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Guide to '''Harrison County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Harrison 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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== Harrison County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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=== Harrison County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harrison County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harrison County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harrison County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harrison County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harrison County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harrison County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harrison County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harrison County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
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[[Image:Harrison County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|212px]][http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/KY_Harrison.htm Harrison County Courthouse]<br>315 Oddville Avenue<br>Cynthiana, KY 31031<br>Phone: 859.234.7130<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison 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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[[Image:Harrison County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|212px|Harrison County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]][http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/KY_Harrison.htm Harrison County Courthouse]<br>315 Oddville Avenue<br>Cynthiana, KY 31031<br>Phone: 859.234.7130<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Harrison County Kentucky History  ==
 
== Harrison County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1793'''--Harrison County&nbsp;was created 21&nbsp;December 1793&nbsp;from [[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]] and [[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Cynthiana <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1793'''--Harrison County was created 21December 1793 from [[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bourbon]] and [[Scott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Scott]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Cynthiana <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  ====
  
'''1851--'''A disaster destroyed some records.  
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'''1851, 1997--'''Courthouse disasters destroyed some records.
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== Harrison County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
== Harrison County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]]  
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*[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bourbon]]  
*[[Bracken County, Kentucky|Bracken]]  
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*[[Bracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bracken]]  
*[[Grant County, Kentucky|Grant]]  
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*[[Grant County, Kentucky Genealogy|Grant]]  
*[[Nicholas County, Kentucky|Nicholas]]  
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*[[Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nicholas]]  
*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton]]  
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*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pendleton]]  
*[[Robertson County, Kentucky|Robertson]]  
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*[[Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Robertson]]  
*[[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott]]
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*[[Scott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Scott]]
  
 
== Harrison County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Harrison County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kyharrison.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Kyharrison.png|thumb|right|250px]]  
  
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
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The following have information concerning African American research. Both should be used:  
  
 
*[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  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
[http://www.harrisoncountyky.us/biographies/ Biographies of Harrison County Kentucky]  
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[http://www.harrisoncountyky.us/people/biographies.htm Biographies of Harrison County Kentucky]
  
 
==== 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|Harrison}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Harrison, 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=1037&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyharris/home.htm KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/harrison/harrison.html#cem KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/harrison.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=49 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|630427|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Harrison+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=1037 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=Harrison&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Harrison county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/harrison.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online] ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction] ~ Links to cemetery transcriptions
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/harrison.html Harrison 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://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.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4026&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=21&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Harrison 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.
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1037 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Harrison 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|630427|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Harrison 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=4026&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=21&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Harrison 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.
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Kentucky}}  
 
{{Census|Kentucky}}  
  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
{{KY Church Intro}}
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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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*[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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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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{{KY Land}}
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
{{KY History}}
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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]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8492 Bourbon, Harrison, Nicholas, and Scott Counties, Kentucky History] 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>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26114 Descendants of John Walton of Baltimore County, Maryland and Harrison County, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
==== 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]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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'''Online Records'''
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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://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}}  
 
{{VAciv}}  
 
 
:- [[3rd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|3rd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]]. Company A.  
 
:- [[3rd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|3rd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]]. Company A.  
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company H.  
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company H.  
:- [[9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company H.
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:- [[9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company H.  
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:- [[18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies H, I and K
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battle was fought in Harrison County.
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Harrison County:
  
 
*June 11-12, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky011.htm Cynthiana], also known as Kellar’s Bridge<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky011.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August, 2012)</ref>
 
*June 11-12, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky011.htm Cynthiana], also known as Kellar’s Bridge<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky011.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KYmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KYmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
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=====World War I=====
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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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
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News] - Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm] - Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
  
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
*[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
 
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*'''1795-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to O (1798-1942)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1795-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to O (1798-1942)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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 $
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*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
{{KY Tax Intro}}
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{{KY Tax Intro}}  
  
 
*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>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).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
 
*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>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).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth =====
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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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*'''1852-1860''' - Harrison County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C517461}} 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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===== Marriage =====
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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
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*'''1852-1860''' - Harrison County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C517461}} 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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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
  
*'''1852-1860''' - Harrison County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517461}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
*'''1876-1878''' - Harrison County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517462}} 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''' - Harrison County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517461}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1878''' - Harrison County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517462}} 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
  
*[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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===== Death =====
*[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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*[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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*'''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/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ 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
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
*[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://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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===== Divorce  =====
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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
  
 
== Harrison County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Harrison County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Harrison County Historical Society'''<br>112 South Walnut Street<br>PO Box 411<br>Cynthiana, KY 41031<br>[http://www.harrisoncountyky.us/historical-society/ 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]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
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== Harrison County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Harrison County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/harrison-county/ Harrison County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyharris/home.htm Harrison County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyharris/home.htm Harrison County KYGenWeb]  
*[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://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select 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+Harrison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harrison|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Harrison/ Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Harrison/ Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Harrison-County.htm Harrison County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
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*[https://www.harricynmuseum.org/ Cynthiana Harrison County Museum]
  
 
== Harrison County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
 
== Harrison County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==

Latest revision as of 18:58, 14 March 2017

United States
Kentucky
Harrison County


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

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Harrison County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Harrison County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1793
County Seat Cynthiana
Courthouse
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Harrison County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1794 1852 1810 1794 1794
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Harrison County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
Harrison County Courthouse
315 Oddville Avenue
Cynthiana, KY 31031
Phone: 859.234.7130[1]

Harrison County Kentucky History

Parent County

1793--Harrison County was created 21December 1793 from Bourbon and Scott Counties.
County seat: Cynthiana [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

1851, 1997--Courthouse disasters destroyed some records.


Harrison County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alberta Claysville Jones Shop (hist.) Robinson
Antioch Colemansville Lair Rutland
Belmont Colville Lees Lick Sunrise
Berry Connersville Leesburg Sylvandell
Boyd Cynthiana Oddville Venus
Breckinridge Garnett Poindexter White Oak (hist.)
Broadwell Hinton Renaker
Buena Vista Kelat

Neighboring Counties

Harrison County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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

Biographies

Biographies of Harrison County Kentucky

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Harrison, 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 Harrison county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18004,350
18107,75278.2%
182012,27858.4%
183013,2347.8%
184012,472−5.8%
185013,0644.7%
186013,7795.5%
187012,993−5.7%
188016,50427.0%
189016,9142.5%
190018,5709.8%
191016,873−9.1%
192015,798−6.4%
193014,859−5.9%
194015,1241.8%
195013,736−9.2%
196013,704−0.2%
197014,1583.3%
198015,1667.1%
199016,2487.1%
200017,98310.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21097.txt

For tips on accessing Harrison 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

  • [Asbury] Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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 Harrison 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 Harrison 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 Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy:

- 3rd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate). Company A.
- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company H.
- 9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company H.
- 18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies H, I and K
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Harrison County:

  • June 11-12, 1864 = Cynthiana, also known as Kellar’s Bridge[5]
Map showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.
World War I
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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.

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[6] digitized by Ancestry ($).

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 Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Harrison 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
Marriage
Death
Divorce
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Harrison County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Harrison County Historical Society
112 South Walnut Street
PO Box 411
Cynthiana, KY 41031
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.

Harrison County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Harrison County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison 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. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  4. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August, 2012)
  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.