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Guide to Breathitt County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.

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Breathitt County, Kentucky
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Founded February 8, 1839
County Seat Jackson
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Contents

Breathitt County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Breathitt County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1873 1852 1840 1873 1884
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Breathitt County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Breathitt County Courthouse
1127 Main Street
Jackson, KY 41339-1194
Phone: 606.666.3810[1]

Breathitt County Kentucky History

Parent County

1839--Breathitt County was created 8 February 1839 from Estill, Clay and Perry Counties.
County seat: Jackson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1866, 1873--Disasters destroyed most records.

Breathitt County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Altro Guerrant Mountain Valley Simpson
Barwick Haddix Ned Stevenson
Bays Hardshell Noble Talbert
Beech Houston Noctor Taulbee
Canoe Hurst Oakdale Turkey
Chenowee Jackson Panhandle Vancleve
Clayhole Jetts Creek Paxton War Creek
Copebranch Keck Portsmouth Watts
Crockettsville Kragon Press Wells Fork
Dalesburg Lambric Quicksand Whick
Elkatawa Lawson Rock Lick Widecreek
Evanston Little Roosevelt Wilhurst
Fivemile Lost Creek Rousseau Wilstacy
Flintville Lunah Sebastains Branch Wolverine
Frozen Creek Moct Sewell
Guage Morris Fork Shoulderblade

Neighboring Counties

Breathitt County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18402,195
18503,78572.4%
18604,98031.6%
18705,67213.9%
18807,74236.5%
18908,70512.4%
190014,32264.5%
191017,54022.5%
192020,61417.5%
193021,1432.6%
194023,94613.3%
195019,964−16.6%
196015,490−22.4%
197014,221−8.2%
198017,00419.6%
199015,703−7.7%
200016,1002.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21025.txt

For tips on accessing Breathitt County, Kentucky census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Jett] Jett, C. Otis. The Genealogy of the Breathitt, Clay and Madison County, Kentucky Branch of the Jett Family. Georgetown, Ky.: I.L. Jett, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 J51j

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1860 - Breathitt County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch C517121 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Breathitt County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517122 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Breathitt County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517123 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1860 - Breathitt County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch M517121 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Breathitt County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517124 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Breathitt County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517125 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Breathitt County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Breathitt County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Breathitt County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Breathitt County, Kentucky page 268, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.


 

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