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Guide to '''Harlan County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history, and genealogy''' , birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>{{Click|Image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County| county = Harlan County| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyharlan/ Harlan Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>| county_map = Harlan_County_svg.png| state = Kentucky| state_map = Kentucky.png | founded year = 1819| founded date = January 28| seat wl = Harlan}}
{| style="width:18%; float:right"|-| <center>{{Click|image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky_Online_Genealogy_Records}}</center>|-| <center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016|organized=January 28, 1819|county seat= Harlan |parent county= [[Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Floyd]], [[Knox County , Kentucky Genealogy|Knox]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>|variant spellings=|county1= [[Bell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bell]]|county2= [[Lee County, Virginia Genealogy|Lee (VA)]]|county3= [[Leslie County, Kentucky Genealogy|Leslie]]|county4= [[Letcher County, Kentucky Genealogy|Letcher]]|county5= [[Perry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Perry]]|county6= [[Wise County, Virginia Genealogy|Wise (VA)]]</br><center>[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>|county7=|county8=|county9=|county10=|county courthouse= [[Image:Harlan County, Kentucky Courthouse .JPG|245x245px]]|county location in state= [[Image:Harlan_County_svg.png|185x185px]]|adoption=<center>{{Adoption KYGenWeb}}</center>}}|}<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div>== County Information ==
=== Description ===The County was named for Silas Harlan . The Countyis located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan County, Kentucky" in 's civil records start 'Wikipedia: the following yearsFree Encyclopedia'', "https: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Kentucky."</ref>
=== County Courthouse ==={{KY Courthouse Intro| widthHarlan}}'''Harlan County Courthouse'''<br>205 Central Street<br>PO Box 956<br>Harlan, KY 40831-0956<br>Phone: 606.573.3636<ref name="100%HBG" >''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harlan County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>[http://www.harlancountytrails.com/ Harlan County Website] === Harlan County, Kentucky Record Dates ==={{KY Record Dates Intro|Harlan}}{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="67" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harlan County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 {{PAGENAMEWorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002} Government Records'''}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.</ref></center>
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| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1852 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1820 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1852 | width="1614.62%" align="center" |1821 | width="14.2%" align="center" | 1820 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1820 1829| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 18501810
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="67" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911 are missing. General compliance by 1917.</center>
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[[Image:Harlan County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG=== Record Loss ==={| |thumb-|right'''1863--'''A disaster destroyed some records.<br><br>{{Fire+}}|218px]] }
[http://courts.ky.gov/courts/clerks/Pages/default.aspx?county=== Boundary Changes ==={{KY Boundary Changes Intro|Harlan }}{| |-| *'''1819'''--Harlan County Courthousewas&nbsp;created 28 January 1819&nbsp;from [[Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Floyd]<br>205 Central Street PO Box 956<br>Harlan] and [[Knox County, KY 40831-0956Kentucky Genealogy|Knox]] Counties.<br>Phone*'''County seat: 606.573.3636''' Harlan<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harlan County, Kentucky page 271, . {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>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.
|}== = Populated Places ===For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://kentucky.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,095,c,harlan.cfm Hometown Locator].The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan County , Kentucky History ==," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Kentucky, accessed 14 August 2018.</ref>
{{populated places<!--cities column------------------->| cities-col1=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benham,_Kentucky Benham]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland,_Kentucky Cumberland]</div>| cities-col2=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evarts,_Kentucky Evarts]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan,_Kentucky Harlan] (county seat)</div>| cities-col3=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyall,_Kentucky Loyall]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynch,_Kentucky Lynch]</div><!--towns column-------------------><!--villages column-------------------><!--unincorp column-------------------------------------------------------->| unincorp-col1= Parent County ====<div>* Alva* Bailey Creek*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardo,_Kentucky Bardo]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baxter,_Kentucky Baxter]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito,_Kentucky Benito]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Laurel,_Kentucky Big Laurel]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Bottom,_Kentucky Black Bottom]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackjoe,_Kentucky Blackjoe]* Black Mountain* Blair*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bledsoe,_Kentucky Bledsoe]* Bobs Creek*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookside,_Kentucky Brookside]* Chad*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet,_Kentucky Chevrolet]* Clover* Clover-Darby* Clovertown*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closplint,_Kentucky Closplint]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clutts,_Kentucky Clutts]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coldiron,_Kentucky Coldiron]* Colts*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranks,_Kentucky Cranks]* Crummies* Darkmont* Dillon* Dione* Divide*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dizney,_Kentucky Dizney]</div>
