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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.
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| county = Harlan County
 
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| founded year = 1819
 
| founded date = January 28
 
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=== Harlan County Kentucky Courthouse ===
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|organized= January 28, 1819
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|county seat= Harlan
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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>
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|county1= [[Bell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bell]]
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|county2= [[Lee County, Virginia Genealogy|Lee (VA)]]
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|county3= [[Leslie County, Kentucky Genealogy|Leslie]]
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|county4= [[Letcher County, Kentucky Genealogy|Letcher]]
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|county5= [[Perry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Perry]]
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|county6= [[Wise County, Virginia Genealogy|Wise (VA)]]</br><center>[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
Harlan County's civil records start the following years:  
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Silas Harlan. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan County, Kentucky" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Kentucky."</ref>
  
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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]
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=== Harlan County, Kentucky Record Dates  ===
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{{KY Record Dates Intro|Harlan}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harlan County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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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]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1821
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1829
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1810
 
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.</center>
 
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[[Image:Harlan County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|218px]]
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=== Record Loss ===
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[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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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KY Boundary Changes Intro|Harlan}}
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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.
  
== Harlan County Kentucky History  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://kentucky.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,095,c,harlan.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan County, Kentucky," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Kentucky, accessed 14 August 2018.</ref>
  
==== Parent County  ====
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{{populated places
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| cities-col1=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benham,_Kentucky Benham]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland,_Kentucky Cumberland]</div>
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| cities-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evarts,_Kentucky Evarts]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan,_Kentucky Harlan] (county seat)</div>
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| cities-col3=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyall,_Kentucky Loyall]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynch,_Kentucky Lynch]</div>
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* Alva
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* Bailey Creek
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardo,_Kentucky Bardo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baxter,_Kentucky Baxter]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito,_Kentucky Benito]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Laurel,_Kentucky Big Laurel]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Bottom,_Kentucky Black Bottom]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackjoe,_Kentucky Blackjoe]
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* Black Mountain
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* Blair
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bledsoe,_Kentucky Bledsoe]
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* Bobs Creek
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookside,_Kentucky Brookside]
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* Chad
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet,_Kentucky Chevrolet]
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* Clover
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* Clover-Darby
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* Clovertown
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closplint,_Kentucky Closplint]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clutts,_Kentucky Clutts]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coldiron,_Kentucky Coldiron]
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* Colts
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranks,_Kentucky Cranks]
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* Crummies
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* Darkmont
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* Dillon
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* Dione
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* Divide
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dizney,_Kentucky Dizney]</div>
  
'''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 name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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* Dressen
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draper,_Kentucky Draper]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elcomb,_Kentucky Elcomb]
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* Farmers Mill
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresh_Meadows,_Kentucky Fresh Meadows]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lejunior,_Kentucky Gano]
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* Gatun
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* Georgetown
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Ash,_Kentucky Golden Ash]
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* Harlan Gas
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highsplint,_Kentucky Highsplint]
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* Hiram
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holmes_Mill,_Kentucky Holmes Mill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentenia,_Kentucky Kentenia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kildav,_Kentucky Kildav]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitts,_Kentucky Kitts]
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* Laden
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* Layman
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenarue,_Kentucky Lenarue]
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* Liggett
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* Longton
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louellen,_Kentucky Louellen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Helen,_Kentucky Mary Helen]
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* Martins Fork
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molus,_Kentucky Molus]
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* Mount Pleasant
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolansburg,_Kentucky Nolansburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Mountain,_Kentucky Pine Mountain]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putney,_Kentucky Putney]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redbud,_Kentucky Redbud]
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* Rex
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* Rhea
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridgeway,_Kentucky Ridgeway]
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* Rileyville
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* Rio Vista
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* River Ridge
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosspoint,_Kentucky Rosspoint]
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* Rutherford
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* Sampson
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* Sand Hill
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* Shields
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* Short Town
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith,_Kentucky Smith]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanfill,_Kentucky Stanfill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine,_Harlan_County,_Kentucky Sunshine]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacky_Town,_Kentucky Tacky Town]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teetersville,_Kentucky Teetersville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Spot,_Kentucky Ten Spot]
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* Three Point
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_Can_Alley,_Kentucky Tin Can Alley] (hist.)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totz,_Kentucky Totz]
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* Tremont
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tway,_Kentucky Tway]
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* Twila
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verda,_Kentucky Verda]
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* Wilhoit
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* Woods
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yancey,_Kentucky Yancey]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages,_Kentucky Ages]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cawood,_Kentucky Cawood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coldiron,_Kentucky Coldiron]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coxton,_Kentucky Coxton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenvir,_Kentucky Kenvir]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathfork,_Kentucky Pathfork]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Wallins,_Kentucky South Wallins]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallins_Creek,_Kentucky Wallins Creek]</div>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Harlan}}
  
