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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Johnson County'' <br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Johnson_County,_Kentucky|Johnson County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Johnson County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:Johnson_County,_Kentucky_Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Johnson County Courthouse, Paintsville, Ky.]]
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{{KYDC}}
  
[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.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Johnson County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/johnson.htm Johnson Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Johnson_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1843
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| founded date = February 24
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| seat wl = Paintsville
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}}
  
== History ==
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== Johnson County Kentucky Courthouse ==
  
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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" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1843
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1843
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1844
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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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>
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<br> [[Image:Johnson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Johnson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]
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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.
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== Johnson County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Johnson County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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| Asa
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asa,_Kentucky Asa]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195438&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Johnson%2C+Flatgap&columns=*,0,0 Flat Gap]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Johnson%2C+Flatgap|subject|disp=Flat Gap}}
| Nippa  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nippa,_Kentucky Nippa]
| Thealka
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thealka,_Kentucky Thealka]
 
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| Barnetts Creek  
 
| Barnetts Creek  
| Fuget  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuget,_Kentucky Fuget]
| Offutt  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offutt,_Kentucky Offutt]
| Thelma
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelma,_Kentucky Thelma]
 
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| Chandlerville
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandlerville,_Kentucky Chandlerville]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195439&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Johnson%2C+Hagerhill&columns=*,0,0 Hagerhill]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Johnson%2C+Hagerhill|subject|disp=Hagerhill}}
| Oil Springs  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_Springs,_Kentucky Oil Springs]
| Tutor Key
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutor_Key,_Kentucky Tutor Key]
 
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| Chestnut  
 
| Chestnut  
| Hargis
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hargis,_Kentucky Hargis]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195440&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Johnson%2C+Paintsville&columns=*,0,0 Paintsville]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Johnson%2C+Paintsville|subject|disp=Paintsville}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=1038818&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Johnson%2C+Van+Lear&columns=*,0,0 Van Lear]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Johnson%2C+Van+Lear|subject|disp=Van Lear}}
 
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| Collista  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collista,_Kentucky Collista]
| Keaton  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keaton,_Kentucky Keaton]
| Redbush  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redbush,_Kentucky Redbush]
| Volga
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volga,_Kentucky Volga]
 
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| Dawkins  
 
| Dawkins  
| Kerz  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerz,_Kentucky Kerz]
| Riceville  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riceville,_Kentucky Riceville]
| West Van Lear
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Van_Lear,_Kentucky West Van Lear]
 
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| Denver  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver,_Kentucky Denver]
| Leander  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leander,_Kentucky Leander]
| Sip  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sip,_Kentucky Sip]
| Whitehouse
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehouse,_Kentucky Whitehouse]
 
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| Dobson  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobson,_Kentucky Dobson]
| Manila  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manila,_Kentucky Manila]
| Sitka  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitka,_Kentucky Sitka]
| Williamsport
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamsport,_Kentucky Williamsport]
 
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| East Point  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Point,_Kentucky East Point]
| Meally  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meally,_Kentucky Meally]
| Staffordsville  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staffordsville,_Kentucky Staffordsville]
| Winifred
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winifred,_Kentucky Winifred]
 
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| Elna  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elna,_Kentucky Elna]
| Nero  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nero,_Kentucky Nero]
| Swamp Branch  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamp_Branch,_Kentucky Swamp Branch]
| Wittensville
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wittensville,_Kentucky Wittensville]
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan]]
 
*[[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
==== Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc. ====
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[[Image:Kyjohnson.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
[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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==== African American  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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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;
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==== Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc.  ====
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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://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.
 
*[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.
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1066 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Marion County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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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=1046 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Johnson County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/marion.html Marion 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://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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=436871&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Marion++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,180,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Marion 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=4152&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Marion 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.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.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/johnson_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy, Johnson County, Kentucky] <br>[http://www.angelfire.com/ky/annshomeplace/cemetery.html Cemetery Listings]<br>[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jccem/ Johnson County Kentucky Historical &amp; Genealogical Society Cemetery Website] <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/cemetery.htm Johnson county Ky cemeteries and Associated Records]<br>[http://www.angelfire.com/ky/annshomeplace/lakeproject.html Paintsville Lake Project...Cemetery Relocation]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/johnson_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy, Johnson County, Kentucky]  
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*[http://www.angelfire.com/ky/annshomeplace/cemetery.html Cemetery Listings]  
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jccem/ Johnson County Kentucky Historical &amp; Genealogical Society Cemetery Website]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/cemetery.htm Johnson county Ky cemeteries and Associated Records]  
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*[http://www.angelfire.com/ky/annshomeplace/lakeproject.html Paintsville Lake Project...Cemetery Relocation]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1850= 3873
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| 1860= 5306
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| 1870= 7494
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| 1880= 9155
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| 1890= 11027
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| 1900= 13730
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| 1910= 17482
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| 1920= 19622
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| 1930= 22968
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| 1940= 25771
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| 1950= 23846
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| 1960= 19748
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| 1970= 17539
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| 1980= 24432
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| 1990= 23248
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| 2000= 23445
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| estimate= 23827
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| estyear= 2009
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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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| footnote=U.S. Census Bureau<ref>[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/ U.S. Census Bureau] Retrieved on 2010-2-27</ref>
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/census.htm Johnson County Kentucky Census Records]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/census.htm Johnson County Kentucky Census Records]  
  
