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Letcher County History
(Revisiting Our Past)

TabLetcher County was formed in 1842 from portions of Harlan and Perry counties and is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 940 to 3720 feet above sea level. The county has a land area of 339 square miles, with an average of 79.6 people per square mile (1990). The county seat is Whitesburg. Whitesburg is located on the North Fork of the Kentucky River and was founded in 1842, with the forming of the county, on land donated for the purpose. Whitesburg was named in honor of Daugherty White, legislator from Clay county. The post office opened in 1843 as Whitesburgh Court House. The population in 1990 was 1,636.

Population History of Letcher County
YearPop.YearPop.YearPop. YearPop.YearPop.
199027,000198030,687197023,165196030,102195039,522
194040,592193035,702192024,467191010,6231900 9,172
1890 6,9201880 6,6011870 4,6081860 3,9041850 2,512


Dot Red Past Letcher County Reunions (1997-2009). For more current Letcher County Reunions (listed mostly throughout the summer months) check in The Mountain Eagle newspaper or browse through their Archive (NOTE: Reunions are usually found in the Families & Friends section).

Dot Red Find out more about the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the outdoor drama, Trail of the Lonesome Pine in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. (On Facebook)

Dot Red More Letcher County History (Article from The Mountain Eagle dated 9/14/1994 with references).

Dot Red The first legal execution in Letcher County took place on May 19, 1910 with The Hanging of Floyd Frazier (Article from The Mountain Eagle dated 5/26/1910).

Dot Red Read two articles from The Mountain Eagle and the Lexington Herald newspapers reporting the Murder of Ed Stratton by Morgan Collier in a Whitesburg Hotel on June 24, 1928.

Dot Red Read several Mountain Eagle newspaper articles covering the Flood of May 29, 1927. At least 16 people were killed.

Dot Red Read an article written by Mr. and Mrs. John S. Webb, that gives some Webb family history (from the 12/1/1955 issue of The Mountain Eagle newspaper).

Dot Red Read an article about The Caudill Family, that gives a lot of Caudill family history (from the 5/28/1931 issue of The Mountain Eagle newspaper).

Dot Red Read an article about Ezekiel Brashear, one of the longest serving Letcher County Court Clerks (from the 11/16/1988 issue of The Mountain Eagle newspaper).

Dot Red Read an article about What Whitesburg was like in Earlier Times (from the 7/24/1980 issue of The Mountain Eagle newspaper).

Dot Red Walk Down Main Street in Early Whitesburg and see, in memory, the families who lived there (from the 11/27/1969 issue of The Mountain Eagle newspaper).

Dot Red Read about the early history of Whitesburg in the article From tiny Summit City to a thriving county seat (from the 10/21/1976 issue of The Mountain Eagle newspaper).

Dot Red Read an article about the Biggest Log Ever Cut in Letcher County and one about the man who cut it, Andrew Frazier (from the 5/2/1974 and 11/10/1955 issues of The Mountain Eagle newspaper, respectively).

Dot Red Read about the history of Letcher County's courthouses in the article 156 Years of Courthouses (from the 11/4/1998 issue of The Mountain Eagle newspaper).

Dot Red Read two articles about the old Whitesburg Post Office on Main Street (from the 4/22/1937 and 2/24/1938 issues of The Mountain Eagle newspaper).

Dot Red Read the nostalgic article Romance and Chinquapins on Dixon Mountain in 1920's by Clifton Caudill (from the 7/3/1996 issue of The Mountain Eagle newspaper).

Dot Red Life stories of Joseph Enoch Cornett (From the Letcher Heritage News, Sep. 1994).

Dot Red The Giant of the Hills: Martin Van Buren Bates .

Dot Red The Electronic Edition of the 152 page book entitled History of Corporal Fess Whitaker. NOTE: This page takes a long time to load but it is well worth the wait. It contains a lot of Letcher County history and old photographs.

Dot Red Browse through a list of Whitesburg High School graduates from before 1927 to 1940. (Transcribed from an article in The Mountain Eagle dated 5/16/40). Choose from a Class Listing, or an Alphabetical Listing of the graduates.

