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Guide to '''Harlan County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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Guide to '''Harlan County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{{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
 
}}
 
  
=== Harlan County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
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{| style="width:18%; float:right"
 
 
Harlan County's civil records start the following years:
 
 
 
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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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<center>{{Click|image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky_Online_Genealogy_Records}}</center>
 
|-
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
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|  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''
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|organized= January 28, 1819
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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|county seat= Harlan
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
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|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>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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|variant spellings=
|-
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|county1= [[Bell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bell]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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|county2= [[Lee County, Virginia Genealogy|Lee (VA)]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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|county3= [[Leslie County, Kentucky Genealogy|Leslie]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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|county4= [[Letcher County, Kentucky Genealogy|Letcher]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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|county5= [[Perry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Perry]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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|county6= [[Wise County, Virginia Genealogy|Wise (VA)]]</br><center>[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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|county7=
|-
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|county8=
| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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|county9=
|}
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image:Harlan County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:Harlan_County_svg.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption= <center>{{Adoption KYGenWeb}}</center>
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|}</center>
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<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div>
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== County Information ==
  
[[Image:Harlan County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|218px]]  
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KY Courthouse Intro|Harlan}}
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'''Harlan County Courthouse'''<br>205 Central Street<br>PO Box 956<br>Harlan, KY 40831-0956<br>Phone: 606.573.3636<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>[http://www.harlancountytrails.com/ Harlan County Website]
  
[http://courts.ky.gov/courts/clerks/Pages/default.aspx?county=Harlan Harlan County Courthouse]<br>205 Central Street PO Box 956<br>Harlan, KY 40831-0956<br>Phone: 606.573.3636<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>
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=== Harlan County, Kentucky Record Dates ===
 
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{{KY Record Dates Intro|Harlan}}
== Harlan County Kentucky History  ==
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1819'''--Harlan County was&nbsp;created 28 January 1819&nbsp;from [[Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Floyd]] and [[Knox County, Kentucky Genealogy|Knox]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Harlan <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes ====
 
 
 
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  ====
 
 
 
'''1863--'''A disaster destroyed some records.
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
== Harlan County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"  class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Ages
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
| Coxton
 
| Kenvir
 
| Rileyville
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Alva
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| Cranks
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| Kilday
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| Rio Vista
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
|-
 
|-
| Bailey Creek
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| Crummies
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
| Kitts
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| River Ridge
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
 
|-
 
|-
| Bardo
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland,_Kentucky Cumberland]
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|}
| Laden
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=== Record Loss ===
| Rosspoint
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{|  
|-
 
| Baxter
 
| Darkmont
 
| Layman
 
| Rutherford
 
|-
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyall,_Kentucky Loyall]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Wallins,_Kentucky South Wallins]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Blackjoe
 
| Elcomb
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynch,_Kentucky Lynch]
 
| Stanfill
 
|-
 
| Blair
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evarts,_Kentucky Evarts]
 
| Martins Fork
 
| Sunshine
 
|-
 
| Bledsoe
 
| Farmers Mill
 
| Mary Alice
 
| Tacky Town
 
|-
 
| Bobs Creek
 
| Fresh Meadows
 
| Mary Helen
 
| Teetersville
 
|-
 
| Brookside
 
| Gano
 
| Molus
 
| Ten Spot
 
|-
 
| Cawood
 
| Gatun
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harlan%2C+Mount+Pleasant|subject|disp=Mount Pleasant}}
 
| Three Point
 
|-
 
| Chad
 
| Georgetown
 
| Nolansburg
 
| Tin Can Alley (hist.)
 
|-
 
| Chevrolet
 
| Golden Ash
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathfork,_Kentucky Pathfork]
 
| 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/Wallins_Creek,_Kentucky Wallins Creek]
 
|-
 
| Coldiron
 
| Keith
 
| Ridgeway
 
| Woods
 
|-
 
| Colts
 
| Kentenia
 
 
|  
 
|  
| Yancey
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'''1863--'''A disaster destroyed some records.<br><br>
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{{Fire+}}
 
|}
 
|}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KY Boundary Changes Intro|Harlan}}
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{|
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|-
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|
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*'''1819'''--Harlan County was&nbsp;created 28 January 1819&nbsp;from [[Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Floyd]] and [[Knox County, Kentucky Genealogy|Knox]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Harlan<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><br>
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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.
  
