I woud like to know if records of 1797 still exist. I just found an ancestor by the name of BUTLER, PERCE born in Kentucky of Irish parents
names unknown @ present That far back of 212 years, does anthing still exist? How would I find the parents & or their names?
Olive Tree Answer: Hi Linda. I wasn't sure if you were asking if records for Kentucky exist pre 1797 or if it is records in Ireland you want. So I'll go with Kentucky since your Perce Butler's parents must have lived there at some point (since he was born there). The first thing I would do is visit the Kentucky GenWeb and find out what records exist for whatever county your ancestors were in. For example there are many early church records for various counties. An 1800 census exists for some parts of Kentucky so you may want to check that out too. Have you checked the 1790, 1795, 1810 and later census records for Kentucky?
Have you checked the online catalogue for the FamilySearch site to find out what Kentucky records they have on microfilm? There are quite a few early court records, and that is only the tip of the iceberg. I'm sure that with a little digging you will find many early records that may be helpful to you in your search.