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Guide to '''Hardin County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Hardin County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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== Hardin County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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=== Hardin County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hardin County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hardin County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hardin County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hardin County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hardin County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hardin County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hardin County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hardin County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hardin County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hardin County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hardin County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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[http://www.hccoky.org/ Hardin County Courthouse]<br>14 Public Square<br>Elizabethtown, KY 42701<br>Phone: 270.765.2171&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hardin County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.hccoky.org/ Hardin County Courthouse]<br>14 Public Square<br>Elizabethtown, KY 42701<br>Phone: 270.765.2171&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hardin County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
[[Image:Hardin County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Hardin County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;'''Address:<br>'''Hardin County Justice Center<br>120 E. Dixie Ave.<br>Elizabethtown, Ky. 42701  
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[[Image:Hardin County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]]&nbsp;'''Address:<br>'''Hardin County Justice Center<br>120 E. Dixie Ave.<br>Elizabethtown, Ky. 42701  
  
 
<br>'''Phone Numbers:<br>'''270-766-5000 or 270-766-5037  
 
<br>'''Phone Numbers:<br>'''270-766-5000 or 270-766-5037  
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'''Email Address:<br>'''Contact Us  
 
'''Email Address:<br>'''Contact Us  
  
'''Hours of Operation:<br>'''Monday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.<br>Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.<br>Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.<br>Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.<br>Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
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'''Hours of Operation:<br>'''Monday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.<br>Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.<br>Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.<br>Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.<br>Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  
 
== Hardin County Kentucky History  ==
 
== Hardin County Kentucky History  ==
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The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hardin John Hardin]&nbsp;(1753-1792), an officer in the Revolutionary War.  
 
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hardin John Hardin]&nbsp;(1753-1792), an officer in the Revolutionary War.  
  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1792'''--Hardin County was created 15 December 1792&nbsp;from [[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Elizabethtown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1792'''--Hardin County was created 15 December 1792&nbsp;from [[Nelson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nelson]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Elizabethtown <ref>''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.
  
 
==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
==== Variant Spellings  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
Some records were destroyed&nbsp; by fires that occurred&nbsp;on 23 Dec 1864 and 6 Dec 1932.  
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'''1864, 1932''' Some records were destroyed by fires that occurred on 23 Dec 1864 and 6 Dec 1932.
  
 
== Hardin County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
== Hardin County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Breckinridge County, Kentucky|Breckinridge]]  
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*[[Breckinridge County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breckinridge]]  
*[[Bullitt County, Kentucky|Bullitt]]  
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*[[Bullitt County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bullitt]]  
*[[Grayson County, Kentucky|Grayson<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1230572050640_481" />]]  
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*[[Grayson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Grayson<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1230572050640_481" />]]  
*[[Harrison County, Indiana|Harrison County, Indiana]]  
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*[[Harrison County, Indiana Genealogy|Harrison County, Indiana]]  
*[[Hart County, Kentucky|Hart]]  
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*[[Hart County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hart]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[Larue County, Kentucky|Larue]]  
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*[[Larue County, Kentucky Genealogy|Larue]]  
*[[Meade County, Kentucky|Meade]]  
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*[[Meade County, Kentucky Genealogy|Meade]]  
*[[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson]]
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*[[Nelson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nelson]]
  
 
== Hardin County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Hardin County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Hardin}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Hardin, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1035&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/KY/Hardin/ KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/hardin/hardin.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/hardin.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=47 Kentucky Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|368170|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Hardin+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1035 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Hardin&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Hardin-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Hardin county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/hardin.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/hardin.html Hardin 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://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online&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  
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*[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  
*[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
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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.
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1035 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Hardin County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*The [[Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] lists {{FHL|368170|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Hardin 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=4019&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=97&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Hardin 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=4019&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=97&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Hardin 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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*'''1793-1875''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to T (1793-1875)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.  
 
*'''1793-1875''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to T (1793-1875)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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{{KY Land}}
 
{{KY Land}}
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20093 A series of monographs concerning the Lincolns and Hardin County, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27783 This compilation is of the Hardin Co., Kentucky Bush family founded by Christopher Bush (born about 1733, died Jan. 16, 1813)] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
==== 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://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
  
=====Civil War=====
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===== Civil War =====
{{VAciv}}
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Union)]], Company I
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'''Online Records'''
:- [[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Union)]], Company G
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Union)]], Companies I and G.
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
{{KY Probate Intro}}
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{{KY Probate Intro}}  
  
*'''1793-1915''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to G (1793-1915)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/08/research-tip-kentucky-probate-records.html Research Tips for&nbsp;Kentucky Probate Records]
  
