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Leslie County, Kentucky
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Leslie County, Kentucky Facts

When was Leslie County, KY Created?
Leslie County was created on March 29, 1878 from Clay CountyHarlan County and Perry County.

What is the County Seat of Leslie County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Hyden additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Leslie County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Perry County (north & east), Harlan CountyBell CountyClay County.

Leslie County, KY Vital Records

Where can find Leslie County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Leslie County vital records can be found at the Kentucky Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for of birth & deathe certificates (1911 – present), marriage licenses & divorce decrees (since June 1958). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kentucky for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Leslie County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth CertificateMarriage / Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives contains birth and death records for the cities of Louisville, Lexington, Covington and Newport, which introduced records laws before 1911. The Archives also offers birth and death records before to 1911 and 1911-1957 death records for the entire state.

Leslie County, KY Census Records

What Leslie County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Leslie County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Leslie Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Leslie Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Leslie Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Kentucky Census Records Research Guide

Leslie County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Leslie County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Leslie County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Leslie County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Kentucky courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Kentucky residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Leslie County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Kentucky Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Leslie County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Leslie County, KY?
A list of Leslie County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kentucky Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Leslie County, KY Researchers through message boards and forums?

  • Kentucky Genealogy Network Community (
  • Kentucky State Genealogy Network (
  • Leslie County, Kentucky Message Boards ( read and post messages about your ancestors in Leslie County
  • Leslie County, Kentucky Genealogy Forum (
  • KYLESLIE. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Leslie County, Kentucky, which was formed in 1878 with the lower portion taken from Harlan County, the northwestern part from Clay County and the northeastern section from Perry County. To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode).
  • EASTERNKENTUCKY. A mailing list for all researchers who’s ancestors settled in or traveled through the state of Kentucky. Some of the counties covered are Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliot, Estill, Floyd, Greenup, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Rowan, Whitley, Wolfe, and adjacent counties that represent the East Kentucky Coalfields. Additional information can be found on the East Kentucky Genealogy website. To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode).
  • SE-KENTUCKY. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Kentucky counties that border Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia, and surrounding south eastern Kentucky counties (i.e., Whitley, Knox, Bell, Harlan, Clay, Leslie, Perry, Letcher, Knott, Breathitt, Pike, Floyd, Martin, Johnson, Morgan, Lawrence). To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode).

What other genealogical resources are available in Leslie County, KY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Leslie County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Leslie Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Leslie Co. KY Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Leslie Co. KY General and History Websites

Leslie Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Leslie Co. KY Military Records