Dot Red Browse through an index of Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High School articles by Bennett Welch published in The Mountain Eagle newspaper.

Dot Red History of the Indian Bottom Church (From the 1974 Thornton Union Association Minutes).

Dot Red History of the Oven Fork Church (From the Letcher Heritage News, Sep. 1993).

Dot Red Visit Nancy (Wright) Bays' and Patty (May) Brashear's Wright Roots Bates Branches Web Page where you will find fascinating stories about notable people who made history in and around Letcher County such as:

TabTack "Devil John" or "Bad John" Wright (1844-1931),
TabTack "Bad Talt" Hall (1846-1892),
TabTack Claib Jones (1826-1914),
TabTack Marshall Benton Taylor (aka "Doc" Taylor, "The Red Fox"),
TabTack and others.

Also, read about the tragic story of Ira Mullins and the Pound Gap Massacre which took place on May 14, 1892 at Killing Rock in Pound Gap; and about the The Search For The Fleming Brothers ( Calvin and Henan ) who were thought to be two of the three men responsible for the massacre ("Doc" Taylor being the third); and the 1914 Letcher County Election Day Shooting (Talt Hall, Dunk Quillen, Marion Hall and Albert Hall were killed); and the August 1921 Election Shooting In Neon (Sam J. Wright and Alvin Bentley were fatally injured in a pistol duel on the street); and other interesting events and tales.

Dot Red View a photo of the J. D. Caudill Store (aka Rockhouse Store - ca. 1900). Please contact me if you have any further information about this photo (click here to view the responses received, so far).

Dot Red Visit the C. B. Caudill Store & History Center located in Blackey, Letcher County, KY.



Letcher County Geographic Information
(Learn more about the land in which your ancestors lived)

Dot Red View Kentucky County Formation Maps covering the years 1776 to present.

Dot Red Find out how Maps Can Help You Trace Your Family Tree (archived site - some links may no longer work at this site).

Dot Red View a Letcher County Map (a 3020x2650 GIF)

Dot Black If you would like an Atlas of all 120 Kentucky counties for $14.85 (includes postage and handling), write to: COUNTY MAPS, Puetz Place, Lyndon Station, WI 53944 or call (608) 666-3331 (phone orders are accepted). Atlases are also available for 11 other states.

Dot Red View U.S. County Outline Maps (by state) from The Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dot Red View a list of 475 selected Letcher County Features (cemeteries, churches, populated places, streams, etc.) from the GNIS (Geographic Names Information System) or you can make your own query of the GNIS for other locations.

Dot Red How to order 7.5' quadrangle and other maps from the USGS (US Geological Survey).

Dot Red If you would like to order 7.5' quadrangle maps for your computer visit the USGS (US Geological Survey) and check out their DRG Maps (Digital Raster Graphics) on CDROM. All of Kentucky is now available. Check DRG Availability.

Dot Red Visit the Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer .

Dot Red Would you like to know what the United States looked like during a particular time in it's history? View some of the Historical Maps of the United States from The Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.



Letcher County General Information
(Learn more about the present-day Letcher County)

Dot Red Letcher County related YouTube Links (History, Music, Stories, etc.).

Dot Red U.S. Census Bureau's Census 2010 "Quickfacts" for Letcher County, KY.

Dot Red Letcher County Public Libraries .

Dot Red Letcher County Schools .

Dot Red Letcher County Fiscal Court (contains various Letcher County links).

Dot Red Kentucky Court of Justice (KCOJ) for Letcher County .

Dot Red Check it out! Whitesburg has its own Web Page.

Dot Red Check out Letcher County's Weather Forecast or any other Kentucky County Weather Forecast .



Letcher County Research Data
(On-Line Databases and Information)

Census Data

Dot Red 1820 Floyd County, KY, Census. Since some Floyd County lands were used to help create Perry County in 1820 and 22 years later some Perry County lands were used to help create Letcher County in 1842, you may be able to find some of your early Letcher County ancestors in this census (archived site - some links may no longer work at this site).

