Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Boyd County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Boyd County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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 '''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing  
 
 '''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing  
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Boyd County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Boyd County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]][http://www.boydcountyky.net/ &nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341851754578_10" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341851754578_514" />Boyd County Courthouse]<br>2800 Louisa Street<br>Catlettsburg, KY 41229<br>Phone: 606.739.5116&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, land and military records from 1860; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boyd County, Kentucky page 268, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[[Image:Boyd County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]][http://www.boydcountyky.net/ &nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341851754578_10" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341851754578_514" />Boyd County Courthouse]<br>2800 Louisa Street<br>Catlettsburg, KY 41229<br>Phone: 606.739.5116&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, land and military records from 1860; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boyd County, Kentucky page 268, {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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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Boyd%2C+Ashland|subject|disp=Ashland}}  
 
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/boyd/bios.html Biographies for Boyd County Kentucky at Genealogy Trails History Group] <br>
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/boyd/bios.html Biographies for Boyd County Kentucky at Genealogy Trails History Group] <br>
  
==== Cemeteries<br> ====
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==== Cemeteries<br> ====
  
 
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
 
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/boyd_county_cemeteries.htm Boyd County Kentucky Cemetery Records at Access Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/boyd_county_cemeteries.htm Boyd County Kentucky Cemetery Records at Access Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/boyd.html The Tombstone Transcription Project-Boyd County]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/boyd.html The Tombstone Transcription Project-Boyd County]  
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
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*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>  
 
*[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 rave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=998 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Boyd County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A rave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=998 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Boyd County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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{{Census|Kentucky}}  
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/census.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Census] <br>[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/Boyd/ Census online-Boyd Co.,Kentucky]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/census.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Census] <br>[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/Boyd/ Census online-Boyd Co.,Kentucky]  
 
*[http://easternkentuckygenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/02/boyd-county-poor-house-1870.html Eastern Kentucky Genealogy-Boyd County, Kentucky Poor House 1870]
 
*[http://easternkentuckygenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/02/boyd-county-poor-house-1870.html Eastern Kentucky Genealogy-Boyd County, Kentucky Poor House 1870]
  
==== Church <br> ====
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LDS Ward Branch Records<br>*{{FHL|358605|subject-id|disp=Ashland}}  
 
LDS Ward Branch Records<br>*{{FHL|358605|subject-id|disp=Ashland}}  
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
==== Local Histories<br> ====
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==== Local Histories<br> ====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/history.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-History]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/history.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-History]  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
==== <br>Military<br> ====
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==== <br>Military<br> ====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/military.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Military]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/military.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Military]  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
==== <br>Newspaper<br> ====
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==== <br>Newspaper<br> ====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/news.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives Newspapers]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/news.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives Newspapers]&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
  
==== <br>Obituaries<br> ====
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==== <br>Obituaries<br> ====
  
 
[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/obits.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Obituraries]  
 
[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/obits.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Obituraries]  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== <br>Vital Records<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1276881754979_493" /><br> ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/deaths.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives- Deaths]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/deaths.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives- Deaths]  
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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
  
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*[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]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Boyd County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Boyd County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 16, 1860
County Seat Catlettsburg
Courthouse
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Contents

Quick Dates

Boyd County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing


County Courthouse

Boyd County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
 Boyd County Courthouse
2800 Louisa Street
Catlettsburg, KY 41229
Phone: 606.739.5116 

County Clerk has marriage, land and military records from 1860;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records[1]

History

Parent County

1860--Boyd County was created 16 February 1860 from Greenup, Carter and Lawrence Counties.
County seat: Catlettsburg [2]

Boundary Changes

There has been no changes to Boyd County boundaries since it was created.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Ashland Durbin Meads Sandy Furnace
Big Sandy Junction Fairview Millseat Savage Branch
Boltsfork Garner Normal Summit
Burnaugh Ironville Princess West Fairview
Cannonsburg Kavanaugh Rockdale Westwood
Catlettsburg Lockwood Rush Winslow
Coalton Mavity

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc.

Cemeteries

Kentucky 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.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18708,573
188012,16541.9%
189014,03315.4%
190018,83434.2%
191023,44424.5%
192029,28124.9%
193043,84949.8%
194045,9384.8%
195049,9498.7%
196052,1634.4%
197052,3760.4%
198055,5136.0%
199051,150−7.9%
200049,752−2.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21019.txt

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


Church

LDS Ward Branch Records
*Ashland

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps


Military

Miscellaneous


Newspaper


Obituaries

Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Obituraries

Probate

Taxation


Vital Records


Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boyd County, Kentucky page 268, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).