For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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== Resources ==
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{{KY Resources Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KY Bible Intro|Harlan}}
  
'''1863--'''A disaster destroyed some records. For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-counties.html#courthouse Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{KY Biographies Intro|Harlan}}
  
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*[http://www.usbiographies.org/biographies/index.php?358 KY Biographies]
  
== Harlan County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KY Business Records Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Harlan}}
  
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| Ages
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Harlan, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
| Coxton
 
| Kenvir
 
| Rileyville
 
 
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| Alva
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Cranks
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| Kilday
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| Rio Vista
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.usgenwebsites.org/KYHarlan/ KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/harlan.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/harlan.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=48 Kentucky Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| Bailey Creek
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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>
| Crummies
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| Kitts
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| River Ridge
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*{{FHL|597082|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Harlan+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| Bardo
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland,_Kentucky Cumberland]
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| Laden
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| Rosspoint
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Kentucky/Harlan-County?id=county_1036 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
| Baxter
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Harlan-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
| 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
 
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| Black Bottom
 
| Dizney
 
| Louellen
 
| Smith
 
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| 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
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kentucky Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| Fresh Meadows
 
| Mary Helen
 
| Teetersville
 
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| 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
 
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| Clover
 
| Harlan Gas
 
| Putney
 
| Tway
 
|-
 
| Clover-Darby
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highsplint,_Kentucky Highsplint]  
 
| Redbud
 
| Twila
 
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| Clovertown
 
| Hiram
 
| Rex
 
| Verda
 
|-
 
| Clutts
 
| Holmes Mill
 
| Rhea
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallins_Creek,_Kentucky Wallins Creek]
 
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| Coldiron
 
| Keith
 
| Ridgeway
 
| Woods
 
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| Colts
 
| Kentenia
 
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| Yancey
 
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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The following web sites have additional information on Harlan county cemeteries.
  
*[[Bell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bell<br>]]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/hardin.htm Interment.net], Kentucky cemetery records by county.
*[[Lee County, Virginia|Lee County, Virginia <br>]]
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction], Links to cemetery transcriptions
*[[Leslie County, Kentucky Genealogy|Leslie <br>]]  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten], The Eastern State Hospital Project
*[[Letcher County, Kentucky Genealogy|Letcher<br>]]
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*[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.
*[[Perry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Perry <br>]]  
 
*[[Wise County, Virginia|Wise County, Virginia]]
 
  
== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KY Census Intro|Harlan}}
[[Image:Kyharlan.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Kyharlan.jpg]]
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Kentucky "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1820|1961
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|1830|2929
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|1840|3015
 +
|1850|4268
 +
|1860|5494
 +
|1870|4415
 +
|1880|5278
 +
|1890|6197
 +
|1900|9838
 +
|1910|10566
 +
|1920|31546
 +
|1930|64557
 +
|1940|75275
 +
|1950|71751
 +
|1960|51107
 +
|1970|37370
 +
|1980|41889
 +
|1990|36574
 +
|2000|33202
 +
|2010|29278
 +
}}
  