Dot Red Since parts of Harlan County and Perry County were used to create Letcher County in 1842, you may be able to find some of your early Letcher County ancestors in the following censuses:
Tab1820 Harlan County, KY, Census

Tab1830 Harlan County, KY, Census
Tab1830 Perry County, KY, Census (opens in a separate browser window)
Tab1830 Perry County, KY, Census (Alternate Site)

Tab1840 Harlan County, KY, Census
Tab1840 Perry County, KY, Census (opens in a separate browser window)
Tab1840 Perry County, KY, Census (Alternate Site)
Tab1840 Perry County, KY, Census (archived site - some links may no longer work at this site)

Dot Red 1850 Letcher County, KY, Census - complete transcription, fully indexed with links to actual page images!

Dot Red 1850 Letcher County, KY, Slave Census - Census page images from FamilySearch.org (2 pages - opens in a separate browser window).

Dot Red 1860 Letcher County, KY, Census - complete transcription, fully indexed!

Dot Red 1860 Letcher County, KY, Slave Census - (part of the Kentucky African American Genealogical Research website).

Dot Red 1870 Letcher County, KY, Census Index - index of all heads-of-households.

Dot Red 1870 Letcher County, KY, Mortality Census - A list of persons who died during the year preceding June 1, 1870.

Dot Red 1880 Census Index of Letcher County, KY, families (over 5,500 individuals - includes part of what is now Knott County).

Dot Red Search the 1880 U.S. Census for Letcher County, KY, families (refine your search by entering Last Name, etc.).

Dot Red 1890 Special Letcher County, KY, Census - Transcription with names in alphabetical order.

Dot Red 1890 Special Letcher County, KY, Census - Census page images from FamilySearch.org (16 pages - opens in a separate browser window).

Dot Red 1900 Letcher County, KY, Census (transcription by Debbie Tamborski).

Dot Red Search the 1900 U.S. Census for Letcher County, KY, families (refine your search by entering Last Name, etc.). Contains links to census page images!

Dot Red Search the 1910 U.S. Census for Letcher County, KY, families (refine your search by entering Last Name, etc.).

Dot Red Search the 1920 U.S. Census for Letcher County, KY, families (refine your search by entering Last Name, etc.).

Dot Red Search the 1930 U.S. Census for Letcher County, KY, families (refine your search by entering Last Name, etc.).

Dot Red NEW! Search the 1940 U.S. Census for Letcher County, KY, families (refine your search by entering Last Name, etc.). Contains links to census page images!

Cemetery Data

Dot Red Detailed survey of selected Cemetery Sites in Letcher County.

Dot Red Letcher County Cemetery Records: A listing of more than 315 cemeteries located in Letcher County containing more than 7,800 individuals, all indexed and crossreferenced.

Dot Red Mark-a-Grave Project: A Project of the Letcher County Historical and Genealogical Society.

Dot Red The Find-A-Grave website currently has more than 300 Letcher County Cemetery listings. The website also provides a way for you to post requests for photos of headstones.

Obituaries

Dot Red Letcher County Obituaries.

Dot Red Over 300 more Letcher County Obituaries collected by Annette Potter from The Mountain Eagle newspaper (2007-2008).

Dot Red Obituaries from the Minutes of The Union Association of Old Regular Baptist Churches (includes some Letcher County families).

Dot Red View or download Minute Books of the Indian Bottom Association of Old Regular Baptist Churches for most years from 1900 to 2011 (contains many obituaries).

Vital Records Data

Dot Red Letcher County deaths for the years 1852, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1859, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, and 1878.

Dot Red Letcher County Deaths for the years 1911 to 1955 (refine your search by entering Last Name, etc.).

Dot Red Letcher County Births for the years 1853 to 1855.

Dot Red Letcher County births for the years 1852, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1859, 1874, 1875, 1876, and 1878.

Dot Red Letcher County Births for the years 1852-1857, 1859, 1874-1876, 1878, 1901, 1906-1910 (refine your search by entering Last Name, etc.).