*[[Bell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bell<br>]]
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|}
*[[Lee County, Virginia|Lee County, Virginia <br>]]
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=== Populated Places ===
*[[Leslie County, Kentucky Genealogy|Leslie <br>]]
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{{KY Populated Places Intro|Harlan}}
*[[Letcher County, Kentucky Genealogy|Letcher<br>]]
 
*[[Perry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Perry <br>]]
 
*[[Wise County, Virginia|Wise County, Virginia]]
 
  
== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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{| width="60%"
<div style="width: 100%; float: left">
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|-
[[Image:Kyharlan.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Kyharlan.jpg]]  
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| valign="top" width="20%"|
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* Ages
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* Alva
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* Bailey Creek
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* Bardo
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* Baxter
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benham,_Kentucky Benham]
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* Benito
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* Big Laurel
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* Black Bottom
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* Black Mountain
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* Blackjoe
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* Blair
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* Bledsoe
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* Bobs Creek
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* Brookside
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* Cawood
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* Chad
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* Chevrolet
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* Closplint
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* Clover
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* Clover-Darby
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* Clovertown
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* Clutts
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* Coldiron
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* Colts
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* Coxton
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* Cranks
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* Crummies
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland,_Kentucky Cumberland]
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* Darkmont
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* Dillon
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* Dione
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* Divide
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* Dizney
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| valign="top" width="20%"|
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* Dressen
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* Elcomb
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evarts,_Kentucky Evarts]
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* Farmers Mill
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* Fresh Meadows
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* Gano
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* Gatun
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* Georgetown
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* Golden Ash
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* Harlan Gas
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* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harlan%2C+Harlan|subject|disp=Harlan}}
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highsplint,_Kentucky Highsplint]
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* Hiram
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* Holmes Mill
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* Keith
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* Kentenia
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* Kenvir
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* Kilday
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* Kitts
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* Laden
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* Layman
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* Lenarue
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* Liggett
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* Longton
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* Louellen
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyall,_Kentucky Loyall]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynch,_Kentucky Lynch]
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* Martins Fork
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* Mary Alice
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* Mary Helen
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* Molus
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* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harlan%2C+Mount+Pleasant|subject|disp=Mount Pleasant}}
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* Nolansburg
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| valign="top" width="20%"|
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathfork,_Kentucky Pathfork]
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* Pine Mountain
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* Putney
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* Redbud
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* Rex
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* Rhea
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* Ridgeway
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* Rileyville
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* Rio Vista
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* River Ridge
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* Rosspoint
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* Rutherford
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* Sampson
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* Sand Hill
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* Short Town
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* Smith
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Wallins,_Kentucky South Wallins]
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* Stanfill
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* Sunshine
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* Tacky Town
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* Teetersville
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* Ten Spot
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* Three Point
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* Tin Can Alley (hist.)
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* Totz
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* Tremont
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* Tway
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* Twila
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* Verda
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallins_Creek,_Kentucky Wallins Creek]
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* Woods
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* Yancey
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|}
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== African Americans  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KY Resources Intro|Harlan}}
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KY Bible Intro|Harlan}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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=== Biographies  ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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{{KY Biographies Intro|Harlan}}
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
 
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
 
  
==== Biographies ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies], Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
 
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{{KY Business Records Intro|Harlan}}
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
 
{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Harlan}}
 
{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Harlan}}
  
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|-
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |  
  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1036&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1036&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyharlan/ KYGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyharlan/ KYGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/harlan.html KYGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/harlan.html KYGenWeb Archives]
 
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/harlan.html Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/harlan.html Tombstone Project]
 
 
*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=48 Kentucky Gravestones]
 
*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=48 Kentucky Gravestones]
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black"|
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black"|  
  
 
*{{FHL|597082|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|597082|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Harlan+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Harlan+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |  
  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1036 Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1036 Findagrave.com]
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Harlan&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Harlan&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Harlan-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Harlan-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
 
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The following web sites have additional information on Harlan county cemeteries.
 
