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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Floyd_County,_Kentucky|Floyd County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Floyd County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://elect.ky.gov/countyclerks.htm Kentucky: State Board of Elections-County Clerks] has contact information on all Kentucky County Clerks. Scroll down to find desired county or use the index at the top of the page.
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{{KYDC}}
  
[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Floyd/ Kentucky Court of Justice, Floyd County] has contact information for Floyd County, Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Floyd County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| county_map = Floyd_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1799
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| founded date = December 13
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| seat wl = Prestonburg
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}}
  
== History ==
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== Floyd County Kentucky Courthouse ==
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| width="100%" align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Floyd County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Floyd County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Floyd County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Floyd County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Floyd County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Floyd County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:{{KYFloydcourthouse}}]]
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[[Image:{{KYFloydcourthouse}}]]<br>[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/floyd/ Floyd County Courthouse]<br>3rd Avenue<br>Prestonsburg, KY 41653<br>Phone: 606.886.3816<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd County, Kentucky page 270, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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== Floyd County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1799'''--Floyd County&nbsp;was created 13 December 1799&nbsp;from [[Fleming County, Kentucky|Fleming]], [[Montgomery County, Kentucky|Montgomery]] and [[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Prestonburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1799'''--Floyd County&nbsp;was created 13 December 1799&nbsp;from [[Fleming County, Kentucky|Fleming]], [[Montgomery County, Kentucky|Montgomery]] and [[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Prestonsburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
1820 Perry County was created from Clay and Floyd counties.<br>1821 Pike County was created from Floyd County.<br>1821 Lawrence County was created from Floyd and Greenup counties<br>1822 Morgan County was created from Floyd and Bath Counties.<br>1843 Johnson County was created from Floyd, Lawrence and Morgan Counties.<br>1860 Magoffin County was created from Floyd, Johnson and Morgan counties.<br>1870 Martin County was created from Floyd, Lawrence, Johnson, and Pike counites.<br>1884 Knott County was created from Breathitt, Floyd, Letcher, and Perry counties.
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'''1820''' Perry County was created from Clay and Floyd counties.<br>'''1821''' Pike County was created from Floyd County.<br>'''1821''' Lawrence County was created from Floyd and Greenup counties<br>'''1822''' Morgan County was created from Floyd and Bath Counties.<br>'''1843''' Johnson County was created from Floyd, Lawrence and Morgan Counties.<br>'''1860''' Magoffin County was created from Floyd, Johnson and Morgan counties.<br>'''1870''' Martin County was created from Floyd, Lawrence, Johnson, and Pike counites.<br>'''1884''' Knott County was created from Breathitt, Floyd, Letcher, and Perry counties.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1808--''' A disaster destroyed some records.
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'''1808--''' A disaster destroyed some records.  
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Floyd County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Allen City  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen,_Kentucky Allen City]
 
| David  
 
| David  
 
| Hunter  
 
| Hunter  
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| Sloan
 
| Sloan
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=1108569&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Floyd%2C+Auxier&columns=*,0,0 Auxier]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Floyd%2C+Auxier|subject|disp=Auxier}}
 
| Dwale  
 
| Dwale  
 
| Lackey  
 
| Lackey  
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| Beaver Junction  
 
| Beaver Junction  
 
| Endicott  
 
| Endicott  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195340&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Floyd%2C+Martin&columns=*,0,0 Martin]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Floyd%2C+Martin|subject|disp=Martin}}
 
| Warco
 
| Warco
 
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| Betsy Layne  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_Layne,_Kentucky Betsy Layne]
 
| Estill  
 
| Estill  
 
| McDowell  
 
| McDowell  
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| Galveston  
 
| Galveston  
 
| Melvin  
 
| Melvin  
| Wayland
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayland,_Kentucky Wayland]
 
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| Blue River  
 
| Blue River  
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| Weeksbury
 
| Weeksbury
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=906795&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Floyd%2C+Bonanza&columns=*,0,0 Bonanza]
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| Glo  
 
| Glo  
 
| Minnie  
 
| Minnie  
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| Halo  
 
| Halo  
 
| Orkney  
 
| Orkney  
| Wheelwright
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheelwright,_Kentucky Wheelwright]
 
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| Burton  
 
| Burton  
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| Colliver  
 
| Colliver  
 
| Hippo  
 
| Hippo  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195341&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Floyd%2C+Prestonsburg&columns=*,0,0 Prestonburg]
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| Wonder
 
| Wonder
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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*[[Johnson County, Kentucky|Johnson <br>]]
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*[[Knott County, Kentucky|Knott<br>]]
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*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky|Magoffin <br>]]
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*[[Martin County, Kentucky|Martin <br>]]
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*[[Pike County, Kentucky|Pike]]
  
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== Floyd County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Image:Kyfloyd.png|thumb|right|400px|Kyfloyd.png]]
  
