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Guide to '''Johnson County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== Johnson County Kentucky Courthouse ==
 
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== Quick Dates ==
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Johnson County's civil records start the following years:
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/KY_Johnson.htm Johnson County Courthouse]<br>Court Street<br>Paintsville, KY 41240<br>Phone: 606.789.2550<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Johnson County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Johnson/ Kentucky Court of Justice, Johnson County] has contact information for the Circuit Court Clerk. <br>[http://elect.ky.gov/countyclerks.htm Kentucky: State Board of Elections] has contact information on all Kentucky County Court Clerks. Scroll down the page to find desired county or use the index at top of page.  
 
[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Johnson/ Kentucky Court of Justice, Johnson County] has contact information for the Circuit Court Clerk. <br>[http://elect.ky.gov/countyclerks.htm Kentucky: State Board of Elections] has contact information on all Kentucky County Court Clerks. Scroll down the page to find desired county or use the index at top of page.  
  
== History  ==
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== Johnson County Kentucky History  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
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== Johnson County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*[[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan]]
 
*[[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*&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;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/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;
  
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==== Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc.  ====
 
==== Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc.  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/FamTrees.htm Our Family Trees From Johnson County and Beyond] <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/johnso.html Kentucky Biographies, Johnson County, Kentucky]<br>
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/FamTrees.htm Our Family Trees From Johnson County and Beyond] <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/johnso.html Kentucky Biographies, Johnson County, Kentucky]<br>  
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/johnson.html Johnson 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;
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/johnson.html Johnson 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;
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|637628|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Johnson 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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*The [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|637628|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Johnson 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.
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4076&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=53&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Johnson 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.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4076&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=53&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Johnson 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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| estref= <REF>[http://ksdc.louisville.edu/kpr/popest/coest2009.xls Kentucky County Population Estimates] Retrieved on 2010-11-2</REF>
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| estref= <ref>[http://ksdc.louisville.edu/kpr/popest/coest2009.xls Kentucky County Population Estimates] Retrieved on 2010-11-2</ref>
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/census.htm Johnson County Kentucky Census Records]
  
<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/census.htm Johnson County Kentucky Census Records]
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==== Church<br> ====
 
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/church.htm Church Records Johnson County Area Churches]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/church.htm Church Records Johnson County Area Churches]  
  
==== Land Records<br> ====
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==== Land Records<br> ====
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/landGrant.htm Johnson County Land Grants]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/land.htm Johnson County Kentucky Land and Tax Records]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/landGrant.htm Johnson County Land Grants]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/land.htm Johnson County Kentucky Land and Tax Records]  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1844-1975''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to F (1844-1975)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/wills.htm Johnson County Kentucky Wills]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/wills.htm Johnson County Kentucky Wills]  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/1911_1920BirthsIntro.htm Johnson County, Kentucky Births 1911-1920]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/1921_30BirthsIntro.htm Johnson County, Kentucky Births 1921-1930]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/marry.htm Johnson County, Kentucky Marriage Records]<br>[http://www.jeanhounshellpeppers.com/johnsoncomarriages.html Marriage Liscense of Johnson County, Kentucky From 1843-1859] <br>[http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi Search results for Johnson County on Kentucky Death Records] at Rootsweb
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===== Birth =====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*'''1852-1861''' - Johnson County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517551}} 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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*'''1875''' - Johnson County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517552}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1878''' - Johnson County Birth Index 1878. Batch {{IGI|C517554}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1859''' - Johnson County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517551}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Johnson County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517553}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Johnson County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517554}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/1911_1920BirthsIntro.htm Johnson County, Kentucky Births 1911-1920]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/1921_30BirthsIntro.htm Johnson County, Kentucky Births 1921-1930]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/marry.htm Johnson County, Kentucky Marriage Records]<br>[http://www.jeanhounshellpeppers.com/johnsoncomarriages.html Marriage Liscense of Johnson County, Kentucky From 1843-1859] <br>[http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi Search results for Johnson County on Kentucky Death Records] at Rootsweb
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== Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjchs/johnson.html Johnson County Historical &amp; Genealogical Society] <br>444 Main Street<br>PO Box 788<br>Paintsville, KY 41240<br>(606) 789-4355  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjchs/johnson.html Johnson County Historical &amp; Genealogical Society] <br>444 Main Street<br>PO Box 788<br>Paintsville, KY 41240<br>(606) 789-4355  
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[http://www.johnsoncountypubliclibrary.org/ Johnson County Public Library]<br>444 Main Street<br>Paintsville, KY 41240<br>(606) 789-4355  
 