*[http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/08/research-tip-kentucky-probate-records.html Research Tips for&nbsp;Kentucky Probate Records]
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1727 - 1990''' [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1875188/waypoints Kentucky Probate Records]
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*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — Hardin is not included in this index; images only for Hardin County
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*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=431880&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Hardin+%2D+Taxation&columns=*,0,0 Family Search Library Catalog]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=431880&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Hardin+%2D+Taxation&columns=*,0,0 Family Search Library Catalog]  
 
*[http://books.google.com/books/about/Early_Kentucky_Tax_Records.html?id=hVvrDhL3CkIC Early Kentucky Tax Records]  
 
*[http://books.google.com/books/about/Early_Kentucky_Tax_Records.html?id=hVvrDhL3CkIC Early Kentucky Tax Records]  
*[http://sos.ky.gov/land/journal/articles/researchingtaxlists.htm Researching Early Kentucky Tax Lists 1792-1840]
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/resources/articles/Documents/Tax%20Lists%201792-1840%20(rev).pdf Researching Early Kentucky Tax Lists 1792-1840]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{KY Vital Intro}}
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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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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
*'''1852-1860''' - Hardin County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C517441}} 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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*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
*'''1874''' - Hardin County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517442}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1860''' - Hardin County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C517441}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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*'''1874''' - Hardin County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517442}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
*'''1852-1860''' - Hardin County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517441}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1852-1860''' - Hardin County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517441}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
  
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===== Death =====
  
*[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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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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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
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
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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
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases  
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
 
== Hardin County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Hardin County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Hardin County Historical Society'''<br>128 N. Main<br>PO Box 381<br>Elizabethtown 42701<br>Telephone: 270-505-2067<br>E-mail:[mailto:jlanz@hardinkyhistoricalsociety.org jlanz@hardinkyhistoricalsociety.org]<br>E-mail:[mailto:merandac@hardinkyhistoricalsociety.org merandac@hardinkyhistoricalsociety.org]<br>[http://www.hardinkyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Ancestral Trails Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 1796<br>Elizabethtown, KY 42702-1796<br>Telephone: 270-982-0881<br>[http://www.aths.com/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
*[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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Elizabethtown Kentucky <br>2950 Shepherdsville Rd<br>Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States<br>Phone: 270-737-5037<br>Hours: T,Th 9am-12pm; W 7pm-9pm<br>  
 
Elizabethtown Kentucky <br>2950 Shepherdsville Rd<br>Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States<br>Phone: 270-737-5037<br>Hours: T,Th 9am-12pm; W 7pm-9pm<br>  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/hardin-county/ Hardin County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.org/hardin/ Hardin County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.org/hardin/ Hardin County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[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]  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky 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+Hardin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Hardin|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Hardin/ Hardin County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Hardin/ Hardin County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/county.cfm/state/KY/county/Hardin%20Co Hardin County at Our Family Tree]
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*[http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/county.cfm/state/KY/county/Hardin%20Co Hardin County at Our Family Tree]  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Hardin-County.htm Hardin County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
 
== Hardin County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
 
== Hardin County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==

Latest revision as of 23:31, 20 June 2017

United States
Kentucky
Hardin County

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

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Hardin County, Kentucky
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Map of Kentucky highlighting Hardin County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Founded December 15, 1792
County Seat Elizabethtown
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Hardin County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Hardin County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1793 1852 1810 1793 1793
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Hardin County Courthouse
14 Public Square
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: 270.765.2171 

County Clerk has marriage and land records. [1]

Hardin County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg
 Address:
Hardin County Justice Center
120 E. Dixie Ave.
Elizabethtown, Ky. 42701


Phone Numbers:
270-766-5000 or 270-766-5037

Email Address:
Contact Us

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hardin County Kentucky History

The county is named after John Hardin (1753-1792), an officer in the Revolutionary War.

A few more interesting history facts  Hardin County History Facts
Abe Lincoln's symbolic birthplace cabin, Hardin County (now in Larue County), Kentucky.

Parent County

1792--Hardin County was created 15 December 1792 from Nelson County.
County seat: Elizabethtown [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.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1864, 1932 Some records were destroyed by fires that occurred on 23 Dec 1864 and 6 Dec 1932.

Hardin County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Booth Glendale Junction Pierce Mill Star Mills
Cecilia Hansbrough Prichard Place Stephensburg
Colesburg Harcourt Radcliff Summit
Crest Hardin Springs Red Hill Tunnel Hills
Eastview Howard Rineyville Upton
Elizabethtown Howe Valley Rogersville Vertrees
Flint Hill Indian Hills Rose Terrace Vine Grove
Fort Knox Kraft Saint John Vine Grove Junction
Four Corners Limp Seven Corners West Point
Franklin Cross Roads Long View Solway White Mills
Gaffey Heights Melrose Sonora White Mills Junction
Gaithers Nolin Spurrier Younger Creek
Glendale Perryville

