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Kenton County, Kentucky
County Seats - Covington and Independence


Kenton County, KY- Records and Resources

General resources on the internet

Kenton County GenWeb page
http://www.rootsweb.com/~kykenton/

Kenton County Library; Genealogy and Kentucky History
http://www.kenton.lib.ky.us/genealogy/index.cfm

Vital records

Births, marriages, deaths (Kenton County, Kentucky) Kenton County (Kentucky). Clerk of the County Court
Microreproduction of original records at the Kentucky State Historical Society and the State Arhives in Lexington, Kentucky.
LDS FHL* microfilm #216830 and 969931

Covington, Kentucky & Kenton County, Kentucky birth certificates, 1896-1910; index prior to 1911 (1896-1910) Covington (Kentucky). Department of Health
Microreproduction of original records at the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 13 reels

Marriage records, 1840-1935 Kenton County (Kentucky). Clerk of the County Court
Microfilm of original records at the Kenton County courthouse.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 20 reels

Marriage records, 1863-1882 Kenton County (Kentucky). Clerk of the County Court
Microfilm of originals at the county courthouse, Covington.
LDS FHL* microfilm #1943299

Catholic Parish Records - Kenton County Public Library
http://www.kentonlibrary.org/genealogy/churchrec.cfm

Land and property

Deed records, 1840-1904; plats, ca. 1891-1965; indexes to deeds and plats, 1860-1965, 1840-1965 Kenton County (Kentucky). Clerk of the County Court
LDS FHL* microfilm on 87reels

An atlas of Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties, Kentucky, from actual surveys under the direction of B. N. Griffing; Philadelphi, D. J. Lake, 1883
LDS FHL* microfilm #156902, 1011246 or 156899

History and biographies

Pictorial and industrial review of northern Kentucky : historical souvenir nineteen hundred and twenty-three Kenton and Campbell Counties
LDS FHL* microfilm #156892

Kenton County, Kentucky biographies
"Information taken from: History of Kentucky / Lewis Collins, 1882; Kentucky : a history of the State / W.H. Perin, J.H. Battle and G.C. Kniffin, 1885"
LDS FHL* book #976.935 D3k

History of Kenton County - online
http://www.kenton.lib.ky.us/genealogy/kenton/history.cfm

* LDS FHL - Latter Day Saints Family History Library
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp

Covington

Vital records

Covington, Kentucky death certificates, 1881-1911; indexes, 1881-1915 Covington (Kentucky). Dept. of Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics
Microreproduction of original records at the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 29 reels

Land, property and maps

The Cincinnati, Covington, Newport and Fulton directory for 1840 : comprising the names of householders, heads of families, and those engaged in business, together with the state of country of their birth, &c. Shaffer, David Henry
Cincinnati, J. B. & R. P. Donough, [1840]
LDS FHL* microfilm #1703687

City atlas of Covington, Kentucky, Hopkins, G. M; Philadelphia, G. M. Hopkins, 1877
LDS FHL* microfilm #156902 or 1011246

Map of the city of Covington : from actual survey, Rickey, Kennedy & Clark; Covington, Kentucky, R.H. Rickey & C.M. Clark, 1851
LDS FHL* book #976.935/C1 E7r

History

Covington's German heritage Tolzmann, Don Heinrich, 1945-
LDS FHL* book #976.935/C1 F2t

Catholic churches

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
History
St Mary parish on 5th Street was established in 1837 and attended by German-Catholics until Mother of God was established in 1841. It later became the Cathedral of Covington.
http://www.kenton.lib.ky.us/genealogy/history
/covington/article.cfm?ID=163
Mother of God parish

History
Mother of God parish was established in 1841 for German-speaking Catholics. It was the second Catholic parish in northern Kentucky.
http://www.kenton.lib.ky.us/genealogy/history/
covington/article.cfm?ID=178

The Church of the Mother of God : a centennial chronicl, Brungs, Mary Carmelite
LDS FHL* book #976.935/C1 K2b

Parish records 1842-1924
Microfilm of originals at the diocese offices, Covington.
Records are in Latin unless otherwise noted.
LDS FHL* microfilm #1976915-16

St Aloysius parish

History
St Aloysius parish was established in 1865 to accomodate the German Catholis of the West End who had been attending services at Mother of God parish.
http://www.kenton.lib.ky.us/genealogy/history/
covington/article.cfm?ID=224

Parish records 1865-1987
Microfilm of originals at the Church.
LDS FHL* microfilm #1760230-32 and 1977782

St Augustine parish

History
St Augustine Parish was establsiehd in 1870. Most of the early parishioners were German immigrants.
http://www.kenton.lib.ky.us/genealogy/history/
covington/article.cfm?ID=263

Parish records 1870-1924
Microfilm of originals at the diocese offices, Covington
LDS FHL* microfilm #1976870

Holy Cross parish

History
Holy Cross parish was established in Latonia in 1891 for German Catholics who lived in that area who had been attending services at St Augustine's parish some distance away.
http://www.kenton.lib.ky.us/genealogy/history
/covington/article.cfm?ID=249

Parish records 1891-1924
Microfilm of originals at the diocese offices, Covington.
LDS FHL* microfilm #1977782

St Joseph parish

History
St Joseph parish was established ca 1855 in the southeast section of the city in the Helentown neighborhood for German Catholics in that area. Until that time they had been attending services at Mother of God parish.
http://www.kenton.lib.ky.us/genealogy/history/
covington/article.cfm?ID=266

Diocese of Covington

History
History of the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky : on the occasion of the centenary of the diocese, 1853-1953, Ryan, Paul E
LDS FHL* book #976.935/C1 K2r

 

* LDS FHL - Latter Day Saints Family History Library
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp

Comments or additional information concerning
emigrants listed on this website can be sent to Barbara Salibi.
Contact info is at the bottom of Home page.