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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[McCreary_County,_Kentucky|McCreary County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[McCreary_County,_Kentucky|McCreary County]]''  
  
Guide to '''McCreary County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''McCreary County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1912'''--McCreary County was created 12 March 1912&nbsp;from [[Whitley County, Kentucky|Whitley]], [[Pulaski County, Kentucky|Pulaski]] and [[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Whitley City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1912'''--McCreary County was created 12 March 1912&nbsp;from [[Whitley County, Kentucky Genealogy|Whitley]], [[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pulaski]] and [[Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wayne]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Whitley City <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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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-counties.html#courthouse Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*[[Campbell County, Tennessee|Campbell County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Campbell County, Tennessee|Campbell County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Laurel County, Kentucky|Laurel]]  
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*[[Laurel County, Kentucky Genealogy|Laurel]]  
 
*[[Pickett County, Tennessee|Pickett County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Pickett County, Tennessee|Pickett County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky|Pulaski]]  
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*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pulaski]]  
 
*[[Scott County, Tennessee|Scott County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Scott County, Tennessee|Scott County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne]]  
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*[[Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wayne]]  
*[[Whitley County, Kentucky|Whitley]]
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*[[Whitley County, Kentucky Genealogy|Whitley]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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=1062 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;McCreary County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1062 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;McCreary County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|591743|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;McCreary&nbsp; 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://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|591743|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;McCreary&nbsp; 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=4164&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=41&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;McCreary&nbsp; 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=4164&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=41&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;McCreary&nbsp; 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.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
==== [http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/churches.html Church] ====
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==== [http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/churches.html Church] ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KY Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company C
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
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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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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
==== Probate ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/births/births.htm Births]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/births/births.htm Births]  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-society-archive/ List of Kentucky Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[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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=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/mccreary-county/ McCreary County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+McCreary|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+McCreary|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/McCreary/ McCreary&nbsp;County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/McCreary/ McCreary&nbsp;County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
  

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Guide to McCreary County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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McCreary County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting McCreary County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 12, 1912
County Seat Whitley City
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1912
1912
1912
1920
1912
1912
McCreary County Courthouse, Whitley City, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

McCreary County Courthouse
Main Street PO Box 699
Whitley City, KY 42653
Phone: 606.376.2411[1]

History

Parent County

1912--McCreary County was created 12 March 1912 from Whitley, Pulaski and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Whitley City [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Barthell Flat Rock Nevelsville Stearns
Bauer Funston Oz Strunk
Beulah Heights Gilreath Pine Knot White Oak Junction
Big South Fork (hist.) Greenwood Revelo Whitley City
Blue Heron Hickory Grove Sawyer Wiborg
Camargo Hill Top Silerville Worley
Co-Operative Hollyhill Slavans Yamacraw
Creekmore Honeybee Smith Town
Fidelity Marshes Siding

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

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.
192011,676
193014,62725.3%
194016,45112.5%
195016,6601.3%
196012,463−25.2%
197012,5480.7%
198015,63424.6%
199015,603−0.2%
200017,0809.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21147.txt

For tips on accessing McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy 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

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 McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy. 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

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy 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 McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy:


- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company C

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy 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 McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McCreary County, Kentucky page 273, 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).


 

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