*[[Johnson County, Kentucky|Johnson <br>]]
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==== African American  ====
*[[Knott County, Kentucky|Knott<br>]]
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*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky|Magoffin <br>]]
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*[[Martin County, Kentucky|Martin <br>]]
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*[[Pike County, Kentucky|Pike]]
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== Resources  ==
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
  
==== Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc. ====
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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==== Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc. ====
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/flfam.htm Family Files at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/gedcoms.html Family Gedcom Files at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/floyd.htm KYGenWeb, Floyd County page]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/flfam.htm Family Files at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/gedcoms.html Family Gedcom Files at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/floyd.htm KYGenWeb, Floyd County page]  
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*'''[Huff]''' Pratt, Warren C. "Finding the Father of Henry Pratt of Southeastern Kentucky," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 100, No. 2 (June 2012):85-103. Digital version at [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/publications NGS website] ($); {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng}}.
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*'''[Pratt]''' Pratt, Warren C. "Finding the Father of Henry Pratt of Southeastern Kentucky," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 100, No. 2 (June 2012):85-103. Digital version at [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/publications NGS website] ($); {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng}}.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/floyd_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy, Floyd County, Kentucky Cemetery Records] <br>[http://www.interment.net/US/ky/floyd.htm Interment.net-Floyd, Kentucky]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/flcem.htm The Tombstone Transcription Project Floyd county Cemeteries]
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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.  
  
==== Census ====
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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://genealogytrails.com/ken/floyd/census.html Floyd County Genealoy Trails Census Data]
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*[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.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1024 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Floyd County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/floyd.html Floyd Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*The [[Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] lists {{FHL|689615|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Floyd County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3963&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=40&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Floyd County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/floyd_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy Floyd County Cemetery Records]
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*[http://www.interment.net/US/ky/floyd.htm Interment.net-Floyd, Kentucky]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/flcem.htm The Tombstone Transcription Project Floyd county Cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1810= 3485
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| 1820= 8207
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| 1830= 4347
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| 1840= 6302
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| 1850= 5714
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| 1860= 6388
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| 1870= 7877
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| 1880= 10176
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| 1890= 11256
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| 1900= 15552
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| 1910= 18623
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| 1920= 27427
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| 1930= 41942
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| 1940= 52986
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| 1950= 53500
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| 1960= 41642
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| 1970= 35889
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| 1980= 48764
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| 1990= 43586
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| 2000= 42441
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[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/floyd/census.html Floyd County Genealoy Trails Census Data]  
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/flcensus.htm Floyd Co., KY Census Records] at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/flcensus.htm Floyd Co., KY Census Records] at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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[http://elect.ky.gov/countyclerks.htm Kentucky: State Board of Elections-County Clerks] has contact information on all Kentucky County Clerks. Scroll down to find desired county or use the index at the top of the page.
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[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Floyd/ Kentucky Court of Justice, Floyd County] has contact information for Floyd County, Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk. <br>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/kentucky_land_warrants_floyd.htm Kentucky Land Warrants at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/kentucky_land_warrants_floyd.htm Kentucky Land Warrants at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.org/maps/kentucky/ Kentucky Digital Map Library] Scroll down the page for links to early Floyd County maps.
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/kentucky/ Kentucky Digital Map Library] Scroll down the page for links to early Floyd County maps.  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/flmil.htm Military Information at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]
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===== Civil War  =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|1st Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]]. Companies A, B, C, and D.
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====== Civil War Battles&nbsp;  ======
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Floyd County.&nbsp;
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*November 8-9, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky003.htm Ivy Mountain], also known as Ivy Creek, Ivy Narrows<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky003.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August, 2012)</ref>
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*January 10, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky005.htm Middle Creek]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August, 2012)</ref><br>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KYmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/flmil.htm Military Information at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]  
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Obituaries ====
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*'''1860-1983''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to E (1860-1983)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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==== Obituaries ====
  
 
[http://floydcountytimes.com/pages/news_obituaries Current Obituraries at The Floyd County Times]  
 
[http://floydcountytimes.com/pages/news_obituaries Current Obituraries at The Floyd County Times]  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1859''' - Floyd County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517331}} 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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*'''1874-1875''' - Floyd County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517332}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875-1876''' - Floyd County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517333}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1855-1859''' - Floyd County Marriage Index 1855-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517331}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875-1876''' - Floyd County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|M517334}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Floyd County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517335}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/births.htm Floyd Births at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]<br>See [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/floyd.htm KYGenWeb, Floyd County page] for excel files of Floyd County births 1911-1920<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/births.htm Deaths at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.] <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/marriages.htm Floyd Co. Marriages at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.] <br>[http://www.jeanhounshellpeppers.com/floydcomarriage.html Marriage License of Floyd County Kentucky From 1808-1844]
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/births.htm Floyd Births at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]<br>See [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/floyd.htm KYGenWeb, Floyd County page] for excel files of Floyd County births 1911-1920<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/births.htm Deaths at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.] <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/marriages.htm Floyd Co. Marriages at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.] <br>[http://www.jeanhounshellpeppers.com/floydcomarriage.html Marriage License of Floyd County Kentucky From 1808-1844]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Floyd County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Martin Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Floyd County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/floyd.htmUSGenWeb KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/floyd.htmUSGenWeb KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195339&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Floyd&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Floyd|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Floyd/ Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Floyd County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
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Guide to Floyd County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

