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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Johnson_County,_Kentucky|Johnson County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Johnson County, Kentucky|Johnson County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Johnson County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Johnson 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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{{KYDC}}  
 
 
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
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== Johnson County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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=== Johnson County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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<br> [[Image:Johnson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Johnson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]  
 
<br> [[Image:Johnson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Johnson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]  
  
[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Johnson/ Kentucky Court of Justice, Johnson County] has contact information for the Circuit Court Clerk. <br>[http://elect.ky.gov/countyclerks.htm Kentucky: State Board of Elections] has contact information on all Kentucky County Court Clerks. Scroll down the page to find desired county or use the index at top of page.  
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[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Johnson/ Kentucky Court of Justice, Johnson County] has contact information for the Circuit Court Clerk. <br>[http://elect.ky.gov/countyclerks.htm Kentucky: State Board of Elections] has contact information on all Kentucky County Court Clerks. Scroll down the page to find desired county or use the index at top of page.
  
 
== Johnson County Kentucky History  ==
 
== Johnson County Kentucky History  ==
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29862 Johnson County, Kentucky&nbsp;: a history of the county, and genealogy of its people up to the year 1927] 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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1843'''--Johnson County was created 24 February 1842&nbsp;from [[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd]], [[Lawrence County, Kentucky|Lawrence]] and [[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Paintsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1843'''--Johnson County was created 24 February 1842&nbsp;from [[Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Floyd]], [[Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lawrence]] and [[Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Morgan]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Paintsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Johnson County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
== Johnson County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asa,_Kentucky Asa]  
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asa,_Kentucky Asa]  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd]]  
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*[[Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Floyd]]  
*[[Lawrence County, Kentucky|Lawrence]]  
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*[[Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lawrence]]  
*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky|Magoffin]]  
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*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Magoffin]]  
*[[Martin County, Kentucky|Martin]]  
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*[[Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Martin]]  
*[[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan]]
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*[[Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Morgan]]
  
 
== Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kyjohnson.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Kyjohnson.png|thumb|right|300px|Kyjohnson.png]]  
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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==== Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc.  ====
 
==== Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc.  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/FamTrees.htm Our Family Trees From Johnson County and Beyond] <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/johnso.html Kentucky Biographies, Johnson County, Kentucky]<br>  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/FamTrees.htm Our Family Trees From Johnson County and Beyond] <br>[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/kentucky.html Kentucky Biographies, Johnson County, Kentucky]<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/johnson.html Johnson 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://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/johnson.html Johnson 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;
  
*The [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|637628|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Johnson County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*The [https://familysearch.org/catalog-search FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|637628|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Johnson 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=4076&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=53&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Johnson 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=4076&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=53&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Johnson 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.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/johnson_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy, Johnson County, Kentucky]  
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/johnson-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy, Johnson County, Kentucky]  
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/ky/annshomeplace/cemetery.html Cemetery Listings]  
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/ky/annshomeplace/cemetery.html Cemetery Listings]  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jccem/ Johnson County Kentucky Historical &amp; Genealogical Society Cemetery Website]  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jccem/ Johnson County Kentucky Historical &amp; Genealogical Society Cemetery Website]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/cemetery.htm Johnson county Ky cemeteries and Associated Records]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/cemetery.htm Johnson county Ky cemeteries and Associated Records]  
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/ky/annshomeplace/lakeproject.html Paintsville Lake Project...Cemetery Relocation]
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/ky/annshomeplace/lakeproject.html Paintsville Lake Project...Cemetery Relocation]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1046&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|637628|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1046 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [KYGENWEBURL KYGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Johnson+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Johnson&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/johnson/toc.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/johnson.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.kyhistory.org/cemetery.asp Kentucky Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Johnson&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Kentucky Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church<br>  ====
 
==== Church<br>  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/church.htm Church Records Johnson County Area Churches]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/church.htm Church Records Johnson County Area Churches]  
  
