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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Laurel_County,_Kentucky|Laurel County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== Quick Dates  ==
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Laurel County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Laurel County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Laurel County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
 
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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== County Courthouse ==
 
  
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[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/laurel/ Laurel County Courthouse]<br>101 S Main Street<br>London, KY 40741<br>Phone: 606.864.5158&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, land, probate and court records.<br> Clerk has marriage, land, probate, and court records. Land, probate &amp; court records from 1826. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Laurel County, Kentucky page 272, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta,_Kentucky Atlanta]  
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta,_Kentucky Atlanta]  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*[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=1051 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Laurel County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1051 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Laurel County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|577295|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Laurel County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
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*The [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|577295|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Laurel 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=4103&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=54&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Laurel 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=4103&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=54&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Laurel County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158898 Old Union Cemetery, London] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158888 Slate Hill Cemetery, Loudon] BillionGraves
  
 
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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==== Military  ====
 
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Laurel County.
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*October 21, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky002.htm Camp Wildcat], also known as Wildcat Mountain<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky002.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KYmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*'''1826-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 5 (1826-1939)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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Laurel County Tax Lists from 1827-1863 are available for purchase as digital images in PDF format on CD from Jeff Renner's [http://www.jeffrenner.net/genealogy/taxlists_cd.htm Genealogical Resources]. When the PDF files are viewed in a program such as Acrobat Pro you can bookmark pages/images with year changes, ancestors names, etc. You can also drag an image/page out of Acrobat Pro and throw it into Photoshop to enhance viewing or you can just save that extracted page/image to be used as an attachment to your ancestor in whatever Record Manager (ie: Legacy, RootsMagic, etc) program you use.<br>
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
==== Web Sites  ====
 
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Founded December 12, 1825
County Seat London
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Laurel County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1826 1852 1830 1826 1826
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Laurel County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Laurel County Courthouse
101 S Main Street
London, KY 40741
Phone: 606.864.5158 

County Clerk has marriage, land, probate and court records.
Clerk has marriage, land, probate, and court records. Land, probate & court records from 1826. [1]

History

Parent County

1825--Laurel County was created 12 December 1825 from Clay, Rockcastle, Whitley and Knox Counties.
County seat: London [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Atlanta Crawford Lake Mershons
Baldrock Cruise Lamero North Corbin
Bernstadt Dorthae Langnau Oakley
Billows East Bernstadt Lesbas Pine Grove
Blackwater Fariston Lida Pittsburg
Boreing Fletcher Lily Sasser
Brock Greenmount London Sublimity City
Bush Hazel Patch Maplesville Symbol
Camp Grounds Hightop Marydell Tuttle
Cane Creek Hopewell McHargue Victory
Cornette Keavy McWhorter Vox

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Individual cemeteries:

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18302,206
18403,07939.6%
18504,14534.6%
18605,48832.4%
18706,0169.6%
18809,13151.8%
189013,74750.6%
190017,59228.0%
191019,87213.0%
192019,814−0.3%
193021,1096.5%
194025,64021.5%
195025,7970.6%
196024,901−3.5%
197027,38610.0%
198038,98242.3%
199043,43811.4%
200052,71521.4%
Est. 200857,5869.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21125.txt

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Laurel County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Laurel County Tax Lists from 1827-1863 are available for purchase as digital images in PDF format on CD from Jeff Renner's Genealogical Resources. When the PDF files are viewed in a program such as Acrobat Pro you can bookmark pages/images with year changes, ancestors names, etc. You can also drag an image/page out of Acrobat Pro and throw it into Photoshop to enhance viewing or you can just save that extracted page/image to be used as an attachment to your ancestor in whatever Record Manager (ie: Legacy, RootsMagic, etc) program you use.

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Laurel County, Kentucky page 272, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August, 2012)