The following web sites have additional information on Harlan county cemeteries.
  
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/hardin.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/hardin.htm Interment.net], Kentucky cemetery records by county.
 
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction], Links to cemetery transcriptions
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten], The Eastern State Hospital Project
 
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
 
 
 
*[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.
 
*[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 ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KY Census Intro|Harlan}}
  
 
{{USCensusPop
 
{{USCensusPop
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| 1990= 36574
 
| 1990= 36574
 
| 2000= 33202
 
| 2000= 33202
| estimate= 30783  
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| estimate= 30783
 
| estyear= 2008
 
| estyear= 2008
 
| estref=
 
| estref=
 
| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21095.txt
 
| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21095.txt
}}  
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}}
  
{{Census|Kentucky}}  
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850-1930], USGenWeb
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm Census Images], USGenWeb
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ KY Census Online], Links to online census records
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KY Church Intro|Harlan}}
  
{{KY Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory], Church Angel
 
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
*[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]  
 
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
==== Court ====
+
=== Court Records ===
 +
{{KY Court Intro|Harlan}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
+
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Kentucky Supreme Court Cases], KYGenWeb
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
==== Genealogy ====
+
=== Directories ===
 +
{{KY Directories Intro|Harlan}}
 +
 
 +
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 +
{{KY Emigration Intro|Harlan}}
 +
 
 +
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{KY Ethnic Groups Intro|Harlan}}
 +
 
 +
==== African Americans ====
 +
{{KY African Americans Intro|Harlan}}
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ 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
 +
 
 +
=== Funeral Homes ===
 +
{{KY Funeral Homes Intro|Harlan}}
 +
 
 +
=== Genealogies  ===
 +
{{KY Genealogies Intro|Harlan}}
  
 
*'''[Bailey]''' Armstrong, Zella. ''Notable Southern Families.'' Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lookout Publishing Company, 1926. Vol. 3. Digital version at {{FSbook|1043898}} - free.
 
*'''[Bailey]''' Armstrong, Zella. ''Notable Southern Families.'' Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lookout Publishing Company, 1926. Vol. 3. Digital version at {{FSbook|1043898}} - free.
  
==== Land  ====
+
=== Guardianship ===
 +
{{KY Guardianship Intro|Harlan}}
  
{{KY Land}}  
+
=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{KY Land Intro|Harlan}}
  
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
==== Local Histories ====
+
=== Local Histories ===
 
+
{{KY Histories Intro|Harlan}}
{{KY History}}  
 
 
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29852 Harlan County, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
 
  
==== Maps  ====
+
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29852 Harlan County, Kentucky] at Ancestry ($)
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]  
+
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
+
{{KY Maps Intro|Harlan}}
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[[Image:Kyharlan.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Kyharlan.jpg]]
 +
*[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]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
==== Military  ====
+
=== Migration ===
 +
{{KY Migration Intro|Harlan}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
+
=== Military Records ===
 +
{{KY Military Intro|Harlan}}
  
=====Civil War=====
+
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
  
'''Online Records'''
+
==== Civil War ====
 +
{{KY Civil 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|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''' - {{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://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
+
*'''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://search.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
 
*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
=====World War I=====
+
==== World War I ====
 +
{{KY World War I Intro|Harlan}}
 +
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY]
 +
 
 +
==== Korean War ====
 +
{{KY Korean War Intro|Harlan}}
 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY], KYGenWeb
  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
+
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{KY Naturalization Intro|Harlan}}
  