Neighboring Counties

Hardin County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Hardin, Kentucky online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites have additional information on Hardin county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18003,653
18107,531106.2%
182010,49839.4%
183012,84922.4%
184016,35727.3%
185014,525−11.2%
186015,1894.6%
187015,7053.4%
188022,56443.7%
189021,304−5.6%
190022,9377.7%
191022,696−1.1%
192024,2877.0%
193020,913−13.9%
194029,10839.2%
195050,31272.8%
196067,78934.7%
197078,42115.7%
198088,91713.4%
199089,2400.4%
200094,1745.5%
Est. 200898,5464.6%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21093.txt

For tips on accessing Hardin 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

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
  • [Bomar] Wilbur, Tom. Eight Bomar Families of Early Hardin, Hart, and Larue Counties, Kentucky and Some of Their Descendants: A Few Allied Families: Bolton, Buckner, Clopton, Cruse, Dye, Ferguson, Hazle, Highbaugh, Hill, Hodge(s) Jaggers, Lamkin Mears, Owen(s), Shelton, Simpson, Waddle, Wheeler. Okemos, Mich.: T. Wilbur, 1997. FHL Book 929.273 B639w
  • [Hodgen] Mather, Otis May. Six Generations of LaRues and Allied Families: Containing Sketch of Isaac LaRue, Senior, Who Died in Frederick County, Virginia in 1795, and Some Account of His American Ancestors and Three Generations of His Descendants and Families Who Were Connected by Inter-marriage: Among Others Carman, Hodgen, Helm, Buzan, Rust ... : Copies of Six Old Wills and Other Documents, Various Incidents Connected with the Settlement of the Nolynn Valley in Kentucky; Also a Chapter on the La Rue Family and the Child Abraham Lincoln. Hodgenville, Kentucky: O.M. Mather, 1921. Available at FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 L329m 1968; FHL US/CAN Film 1208 [2 listings at FHL]; digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive - free; and World Vital Records ($).
  • [Kasey] Schorn, Catherine Scott. "Kaseys in Bedford County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):243-248; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):24-32. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 31 (1987)-v. 32 (1988).
  • [LaRue] Mather, Otis May. Six Generations of LaRues and Allied Families: Containing Sketch of Isaac LaRue, Senior, Who Died in Frederick County, Virginia in 1795, and Some Account of His American Ancestors and Three Generations of His Descendants and Families Who Were Connected by Inter-marriage: Among Others Carman, Hodgen, Helm, Buzan, Rust ... : Copies of Six Old Wills and Other Documents, Various Incidents Connected with the Settlement of the Nolynn Valley in Kentucky; Also a Chapter on the La Rue Family and the Child Abraham Lincoln. Hodgenville, Kentucky: O.M. Mather, 1921. Available at FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 L329m 1968; FHL US/CAN Film 1208 [2 listings at FHL]; digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive - free; and World Vital Records ($).
  • [Lincoln] Roberts, Gary Boyd. Ancestors of American Presidents. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. FHL Book 973 D2r 2009; online bookstore.
  • [Lincoln] Hatcher, Patricia Law. "The Real Thomas Lincoln of Cumberland County, Kentucky: Not the Father of the President," The American Genealogist, Vol. 85, No. 4 (Oct. 2011):254-261. FHL Book 973 D25aga.
  • [Peebles] Saltzman, Bettie L. Peebles and Linda L. Saltzman McCall. Peebles, 1763-1988. Typescript. 1988 reprint: FHL Book 929.273 P343s.

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 Hardin 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

Online Records


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

- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Union), Companies I and G.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Hardin County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Hardin 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.

Online Probate Records

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 Hardin County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Hardin 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


Birth
  • 1839-1960 - KY Births and Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
  • 1852-1860 - Hardin County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch C517441 at FamilySearch - free.[7]
  • 1874 - Hardin County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517442 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
Marriage
Death
Divorce
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Hardin County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Hardin County Historical Society
128 N. Main
PO Box 381
Elizabethtown 42701
Telephone: 270-505-2067
E-mail:jlanz@hardinkyhistoricalsociety.org
E-mail:merandac@hardinkyhistoricalsociety.org
Website

Ancestral Trails Historical Society
PO Box 1796
Elizabethtown, KY 42702-1796
Telephone: 270-982-0881
Website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Elizabethtown Kentucky
2950 Shepherdsville Rd
Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States
Phone: 270-737-5037
Hours: T,Th 9am-12pm; W 7pm-9pm

Hardin County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Hardin County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hardin 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. Samuel R. Brown, The Western Gazetteer or Emigrant's Directory, Containing a Geographical Description of the Western States and Territories, viz. The States of Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Mississippi: and the Territories of Illinois, Missouri, Alabama, Michigan, and North-Western (Auburn, N.Y.: H.C. Southwick, 1817), 89. Digital versions at NIU Library Digitization Projects and World Vital Records ($).
  4. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  5. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  6. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  7. 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.