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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Breathitt_County,_Kentucky|Breathitt County]]''
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Guide to '''Breathitt County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Breathitt County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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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#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Breathitt County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[[Image:Breathitt County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]  
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[[Image:Breathitt County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|right|250px]]  
  
[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>  
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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  ==
 
  
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== Breathitt County Kentucky History  ==
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<div style="width: 100%; float: left">
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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>  
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'''1839'''--Breathitt County was&nbsp;created 8 February 1839&nbsp;from [[Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy|Estill]], [[Clay County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clay]] and [[Perry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Perry]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Jackson <ref>''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  ====
  
'''1866, 1873--'''Disasters destroyed most records.  
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'''1866, 1873--'''Disasters destroyed most records.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Breathitt County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Knott County, Kentucky|Knott]]  
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*[[Knott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Knott]]  
*[[Lee County, Kentucky|Lee]]  
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*[[Lee County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lee]]  
*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky|Magoffin]]  
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*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Magoffin]]  
*[[Owsley County, Kentucky|Owsley]]  
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*[[Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy|Owsley]]  
*[[Perry County, Kentucky|Perry]]  
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*[[Perry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Perry]]  
*[[Wolfe County, Kentucky|Wolfe]]
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*[[Wolfe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wolfe]]
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== Breathitt County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kybreathitt.png|thumb|right|200px|Kybreathitt.png]]
  
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
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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|Breathitt}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Breathitt, 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=1001&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/bracken/ KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/breathitt/Breathitt.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/breathitt.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=13 Kentucky Gravestones]
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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|432580|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Breathitt+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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1001 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Breathitt&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Breathitt-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Breathitt county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/index.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions by daddezio.com
  
*[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;
 
*[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://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
*[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://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.
*[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.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.
 
*{{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.
 
*[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.
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
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*[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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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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{{KY Land}}
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[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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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.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://www.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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company G
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*'''1884-1925''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book (1884-1925)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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{{KY Probate Intro}}  
  
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*'''1884-1925''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book (1884-1925)|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)
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://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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{{KY Vital Intro}}
*[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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
*[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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===== Birth  =====
*[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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*'''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  
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*'''1852-1860''' - Breathitt County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C517121}} 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/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Breathitt County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517122}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Breathitt County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517123}} 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/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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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1852-1860''' - Breathitt County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517121}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Breathitt County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517124}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1878''' - Breathitt County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517125}} 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/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 - 1970
 
*[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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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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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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== Breathitt County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Breathitt County Historical Society'''<br>329 Broadway St.<br>Jackson 41339-1040<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybrchs/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Breathitt Co Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>Breathitt Co Public Library<br>1024 College Ave<br>Jackson, KY 41339<br><br>
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- See more at: http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/breathitt-county/#sthash.qu5S4c8O.dpuf
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Breathitt County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/breathitt-county/ Breathitt County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[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]  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky 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.  
*[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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United States
Kentucky
Breathitt County

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

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Breathitt County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Breathitt County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 8, 1839
County Seat Jackson
Courthouse
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Breathitt County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Breathitt County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
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]

Breathitt County Kentucky History

Parent County

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

1866, 1873--Disasters destroyed most records.

Breathitt County Kentucky 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

Breathitt County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Breathitt, 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 Breathitt county cemeteries.

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

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

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

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 Breathitt County, Kentucky Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records


Regiments. Service men in Breathitt County, Kentucky Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Breathitt County, Kentucky Genealogy:

- 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate), Company G

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

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

Obituaries

Probate

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

Birth
  • 1839-1960 - KY Births and Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
  • 1852-1860 - Breathitt County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch C517121 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Breathitt County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517122 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1875 - Breathitt County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517123 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

Breathitt County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Breathitt County Historical Society
329 Broadway St.
Jackson 41339-1040
Website

Breathitt Co Historical and Genealogical Society
Breathitt Co Public Library
1024 College Ave
Jackson, KY 41339

- See more at: http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/breathitt-county/#sthash.qu5S4c8O.dpuf


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.

Breathitt County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Breathitt County Kentucky Genealogy 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).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.