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Trimble County Kentucky Historical Society

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Volume No. 3, Issue No. 2 - November 1, 1999
Volume No. 4, Issue No. 1 - June 1, 2000
Volume No. 6, Issue No. 1 - June 1, 2002
Volume No. 6, Issue No. 2 - October 1, 2002
Volume No. 7, Issue No. 1 - February 1, 2003
Volume No. 12, Issue No. 3 - September, 2008

Current Historical Society News:

New Officers and Board Members for 2012-2013

James Kastner .....President
Sue Reid.....Vice President
Hilda Parrish.....Secretary
Sue Reid.....Treasurer
Col. Glenn Fisher .....Chairman of the Board
Doris Moore and Helen Moore .....Board Members

Mailing adddress and book order address for the Society is:

Trimble Co Historical Society
c/o Sue Reid
email address: Reid-Sue-Ralston@insightbb.com
5700 Montfort Lane
Crestwood KY 40014

Be a part of the Trimble County Historical Society - Join Us!
Membership Dues Information

Individual.....$10.00 per calendar year
Family (Couple) ..... $15.00 per calendar year. (must reside under same household)
Institution, Contributory..... $10.00 per calendar year.
Life time Membership ..... $150.00 in one lump sum.
Student Membership .....Free
(Student must currently be attending school, grades K-12)

Last Call on Trimble County Publications!

The following publications are in limited supply and will not be reprinted. This is your last opportunity to obtain these books!

Marriage Index Bonds and Consent 1835-1851
Vital Statistics - Deaths 1851-59



In The Beginning - How the Historical Society Came To Be

The Trimble County Historical Society had its beginning early in 1977 when Clara Scott, Lola Stark and Donna Stark Wehby (now Thompson) met in the upper room at Cardinal Hills Gold Course to discuss the possibility of beginning a group to be called "Trimble County Historical Society". The object of this group was to be the preservation of Trimble County records.

The first meeting of the Society was at the Trimble County Public Library in May, 1977, when Mr. Lewis Wood, Field Director of the Kentucky Historical Society met with a group of Trimble citizens. Miss Clara Scott became acting chairman, and was then elected President by the organization.

Miss Irene Long filed an application for a charter and the Commonwealth of Kentucky issued a Certificate of Incorporation on August 21, 1978. Since that time, the society has published a book of cemetery records from the works of the members of the society who went to old cemeteries and cut vines, dug stones and listed the information found on the stones. This project is ongoing.

The Trimble County Historical Society has, since its inception, published several books, now available for sale. Researchers in Trimble County will find them invaluable as they search for family records. A list of books available for purchase are shown below. Please add $1.50 to the cost of each book for postage. Thank you.

The president of the Trimble County Historical Society is Donna Marjorie Stark. She can be contacted via email at DonnaStarkKY@fewpb.net or via regular mail at 12 Breckinridge Blvd, Frankfort, KY. 40601

Kentucky Historical Society Tree has a new leaf for the Trimble County Historical Society. The society is also proud to announce three new additions to the Genealogy Room at the Trimble County Library. The additions include the Kentucky Death Vital Records Index 1911-1995; Kentucky Vital Birth Records Index ( Index is by child's and mother's name); and the 1850 Census Index of Kentucky.

The Trimble County Historical Society welcomes you to attend the next meeting which will be held the 3rd Saturday of the month, at 1:30 in the afternoon. Please feel free to bring your family histories to have added to the library's collection of family histories. You may also join the society at this time for $5.00 per year.


TRIMBLE CO OBITUARY BOOKS

Trimble County Obituary books are exceprts taken from a variety of sources and contain a great deal of valuable family information. Below are a list of obituary books now available from Trimble County Kentucky Historical Society. See link at the bottom of this page for an order form you can print and mail to them.


- Excerpts of Trimble Co.,KY Obituaries - Pre-1928 - Excerpts from obituaries taken from the Trimble County Kentucky records. Earliest record in book is from 1836 and taken from Court Order Book 1. The majority are 1900 forward to 1928. They are taken from Court Order Book, newspaper obits, bible, funeral home records, vital death records and many are from scrap books.
$18.00 includes shipping


- Trimble County Obituaries 1928-1949 - Obituaries of the Trimble County Kentucky area taken from a variety of sources, including church and newspaper records, as well as family contributions for the years 1928 - 1949.
$18.00 includes shipping


- Trimble County Obituaries 1950-1969 - Obituaries of the Trimble County Kentucky area taken from a variety of sources, including church and newspaper records, as well as family contributions. This book is done in two parts and covers obituaries for the years 1950-1969 NOW BACK IN PRINT! View the contents of this book by clicking here - view 1950-59...view 1960-69
$18.00 includes shipping


- Trimble County Obituaries 1970-1989 - Obituaries of the Trimble County Kentucky area taken from a variety of sources, including church and newspaper records, as well as family contributions. NOW BACK IN PRINT! View the contents of this book by clicking here -
view 1970-79...view 1980-89
$18.00 includes shipping


HERITAGE BOOKS

Trimble County Heritage Books are yearbooks that include articles and pictures on a variety of historical subjects. They provide interesting articles on local history, soldier pension records, obituaries, bible records, etc. Each of the four available historical books are listed below with a condensed table of contents.


