Certificate Book of the Virginia Land Commission, 1779-1780, The Register for 1923.
By: KY Historical Society, Orig. Pub. 1923, reprinted 1992, 344 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-207-4.
The original records of Kentucky County, Virginia, 1776-1780, were lost in a fire in the 19th century which makes this book quite important because it contains the names of most of the pioneer settlers of the state of Kentucky. The Certificate Book comprises most of Vol. 21 (1923) of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society and gives information about the claims for land made by settlers between 1775 and 1779 who detailed the location of their claim and the date of settlement.