 
==== Land Records<br>  ====
 
==== Land Records<br>  ====
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{{KY Land}}
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/landGrant.htm Johnson County Land Grants]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/land.htm Johnson County Kentucky Land and Tax Records]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/landGrant.htm Johnson County Land Grants]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/land.htm Johnson County Kentucky Land and Tax Records]  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Kentucky Johnson county, Kentucky] at Wikipedia  
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Kentucky Johnson county, Kentucky] at Wikipedia  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/maps.htm Johnson County Kentucky Maps]<br>[http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/21115.html Kentucky Atlas &amp; Gazetteer]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/maps.htm Johnson County Kentucky Maps]  
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*[http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/21115.html Kentucky Atlas &amp; Gazetteer]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/military.htm Johnson County Kentucky Military Information]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/JCwarmem.htm Johnson County War Memorials] <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/RevWar.htm Kentucky in the Revolutionary War.] (includes list of soldiers from Johnson County, Kentucky) <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/koreanvet1.htm Korean War Vets of Johnson county] <br>[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n457/mode/1up List of Pensioners, Kentucky Johnson]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/WWI.htm Records of World War I Veterans]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/johnson/vietnamcas_johnson.html Vietnam War Casualties at Johnson county Genealogy Trails] <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/WWII.htm World War II Johnson Co. Memorial]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/military.htm Johnson County Kentucky Military Information]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/JCwarmem.htm Johnson County War Memorials] <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/RevWar.htm Kentucky in the Revolutionary War.] (includes list of soldiers from Johnson County, Kentucky) <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/koreanvet1.htm Korean War Vets of Johnson county] <br>[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n457/mode/1up List of Pensioners, Kentucky Johnson]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/WWI.htm Records of World War I Veterans]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/johnson/vietnamcas_johnson.html Vietnam War Casualties at Johnson county Genealogy Trails] <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/WWII.htm World War II Johnson Co. Memorial]  
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===== 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}}
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia)(Union)|22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia)(Union)]], Companies E, H, I, and K.
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies H and I.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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[http://www.paintsvilleherald.com/ The Paintsville Herald] <br>P. O. Box 1547<br>978 Broadway Plaza<br>Paintsville, KY 41240<br>Direct: (606) 789-5315<br>Toll Free: 1-888-788-5315<br>Fax: (606) 789-9717  
 
[http://www.paintsvilleherald.com/ The Paintsville Herald] <br>P. O. Box 1547<br>978 Broadway Plaza<br>Paintsville, KY 41240<br>Direct: (606) 789-5315<br>Toll Free: 1-888-788-5315<br>Fax: (606) 789-9717  
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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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
 
*'''1844-1975''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to F (1844-1975)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1844-1975''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to F (1844-1975)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/maps.htm Johnson County 1925 Tax List]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/maps.htm Johnson County 1925 Tax List]  
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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]
  
*'''1852-1861''' - Johnson County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517551}} 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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*'''1875''' - Johnson County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517552}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Johnson County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517551}} 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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*'''1875''' - Johnson County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517552}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1878''' - Johnson County Birth Index 1878. Batch {{IGI|C517554}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1878''' - Johnson County Birth Index 1878. Batch {{IGI|C517554}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1911-1920''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/1911_1920BirthsIntro.htm Johnson County, Kentucky Births 1911-1920]
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*'''1921-1930''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/1921_30BirthsIntro.htm Johnson County, Kentucky Births 1921-1930]
  
===== Marriage =====
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===== Marriage =====
  
*'''1852-1859''' - Johnson County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517551}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1875''' - Johnson County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517553}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1843-1859''' - [http://kahamilton.tripod.com/vitals/johnson_co_marriages.htm Marriage License of Johnson County, Kentucky From 1843-1859]
*'''1876-1878''' - Johnson County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517554}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1859''' - Johnson County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517551}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1875''' - Johnson County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517553}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1876-1878''' - Johnson County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517554}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/marry.htm Johnson County, Kentucky Marriage Records]
  
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===== Death  =====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/1911_1920BirthsIntro.htm Johnson County, Kentucky Births 1911-1920]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/1921_30BirthsIntro.htm Johnson County, Kentucky Births 1921-1930]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/marry.htm Johnson County, Kentucky Marriage Records]<br>[http://www.jeanhounshellpeppers.com/johnsoncomarriages.html Marriage Liscense of Johnson County, Kentucky From 1843-1859] <br>[http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi Search results for Johnson County on Kentucky Death Records] at Rootsweb
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*[http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi Search results for Johnson County on Kentucky Death Records] at Rootsweb
  
 
== Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjchs/johnson.html Johnson County Historical &amp; Genealogical Society] <br>444 Main Street<br>PO Box 788<br>Paintsville, KY 41240<br>(606) 789-4355
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'''Johnson County Historical Genealogical Society'''<br>444 Main Street<br>PO Box 788<br>Paintsville, KY 41240<br>Telephone: 606-789-4355<br>E-mail:[mailto:hornejsm@gmail.com hornejsm@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjchs/johnson.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Van Lear Historical Society, Inc.'''<br> The Coal Miners' Museum<br> PO Box 369<br>Van Lear, KY 41265 <br>Telephone / FAX: 606-789-8540<br><br>
  