- Trimble County Heritage 1988 - Book includes Acts of Legislature; Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Pensioners; First Residents of Trimble County; Confederate Soldiers - 4th Kentucky Cavalry; Obituaries of Civil War Soldiers; Riverboat Landings; Post Offices; Schools; Cemeteries; the family genealogies of Willis, Crafton and Hall; Sesquicentennial of Trimble County ... and more. $15.00 includes shipping

- Trimble County Heritage 1989 - Book includes Trimble County Schools and class group photographs; Civil War Pensions, Obituaries and Letters; Family histories including Gatewood, Allied, Wright, Callis, Smith, Foree, Pardo, Peak, Pendleton, Sibley, Strother, Ransdell, Bell, Scott, Dorsey, Spillman, Tapp, Pinnell and others; Church Records; Trimble Tidbits ( newspaper clippings) and much more. $18.00 includes shipping

- Trimble County Heritage 1990 - Book includes Church histoires and member lists; Family histories including Duncan, Fallis, Jefferies/Jeff, Baker-Horton, Stewart; Obituaries; Civil War Obits; Schools including photographs; Trimble County Land Grants and more. $18.00 includes shipping ***Supply is very limited!***

- Trimble County Heritage 1991-1992 - Book includes Church histories and member lists; Family histories including Duncan, Fallis, Jefferies/Jeff, Baker-Horton, Stewart; Obituaries; Civil War Obits; Schools including photographs; Trimble County Land Grants and more. $15.00 includes shipping

- Trimble County Heritage Volume 5 - 2001 - Book includes obituaries, Bible records, family histories, court records, photographs and news articles. It has a wide range of material that will be of interest to many researchers! $21.00 includes shipping

- Trimble County Heritage Volume 6 - 2002 - Book includes of school records (around 1921), church records from 1868 and some to 1883 (various churches), Methodist Church records and once again more marriages, obituaries, things from the past and some new information on cemeteries, and family files. It has 146 pages with lots of pictures this time. Some are school pictures. Family files are some that connect to McEndre, Hunt, Gasaway, Alexander, Crim, Dailey, and McDowell. $21.00 includes shipping



CENSUS BOOKS

- Trimble County 1850 Census, with Mortality Schedule - Just revised and in its 2nd printing -Copied from the 1850 U.S. Federal Census. The Mortality Schedule for the year ending in June 1850 has been included to provide information on the people who died before the census was taken. This census gives: Trimble District, Family names, including head of household, spouse and children, age and sex of each, occupation of head of household, Real Estate Value and Birth place. Revision may include some maiden names!
(Click here to view the index for this census) $15.00 includes shipping


- Trimble County 1860 Census, with Mortality Schedule - Copied from the original writing of the census taker. The Mortality Schedule for the year ending in June 1860 has been included to provide information on the people who died before the census was taken. This census gives: Trimble District, Family names, including head of household, spouse and children, age and sex of each, occupation of head of household, Real Estate Value, Personal Value and Birth place.
(Click here to view the index for this census) $13.00 includes shipping


- Trimble County 1870 Census, with Mortality Schedule - From the original census taken by Silas Gatewood, 13 June, 1870. The Mortality Schedule for the year ending in June 1870 includes name of deceased, age, date and place of birth, death date and cause of death. This census gives: Trimble District, Family names, including head of household, spouse and children, age and sex of each, occupation of head of household, Real Estate Value, Personal Value and Birth place.
(Click here to view the index for this census) $13.00 includes shipping


- Trimble County 1880 Census - The material for this book was taken from microfilm and the printed source. This census gives: Censustaker's name, Trimble District, Family names, including head of household, spouse and children, age and sex of each, race, relationship to head of household, occupation of head of household, Birth place of individual and their mother and father, and house number. May include wife's maiden name, if known. Index at the back of the book is a "full name" index which gives not only a surname, but first names, too. Makes lookup's fast and easy.
(Click here to view the index for this census) $13.00 includes shipping


- Trimble County 1900 Census- The material for this book was taken from microfilm of the 1900 Trimble County Census. This census gives: Censustaker's name, Trimble District, Family names, including head of household, spouse and children, birth month and year of each individual, marital status and length of marriage, number of children born and still alive, sex, race, relationship to head of household, occupation of head of household, Birth place of individual and their mother and father, and house number. May include wife's maiden name, if known. Index at the back of the book is a "full name" index which gives not only a surname, but first names, too. Makes lookup's fast and easy.
(Click here to view the index for this census) $13.00 includes shipping