==== African Americans  ====
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850-1930], USGenWeb
 +
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm Census Images], USGenWeb
 +
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ KY Census Online], Links to online census records
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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=== Church Records ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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{{KY Church 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.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]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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=== Court Records ===
 +
{{KY Court Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Kentucky Supreme Court Cases], KYGenWeb
 +
*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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=== Directories ===
 +
{{KY Directories Intro|Harlan}}
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/harlan.html Harlan Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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{{KY Emigration Intro|Harlan}}
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1036 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Harlan County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*The [[FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] lists {{FHL|597082|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Harlan County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4022&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=36&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Harlan County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{KY Ethnic Groups Intro|Harlan}}
  
{{USCensusPop
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==== African Americans ====
| 1820= 1961
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{{KY African Americans Intro|Harlan}}
| 1830= 2929
 
| 1840= 3015
 
| 1850= 4268
 
| 1860= 5494
 
| 1870= 4415
 
| 1880= 5278
 
| 1890= 6197
 
| 1900= 9838
 
| 1910= 10566
 
| 1920= 31546
 
| 1930= 64557
 
| 1940= 75275
 
| 1950= 71751
 
| 1960= 51107
 
| 1970= 37370
 
| 1980= 41889
 
| 1990= 36574
 
| 2000= 33202
 
| estimate= 30783
 
| estyear= 2008
 
| estref=
 
| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21095.txt
 
}}  
 
  
{{Census|Kentucky}}
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*[http://www.usgenwebsites.org/AAGriots/ The KY African American Griots Project]
 +
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records available
 +
*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips], Hangings in Kentucky 1792-1900
  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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{{KY Funeral Homes Intro|Harlan}}
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
  
==== Church ====
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=== Genealogies ===
 +
{{KY Genealogies Intro|Harlan}}
  
{{KY Church Intro}}  
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*'''[Bailey]''' Armstrong, Zella. ''Notable Southern Families.'' Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lookout Publishing Company, 1926. Vol. 3. Digital version at {{FSbook|1043898}} - free.
  
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ Church Angel
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=== Guardianship ===
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
+
{{KY Guardianship Intro|Harlan}}
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
 
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{KY Land 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
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
 +
{{KY Histories Intro|Harlan}}
  
*'''[Bailey]''' Armstrong, Zella. ''Notable Southern Families.'' Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lookout Publishing Company, 1926. Vol. 3. Digital version at {{FSbook|1043898}} - free.
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29852 Harlan County, Kentucky] at Ancestry ($)
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 +
{{KY Maps Intro|Harlan}}
 +
{{KY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KY Harlan County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
{{KY Land}}  
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=== Migration ===
 +
{{KY Migration Intro|Harlan}}
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
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=== Military Records ===
 +
{{KY Military Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~kymil/ Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
  
{{KY History}}  
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==== 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|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 +
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 +
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (free)
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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==== World War I ====
*[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>/$)
+
{{KY World War I Intro|Harlan}}
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY]
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Korean War ====
 +
{{KY Korean War Intro|Harlan}}
 +
*[http://www.kykinfolk.org/bath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY], KYGenWeb
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
+
{{KY Naturalization Intro|Harlan}}
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{KY Newspapers Intro|Harlan}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php USNPL, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
*'''1912-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html World-Newspapers, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
 
  
==== Miscellaneous  ====
+
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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=== Obituaries ===
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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{{KY Obituaries Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ Kentucky Footsteps Archives], KYGenWeb
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html Kentucky Obituary Sources], KYGenWeb
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database], Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm Kentucky Obituaries], USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas], African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot], Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70050 Obituary Daily Times], Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Christian Advocate Death Abstracts]
  
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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=== Other Records ===
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
+
{{KY Other Records Intro|Harlan}}
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
  