Floyd County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Floyd County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1808 1852 1810 1810 1866
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Floyd County Courthouse, Prestonburg, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Floyd County Courthouse
3rd Avenue
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Phone: 606.886.3816[1]

Floyd County Kentucky History

Parent County

1799--Floyd County was created 13 December 1799 from Fleming, Montgomery and Mason Counties.
County seat: Prestonsburg [2]

Boundary Changes

1820 Perry County was created from Clay and Floyd counties.
1821 Pike County was created from Floyd County.
1821 Lawrence County was created from Floyd and Greenup counties
1822 Morgan County was created from Floyd and Bath Counties.
1843 Johnson County was created from Floyd, Lawrence and Morgan Counties.
1860 Magoffin County was created from Floyd, Johnson and Morgan counties.
1870 Martin County was created from Floyd, Lawrence, Johnson, and Pike counites.
1884 Knott County was created from Breathitt, Floyd, Letcher, and Perry counties.

Record Loss

1808-- A disaster destroyed some records.

Floyd County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Allen City David Hunter Printer
Alvin Dema Ivel Pryamid
Amba Dotson Jacks Creek Risner
Arkansas Drift Justell Sloan
Auxier Dwale Lackey Stanville
Banner East McDowell Lancer Teaberry
Bays Branch Eastern Langley Thomas
Beaver Emma Ligon Tram
Beaver Junction Endicott Martin Warco
Betsy Layne Estill McDowell Watergap
Blue Moon Galveston Melvin Wayland
Blue River Garrett Midas Weeksbury
Bonanza Glo Minnie Welco Station
Brainard Goodloe New Allen West Garrett
Buckingham Grethel Northern West Prestonburg
Bull Creek Halo Orkney Wheelwright
Burton Harold Osborn Wheelwright Junction
Cliff Hi Hat Porter Junction Witaker
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Floyd County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc.

Family Files at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
Family Gedcom Files at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
KYGenWeb, Floyd County page

  • [Huff] Pratt, Warren C. "Finding the Father of Henry Pratt of Southeastern Kentucky," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 100, No. 2 (June 2012):85-103. Digital version at NGS website ($); FHL Book 973 B2ng.
  • [Pratt] Pratt, Warren C. "Finding the Father of Henry Pratt of Southeastern Kentucky," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 100, No. 2 (June 2012):85-103. Digital version at NGS website ($); FHL Book 973 B2ng.

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.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Floyd Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18103,485
18208,207135.5%
18304,347−47.0%
18406,30245.0%
18505,714−9.3%
18606,38811.8%
18707,87723.3%
188010,17629.2%
189011,25610.6%
190015,55238.2%
191018,62319.7%
192027,42747.3%
193041,94252.9%
194052,98626.3%
195053,5001.0%
196041,642−22.2%
197035,889−13.8%
198048,76435.9%
199043,586−10.6%
200042,441−2.6%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21071.txt

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

Floyd County Genealoy Trails Census Data

Floyd Co., KY Census Records at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.

Church

Court

Kentucky: State Board of Elections-County Clerks has contact information on all Kentucky County Clerks. Scroll down to find desired county or use the index at the top of the page.

Kentucky Court of Justice, Floyd County has contact information for Floyd County, Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk.

Land

Kentucky Land Warrants at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.

Local Histories

Floyd County, Kentucky at Wikipedia

Maps

Kentucky Digital Map Library Scroll down the page for links to early Floyd County maps.

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Floyd 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 Floyd County, Kentucky:

- 1st Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate). Companies A, B, C, and D.
Civil War Battles 

The following Civil War battles were fought in Floyd County. 

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.

Military Information at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.

Newspapers

The Floyd County Times

Probate

Obituaries

Current Obituraries at The Floyd County Times

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1859 - Floyd County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517331 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1874-1875 - Floyd County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517332 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875-1876 - Floyd County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch C517333 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriage
  • 1855-1859 - Floyd County Marriage Index 1855-1859. Batch M517331 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875-1876 - Floyd County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch M517334 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1876-1878 - Floyd County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517335 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Unsorted

Floyd Births at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
See KYGenWeb, Floyd County page for excel files of Floyd County births 1911-1920
Deaths at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
Floyd Co. Marriages at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
Marriage License of Floyd County Kentucky From 1808-1844

Floyd County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Floyd County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Floyd County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd County, Kentucky page 270, 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August, 2012)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 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.