'''1819'''-| unincorp-col2=<div>* Dressen*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draper,_Kentucky Draper]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elcomb,_Kentucky Elcomb]* Farmers Mill*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresh_Meadows,_Kentucky Fresh Meadows]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lejunior,_Kentucky Gano]* Gatun* Georgetown*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Ash,_Kentucky Golden Ash]* Harlan County was&nbsp;created 28 January 1819&nbsp;from Gas*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highsplint,_Kentucky Highsplint]* Hiram*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holmes_Mill,_Kentucky Holmes Mill]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentenia,_Kentucky Kentenia]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kildav,_Kentucky Kildav]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitts,_Kentucky Kitts]* Laden* Layman*[Floyd Countyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenarue, Kentucky Genealogy_Kentucky Lenarue]* Liggett* Longton*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louellen,_Kentucky Louellen]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Helen,_Kentucky Mary Helen]* Martins Fork*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molus,_Kentucky Molus]* Mount Pleasant*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolansburg,_Kentucky Nolansburg]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Mountain,_Kentucky Pine Mountain]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putney,_Kentucky Putney]</div> |Floydunincorp-col3=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redbud,_Kentucky Redbud]* Rex* Rhea*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridgeway,_Kentucky Ridgeway]* Rileyville* Rio Vista* River Ridge*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosspoint,_Kentucky Rosspoint]* Rutherford* Sampson* Sand Hill* Shields* Short Town*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith,_Kentucky Smith]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanfill,_Kentucky Stanfill]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine,_Harlan_County,_Kentucky Sunshine]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacky_Town,_Kentucky Tacky Town] and *[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teetersville,_Kentucky Teetersville]*[Knox Countyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Spot, Kentucky Genealogy|Knox_Kentucky Ten Spot]* Three Point*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_Can_Alley,_Kentucky Tin Can Alley](hist.)*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totz,_Kentucky Totz] Counties* Tremont*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tway,_Kentucky Tway]* Twila*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verda,_Kentucky Verda]* Wilhoit* Woods*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yancey,_Kentucky Yancey]</div><!--census column------------------->| census-col1=<brdiv>'''County seat*[https:'''&nbsp;Harlan //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages,_Kentucky Ages]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cawood,_Kentucky Cawood]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coldiron,_Kentucky Coldiron]<ref name/div>| census-col2="Handybook"<div>''The Handybook for Genealogists*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coxton,_Kentucky Coxton]*[https: United States of America''//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenvir,10th ed_Kentucky Kenvir]*[https://en. (Draperwikipedia.org/wiki/Pathfork, UT_Kentucky Pathfork]</div>| census-col3=<div>*[https:Everton Publishers//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Wallins, 2002)_Kentucky South Wallins]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallins_Creek,_Kentucky Wallins Creek]</refdiv><!--townships column-------------------><!--ghost towns column-------------------> }}
==== Boundary Changes =History Timeline ==={{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Harlan}}
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. == Resources =={{KY Resources Intro|Harlan}}
==== Record Loss =Bible Records ==={{KY Bible Intro|Harlan}}
'''1863--'''A disaster destroyed some records. For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-counties.html#courthouse Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses] === Biographies ==={{KY Biographies Intro|Harlan}}
<br> *[http://www.usbiographies.org/biographies/index.php?358 KY Biographies]
== Harlan County Kentucky Places/Localities = Business, Commerce, and Occupations ==={{KY Business Records Intro|Harlan}}
==== Populated Places =Cemeteries ==={{KY Cemeteries Intro|Harlan}}
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| Ages colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| Coxton | Kenvir | Rileyville<center>'''Cemeteries of Harlan, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
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| Alva width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>| Cranks bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" | | Kilday | Rio Vista*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]*[http://www.usgenwebsites.org/KYHarlan/ KYGenWeb]*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/harlan.html KYGenWeb Archives]*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/harlan.html Tombstone Project]*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=48 Kentucky Gravestones]*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| Bailey Creek width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>| Crummies bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black"|  *{{FHL| Kitts 597082|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}| River Ridge*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Harlan+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| Bardo width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</Cumberland,_Kentucky Cumberland] center>| Laden | Rosspoint|-| Baxter | Darkmont | Layman bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" | Rutherford|-| *[httphttps://enwww.wikipediafindagrave.orgcom/wikicemetery-browse/Benham,_Kentucky Benham] | Dillon | Lenarue | Sampson|-| Benito | Dione | Liggett | Sand Hill|-| Big Laurel | Divide | Longton | Short Town|-| Black Bottom | Dizney | Louellen | Smith|-| Black Mountain | Dressen | [http:USA/Kentucky/en.wikipediaHarlan-County?id=county_1036 Findagrave.org/wiki/Loyall,_Kentucky Loyallcom] | *[httphttps://en.wikipediabilliongraves.orgcom/wikisearch/South_Wallins,_Kentucky South Wallinscemetery Billion Graves]|-| Blackjoe | Elcomb | *[httphttps://enwww.wikipediaaccessgenealogy.orgcom/wikicemetery/Lynch,_Kentucky Lynch] | Stanfill|Harlan-county-kentucky-cemetery-| Blair | [http://en.wikipediarecords.org/wiki/Evarts,_Kentucky Evartshtm Kentucky Cemeteries] | Martins Fork | Sunshine|-| Bledsoe | Farmers Mill | Mary Alice | Tacky Town
