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''[[United States|[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog ]United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Boyd_County,_Kentucky|Boyd County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Boyd_County,_Kentucky|Boyd County]]''  
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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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== Quick Dates ==
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== Boyd County Kentucky Courthouse ==
  
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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[[Image:Boyd County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]&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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== History  ==
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== Boyd County Kentucky History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
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== Boyd County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*[[Wayne County, West Virginia|Wayne County, West Virginia]]
 
*[[Wayne County, West Virginia|Wayne County, West Virginia]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Boyd County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyboyd.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== 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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{{KY Church Intro}}
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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.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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==== Genealogy  ====
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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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{{KY Land}}
  
 
*[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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{{KY 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
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
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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  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/boyd/military.html Kentucky Genealogy Trails-Military Records for Boyd County Kentucky]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/boyd/military.html Kentucky Genealogy Trails-Military Records for Boyd County Kentucky]
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:- [[14th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|14th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company C.
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:- [[27th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|27th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company I.<br>
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:- [[39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company E.
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:- [[40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company D.
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:- [[45th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|45th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F and G.
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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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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*[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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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/boyd/obits.html Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Obituraries]  
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==== <br>Obituaries<br>  ====
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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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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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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)
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records ====
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
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*'''1859''' - Boyd County Birth Index 1859. Batch {{IGI|C517101}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Boyd County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517102}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1875''' - Boyd County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517103}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1877-1878''' - Boyd County Marriage Index 1877-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517104}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
==== <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]  
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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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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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== Boyd County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
 
*[http://www.thebookplace.org/ Boyd County Public Library]  
 
*[http://www.thebookplace.org/ Boyd County Public Library]  
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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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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Websites  ==
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== Boyd County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
 
*[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>
  
== References  ==
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== Boyd County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
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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
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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

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 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

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

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

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Boyd County, Kentucky served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Boyd County, Kentucky:

- 14th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company C.
- 27th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company I.
- 39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company E.
- 40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company D.
- 45th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F and G.

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.