County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

Bourbon Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Bourbon Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bourbon Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bourbon 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

Bourbon County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Bourbon County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Bourbon County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Bourbon County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Kentucky courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Kentucky residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Bourbon County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Kentucky Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Bourbon County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Bourbon County, KY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bourbon 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.

Bourbon Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Bourbon Co. KY General and History Websites

Bourbon Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bourbon Co. KY Military Records