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| Bobs Creek | Fresh Meadows | Mary Helen | Teetersville|-| Brookside | Gano | Molus | Ten Spot|-| Cawood | Gatun | {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harlan%2C+Mount+Pleasant|subject|dispcolspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style=Mount Pleasant}} | Three Point|-| Chad | Georgetown | Nolansburg | Tin Can Alley (hist.)|-| Chevrolet | Golden Ash "border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathfork,_Kentucky PathforkKentucky Cemeteries] | Totz|-| Closplint | {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harlan%2C+Harlan|subject|disp=Harlan}} | Pine Mountain | Tremont|-| Clover | Harlan Gas | Putney | Tway|-| Clover-Darby | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highsplint,_Kentucky Highsplint] | Redbud | Twila|-| Clovertown | Hiram | Rex | Verda|-| Clutts | Holmes Mill | Rhea | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki''' for more information</Wallins_Creek,_Kentucky Wallins Creek]|-| Coldiron | Keith | Ridgeway | Woods|-| Colts | Kentenia | | Yanceycenter>
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==== Neighboring Counties ====The following web sites have additional information on Harlan county cemeteries.
*[[Bell Countyhttp://www.interment.net/us/ky/hardin.htm Interment.net], Kentucky Genealogy|Bell<br>]] cemetery records by county.*[[Lee Countyhttp://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction], Virginia|Lee County, Virginia <br>]] Links to cemetery transcriptions*[[Leslie County, Kentucky Genealogy|Leslie <br>]http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] *[[Letcher County, Kentucky Genealogy|Letcher<br>]] The Eastern State Hospital Project*[[Perry http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4022&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=36&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Perry <br>]cemeteries] *[[Wise Countygives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, Virginia|Wise Countyphone number, Virginia]]and web site.
== = Census Records ==={{KY Census Intro|Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Resources }}{{Historical populations|type =USA|heading =Census<div style|footnote ="widthSource: 147%; float[https: left//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Kentucky "Wikipedia.org">.] |1820|1961|1830|2929|1840|3015|1850|4268|1860|5494|1870|4415|1880|5278|1890|6197|1900|9838|1910|10566|1920|31546|1930|64557|1940|75275|1950|71751|1960|51107|1970|37370|1980|41889|1990|36574[[Image:Kyharlan.jpg|thumb2000|right33202|400px2010|Kyharlan.jpg]] 29278}}
==== African Americans ===={{Census|Kentucky}}
The following have information concerning African American research*[http://www.usgwcensus.&nbsp; Both should be usedorg/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850-1930], USGenWeb*[http: //usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm Census Images], USGenWeb*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ KY Census Online], Links to online census records
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the === Church Records ==={{KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project *[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900 *&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records *&nbsp;[[Kentucky MinoritiesChurch Intro|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;Harlan}}
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory], Church Angel*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=== Biographies ====Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ === Court Records ==={{KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies ProjectCourt Intro|Harlan}}
==== Cemeteries ====*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Kentucky Supreme Court Cases], KYGenWeb*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. === Directories ==={{KY Directories Intro|Harlan}}
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/harlan.html Harlan Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp; *[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database] *[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries *[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions *[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project *[http://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 *[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=&CScntryEmigration and Immigration =4&CSst=19&CScnty=1036 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Harlan County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there, *The [[FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] lists {{FHL|597082|subject-idKY Emigration Intro|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Harlan 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=4022&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=36&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Harlan County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
==== Census =Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ==={{KY Ethnic Groups Intro|Harlan}}
{{USCensusPop| 1820= 1961| 1830= 2929| 1840= 3015| 1850= 4268| 1860= 5494| 1870= 4415| 1880= 5278| 1890= 6197| 1900African Americans = 9838| 1910= 10566| 1920= 31546| 1930= 64557| 1940= 75275| 1950= 71751| 1960= 51107| 1970= 37370| 1980= 41889| 1990= 36574| 2000= 33202| estimate= 30783 | estyear= 2008| estref={{KY African Americans Intro| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21095.txtHarlan}}
{{Census*[http://www.usgenwebsites.org/AAGriots/ The KY African American Griots Project]*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records available*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky}} Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips], Hangings in Kentucky 1792-1900
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930 === Funeral Homes ===*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project *[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project *[http://www.census-online.com/links/{{KY/ Census Online] ~ Census OnlineFuneral Homes Intro|Harlan}}
==== Church Genealogies ===={{KY Genealogies Intro|Harlan}}
*'''[Bailey]''' Armstrong, Zella. ''Notable Southern Families.'' Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lookout Publishing Company, 1926. Vol. 3. Digital version at {{KY Church IntroFSbook|1043898}} - free.
