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== County Courthouse ==
  
Breathitt County's civil records start the following years:
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
 
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[http://www.breathittcounty.ky.gov/ Breathitt County Courthouse]<br>1127 Main Street<br>Jackson, KY 41339-1194<br>Phone: 606.666.3810&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1875.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Breathitt County, Kentucky page 268, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.breathittcounty.ky.gov/ Breathitt County Courthouse]<br>1127 Main Street<br>Jackson, KY 41339-1194<br>Phone: 606.666.3810<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Breathitt County, Kentucky page 268, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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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=995 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Bracken 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=995 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Bracken 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://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
 
*{{FHL|540753|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Bell 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.  
 
*{{FHL|540753|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Bell 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=3722&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Bell 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=3722&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Bell 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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Founded February 8, 1839
County Seat Jackson
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Breathitt County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1873 1852 1840 1873 1884
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Breathitt County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Breathitt County Courthouse
1127 Main Street
Jackson, KY 41339-1194
Phone: 606.666.3810[1]

History

Parent County

1839--Breathitt County was created 8 February 1839 from Estill, Clay and Perry Counties.
County seat: Jackson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1866, 1873--Disasters destroyed most records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Altro Guerrant Mountain Valley Simpson
Barwick Haddix Ned Stevenson
Bays Hardshell Noble Talbert
Beech Houston Noctor Taulbee
Canoe Hurst Oakdale Turkey
Chenowee Jackson Panhandle Vancleve
Clayhole Jetts Creek Paxton War Creek
Copebranch Keck Portsmouth Watts
Crockettsville Kragon Press Wells Fork
Dalesburg Lambric Quicksand Whick
Elkatawa Lawson Rock Lick Widecreek
Evanston Little Roosevelt Wilhurst
Fivemile Lost Creek Rousseau Wilstacy
Flintville Lunah Sebastains Branch Wolverine
Frozen Creek Moct Sewell
Guage Morris Fork Shoulderblade

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18402,195
18503,78572.4%
18604,98031.6%
18705,67213.9%
18807,74236.5%
18908,70512.4%
190014,32264.5%
191017,54022.5%
192020,61417.5%
193021,1432.6%
194023,94613.3%
195019,964−16.6%
196015,490−22.4%
197014,221−8.2%
198017,00419.6%
199015,703−7.7%
200016,1002.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21025.txt

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Jett] Jett, C. Otis. The Genealogy of the Breathitt, Clay and Madison County, Kentucky Branch of the Jett Family. Georgetown, Ky.: I.L. Jett, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 J51j

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

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), Breathitt County, Kentucky page 268, 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).