=====Korean War=====
+
=== Newspapers ===
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
+
{{KY Newspapers Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Miscellaneous  ====
+
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php USNPL, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
 +
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html World-Newspapers, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]
  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
+
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
 
  
==== Newspapers  ====
+
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{KY Obituaries Intro|Harlan}}
  
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
+
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ Kentucky Footsteps Archives], KYGenWeb
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
+
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html Kentucky Obituary Sources], KYGenWeb
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
+
*[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
 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times], Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
 +
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Christian Advocate Death Abstracts]
  
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}  
+
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{KY Other Records Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
+
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards], USGenWeb
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
+
=== Periodicals ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
+
{{KY Periodicals Intro|Harlan}}
*[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.
 
*[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 Advocate
 
  
==== Probate ====
+
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{KY Probate Intro|Harlan}}
  
{{KY Probate Intro}}
+
'''Online Probate Records
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/wills/book_1/harlanwillbk1index.txt Index to Will Book]<br>
+
*'''1727–1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/wills/book_1/ Scanned Wills]  
+
*'''1774–1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) — index and images
 
*'''1868-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1868-1920)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''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 Records'''
+
=== School Records ===
 
+
{{KY Schools Intro|Harlan}}
*'''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 $
 
*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
  
==== Taxation  ====
+
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{KY Tax Intro|Harlan}}
  
{{KY Tax Intro}}
+
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records],  Ancestry ($)
  
==== Vital Records ====
+
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{KY Vital Intro|Harlan}}
  
{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]  
+
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26669 Calendar of the Kentucky papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts] at Ancestry ($)
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26669 Calendar of the Kentucky papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
+
==== Birth ====
 +
{{KY Birth Intro|Harlan}}
  
 
+
*'''1839-1960''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843 Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960] at FamilySearch
===== Birth  =====
+
*'''1852-1861''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517451}} 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/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>
 
 
*'''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
 
*'''1852-1861''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517451}} 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/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>  
 
 
*'''1874-1875''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517452}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1874-1875''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517452}} at FamilySearch - free.
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
+
*'''1911-1912''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Birth Index]
  
===== Marriage =====
+
==== Marriage ====
 +
{{KY Marriage Intro|Harlan}}
  
 
*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''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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*'''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<br>
+
*'''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.</ref>
+
*'''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.</ref>
+
*'''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.
 
*'''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
+
*'''1973-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Marriage Records]
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
+
*'''1973-2000''' - [https://web.archive.org/web/20151103090615/http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records 1973-2000]
  
===== Death =====
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==== Death ====
 +
{{KY Death Intro|Harlan}}
  
*'''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
+
*'''1843-1970''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848 Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970] at FamilySearch
 
*'''1911-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1911-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[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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*'''1911-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Death Index]
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
+
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535 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
+
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions and Images of Kentucky Death Certificates
  
===== Divorce =====
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{KY Divorce Intro|Harlan}}
  
*'''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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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973-1993], University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{KY Research Facilities Intro|Harlan}}
  
'''Harlan County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 1498<br>Harlan KY 40831<br><br>
+
=== Archives ===
 +
{{KY Archives Intro|Harlan}}
  
'''Harlan Heritage Seekers'''<br>PO Box 853<br>Harlan KY 40831<br><br>
+
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
'''Harlan County Historical Society Inc'''<br>700 College Road<br>Cumberland, KY 40823<br>Telephone: 606-589-3131<br><br>
+
*[[Introduction to LDS 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}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
+
== Societies ==
 +
{{KY Societies Intro|Harlan}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
+
*'''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>
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
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== Websites ==
 +
{{KY Websites Intro|Harlan}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/harlan-county/ Harlan County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
+
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/harlan-county/ Harlan County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyharlan/ Harlan County KYGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyharlan/ Harlan County KYGenWeb]
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/harlan.html Harlan County USGenWeb Archives]  
+
*[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://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives]
*[http://usgenweb.org The 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://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}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Harlan/ Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[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)
 