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ Church Angel *[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington] = Guardianship ===*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]{{KY Guardianship Intro|Harlan}}
==== Court =Land and Property Records ==={{KY Land Intro|Harlan}}
*[http://www.rootswebsos.ancestryky.comgov/~kygenwebadmin/courtland/courtPages/default.htm Abstracts of Early aspx The KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project *[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; ReferenceLand Office]
==== Genealogy =Local Histories ==={{KY Histories Intro|Harlan}}
*'''[Bailey]''' Armstrong, Zellahttp://www. ''Notable Southern Families.'' Chattanooga, Tennetsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]*[http: Lookout Publishing Company, 1926//search. Volancestry. 3com/search/db. Digital version aspx?dbid=29852 Harlan County, Kentucky] at {{FSbook|1043898}} - free.Ancestry ($)
==== Land Maps and Gazetteers ==={{KY Maps Intro|Harlan}}{{KY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KY Harlan County}}}}*[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/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
=== Migration ==={{KY LandMigration Intro|Harlan}}
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The === Military Records ==={{KY Land Office]Military Intro|Harlan}}
==== Local Histories ====*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~kymil/ Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
==== Civil War ===={{KY HistoryCivil War Intro|Harlan}} '''Online Records*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)*'''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)*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia] ==== World War I ===={{KY World War I Intro|Harlan}}*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29852 Harlan County, Kentucky] at Ancestryusgwarchives.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https:net/ky/familysearch.orgmilitary/locationswwi/centerlocator click hereFallen Soldiers in WWI from KY].</ref>/$)
==== Maps Korean War ===={{KY Korean War Intro|Harlan}}*[http://www.kykinfolk.org/bath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY], KYGenWeb
*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)] === Naturalization and Citizenship ===*[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]{{KY Naturalization Intro|Harlan}}
==== Military =Newspapers ==={{KY Newspapers Intro|Harlan}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestryusnpl.com/~kymil/ Military Resourceskynews.php USNPL, Kentucky] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War *'''1912-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1916017|, Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — newspaper index and imageswith links*[http://usgwarchiveswww.world-newspapers.netcom/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KYkentucky.html World-Newspapers, Kentucky] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from , Kentuckynewspaper index with links*[http://www.rootswebkygenweb.ancestry.comnet/~kybathcounties/koreaukfilm.htm Korean War Memorialhtml Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
==== Miscellaneous ===={{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project === Obituaries ===*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project{{KY Obituaries Intro|Harlan}}
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ Kentucky Footsteps Archives], KYGenWeb*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html Kentucky Obituary Sources], KYGenWeb*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database], Compiled by Charles Browning.*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm Kentucky Obituaries], USGenWeb*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas], African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot], Kentucky Newspaper Citations*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid==== Newspapers ====70050 Obituary Daily Times], Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including *[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Christian Advocate Death Abstracts]
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links === Other Records ===*[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{{KY Other Records Intro|Harlan}}
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}} *[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards], USGenWeb
==== Obituaries =Periodicals ==={{KY Periodicals Intro|Harlan}}
*[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.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries] *[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning. === Probate Records ===*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project *[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources *[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-{{KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations *[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function *[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian AdvocateProbate Intro|Harlan}}
==== '''Online Probate ====Records
{{KY Probate Intro}}  *'''1774–1999''' [http://wwwsearch.usgwarchivesancestry.net/ky/harlan/willscom/book_1search/harlanwillbk1indexdb.txt Index to Will Bookaspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999]<br> *at [http://wwwhome.usgwarchivesancestry.net/ky/harlan/willscom/book_1/ Scanned WillsAncestry] ($) — index and images
*'''1868-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1868-1920)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/wills/book_1/harlanwillbk1index.txt Index to Will Book]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/wills/book_1/ Scanned Wills]
'''Online Probate === School Records''' ==={{KY Schools Intro|Harlan}}
