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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Whitley County, Kentucky|Whitley County]]''
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Guide to '''Whitley County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== Whitley County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
== Quick Dates  ==
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Whitley County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Whitley County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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[http://www.whitleycountyfiscalcourt.com/ Whitley County Courthouse]<br>Main Street PO Box 8<br>Williamsburg, KY 40769<br>Phone: 606.549.6002<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitley County, Kentucky page 276, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
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== Whitley County Kentucky History  ==
  
 
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'''1930--'''A disaster destroyed most of the records.  
 
'''1930--'''A disaster destroyed most of the records.  
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Whitley County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*[[McCreary County, Kentucky|McCreary]]
 
*[[McCreary County, Kentucky|McCreary]]
  
== Quick Dates ==
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== Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy Resources ==
  
Casey County's civil records start the following years:
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== 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&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp;{{dead link}}&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp;&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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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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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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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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==== Obituaries  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*'''1818-1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 7 (1818-1967)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
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==== Taxation ====
  
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
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*'''1852-1860''' - Whitley County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C518071}} 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/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Whitley County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C518072}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Whitley County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C518073}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1852-1860''' - Whitley County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M518071}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Whitley County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M518074}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1877''' - Whitley County Marriage Index 1876-1877. Batch {{IGI|M518075}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000  
 
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000  
 
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases  
 
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases  
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable<br>
  
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== Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[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]
  
==== Family history Centers ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
*[[Corbin Kentucky Family History Center]]
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*[[Corbin Kentucky Family History Center]]<br>
  
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== Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
 
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== Web Sites ==
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*[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.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Whitley/ http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Whitley/]
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Whitley/ http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Whitley/]
  
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== Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
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Guide to Whitley County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded January 17, 1818
County Seat Williamsburg
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Contents

Whitley County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Whitley County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1852
1852
1820
1818
1818
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Whitley County Courthouse
Main Street PO Box 8
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Phone: 606.549.6002[1]

Whitley County Kentucky History

Parent County

1818--Whitley County was created 17 January 1818 from Knox County.
County seat: Williamsburg [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1930--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Whitley County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Ayers Fairview Lucky Savoy
Balltown Gatliff Mountain Ash Saxton
Bon Gausdale Nevisdale Siler
Carpenter Goins Packard Verne
Clio Goldbug Pearl Walden
Corbin Grove Perkins Williamsburg
Dal Highland Park Pleasant View Wofford
Dixie Julip Rain Woodbine
Duckrun Liberty Red Ash Yaden
Emlyn Lot Redbird Youngs Creek
Faber Louden Rockholds

Neighboring Counties

Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American

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

Cemeteries

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

  • 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
  • Whitley 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.  %±
1820 2,340
1830 3,806 62.6%
1840 4,673 22.8%
1850 7,447 59.4%
1860 7,762 4.2%
1870 8,278 6.6%
1880 12,000 45.0%
1890 17,590 46.6%
1900 25,015 42.2%
1910 31,982 27.9%
1920 27,749 −13.2%
1930 29,730 7.1%
1940 33,186 11.6%
1950 31,940 −3.8%
1960 25,815 −19.2%
1970 24,145 −6.5%
1980 33,396 38.3%
1990 33,326 −0.2%
2000 35,865 7.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Whitley County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

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 Whitley 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 Whitley County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Whitley County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Whitley 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 Whitley County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Whitley 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
  • 1852-1860 - Whitley County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch C518071 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Whitley County Birth Index 1874. Batch C518072 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Whitley County Birth Index 1875. Batch C518073 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1860 - Whitley County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch M518071 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Whitley County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M518074 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1877 - Whitley County Marriage Index 1876-1877. Batch M518075 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
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Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family history Centers

Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitley County, Kentucky page 276, 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 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.