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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Whitley_County,_Kentucky|Whitley County]]''
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Guide to '''Whitley 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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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Whitley County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Whitley County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Whitley County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Whitley County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Whitley County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Whitley County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Whitley County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Whitley County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Whitley County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Whitley County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Whitley County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]</center>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Whitley County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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[http://www.whitleycountyfiscalcourt.com/ Whitley County Courthouse]<br>Main Street PO Box 8<br>Williamsburg, KY 40769<br>Phone: 606.549.6002<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitley County, Kentucky page 276, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.whitleycountyfiscalcourt.com/ Whitley County Courthouse]<br>Main Street PO Box 8<br>Williamsburg, KY 40769<br>Phone: 606.549.6002<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitley County, Kentucky page 276, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== History  ==
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== Whitley County Kentucky History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1818--'''Whitley County was created 17 January 1818&nbsp;from [[Knox County, Kentucky|Knox ]]County.<br>'''County seat: '''Williamsburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1818--'''Whitley County was created 17 January 1818&nbsp;from [[Knox County, Kentucky Genealogy|Knox ]]County.<br>'''County seat: '''Williamsburg <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  ====
  
'''1930--'''A disaster destroyed most of the records.  
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'''1930--'''A disaster destroyed most of the records.
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
  
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== Whitley County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bell County, Kentucky|Bell]]  
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*[[Bell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bell]]  
 
*[[Campbell County, Tennessee|Campbell County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Campbell County, Tennessee|Campbell County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Claiborne County, Tennessee|Claiborne County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Claiborne County, Tennessee|Claiborne County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Knox County, Kentucky|Knox<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231349124078_18" />]]  
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*[[Knox County, Kentucky Genealogy|Knox<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231349124078_18" />]]  
*[[Laurel County, Kentucky|Laurel]]  
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*[[Laurel County, Kentucky Genealogy|Laurel]]  
*[[McCreary County, Kentucky|McCreary]]
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*[[McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy|McCreary]]
 
 
== Quick Dates  ==
 
 
 
Casey County's civil records start the following years:
 
 
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Casey County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
 
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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== Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kywhitley.png|thumb|right|200px]]
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Whitley}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Whitley, 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=1106&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://kykinfolk.org/whitley/cemetery/cemeteries.html KYGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/whitley/cemetery.htm KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/whitley.html Tombstone Project]
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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|457907|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Whitley+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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*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1106 Findagrave.com]
  
*[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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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Whitley&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1106 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Whitley County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Whitley-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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*[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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The following web sites have additional information on Whitley county cemeteries.
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/whitley.html Whitley 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://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists some&nbsp;{{FHL|457907|subject-id|disp=records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Whitley 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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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Whitley.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4392&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Whitley 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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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4392&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Whitley County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and website.
  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp;&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
 
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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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]
  
 
==== 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}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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*[http://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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=====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://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]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51208 Corbin Times (Corbin, 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>/$)
 
*[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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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51209 Corbin Times Tribune (Corbin, Kentucky)] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
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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
 
*'''1818-1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 7 (1818-1967)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1818-1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 7 (1818-1967)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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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
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*'''1852-1860''' - Whitley County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C518071}} 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/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Whitley County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C518072}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Whitley County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C518073}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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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===== Marriage  =====
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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<br>
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*'''1852-1860''' - Whitley County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M518071}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Whitley County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M518074}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1877''' - Whitley County Marriage Index 1876-1877. Batch {{IGI|M518075}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848?collectionNameFilter=false KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
 
*[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://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 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  
*[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
 
*[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
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; 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
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== Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Whitley County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br> Old Williamsburg Depot<br>529 Main Street<br>Williamsburg, KY<br>Telephone: 606-549-7089<br><br>
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'''Whitley County Historical Genealogy Society and Museum'''<br>PO Box 536<br>Williamsburg, Ky 40769<br>Telephone: 606-549-7089<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kywchgsm/index.html?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
  
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'''Corbin Genealogical Society'''<br>99 Boone Avenue<br>Corbin, Kentucky 40701<br>[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~peteselv/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
 
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== Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
 
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/whitley-county/ Whitley County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Whitley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Whitley/ http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Whitley/]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Whitley/ http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Whitley/]  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Whitley-County.htm Whitley County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
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Latest revision as of 21:37, 28 February 2017

United States
Kentucky


Whitley County


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

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Whitley County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Whitley County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 17, 1818
County Seat Williamsburg
Courthouse
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Beginning Dates for Whitley County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Land
Probate
1852
1852
1852
1820
1818
1818
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Whitley County Courthouse
Main Street PO Box 8
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Phone: 606.549.6002[1]

Whitley County Kentucky History

Parent County

1818--Whitley County was created 17 January 1818 from Knox County.
County seat: Williamsburg [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

1930--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Whitley County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Ayers Fairview Lucky Savoy
Balltown Gatliff Mountain Ash Saxton
Bon Gausdale Nevisdale Siler
Carpenter Goins Packard Verne
Clio Goldbug Pearl Walden
Corbin Grove Perkins Williamsburg
Dal Highland Park Pleasant View Wofford
Dixie Julip Rain Woodbine
Duckrun Liberty Red Ash Yaden
Emlyn Lot Redbird Youngs Creek
Faber Louden Rockholds

Neighboring Counties

Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American

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

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Whitley, 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 Whitley county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1820 2,340
1830 3,806 62.6%
1840 4,673 22.8%
1850 7,447 59.4%
1860 7,762 4.2%
1870 8,278 6.6%
1880 12,000 45.0%
1890 17,590 46.6%
1900 25,015 42.2%
1910 31,982 27.9%
1920 27,749 −13.2%
1930 29,730 7.1%
1940 33,186 11.6%
1950 31,940 −3.8%
1960 25,815 −19.2%
1970 24,145 −6.5%
1980 33,396 38.3%
1990 33,326 −0.2%
2000 35,865 7.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Whitley County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

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 Whitley 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

World War I
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers


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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Whitley County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Whitley 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 Whitley County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Whitley County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records


Birth
  • 1839-1960 - KY Births and Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
  • 1852-1860 - Whitley County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch C518071 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1874 - Whitley County Birth Index 1874. Batch C518072 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1875 - Whitley County Birth Index 1875. Batch C518073 at FamilySearch - free.
  • Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
Marriage
Death
Divorce
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Whitley County Historical and Genealogical Society
Old Williamsburg Depot
529 Main Street
Williamsburg, KY
Telephone: 606-549-7089


Whitley County Historical Genealogy Society and Museum
PO Box 536
Williamsburg, Ky 40769
Telephone: 606-549-7089
Website

Corbin Genealogical Society
99 Boone Avenue
Corbin, Kentucky 40701
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.

Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Whitley County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitley County, Kentucky page 276, 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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.

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