Owsley County, Kentucky

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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]  
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*[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.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]   -   Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]   -   Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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]. $  
 
*'''1852-1910''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=20&categoryFilterID=34&showPaging=true Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910]. $  
*'''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>
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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>  
 
*'''1852''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1852.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1852 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*'''1852''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1852.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1852 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*'''1854''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1854.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1854 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*'''1854''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1854.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1854 Vital Statistics Births].  
*'''1874''' - Owsley County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517862}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1874''' - Owsley County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517862}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1876''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1876.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1876 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*'''1876''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1876.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1876 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*'''1877''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 Vital Statistics Births]. (Partial listing).  
 
*'''1877''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 Vital Statistics Births]. (Partial listing).  
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*'''1909''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1909b.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1909 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*'''1909''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1909b.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1909 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*'''1911-1920''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/kbi.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1911-1920 Birth Index].  
 
*'''1911-1920''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/kbi.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1911-1920 Birth Index].  
*'''1911-1999''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8788 Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999]. $  
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*'''1911-1999''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8788 Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999]. $
  
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*'''1797-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48582&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1865]. $  
 
*'''1797-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48582&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1865]. $  
 
*'''1831-1954''' - [http://www.owsleykyhist.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=905 Owsley County, Kentucky Marriages 1831-1954].  
 
*'''1831-1954''' - [http://www.owsleykyhist.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=905 Owsley County, Kentucky Marriages 1831-1954].  
 
*'''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]. $  
 
*'''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]. $  
*'''1852-1859''' - Owsley County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517861}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1859''' - Owsley County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517861}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1852-1914''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1117&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriages Records, 1852-1914]. $  
 
*'''1852-1914''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1117&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriages Records, 1852-1914]. $  
 
*'''1853''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1853.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1853 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*'''1853''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1853.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1853 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].  
 
*'''1858''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1858.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1858 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*'''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).  
 
*'''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).  
*'''1876-1879''' - Owsley County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517863}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1879''' - Owsley County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517863}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1876''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1876.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1876 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*'''1876''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1876.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1876 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*'''1877''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*'''1877''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 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]. $
 
*'''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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*[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.  

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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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Founded January 23, 1843
County Seat Booneville
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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

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.

Court

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.

  • 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

Local histories are available for Owsley 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

Newspapers

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

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

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.

  • 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

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 Owsley County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Owsley 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
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.