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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Harlan County'' <br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Harlan_County,_Kentucky|Harlan County]]''  
{{Adoption KYGenWeb}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Harlan County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]
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Guide to '''Harlan County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Harlan County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyharlan/ Harlan Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Harlan_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1819
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| founded date = January 28
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| seat wl = Harlan
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}}
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== Harlan County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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Harlan County's civil records start the following years:
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:Harlan County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|218px]]
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[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/harlan/ Harlan County Courthouse]<br>205 Central Street PO Box 956<br>Harlan, KY 40831-0956<br>Phone: 606.573.3636<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harlan County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Harlan County Kentucky History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1819'''--Harlan County was&nbsp;created 28 January 1819&nbsp;from [[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd]] and [[Knox County, Kentucky|Knox]] Counties. &nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Harlan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1819'''--Harlan County was&nbsp;created 28 January 1819&nbsp;from [[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd]] and [[Knox County, Kentucky|Knox]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Harlan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''1863--'''A disaster destroyed some records.  
 
'''1863--'''A disaster destroyed some records.  
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Harlan County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Ages  
 
| Ages  
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| Bardo  
 
| Bardo  
| Cumberland  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland,_Kentucky Cumberland]
 
| Laden  
 
| Laden  
 
| Rosspoint
 
| Rosspoint
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| Rutherford
 
| Rutherford
 
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| Benham  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benham,_Kentucky Benham]
 
| Dillon  
 
| Dillon  
 
| Lenarue  
 
| Lenarue  
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| Black Mountain  
 
| Black Mountain  
 
| Dressen  
 
| Dressen  
| Loyall  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyall,_Kentucky Loyall]
| South Wallins
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Wallins,_Kentucky South Wallins]
 
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| Blackjoe  
 
| Blackjoe  
 
| Elcomb  
 
| Elcomb  
| Lynch  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynch,_Kentucky Lynch]
 
| Stanfill
 
| Stanfill
 
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| Blair  
 
| Blair  
| Evarts  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evarts,_Kentucky Evarts]
 
| Martins Fork  
 
| Martins Fork  
 
| Sunshine
 
| Sunshine
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| Cawood  
 
| Cawood  
 
| Gatun  
 
| Gatun  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195398&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Harlan%2C+Mount+Pleasant&columns=*,0,0 Mount Pleasant]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harlan%2C+Mount+Pleasant|subject|disp=Mount Pleasant}}
 
| Three Point
 
| Three Point
 
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| Chevrolet  
 
| Chevrolet  
 
| Golden Ash  
 
| Golden Ash  
| Pathfork  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathfork,_Kentucky Pathfork]
 
| Totz
 
| Totz
 
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| Closplint  
 
| Closplint  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195397&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Harlan%2C+Harlan&columns=*,0,0 Harlan]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harlan%2C+Harlan|subject|disp=Harlan}}
 
| Pine Mountain  
 
| Pine Mountain  
 
| Tremont
 
| Tremont
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| Clover-Darby  
 
| Clover-Darby  
| Highsplint  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highsplint,_Kentucky Highsplint]
 
| Redbud  
 
| Redbud  
 
| Twila
 
| Twila
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| Holmes Mill  
 
| Holmes Mill  
 
| Rhea  
 
| Rhea  
| Wallins Creek
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallins_Creek,_Kentucky Wallins Creek]
 
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| Coldiron  
 
| Coldiron  
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| Yancey
 
| Yancey
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Wise County, Virginia|Wise County, Virginia]]
 
*[[Wise County, Virginia|Wise County, Virginia]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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<div style="width: 147%; float: left">
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[[Image:Kyharlan.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
  
