Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy

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== Quick Dates ==
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== County Courthouse ==
 
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Boyd County's civil records start the following years:
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[[Image:Boyd County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Boyd County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]][http://www.boydcountyky.net/ Boyd County Courthouse]<br>2800 Louisa Street<br>Catlettsburg, KY 41229<br>Phone: 606.739.5116<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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== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
  
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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.  
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/cems.html Boyd County Kentucky Cemeteries and Tombstones]&nbsp; [may need to scroll down the page to see]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/boyd/cems.html Boyd County Kentucky Cemeteries and Tombstones]&nbsp; [may need to scroll down the page to see]  
 
*[http://www.deliverancefarm.com/webdoc5.htm Klaiber Cemetery]&nbsp; scroll down page to see list of burials.  
 
*[http://www.deliverancefarm.com/webdoc5.htm Klaiber Cemetery]&nbsp; scroll down page to see list of burials.  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/boyd/cemindex.html Cemetery Transcriptions for Boyd County, Kentucky at Genealogy Trails History Group]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/boyd/cemindex.html Cemetery Transcriptions for Boyd County, Kentucky at Genealogy Trails History Group]  
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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]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/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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==== Church <br> ====
  
 
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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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*'''[Clay]''' Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. ''The Clay Family.'' Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/clayfamily00smit Internet Archive] - free.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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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]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/boyd/history.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-History]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyd_County,_Kentucky Wikipedia-Boyd County, Kentucky]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyd_County,_Kentucky Wikipedia-Boyd County, Kentucky]  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives] ~ The Archives of Appalachia
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives] ~ The Archives of Appalachia
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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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==== Military ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/military.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Military]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/boyd/military.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Military]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/ww1memorial.htm Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-World War I Memorial]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/boyd/ww1memorial.htm Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-World War I Memorial]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
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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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==== Newspaper ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/news.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives Newspapers]&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/boyd/news.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives Newspapers]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[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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[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/obits.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Obituraries]  
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/boyd/obits.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Obituraries]  
  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1860-1962''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1860 to 1962|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== <br>Vital Records<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1276881754979_493" /><br> ====
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==== Vital Records ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/deaths.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives- Deaths]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/boyd/deaths.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives- Deaths]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/marr.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Marriages]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/boyd/marr.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Marriages]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyboyd/Vitals/marriages1875/index.html (Boyd County Kentucky) Marriages]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyboyd/Vitals/marriages1875/index.html (Boyd County Kentucky) Marriages]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyboyd/Vitals/marriagesnegro1895/index.html (Boyd County Kentucky) Negro Marriages]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyboyd/Vitals/marriagesnegro1895/index.html (Boyd County Kentucky) Negro Marriages]  
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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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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyboyd/ Boyd County at Kentucky Kinfolk]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyboyd/ Boyd County at Kentucky Kinfolk]&nbsp;  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/toc.html USGenWeb Archives-Boyd County Ky]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/boyd/toc.html USGenWeb Archives-Boyd County Ky]  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/boyd/ Boyd County, KY at Genealogy Trails History Group]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/boyd/ Boyd County, KY at Genealogy Trails History Group]  
 
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Boyd|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Boyd|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/toc.html USGenWeb Archives-Boyd County Ky]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/boyd/toc.html USGenWeb Archives-Boyd County Ky]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Boyd/ Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium) <br>
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Boyd/ Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium) <br>
  
 
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Boyd County, Kentucky
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Founded February 16, 1860
County Seat Catlettsburg
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1860 1860 1860 1870 1860 1860
*Many years between 1860 and 1911 are missing
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Boyd County Courthouse
2800 Louisa Street
Catlettsburg, KY 41229
Phone: 606.739.5116[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

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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

Genealogy

  • [Clay] Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. The Clay Family. Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.

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, 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).