Dot Red Perry County Marriage Index for the years 1821 to about 1846. Since part of Perry County was used to create Letcher County in 1842, you may be able to find some of your early Letcher County ancestors in this index.

Dot Red Letcher County Marriages for the years 1842 to 1851.

Dot Red Letcher County marriages for the years 1852, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1859, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, and 1878.

Dot Red Letcher County Marriages for the years 1884 to 1891.

Dot Red Letcher County Marriages for the years 1892 to 1895.

Dot Red Letcher County Marriages for the years 1896 to 1897.

Dot Red Letcher County Marriages for the years 1852-1856, 1859, 1874-1878, 1881-1907 (refine your search by entering Last Name, etc.).

Dot Red Letcher County Marriage Indexes for the following surnames: Amburgey (1846-1940), Banks (1846-1941), Caudill (1844-1925), Combs (1900-1942), Cornett (1843-1941), Johnson (1848-1941), Kinser (1846-1941), Maggard (1846-1940), Morgan (1866-1940), Mullins (1846-1941), Sexton (1844-1931).

Dot Red Knott County Marriages for the years 1884 to 1905 (Marriage Books 1, 1A, 2A, and 3). Since Knott County was formed from a portion of Letcher County in 1884, you may be able to find some of your Letcher County ancestors in these marriage records.

Courthouse Data

Dot Red Letcher County 1843 Tax List.

Dot Red Letcher County 1844 Tax List.

Dot Red Letcher County 1848 Tax List.

Dot Red First Recorded Mortgage Deed in Letcher County, KY.

Dot Red First Recorded Will in Letcher County, KY.

Dot Red Index to Letcher County Will Book 1 (includes links to images of the actual pages from the Will Book)!

Dot Red Index to Letcher County Will Book 2.

Dot Red List of Letcher County Courthouse Records on LDS microfilm.

Military Data

Dot Red Visit Knott County's 13th Kentucky Cavalry, 14th Kentucky Cavalry, and Confederate Pension Records Web Pages. They contain many soldiers from various Southeastern Kentucky Counties, including Letcher County.

Dot Red Visit Robert M. Baker's 39th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Web Page. It also contains many soldiers from various Southeastern Kentucky Counties, including Letcher County.

Dot Red Visit the Colonel Ben E. Caudill Camp #1629, Sons of Confederate Veterans website. Below is a sampling of some of the Civil War articles you can find there:
TabDot Red The Biography of Colonel Ben E. Caudill.
TabDot Red The First & Second Battles of Whitesburg.
TabDot Red The Battle of Mill Cliff.
TabDot Red The Battle of Colley Branch.
TabDot Red The Confederate Giant Captain Martin Van Buren Bates.
TabDot Red Colonel Logen Henry Neil Salyer.

Dot Red The Civil War in Southeast Kentucky.

Dot Red Search Civil War Documents for your ancestor's Civil War service records.

Miscellaneous

Dot Red Information about the Letcher County Historical and Genealogical Society.

Dot Red View or post Letcher County related Bible Records, Biographies, Deeds, Obituaries, Pensions, Queries, Wills, etc. on RootsWeb's Letcher County, KY, Message Board. Be sure to select the proper "View Message Type:" for the desired category (the default is ALL).

Dot Red The next time you are in the Whitesburg area visit the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library. They have an excellent genealogical room maintained by the Letcher County Historical and Genealogical Society.

Dot Red Letcher County Coal Miners' Memorial website.

Dot Red Kentucky newspaper indexes are available from Historical Indexing (including Letcher County's Mountain Eagle newspaper). You can also order copies of original articles from many Kentucky newspapers. NOTE: This link points to an "archived" copy of the Historical Indexing website as of May 16, 2001, because the original website (www.hindexing.com) is no longer valid. The current 'status' of Historical Indexing is unknown at this time.

Dot Red Census Images on CD-ROM are available from Allcensus. Currently, they have the 1860 and 1900 Letcher County censuses available for $1.95 each, but other census years can be ordered as well.



