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== Resources  ==
== Resources  ==
==== African American  ====
The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:
* [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
* [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans. 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
== Societies and Libraries  ==

Revision as of 03:28, 17 August 2010

 United States  > Kentucky > Laurel County

County Courthouse

Laurel County Courthouse, London, Ky.


Parent County

1825--Laurel County was created 12 December 1825 from Clay, Rockcastle, Whitley and Knox Counties.
County seat: London [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


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


African American

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


cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Laurel Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).