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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Owsley_County,_Kentucky|Owsley County]]''
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Guide to '''Owsley County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== Owsley County Kentucky Courthouse ==
 
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== Quick Dates ==
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Owsley County's civil records start the following years:
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
 
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[[Image:{{KYOwsleycourthouse}}]]  
  
<br>[http://www.owsleycountykentucky.org/ Owsley County Courthouse. ]<br>154 Main Street<br>Booneville, KY 41314<br>Phone:. 606.593.5735&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk&nbsp;has marriage, probate and land records from 1929.<br> Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Owsley County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<br>[http://www.owsleycountykentucky.org/ Owsley County Courthouse. ]<br>154 Main Street<br>Booneville, KY 41314<br>Phone:. 606.593.5735<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Owsley County, Kentucky page 274, {{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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== Owsley County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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'''1929, 1967--'''Disasters destroyed most of the records.  
 
'''1929, 1967--'''Disasters destroyed most of the records.  
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Owsley County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Perry County, Kentucky|Perry]]
 
*[[Perry County, Kentucky|Perry]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky_Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1852.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1852 Vital Statistics Births].  
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===== Birth =====
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1854.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1854 Vital Statistics Births].  
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1876.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1876 Vital Statistics Births].  
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*'''1852-1910''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=20&categoryFilterID=34&showPaging=true Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910]. $
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 Vital Statistics Births]. (Partial listing).  
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*'''1852-1859''' - Owsley County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517861}} 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/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1907.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1907 Vital Statistics Births].  
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*'''1852''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1852.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1852 Vital Statistics Births].  
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1908.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1908 Vital Statistics Births].  
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*'''1854''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1854.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1854 Vital Statistics Births].  
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1909b.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1909 Vital Statistics Births].  
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*'''1874''' - Owsley County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517862}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/kbi.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1911-1290 Birth Index].  
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*'''1876''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1876.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1876 Vital Statistics Births].  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=20&categoryFilterID=34&showPaging=true Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910]. $  
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*'''1877''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 Vital Statistics Births]. (Partial listing).  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8788 Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999]. $  
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*'''1907''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1907.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1907 Vital Statistics Births].  
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*'''1908''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1908.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1908 Vital Statistics Births].  
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*'''1909''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1909b.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1909 Vital Statistics Births].  
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*'''1911-1920''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/kbi.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1911-1920 Birth Index].  
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*'''1911-1999''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8788 Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999]. $
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1797-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48582&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1865]. $
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*'''1831-1954''' - [http://www.owsleykyhist.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=905 Owsley County, Kentucky Marriages 1831-1954].
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*'''1851-1900''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4428&o_xid=0039743482&o_lid=0039743482&o_xt=39743482&cj=1&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0001155785 Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900]. $
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*'''1852-1859''' - Owsley County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517861}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1914''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1117&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriages Records, 1852-1914]. $  
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*'''1853''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1853.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1853 Vital Statistics Marriage].
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*'''1854''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1854.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1854 Vital Statistics Marriage].
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*'''1858''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1858.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1858 Vital Statistics Marriage].
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*'''1859''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1859.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1859 Vital Statistics Marriage]. (Though the film labels these marriages as 1859 they're dated 1858).
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*'''1876-1879''' - Owsley County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517863}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1876.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1876 Vital Statistics Marriage].
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*'''1877''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 Vital Statistics Marriage].
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*'''1878''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1878.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1878 Vital Statistics Marriage].
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*'''1973-1999''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8787&o_xid=0039743482&o_lid=0039743482&o_xt=39743482&cj=1&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0001155785 Kentucky Marriage Index, 1973-1999]. $
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===== Death =====
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/deaths/ Owsley County Deaths], 1911-1946.  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/deaths/ Owsley County Deaths], 1911-1946.  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1222&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953]. $  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1222&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953]. $  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3077&o_xid=0039743482&o_lid=0039743482&o_xt=39743482&cj=1&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0001155785 Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000]. $
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3077&o_xid=0039743482&o_lid=0039743482&o_xt=39743482&cj=1&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0001155785 Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000]. $
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1853.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1853 Vital Statistics Marriage].
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1854.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1854 Vital Statistics Marriage].
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1858.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1858 Vital Statistics Marriage].
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1859.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1859 Vital Statistics Marriage]. (Though the film labels these marriages as 1859 they're dated 1858).
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1876.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1876 Vital Statistics Marriage].
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 Vital Statistics Marriage].
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1878.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1878 Vital Statistics Marriage].
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48582&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1865]. $
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*[http://www.owsleykyhist.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=905 Owsley County, Kentucky Marriages 1831-1954].
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1117&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriages Records, 1852-1914]. $
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4428&o_xid=0039743482&o_lid=0039743482&o_xt=39743482&cj=1&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0001155785 Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900]. $
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8787&o_xid=0039743482&o_lid=0039743482&o_xt=39743482&cj=1&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0001155785 Kentucky Marriage Index, 1973-1999]. $
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.owsleycokyhist.org/ Owsley County Historical Society].  
 
*[http://www.owsleycokyhist.org/ Owsley County Historical Society].  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/owsley/ Owsley County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/owsley/ Owsley County KYGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Owsley/ Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Owsley/ Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Guide to Owsley County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Seat Booneville
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Contents

Owsley County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Owsley County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1852
1852
1850
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Owsley County Courthouse, Booneville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.


Owsley County Courthouse.
154 Main Street
Booneville, KY 41314
Phone:. 606.593.5735[1]

Owsley County Kentucky History

Parent County

1843--Owsley County was created 23 January 1843 from Clay, Estill and Breathitt Counties.  County seat: Booneville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1929, 1967--Disasters destroyed most of the records.

Owsley County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arnett Eversole Mistletoe Stay
Blake Island City Pebworth Sturgeon
Booneville Lerose Ricetown Taft
Chestnut Gap Levi Scoville Travellers Rest
Conkling Lucky Fork Sebastian Vincent
Cowcreek Major Southfork Whoopflarea
Endee


Neighboring Counties

Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 3,774
1860 5,335 41.4%
1870 3,889 −27.1%
1880 4,942 27.1%
1890 5,975 20.9%
1900 6,874 15.0%
1910 7,979 16.1%
1920 7,820 −2.0%
1930 7,223 −7.6%
1940 8,957 24.0%
1950 7,324 −18.2%
1960 5,369 −26.7%
1970 5,023 −6.4%
1980 5,709 13.7%
1990 5,036 −11.8%
2000 4,858 −3.5%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Owsley County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

Church

Court

Land

  • The KY Land Office
  • Many Land records for Owsley County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Schools

  • Schools. Anglin, Bee Branch, Bethelehem, Bradshaw, Cortland, Fish Creek, Highland, Indian Creek, Lerose, Leroy, Moores, Riverside, Rockhouse, Royal Oak, Walnut Grove.

Taxation

  • Many Land records for Owsley County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Owsley County, Kentucky page 274, 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/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.