Family Links
(Links to Letcher County Family Information)

Dot Red The following are links to sites with Letcher County family information. If you know of other sites, please contact me so that I can add them here.

TabTack ADAMS Family (Brian K. Caudill's Family Treemaker Web Page - includes the descendants of William Adams, Sr.).
TabTack ADAMS and Sizemore Family History Website (includes the ancestors of John Washington Adams - a descendant of John Hobbs Adams, Sr., and Ann Caudill).
TabTack AMBURGEY Family Association (not limited to Letcher County).
TabTack BACK-BACH Family History (the Back-Bach Genealogical Society).
TabTack BACK-BACH Family History (fully-documented, based on Dr. Wilgus' research and the Bach Family Bible).
TabTack BACK-BACH Family (Brian K. Caudill's Family Treemaker Web Page - includes the descendants of Erich Bach).
TabTack BATES Family (the genealogy of John Wallis Bates - including Martin Van Buren Bates "The Kentucky Giant"). - (Archived Copies)
TabTack BENTLEY Family (An article about the descendants of Thomas Bentley of Frederick County, Maryland - some of his descendants ended up in Letcher County, KY).
TabTack BLAIR Family of Eastern Kentucky (includes the book "My Family the Blairs" by Maude Blair Stanifer) - (Archived Copies).
TabTack BOATRIGHT Family (The Family and Ancestors of Dennis G. Boatright).
TabTack BREEDING Family (The John Breeding, Sr. Family Home Page).
TabTack BROWN Family Home Page.
TabTack CAUDILL Families of Eastern Kentucky will be honored at the 2005 Gingerbread Festival, Hindman, Knott County, KY.
TabTack CAUDILL Family (Brian K. Caudill's Family Treemaker Web Page - includes the descendants of James Caudill, Sr.).
TabTack CAUDILL Family (LeRoy Caudill's Family Treemaker Web Page).
TabTack CAUDILL Family information compiled by Brian Caudill.
TabTack COLLINS Family (The Descendants of Griffin Collins, Sr.).
TabTack COMBS Family Research (The Combs &c. Research Group Master Index).
TabTack COMBS Families of Letcher County (part of the Combs &c. Research Group).
TabTack COMBS Family (The Jimmie and Mary Catherine Kenney Combs Home Page).
TabTack CORNETT Corner (includes the book "Genealogy of William Cornett" by J.D. Cornett). - (Archived Copies)
TabTack CORNETT Family (Betty Gale Schimpf's Family Treemaker Web Page which includes the descendants of Nathaniel Woleary Cornett). - (Archived Copies)
TabTack CREECH Family (Descendants of Steven Creech).
TabTack EVERAGE / EVERIDGE Family.
TabTack FLANNERY Family (The Flannery Families of Eastern Kentucky). - (Archived Copies)
TabTack FLEMING Family (Web Page of J. Chris Fleming - a descendant of Robert Fleming, Dublin, Ireland).
TabTack FLEMING & Associated Names Home Page. - (Archived Copies)
TabTack FLEMING Family (The Robert Fleming and Elizabeth Stambaugh and Associated Families Reunion website). - (Archived Copies)
TabTack FRAZIER Family (Brian K. Caudill's Family Treemaker Web Page.- includes the descendants of Solomon Frazier).
TabTack HALCOMB Family (Ancestors of Billy Robert Halcomb).
TabTack HALL Family Genealogy (by Marv Hall - contains some eastern KY info as well). - (Archived Copies)
TabTack HOLBROOK Family Genealogy (includes information on the LUCAS, SEXTON, and WOODY surnames).
TabTack ISON Family (Harold E. Sparks's Family Treemaker Web Page which includes the descendants of Gideon Ison). - (Archived Copies)
TabTack ISON Family (Pattie Jo Calton's Family Treemaker Web Page which includes the descendants of Gideon Ison, Sir).
TabTack ISON Family (Descendants of George Gideon Ison). - (Archived Copies)
TabTack ISON and Boggs Family Genealogy. - (Archived Copies)
TabTack KISER Family (Kiser/Kayser/Keyser Genealogy Web Page). - (Archived Copies)
TabTack KISER Family Genealogy Web Page (Descendants of Charles "Carl" Keyser). - (Archived Copies)
TabTack MAGGARD Family Research Page (Contains links to various Maggard/Maggart/Maggert/Magert Public Records).
TabTack MEAD & STANLEY Family Web Page (Descendants of John Mead and Alfred Stanley). - (Archived Copies)
TabTack POTTER Family (The Creed and Ida Fuller Potter Family - contains links lots of photos).
TabTack REYNOLDS Family Genealogy (includes the Descendants of Noah Milburn Reynolds).
TabTack SAYLOR Families of Harlan County, KY. - (Archived Copies)
TabTack SERGENT Family (Descendants of Abraham Sarjant of Harlan County, KY - includes many Letcher countians).
TabTack SEXTON Genealogy Research Page. - (Archived Copies)
TabTack SEXTON Family (Darlene Pettibone's Climb Our Sexton Tree Home Page).
TabTack SIZEMORE and Adams Family History Website (includes the ancestors of Mildred Sizemore - a descendant of several different Sizemore families).
TabTack STAMPER Family Web Page. - (Archived Copies)
TabTack STAMPER Family Project.
TabTack STRAMBAUGH Family (The Robert Fleming and Elizabeth Stambaugh and Associated Families Reunion website). - (Archived Copies)
TabTack TOLLIVER Family Web Page.
TabTack TURNER Family Web Page (Descendants of Isaiah Turner). Includes Eldridge and Creech families.
TabTack WEBB Family (Brian K. Caudill's Family Treemaker Web Page - includes the descendants of John Webb, Sr.).
TabTack WRIGHT family (the genealogy of Joel Martin Wright). - (Archived Copies)
TabTack YONTS Family Center (dedicated to researching ALL spellings and variations of the name Yonts). - (Archived Copies)

