Boyd County, Kentucky

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Guide to Boyd County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.

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Boyd County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 16, 1860
County Seat Catlettsburg
Courthouse
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Contents

Boyd County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Boyd County, Kentucky 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]

Boyd County Kentucky 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

Boyd County Kentucky 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

Boyd County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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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 census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.


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

Local histories are available for Boyd County, Kentucky. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspaper

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Boyd County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:


Obituaries

Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Obituraries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Boyd County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Boyd County, Kentucky Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Boyd County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Boyd County, Kentucky Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth
  • 1859 - Boyd County Birth Index 1859. Batch C517101 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Boyd County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517102 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1875 - Boyd County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517103 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1877-1878 - Boyd County Marriage Index 1877-1878. Batch M517104 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
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Boyd County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Boyd County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Boyd County Kentucky Genealogy 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.