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{{stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Kentucky|Kentucky]] > Breathitt County''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Breathitt_County,_Kentucky|Breathitt County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Breathitt County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.kykinfolk.com/breathitt/ Breathitt Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Breathitt_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1839
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| founded date = February 8
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| seat wl = Jackson
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}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1884
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|-
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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|}
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[[Image:Breathitt County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
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[http://www.breathittcounty.ky.gov/ Breathitt County Courthouse]<br>1127 Main Street<br>Jackson, KY 41339-1194<br>Phone: 606.666.3810<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Breathitt County, Kentucky page 268, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1839'''--Breathitt County was&nbsp;created 8 February 1839&nbsp;from [[Estill County, Kentucky|Estill]], [[Clay County, Kentucky|Clay]] and [[Perry County, Kentucky|Perry]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Jackson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1866, 1873--'''Disasters destroyed most records.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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| Altro
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| Guerrant
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| Mountain Valley
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| Simpson
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|-
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| Barwick
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| Haddix
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| Ned
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| Stevenson
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|-
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| Bays
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| Hardshell
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| Noble
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| Talbert
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|-
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| Beech
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| Houston
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| Noctor
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| Taulbee
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|-
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| Canoe
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| Hurst
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| Oakdale
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| Turkey
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|-
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| Chenowee
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Breathitt%2C+Jackson|subject|disp=Jackson}}
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| Panhandle
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| Vancleve
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|-
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Breathitt%2C+Clayhole|subject|disp=Clayhole}}
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| Jetts Creek
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| Paxton
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| War Creek
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|-
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| Copebranch
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| Keck
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| Portsmouth
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| Watts
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|-
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| Crockettsville
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| Kragon
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| Press
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| Wells Fork
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|-
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| Dalesburg
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| Lambric
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Breathitt%2C+Quicksand|subject|disp=Quicksand}}
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| Whick
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|-
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| Elkatawa
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| Lawson
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| Rock Lick
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| Widecreek
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|-
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| Evanston
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| Little
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| Roosevelt
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| Wilhurst
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|-
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| Fivemile
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| Lost Creek
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| Rousseau
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| Wilstacy
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|-
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| Flintville
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| Lunah
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| Sebastains Branch
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| Wolverine
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|-
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| Frozen Creek
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| Moct
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| Sewell
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|-
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| Guage
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| Morris Fork
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| Shoulderblade
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|}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Knott County, Kentucky|Knott]]
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*[[Lee County, Kentucky|Lee]]
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*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky|Magoffin]]
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*[[Owsley County, Kentucky|Owsley]]
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*[[Perry County, Kentucky|Perry]]
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*[[Wolfe County, Kentucky|Wolfe]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African Americans  ====
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''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky African Americans|Kentucky African Americans]]''
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bracken.html Bracken 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;
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[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
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=995 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Bracken County ]and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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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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*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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*{{FHL|540753|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Bell 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.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3722&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Bell 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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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1840= 2195
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| 1850= 3785
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| 1860= 4980
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| 1870= 5672
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| 1880= 7742
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| 1890= 8705
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| 1900= 14322
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| 1910= 17540
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| 1920= 20614
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| 1930= 21143
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| 1940= 23946
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| 1950= 19964
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| 1960= 15490
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| 1970= 14221
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| 1980= 17004
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| 1990= 15703
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| 2000= 16100
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| estimate=
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| estyear=
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| estref=
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21025.txt
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}}
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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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
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Jett]''' Jett, C. Otis. ''The Genealogy of the Breathitt, Clay and Madison County, Kentucky Branch of the Jett Family''. Georgetown, Ky.: I.L. Jett, 1988. {{FHL|470135|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 J51j}}
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1884-1925''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book (1884-1925)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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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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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[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 &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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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
*Family History Library Catalog. Salt Lake City, Utah.
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[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.
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*[http://usgenweb.org] USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Boone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Boone/ Boone County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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<references />
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{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}
  
 
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Breathitt County, Kentucky
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Founded February 8, 1839
County Seat Jackson
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Breathitt County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1873 1852 1840 1873 1884
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Breathitt County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Breathitt County Courthouse
1127 Main Street
Jackson, KY 41339-1194
Phone: 606.666.3810[1]

History

Parent County

1839--Breathitt County was created 8 February 1839 from Estill, Clay and Perry Counties.
County seat: Jackson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1866, 1873--Disasters destroyed most records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Altro Guerrant Mountain Valley Simpson
Barwick Haddix Ned Stevenson
Bays Hardshell Noble Talbert
Beech Houston Noctor Taulbee
Canoe Hurst Oakdale Turkey
Chenowee Jackson Panhandle Vancleve
Clayhole Jetts Creek Paxton War Creek
Copebranch Keck Portsmouth Watts
Crockettsville Kragon Press Wells Fork
Dalesburg Lambric Quicksand Whick
Elkatawa Lawson Rock Lick Widecreek
Evanston Little Roosevelt Wilhurst
Fivemile Lost Creek Rousseau Wilstacy
Flintville Lunah Sebastains Branch Wolverine
Frozen Creek Moct Sewell
Guage Morris Fork Shoulderblade

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18402,195
18503,78572.4%
18604,98031.6%
18705,67213.9%
18807,74236.5%
18908,70512.4%
190014,32264.5%
191017,54022.5%
192020,61417.5%
193021,1432.6%
194023,94613.3%
195019,964−16.6%
196015,490−22.4%
197014,221−8.2%
198017,00419.6%
199015,703−7.7%
200016,1002.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21025.txt

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Jett] Jett, C. Otis. The Genealogy of the Breathitt, Clay and Madison County, Kentucky Branch of the Jett Family. Georgetown, Ky.: I.L. Jett, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 J51j

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Breathitt County, Kentucky page 268, 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).