Dot Red The following are Family Databases which contain many Letcher County surnames:

TabDot Red View the Surname Index for Dan Mohn's Highland Homepage which contains many Letcher County families.
TabDot Red View the Surname List for Loyd T. Fleming 's gedcom to html file which contains many Letcher County families.
TabDot Red Visit Don Chesnut's Ancestor GEDCOM database which contains individuals mostly in the central Appalachian region (contains >13,000 names).
TabDot Red Visit Deborah Thornsbury Keser's Thornsberry Genealogy Web Page (contains many Letcher County families: Thornsberry, Hall, Johnson, Bates, Isaacs).
TabDot Red Visit Victor Lee's Genealogy Web Page which contains many Letcher County families.
TabDot Red Visit Allen Shepherd's Genealogy Web Page which contains the descendants of James F. Maggard and Elizabeth Bohanon.
TabDot Red Visit Joy Honeycutt's Schmidt/Honeycutt Family Homepage. It contains information on the Honeycutt and Calhoun families of Letcher and Knott Counties.
TabDot Red Visit Ron (Willis) Black, Sr.'s "My Mountain Heritage Descendant Of The Cumberland" Web Page which contains many Letcher County families (ie. Adams, Boggs, Caudill, Fleming, Holbrook, Standifer, Sturgill, Wright and more). NOTE: This link points to an "archived" copy of the Ron's website as of February 20, 2001, because his original website is not available at this time.
TabDot Red Visit Mark Richard Smith's Family Home Page which contains Descendant Reports for Stephen Caudill, Thomas Collins and Samuel Maggard.
TabDot Red Visit Michael D. Shortt's Shortt Family Web Page (contains information on the surnames Bentley, Bolling, Hall, Mullins, Sturgill, etc.).
TabDot Red Visit Martha Short's Mountain Ties Web Page (features the people of the Central Appalachians).
TabDot Red Visit Carla Hatfield Barrett's Hatfield Family and Real Mountain Folk Web Page (surnames include Hatfield, Ratliff, Day, Creech, Asher, Jones, Halcomb, Blair, and others).
TabDot Red Visit Minnie J. McFall's FamilySearcher Web Page (contains information on the surnames Collier, Cook, Huneycutt, Profitt, etc.).
TabDot Red Visit Teresa Coffee's Family Tree which includes many Letcher County surnames (Caudill, Maggard, etc.).
TabDot Red Visit Larry Adams' Roberge Family Tree which includes many Letcher County surnames (database includes more than 1300 Adams's).
TabDot Red Visit Alma Dailey-Harings' website: Along My Sanders and Dixon Family Lines .