- Trimble County 1910 Census- The material for this book was taken from microfilm of the 1910 Trimble County Census. This census gives: Censustaker's name, Trimble District, Family names, including head of household, spouse and children, birth month and year of some children, marital status and length of marriage, number of children born and still alive, sex, race, relationship to head of household, occupation of head of household, Birth place of individual and their mother and father . May include wife's maiden name, if known. Index at the back of the book is a "full name" index which gives not only a surname, but first names, too. Makes lookup's fast and easy.(Click here to view the index for this census) $13.00 includes shipping

- Trimble County 1920 Census- The material for this book was taken from microfilm of the 1920 Trimble County Census. We have added the maiden name of wife or widow from Vital Statistics or marriage records when known. When first copied, the writer added birth dates from Vital Statistics Births for her use. They were left in. In most instances, they are correct. Index at the back of the book is a "full name" index which gives not only a surname, but first names, too. Makes lookup's fast and easy.(Click here to view the index for this census) $15.00 includes shipping

- Trimble County 1930 Census- ... Now Available! $18.00 includes shipping


VITAL STATISTICS BOOKS

- Trimble County Kentucky Records #1 - Marriages 1837-1850 - Indexes to Marriage Records - Includes alphabetical Groom listing, alphabetical Bride listing and date of marriage. $9.50 including shipping

- Trimble County Kentucky -Deaths - Includes deaths for the periods of 1852-1859, 1874-1878, 1893-1894. It has been transcribed from a microfilm copy of Vital Statistics for Trimble County. Listed alphabetically. Includes date and cause of death, age at time of death, race, place of birth, name of parents ( or owner if deceased was a slave), some include deceased occupation. $7.50 includes shipping

OTHER BOOKS


- Trimble County Kentucky Deed Book A 1837-1841 - Early deeds of the newly formed county. $18.00 includes shipping

- Trimble County Kentucky Military Photo Book- Beautifully done with loads of pictures of veterans from the Civil War to the Iraq War. $18.00 includes shipping

- Trimble County Kentucky Abstracts from Wills- Description not available at present time. $11.50 includes shipping

- Court Order Book 1, Volume One- 266 pages. This is a full transcribing of the original records. The transcribing came from copies of the original book. These copies will be housed in the genealogy room at Trimble County's Public Library. This book includes the years starting with March 1837 thru December 1843. It has a Surname index. The type of records one can find in a court order book are: Guardianship, Appointments to county offices, Road Survey/Viewers, Naturalizations, Military Pensions Applications, Districting, Appointed Commissioners/Appraisers for Wills and Estate Settlements, and Ministers bonds to practice their religion in the County to name a few types of records. Published by the Trimble County Historical Society in the year 2000. Cost: $23.00 includes shipping
(Click here to view the index for this book)

- Court Order Book 1, Volume Two- 247 pages. This is a full transcribing of the original records. The transcribing came from copies of the original book. These copies will be housed in the genealogy room at Trimble County's Public Library. This book includes the years starting with January 1844 thru February 1850 with two page inserts. It has a Surname index. Type of records are the same found in Volume One. Published by the Trimble County Historical Society in the year 2000. Cost: $23.00 includes shipping
(Click here to view the index for this book)

- Trimble County Kentucky Guardian Bond Book -1866-1924 This book has been copied from two Guardian Bond Books from Trimble County and combined into two section. It is indexed in each section by surname's of all listed in the books. The spellings and grammar has been kept as much as possible with the orginal books.This is a great book for people who have slipped through the cracks of the 1880 to 1900 census. $18.00 includes shipping

- Trimble County Kentucky Cemetery Book - 274 pages. Includes names and locations of Trimble County Cemeteries, alphabetical listing of deceased, date of birth and death. Many include additional information, such as spouse, marriage date or military service record. $23.00 includes shipping

- Carroll County Kentucky Cemetery Book - 170 pages. Now includes index. Does NOT have the IOOF Cemetery in Carrollton listed. This is only the family and some church cemeteries. This book has been copied from the recordings of Kathryn Salyers and Sherman Dunn. There have been some extra information add in parenthesis, when know, by the Trimble County Historical Society. This has been done by permission of Kathryn Salyers. $18.00 includes shipping.

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Not having any luck with your research? The Trimble County Historical Society has genealogical researchers available to assist you with your Trimble County family history and very reasonable rates. You can inquire about hiring a researcher at the address above.

Do you have interesting Trimble County tid-bits you would like to contribute to future issues of Heritage Books? Old Bible Records? Photos? We would love to include such information in upcoming books. Please drop us a line if you have something you think may be of interest. Thanks!

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