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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.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*Find A 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp 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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*[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.
  
 
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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 [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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*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  ====
 
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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].  

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Owsley County, Kentucky
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Map of Kentucky highlighting Owsley County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 23, 1843
County Seat Booneville
Courthouse
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Owsley County

County Courthouse

Owsley County Courthouse, Booneville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

History

Parent County

1843--Owsley County was created 23 January 1843 from Clay, Estill and Breathitt Counties.  County seat: Booneville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

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

Resources

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

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

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).