Mail Lists
(Mail Lists for Some Common Letcher County Surnames)

Dot Red The following are Mail Lists for some common Letcher County surnames hosted by RootsWeb. For more information about Mail Lists, click HERE. To subscribe to a Mail List, click on the surname of interest and type the word SUBSCRIBE in the message area. The Subject Line is ignored and may be left blank. To unsubscribe from a Mail List, type the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the message area. If you know of other Mail Lists pertaining to Letcher County surnames, please contact me so that I can add them here.

NOTE: Although these surnames may be common in the Letcher County area, the Mail Lists are generally set up for surnames pertaining to any place and any time; therefore, the Mail Lists below may not necessarily "focus" on Letcher County families.
Tack Amburgey Tack Bates Tack Bentley Tack Blair Tack Boggs
Tack Bohannon Tack Caudill Tack Collier Tack Collins Tack Combs
Tack Cornett Tack Craft Tack Creech Tack Day Tack Dixon
Tack Frazier Tack Holbrook Tack Maggard Tack Mullins Tack Parsons
Tack Polley Tack Sexton Tack Stamper Tack Sturgill Tack Watts
Tack Webb Tack Whitaker Tack Wright Tack Other Lists


Dot Red Join the Letcher County Mail List which provides discussion relating to Letcher County, KY.

Dot Red Check out Kyle Whitaker's Letcher County, KY, Genealogy Facebook Group (a Facebook account is required - just login after clicking on link).

Dot Red Also, you may want to check out the SouthEastern Kentucky Mail List which provides discussion relating to several southeastern Kentucky counties including Letcher County.


Letcher County Queries and Lookups
(Helping Each Other Discover Our Roots)

Dot Red Post or view Letcher County related Queries on GenForum's Letcher County, KY, Genealogy Forum.

Dot Red Post or view Letcher County related Queries on RootsWeb's Letcher County, KY, Message Board.

Dot Red View older Queries pertaining to Letcher County genealogy. These queries were posted on this site from May 1996 until October 2000. E-mail links may no longer be valid on some queries. Please post new queries on RootsWeb's Letcher County, KY, Message Board and/or on GenForum's Letcher County, KY, Genealogy Forum.

Dot Red Post or view queries related to Kentucky Coal Miners (not limited to Letcher County).

Dot Red Contact volunteers who are willing to Lookup information from their reference resources (Books, Publications, etc.). Also, volunteer to be a "looker-upper" for reference material that you may own.

Dot Red Though not necessarily related to Letcher County, Rex Bertram provides free Genealogy Look-ups in various resources including an Every Name Index to the 1880 Federal Census for ALL states.

Dot Red Check out the Letcher County Researchers List for a list of researchers willing to exchange their research data. Also, add your name to the Researchers List for Letcher County surnames that you are researching.



Neighboring Counties
(Links to Neighboring Counties)

Dot Red For information on neighboring counties visit the following KYGenWeb/VAGenWeb websites:
TabTack Letha Berry's Pike County, KYGenWeb page.
TabTack Suzanne Shephard's Floyd County, KYGenWeb page.
TabTack Damon Wicker, Debbie Tamborski and Gloria Marcum's Knott County, KYGenWeb page.
TabTack Wanda Langdon's Perry County, KYGenWeb page.
TabTack Lorraine Newsome's Harlan County, KYGenWeb page.
TabTack Golden Combs Ferguson's Breathitt County, KYGenWeb page.
TabTack Vickie Stevens' Wise County, VAGenWeb page.
TabTack Dennis V. Stanley's Dickenson County, VAGenWeb page.

