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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[McCreary_County,_Kentucky|McCreary County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[McCreary County, Kentucky|McCreary County]]''  
  
Guide to '''McCreary County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''McCreary 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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{{Click|Image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
{{KYDC}}  
 
 
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
| county = McCreary County
 
| county = McCreary County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/ McCreary Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.org/mccreary/ McCreary Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = McCreary_County_svg.png
 
| county_map = McCreary_County_svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Adair County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Adair County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]</center>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1912</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1912</center>  
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[[Image:{{KYMcCrearycourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYMcCrearycourthouse}}]]  
  
[http://mccrearyrecord.com/ McCreary County Courthouse]<br>Main Street PO Box 699<br>Whitley City, KY 42653<br>Phone: 606.376.2411<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McCreary County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://courts.ky.gov/courts/clerks/Pages/default.aspx?county=McCreary McCreary County Courthouse]<br>Main Street PO Box 699<br>Whitley City, KY 42653<br>Phone: 606.376.2411<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McCreary County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1912'''--McCreary County was created 12 March 1912&nbsp;from [[Whitley County, Kentucky|Whitley]], [[Pulaski County, Kentucky|Pulaski]] and [[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Whitley City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1912'''--McCreary County was created 12 March 1912&nbsp;from [[Whitley County, Kentucky Genealogy|Whitley]], [[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pulaski]] and [[Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wayne]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Whitley City <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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'''1927, 1951''' Courthouse disasters destroyed some records.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*[[Campbell County, Tennessee|Campbell County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Campbell County, Tennessee|Campbell County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Laurel County, Kentucky|Laurel]]  
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*[[Laurel County, Kentucky Genealogy|Laurel]]  
 
*[[Pickett County, Tennessee|Pickett County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Pickett County, Tennessee|Pickett County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky|Pulaski]]  
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*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pulaski]]  
 
*[[Scott County, Tennessee|Scott County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Scott County, Tennessee|Scott County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne]]  
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*[[Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wayne]]  
*[[Whitley County, Kentucky|Whitley]]
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*[[Whitley County, Kentucky Genealogy|Whitley]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kymccreary.png|thumb|right|400px|Kymccreary.png]]  
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[[Image:Kymccreary.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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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.  
 
*[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=1062 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;McCreary County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1062 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;McCreary County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|591743|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;McCreary&nbsp; 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://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|591743|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;McCreary&nbsp; 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=4164&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=41&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;McCreary&nbsp; 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=4164&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=41&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;McCreary&nbsp; 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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| 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=1062&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|591743|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=1062 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://kykinfolk.org/mccreary/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm KYGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+McCreary+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=McCreary&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/mccreary/cemetery.htm KYGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/mccreary.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=McCreary&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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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
==== [http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/churches.html Church====
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==== Church ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/estate.html Estate Records]<br>**[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/wills.htm Wills]  
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*[http://kykinfolk.org/mccreary/estate.html Estate Records]<br>
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*[http://kykinfolk.org/mccreary/wills.htm Wills]  
 
*[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]
  
 
==== 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  ====
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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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==== 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]
  
==== [http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/military/military1.html Military] ====
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==== Military]====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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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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:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company C
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=====World War I=====
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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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=====Korean War=====
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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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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
==== [http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/news/news.htm Newspapers] ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/obits/obits.htm Obits]  
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*[hhttp://kykinfolk.org/mccreary/obits/obits.htm Obits]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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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  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/births/births.htm Births]
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/mccreary/deaths.html Deaths] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/deaths/deathcert.htm Death Certificates]&nbsp;
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/marriages/marriages.htm Marriages]
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===== Births =====
*[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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*[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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*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843?collectionNameFilter=false KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
*[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://kykinfolk.org/mccreary/births/births.htm Births]
*[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://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
*[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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===== Marriages =====
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*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674849?collectionNameFilter=false 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
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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://kykinfolk.org/mccreary/marriages/marriages.htm Marriages]
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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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===== Deaths =====
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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848?collectionNameFilter=false KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.org/mccreary/deaths.html Deaths]
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*[http://kykinfolk.org/mccreary/deaths/deathcert.htm Death Certificates]
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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
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
 
*[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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''McCreary County History and Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 400<br>Whitley City, KY. 42653-044<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  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
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Guide to McCreary County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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McCreary County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting McCreary County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 12, 1912
County Seat Whitley City
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Land
Probate
1912
1912
1912
1920
1912
1912
McCreary County Courthouse, Whitley City, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

McCreary County Courthouse
Main Street PO Box 699
Whitley City, KY 42653
Phone: 606.376.2411[1]

History

Parent County

1912--McCreary County was created 12 March 1912 from Whitley, Pulaski and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Whitley City [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

1927, 1951 Courthouse disasters destroyed some records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Barthell Flat Rock Nevelsville Stearns
Bauer Funston Oz Strunk
Beulah Heights Gilreath Pine Knot White Oak Junction
Big South Fork (hist.) Greenwood Revelo Whitley City
Blue Heron Hickory Grove Sawyer Wiborg
Camargo Hill Top Silerville Worley
Co-Operative Hollyhill Slavans Yamacraw
Creekmore Honeybee Smith Town
Fidelity Marshes Siding

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

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


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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
192011,676
193014,62725.3%
194016,45112.5%
195016,6601.3%
196012,463−25.2%
197012,5480.7%
198015,63424.6%
199015,603−0.2%
200017,0809.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21147.txt

For tips on accessing McCreary 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

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 McCreary 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 McCreary 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 McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy:

- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company C
World War I
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the McCreary 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 McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the McCreary 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

Births


Marriages


Deaths


Divorce
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Societies and Libraries

McCreary County History and Genealogical Society
PO Box 400
Whitley City, KY. 42653-044

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.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McCreary County, Kentucky page 273, 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).