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About Bracken County

Bracken county was formed in 1796 from parts of Campbell County and Mason County and is KY's 23rd county. It was named for William BRACKEN an early surveyor, trapper & Indian fighter who arrived KY in 1773. Located in the Outer Bluegrass region of the state, Bracken County is bordered by the Ohio River as well as Mason, Pendleton, Harrison and Robertson Counties. Elevations range from 455 to 980 feet above sea level. In 1990 the county population was 7,766 in a land area of 203 square miles, an average of 38.3 people per square mile. The county seat is Brooksville.
The Bracken County Historical Society Library is now open Tuesdays 10:00-4:00 and Saturdays 9:00A.M. - 12:00. It is located in the old jail next to the courthouse.
Feel free to contact Margaret Whitehead at MWhite@bcpl.org or at:
Margaret Whitehead
Box 394
Brooksville, Kentucky 41004

If a link has gone down, or for new items not yet added to the page try:

County Updates.

Bracken County Resources

  • Central KY Militia List of 1786
  • "The Traveling Church" List

  • Bracken County Census Records (S-K Publications)

    These are good photocopies of the real thing! S-K Publications PO Box 8173 Wichita KS 67208-0173 PHONE: (316) 685-3201 FAX: (316) 685-6650 E-mail: skpub@feist.com Website: http://www.feist.com/~skpub

  • Bracken County Road Map
  • USGS Bracken County Location & Mapping
  • Bracken County Biographies
  • Bracken County Census Tract Map
  • Bracken County Census Data
  • Bracken County Weather
  • Bracken Cemetery Location List
  • Bracken "Physical Features" & Locations
  • Bracken County Genealogist Address Search
  • Bracken County Resizeable (Tiger) Map
  • Bracken County Population Values from 1790 to 1990

  • Bracken County Queries

    Bracken County Queries

    Add your QUERY to this county.

    Check the Index for your surnames!

    Query index for all KY Counties.

    Kentucky Resources

  • KYROOTS Kentucky History & Genealogy Mailing List
    You should subscribe to the List first to be able to receive other people's mail. Send "help" to the
    Subscribe Address for instructions. Afterwards use KYROOTS@lsv.uky.edu to send mail to everyone on the KYROOTS-L List.

  • ROOTS-L Kentucky Resource List and Resources
  • Brian Harney's Genealogy Resource Homepage
  • Kentucky Biographies Project
  • Kentucky Bible Records Collection Project?
  • Current Kentucky Obituaries
  • Kentucky Family Reunions
  • Index to Draper Manuscripts (Central and Northeastern KY)
  • Early KY Settlement Locations
  • Kentucky Place Names
  • Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer
  • Kentucky Covered Bridges
  • Kentucky Vacation Guide (Bracken County is in the Bluegrass Region)
  • Kentucky Historical Society
  • Kentucky Genealogical and Historical Societies
  • More Kentucky Genealogical Societies
  • Kentucky Historical Societies and Newsletters
  • More Kentucky Historical Societies and Newsletters
  • Kentucky Dept. of Libraries and Archives
  • Kentucky County Clerk Offices
  • Kentucky County Courthouses
  • Kentucky Population Values from 1790 to 1990

  • Application for Military Records.Download or print and fax or mail for Kentucky Military records.
  • Kentucky Vital Records (including death records for 1911 through 1992)
  • Where to get official copies of Kentucky Vital Records
  • Calculate Birth Year from Census
  • OR, check out this Death Certificate photocopy service for the time frame 1911 to 1945.
    $3 per copy. Include SASE, name and age of the deceased, county of death,
    and date of death & certificate number (if known). Requests are normally processed
    within a week. Email Jessie Hagan at jessie@sciboard.spdlan.louisville.edu for
    further information. [Jessie seems to be very reliable. -Jon]
    Jessie Hagan
    3527 St. Germaine Ct
    Louisville KY 40207
    jessieh@juno.com, jessie@sciboard.louisville.edu, jessieh@sar.org, jessieh@jcc-uky.campus.mci.net

  • GENDEX WWW Genealogical Index Project
  • USGenWeb WWW Genealogical Index Project
  • Everton's Kentucky Genealogy Links
  • Gaunt/Fuller Kentucky Genealogy Links
  • Lexington Herald-Leader Newspaper Archives
  • Kentucky Distance Map & Chart
  • Index to Notable KY Gravesites

  • General Genealogy Resources

  • Ancestry Database Search
  • Cindi's Huge Genealogy Lists
  • Another Huge Genealogy List
  • Genealogy Home
  • Lineages, Inc.
  • Genealogy Links for Historians
  • National Genealogical Society
  • Kentucky Family History Centers (LDS)
  • Maps showing US Settlement progression
  • Land Records, Deeds and Plats
  • Association of One Name Studies
  • Family Associations
  • Genealogy Help List
  • US "States" Genealogy Pages
  • US "States" Online Genealogy Archives
  • Journal of Online Genealogy!
  • Cool Site of the month for Genealogy!
  • Social Security Index
  • Lookup US address and phone numbers
  • Yahoo!'s History & Genealogy Lists.
  • Index to Political Gravesites
  • Index to Notable Gravesites

  • I highly recommend:

    Kentucky Explorer Magazine

            Editor: Charles Hayes, Jr
                           P.O. Box 227
                           1248 Highway 15-N
                           Jackson, KY  41339.
                           (606) 666-5060.
            Subscription is $17 per year (10 issues).
    Bluegrass Roots
    Quarterly of the Kentucky Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 153, Frankfort, KY 40602
    $15 per year

    Kentucky Ancestors
    Quarterly of the Kentucky Historical Society
    P.O. Box 1792, Frankfort, KY 40602-2108
    Write for subscription information.

    Kentucky Ancestry : A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research
    by Roseann Reinemuth Hogan Ph.D.
    A must for serious or beginning KY genealogists.
    Published by Salt Lake City, UT : Ancestry, c1992. $19.95.
    Call 1-800-262-3787 to order from Ancestry.
    Or Order Online!

    Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records : Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds, and Marriages
    Harry Kennett, Mrs McAdams; Paperback

    About the Project

    In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

    At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. My name is Jon Hagee and I'm responsible for this county. For further information about KYGenWeb contact Nancy Trice.

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