Dot Red Or, visit the following non-KYGenWeb neighboring county websites:
TabTack Gloria Marcum's Knott County Kentucky Kinfolk Web Page.
TabTack Brenda Daniels and Kristy Creech's Knott County, KY, Web Page.
TabTack The Perry County, KY, Stuff Page Web Page.
TabTack The Hazard & Perry County Kentucky: A Photographic History Web Page.
TabTack Holly Timm's Southeastern Kentucky Corner Web Page.
TabTack The Wise County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web Page.



Other Helpful On-Line Information
(General)

Dot Red Kentucky Vital Records On-Line at the University of Kentucky (Death records 1911-1992, Marriage and Divorce records 1973-1993) .

Dot Red Search the complete database of Kentucky Death Records from 1911 to 2000. Unlike the UK link above, there is no maximum limit to the number of results returned and the database is searchable by many more fields .

Dot Red Search the complete database of Kentucky Marriage Records from 1973 to 2000. Unlike the UK link above, there is no maximum limit to the number of results returned and the database is searchable by many more fields .

Dot Red Search the Interactive Social Security Death Index (SSDI) which contains over 64 million records and is updated monthly! (NOTE: This website is no longer free; it requires an Ancestry.com subscription. If you are not an Ancestry.com subscriber, use the link below to access the SSDI database for free.)

Dot Red Search the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) database for free. For more information about the SSDI click HERE.

Dot Red Visit Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet, your one stop genealogy site on the internet .

Dot Red The Genealogist's Index to the World Wide Web .

Dot Red Want to put your GEDCOM file on the Web? Try GedHTree by Gary Welker. GedHTree is a GEDCOM to HTML converter that generates elegant trees (compact, vertical or classic with choice of backgrounds), group and index pages with optional output of notes, sources and photo links. The unregistered version is Free!

Dot Red The Kentucky Biographies Project . If you know of any good sources for biographies for Letcher County, please contact me at the address below. The Kentucky Biographies Project was founded by Jeff Murphy. For Letcher County related biographies click HERE.

Dot Red History of Kentucky County Formations .

Dot Red List of Kentucky Historical Societies .

Dot Red List of Kentucky Public Libraries .

Dot Red List of Kentucky Newspapers .

Dot Red List of Kentucky Magazines, Periodicals, Journels, etc.

Dot Red List of County Clerks in Kentucky .

Dot Red Melungeon research links:
TabTack Genealogical History of the Melungeon Families (includes Southwestern VA and Southeastern KY Families).
TabTack Cyndi's Melungeon List .
TabTack The American Local History Network: Melungeon Research .
TabTack Under One Sky (The Melungeon Information Exchange Newsletter) .

Dot Red How to Obtain Kentucky Vital Records (ie. Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates).

Dot Red How to Obtain Vital Records from Other States .

Dot Red Find out how you can obtain non-certified 'copies' of Kentucky Death Certificates (1911-1951) for about half the price of a certified copy. Visit the KYGenWeb's Kentucky Vital Statistics Records Web Page (scroll about half-way down the page).

Dot Red U.S. Surname Distribution - This database contains the 50,000 most common surnames in the United States and will display a U.S. map showing the distribution of a user entered surname.

Dot Red Look up that long lost relative via the Switchboard . Look up over 90 million names and get fast response to addresses, phone numbers, and personalized updates. Even send email to registered users.

Dot Red Find the LDS Family History Center nearest you.

Dot Red What is an LDS Family History Center and how can it help me with my research?

Dot Red Use the Kentucky Research Outline from the Family History Library to help you with your Kentucky research.



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Learn more about the Kentucky GenWeb and US GenWeb Projects . If you are interested in adopting a county, please contact the appropriate State Coordinator. Sherri Hall Bradley is the Kentucky State Coordinator.


This page is maintained by Brian K. Caudill and was last updated December 14, 2013 @ 9:50am EST

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