Owsley County, Kentucky

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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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{{KYDC}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Owsley County
 
| county = Owsley County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/owsley/ Owsley Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/owsley/ Owsley Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = Ky-owsley.png
 
| county_map = Ky-owsley.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Owsley County, Kentucky|Owsley County]]''
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== Owsley County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1850</center>
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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:{{KYOwsleycourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYOwsleycourthouse}}]]  
  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/Counties/Owsley/default.htm Owsley County Courthouse].
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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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<div style="width: 147%; float: left">
 
==== 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  ====
  
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="710" align="left" border="0"
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{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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| Arnett  
 
| Arnett  
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| Sturgeon
 
| Sturgeon
 
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| Booneville  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booneville,_Kentucky Booneville]
| Lerose  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lerose,_Kentucky Lerose]
 
| Ricetown  
 
| Ricetown  
 
| Taft
 
| Taft
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| Vincent
 
| Vincent
 
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| Cowcreek  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_Creek,_Kentucky Cowcreek]
 
| Major  
 
| Major  
 
| Southfork  
 
| Southfork  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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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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[[Image:Kyowsley.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== 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;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/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  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/owsley.html Owsley 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;  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/owsley.html Owsley 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;  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp;&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave]&nbsp;&nbsp; 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.  
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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=1083 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Owsley County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1083 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Owsley County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] may list [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195587&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Owsley&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Owsley 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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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] may list {{FHL|Kentucky%2C++Owsley|subject|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Owsley 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.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/counties/ky_county.html ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Owsley 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.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/counties/ky_county.html ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Owsley 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.  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/cemeteries/lerose.txt Lerose Cemetery, Owsley County Kentucky].  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/cemeteries/lerose.txt Lerose Cemetery, Owsley County Kentucky].  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1420441;p=collectionDetails United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850].  
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{{Historical populations
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1420440;p=collectionDetails United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850].  
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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1401638;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1850].  
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|heading = Census
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1473181;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1860].  
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/census/1860/slave.html 1860 Owsley County, Kentucky Slave Schedule].  
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|1850 |3774
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1438024;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1870].  
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|1860 |5335
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417683;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1880].  
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|1870 |3889
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1325221;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1900].
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|1880 |4942
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|1890 |5975
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|1900 |6874
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|1910 |7979
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|1920 |7820
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|1930 |7223
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|1940 |8957
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|1950 |7324
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|1960 |5369
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|1970 |5023
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|1980 |5709
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|1990 |5036
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|2000 |4858
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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|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.
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1850].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1860].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ 1860 Owsley County, Kentucky Slave Schedule].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1870].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1880].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1900].
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.topozone.com/states/Kentucky.asp?county=Owsley&feature=Church Owsley County, Kentucky Churches].  
 
*[http://www.topozone.com/states/Kentucky.asp?county=Owsley&feature=Church Owsley County, Kentucky Churches].  
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==== 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]  
*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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=738330&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Owsley+%2D+Land+and+property&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.
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*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 {{FHL|738330|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[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]&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
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=431877&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Owsley+%2D+Taxation&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
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*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 {{FHL|431877|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
 
==== 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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{{KY Vital Intro}}
*[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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===== Birth  =====
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 Vital Statistics Births]. (Partial listing).  
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1907.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1907 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/1908.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1908 Vital Statistics Births].  
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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/1909b.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1909 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/kbi.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1911-1290 Birth Index].  
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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.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=20&categoryFilterID=34&showPaging=true Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910]. $  
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*'''1874''' - Owsley County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517862}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8788 Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999]. $  
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*'''1876''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1876.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1876 Vital Statistics Births].  
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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).  
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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].  
 
*[http://www.owsleykyhist.net/ The Owsley County History and Genealogy Society].
 
*[http://www.owsleykyhist.net/ The Owsley County History and Genealogy Society].
  
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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://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195587&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Owsley&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Owsley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/ Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy].  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/ Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy].  
 
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~twspence/tim/owsley/owslarch.html Tim &amp; Valorie's Owsley County Kentucky Archives].  
 
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~twspence/tim/owsley/owslarch.html Tim &amp; Valorie's Owsley County Kentucky Archives].  
 
*[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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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.