*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate == Tax Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $ ===*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearchKY Tax Intro|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990Harlan}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat==== Taxation 36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records], ====Ancestry ($)
=== Vital Records ==={{KY Tax Vital Intro|Harlan}}
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid==== Vital Records ====26669 Calendar of the Kentucky papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts] at Ancestry ($)
==== Birth ===={{KY Vital Birth Intro|Harlan}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
*'''1839-1960''' - [httphttps://searchwww.ancestryfamilysearch.comorg/search/db.aspx?dbid=26669 Calendar of the collection/1674843 Kentucky papers of the Draper Collection of ManuscriptsBirths and Christenings, 1839-1960] at AncestryFamilySearch*'''1852-1861''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517451}} at FamilySearch - free.com (Free<ref>May be used for free Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locationswiki/en/images/0/0b/centerlocator click here]Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>*'''1874-1875''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517452}} at FamilySearch - free.*'''1911-1912''' - [http://$)www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Birth Index]
==== Marriage ====
{{KY Marriage Intro|Harlan}}
*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state===== Birth =====kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $*'''1785-1979''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674849 Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979] at FamilySearch*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1852-1861''' - Harlan County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517451}} at FamilySearch - free.*'''1875''' - Harlan County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517453}} at FamilySearch - free.*'''1876-1878''' - Harlan County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517454}} at FamilySearch - free.*'''1973-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Marriage Records]*'''1973-2000''' - [https://web.archive.org/web/20151103090615/http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records 1973-2000]
*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search == Death ====*'''1852-1861''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGIKY Death Intro|C517451}} 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> *'''1874-1875''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517452}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
===== Marriage =====*'''1843-1970''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848 Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970] at FamilySearch*'''1911-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1911-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Death Index]*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535 The Social Security Death Index] - Searchable*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions and Images of Kentucky Death Certificates
*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br> *'''1852-1861''' - Harlan County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517451}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" /> = Divorce ====*'''1875''' - Harlan County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGIKY Divorce Intro|M517453}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" /> *'''1876-1878''' - Harlan County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517454}} at FamilySearch - free.*'''1973-2000''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
===== Death =====*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973-1993], University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970Research Facilities ==*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of {{KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - SearchableResearch Facilities Intro|Harlan}}
===== Divorce ==Archives ==={{KY Archives Intro|Harlan}}
*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases=== Family History Centers ==={{Family History Centers Intro}}
== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]=== Libraries ==={{KY Libraries Intro|Harlan}}
==== Family History Centers<br> =Museums ==={{KY Museums Intro|Harlan}}
== Societies =={{FamilySearch Centers KY Societies Intro|Harlan}}
*'''Harlan County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 1498<br>Harlan, KY 40831<br>*'''Harlan Heritage Seekers'''<br>PO Box 853<br>Harlan, KY 40831<br>*'''Harlan County Historical Society Inc'''<br>700 College Road<br>Cumberland, KY 40823<br>Telephone: 606-589-3131<br>*[[Introduction http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to LDS Family History Centers]Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Websites =={{KY Websites Intro|Harlan}}
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/harlan-county/ Harlan County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] *[http://www.rootswebusgenwebsites.ancestry.comorg/~kyharlanKYHarlan/ Harlan County KYGenWeb] *[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/harlan.html Harlan County USGenWeb Archives] *[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 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://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harlan|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} *[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Harlan/ Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Harlan-County.htm Harlan County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
*{{FHL Place IDNum|195396|Kentucky|Harlan}}. Free - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
== Research Guides ==
{{KY Research Guides Intro|Harlan}}
== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy References ==<references /> {{Kentucky|Kentucky}} </div>
[[Category:Harlan_County,_Kentucky]]
 
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