==== Church<br> ====
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==== Church<br> ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
[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]
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{{KY Land}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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[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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Kentucky Johnson county, Kentucky] at Wikipedia  
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==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Kentucky Johnson county, Kentucky] at Wikipedia
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/maps.htm Johnson County Kentucky Maps]<br>[http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/21115.html Kentucky Atlas &amp; Gazetteer]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/maps.htm Johnson County Kentucky Maps]<br>[http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/21115.html Kentucky Atlas &amp; Gazetteer]  
  
==== Military ====
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==== Military ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/military.htm Johnson County Kentucky Military Information]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/JCwarmem.htm Johnson County War Memorials] <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/RevWar.htm Kentucky in the Revolutionary War.] (includes list of soldiers from Johnson County, Kentucky) <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/koreanvet1.htm Korean War Vets of Johnson county] <br>[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n457/mode/1up List of Pensioners, Kentucky Johnson]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/WWI.htm Records of World War I Veterans]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/johnson/vietnamcas_johnson.html Vietnam War Casualties at Johnson county Genealogy Trails] <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/WWII.htm World War II Johnson Co. Memorial]
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{{VAciv}}
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/military.htm Johnson County Kentucky Military Information]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/JCwarmem.htm Johnson County War Memorials] <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/RevWar.htm Kentucky in the Revolutionary War.] (includes list of soldiers from Johnson County, Kentucky) <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/koreanvet1.htm Korean War Vets of Johnson county] <br>[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n457/mode/1up List of Pensioners, Kentucky Johnson]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/WWI.htm Records of World War I Veterans]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/johnson/vietnamcas_johnson.html Vietnam War Casualties at Johnson county Genealogy Trails] <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/WWII.htm World War II Johnson Co. Memorial]
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia)(Union)|22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia)(Union)]], Companies E, H, I, and K.<br>
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies H and I.<br>
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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[http://www.paintsvilleherald.com/ The Paintsville Herald] <br>P. O. Box 1547<br>978 Broadway Plaza<br>Paintsville, KY 41240<br>Direct: (606) 789-5315<br>Toll Free: 1-888-788-5315<br>Fax: (606) 789-9717
 
[http://www.paintsvilleherald.com/ The Paintsville Herald] <br>P. O. Box 1547<br>978 Broadway Plaza<br>Paintsville, KY 41240<br>Direct: (606) 789-5315<br>Toll Free: 1-888-788-5315<br>Fax: (606) 789-9717
  
==== Obituaries ====
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jccem/JCRO/OBITTABLE.html Johnson County Kentucky Historicial &amp; Genealogical Society Obiturary Website]  
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jccem/JCRO/OBITTABLE.html Johnson County Kentucky Historical Genealogical Society Obituary Website]  
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ky/johnson/webbbs_config.pl Johnson County, Kentucky Obituary Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/wills.htm Johnson County Kentucky Wills]
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*'''1844-1975''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to F (1844-1975)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
==== Taxation ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/wills.htm Johnson County Kentucky Wills]
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/maps.htm Johnson County 1925 Tax List]  
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/maps.htm Johnson County 1925 Tax List]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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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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===== Unsorted  =====
  
 
[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
 
[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
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[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  
  
[http://www.johnsoncountypubliclibrary.org/ Johnson County Public Library]<br>444 Main Street<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  
  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195437&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Johnson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/jcindex.htm Johnson County Ky Index]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/johnson.htm KYGenWeb-Johnson County page] <br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/jcindex.htm Johnson County Ky Index]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/johnson.htm KYGenWeb-Johnson County page]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Johnson/ Johnson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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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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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 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.

Church Records Johnson County Area Churches

Land Records

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.

Johnson County Land Grants
Johnson County Kentucky Land and Tax Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Johnson 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.

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

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Johnson County, Kentucky served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Johnson County, Kentucky:

- 22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia)(Union), Companies E, H, I, and K.
- 22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies H and I.

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

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

Obituaries

Probate

Johnson County Kentucky Wills

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.

Johnson County 1925 Tax List

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 Johnson County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Johnson 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 - 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.