[http://www.johnsoncountypubliclibrary.org/ Johnson County Public Library]<br>444 Main Street<br>Paintsville, KY 41240<br>(606) 789-4355  
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Johnson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Johnson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Johnson/ Johnson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Johnson/ Johnson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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== Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Guide to Johnson County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Johnson County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded February 24, 1843
County Seat Paintsville
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Contents

Johnson County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Johnson County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1843 1852 1850 1843 1844
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Johnson County Courthouse
Court Street
Paintsville, KY 41240
Phone: 606.789.2550[1]


Johnson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Kentucky Court of Justice, Johnson County has contact information for the Circuit Court Clerk.
Kentucky: State Board of Elections has contact information on all Kentucky County Court Clerks. Scroll down the page to find desired county or use the index at top of page.

Johnson County Kentucky History

Parent County

1843--Johnson County was created 24 February 1842 from Floyd, Lawrence and Morgan Counties.
County seat: Paintsville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Johnson County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Asa Flat Gap Nippa Thealka
Barnetts Creek Fuget Offutt Thelma
Chandlerville Hagerhill Oil Springs Tutor Key
Chestnut Hargis Paintsville Van Lear
Collista Keaton Redbush Volga
Dawkins Kerz Riceville West Van Lear
Denver Leander Sip Whitehouse
Dobson Manila Sitka Williamsport
East Point Meally Staffordsville Winifred
Elna Nero Swamp Branch Wittensville

Neighboring Counties

Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American

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


Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc.

Our Family Trees From Johnson County and Beyond
Kentucky Biographies, Johnson County, Kentucky

Cemeteries

cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Johnson Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18503,873
18605,30637.0%
18707,49441.2%
18809,15522.2%
189011,02720.4%
190013,73024.5%
191017,48227.3%
192019,62212.2%
193022,96817.1%
194025,77112.2%
195023,846−7.5%
196019,748−17.2%
197017,539−11.2%
198024,43239.3%
199023,248−4.8%
200023,4450.8%
Est. 200923,827[3]1.6%
U.S. Census Bureau[4]

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

Johnson County Kentucky Census Records

Church

Church Records Johnson County Area Churches

Land Records

Johnson County Land Grants
Johnson County Kentucky Land and Tax Records

Local Histories

Johnson county, Kentucky at Wikipedia

Maps

Johnson County Kentucky Maps
Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer

Military

Johnson County Kentucky Military Information
Johnson County War Memorials
Kentucky in the Revolutionary War. (includes list of soldiers from Johnson County, Kentucky)
Korean War Vets of Johnson county
List of Pensioners, Kentucky Johnson
Records of World War I Veterans
Vietnam War Casualties at Johnson county Genealogy Trails
World War II Johnson Co. Memorial

Newspapers

The Big Sandy News online
The Big Sandy News has bureaus in two area counties
Lawrence County
P.O. Box 766
Louisa, KY 41230
(606) 638-4581
FAX (606) 638-9949

Johnson County
338 Second Street
Paintsville
(606) 788-9962
FAX (606) 788-9952

The Paintsville Herald
P. O. Box 1547
978 Broadway Plaza
Paintsville, KY 41240
Direct: (606) 789-5315
Toll Free: 1-888-788-5315
Fax: (606) 789-9717

Obituaries

Probate

Johnson County Kentucky Wills

Taxation

Johnson County 1925 Tax List

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Johnson County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517551 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875 - Johnson County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517552 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1878 - Johnson County Birth Index 1878. Batch C517554 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriage
  • 1852-1859 - Johnson County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517551 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875 - Johnson County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517553 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1876-1878 - Johnson County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517554 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Unsorted

Johnson County, Kentucky Births 1911-1920
Johnson County, Kentucky Births 1921-1930
Johnson County, Kentucky Marriage Records
Marriage Liscense of Johnson County, Kentucky From 1843-1859
Search results for Johnson County on Kentucky Death Records at Rootsweb

Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society
444 Main Street
PO Box 788
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-4355

Johnson County Public Library
444 Main Street
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-4355

Family History Centers

Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Johnson 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. Kentucky County Population Estimates Retrieved on 2010-11-2
  4. U.S. Census Bureau Retrieved on 2010-2-27
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 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.