 
[http://www.johnsoncountypubliclibrary.org/ Johnson County Public Library]<br>444 Main Street<br>Paintsville, KY 41240<br>(606) 789-4355  
 
[http://www.johnsoncountypubliclibrary.org/ Johnson County Public Library]<br>444 Main Street<br>Paintsville, KY 41240<br>(606) 789-4355  
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Johnson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/jcindex.htm Johnson County Ky Index]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/jcindex.htm Johnson County Ky Index]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/johnson.htm KYGenWeb-Johnson County page]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/johnson.htm KYGenWeb-Johnson County page]  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Johnson/ Johnson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
 
== Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==

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

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Johnson County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Johnson County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 24, 1843
County Seat Paintsville
Courthouse
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Johnson County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Johnson County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1843 1852 1850 1843 1844
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Johnson County Courthouse
Court Street
Paintsville, KY 41240
Phone: 606.789.2550[1]


Johnson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Kentucky Court of Justice, Johnson County has contact information for the Circuit Court Clerk.
Kentucky: State Board of Elections has contact information on all Kentucky County Court Clerks. Scroll down the page to find desired county or use the index at top of page.

Johnson County Kentucky History

Parent County

1843--Johnson County was created 24 February 1842 from Floyd, Lawrence and Morgan Counties.
County seat: Paintsville [3]

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Johnson County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Asa Flat Gap Nippa Thealka
Barnetts Creek Fuget Offutt Thelma
Chandlerville Hagerhill Oil Springs Tutor Key
Chestnut Hargis Paintsville Van Lear
Collista Keaton Redbush Volga
Dawkins Kerz Riceville West Van Lear
Denver Leander Sip Whitehouse
Dobson Manila Sitka Williamsport
East Point Meally Staffordsville Winifred
Elna Nero Swamp Branch Wittensville

Neighboring Counties

Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American

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


Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc.

Our Family Trees From Johnson County and Beyond
Kentucky Biographies, Johnson County, Kentucky

Cemeteries

cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Johnson Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
[KYGENWEBURL KYGenWeb] WorldCat Billion Graves
KYGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Kentucky Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18503,873
18605,30637.0%
18707,49441.2%
18809,15522.2%
189011,02720.4%
190013,73024.5%
191017,48227.3%
192019,62212.2%
193022,96817.1%
194025,77112.2%
195023,846−7.5%
196019,748−17.2%
197017,539−11.2%
198024,43239.3%
199023,248−4.8%
200023,4450.8%
Est. 200923,827[4]1.6%
U.S. Census Bureau[5]

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

Johnson County Kentucky Census Records

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.

Church Records Johnson County Area Churches

Land Records

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.

Johnson County Land Grants
Johnson County Kentucky Land and Tax Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Johnson 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.

Johnson county, Kentucky at Wikipedia

Maps

Military

Johnson County Kentucky Military Information
Johnson County War Memorials
Kentucky in the Revolutionary War. (includes list of soldiers from Johnson County, Kentucky)
Korean War Vets of Johnson county
List of Pensioners, Kentucky Johnson
Records of World War I Veterans
Vietnam War Casualties at Johnson county Genealogy Trails
World War II Johnson Co. Memorial

Civil War

Online Records


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

- 22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia)(Union), Companies E, H, I, and K.
- 22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies H and I.

Newspapers

The Big Sandy News online
The Big Sandy News has bureaus in two area counties
Lawrence County
P.O. Box 766
Louisa, KY 41230
(606) 638-4581
FAX (606) 638-9949

Johnson County
338 Second Street
Paintsville
(606) 788-9962
FAX (606) 788-9952

The Paintsville Herald
P. O. Box 1547
978 Broadway Plaza
Paintsville, KY 41240
Direct: (606) 789-5315
Toll Free: 1-888-788-5315
Fax: (606) 789-9717

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

Obituaries

Probate

Online Probate Records

Johnson County Kentucky Wills

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.

Johnson County 1925 Tax List

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

Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Johnson County Historical Genealogical Society
444 Main Street
PO Box 788
Paintsville, KY 41240
Telephone: 606-789-4355
E-mail:hornejsm@gmail.com
Website

Van Lear Historical Society, Inc.
The Coal Miners' Museum
PO Box 369
Van Lear, KY 41265
Telephone / FAX: 606-789-8540

Johnson County Public Library
444 Main Street
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-4355

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.

Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Johnson County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Johnson County, Kentucky page 271, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Kentucky County Population Estimates Retrieved on 2010-11-2
  5. U.S. Census Bureau Retrieved on 2010-2-27
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 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.