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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Harlan_County,_Kentucky|Harlan County]]''
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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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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Harlan_County,_Kentucky|Harlan County]]''
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== Harlan County Kentucky Courthouse ==
 
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== Quick Dates ==
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Harlan County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Harlan County's civil records start the following years:  
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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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 <br>
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County Clerk has marriage,&nbsp;probate and land records from 1794; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce&nbsp;and court records<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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[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>  
  
== History  ==
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== Harlan County Kentucky History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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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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*[[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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==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky_Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ Church Angel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ Church Angel  
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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  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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==== Genealogy ====
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*'''[Bailey]''' Armstrong, Zella. ''Notable Southern Families.'' Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lookout Publishing Company, 1926. Vol. 3. Digital version at {{FSbook|1043898}} - free.
  
 
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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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.
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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" />
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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.
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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  
 
*[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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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyharlan/ Harlan County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyharlan/ Harlan County KYGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Harlan/ Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[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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County Seat Harlan
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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

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Genealogy

  • [Bailey] Armstrong, Zella. Notable Southern Families. Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lookout Publishing Company, 1926. Vol. 3. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Harlan County, Kentucky. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Harlan County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Harlan County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Harlan County, Kentucky Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Harlan County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Harlan County, Kentucky Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky 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.
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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.