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards], USGenWeb
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{KY Periodicals Intro|Harlan}}
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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=== Probate Records ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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{{KY Probate 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 ====
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'''Online Probate Records
  
{{KY Probate Intro}}
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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] ($) — index and images
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/wills/book_1/harlanwillbk1index.txt Index to Will Book]<br>
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/wills/book_1/ Scanned Wills]  
 
 
*'''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.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/wills/book_1/harlanwillbk1index.txt Index to Will Book]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/wills/book_1/ Scanned Wills]
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== 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 $
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=== Tax Records ===
*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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{{KY Tax Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records], Ancestry ($)
  
{{KY Tax Intro}}  
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=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{KY Vital Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26669 Calendar of the Kentucky papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts] at Ancestry ($)
  
{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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==== Birth ====
 +
{{KY Birth Intro|Harlan}}
  
[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>/$)
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*'''1839-1960''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843 Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960] at FamilySearch
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*'''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/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874-1875''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517452}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1911-1912''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Birth Index]
  
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==== Marriage ====
 +
{{KY Marriage Intro|Harlan}}
  
===== Birth  =====
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*'''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 $
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*'''1785-1979''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674849 Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979] at FamilySearch
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''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.
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*'''1876-1878''' - Harlan County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517454}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Marriage Records]
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*'''1973-2000''' - [https://web.archive.org/web/20151103090615/http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records 1973-2000]
  
*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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==== Death ====
*'''1852-1861''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517451}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>
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{{KY Death Intro|Harlan}}
*'''1874-1875''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517452}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
 
  
===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848 Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970] at FamilySearch
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*'''1911-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1911-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Death Index]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535 The Social Security Death Index] - Searchable
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions and Images of Kentucky Death Certificates
  
*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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==== Divorce ====
*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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{{KY Divorce Intro|Harlan}}
*'''1852-1861''' - Harlan County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517451}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1875''' - Harlan County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517453}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Harlan County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517454}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1973-2000''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
 
  
===== Death =====
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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973-1993], University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
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== Research Facilities ==
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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{{KY Research Facilities Intro|Harlan}}
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
  
===== Divorce  =====
+
=== Archives ===
 +
{{KY Archives Intro|Harlan}}
  
*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Harlan County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
+
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
+
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{KY Libraries Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
+
=== Museums ===
 +
{{KY Museums Intro|Harlan}}
  
{{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>
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*'''Harlan Heritage Seekers'''<br>PO Box 853<br>Harlan, KY 40831<br>
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*'''Harlan County Historical Society Inc'''<br>700 College Road<br>Cumberland, KY 40823<br>Telephone: 606-589-3131<br>
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*[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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/harlan-county/ Harlan County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[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.usgenwebsites.org/KYHarlan/ Harlan County KYGenWeb]
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/harlan/harlan.html Harlan County USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[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.  
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*[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)
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*{{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
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Latest revision as of 22:10, 8 April 2019

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)
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Silas Harlan. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Harlan County Courthouse
205 Central Street
PO Box 956
Harlan, KY 40831-0956
Phone: 606.573.3636[3]
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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1852 1820 1852 1821 1820 1829 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.

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[5]

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]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


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.
1820 1,961
1830 2,929 49.4%
1840 3,015 2.9%
1850 4,268 41.6%
1860 5,494 28.7%
1870 4,415 −19.6%
1880 5,278 19.5%
1890 6,197 17.4%
1900 9,838 58.8%
1910 10,566 7.4%
1920 31,546 198.6%
1930 64,557 104.6%
1940 75,275 16.6%
1950 71,751 −4.7%
1960 51,107 −28.8%
1970 37,370 −26.9%
1980 41,889 12.1%
1990 36,574 −12.7%
2000 33,202 −9.2%
2010 29,278 −11.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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. Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan County, Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Kentucky."
  3. 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.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harlan County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan County, Kentucky," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Kentucky, accessed 14 August 2018.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.