*[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}}
 +
 +
== References ==
 +
<references />
  
== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
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{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}
<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}} </div>
 
 
[[Category:Harlan_County,_Kentucky]]
 
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Revision as of 16:02, 16 May 2018

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

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County Facts
County seat: Harlan
Organized: January 28, 1819
Parent County(s): Floyd, Knox[1]
Neighboring Counties
Bell  • Lee (VA)  • Leslie  • Letcher  • Perry  • Wise (VA)
See County Maps
Courthouse
Harlan County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
Location Map
Harlan County svg.png
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Harlan County Courthouse
205 Central Street
PO Box 956
Harlan, KY 40831-0956
Phone: 606.573.3636[2]
Harlan County Website

Harlan County, Kentucky Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1852 1820 1852 1820 1850 1820
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1863--A disaster destroyed some records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1819--Harlan County was created 28 January 1819 from Floyd and Knox Counties.
  • County seat: Harlan[3]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Harlan County, Kentucky:

  • Ages
  • Alva
  • Bailey Creek
  • Bardo
  • Baxter
  • Benham
  • Benito
  • Big Laurel
  • Black Bottom
  • Black Mountain
  • Blackjoe
  • Blair
  • Bledsoe
  • Bobs Creek
  • Brookside
  • Cawood
  • Chad
  • Chevrolet
  • Closplint
  • Clover
  • Clover-Darby
  • Clovertown
  • Clutts
  • Coldiron
  • Colts
  • Coxton
  • Cranks
  • Crummies
  • Cumberland
  • Darkmont
  • Dillon
  • Dione
  • Divide
  • Dizney
  • Dressen
  • Elcomb
  • Evarts
  • Farmers Mill
  • Fresh Meadows
  • Gano
  • Gatun
  • Georgetown
  • Golden Ash
  • Harlan Gas
  • Harlan
  • Highsplint
  • Hiram
  • Holmes Mill
  • Keith
  • Kentenia
  • Kenvir
  • Kilday
  • Kitts
  • Laden
  • Layman
  • Lenarue
  • Liggett
  • Longton
  • Louellen
  • Loyall
  • Lynch
  • Martins Fork
  • Mary Alice
  • Mary Helen
  • Molus
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Nolansburg
  • Pathfork
  • Pine Mountain
  • Putney
  • Redbud
  • Rex
  • Rhea
  • Ridgeway
  • Rileyville
  • Rio Vista
  • River Ridge
  • Rosspoint
  • Rutherford
  • Sampson
  • Sand Hill
  • Short Town
  • Smith
  • South Wallins
  • Stanfill
  • Sunshine
  • Tacky Town
  • Teetersville
  • Ten Spot
  • Three Point
  • Tin Can Alley (hist.)
  • Totz
  • Tremont
  • Tway
  • Twila
  • Verda
  • Wallins Creek
  • Woods
  • Yancey

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Harlan, 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 Harlan county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18201,961
18302,92949.4%
18403,0152.9%
18504,26841.6%
18605,49428.7%
18704,415−19.6%
18805,27819.5%
18906,19717.4%
19009,83858.8%
191010,5667.4%
192031,546198.6%
193064,557104.6%
194075,27516.6%
195071,751−4.7%
196051,107−28.8%
197037,370−26.9%
198041,88912.1%
199036,574−12.7%
200033,202−9.2%
Est. 200830,783−7.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21095.txt

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

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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 Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

More information about African American resources in Kentucky can be found on the Kentucky African Americans and the United States African Americans Wiki pages.

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

  • [Bailey] Armstrong, Zella. Notable Southern Families. Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lookout Publishing Company, 1926. Vol. 3. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Harlan 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 and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

World War I[edit | edit source]

Korean War[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records are held by the Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977 for Caldwell, Henry, Hickman, Russell and Trimble counties. 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

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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 Harlan County Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Harlan County Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Calendar of the Kentucky papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts at Ancestry ($)

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harlan County, Kentucky page 271, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. 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.