Welcome to the Breckinridge County Archives.
I'm Karen Schafer, and
I'm the Breckinridge County Archivist. As you
might imagine, I love history and genealogy, so
it's always been a pleasure to assist patrons who
are researching their families or the history of
Breckinridge County Courthouse has endured a
total of three fires, one in the 1820's, another
during the Civil War, and the last in 1958,
almost all of the county records were saved.
While a few of the loose Breckinridge Circuit
Court papers and the county clerk's marriage
records (1800 to 1851) were burned in the 1958
fire, almost everything else remains here. In
fact, we've been able to reconstruct most of the
marriage records (1800 to 1851), and the circuit
court papers were documented in the Order Books
of the Breckinridge Circuit Clerk, which survive.
Our Web Site
contains numerous materials, but make sure to
take a look at the Inventory of Breckinridge
County Records. If you would like to obtain a
copy of a record, it's always best to first
ascertain whether the series of records is
available from the County Archives before sending
in your request.
contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see
you soon in Hardinsburg!