Genealogy Projects tagged with Kentucky on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Boonesborough Pioneers

    Add pioneer settlers of Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky.to this project. You can visit HistoryLink to find out which projects include your ancestors. Historical Summary Boonesborough was founded by legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone when he worked for Richard Henderson of the Transylvania Company. Boone led a group of settlers through the mountains from Fort Watauga (at present day Elizabethto...

  • The Kentucky Migration 1780 - 1820

    The Kentucky Migration Note: This project is intended for anyone that moved to Kentucky during this period. If you have more info on why these families migrated, please feel free to add it here, or on their profiles. The first serious explorations of the Kentucky territory by English colonists had begun around 1750, and it was found that the area was not generally inhabited by Indians, but wa...

  • Notable Kentuckians

    Persons of note who were born, raised, or spent portions of their lives in the American Commonwealth of Kentucky. Additions to the list welcome.===notables===* John Adair pioneer and political leader;* Muhammad Ali , boxer* Alben W. Barkley vice president;* Louis D. Brandeis jurist;* John Mason Brown critic;* Kit Carson scout;* Champ Clark politician;* George Clooney actor;* Rosemary Clooney si...

  • Kentucky Pioneers

    From The First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820 The opening of the trans-Appalachian West launched one of the greatest land rushes in American history. Contrary to legend, however, most of the land was won not by hardy pioneers seeking a family farmstead but by wealthy individuals and powerful companies who quickly claimed possession of all the prime areas. By the beginning of th...

  • Battle of Boonesborough

    The siege of Boonesborough was a military engagement which took place in September 1778 during the American Revolutionary War. On September 7, Shawnee chief Blackfish, who was allied to the British, led an attack on the Kentucky settlement of Boonesborough. Months before the battle, Blackfish had captured and adopted Daniel Boone, the founder of Boonesborough. Boone escaped the Shawnees in time...

  • Fayette County, Kentucky

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Fayette County, Kentucky. Overview Fayette County—originally Fayette County, Virginia—was established by the Virginia General Assembly in June 1780, when it abolished and subdivided Kentucky County into three counties: Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln. Together, these counties and those set off from them later in that decade separa...

  • University of Louisville

    Wikipedia The University of Louisville (UofL) is a public university in Louisville, Kentucky, a member of the Kentucky state university system. When founded in 1798, it was the first city-owned public university in the United States and one of the first universities chartered west of the Allegheny Mountains. The university is mandated by the Kentucky General Assembly to be a "Preeminent Metro...

  • Weaver Graveyard Allen County, Kentucky, USA

    Weaver Graveyard Allen County, Kentucky, USA

  • University of Kentucky

    Wikipedia The University of Kentucky (abbrev. UK) is a public co-educational university in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by Isaiah Giles as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is one of the state's two land-grant universities (the other being Kentucky State University), the largest college or university in the state, with 29,385 students as of Fall 2013,...

  • Perry County, Kentucky

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Perry County, Kentucky. Official Website The county was founded in 1820. Both the county and county seat are named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, a naval hero in the War of 1812. Adjacent Counties Breathitt County Knott County Letcher County Harlan County Leslie County Clay County Owsley County

  • Kentucky counties, cities and towns

    This project is part of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Portal. About the Project Please use this project to add, research, document, and discuss your ancestors from Kentucky. You can add profiles for: People born in Kentucky People who lived in Kentucky People who died in Kentucky When you find helpful resources for research, please share them here so that others can benefit....

  • St. Dominic's Cemetery, Springfield, Kentucky

    This cemetery is located on 221 East Main Street, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky. It's also known as Holy Rosary Cemetery . Find a Grave

  • Christian County, Kentucky

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Christian County, Kentucky. Official Website The county is named for Colonel William Christian, a native of Augusta County, Virginia, and a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He settled near Louisville, Kentucky in 1785, and was killed by Native Americans in southern Indiana in 1786. Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate Sta...

  • Union County, Kentucky

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Union County, Kentucky. Official Website The county was created effective 15 January 1811. It is located at the union of the east bank of the Ohio River opposite its confluence with the Wabash River. Adjacent Counties Posey County, Indiana Henderson County Webster County Gallatin County, Illinois Hardin County, Illinois ...

  • Haley's Mill Cemetery, Haley's Mill, Kentucky

    In Christian County, from Hopkinsville, at the intersection of Highway 107 North, and East 7th Street, take Highway 107 North for about 10.5 miles, At Fearsville, take a left on Highway 189 for 7.2 miles. The cemetery is on the left at the old Mormon Church. A new Mormon Church was built at Hopkinsville several years ago and the old church abandoned; the cemetery is now known as Haley's Mill M...

  • Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

    Wikipedia Zachary Taylor National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located at 4701 Brownsboro Road (US-42), in Louisville, Kentucky. Find a Grave

  • Louisville, Kentucky

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Official Website History Louisville is the historical and nominal county seat of Jefferson County. It was named after King Louis XVI of France, and was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark, making it one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachians. The city's early growth was influenced b...

  • Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire

    Please add profiles of people who perished or were injured due to the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire or were present the night of the fire or involved in the rescue, recovery, investigation, reporting and/or litigation that followed. The Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in Southgate, Kentucky, is the seventh deadliest nightclub fire in history. It occurred on the night of May 28, 1977, during t...

  • Kentucky General Assembly

    Please add profiles of current and past members of the Kentucky General Assembly to this project. The Kentucky General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Kentucky. Also called the Kentucky Legislature, the Kentucky General Assembly is made up of the Kentucky Senate and the Kentucky House of Representatives. The legislature first convened in 1792, shortly after Kentucky achi...

  • Eastern Kentucky University

    Central University was founded in 1874 on the present site of Eastern Kentucky University. In 1901, beset with financial difficulties and small enrollment, Central University agreed to consolidation with Centre College. The Kentucky General Assembly of 1906 enacted legislation establishing the Eastern Kentucky State Normal School No. 1. The legislation was signed into law by the governor on Mar...

  • Morehead State University

    Wikipedia =Morehead State University (MSU) is a public, co-educational university located in Morehead, Kentucky, United States, in the foothills of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Rowan County, midway between Lexington, Kentucky, and Huntington, West Virginia. The 2016 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report named MSU one of the top 25 public universities in the Sou...

  • Northern Kentucky University

    Wikipedia =Northern Kentucky University is a public, co-educational university in northern Kentucky located in Highland Heights, seven miles southeast of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The university is primarily an undergraduate, liberal arts institution, but it also features graduate programs. Total enrollment at the university currently exceeds 15,000 students, with over 13,000 undergraduate stu...

  • Western Kentucky University

    Wikipedia Western Kentucky University is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States. It was founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906, though its roots reach back a quarter-century earlier. In the fall 2011 semester, enrollment was approximately 21,000. The subject of heavy construction since the late 1990s, the main campus sits atop a hill with a commanding view of ...

  • Campbell County, Kentucky

    Please add profiles of people who were born, lived or died in Campbell County, Kentucky. Official Website History Campbell County was founded December 17, 1794, two years after the creation of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, becoming the state's 19th county. Campbell County was carved out of Scott, Harrison and Mason counties. The original county included all of present Boone, Kenton, Pendlet...

  • Pulaski County, Kentucky

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Official Website The county was founded in December 1798 from land given by Lincoln and Green Counties and named for Polish patriot Count Casimir Pulaski. Adjacent Counties Lincoln County Rockcastle County Casey County Russell County Laurel County McCreary County Wayne County

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