==== African American ====
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==== African Americans ====
  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;<br>
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/harlan.html Harlan Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1036 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Harlan County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The [[Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] lists {{FHL|597082|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Harlan County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4022&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=36&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Harlan County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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==== Census  ====
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1036 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Harlan County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1820= 1961
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| 1830= 2929
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| 1840= 3015
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| 1850= 4268
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| 1860= 5494
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| 1870= 4415
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| 1880= 5278
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| 1890= 6197
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| 1900= 9838
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| 1910= 10566
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| 1920= 31546
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| 1930= 64557
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| 1940= 75275
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| 1950= 71751
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| 1960= 51107
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| 1970= 37370
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| 1980= 41889
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| 1990= 36574
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| 2000= 33202
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| estimate= 30783
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| estyear= 2008
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21095.txt
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}}
  
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/harlan.html Harlan Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=597082&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Harlan++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Harlan County].&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
 
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4022&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=36&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Harlan County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ Church Angel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/wills/book_1/harlanwillbk1index.txt Index to Will Book]<br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/wills/book_1/harlanwillbk1index.txt Index to Will Book]<br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/wills/book_1/ Scanned Wills]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/wills/book_1/ Scanned Wills]
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*'''1868-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1868-1920)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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===== Birth =====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*'''1852-1861''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517451}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874-1875''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517452}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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===== Marriage =====
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195396&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Harlan&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Harlan/ Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
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*'''1852-1861''' - Harlan County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517451}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Harlan County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517453}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Harlan County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517454}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
<references /> {{Kentucky|Kentucky}}  
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyharlan/ Harlan County KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/harlan.html Harlan County USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harlan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Harlan/ Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
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Guide to Harlan County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Harlan County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 28, 1819
County Seat Harlan
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Contents

Harlan County Kentucky Courthouse

Harlan County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Harlan County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1820 1852 1820 1820 1850
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Harlan County Courthouse
205 Central Street PO Box 956
Harlan, KY 40831-0956
Phone: 606.573.3636[1]

Harlan County Kentucky History

Parent County

1819--Harlan County was created 28 January 1819 from Floyd and Knox Counties.
County seat: Harlan [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1863--A disaster destroyed some records.

Harlan County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Ages Coxton Kenvir Rileyville
Alva Cranks Kilday Rio Vista
Bailey Creek Crummies Kitts River Ridge
Bardo Cumberland Laden Rosspoint
Baxter Darkmont Layman Rutherford
Benham Dillon Lenarue Sampson
Benito Dione Liggett Sand Hill
Big Laurel Divide Longton Short Town
Black Bottom Dizney Louellen Smith
Black Mountain Dressen Loyall South Wallins
Blackjoe Elcomb Lynch Stanfill
Blair Evarts Martins Fork Sunshine
Bledsoe Farmers Mill Mary Alice Tacky Town
Bobs Creek Fresh Meadows Mary Helen Teetersville
Brookside Gano Molus Ten Spot
Cawood Gatun Mount Pleasant Three Point
Chad Georgetown Nolansburg Tin Can Alley (hist.)
Chevrolet Golden Ash Pathfork Totz
Closplint Harlan Pine Mountain Tremont
Clover Harlan Gas Putney Tway
Clover-Darby Highsplint Redbud Twila
Clovertown Hiram Rex Verda
Clutts Holmes Mill Rhea Wallins Creek
Coldiron Keith Ridgeway Woods
Colts Kentenia Yancey

Neighboring Counties

Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18201,961
18302,92949.4%
18403,0152.9%
18504,26841.6%
18605,49428.7%
18704,415−19.6%
18805,27819.5%
18906,19717.4%
19009,83858.8%
191010,5667.4%
192031,546198.6%
193064,557104.6%
194075,27516.6%
195071,751−4.7%
196051,107−28.8%
197037,370−26.9%
198041,88912.1%
199036,574−12.7%
200033,202−9.2%
Est. 200830,783−7.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21095.txt

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Harlan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517451 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1875 - Harlan County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517452 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Harlan County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517451 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Harlan County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517453 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Harlan County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517454 at FamilySearch - free.
Unsorted

Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harlan County, Kentucky page 271, 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 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.